[permaculture] Local economies

Katherine Steele kat at steelemoon.com
Thu Apr 15 14:54:49 EDT 2004

Promoting the idea and benefits of local economies and using them 
ourselves is one way of starting.
The Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) is a great 
organization of peers promoting small local sustainable business. Their 
mission is to  create, strengthen and connect local business networks 
dedicated to building strong Local Living Economies.
They promote Challenging county and city policies that hinder local 
living economies - including the tax breaks given to lure non-local 
companies, the land use policies that make it less expensive to locate 
outside of town, and the use of local business taxes to subsidize their 
multi-national competitors.

They list other strategies for building Local Living Economies 
http://www.ballenetwork.org/balle/viewPage.cfm?pageId=457 and they're 
having their first national conference soon, May 29-31, First BALLE 
National Conference, Portland, OR.

I also noticed that Portland's Earth Day Celebration promotes the idea 
by focusing on Localization with a "Plant Yourself & Grow Together" 
theme.  http://www.cityrepair.org/earthday/index.htm

Go Local!

On Apr 15, 2004, at 9:11 AM, permaculture-request at lists.ibiblio.org 

> Message: 7
> Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2004 10:04:47 -0400
> From: Claude William Genest <genest at pivot.net>
> Subject: Re: [permaculture] Is Stopping Coke or Any Company Part of
> 	Permaculture Design?
> To: permaculture <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Message-ID: <DA82E102-8EE5-11D8-8B63-000393A5F622 at pivot.net>
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> On Thursday, April 15, 2004, at 01:46 AM, Michael Kramer wrote:
>> We MUST take on the corporate world if we are to design a
>> sustainable society,
> Between my work with the Green Party and having just viewed the
> excellent documentary film "The Corporation" ( winner of this year's
> Sundance Film Festival) I agree wholeheartedly with the above
> statement. I don't know HOW, I don't know if it's PC, but I know it's a
> MUST....
> Seems like the best way to take on the Multi-Nationals is to create
> more local economy, and clearly PC is a key component in the design of
> these new local economies.
> Claude

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