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

Posted By dpacheco On March 11, 2010 @ 4:18 am In Business & Economy | No Comments

The fine folks at Change.org [1] 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! [1]

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! [1]


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[1] Change.org: http://www.change.org/ideas/view/slow_our_money_down_and_invest_as_if_food_farms_and_fertility_mattered