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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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Slow Activism

In this TED Talk, “How the Internet has made social change easy to organize, hard to win,” techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci makes an argument against digital activism, exclusively. And an argument for what I’ll call “slow activism.” Continue reading

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‘Building Blocks’ of a Local Living Economy

At the TEDxLongDock conference in June that Re>Think Local supported, one of the speakers mentioned that there are more than 50 ashrams and spiritual centers in the Hudson Valley. Fifty! On September 23 Re>Think convened around 75 Hudson Valley wellness professionals for a one-day conference at the Omega Institute (one of our members). A personal … Continue reading

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“Repair Café” Gets Stuff Fixed

Guest blog by John Wackman Repair Café is a free community meeting place to bring your beloved but broken item to get fixed.  The heart of the idea is that you– yes you–participate in the repair with the help of a “repair coach”. The idea was born in Amsterdam in 2009 and is just beginning … Continue reading

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Judy Wicks the BALLE Mama

In 2000 at my second of many Social Venture Network conferences held that year at the Mohonk Mountain House (Localism has deep roots right here in the Hudson Valley), I responded to an announcement by Judy Wicks about starting a new organization. Over a two-year period and two retreats at Judy’s weekend homes in the … Continue reading

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TEDxLongDock: This is What Community Looks Like

Nothing I’ve done has been as personally fulfilling as what transpired in Beacon, NY, on June 7, the culmination of months and months of planning and hard, selfless work with a small, dedicated team. Continue reading

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Collaboration for a Sustainable Region

It’s time for community leaders and citizens to gather and consider new ways of working together for a low-carbon future with high quality of life for all. And on Monday, May 20th, it’s happening. Join Re>Think Local’s Ajax Greene (one of the speakers) at this special one-day conference in Hyde Park. Resilience and Renewal: Collaboration … Continue reading

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