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VOTE: Slow Money on Change.org’s Top 10 Ideas for Change in America

The fine folks at Change.org are mobilizing their community to rally around a single idea to present to the White House—an idea that could change America for the better.

Here’s the thing: we want our idea to win. We think it’s a pretty good one, and we hope you’ll think so, too. But we need your help. Voting ends in two short days, so go vote!

What am I voting for, exactly? you ask? Read on…

Slow Money: invest in local food systems to save the economy and the planet

We need to bring our money back down to earth. Anyone with a 401K or an IRA account is an investor, and we investors need to reconnect to the places where we live. 

Think about it: if we invest just 1% of that money in local food instead of Wall Street gimmicks, we’d grow carrots instead of derivatives, beets instead of bonuses. We’d create a thriving economy that makes real, healthy food, instead of a fake one that just makes money for bankers. Let’s invest our money where our food is.

We will be recognizing the wisdom of Paul Newman: “I just happen to think that in life we need to be a little like the farmer who puts back into the soil what he takes out.”

- Slow Money AllianceFeb 12 @ 09:38AM PST

Go! Vote!

 


Economic Development is Broken. Here’s How to Fix It

Economic development today is completely broken. That’s the argument of author Michael Shuman in his new book, The Local Economy Solution. The singular focus on attracting global corporations is not just ineffective but counterproductive, Shuman argues, especially given the huge opportunity costs. Indeed, it’s not far-fetched to suggest that the best way most communities can […] Read More..

A Mini-Festo for Earth Day – Rebuild the Foodshed

For the past month, author Philip Ackerman-Leist has been on a Twitter MiniFesto campaign – each day sending out a new tweet designed to spark conversation and pass along some lessons he learned whilst working on his last book, Rebuilding the Foodshed. You might also know Philip as the author of his memoir Up Tunket […] Read More..

Chelsea Green to Revolutionize Industry with Edible Books

Move over Gutenberg: In advance of Earth Day 2015, environmental publishing leader Chelsea Green Publishing is announcing the introduction of an entirely new type of book – the completely biodegradable, and in certain instances edible, book. While some publishers tout the recycled content of their papers, or use of soy-based inks, Chelsea Green, which turned […] Read More..

Get More from Your Mission: The Social Profit Handbook

For-profit institutions measure their success primarily by monetary gains. But nonprofit institutions are different; they aim for social profit, or improving the well-being of people, place, and planet. The Social Profit Handbook draws from author David Grant’s decades of leadership in the education, foundation, and nonprofit worlds, and provides  leaders of social profit institutions with […] Read More..

Chelsea Green Publishing Turns 30!

Explore a slideshow of cover images from some of our most iconic books over the past 30 years. Excerpts from these books and close to 100 others are all part of a new Chelsea Green anthology celebrating our 30th anniversary – The Chelsea Green Reader. This collection offers readers a glimpse into our wide-ranging list […] Read More..