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Local Economy in Action Journal

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This is our collection of news, articles, interviews, videos, and other ideas that we've found related to Local Economy. We put them here in one place after weeding through the chaff. We provide what's interesting and pertinent while excluding purely promotional materials. You should feel confident when you click on one of these links that it won't lead you through some spammy, scammy, adventure before you get to the heart of the matter.


My work as a consultant sees me traveling the world over.  Often I see examples of very cool and interesting methods of sustaining and building local economies.  This journal is my attempt to gather some of these ideas each week. 


Topics covered tend to be heavy on small-scale agriculture, energy, environment, and small businesses.  We thank you for tuning in and suggest that you subscribe to the topic so you'll get daily updates from us.


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Bill Palladino
Principal Consultant - Krios Consulting

http://kriosconsulting.com 
http://twitter.com/lostgears


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TEDxDirigo - Alan Lishness - Indigenous Innovation: How Small Places can Change the World

How Small Places Can Change The World: As chief innovation officer at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Alan Lishness designs and leads science education programming for Maine middle school st...

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Sourcemap Crowdsources Data About the Food You Eat | Food+Tech Connect

Sourcemap Crowdsources Data About the Food You Eat | Food+Tech Connect | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Knowing where your food comes from is arguably today's biggest food trend. But to Source Map CEO Leonardo Bonanni PhD, traceability is far more than a fad.
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Gotham Greens: Sustainable Farming in the Big Apple | Organic Connections

Gotham Greens: Sustainable Farming in the Big Apple | Organic Connections | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
How do you localize big city agriculture? One answer in the Big Apple is a remarkable rooftop greenhouse complex. We look at the people and technology behind this advance in sustainable city farming.
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Double Gold & Gold Medals at Largest Wine Competition in America | Black Star Farms

Double Gold & Gold Medals at Largest Wine Competition in America | Black Star Farms | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

Congratulations to Blackstar Farms for winning a Double Gold & Gold Medals at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. 

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About Traverse Gourmet

About Traverse Gourmet | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

EMPIRE, MI: Buy Gourmet Food Gifts at Traverse Gourmet, your online connection to northwest Michigan artisan foods.

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What makes a microloan work? - Color Me In!

What makes a microloan work? - Color Me In! | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
In the past couple of weeks the microfinace debate has picked up again with the release of David Roodman's new book Due Diligence: An Impertinent Inquiry into…...
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food: indoor urban farming: sprouting | kyra de vreeze

food: indoor urban farming: sprouting | kyra de vreeze | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
The Healthiest Stuff
To sprout means to germinate, to begin to grow. Actually what you do is take a seed of some kind and start making it into a tiny little plant.
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Wind Farm Campaign Group Calls For Support

Wind Farm Campaign Group Calls For Support | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

SCOTLAND: Save the Monadhliath Mountains’ (SMM) plea as proposal nears planning application meeting.

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A High School Student’s Activism Against Factory Farming | The Afro-American Newspapers | Your Community. Your History. Your News.

A High School Student’s Activism Against Factory Farming | The Afro-American Newspapers | Your Community. Your History. Your News. | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

Mariama Taifa-Seitu,17, a senior at School Without Walls, is teaching this time by highlighting the controversial issue of factory farmed meat production. Inspired in her freshmen year by a video she watched about factory farming, she was hooked that the way she felt about fast foods would change. Her vigilance to bring attention to this issue never stopped.

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Maryland Farm Couple Sells Produce Locally - America's Heartland

Ted and Julia Wycall are new to farming, but their desire to raise particular produce and sell directly to consumers has given them a new direction in life. ...
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City of Pleasanton - City of Pleasanton Receives National Transportation Award

City of Pleasanton - City of Pleasanton Receives National Transportation Award | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

NEVER KNEW THESE EVEN EXISTED: The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) has recognized Pleasanton, California for being one of the first cities in the country to procure and install a new traffic signal vehicle detection device that uses radar-like sensors to more easily detect bicycle traffic and make street crossings safer for cyclists and motorists.

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Climate Change, Disbelief, and the Collision between Human and Geologic Time - Forbes

Geologic time scales are long – too long for the human mind to really comprehend.
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Mapping Main Street » A Collaborative Documentary Media Project

Mapping Main Street » A Collaborative Documentary Media Project | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

Mapping Main Street is the first collaborative documentary built using a new open source system called Zeega. People from around the country contribute their own elements online. Watch this cool example.

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What you should know about food labeling [infographic] - Holy Kaw!

What you should know about food labeling [infographic] - Holy Kaw! | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

What you should know about food labeling [infographic]

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Crisis as Zimbabwe faces ‘disastrous’ farming season

Owen Gagare
ZIMBABWE faces a major humanitarian crisis with the Agricultural Technical and Extension Services (Agritex) and other farming organisations projecting a 1,5 million tonne maize deficit in the 2011/12 agricultural season. A survey by Agritex estimated that 247 000 hectares of maize was planted countrywide by December 31 last year, down from 379 993 in the previous farming season.
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New BATA Routes; Holland Gut Check; Oryana & Crock Vids

New BATA Routes; Holland Gut Check; Oryana & Crock Vids | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

MICHIGAN MLUI UPDATE:  It's a modest stack of good stuff today, including updates on BATA's big bus service changes and Holland's bold energy plan. We also meet a Taste the Local Difference sponsor and flush another Climate Crock down the drain - where it belongs.

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How Your Walk Score Works

How Your Walk Score Works | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

WALKSCORE.COM Find out how Walk Score works. Walk Score calculates the walkability of any address.

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How Walkable Streets can Boost the Economy | This Big City

How Walkable Streets can Boost the Economy | This Big City | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

FROM THE U.K.: Walkable streets are not only fun and exciting places to be, they are also profitable. Research has found that by prioritising pedestrians through making streets more walkable, both property values and shop footfall increase.

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Extreme DIY: Columbus communities seek self-reliance

Extreme DIY: Columbus communities seek self-reliance | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
The do-it-yourself attitude in Columbus is trickling beyond arts and crafts and garden plots.
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Local First | Events

Local First | Events | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

GRAND RAPIDS, MI

Date: Tuesday, January 31

Location: The Goei Center | 818 Butterworth St. SW

Save the Date! The 2012 Local First Annual Meeting & LocalMotion Awards - Presented by Eastern Floral is January 31, 2012 at the Goei Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Nestlé Invests in China Dairy Farms

Nestlé Invests in China Dairy Farms | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Nestlé is renewing an effort to expand in China's fast-growing dairy market, joining with a northeastern city to invest $400 million to open a dairy-farming institute.
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Yemen: On the Permaculture Map Permaculture Research Institute

Yemen: On the Permaculture Map Permaculture Research Institute | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

PERMACULTURE EDUCATION AS INTERNATIONAL AID: The country of Yemen has not been featured much on the PRI blog page. It has only been mentioned briefly in some articles discussing water shortages in the region and it has made the list of exotic destinations to apply knowledge gained in a PRI Aid Workers course. I think this is about to change.

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Permaculture for Humanity

Peak Moment 146: The future is abundant, asserts permaculture designer Larry Santoyo. His vision of living in the present provides a wonderful antidote to fe...
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