Category: Localization

EmPOWERing Communities: Renewable Energy Co-ops Drive Local Investment And Ownership

Citizens are increasingly standing up and fighting back against dirty energy projects across the country, from the Gateway Pacific coal terminal in western Washington to…

Can Local Law Enforcement Be Democratized By A People’s Movement?

In Medina County, Ohio, the local prosecutor, sheriff and judge are not behaving the way the fossil fuel industry has come to expect. A pipeline…

New Economy Week 2015: Putting Divested Money To Work, Repairing The Damage

I’m part of the Reinvest Network, and I have lots of exciting news to share about our progress in developing the kinds of projects that funds divested from fossil fuels can and should be reinvested in.

New Economy Week 2015: Organizing for a Just Transition in Washington State

Jill Mangaliman leads Got Green?, a Seattle group that organizes for an equitable, green economy, and Rosalinda Guillen leads the farmworker organization Community to Community, which advocates for food justice.

In Colorado, A Revolutionary New Coalition Stands for Community Rights

In Colorado, local governments cannot raise the minimum wage, pass rent control laws, or ban fracking. A system of state “preemption”—a favorite tool of the…