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Harvesting Justice 13: We Have a Dream – Farm Workers Organize for Justice

May 7th, 2013 | by Guest Author

For decades, farmworkers – the more than one million men and women who work in fields and orchards around the country – have been leading a struggle for justice in our food system. They have been building awareness and mobilizing the public, successfully securing some rights, higher wages, and better working conditions.


Why Buy Local? Why Not? [Infographic]

November 21st, 2012 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Feeling the need to do some holiday shopping over the next few days? No doubt, some will find Black Friday (or, shoot, Black Thursday now) deals too tempting to resist. But if you can wait a day, and focus your buying on small, local businesses on Small Business Saturday, you'll avoid a lot of environmental impact, and do more good for your local economy


Full-Cost Pricing: Getting the Market to Tell the Truth

April 11th, 2012 | by Earth Policy Institute

The key to restructuring the economy is to get the market to tell the truth through full-cost pricing. If the world is to move onto a sustainable path, we need economists who will calculate indirect costs and work with political leaders to incorporate them into market prices by restructuring taxes. Full-cost pricing that will create an honest market is essential to building an economy that can sustain civilization and progress


How Much Will it Cost to Save Our Economy’s Foundation?

March 22nd, 2012 | by Earth Policy Institute

Our natural systems are the foundation of our economy. We can roughly estimate how much it will cost to reforest the earth, protect topsoil, restore rangelands and fisheries, stabilize water tables, and protect biological diversity.



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