For decades, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance has championed just that. It focuses on local control and reliance particularly in the areas of broadband, energy, independent businesses, banking, waste (to wealth), and the public good. Each of these areas contains a deep database of articles, relevant rules and resources. Its website has numerous audio, video and written resources. Noteworthy is a searchable database of local, state and federal laws in areas of interest to local self reliance, such as composting, anti-privitization, beverage containers, etc. Visit website.
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This page from US SIF explains the different types and sources of community investment available to retail investors, including banking, loan funds, microfinance programs, and bonds. See more
Green America’s Community Investing Guide provides an introduction to community development financial institutions, or CDFIs – banks, credit unions, and other financial groups with a mission to direct your banking and investing dollars into projects that improve people’s lives. Visit website.
The Invest With Values website includes a wide-ranging, easy-to-use directory with investment opportunities in the following areas: local banking, community investing, sustainable and responsible investing, and impact investing.
The website also contains numerous tools to help you on a path toward investing with your values. Visit website.