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California Community Investment Initiative

California Assembly Bill 495 establishes the California Community Investment Initiative as a statewide effort to use market forces and profitable private investment, partnered with coordinated state and local resources and programs, to create jobs and revitalize...

What Will It Take?

What will it take to turn things around? That’s a very good question that gets asked more and more frequently as climate change accelerates. A surprising and encouraging answer is coming into focus, which can help guide the multi-faceted climate movement in choosing...

Building a True Market Economy

A few days ago, my friend and colleague, Elliot Hoffman and I had lunch to talk about our businesses and the economic transformation taking place right now. Elliot and I have been doing stuff together for quite a while.  A couple of years ago, we decided to write...

Sustainable Businesses in Eco-Smart Developments

Different bodies of theory and practice – to a certain extent different movements – are weaving together to form the emerging field of Sustainable Economic Development (SED). New paradigms for how to do business form the core of SED.  The new paradigms...

Climate Strategy

On Earth Eve, April 21, 2013, 350.org organized hundreds of showings of DO THE MATH, a movie based on Bill McKibbon’s DO THE MATH tour, which in turn was based on his popular DO THE MATH article in Rolling Stone last summer.  Now the movie is playing on...

Climate Change – The Long View

Some years ago, climatologist Michael Mann published a study that led to the hockey stick graph that showed that the Earth’s overall temperature spiked in the last century. Now, a new study shows that this spike in temperatures is unprecedented going back more than a...

The Climate Movement Is Finally Back

The Climate Movement is finally back because many forces are converging. Super Storm Sandy crashed home what Climate Change can mean in the most public way, but the mid-west drought and the Colorado and New Mexico fires meant that people all over the country...