Report Back: Commonbound Conference in Boston June 6-8

The New Economics Coalition held their national conference Commonbound at Northeastern University June 6-8, 2014. I had the opportunity to participate in several panels. Check out the conference site, with some video of plenary sessions. On Friday June 6, I gave a presentation at the Research Workshop on New Economy on “Emerging Solidarity Economy Initiatives … Continue reading

Dudley Resident Gardens: Summer 2013 Survey Results

Dudley Resident Gardens: Summer 2013 Survey Results

On two hot days in mid-July 2013, two dozen youth went out into the streets of the Dudley neighborhood in Roxbury to survey “backyard” gardens and interview gardeners. The youth, from Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) and The Food Project, were working with the support of the Practical Visionaries Workshop (PVW) to document how much … Continue reading

What is the Color of the New Economy? And Why it Matters

What is the Color of the New Economy? And Why it Matters

October 12-18, 2013 is the first New Economy Week, sponsored by the New Economy Coalition. These seven days celebrate efforts to build “an economy that is restorative to people, place, and the planet.” Post-Occupy, there has been a growing buzz about what kind of economy we need to address wealth inequality, environmental unsustainability, and lack … Continue reading

Real Pickles and the Path to a Co-operative Economy (repost)

[Thanks to Rachel Gordon for passing on this post about a western Massachusetts company's process of converting into a worker cooperative. Original post at: http://realpickles.blogspot.com/2013/08/real-pickles-and-path-to-co-operative.html.%5D We are excited to share a few words written by Erbin Crowell, Executive Director of the Neighboring Food Co-op Association (NFCA) and local expert on cooperative business.  Erbin was a … Continue reading

CERO Cooperative Launching

CERO Cooperative Launching

COOPERATIVE ENERGY, RECYCLING & ORGANICS COOPERATIVA PARA ENERGIA, RECICLAJE & ORGANICOS The CERO worker cooperative is launching its startup  financing campaign! Workers supported by Boston Workers Alliance and MassCOSH began planning for this recycling business about a year ago. Check out their video and their website: http://www.cero.coop/. Below is a reprint of a recent article … Continue reading