Buy Anything and Support your Green Cause
Created 11/3/2010 8:20:46 AM 
With the recession still in effect, finding simple ways to give back to one’s community can look like quite a conundrum. Fortunately, the marriage between capitalism and activism is an evolving mindset among a growing number of entrepreneurs around the world.
StreetBank: A Green Community Project
Created 8/27/2010 7:37:43 PM 
Sharing, lending, trading, bartering and other non-monetary transactions are becoming the norm in these depressed economic times. It is also green since we don't need to buy stuff that we only use rarely.
Crowdsource to Save the World
Created 6/28/2010 9:02:15 AM 
Crowdsourcing is the act of outsourcing tasks, traditionally performed by an employee or contractor, to a large group of people or community (a crowd), through an open call. The term has become popular with businesses, authors, and journalists as shorthand for the trend of leveraging the mass collaboration enabled by Web 2.0 technologies to achieve business goals.
Shop Globally but Bank Locally
Created 5/21/2010 8:45:50 AM 
 Do you think the local movement only applies to food? Think again. Community banks, like farmers markets, are smaller, localized versions of their too-big-to-fail counterparts. They’re equal parts neighborhood community center and full service lending institutions.
Local Investment Networks: Don't Just Buy Local, Invest Local!
Created 4/23/2010 8:30:59 AM 
We’ve all been told to buy locally, but when it comes to investing, we give our money to the same old faceless Fortune 500 companies. If we could invest in the neighborhood bar or bike shop instead, that capital would stay in the community. Unfortunately, securities law makes it practically impossible for small businesses to issue stock and accept investment.
Web 2.0 Meets Urban Agriculture
Created 3/24/2010 8:13:04 AM 
Urban agriculture is the practice of cultivating, processing and distributing food in, or around a village, town or city. Social benefits that have emerged from urban agricultural practices are; better health and nutrition, increased income, employment, food security within the household, and community social life.
Be a Good Neighbor and Rent Them your Unused Stuff
Created 2/17/2010 7:48:17 AM 
In tough economic times, it make sense for consumers to be eschewing the burdens of ownership in favor of shorter-term privileges and making the most of what assets they do own. Aiming to facilitate both is a website that helps neighbors borrow, lend, rent, sell and buy stuff in their community.
Have you heard of Slow Food USA?
Created 1/15/2010 9:00:37 AM 
Since 1998, Slow Food USA, the American branch of the Slow Food organization, has spearheaded community organizing and national policy initiatives advocating sustainable, local food. It was created to organize the first-ever American collaborative gathering to unite the growing sustainable food movement and introduce thousands of people to food that is good, clean and fair.
How Urban Farmers Make Money Targeting Commuters
Created 4/27/2009 8:02:59 AM 
There's no doubt eating locally grown food benefits both the community and the environment, but without regular visits to a farmers' market, it can be difficult for consumers to make that happen. One of the best ways to expand our locally-grown diets is to "grow our own," and the popularity of pea patches, community gardens and home-grown vegetables is on the rise.
The Easiest Way to Pitch your Green Ideas
Created 4/24/2009 8:16:32 AM 
Great ideas are generated every day by people all across the world, and now these ideas have a place to live and grow. A community of small business owners and entrepreneurs bounce ideas off each other and give feedback, advice and much-needed encouragement. Anyone 18 and over with a business idea or anyone wanting to share their infinite wisdom can participate. People like small business owners, entrepreneurs, students, and stay-at-home moms and dads. Oh, and bartenders, plumbers and nannies, too


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