Global Exchange is a membership-based international human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic, and environmentsl justice around the world.

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.”

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.

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.

2012 – Our Resolution is Global Revolution

Posted by in Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events on 21st December, 2011 | 1 Comment

shannon_owsAs we ring in 2012, let the revolution begin! From Tunisia to New York, from Spain and Greece to Oakland and ‘Occupies’ everywhere, people have taken to the streets to reclaim what is rightfully ours. Here are some highlights from this memorable year 2011.

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:

New Video “The Story of Broke” is Out!

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Featured, World News & Events on 8th November, 2011 | No Comments

SoBroke_Scene_002_LobbyistBullies-1024x575The Occupy demonstrations have raised a central issue that we must confront: how does capital get invested and who is controlling the process? The new video “The Story of Broke” by Annie Leonard addresses this issue in a powerful and convincing way.

VIDEOS: 10 Things We (Heart) About Global Exchange

Posted by in Fair Trade, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events on 21st September, 2011 | No Comments

kylieGet a behind-the-scenes look at why Global Exchange staffers love what they do!

G.E.L.T. Week 5: In Highland Park, a Region Raises a Hoop House

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events on 5th July, 2011 | No Comments

hoophouse2A barn-raising in the heart of Detroit? That’s certainly what it felt like as activists from across the region gathered in Highland Parkto construct a 2000-square-foot hoop house.

G.E.L.T. Week 4: Many Hands Make Light Work

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events on 20th June, 2011 | No Comments

HANDSThe next post by Global Exchange’s G.E.L.T. (Green Economy Leadership Training) program participant Kate Powers. Today, they tackle the huge task of gutting an abandoned house.

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 […]

Newer Entries   Older Entries