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October is Co-op Month!

by Erbin Crowell                         1000515 4
Editor's Note: Co-op Corner is a new quarterly feature, exploring the world of cooperatives.

Co-ops Commit to Sustainability & Inclusion

by Erbin Crowell                         1000514 1
Editor's Note: Co-op Corner is a new quarterly feature, exploring the world of cooperatives.

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility Celebrates 25th Anniversary

by Stephen Morris                         1000512 2
Why Here? Why Now? Why VBSR?

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility, the state’s second largest trade organization for businesses, is now 25 years young. How did it happen, and why here?

Mike Burak says it all began with an article called “Taking Over Vermont” by Richard Pollak, published in the April, 1972 issue of Playboy. Pollak, tongue firmly in cheek wrote: “Suppose the nation’s alienated young decided to stage a takeover of Vermont. Not by staging a weekend rock festival at Rutland and then hanging around the Green Mountains like freaked-out trolls. Not by lacing the water supply with assorted chemical brain scramblers. Not even by trashing the 14-karat-gold-leaf dome off the Statehouse in Montpelier. Suppose they decided to do it by the book, within the system, the hard-hat-approved American way — by ballot.”

“I thought it was a great vision,” says Burak, a native of Winooski who left his home state to complete a law degree at Harvard and to cut his legal teeth with Manhattan-based law firms before returning home. “The hippies would take over Vermont. I was all for it!”

Mike Burak

Good Greed

by Ray C Anderson                         1000511 2

(This article appeared originally in Green Money Journal, and is used by permission. This was not noted in the original print publication and we regret the error. For more information on Green Money Journal, visit greenmoneyjournal.com.)

Since you’re reading the Green Money Journal it’s likely that you’ve already made the mental shift to sustainability, and if that’s the case, welcome! I believe that shift happens one mind at a time, one company, one technology, one university curriculum, one industry, one community at a time. Furthermore, I have never met a “former environmentalist.” It’s true! Once you understand the truth and complexity of our environmental challenges, you are forever changed. My story demonstrates that. And fortunately for us and for our planet, that collective mental shift seems to be happening quickly, particularly in the important field of green building.


Co-ops Build a Better World

by Erbin Crowell                         1000500 1

In the wake of a global recession that continues to devastate communities and livelihoods, people are hungry for alternatives to corporate greed and stock market speculation. As we look at challenges such as climate change, unemployment and growing disparities of wealth and ownership, many of us feel discouraged and unsure of how we can make business more accountable to our communities and our visions for more just, sustainable, and resilient economies.



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Green MBA? No Longer a Contradiction

by Patrick Morris                         9124 5445

Green business isn't just the local farmers' market anymore.


Socially Responsible Vermont: Beyond the bottom line

by Stephen Morris                         1043 3154

VBSR wins allegiance with a message that business has a social responsibility


Green Activists Sought

by Stephen Morris                         1063 3036

I first heard about the Green Corps from a friend whose daughter was accepted into the program. An organization that will pay you to become an environmental activist?


The Cooperative Fund of New England

by Erbin Crowell                         1000447 2569

...What makes co-operative enterprise unique is that they are owned and democratically controlled by the people who use them to obtain products, services or employment.


Snowsville, Not Yer Average General Store

by Stephen Morris                         1000213 2227


A Better Safe Place: Green CDs

by Stephen Morris                         9101 2159

Purchasers of the Equal Exchange Certificate of Deposit will know that their investment will create a line of credit dedicated to Equal Exchange's use.


Debunking the myth of lower SRI performance

by Todd Walker                         1000487 2096

Our goal is not to claim that social responsible investments do consistently better than non-social ones but to simply dispel the myth that they do worse...


The High Price of Materialism

by Marshall Glickman                         1012 2029

Even "the haves" suffer from materialism's excesses: from anxiety, tension, low self-esteem, and from being busy, busy


My Saudi Arabian Breakfast

by Chad Heeter                         1059 1925

The next time we're at the grocer, do we now have to ask not only where and how this product was grown, but how far its manure was shipped?


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Interview: George Siemon, CEO of Organic Valley

by Green Money Journal                         1000247 1895

Social(k) - A New Option for Retirement Planning

by Rob Thomas                         9120 1776

Urban Salvage and High Tech Trash

by Katie Cordrey                         1000490 1766

The Heron Dancers

by Stephen Morris                         1000253 1751

The Economics of Garlic

by Stephen Morris                         1000369 1741

Battered by Your Bank?

by Stephen Morris                         1000473 1683

Is Your Property Fire Safe?

by Marla Benoist                         1000202 1583

Competing Currencies

by Congressman Ron Paul                         1000208 1557

Deep Thoughts on Greenwashing

by Stephen Morris                         1000290 1528

New Society Publishers' Chris and Judith Plant

by John Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist                         1000218 1515

Fun in the Slow Lane: Carless in Rural Maine

by Stephen Morris                         1024 1513

Around the Green World

by Stephen Morris                         9098 1497

In This State: Puerto Vermonta

by Stephen Morris                         9135 1475

The State of Co-ops

by Stephen Morris                         9184 1462

Guns and Politics

by Stephen Morris                         1000033 1431

The Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life

by Marshall Glickman                         1014 1406

Is That You, Elvis?

by Stephen Morris                         9147 1406

Socially Responsible Vermont:

by Stephen Morris                         1044 1373

Working the Salt Mines at Inn Serendipity

by John Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist                         1000217 1356

Funny Business -- This Green Biz

by Linda Pinkham                         1000201 1344

Resurrection on the 43rd Floor

by Patrick Morris                         9104 1328

The State of Co-ops

by Stephen Morris                         1000037 1313

Slow Money to Fund Healthy Food System

by Tom Stearns                         1000322 1309

Carbon Copies: Are All Offset Programs Created Equal?

by Non-Toxic News                         1000019 1225

Going by the Book

by Chris Morrow                         1000027 1170

Land of the Free?

by Stephen Morris                         1000255 1085

The Green Designation for Realtors

by Stephen Morris                         1000413 2

Vacation Locally

by Linda Pinkham                         1000270 1

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