Local Currency — Money for Us, Not the Bankers (292)


"Back in the 1930s on the Olympic peninsula, people were paying their taxes in alternative money…The banks shut them down. This is an example of the monopoly the banks have, and the level of control they have over peoples' economic lives… People need to know [local currency] … [Read more...]

Young Lawyers Lower the Bar to a Sharing Economy (210)


"Sharing really is going to save the world!" declares Janelle Orsi, author of The Sharing Solution, noting that it's fun, doesn't require special skills — and we can start now. She and Jennifer Kassan co-founded the Sustainable Economies Law Center to help people formalize … [Read more...]

Local Investing Made Easy (201)


We're "keeping money flowing locally so we're more prosperous as a community," says James Frazier, co-founder of the Local Investment Opportunities Network (LION) in Port Townsend, Washington. LION is a clearinghouse between business owners like Matthew Day and potential … [Read more...]

Transforming Communities Through Local Business


Helping Local Food Businesses Thrive,Wendy Siporen The Small-Mart Revolution, Michael Shuman Sustainable Connections — Transforming a Community Through Local Business, Michelle Long Local Living Economies — Protecting What We Love, Judy Wicks Four conversations, about … [Read more...]

Money and Economy


Protecting Your Money in a Declining Economy, Marc Cuniberti Local Currencies - Replacing Scarcity with Trust, Francis Ayley Taking Back Our Lives from the Wall Street Mafia, David C. Korten Transitioning to the Elm Street Economy, Paul and Sarah Edwards Four … [Read more...]

Fresh Homemade from a Bakery CSA


The enticing fragrance of fresh yeasty bread beckoned us into Jen Ownbey's converted-garage bakeshop in Olympia, Washington. A huge variety of loaves graced her shelves: yeast breads, regular and gluten-free; quick breads with mixtures of grains; sweet treats. While we … [Read more...]

Baked in Telluride: Making Dough in a Tough Economy (151)


Biting into a fresh-baked cookie from "Baked in Telluride" is a double treat — a yummy goody that also supports a local independent business. Owner Jerry Greene has been going "green" for decades before it became fashionable. He shares the challenges of running an … [Read more...]

A Community Car Share Hits the Road


Lorraine Wilde's non-profit Community Car Share organization in Bellingham, Washington received startup help from many quarters. Established car-sharing organizations mentored her, individuals offered low-interest private loans, a state grant enabled them to purchase a … [Read more...]

Bainbridge Graduate Institute – Changing Business for Good

How can business help create the world we want? Jill Bamburg, Dean of Bainbridge Graduate Institute's innovative MBA program, examines its basic premise: that doing good for people and the planet is good for business. Episode 43. [bgiedu.org] Watch video | iTunes | … [Read more...]