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TIME: People Who Mattered: Bill McKibben

TIME: People Who Mattered: Bill McKibben | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

Right under their main heading of Person of the Year TIME lists People Who Mattered.  Bill McKibben made that list for 2011. It began with a simple number: 350. That's the level, in
parts per million, of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere that some
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City moves toward community garden ordinance

City moves toward community garden ordinance | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

FT. LAUDERDALE: There's no mention anywhere in any of Fort Lauderdale 's ordinances about planting and growing a vegetable garden in your backyard.

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Better Planning for An Abundant Harvest / Outdoor Garden Design | Fiskars

Better Planning for An Abundant Harvest / Outdoor Garden Design | Fiskars | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

PLANTING SEASON TEASES: Author: Kendra McCrackenAs I begin planning my vegetable garden for the coming spring season, I have a different approach than I have in years past. Traditionally, my family and I discuss our 3 mai...

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Plant Talk» Blog Archive » Mulch for the Masses: Tree Recycling Breaks Records in NYC- The official blog of The New York Botanical Garden

Plant Talk» Blog Archive » Mulch for the Masses: Tree Recycling Breaks Records in NYC- The official blog of The New York Botanical Garden | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Mulch for the Masses: Tree Recycling Breaks Records in NYC...
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Qatar'S Next Big Purchase: A Farming Sector - Emirates Factories


dubai: qatar's energy resources have given it one of the world's highest per capita incomes, a futuristic urban skyline and enough clout to host the 2022... Press releases, industry news on the Emirates Factories portal.
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Development with Impact: Innovation and Partnerships by Bill Gates

Development with Impact: Innovation and Partnerships by Bill Gates | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Bill outlines strategies in his G20 report to make existing development efforts more efficient and tap new sources for infrastructure and other vital needs in the poorest countries.
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Putting the “Community” in Community Gardens

Putting the “Community” in Community Gardens | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
by Mollie Mayfield, Public Ally, Communications Coordinator

We may be getting ready to bundle up in hats and scarves and hunker down for winter, and memories of spending time outside in the sun...
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Local Food Ordinances from Maine to California | Center for Media and Democracy

Local Food Ordinances from Maine to California | Center for Media and Democracy | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

From the Center for Media and Democracy: Los Angeles County, California, is considering a resolution "recognizing the rights of individuals to grow and consume their own food and to enter into private contracts with other individuals to board animals for food."

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WNC farmers benefit from first non-profit meat processing facility in US | Mountain Xpress | Asheville, NC

WNC farmers benefit from first non-profit meat processing facility in US | Mountain Xpress | Asheville, NC | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

NORTH CAROLINA: Foothills Pilot Plant, the first community-administered, non-profit meat processing facility in the US, opens for fully-inspected poultry and rabbit processing on Sunday, Jan. 15.

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ARTICLE G03229: Sowing innovation for sustainable food - IIED Publications Database

ARTICLE G03229: Sowing innovation for sustainable food - IIED Publications Database | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

Downloadable PDF article on sustainable food systems

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Pakistan’s Flamboyant Truck Art

Pakistan’s Flamboyant Truck Art | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Pakistani trucks have become popular tourist attractions, as they have become more than simple means of transport.
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Flawed Fruit: The Not-So-Rosy Reality of Industrial Tomato Farming in America - Sustainable Farming - MOTHER EARTH NEWS

Flawed Fruit: The Not-So-Rosy Reality of Industrial Tomato Farming in America - Sustainable Farming - MOTHER EARTH NEWS | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Those perfect-looking tomatoes in the supermarket have been stripped of nutrition and flavor, doused with pesticides, and were perhaps picked by slaves. How has agribusiness been able to so defile one of our favorite fruits?
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How Downtowns Can Thrive Again

How Downtowns Can Thrive Again | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

SAN RAFAEL, CA: To make downtown truly thrive, Marinites can't just shop there. We have to live there.

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Students share in bounty

Students share in bounty | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

TENNESSEE: In less than a year, a forgotten corner in Binghamton has been nurtured and restored and is now viable as a school garden.

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Proposal would raise state's renewable electricity goal to 25% by 2025

Proposal would raise state's renewable electricity goal to 25% by 2025 | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

A group wants to amend Michigan's constitution to more than double the existing requirement for how much of the state's electricity must come from renewable sources by 2025.
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Over Half of Germany's Renewable Energy Owned By Citizens & Farmers, Not Utility Companies

Over Half of Germany's Renewable Energy Owned By Citizens & Farmers, Not Utility Companies | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
A democratic shift in control of energy production is well underway in Germany.
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Todmorden: A town where greenthumbs, not sticky fingers, prevail

Todmorden: A town where greenthumbs, not sticky fingers, prevail | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
The Daily Mail pays a visit to Todmorden, a quaint British town that's littered with raised vegetable and herb gardens where residents can grow — and take — whatever they fancy.
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Commissioners favor indoor medical marijuana farming in Elk Grove California — City Farmer News

Commissioners favor indoor medical marijuana farming in Elk Grove California — City Farmer News | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

The commission suggested changes to the proposed ordinance include limiting the indoor growing operation to 50 square feet, forbidding cultivation in bedrooms, and requiring ventilation and filtration systems for grow rooms.

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Mormon Church’s Plans for Land Upset Harlem

Mormon Church’s Plans for Land Upset Harlem | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Church officials are selling a former church building and garden to a developer, rejecting congregants’ plans to preserve the site for community use.
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Food sovereignty movement goes global

Food sovereignty movement goes global | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Campaigns to create sustainable and just food systems are reaching Europe and the UK...
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No Non-Profit Should Be Left Behind

No Non-Profit Should Be Left Behind | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Why do our nonprofits continue to report having less money to provide the services our society has counted on them to deliver?
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Bill McKibben interview: Occupy, Keystone and his arrest | RTCC

Bill McKibben interview: Occupy, Keystone and his arrest | RTCC | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Veteran activist gives his thoughts on Durban protests, influence of green groups and the 2012 US Presidential elections.
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Town builds up organic farming

Town builds up organic farming | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

PHILLIPINES SABLAN, Benguet – Mayor Arthur Baldo ensures increase of organic farm productivity of Sablan. Baldo recently issued Administrative Order 2 creating an agricultural technical committee to fulfil...

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Lane leader touts innovation | Commissioner Faye Stewart says county government will continue to find a way to overcome long odds

Lane leader touts innovation | Commissioner Faye Stewart says county government will continue to find a way to overcome long odds | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Innovation is the new direction for a Lane County government that will not be defined by its ever-shrinking budget, county board chairman Faye Stewart said Tuesday in the annual State of the County address.
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