CERO is a multicultural recycling cooperative based in the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester. CERO is comprised of a group of worker-owners whose values are steeped in community, sustainability and empowerment. CERO is among a new wave of locally owned green businesses that see themselves as part of a “new economy.” CERO began by providing food wasteContinue reading UEP Field Project works with CERO Coop to Explore an Eco-Energy Park in Boston
Yes! Magazine just published an updated version of the article I wrote last October, “What is the Color of the New Economy?“. Check out “What’s the Role of Race in the New Economy Movement?” at http://www.yesmagazine.org/commonomics/race-and-the-new-economy.
October 12-18, 2013 is the first New Economy Week, sponsored by the New Economy Coalition. These seven days celebrate efforts to build “an economy that is restorative to people, place, and the planet.” Post-Occupy, there has been a growing buzz about what kind of economy we need to address wealth inequality, environmental unsustainability, and lackContinue reading What is the Color of the New Economy? And Why it Matters
Having harvested rural and suburban retail markets, Walmart is now ploughing new ground in cities with their smaller urban groceries. From Los Angeles to Chicago and now in Boston, communities are debating over Walmart. On the one hand, residents of economically struggling neighborhoods (often also food deserts) want jobs and access to affordable groceries. OnContinue reading Alternatives to Walmart?