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

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"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)

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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...]