Loving Local: Place, Economy and Community

Green (Living) Review

A block of brownstone row houses in West Philadelphia became my place in the world – a place where I aspired to start a business, raise a family, and help build a strong and joyful community. Community economy green living localism

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Street verges: Whose responsibility?

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Whose responsibilities should they be, the street verges and the keeping of same: That of the local authority or that of the residents? Here we hear many at times that it is the council's responsibility as they, the residents, do pay council tax and all that.

World Responsible Tourism Day 2010

Green Traveler Guides

A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact World Responsible Tourism Day 2010 7 August 10 · 1 comment | Green Travel News | W ednesday, November 10th is an international day of action to help protect the world environment.

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Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD)

The Green Changemakers

Source: Nurture Development Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) is an approach to sustainable community-driven development. Beyond the mobilisation of a particular community, it is concerned with how to link micro-assets to the macro-environment.

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Initiating Sustainability In Your Community

Environmental News Network

Imagine the challenge of building a sustainable community and warding off all pessimism and indifference. A UNESCO module stated that sustainability is to be attained at the local level and the community if it were to really make a difference. Now, let’s look at your community.

Citizenship & Community Spirit

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) As I have already talked about in a previous article far too may people nowadays, in Britain, and more than likely elsewhere, are taken with a belief in entitlements and rights but no one wants to know about the fact that those rights (and entitlements) some with strings attached, namely responsibilities. but about the responsibilities of a citizen. In order to build and rebuild communities and community spirit we must act now; we have no time to lose.

Deer Advisor: Help for Communities Grappling with Abundant Deer Populations

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Nature Conservancy and Cornell University have launched Community Deer Advisor , a free online resource for communities seeking information about managing overabundant deer populations. Q: What challenges are deer creating for people and communities?

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Seeking communities

The Green Changemakers

By Paul Born "The Seeking Community is organizing around three themes: enjoy each other, care for one another, and work together for a better world. However, we do not want to organize against others and to allow our fear to drive our response. Social Community

Community based research

Environmental Economics

Of the 106 people who agreed to be interviewed we've received responses from 60 and complete responses from 52 -- enough to do some basic analysis and provide information to local decision makers. Here is a product of CBR Consulting (i.e., my benefit cost analysis class): We gathered email addresses at Rocky Knob Mountain Bike Park a few weeks ago and sent an internet survey.

Community Leaders Support New Apprenticeship Initiative

Green (Living) Review

A decline in the number of apprentices entering the construction sector and the increase in the number of unemployed under 25-year olds, has given rise to a new initiative aimed at strengthening communities and offering young people skills and advancement in the building industry. The initiative, launched this week by CC Developments UK 2007 Ltd, has been given a much-welcomed reception by community development schemes in London and its surrounding boroughs.

Adirondacks Rapid Response: An Invasives Success Story

Nature Conservancy - Science

Rapid response is making a difference in invasive species control in the Adirondacks. Here, over a huge landscape, the Conservancy and partners have excelled at a coordinated approach that’s making a difference: early detection and rapid response.

Community-based economics research at St. Mary’s College

Environmental Economics

Henderson said that based on the 200 responses, households said they would be willing to pay $28.31 It was certainly a very interesting experience to work with the community and get opinions on not only the survey, but the topic as well,” senior Kara Kotler said. “I

In Response to the “F*ck You 2016” Attitude.

Elephant Journal

This was the wake-up call I desperately needed: Blog Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) WAYLON: Today Only 2016 community connection end of year fuck you 2016 meme new year reflection renewal ritual

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Five Years After BP Spill, Gulf of Mexico is Rekindling Responsibility for the Gulf’s Future

Conservancy Talk

While that may have been necessary, we have lost part of the spirit of individual and collective responsibility for our environment that Earth Day was intended to celebrate. Their actions serve as a model for how restoring nature can help strengthen coastal communities all over the world.

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Green (Living) Review

Rivers often have a history of flooding, whilst only providing limited amenity or environmental value to local communities. Water & Environment 2011: CIWEM’s Annual Conference will be discussing how an integrated approach to flood risk management can bring communities a wide range of benefits. Water & Environment 2011 will focus on the Big Society and aims to provide a comprehensive response to the Government’s Programme.

