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How to adopt green living ways in routine life? | Think and Act Green

How to adopt green living ways in routine life? | Think and Act Green | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Adopting the ways of Green living is the need of the hour.
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Why I'm Giving Up Cynicism for New Year's

Why I'm Giving Up Cynicism for New Year's | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Let's be naïve enough to demand a country more like the one we were promised in high school civics class.
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Farming needs Adam Smith's invisible hand, not finance capitalism

Farming needs Adam Smith's invisible hand, not finance capitalism | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Colin Tudge: Even the establishment faces at the Oxford Farming Conference recognise all's not well – the theme this year is 'power'...
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Local Bounty: Whole Grains - Food and Drink - Winter 2012

Local Bounty: Whole Grains - Food and Drink - Winter 2012 | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
The New Year's resolution too good to break...
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TFC: Idea

Talk about opening up a can of awesome. Spent a day out at Island View Vineyard in Traverse City, Michigan. A one acre hidden gem producing some of the World's best grapes. The idea is exposing the unseen.
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Ohio State Experts in Lineup for Ohio Organic Farming Conference: 'Sowing the Seeds of Food Sovereignty' — Ohio State University Extension

Ohio State Experts in Lineup for Ohio Organic Farming Conference: 'Sowing the Seeds of Food Sovereignty' — Ohio State University Extension | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
GRANVILLE, Ohio – Experts from Ohio State University will give a dozen of the 70-plus workshops at this year’s Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association annual conference.
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The Hindu : Sci-Tech / Agriculture : Intercropping: when rice breeds fish breeds rice

The Hindu : Sci-Tech / Agriculture : Intercropping: when rice breeds fish breeds rice | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

Each GIAHS is a remarkable land use system or a landscape, rich in globally significant biological diversity.

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Armed With Naïvete - McKibben: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement

Armed With Naïvete - McKibben: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

My resolution for 2012 is to be naïve—dangerously naïve.
I’m aware that the usual recipe for political effectiveness is just the opposite: to be cynical, calculating, an insider. But if you think, as I do, that we need deep change in this country, then cynicism is a sucker’s bet. Try as hard as you can, you’re never going to be as cynical as the corporations and the harem of politicians they pay for. It’s like trying to outchant a Buddhist monastery.

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How to Start a Farming Business | How to Start a Farming Business Video | Getting $tarted with Your Own Farm Business | Opportunities in Business

How to Start a Farming Business video and Getting $tarted with Your Own Farm Business...
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A Rural Resolution for 2012 | Center for Rural Affairs

A Rural Resolution for 2012 | Center for Rural Affairs | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Release Date:  01/04/2012 By:  John Crabtree, johnc@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs The dawning of a new year is a time when most of us resolve to improve our lives in some way.
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Social(ist) Impact Investing: Why Ecuador Invested $500,000 in a Brooklyn Startup - Business - GOOD : Trendround

Social(ist) Impact Investing: Why Ecuador Invested $500,000 in a Brooklyn Startup - Business - GOOD : Trendround | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
The next hip tea drink comes from the Amazon, funded by developing nation socialist venture capitalists.
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The Many Benefits of Working Less

The Many Benefits of Working Less | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Yes, more time off would make us happier—but it's a good idea for the economy and the planet, too.
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Westport Farmers Market elevated to nonprofit organization

Westport Farmers Market elevated to nonprofit organization | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

WESTPORT -- The Westport Farmers Market is taking on a new title -- nonprofit organization.

With a recently bestowed 501(c)(3) status, the market can now further its mission to educate the public on shopping local for healthy foods and offering a variety of educational programs all while being tax-exempt.

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Growing a community, one garden at a time | The Delaware Gazette

Interest in community gardens has reached an all-time high, but a garden could fizzle and fade unless the right training and support is provided for startup groups. Each group needs several ingredients to be successful.
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IRELAND Farm - Farming - Think outside the box

IRELAND Farm - Farming - Think outside the box | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

From IRELAND: "Think outside the boxHave you ever considered that you can become a high-flying professional without a degree? In a new..."

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Pay-By-Phone Parking Tickets

Pay-By-Phone Parking Tickets | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Some drivers in the District are still getting parking tickets, despite having used the city's new pay-by-phone parking system.
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Rural communities would benefit from shelters - TimesDaily.com

Rural communities would benefit from shelters - TimesDaily.com | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Kelly Aday said north Alabama residents have become complacent through the years when it comes to severe weather, but that changed after the devastating tornadoes that raged across Alabama on April 27.
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Kanye West creates design and innovation company

Kanye West creates design and innovation company | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Kanye West is expanding his business empire by launching a new design and innovation company named after his late mother.
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Back Yard Farming

It's not hard to grow all your family needs in your own backyard. Even a few chickens and rabbits are allowed in most places if well taken care of. Organic i...
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How Cities Use Parks for ... Economic Development

How Cities Use Parks for ... Economic Development | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

Parks provide intrinsic environmental, aesthetic, and recreation benefits to our cities. They are also a source of positive economic benefits.They enhance property values, increase municipal revenue, bring in homebuyers and workers, and attract retirees.

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Stifled by corporate America, the young turn to farming

Stifled by corporate America, the young turn to farming | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
There are signs more people in their 20s and 30s are going into farming. Many find the corporate world stifling and see no point in sticking it out when there's little job security.
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Combating East Side violence with a community garden

Combating East Side violence with a community garden | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

(San Antonio, TX) In a community scared by a rash of deadly shootings, homeowners are planting seeds of hope for healthy living.

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Farmers Can Slow Global Warming, Part Two | Saving a Planet at Risk

Farmers Can Slow Global Warming, Part Two | Saving a Planet at Risk | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

Agriculture is responsible for between 13 and 32 percent of all human-generated greenhouse gas emissions. Eliminate, or at least significantly reduce, those emissions, and we can slow global warming.

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Volunteers needed with an interest in agriculture

Volunteers needed with an interest in agriculture | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
If you enjoy being in the country and around country folk, you
might enjoy volunteering with the Colorado Agricultural Leadership
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