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Author Archives: Matt Jones
by Matt Jones, Community Engagement & Programs Director, Re>Think Local There is a clean energy boom in the Hudson Valley, and considering all of the different programs and organizations, it can be hard to decipher the information to determine how they work together, and how they might benefit you. For the purpose of transparency and … Continue reading
Re>Think Local is thrilled to announce our partnership with values-aligned Energize NY, whose core mission “is to help New York property owners waste less energy in their buildings.” Using our extensive reach in the Hudson Valley, we will help Energize NY identify potential leads to participate in this beneficial program, which helps commercial property owners … Continue reading
The holidays are a time for gratitude and reflection. All of us at Re>Think Local are grateful to all of you for being an integral part of our localist family. We’ve accomplished a lot this year — which we couldn’t have done without your passion and support — and we want to celebrate our collective … Continue reading
Why is a Fair Minimum Wage Good for Business and Essential for Real Prosperity? Guest blog by Holly Sklar & Alissa Barron-Menza from Business for a Fair Minimum Wage. Holly Sklar is CEO and Alissa Barron-Menza is Vice President of Business for a Fair Minimum Wage, a national network of business alliances, owners and executives … Continue reading
by Matt Jones, Community Engagement & Programs Director, Re>Think Local I had the opportunity to attend BALLE 2015 in Phoenix, the 6th most populous city in the U.S., located within the Arizonan Sonoran Desert, and with an impressively robust culture of localism. For those of you unfamiliar, BALLE is short for “Business Alliance for Local … Continue reading
By Ajax Greene In today’s business climate, change is constant. It is incredible difficult to keep up. In this challenging environment, large companies are doing a better job communicating their values than locally owned, independent businesses, even though these large companies are better at communicating their values than they are at actually living those values. … Continue reading
Author: Jessica Ridgeway Is there anything better than a fresh, ripe, juicy tomato? Yes. When it’s used to make your favorite dish and it tastes better, costs less, and contributes up to 4x more to the community. Is it possible? Yes, if those tomatoes were purchased from a local grower. From farmers markets to CSAs, … Continue reading