Community Wisdom

The Green Changemakers

By Karin Iona Sundberg Community Wisdom Lesson 1: Deepen connections with others. In community there is more at stake and more opportunity to come together to resolve challenges. Community Wisdom Lesson 2: Deepen connection with spirit. Learn from the wisdom of indigenous cultures; use rhythmic celebrations to infuse the community with a sense of the sacred within everyday life. Community Wisdom Lesson 3: Deepen our connection with place; commit to knowing it well.

Building Thriving, Resilient Communities

The Green Changemakers

Sponsored by Thriving Resilient Communities Collaboratory. More than just inspiring stories, this collection contains tools—practical, tested, hands-on ways you can begin making your community more resilient. Community Education Resilience Sustainability Sustainable-development

Earth Day Fest 2012 for the Whole Community

Green (Living) Review

A small community of Snohomish, WA considers everybody responsible. A small community of Snohomish, WA considers everybody responsible. Like two main organizers: Sno-Isle Natural Foods Co-op opened in 1997 and has been proudly community owned.

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Ecomodo – a new Green community concept

Green (Living) Review

Unlike all those others, and many other names besides the mentioned ones exist, whose concept is of giving things away free via a network, a community, Ecomodo is, basically, a lending bank that uses the community involved as a “tool shed”, as it is the members that lend to other members, and it is not just tools. Our aim is to create a society of socially responsible consumers whilst preserving your quality of life.

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Fairtrade Foundation response to CAP reform statements

Green (Living) Review

million people (farmers, workers, their families and communities) – across 58 developing countries in the developing world benefit from the international Fairtrade system.

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6 Ways to Shop Responsibly During the Holidays

The Green Samaritan

It’s smart for your local economy and fosters a greater sense of community when you support and get to know your local retailers. Donate to a teacher’s favorite charity, PTA , community organization or plant a tree in their honor.

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After Sandy: Coastal Communities Envision a Renewed Future

Conservancy Talk

For many of the communities across the south shore of Long Island, Sandy made real a long known and yet unrealized fear: They were far more vulnerable to the whims of Mother Nature than they had ever thought possible.

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Designing a Resilient Community

The Green Changemakers

Students participate in project-based learning over several days as they assess their community''s ability to respond to crises that threaten both natural and human systems. Then they develop ideas for redesigning their community to be more resilient. Record their responses.

Wanted: community spirited folk, good in a crisis

Green (Living) Review

UK: A council and a first aid charity are looking for volunteers who could support their communities in an emergency. In a major emergency such as a serious fire, flooding, snow and storms, our communities, especially rural communities, can find themselves in need of temporary support to help people who for one reason or another are having difficulties with continuing their normal daily lives. Newark, Notts.,

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"Applying econometrics to elephant poaching: our response to Underwood and Burn"

Environmental Economics

Understandably, the community of policy-engaged researchers and conservationists has received these findings with healthy skepticism, particularly since prior studies had failed to detect a signal from the one-time sale.     Overall, we believe we have exerted substantial effort to be transparent with our analysis and handling of data to ensure that our results can be replicated by any other member of the community.

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A Symbiotic Relationship of Community Resiliency: Red Cross and TNC

Conservancy Talk

To do this, we’re working with the Red Cross and Red Crescent, and contributing to a larger project that is building community resilience to floods and storms at the city level.

Livable Communities

The Green Changemakers

It seeks to address not only what communities are against but also what they are for: healthy neighborhoods with convenient access to good schools, affordable housing, parks, and grocery stores; equitable public investments; and access to opportunity. Tags: Green Social Community

Community planning

The Green Changemakers

Rt Hon Hazel Blears MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government 2007 - 2009 25 March 2008 Hands on planning Woking Community Planning Weekend, 2007, John Thompson & Partners. "If This website provides an overview of these new methods of community planning.

Why Anger is Not the Right Response to the Orlando Shooting.

Elephant Journal

Statements like this claim "I’m not a part of the problem nor will I be a part of the solution." Doing nothing is an action, doing nothing is a choice. What’s your choice?

