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CORE Summer Fellows 2017

CORE Summer Fellows 2017

Each summer, two Tufts UEP graduate students work with community partners for a 10-week fellowship through the CoRE (Co-learning/Co-education) partnership.  Funded by Tisch College, fellows get hands-on experience in community planning, organizing and development.  And the fellows help to extend the collaborative work between the Tufts and the community partner. Below, Minnie McMahon reflects on … Continue reading

2016 CoRE Fellow Reflects on Internship with Community Partner

2016 CoRE Fellow Reflects on Internship with Community Partner

Each summer, CoRE (Co-learning/Co-education) funds UEP graduate students to work with a community partner for a 10-week fellowship.  The fellowship is intended to provide capacity for community-based efforts and to offer fellows hands-on experience in community planning, organizing and development.  2016 CoRE fellow, Gabo Sub, reflects on his internship experience at the Dudley Street Neighborhood … 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

The Progressive Struggle to Save Capitalism (repost)

Check out this op-ed piece by Boone Shear and Stephen Healy, first published in Truthout on October 23, 2012. Both are involved in the Worcester Solidarity and Green Economy Alliance and organizers of the October 13, 2012 conference. ****************************** Regulation and reform might eventually manifest a kinder, gentler capitalism, but we’ve seen how hard it … Continue reading

Alternatives to Walmart?

Alternatives to Walmart?

Having harvested rural and suburban retail markets, Walmart is now ploughing new ground in cities with their smaller urban groceries. From Los Angeles to Chicago and now in Boston, communities are debating over Walmart. On the one hand, residents of economically struggling neighborhoods (often also food deserts) want jobs and access to affordable groceries. On … Continue reading

Justice + Sustainability = “Justainability”

This piece summarizes how I started using the term “justainability”. I have spent my entire professional career since the early 1990s working at the links between “sustainability” and “justice”. Sustainability defined in only environmental, non-human terms seemed too narrow. Social justice absent an ecological view was likewise unsatisfying. For me, “environmental justice” was where these … Continue reading