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Aquaculture: Farming the ocean — Where science and nature meet

Aquaculture: Farming the ocean — Where science and nature meet | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

NOVA SCOTIA: 'We’ve shown over the past 30 years we can grow salmon in their natural environment with minimal risk to wild stocks like lobster and to the marine environment.

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Patagonia Founder First in Line to Register as Benefit Corporation

Patagonia Founder First in Line to Register as Benefit Corporation | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Since the dawn of corporate social responsibility, Patagonia has been it's pioneer and poster child.
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Thoughts On Organic Farming & Feeding the World | The Conscious... - StumbleUpon

Slow Acres Organics hop yard – 2011

Early this morning I came across an interesting piece in The Atlantic titled, “Organic Can Feed The World“. This interested me for a few reasons; first, I own an organic farm and therefore have a vested interested in organic farming and all that it entails, second, I am interested in learning any new thoughts and ideas on how we can overcome world hunger on a minor or major scale, and third, I am feeling slightly defeated by the fact that it is nearly impossible to buy products that are “pure” (ie. chemical), anymore while grocery shopping.

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The Economics of Well-Being

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Money isn’t everything. But for measuring national success, it has long been pretty much the only thing (other than, of course, sports). The specific metric that has prevailed since World War II is the dollar value of a country’s economic output, expressed first as gross national product, later as gross domestic product.

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MISSION GAS a Non Profit Gas Station | Start Some Good: Igniting Ideas, Investment & Impact.

MISSION GAS a Non Profit Gas Station | Start Some Good: Igniting Ideas, Investment & Impact. | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
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Transparency and Technology: Secrets of Small Farm Success : Slow Food USA

Transparency and Technology: Secrets of Small Farm Success : Slow Food USA | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

n farming, it seems that size is often rewarded. Government subsidies, economies of scale, and the use of chemical pesticides all conspire to make life easier for large-scale industrial farming operations.

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Salt Lake City Wasatch Community Garden – Growing Food and Making Compost — Keeping It Raw

Salt Lake City Wasatch Community Garden – Growing Food and Making Compost — Keeping It Raw | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
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Recycled Play Structures Bring Joy to Schools in Rural India

Recycled Play Structures Bring Joy to Schools in Rural India | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Artist Shilpa Joglekar works with rural communities in India and Taiwan to create much-needed play structures out of natural and recycled materials.
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Small & Urban Farm Resources | A guide to the products and services available to Metro Vancouver farmers

Small & Urban Farm Resources | A guide to the products and services available to Metro Vancouver farmers | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
A metro Vancouver resource for small-scale and urban farmers to help source supplies, services, markets, and knowledge.
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New $10,000 and $25,000 Grants Available to Rural School Districts Through America's Farmers Grow Rural

O.K., I know it's Monsanto... but go ahead and take their money please!  "Statistics show that the United States ranks only 25th in math scores and 21st in science compared to 30 industrialized nations."

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Paul Hawken’s Blessed Unrest | Sea Change Radio

Paul Hawken’s Blessed Unrest | Sea Change Radio | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Bill Baue and Francesca Rheannon speak with Paul Hawken about his new book, Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One...
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Drivers to State Dept. get incentive to pedal

Drivers to State Dept. get incentive to pedal | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

The State Department on Tuesday kicked off a plan to cut checks to employees who leave their cars at home.

Workers can get up to $240 a year by swapping their gas-guzzling transportation modes for the self-propelled kind — as long as they’re riding “pedaled” bikes

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Detroit known for bowling, traffic lights, painting method and more


Turning non-artists into painters and encouraging people to buy plastic bowls during at-home parties instead of at stores are concepts that started in Detroit.
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Even Houston Has Great Foodie Potential! BARE BOWLS

Even Houston Has Great Foodie Potential! BARE BOWLS | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

HOUSTON: On a gorgeous, unseasonably warm Thursday in January, the new Bare Bowls truck made its debut in back...

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The 10 Emerging Sustainable Cities to Watch in 2012

The 10 Emerging Sustainable Cities to Watch in 2012 | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Whether they benefit from visionary leaders, flourishing social enterprise, or commitment from community activists, the following 10 cities are well worth a visit to experience their transformation and resilience.
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Amid Economic Strife, Greeks Look to Farming Past

Amid Economic Strife, Greeks Look to Farming Past | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
As Greece’s economy plunges and unemployment rises, many Greeks are fleeing to the countryside and looking to the nation’s rich agricultural past as a guide to the future.
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Incredible Edible Public Park Helps to Feed 200,000 People Every Month

John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip to the Incredible Edible park in Irvine, California to share with you this public park that ...
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Despite FDA Antibiotic Ruling, Health Risks in Industrial Farming Persist

Despite FDA Antibiotic Ruling, Health Risks in Industrial Farming Persist | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

Two days ago the FDA announced a ban on unapproved uses of cephalosporins (antibiotics) in food animals, the effects of which have now been determined to cause the proliferation of resistant superbugs in human populations.

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Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future, by Bill McKibben

Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future, by Bill McKibben | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Official website for Bill McKibben - author, educator, and environmentalist; includes full information on all his books including Eaarth, The End of Nature, Deep Economy, Fight Global Warming Now, and a wealth of resources.
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CityHeart project enters final phase | infonews.co.nz New Zealand's local news community

NEW ZEALAND:Work to remove the Garden Place Peace Wall has started, marking the final phase of Hamilton City Council’s CityHeart project.

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The Garden Fund - Educate and enhance the horticultural needs of our community

The Garden Fund - Educate and enhance the horticultural needs of our community | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

The mission of the Community Garden Charitable Fund, a Florida not-for-profit organization founded in 2007, is to protect and preserve our green spaces, particularly those at historic Pinecrest Gardens.

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Front Yard Farming | Backyard Gardening Blog

Front Yard Farming | Backyard Gardening Blog | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
I've seen articles recently about global food shortages and feeding our populations and whatnot, bunch of scare tactics mostly, but when you sit down and think...
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From the storyteller: Local economy showing signs of life - Elgin Courier News

From the storyteller: Local economy showing signs of life - Elgin Courier News | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Things are looking up for businesses in the Fox Valley. And I’m not just saying that because — full disclosure — my husband works in commercial real estate in Kane County.
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The resolved pleasure of rural journalism

The resolved pleasure of rural journalism | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
On January 2, 2012, I didn't think rural journalism would be something I could come to like. Being a science nerd, amongst other things, I always thought my heart would lie with the urban side of t...
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