Unexpected Ally Helps Wal-Mart Cut Waste

Date: 13 Apr 2012 | posted in: Media Coverage, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

New York Times, April 13, 2012 An environmentalist in Bentonville sounds like the premise for a low-budget reality show, but Wal-Mart has been courting environmental groups and seeking their input on its policies in the seven years since it first … Read More

Thinking Local: Job Creation Not Relocation

Date: 2 Apr 2012 | posted in: Media Coverage, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Neighborhood Notes, April 2, 2012 Are multi-million dollar public investments to woo corporations to our city in the best interest of our local economy? Who is responsible for job creation? The president, local government, entrepreneurial business people? As we expressed … Read More

Banking For the Rest of Us

Date: 1 Apr 2012 | posted in: Banking, Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In this cover story for Sojourners Magazine, Stacy Mitchell writes that there is remarkably little evidence to support the idea that bigger banks are superior. They have come to dominate, not because they are more efficient or offer better services, but because they have rigged government policy in their own favor. It’s time for a new set of rules—banking policies for the 99 percent.… Read More

ILSR’s John Farrell Discusses How Solar Can Compete With Utilities

Date: 26 Mar 2012 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States, Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Minnesota Public Radio, March 26, 2012 In this article, ILSR Senior Researcher John Farrell discusses how the coming of cheap solar may change everything. Most Americans think clean energy is futuristic — a good idea some day, but not practical … Read More

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