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Roadway Safety Coalition Applauds Inclusion of Rural Road Safety Amendment in ... - Sacramento Bee

Roadway Safety Coalition Applauds Inclusion of Rural Road Safety Amendment in ... - Sacramento Bee | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Yahoo! Contributors NetworkRoadway Safety Coalition Applauds Inclusion of Rural Road Safety Amendment in ...Sacramento BeeBy American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) WASHINGTON, March 15, 2012 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Roadway...
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Rural TV Launches MyRuralTV.com - Broadcasting & Cable

Rural TV Launches MyRuralTV.comBroadcasting & CableBy George Winslow -- Broadcasting & Cable, 3/15/2012 7:05:51 PM Rural TV has launched a new website, MyRuralTV.com, which will work with the network's news team to provide users with breaking news,...
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GOOD Maker Challenge: Create Your Own Crowdsourcing Competition

GOOD Maker Challenge: Create Your Own Crowdsourcing Competition | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
We’ve always known that the GOOD community is full of passionate, innovative people, and with the help of GOOD Maker, we’ve seen many of your ideas come to life to create real-world impact.
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We simply can't afford to pay for our old age - Telegraph

We simply can't afford to pay for our old age - Telegraph | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

Britain must learn to be self-reliant again before the country's triple-A
rating is lost because of excessive public spending on an ageing
population.

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Creating the Livable, Walkable Community

Creating the Livable, Walkable Community | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

An older story from Huff Post about creating walkable communities, but worth revisiting. One of the more interesting and exciting aspects of the "new urbanism" movement is that the next paradigm could well be much more than the return to the close-knit community of small villages and towns.

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Pink slime controversy helps Maine beef farmers - WCSH-TV

Pink slime controversy helps Maine beef farmers - WCSH-TV | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

Pink slime controversy helps Maine beef farmersWCSH-TVFor some small farms here in Maine, it's been a blessing in disguise. Pink slime is a ground beef filler made from spare meat trimmings and treated with Ammonium Hydroxide.

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What's Your Walk Score?

What's Your Walk Score? | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Calculate the walkability of any address, neighborhood or city and search for aparments and rentals by commute time, near transit, near car shares, and more! (How walkable is your neighborhood? Use this tool to get a score.
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Join the Fight! A Message from Bill McKibben

Join the Fight! A Message from Bill McKibben | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
RT @commondreams: Time to end the billions in subsidies the fossil fuel industry gets each year, says Bill McKibben (video) http://t.co/F8agoHGp #renewable...
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Bike the Brooklyn Bridge/Water Taxi Back Day Trip - Brooklyn Mamas | Brooklyn Guide for Kids and Families

Bike the Brooklyn Bridge/Water Taxi Back Day Trip - Brooklyn Mamas | Brooklyn Guide for Kids and Families | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Are you a bike friendly family?This looks simply amazing: http://t.co/OJEs8M3T...
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Building timber raised beds in your driveway

Building timber raised beds in your driveway | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Digging up your driveway to create raised beds is many a gardener's dream... putting it into practice (and still allowing for car parking) is quite another matter. Simon Watkins walks us through how he did it.
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Your Neighborhood Can Affect Your Heart Health - US News and World Report

Your Neighborhood Can Affect Your Heart Health - US News and World Report | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
People living near parks and trails, with access to fresh food, had healthier hearts (Your Neighborhood can affect your Heart: #Parks, #Trails, Healthy Food - http://t.co/DkhPU3ne -MT @DSchvejda #walkable #bikable...
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A second dose of green projects for concrete-heavy western Queens 

A second dose of green projects for concrete-heavy western Queens  | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Healthy food options are few and far between for residents of the sprawling Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City.
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Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leaders | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions -- and offers 3 powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite.
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Sustainable farming on a local front | gcsunade.com

Sustainable farming on a local front | gcsunade.com | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Georgia College's graduates have gone on to accomplish and discover great things, as they continue to shape their ways of living and interests after college. For two of those graduates, Chelsea Losh and Bobby Jones, their ...
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Struggling Dairy Farmers Calling it Quits - WNEP-TV

Struggling Dairy Farmers Calling it Quits - WNEP-TV | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

Struggling Dairy Farmers Calling it Quits.  WNEP-TVThere are a number of reasons for that, according to people in the agriculture industry including a sluggish economy and an aging population of dairy farmers.

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Socially disadvantaged farmers targeted - Times-Journal

Socially disadvantaged farmers targeted - Times-Journal | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Socially disadvantaged farmers targetedTimes-JournalThe US Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency in Alabama has funds available for socially disadvantaged applicants who want to buy or operate a family-size farm.
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Placemaking: Not Your Average Speakers, Tampa Bay

Placemaking: Not Your Average Speakers, Tampa Bay | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
The Gasparilla Music Festival. Rock The Park. The Food Truck Fiesta. The Tampa Riverwalk. New museums. Funky restaurants. Fabulous performances and art shows. An extended streetcar line. Wider sidewalks. Additional bicycle lanes. Audience member: (RT @tuckerhall: Summary of the last 83 Degrees event.
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Time to Rediscover Poverty

Time to Rediscover Poverty | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

Barbara Ehrenreich: A new and more accurate understanding of American povIn this essay, from TomDispatch and The Nation, Barbara Ehrenreich looks at our history of blaming the poor for their economic struggles—and how we can start a new conversation about poverty.erty is long overdue.

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Seeking Bike-Friendly Businesses | East Bay Bicycle Coalition

Seeking Bike-Friendly Businesses | East Bay Bicycle Coalition | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
RT @eastbayeda: Nominations open for #EastBay top bike-friendly biz's.
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IMPROVE IT: City Biking from Strombo.com

IMPROVE IT: City Biking from Strombo.com | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
RT @mjbowerman: RT @strombo: Riding a bicycle shouldn't be so deadly. Here's how some cities have built bike-friendly roads... http://t.co/7fEDJM5B ......
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Bike to the Best of Monterey County 2012 | Bicycling Monterey

Bike to the Best of Monterey County 2012 | Bicycling Monterey | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
RT @HERHelmetThurs: @CelesteW831 Lots of extra bike-friendly spots among @MCWeekly Best of Monterey County winners!
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Tiered Mobilegro Rolling Container Garden is Ideal for Small-Space Planting

Tiered Mobilegro Rolling Container Garden is Ideal for Small-Space Planting | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
No land? The Mobilegro is a portable, decorative solution for courtyards, patios, porches, and balcony gardening.
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A high-tech corporate giant strengthens a walkable, transit-accessible neighborhood | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

A high-tech corporate giant strengthens a walkable, transit-accessible neighborhood | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
         Despite being all-in with blogging and social media, I’ll confess to some ambivalence toward electronic media that displace bricks-and-mortar retail experiences.  Whether it’s Apple’s iTunes dealing the final death blow to music stores or...
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China's farming calendar 'out of step' with global warming - AlertNet

China's farming calendar 'out of step' with global warming - AlertNet | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
[BEIJING] The traditional Chinese farming calendar, still used by millions of farmers to guide their farming activities, should be adapted to reflect global warming, say scientists.
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Educational Technology Guy: 10 Great, Free Apps for Students for Notetaking and Class Planning

Educational Technology Guy: 10 Great, Free Apps for Students for Notetaking and Class Planning | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

As a guy who goes to many meetings, I take a lot of notes on my computer.  Thought I'd share this list of great notetaking apps for students.

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