Category Archives: Re>Think Local News

Re>Thinking Localism in the Hudson Valley

You may not have heard much from us lately. Let me tell you why. I’ll start by first highlighting our work over the last couple of years — and then hint at where we may be headed. Continue reading

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Announcing Winners of the Re>Think Community Business Collaboration

We envision pollinating a number of social enterprises over the coming years that will further our mission, have some positive impact in our communities, and help sustain our nonprofit financially. They could be fully owned by Re>Think or partnerships with others. They could be businesses that start on the back of a napkin, or an existing … Continue reading

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Re>Thinking 2015: A Look Ahead

Our executive director Lucinda Poindexter is excited about the year ahead for Re>Think Local, our members, and herself. Here is just a sampling of upcoming endeavors. We hope you will join us wherever and whenever you can. Continue reading

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Potlucks + Creative Collaborations

After I got back from the Re-Think potluck in Rosendale, I texted a friend that is was the best networking event ever. The food was healthy and delicious (there was purslane and ice cream). We had a really candid conversation about the challenges of marketing a start up small business, and our passion for creating … Continue reading

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12 Steps to Building Strong Local Economies

By Ajax Greene:   It was a cloudy day destined to pour rain later. I had just moments before gotten a phone call informing me of the death of an old friend while rock climbing. Yet there was Michelle Long on the train platform, all energy and light. Michelle is the Executive Director of BALLE … Continue reading

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Bringing World-Class Entrepreneurial Talent to our Backyard — And Changing the World

By Scott Tillitt and Ajax Greene Current events in the Hudson Valley have us feeling incredibly bullish on the Hudson Valley. We truly believe that our region can and should be a leader in the Localism movement. It is the locally owned, independent, triple-bottom-line businesses found up and down the river that will lead our … Continue reading

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Seeking: Executive Director

A new executive director is critical to our continued success. The ED should have breadth and depth in both strategic aptitude and tactical prowess. Perhaps more importantly, the ED must buy into a shared vision of Re>Think’s mission. Continue reading

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Business voices needed to prevent Fracking on Public Lands

Send the BLM your Comment by August 23: Protect Federal Lands From Fracking The Obama Administration recently proposed a new rule for hydraulic fracturing on public and Indian lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) — including those in the national forest system and federal lands that are nearby many cherished national parks. … Continue reading

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New Poll of Small Business Owners Reveals Strong Bipartisan Support for Clean, Safe Energy and Environmental Stewardship

News from the American Sustainable Business Council: June 27, 2013, Washington, D.C. – A national, scientific poll shows that small business owners across party lines support safer, cleaner, more efficient and renewable energy. The poll, which asked a range of energy and environment questions, including some about President Obama’s climate proposals announced this week, was … Continue reading

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Re>Think Local participates with two related Public Policy Coalitions

Re>Think Local is pleased to announce its active involvement with The American Sustainable Business Council and the NYS Sustainable Business Council There are many business organizations that do public policy advocacy just about all of them are far right organizations such as the US Chamber of Commerce. Re>Think Local believes it is high … Continue reading

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