Sunset at Grand Canyon (Arizona, USA) seen from Yavapai Point. July 2007. Author: Tobias Alt
  • Biden uses executive power to create New Deal-style American Climate Corps, (Sep 20, 2023)
  • People who work from home all the time ‘cut emissions by 54%’ against those in office, (Sep 18, 2023)
  • California sues oil companies claiming they downplayed the risk of fossil fuels, (Sep 17, 2023)
  • US launches $1bn tree-planting scheme to mitigate effects of climate crisis, (Sep 14, 2023)

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In the US, for the first time ever, the majority lack faith in the democratic system. That decline has been rapid and recent. Before the financial crisis, more than three-quarters of Americans were satisfied with US democracy; today (Jan 2020) 55% are dissatisfied.[1]

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BALLE, Business Alliance for Local Living Economies -, a project of Democracy Collaborative - Institute for local self reliance, nonprofit organization and advocacy group that provides technical assistance to communities about local solutions for sustainable community development in areas such as banking, broadband, energy, and waste through local purchasing. The organization was founded in 1974. ILSR has two main offices, one in Washington, D.C., and the other in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The 1990 edition of the Whole Earth Catalog summarized ILSR's mission as follows: "ILSR specializes in urban community economic development that isn't dependent on welfare handouts. Unlike many similar organizations, they develop clever technical solutions to problems - they've been particularly successful in material recovery and other schemes to reduce waste. Their experience and thoroughly professional demeanor, together with a Washington DC location, has enabled them to be influential in policy decisions." W

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Nov 8 Joe's not sleepy, but he should wake up to American localism[2]

Apr 23 Towards sustainable economies US: Accessible local alternatives to Amazon Prime[3]

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