Tag Archives: Baltimore

Baltimore air polluter fumbles, and kids score one for their hard-hit community

Baltimore air polluter fumbles, and kids score one for their hard-hit community
After close to three years of youth-led organizing against a massive incinerator planned for their South Baltimore Fairfield neighborhood, the young activists got their first taste of victory recently, when the state of Maryland ordered Energy Answers International, the company building the incinerator, to stop construction on the project. In this South Baltimore area, which has some of the worst air quality in the country thanks to the ... Read more

Enthusiasm High for a New Economy for Baltimore

Enthusiasm High for a New Economy for Baltimore
With growing recognition that the economy fails to serve the interests of most people, alternative institutions and processes based on economic democracy are beginning to pop up everywhere. This movement points to what is called by some as “the New Economy.” Throughout the country people are joining a global movement to create structures grounded in democratic control of community wealth – an economy of, by, and for the people. On May 16 ... Read more

Economy conference hits Baltimore

Economy conference hits Baltimore
Paul Jay, CEO of The Real News Network introduced the conference graciously hosting and televising the event in his town hall space A large crowd was very engaged listening intently to the opening plenary comprised of Margaret Flowers (co-director, It’s Our Economy), Diane Bell Mc-Koy (President& CEO. Associated Black Charities), Michael Coleman (United Workers Leader) and Jacqui Dunne (CEO Danu Resource). Gar Alperovitz was scheduled to be ... Read more

URBAN GREEN: HOOP HOUSES REPLACE ROW HOUSES IN BALTIMORE’S SANDTOWN

URBAN GREEN: HOOP HOUSES REPLACE ROW HOUSES IN BALTIMORE’S SANDTOWN
Baltimore wanted to establish itself as a leader in local, sustainable food systems, in part by increasing the acreage under cultivation for urban agriculture, integrating small farms into the urban landscape. But fears of gentrification and suspicion of the city’s motives meant that grassroots liaisons were needed to facilitate community buy-in. Big City Farms, a Baltimore-based urban-farming company and a Certified B Corporation (for ... Read more

Live Stream of the Economic Democracy Plenary Sessions in Baltimore

Live Stream of the Economic Democracy Plenary Sessions in Baltimore
If you are unable to make it to the conference tonight, keep it tuned to this page for a live stream of our town hall at The Real News Network! You will also be able to catch the opening and closing plenary sessions on Saturday right here. For more on the event's schedule, visit here. Let's #BuildBmore2gether! Read more

Foundations for a new, democratized economy for Baltimore to be discussed at conference

Foundations for a new, democratized economy for Baltimore to be discussed at conference
On May 16 -17, local community members, policymakers, activists, and experts from around the country will gather for the Baltimore Economic Democracy Conference, “Building Our New Economy Together.” The two-day event will focus on finding policy alternatives meant to build local wealth and community ownership across a range of issues including: affordable housing; renewable energy; food security; worker-owned cooperatives; as well as money ... Read more

What Would You Do If You Had Political Power?

What Would You Do If You Had Political Power?
We're continuing our series of interviews with Gar Alperovitz about what's next. What might a new economy look like? And in this segment of the interview we're going to ask Gar a question which we're going to be trying to answer over the next few years: what would you do if you ran Baltimore? What would you do if you ran Maryland? Read more