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October 2010 Blog Posts (9)

Rebuilding Local Economies: A Shift in Priorities


Published on Monday, October 25, 2010 by Share the World's Resources (STWR)

Rebuilding Local Economies: A Shift in Priorities

by Anna White

From the burgeoning popularity of farmers’ markets and co-operatives to the revitalisation of community banking, people are organising to reclaim the economy from large profit-driven corporations and ‘too big to fail’ financial institutions. The small-scale and diversity of these local initiatives masks the immense… Continue

Added by David Allan on October 25, 2010 at 5:28pm — No Comments

give aways

would u like, if you could pick up,
a green long garden chair
some hoses
contact petra

Added by petra hartt on October 18, 2010 at 4:54am — No Comments

The Values of Everything, by George Monbiot

Posted October 11, 2010

Progressive causes are failing: here’s how they could be turned around

By George Monbiot. Published in the Guardian of London on 12th October 2010

So here we are, forming an orderly queue at the slaughterhouse gate. The punishment of the poor for the errors of the rich, the abandonment…

Added by Randy Chatterjee on October 17, 2010 at 11:12am — 3 Comments

Quote of the Day

“The goal of a good society is to structure social relations and institutions so that cooperative and generous impulses are rewarded, while antisocial ones are discouraged. The problem with capitalism is that it best rewards the worst part of us: ruthless, competitive, conniving, opportunistic, acquisitive drives, giving little reward and often much punishment -- or at least much handicap -- to honesty, compassion, fair play, many forms of hard work, love of justice, and a concern for those in… Continue

Added by David Allan on October 15, 2010 at 9:49pm — No Comments

Localism vs Globalism: two world views collide

Localism vs globalism: two world views collide

By Michael McCarthy, Environment Editor, in Lyon

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Stop economic growth in its tracks, start living locally, at a slower pace, and share more – that… Continue

Added by David Allan on October 12, 2010 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Support Groups For Hard Times

Support Groups For Hard Times

By Chuck Collins

06 October, 2010

YES! Magazine


How can Transition Towns and Common Security Clubs help us navigate a changing economy and environment?

“It is hard to imagine facing the future without my gang of neighbors,” said Laura Dudley, a member of a common security club in the Detroit area. “The whole media culture is telling us to keep… Continue

Added by David Allan on October 6, 2010 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

The problem of 'growth'

One minute video with David Suzuki:

Added by David Allan on October 4, 2010 at 10:26am — No Comments


When you hear the word “sustainability” being used on the bus, you know something’s happening.…


Added by Village Vancouver on October 3, 2010 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Rookie Vegetable Gardner

Need some help in getting started. Any advice would be great. If anyone doesn't mind in coming over to my place to help get me started, that would be great. I could visit established gardens, etc. I live in Dunbar 604-228-1599 or cell 778-231-4014. I'd be able to help out with any 'community gardening' going on. I recently retired in June (high school teacher) and have time to get involved. Again I know very little, but bit by bit I'm turning into my father! Bill Magee in… Continue

Added by Bill Magee on October 3, 2010 at 9:22am — 2 Comments

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