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FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT: One year on, leading jeweller reports positive response to Fairtrade gold

Green (Living) Review

Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery reports a positive response from customers to Fairtrade gold as Fairtrade Fortnight 2012 kicks off. Alice Rochester is a senior designer, she said: “Of course the point of Fairtrade is working with small-scale artisanal workers and their communities.

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Responsible living

The Green Changemakers

Video: How 'Green Solutions' help the Earth Video: Sigourney Weaver's 'Acid Test' Video: Rural community a model 'eco-village' RELATED TOPICS Global Climate Change Alternative Energy Technology Energy Policy Sustainable Design 4) Unplug idle appliances and electronic devices.

Our Responsibility to the Earth


Just before Earth Day 2010, BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded -- a disaster that ultimately dumped more than 200 million gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico and wreaked unprecedented havoc on ecosystems, wildlife, and communities. "But what have you done for me lately?"

Pedaling Towards Equity: Communities of Color Lead Surge in Bike Use

Sierra Club Compass

Biking boomed in communities across the country, doubling from 1.7   These new riders, leaders and organizations are making biking accessible and inviting to all Americans, while making the case for a safer and more equitable transportation system in communities nationwide.

Poll: Communities of color overwhelmingly support climate action

Sierra Club Compass

And a new survey released by Green For All and conducted by the firm Brilliant Corners suggests that the desire for government action to combat climate disruption is especially high among minority communities. As the U.S.

Good News for Elephants: How These Communities Reduced Poaching by 35 Percent

Nature Conservancy - Science

Here’s rare good news for African elephants: In northern Kenya, elephant poaching on community conservancies has been reduced by 35 percent since 2012. For years, conservationists have held a deep conviction: For African wildlife to be protected, communities must benefit.

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Agencies Dodge Responsibility for Human Cost of Mountaintop-Removal Coal Mining

Sierra Club Compass

This week, we got some disappointing news - a judge ruled that the Army Corps of Engineers isn't responsible for considering the health effects of coal pollution when it issues permits to fill valleys with rubble from mountaintop-removal coal mines. Responsibility is a tricky thing.

I Think Voldemort Has Put a Curse on SOTU Responses | Mother.

Mother Jones

I Think Voldemort Has Put a Curse on SOTU Responses. "I would run, not walk, if party leaders asked me to give the SOTU response," I said. " Nonetheless, it never occurred to me that Marco Rubio would take a big swig of water right in the middle of his response.

Livable Communities through Urban Forestry

The Green Changemakers

Play in nature also teaches responsibility and nurturing skills [24] according to Cobb. This talk was presented at the Livable Communities through Urban Forestry Conference in Washington DC, August 6, 2015 by Suzanne H. By Suzanne H. Crowhurst Lennard, Ph.D.(Arch.),

U.S. Supreme Court Continues to Chip Away at Healthy Communities

Sierra Club Compass

  As the SEIU's Mary Kay Henry said in response to the ruling, "The number of elderly Americans will increase dramatically in the coming years. In the environmental movement, we are all about building healthier communities

Get on my land! New report shows thousands benefit from community farming

Green (Living) Review

An impact assessment of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in England has found that CSA schemes are providing manifold benefits not only to thousands of members, but also their communities, local economies and the environment.

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I Read the Letter Written by Brock Turner’s Victim Today & Here’s my Response.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Writer's Contest June 1-14 Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Brock Turner community kindness people rapeI read the letter today, tears streaming down my face.

Community Recycling Collaborates with Whole Foods Market Jenkintown To Recycle Textiles

Green (Living) Review

Area Residents, Shoppers and Recyclers All Invited to Help the Environment Philadelphia, PA : Community Recycling and Whole Foods Market Jenkintown have a plan in place to help residents clean out their closets, help the environment by recycling textiles and putting the local landfills on a diet!

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How a Southern Californian Community Organized to Push for Rooftop Solar Jobs

Sierra Club Compass

What if your community was given the opportunity to embark on a path to a sustainable future with good jobs in one the fastest growing industries in the nation? The event drew a huge response, with hundreds of community members from all walks of life taking part.