User: flenvcenter Topic: Economics and Jobs-Independent
Category: Development :: Community Development
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Local communities play outsized and overlooked role in global fisheries 3.10.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Flying along the coast in Senegal, it’s impossible not to notice thousands of dots below in the water. These are large, planked fishing canoes, the product of centuries of design and tradition, and a vital part of the local economy.
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The prospect of more Airbnbs tempts a struggling New Mexico town 20.9.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Vacation rentals have gutted the culture of nearby communities, but a new project in Questa flips the narrative.
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Opportunity zones could provide major boost for clean energy, sustainable development 14.8.2019 GreenBiz.com
Predictions of $200 to $300 billion investments in the nation’s 8,700+ OZones show the massive opportunity for the private sector.
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Job Corps cuts hurt communities, at-risk youth, disaster relief 19.6.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Trump administration efforts to privatize and close centers meets bipartisan pushback.
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9 major opportunities for electric buses and trucks 14.5.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
New jobs, less pollution, climate action — and more.
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Maude Barlow speaks on poverty, populism and envisioning economic justice on our shared planet 10.5.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Resh Budhu On May 23, the seventh annual Tommy Douglas Institute at George Brown College welcomes activist, author and Council of Canadians National Chairperson Maude Barlow as its keynote speaker on Poverty, Populism, Planet: Envisioning Economic Justice. Nearly two decades into the 21st century we are witness to a number of unsettling realities. In an unprecedented display of wealth inequality, 26 of the world's richest individuals own and control as much as the bottom 50 per cent of the global population. Billionaires grow their fortunes at an accumulated rate of $2.5 billion a day, while wealth and opportunity are siphoned from everywhere else; leading to growing rates of poverty, precarity and a raft of social insecurities for so many others (in employment, shelter, health care, education, and the list is increasing). As populations in some parts of the world must either contend with the ravages of war and want or flee them altogether, reactionary politicians campaign on promises of stronger borders ...
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The age of anxietment: anxiety, excitement and opportunity (zones) 28.3.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
A new federal incentive with bipartisan support looks to innovative and sustainable development.
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5 things to look for in the Green New Deal 6.2.2019 GreenBiz.com
From job losses to carbon taxes to just what clean energy means, anyway, here's what to watch in the new policy proposal.
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Opportunity Zones: a $100 billion investment for the clean economy? 23.10.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
A new provision of last year's tax law could be a boon to bringing renewable energy to economically distressed communities — but only if we act.
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The business of clean energy equity for all 9.10.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Here are three ways to advance a inclusive, green economy.
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What sub-Saharan Africa shows us about serving communities that are 'under the grid' 19.9.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Entrepreneurs are increasingly investing in clean minigrids to cover unreliable utility services.
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People with lived experience of homelessness walking for justice 10.7.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Talking Radical Radio Kym Hines, Hugh Lampkin and Cynthia Travers are social justice activists who have lived experience of homelessness. Hines is an anti-poverty activist involved in a number of groups in Victoria, British Columbia. Lampkin is the vice-president of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (or VANDU), which does work related to social justice, drug policy and harm reduction. Travers has been active in multiple projects related to homelessness and poverty in Kamloops, B.C. Both Hines and Travers are also active participants in the Lived Experience of Homelessness Network. Scott Neigh interviews them about the Poor Persons Walk , an action taking place later in July in a number of communities in British Columbia. One big part of our society's response to homelessness and poverty -- that is, when we don't just ignore such things completely -- is to blame the people who face them. This happens in obvious ways in responses that are harsh and punitive but also in more coded ways in many ...
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Ontario fightback: Progressive MPPs headed to Queens Park speak out 28.6.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Maya Bhullar On June 29 Ontarians will have a new premier who takes power with a Progressive Conservative majority government. However, Ontarians also elected some amazing progressive candidates, and at rabble.ca we intend to amplify what people are doing to stand for what Ontarians want and to continue to support progressive change. This is the first of a new Activist Toolkit series on Ontario's fightback against proposed cutbacks and attacks on the things you believe are important. Tell us about what you are doing by sending an email to maya[at]rabble.ca. To launch the series, we reached out to all the progressive MPPs who were elected and asked them three questions: why they ran, what they heard at doors, and what we can do to help them stand for Ontarians. After a hard-fought campaign, the slate of MPPs headed to Queens Park are busy and need time to recuperate. We are so grateful to (in no particular order) France Gélinas (Nickel Belt), Peter Tabuns (Toronto Danforth), Laura Mae Lindo  (Kitchener ...
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A better approach to economic development for indigenous communities 23.6.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
This new model can holistically measure the health and wealth of communities — and that's critical for First Nation communities.
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How solar minigrids could brighten economic prospects for unserved millions in Africa 7.6.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The demand from grain mills, water pumping, health clinics, barbershops and countless other businesses is there.
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The power of collaboration for the digital innovations of Smart Cities 31.5.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
And five examples of effective public private partnerships for you.
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Why diversity in sustainability matters, and what you can do 23.5.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Here's what some are — and aren't — doing to fight whitewashing in the green movement.
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Can mini-grids solve sustainable energy access? 30.4.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Community energy and mini-grids are promising models for reducing global energy poverty, but the nascent sector is still far from proven.
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Hospitals Are Leaving Rural America. Rural Americans Are Staying Put. 9.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
This article was originally published by TalkPoverty.org. Kendra Colburn spent a decade uninsured. During those years, she worked as a carpenter near her hometown in rural Vermont, earning just enough that she didn't qualify for low-income health care, but not enough to afford health insurance on her own. While uninsured, she suffered two major work injuries that landed her in the emergency room -- once, a nail shot through three of her fingers, and another time, a piece of wood kicked back on the table saw and sliced her arm. When she was unable to pay the emergency room costs, her credit took a hit for years. Today, Colburn works on her brother's farm and is covered by Medicaid. As a manual laborer, Colburn has developed nerve damage, which flares up in her hands and wrists with overuse. "I cut back my hours to deal with it. I can't afford to not be able to use my hands," she says. "That's how I make all of my money." As a child who grew up in a farming community, Colburn says she observed that pain is ...
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More people are seeking out mental health care, but psychiatrists are in short supply: 'It's getting worse' 22.3.2018 Chicago Tribune: Business
Medical student Mila Grossman had just begun her first clinical rotation when she started to get an idea of what kind of doctor she wanted to be. Working at a women’s mental health clinic, she met a new mom who appeared put-together but inwardly suffered from painful postpartum ...
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