Saturday, January 1, 2011

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Empowerment Plan

Veronika Scott, a 21 year-old design student is developing a complete program focused on the production and distribution of coats by and for the homeless.

Originally begun as a class assignment the project has become a social mission.

NPR story here.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

I think this fits...

A writer sincerely sowing seeds of positivity...

"In Defense of Christmas"

A perfect example of Other Possibilities.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Green Opportunities

Green Opportunities is a community-based development organization dedicated to improving lives, communities and planetary health through innovative green collar job training and placement programs. 

Center for Participatory Change

The Center for Participatory Change  helps people recognize their own power, work together and transform their communities.  Headquartered in Asheville, NC the organization works within the region in partnership with people and organizations across western NC, providing resources, information and relationship building that result in works that promote racial justice and human dignity.

The CPC provides an on-line toolbox which presents a set of skills and techniques that have been helpful for CPC and their grassroots partners.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Story of Stuff

Compelling and questioning videos about our stuff.  Go to know where it comes from and where it goes.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Firestorm Cafe

Firestorm Cafe, on a quiet little backstreet in AVL.  A little secret jewel of a place, with doors wide open to anyone that wants to walk in.

"Established as a worker-owned and self-managed business, we aim to provide community space, critical literature and an alternative economic model based on cooperative, libertarian principles."