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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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Meet Kim Johnson: Turning Her Life Around One Garden at a Time

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 21st December, 2010 | No Comments

GELTThe final installment in our Open World series, today you’ll meet Kim Johnson. Once homeless and addicted to drugs, Kim is now part of a growing movement in Detroit to revitalize the city and its inhabitants, one garden at a time.
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Uncovering Transformation

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Global Exchange News & Events on 24th August, 2010 | No Comments

IMG_0716 - largeThis summer, our Michigan team is working with GreenNation on the Green Economy Leadership Training program. This entry was written by GELT-er Ayoola White.
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Solutions and Survival: My Experience in a Community of Impact

Posted by in Featured on 22nd July, 2010 | 1 Comment

IMG_0831 - largeThis summer, our Michigan team is working with GreenNation on the Green Economy Leadership Training program. This entry was written by GELT-er Zack Holden.
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Urban Growth

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Global Exchange News & Events, Guest Posts on 16th July, 2010 | 1 Comment

-2This summer, our Michigan team is working with GreenNation on the Green Economy Leadership Training program. This entry was written by GELT-er Ayoola White.
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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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Four Ways to Think About Freedom on the Fourth

Posted by in World News & Events on 3rd July, 2010 | No Comments

summersmoresAs we prepare for the long holiday weekend all across the country, we at Global Exchange are taking some time to reflect on ideas of freedom that we have been working on together with you. From the US Social Forum, to reaffirming our independence from oil to ending the travel ban to Cuba, join us as we share with you four ways to think about freedom on the Fourth of July.
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Another World is Possible, The Power is in Our Hands

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 2nd July, 2010 | No Comments

DSC_0722After a political let down in Copenhagen back in December, activists around the world have been mobilizing into action, understanding that we don’t have the time to wait for our leaders to make the changes we need to see in national legislation, in global treaties or agreements. People are sick of waiting for change, so they’re taking it into their own hands on the local level.
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Attention Deficit Disorder and the Social Forum!

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events on 25th June, 2010 | No Comments

KirstenUSSFThe idea of the forum is to put people first, to confront neo-liberal policies where ever we find them (and sometimes they are well-hidden) and to link our struggles in a web that can begin to transform our world as we confront the power of the corporations and the state.
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