Local Peace Economy

Every transaction we make in our daily lives ultimately contributes toward building a peace economy or a war economy, a world of compassion and well being, or a world of indifference and violence. The peace economy model encourages us to reinvest in our local communities.

It calls for creating cultural, social and economic models that cultivate a sense of respect, and uplifts all people... not just a select few. We cannot make these changes without the foundational building blocks of the very peace we are seeking. The first step is taking the macro problem to the micro. Visit AlterNet partner CODE PINK's Local Peace Economy Page to get involved.

Mudgirls: Meet the Women Building Their Own Sustainable Homes

By Valerie Vande Panne / Independent Media Institute

Over the last decade they have worked to spread the word that even a new mother can build her own home, and it can be off the grid and Earth-friendly.
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