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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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We Are All Fast Food Workers Now 21.3.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Truthout is funded by readers, not by corporations, lobbyists or government interests. Help us publish more stories like this one: Click here to make a tax-deductible donation! "Many people are angered by the cruelties of the twenty-first-century economy. And their fury has fueled worldwide protest. Simultaneously, and almost everywhere, low-wage workers and small farmers began to revolt: in New York City restaurants, laundries, and warehouses, in Western Cape wineries and the garment shops of Phnom Penh, in Southern California Walmarts, and the big hotels of Providence, Oslo, Karachi, and Abuja. As capital has globalized, so has the labor movement. Marches, strikes, protests, and sit-ins from Tampa to Mali have changed the global conversation about workers' rights." So writes Annelise Orleck in her new book We Are All Fast Food Workers Now: The Global Uprising Against Poverty Wages -- which, as she explains on this week's episode of Off-Kilter, tells the story behind the growing global labor movement ...
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An Illinois town celebrates as Trump's tariffs prompt U.S. Steel to bring jobs back 9.3.2018 Chicago Tribune: Business
There’s hope coming back to Granite City. The small Illinois steel town outside St. Louis felt the bedrock shift in 2015 when one of its biggest and best-paying employers, U.S. Steel, said it would idle its Granite City plant and cut 2,000 jobs. On Wednesday, the company said it will restart ...
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Fear, anxiety, apprehension: undocumented immigrants fear doctor visits could leave them vulnerable to deportation 22.2.2018 Chicago Tribune: Business
The man’s toe had turned from deep purple to black by the time his family went to the emergency room. Soon they would discover it was gangrene, a complication of undiagnosed diabetes, and a portion of the toe would be amputated. But before that, as the days passed and the toe blackened, the ...
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A town clings to its small-town identity under pressure 9.2.2018 High Country News Most Recent
Manhattan, Montana, has become a bedroom community with full schools but few businesses.
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When a town wants to grow — but not too quickly 8.2.2018 High Country News Most Recent
Three Forks has weathered much. Facing new pressures, can it stay in control?
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How Economic Distress Impacts Your Health 1.2.2018 Truthout.com
You'll never see a paywall at Truthout and we'll never artificially restrict your access to the news. Can you pitch in to help keep it that way? We rely on our readers to keep us online, so make a one-time or monthly donation today! According to  a recent report , Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and West Virginia have the worst health in the US. These states have higher rates of premature deaths, chronic diseases and poor health behaviors year after year. Why are people in some places in the US consistently less healthy than those in others? If you look to health and fitness magazines, it may seem like poor diet, lack of exercise and other bad behaviors are to blame. Genetics and access to health care are also commonly cited reasons for why some people are healthier than others. But where a person lives, works and plays also matters. As a public health researcher interested in how society affects our health, my research shows where you live plays a powerful role on your health. Economic ...
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Why Rural America Isn't a Lost Cause for Progressive Ideas 31.1.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Rural politicians across the country are buying into a new way of campaigning, with platforms that might sound more aligned with those of college students living in Berkeley, California, than former miners from the central Appalachian coalfields. They're talking about raising the minimum wage, universal health care, debt-free college and investing in local assets, instead of industrial recruitment. If you're a fan of real journalism, now's the time to strengthen Truthout's mission. Help us keep publishing stories that expose government and corporate wrongdoing: Make a donation right now! For the past seven years, Jess King has directed a business development nonprofit in her hometown of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She watched the community's poverty rate climb to 30 percent over that time, well above that of the state's two largest cities, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. She also saw how state and federal policy influenced the very real decisions of real people in her community, often in increasingly negative ...
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Worker Cooperatives Offer Real Alternatives to Trump's Retrograde Economic Vision 28.1.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Worker-owners of Maharlika Cleaning Cooperative, which provides high quality, eco-friendly office cleaning services. (Photo: Maharlika) Where do you turn for news and analysis you can rely on? If the answer is Truthout, then please support our mission by making a tax-deductible donation! Announcing his presidency in 2016, Donald Trump promised the nation that he'd become "the greatest job president God ever created." His plan to accomplish this rested on a retrograde economic vision that would "make America great again," by restoring waning coal and manufacturing jobs, as well as putting an end to the alleged assault on American work by foreign immigrants and global competition. A year later, his attempts to realize this vision have largely consisted of backwards motion. In October, he rolled back the Clean Power Plan, arguing that carbon emissions regulations, rather than the widespread shift away from fossil fuels, were responsible for the decline of US coal. While the striking of these environmental ...
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