The quickest way to push for a more just and sustainable economy is by using our purchasing power to encourage social and environmental change. How we shop, where we bank, and the manner in which we invest our money, are key actions we can take every day to help establish new patterns of local and national economic development, and allow us to emerge out of this crisis stronger than ever.

One trusted resource, wholly committed and consistently on the leading edge of advocacy for sustainability for over a decade, is the Positive Futures Network, founded by David Korten, author of The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community, and Sarah van Gelder. The PFN is an independent nonprofit best known for its publication of YES! Magazine, that gives “visibility and momentum to the signs of an emerging society in which life, not money, is what counts; in which everyone matters; and in which vibrant, inclusive communities offer prosperity, security, and meaningful ways of life. Here are some ways from Yes! to weather this crisis while using our buying, investing, and borrowing power to create a more regenerative infrastructure.

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  1. Allen Taylor on November 17, 2008 8:01 am

    Nice writing. You are on my RSS reader now so I can read more from you down the road.

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