Green Economy

Finger Lakes ReUse

Finger Lakes ReUse aims to foster community, economic opportunity, and environmental sustainability through the maximum reuse of materials.  ReUse operates two ReUse Centers, at which area residents can donate and purchase household goods, furniture, building materials, refurbished computers, and home electronics. Committed to creating quality green jobs, the nonprofit also runs two free job training programs, ReSET (Skills and Employment Training), which provide hands-on learning for individuals interested in computer technology or sales and customer care, and full-time paid apprenticeship opportunities for those who complete the program.

Is Nationalization An Answer to Climate Change?

Kate Aronoff
The Intercept

Kate Aronoff writes for the Intercept on "Is Nationalization An Answer to Climate Change?" In this article, Aronoff cites research by the Next System Project: 

Fossil Fuels Are Next in Line for a Bailout – Here’s How We Respond

Carla Santos Skandier

Cala Skandier, of the Democracy Collaborative, writes for Truthout: "Fossil Fuels Are Next in Line for a Bailout – Here’s How We Respond." In this article, Carla Skandier writes about the quantitative easing for the planet: 

That’s when the term “quantitative easing” entered the mainstream vocabulary. By pumping trillions of dollars into the economy, the Federal Reserve was able to buy assets of failing financial institutions, providing them with the parachute for a soft landing and a floor below which the economy would not fall further.

Read more at Truthout


Trump Is Handing Us the Weapon We Need to Avert Climate Catastrophe

Johanna Bozuwa and Carla Skandier

Democracy Collaborative staff, Johanna Bozuwa and Carla Skandier, write in Truthout about "Trump Is Handing Us the Weapon We Need to Avert Climate Catastrophe." In this article, Bozuwa and Skandier write about the research started about nationalization and climate change: 

Energy democracy: Goals and policy instruments for sociotechnical transitions

Matthew J Burke
Science direct

Matthew J. Burke writes explores a just economic trasitions and the long-term strategies for energy democracy in Science Direct. In this publication, Burke highlight the thought leadership, and guidance of the Democracy Collaborative: 

The authors thank the editors of this special issue and two anonymous reviewers for constructive recommendations that significantly improved this paper. We wish to gratefully acknowledge two anonymous energy democracy activists for helpful discussions on the energy democracy movement from the advocate perspective. We further acknowledge multiple colleagues in Vermont, Massachusetts, and at The Democracy Collaborative, for efforts and valuable insights that informed this research.

Read more in Science Direct 

The 2016 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Weston Berg, Seth Nowak, Meegan Kelly, Shruti Vaidyanathan, Mary Shoemaker, Anna Chittum, Marianne DiMascio and Chetana Kallakuri
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy