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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
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
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
At the bottom of this article are the top ten reasons to buy local most commonly found with a Google search; this particular list came from our friends at Sustainable Connections, fellow members of BALLE (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies). And what an impressive list it is, too. In conversation with one of Re>Think Local’s early members and our website … Continue reading
In this, our very first guest blog post, Re>Think Local Founding Member Karen Berelowitz takes us inside the recent Etsy conference exploring the Creative Economy. I recently had an opportunity to attend the Hello Etsy conference at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, featuring over a dozen speakers offering a wide range of expertise, including localism! … Continue reading
Summer is just around the corner and you know what that means… internships! Re>Think Local is looking for two bright, curious, and dedicated individuals to join our team. We have a whole host of chunky projects waiting in the areas of membership services, marketing and communications, and event planning. The positions are unpaid but offer … Continue reading