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Growing a Green Economy for All: From Green Jobs to Green Ownership

Transitioning to ecological sustainability Expanding democratic ownership

This Democracy Collaborative report provides the first comprehensive survey of community wealth building institutions in the green economy. Featuring ten cases, the report identifies how policy and philanthropy can build on these examples to create “green jobs you can own.”

This Democracy Collaborative report provides the first comprehensive survey of community wealth building institutions in the green economy. Featuring ten cases, the report identifies how policy and philanthropy can build on these examples to create “green jobs you can own.”

Growing a Green Economy for All offers a stunning breakthrough in how we should think and act about jobs at a point at which our country should be creating 500,000 new ones each month.

JAMES GUSTAVE SPETH
FORMER ADMINISTRATOR OF THE UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
YALE UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR IN THE PRACTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
AUTHOR, THE BRIDGE AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD

The idea of moving from green jobs to green ownership is one of the most powerful concepts to come down the road in many, many years.

MARJORIE KELLY
SENIOR ASSOCIATE, TELLUS INSTITUTE, BOSTON
AUTHOR, THE DIVINE RIGHT OF CAPITAL

The idea that local citizens can use the power of business to cooperatively reclaim their shared economic and environmental destinies is a powerful one. This is one important new development you don’t want to miss!

JEFFREY HOLLENDER
CO-FOUNDER, SEVENTH GENERATION INC
AUTHOR, THE RESPONSIBILITY REVOLUTION

If you have ever though that democracy ought to live outside the voting booths and in our economy, but didn’t say it out loud for fear of people thinking of you as crazy, then read Growing a Green Economy for All now!

OMAR FREILLA
TEAM COORDINATOR, GREEN WORKER COOPERATIVES, SOUTH BRONX

This report helps to define the roles of various players in Community Wealth Building and covers the following case studies:

Case Studies: Innovation in Green Community Wealth Building

  • Austin Energy (Austin, Texas)
  • Washington Electric Co-op (East Montpelier, Vermont)
  • Coastal Community Action and the Graylands Wind Energy Project (Washington state)
  • Windshare—and the Toronto Renewable Energy Co-operative (Toronto, Ontario)
  • PV Squared (New England)
  • Green Worker Cooperatives (Bronx, New York)
  • Excellence by Owners: The EBO Group Goes Green (Sharon Heights, Ohio)
  • The ReUse Center (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
  • WAGES (Oakland, California)
  • The Evergreen Cooperative Business Network of Cleveland, Ohio

 

120 pp. 8.75 x 11.25”

$15.00 Paper.

To order a copy, email: info@community-wealth.org

Publication date: 2010-05-31
Publisher: The Democracy Collaborative at the University of Maryland
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