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GELT 2012 has Launched

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events on 26th June, 2012 | No Comments

GELT_gardenAfter months of looking through applications, we finally ended up with 20 participants for our summer Green Economy Leadership Training program in Highland Park, Michigan. We are in the middle of our second week of the program, but let’s re-cap what took place in our first week.
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Occupy Our Elections… Elect Democracy

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 8th May, 2012 | 3 Comments

Photo: democraticunderground.comHow do we create a system where it actually matters who you vote for? We need to Occupy Our Elections in order to approach having the real ability to Elect Democracy. We should engage with and impact elections by providing systemic analysis and exposing the impact of big bank campaign contributions, corporate lobbying, and general ALEC-type corruption and collusion. Meanwhile, we can also simultaneously be creating new methods of meeting the needs of the 99%. It’s time to show the 1% what real democracy actually looks like.
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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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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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A Regenerative Economy Takes Form in Detroit

Posted by in Community Rights, Global Exchange News & Events on 19th January, 2012 | No Comments

GELTVertical1Signs of hope continue to sprout in Detroit. For many of us working on the revitalization of Detroit, 2012 may prove to be the year when the tide finally shifts towards a rebirth of our great city. Some consider this a bottoming out after over a decade of massive manufacturing job losses to the tune of 200,000 jobs lost since the year 2000 and eye-opening population loss.
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Innovative Green Youth Program Shines at Open House in Highland Park MI

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events on 15th December, 2011 | 5 Comments

Pastor Bullock addressing the GELT communityGlobal Exchange’s Green Economy Leadership Training in Highland Park, MI aims to educate, engage and empower both youth and adults to be active agents of change in building the necessary clean energy, green economy future. Their work is Highland Park, Michigan. Their future looks bright. Global Exchange’s Beth Garriott takes us to GELT’s recent Open House, where Detroit area residents came out to show their support. Here are some highlights:
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How to Overcome Fear: Canvassing for Energy Efficiency in Highland Park

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, Global Exchange News & Events on 16th June, 2011 | No Comments

Gelt22011Written by GELT Participant – Dan Tompkins It was an afternoon in summer. Me, this guy James, and a girl named Marion walked down the middle of the road. We were in a rough area. It’s called Highland Park. The three of us were working with GELT, a project of Global Exchange, an international human […]
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G.E.L.T. Week 3: Reality Check

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events on 14th June, 2011 | No Comments

GELT participants striking peaceful posesKate Powers continues sharing her experiences as a participant in Global Exchange’s Leadership Training program. Today she shares some of the sobering feedback her group received from community neighbors.
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G.E.L.T.: Week 2 Project Development

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events on 11th June, 2011 | No Comments

operationwesquatKate Powers shares her experiences as a participant in Global Exchange’s Leadership Training program. Read what she and others are doing to address a major problem in post-industrial cities– abandoned, rundown houses.
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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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