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Greencorps Chicago: Stories from The Green Collar Economy

Linked through Green For All, Advertisements

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Council Speaker to Unveil Policy on Food for the City: NYTimes

Seen earlier this month in the NYTimes: Christine C. Quinn, the City Council speaker, is to unveil a long-term plan on food policy on Monday, a plan she says goes beyond the issues of trans fats and sugary sodas to … Continue reading

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Street Farmer: NYTimes Weekend Magazine, July 5th

MILWAUKEE, USA: This weekends NYTimes Weekend Magazine includes a compelling 4 page feature on Will Allen, urban farming genius and Growing Power’s CEO and founder.  Written by ELIZABETH ROYTE, the article is linked  here. (…) Show Allen a pile of … Continue reading

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Changing Food Policy Brings Greens to Low Income Neighborhoods

PHILADELPHIA, UNITED STATES: Changing zoning policy, increasing grant availability, and offering revolving-loan programs helps bring fresh food into low income neighborhoods.  These Pennsylvania  incentives are “aimed at improving access to nutritious food” in places with few grocery options.  The NYTimes … Continue reading

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Documentary: East New York’s Urban Agriculture

From Urban Omnibus (which I first saw linked through City Farmer):  East New York is a documentary video in five chapters, explaining how East New York’s urban agriculture movement developed. The five chapters of the video focus on Local Farmers, … Continue reading

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For Young Japanese, It’s Back to the Farm: NYTimes Global Business

YOKOSHIBAHIKARI, Japan: Rural Labor Squad, a government pilot program started recently by Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso’s stimulus plans, has so far helped place more than 2,400 Japanese youth into farming jobs, through a program that: ” (…) stems from … Continue reading

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Permanent Culture: Tiffany Tong at UBC terrytalks

University of British Columbia: Redefining boundaries: Urban Agriculture: Tiffany Tong, from terrytalks on Vimeo., video 18min 06 sec.

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Green Prosperity: How Clean-Energy Policies Can Fight Poverty and Raise Living Standards in the United States: Green For All

Yesterday from Green For All: “Green Prosperity: How Clean-Energy Policies Can Fight Poverty and Raise Living Standards in the United States” is a new report from the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (PERI), commissioned by … Continue reading

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Sumthin’s Gotta Give

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White House Pledges $50 Million in Seed Capital for Social Innovation Fund

From the White House blog, Michele Jolin talks about the creation of a Social Innovation Fund: Yesterday, the President announced that he would ask Congress in the FY2010 budget to provide $50 million in seed capital for his Social Innovation Fund, … Continue reading

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Growing Power Wins Major Kellogg Grant: Award Will Help Create Green Jobs, Aid Reeling Detroit

Milwaukee – May 4, 2009 – The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, one of the nation’s largest charitable organizations, has announced that Growing Power Inc. will receive $400,000 for a plan to create sustainable jobs among vulnerable urban populations. The project, called … Continue reading

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Van Jones on Green Rooftops, Green Jobs

Van Jones, author and activist, and recently appointed Special Adviser to Green Jobs on the White House Council for Environmental Quality, visits DC Green Works to talk with Sara Loveland about the environmental benefits of green rooftops, and the opportunity … Continue reading

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Give Us City Gardens, Not Just Grocery Stores

An editorial from today’s New York Times urges the first lady to take her efforts for community vegetable gardens one step further. Michelle Obama’s recent pitch for fresh vegetables and her avowed interest in community gardens have given new life … Continue reading

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Van Jones Profile: Global Green

Don’t know Van Jones? Let the video above get you introduced.

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Green Jobs Guru Van Jones Named to Obama’s Cabinet: Alternet

(Tuesday, March 10th) See the full story on AlterNet, linked here.

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Workers Agree to Go with Less

The Boston Globe writes that Paul Levy, CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is “trying something revolutionary, radical, maybe even impossible.” How far will workers agree to go without to save jobs?

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Van Jones to Advise Obama on Green Jobs

From Wednesday’s edition of Democracy Now: The Obama administration has tapped author and activist Van Jones to become a special adviser for green jobs, enterprise and innovation. Jones is expected to start work next week. He is author of the … Continue reading

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Workers Without Borders: NYTimes

An op-ed piece by JENNIFER GORDON in today’s NYTimes: Workers without Borders

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G7 Agrees to Support Stimulus Bill

As the New York Times reported today, Timothy F. Geithner spent Friday and Saturday speaking at a Group of 7 meeting (meeting of “First-world” global economic superpowers and their finance ministers, in Italy, promoting the new Obama led US bill … Continue reading

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Literally Speaking: Transform problems instead of burying them

The old-century question still looms: where to “throw away” all this “waste?” Scenario one, the old method:  Dump industrial boat-loads of agriculture waste into the ocean, slowing the decomposition rate of the waste in the dark, cold, oxygen-deprived underwater environment. … Continue reading

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