This Time article elaborates on why the maker movement is so important at this point in time.
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This Q&A with one of the founders of the Local Investment Opportunities Network in Washington state explores LION’s groundbreaking work to create ways to connect local investors with local businesses in need of loans. Read the interview.
The UK-based Transition Network is a resource for communities that are self-organizing around the Transition model by creating initiatives that focus on rebuilding resilience and reducing CO2 emissions. The Network offers numerous types of information to support such efforts. It includes a directory of projects around the world. Visit website.
Center for a New American Dream offers a wealth of resources for building community engagement and resilience. A Community Action Kit consists of two downloadable action guides, Guide to Sharing and Guide to Going Local, as well as a great set of resources for growing a local food system. Each is geared toward helping people organize and implement locally-based projects, with concrete project ideas, step-by-step tips, video stories, and more. A linked series of webinars contains tips and ideas from people who have already completed successful projects. Center for a New American Dream also contains a wealth of other programs around the themes of “Beyond Consumerism” and “Redefining the Dream.” Visit website.
Center for a New American Dream provides guidance on strengthening local food systems and keeping dollars circulating locally. Visit website.
The Institute for Local Self-Reliance sponsors a Waste to Wealth program that helps communities turn waste into resources. This program collaborates with businesses, activists, and policymakers to reduce waste generation and provide community development opportunities through reuse, recovery, and re-manufacturing of “waste” materials and their byproducts. The website includes examples, lists of partners, and lots of resources. Visit website.
This website is a Capital Institute offering that contains numerous stories and examples of locally-based regenerative products and projects, designed to inspire others. Includes tales of local finance, land & food, and urban projects. Visit website.