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How To Make Your Company Green - The Business Journals

How To Make Your Company Green - The Business Journals | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Helping your company adopt more environmentally-friendly business practices is an...
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From Microfinance to Metafinance: A New Tool to Fight Global Poverty

From Microfinance to Metafinance: A New Tool to Fight Global Poverty | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
The microfinance revolution created new ways for the world's poor to secure loans. But microfinance institutions normally don't have the capacity or authority to finance community-level infrastructure projects.
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The Ole Community Garden

The Ole Community Garden | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Peppers, tomatoes, ochre, beets, summer squash, scallions, leeks, onions, eggplant, swiss chard, pumpkins, brussel sprouts, carrots, parsnips, turnips, butternut squash, beans, kale, spinach, and b...
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DIY Urban Design, from Guerrilla Gardening to Yarn Bombing - Cities - GOOD

DIY Urban Design, from Guerrilla Gardening to Yarn Bombing - Cities - GOOD | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

GOOD CITIES: Clever citizens are repurposing phone booths, installing public furniture, and painting new bike lanes. It's DIY urban design, and it's taking off.

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The 2012 Fargo Film Festival March 6 - 12

The 2012 Fargo Film Festival March 6 - 12 | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

Thirty Years Ago, My Hand Shot Up When the Fargo Theater Was Looking for Volunteers To Help Renovate the Place.  I learned more about restoring pipe organs than I'd ever imagined a kid from the Bronx could. Now it's time for the 2012 Fargo Film Festival

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Zoning Laws Grow Up

Zoning Laws Grow Up | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

New York's Zoning Laws:  At 50, zoning laws in middle age are hot, the cougar of urban regulatory devices, more flexible and dynamic than ever.

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Wegmans to Hold 'Everything Organic Festival' - PGSTORE - Private Label Trends and News | Store Brand News | Store Brands | Private Labels

Wegmans to Hold 'Everything Organic Festival' - PGSTORE - Private Label Trends and News | Store Brand News | Store Brands | Private Labels | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

WEGMAN STORES SHOWCASE ORGANIC: Event will highlight more than 200 organic store brand items.

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the Economics of Happiness | Home

the Economics of Happiness | Home | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
'The Economics of Happiness' - a documentary about the worldwide movement for economic localization.
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Should Slaughter Be Banned in Urban Environments? Backyard Farming Troubles Neighbors

Should Slaughter Be Banned in Urban Environments? Backyard Farming Troubles Neighbors | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
It's become trendy for urbanites to raise animals for meat. But some of their vegan neighbors think it's less than cool. (Answer: Going Meatless Instead - Should Slaughter Be Banned in Urban Environments?
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Nature's Energy Drink: how to tap a tree for birch sap & Ben's Law's recipe for birch sap wine

Nature's Energy Drink: how to tap a tree for birch sap & Ben's Law's recipe for birch sap wine | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
First we show an Undercurrents bushcraft video about how to take the tasty sap from the birch tree skillfully. The A to Z of Bushcraft team cover how to drill and then leave the tree in good repair.Th...
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Local Economies for a Global Future

Local Economies for a Global Future | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Yes, we need to relocalize—but that doesn’t mean we're headed for provincialism. Anticipating our near-heavy, far-light future.
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How hard would it be to have a small farm/ranch? - Yahoo! Answers

How hard would it be to have a small farm/ranch? - Yahoo! Answers | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

I typically find Yahoo Answers a bit dubious, but this little exchange on starting a farm if spot on.  In the FUTURE my fiance and i are wanting to get a…...

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Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference

Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

Michigan Small Farm Conference giving away scholarships to farmers from Emmet & Charlevoix Counties. "Getting Real About Food and the Future"...

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How the X-Prize Foundation Creates Prizes

How the X-Prize Foundation Creates Prizes: The process is rigorous, starting with a six- to twelve-month study to determine goals, how to appeal to competitors, and other logistical factors.

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Nutrition school hosts screening of sustainable farming documentary

Nutrition school hosts screening of sustainable farming documentary | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

Edible Phoenix magazine and the ASU School of Nutrition and Health Promotion hosted the official viewing party of the 2012 TEDxManhattan documentary “Changing the Way We Eat” on the Downtown campus Saturday.

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South Euclid City Council signs on with county's anti-poaching agreement

South Euclid City Council signs on with county's anti-poaching agreement | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

HINT: It's not about eggs!  Count South Euclid in. In a unanimous vote, the city became the 18th to sign on to Cuyahoga County’s anti-poaching protocol at City Council’s Jan. 23 meeting.

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Old Vespa transformed into quirky workstation - Holy Kaw!

Old Vespa transformed into quirky workstation - Holy Kaw! | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

A 1968 Vespa avoids the junkyard and finds new life as an eye-catching desk at the hands of the master craftsman and part-time blogger behind Reinventing Wheels.

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Sweden Plans A New Superhighway For Cyclists

Sweden Plans A New Superhighway For Cyclists | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Those Scandinavians are so cutting edge and bike friendly. Now they're going a step further, connecting two cities with a major artery that's for bikes only.
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Financial planning tips for those with large families - by Maria Papadopoulou - Helium

Financial planning tips for those with large families - by Maria Papadopoulou - Helium | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
When having a large family, it is easy to overspend or not know how to make ends meet.
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Traverse City entrepreneur brews social change in projects around the world

Traverse City entrepreneur brews social change in projects around the world | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Chris Treter is a do-gooder in the best sense who uses the classic do-gooder buzzwords — things like fair trade, organic, grass roots and social change.
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TEDxManhattan "Changing the Way We Eat" Cooks Up Ideas for Eating & Farming

TEDxManhattan "Changing the Way We Eat" Cooks Up Ideas for Eating & Farming | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
On Saturday, January 21, the second TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” – an independently organized event, licensed by TED – will b (RT @chefsgardens: @TEDxManhattan "Changing the Way We Eat" Cooks Up Ideas for Eating & Farming
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Food-filled backpacks delight kids - Youngstown Vindicator

Food-filled backpacks delight kids - Youngstown Vindicator | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Food-filled backpacks delight kidsYoungstown VindicatorBy jeanne starmack The Second Harvest Food Bank is teaming up with the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley to fill backpacks for needy kids in Struthers Elementary School.
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Planet's Lawyer to Speak in Stroud, Glos

Planet's Lawyer to Speak in Stroud, Glos | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Meet Polly Higgins, often called 'the Planet's Lawyer' for her Ecocide campaign, and learn more about her ground-breaking work plus experience the delights of a Conversation Café with Trish Dickenson afterwards.
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Designing healthy communities with Dr. Richard Jackson | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

Designing healthy communities with Dr. Richard Jackson | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

A provocative new 4-hour series soon to air on public television, Designing Healthy Communities, examines the impact of our built environment on key public health indices, including obesity, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, cancer and depression.

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A beautiful way to put London’s pothole problem in perspective - Holy Kaw!

A beautiful way to put London’s pothole problem in perspective - Holy Kaw! | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

What to do with Potholes?  A primer for us as that season is just around the corner. From the UK.

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