6 Solutions That Support Native Sovereignty—From Tribal Schooling to Bison Herds

Florida’s Miccosukee is the first tribe allowed to run its own school, where students fully participate in family and cultural activities. Araz Hachadourian and Christa Hillstrom posted Dec 19, 2016.  From Yes! Magazine.org.  This article is part of our state-by-state exploration of local solutions.  FROM THE WINTER 2017 ISSUE 50 Solutions Alaska In the Alaskan village of Kwigillingok, a group of volunteers …

Philadelphia moving forward with a plan to create 10,000 green jobs over 10 years

Philadelphia is moving forward with an ambitious plan to create 10,000 “green jobs” over 10 years. It involves investing $1 billion in public and private money into energy efficiency projects in all city-owned buildings, schools, as well as 25,000 low-to-moderate-income homes and 2,500 small businesses. Energy efficiency plans are often billed as a “win-win-win:” clients save money on energy bills by …

Solar power raising income levels in Kenya

December 17th, 2016 by Steve Hanley  Originally published on SolarLove Solar powered lights are changing the way people do business in Kenya. In the town of Embu, which is located in central Kenya northeast of Nairobi, Violet Karimi is a farmer who can now take advantage of the evening hours to sell her produce, thanks to the arrival of solar lights …

Cities taking action to support co-ops

Here is an important report on pro-coop policies in 10 cities. The full report is available to download through this link. Highlighting some of the most the important findings, the article we’re sharing below was written by and originally published at Grassroots Economic Organizing. 10 Cities Investing in Healthy, Sustainable & Equitable Growth City governments are shaping up as key …

Data: How is Google using machine learning?

Don Dodge works on the Google Cloud Technology Partner team. Don is a veteran of five start-ups including Forte Software, AltaVista, Napster, Bowstreet, and Groove Networks. Prior to Google, Don was Director of Business Development for Microsoft’s Emerging Business Team. You can follow Don on Medium, on Twitter @DonDodge or on Facebook Machine Learning will impact everything we do at …

30 years of Farm Aid

Interviews Carolyn Mugar, Executive Director, Farm Aid How did you get involved with Farm Aid? I started with Farm Aid shortly before the first benefit concert in 1985. Willie Nelson and I had some friends in common and when he was looking for someone to help him distribute the funds that would be raised at the concert, I was lucky …

Picking up the tab: average citizens and small businesses pay the price for offshore tax shelters

Phineas Baxandall, PhD from MIT and former professor at Harvard produced this great report up through 2014 Picking Up the Tab:  Average Citizens and Small Businesses Pay the Price for Offshore Tax Shelters RELEASED BY: U.S. PIRG, RELEASE DATE: TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014, READ NEWS RELEASE, DOWNLOAD REPORT (PDF) Every year, corporations and wealthy individuals use complicated gimmicks to shift U.S. earnings …

Check out the Metropolitan Chicago Accessibility Explorer

Check out the Metropolitan Chicago Accessibility Explorer http://urbanaccessibility.com/accessibility/ This site gives you the ability to look at the number of jobs, parks, schools, groceries and other opportunities which can be reached from different neighborhoods in the city of Chicago or broader metro area within certain travel time thresholds by different modes. Use the menu at the top to choose the accessibility …

Trump’s promises and the real deal

By Les Leopold Over the next two years 1,400 Carrier air conditioner workers will see their decent paying jobs migrate to Mexico. This highly profitable Indiana facility, represented by the United Steel Workers, will make even more money south of the border where workers earn less in one day than the Indiana employees make in one hour, according the New …

Rooftop solar users and installers are givers, not takers, when it comes to the value they provide to society and the electric system

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, Anna Hofmann Baltimore, MD – Solar panels provide pollution free energy that delivers far reaching benefits to the environment, the electric grid and all ratepayers, said a new report released today by Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center. The report outlines how solar panels on homes, schools and businesses often provide more benefits than they receive through …