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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 […]

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.

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.

“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?

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 […]

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.

Launch of CLEAN California Campaign

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Global Exchange News & Events on 6th May, 2011 | No Comments

solar trioA broad partnership of business, community and environmental groups has come together to accelerate the development of California’s clean energy economy. Global Exchange is a partner of the Clean Coalition which this week announced the launch of the CLEAN California Campaign. The CLEAN (Clean Local Energy Access Now) Campaign is promoting policies that will accelerate the implementation of clean energy projects by removing barriers to selling clean local energy to utilities and connecting these projects to the grid.

How to Build a Clean Economy in a Weekend

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events on 5th May, 2011 | 1 Comment

Al Gore at Powershift 2011 Photo Credit: Energy Action CoalitionThe third national Powershift conference was held last month in Washington D.C. It was also my third national Powershift conference. The conference overall was a big success, reports were that close to 10,000 people turned out to the Convention Center in Washington D.C. The 2011 Powershift was framed by an Obama Administration wavering on its […]

Japan Nuclear Crisis and Ten Reasons to Oppose Nuclear Power

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Featured on 14th March, 2011 | 1 Comment

Nuclear bomb treeOur hearts go out to the people of Japan and all those affected by the current crisis. In addition to helping the immediate victims, we can learn important lessons from this tragedy. Keep reading to learn some ways you can support relief efforts in Japan, and for a list that will vaccinate your mind against thinking that nuclear power is a viable path for our energy future.

Positive Transitions in 2011

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 18th January, 2011 | No Comments

2010.07.21-044The first few weeks of 2011 have been a time of transitions. Aside from transitioning to a new year and a new decade, we have seen a transition of power in the US Congress. The new Republican majority in the House threatens to impede real progress. Global Exchange is prepared to stand with you in opposition to these regressive moves. We will fight to stop rollbacks of progressive policies and continue to push for positive change in our communities at home and abroad.

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