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Build the Green Economy in Your Community–Apply for Summer of Solutions

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Guest Posts on 5th November, 2013 | No Comments

SoS graphicIn the face of a falling economy, an energy crisis, fragmented and inequitable communities, and the growing threat of global warming, youth are coming together to create solutions that address all of these challenges together. Apply now to run a Summer of Solutions program in your community in 2014!
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Sustainovation: Green Economy Meets Digital Innovation

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Featured, Guest Posts, World News & Events on 5th June, 2012 | 1 Comment

Green economy in action in Detroit Photo Credit: Samantha FrickJune 5th is World Environment Day. To mark the occasion, Kevin Danaher shares his thoughts about sustainovation and a new type of economic enterprise that values a triple bottom line.
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Attn 99 Year Olds! Green Economy Leadership Training Application Deadline Almost Here

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events on 5th April, 2012 | 5 Comments

gelt5Want to participate in community-led projects focused on developing local green economy resources? Interested in learning to organize social entrepreneurship ventures? Between the ages of 18 and 99? Want to spend the summer in Highland Park, MI and meet like-minded people from across the country working for social justice while working with the local community? Then apply to GELT today!
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Reclaiming Our Future at Rio+20: The Green Economy Versus Rights of Mother Earth

Posted by in Community Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 21st March, 2012 | No Comments

La Via Campesina - Massive MarchThe international peasants and farmers organization, La Via Campesina, ends their global Call to Action for the upcoming June 16-18 Rio +20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) with ‘GLOBALIZE THE STRUGGLE!! GLOBALIZE HOPE!!!’ The stakes are high in Rio. As Via Campesina points out, “Twenty years later, governments should have reconvened to review their commitments and progress, but in reality the issue to debate will be the “green economy” led development, propagating the same capitalist model that caused climate chaos and other deep social and environmental crises.”
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Open Call for Green Economy Leadership Training Participants

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events on 9th March, 2012 | 4 Comments

The GELT house in Highland Park, MichiganWant to participate in community-led projects focused on developing local green economy resources? Interested in learning to organize social entrepreneurship ventures? Between the ages of 18 and 99? Want to spend the summer in Highland Park, MI and meet like-minded people from across the country working for social just while working with the local community? Then apply to GELT today.
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“It’s not what you do; it’s why you do it” : Green Economy Leadership Training Week 1

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Guest Posts on 10th June, 2011 | No Comments

GELTers Gather for their First MealWritten by Cory Connolly, aka, “the Finisher” Why is it that the green economy, in many ways, remains intangible? Why must those who are passionate about people and the environment choose between doing what they want and between living comfortably? What does a green economy look like in the country’s most devastated communities?
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Previewing the Green Economy Leadership Training 2011: A New Vision for Highland Park

Posted by in Featured on 1st June, 2011 | No Comments

getlA city that once pioneered a new economy for a new America is now passing on its legacy to 21st century entrepreneurs sculpting it’s rebirth from the ashes. The spirit is still here, it actually never left.  Hiding in the halls of historic automotive buildings and creeping into a declining, but indigenous, market place.  Highland […]
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FROM THE GROUND UP: The Story Behind the Green Economy Leadership Training

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events on 17th May, 2011 | No Comments

Green Economy Leadership TrainingIn 2 weeks, the Global Exchange Michigan team will embark on our second Green Economy Leadership Training (GELT) program. GELT is a 9 week training program that brings together residents from the community of Detroit & Highland Park together with youth from communities throughout Michigan and the U.S. for technical trainings in the green economy and community organizing.
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“The Social Network” and the Green Economy Revolution

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Guest Posts, World News & Events on 5th October, 2010 | 2 Comments

the_social_networkAfter overcoming my hesitancy to let Facebook infiltrate another aspect of my life, I gave in and watched “The Social Network.” I’m going to go ahead and say it but, this movie is definitely a defining moment for the millennial generation, our generation. And believe it or not, but there are some key lessons the Green Economy Revolution can take away from the film.
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Green Economy Leadership Training

Posted by in Featured on 13th July, 2010 | No Comments

PrintGlobal Exchange’s Michigan team is working with the local community in Detroit to transition it to a clean, green economy starting with Highland Park. One of our Michigan organizers, Scott Meloeny introduces the Green Economy Leadership Training (GELT) summer program.
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