Rhode Island Cleaning Coop on Labor Vision TV

Check out this interview on Labor Vision TV about a new worker-owned cleaning coop in Rhode Island. This coop was incubated by the worker’s center Fuerza Laboral. Healthy Planet Cleaning Co-op is the first worker’s cooperative incorporated in Rhode Island. Tufts UEP alum Janaki Blum helped support the coop’s startup by conducting a feasibility studyContinue reading Rhode Island Cleaning Coop on Labor Vision TV

Article online: Urban food sharing and the emerging Boston food solidarity economy

An article that I and Julian Agyeman wrote has just been published online in Geoforum journal. This piece will be part of a forthcoming special issue on Food Sharing. We continue to follow the emerging food solidarity economy in Boston and look at the potentials and challenges to its growth. Check it out at: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016718518302513Continue reading Article online: Urban food sharing and the emerging Boston food solidarity economy

Capitalism Is Not the Only Choice

Check out this article I wrote for YES Magazine on solidarity economies. It argues that we need to escape “capitalocentrism” and see that there are all sorts of thriving non-capitalist economies, where there may not be a profit motive or market exchange. These solidarity economies are being innovated out of necessity by poor communities and communitiesContinue reading Capitalism Is Not the Only Choice

Greater Boston Community Land Trust Network Launched

Tufts UEP Lecturer Penn Loh and UEP Field Project students have been partnering to support the Greater Boston Community Land Trust Network. A report by a UEP Field Project student team was released at the Network’s launch on April 27, 2016 — Building a Livable Boston April2016ver. The report outlines the potential benefits of communityContinue reading Greater Boston Community Land Trust Network Launched

CERO Coop’s Direct Public Offering featured on #GRITtv

CERO Cooperative is featured in this half hour GRITtv show on local investment and moving your money. [CERO segment starts at 18:56] Description: Why is it so hard to invest your money locally? Grassroots activists trying to build economic alternatives in the US encourage investing in the businesses in your neighborhood, instead of in far-offContinue reading CERO Coop’s Direct Public Offering featured on #GRITtv