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'A Declaration of Interdependence' is part of a larger project 'Let it Ripple: Mobile Films for Global Change.' Each of these films will offer the ability for organizations to use the film for free to reach their communities just like this one.

See the 20 min. PBS video Fixing the Future on David Brancaccio's NOW! Video (8 min): NOW on PBS: Fixing the Future host David Brancaccio tackles one of the toughest challenges facing Americans today: How does our country create jobs that pay well and build prosperity? Brancaccio travels across America uncovering innovative community and small business projects pioneered by inspirational personalities. (Hour Exchange Portland segment.)

Preview or purchase the full PBS video Fixing the Future with David Brancaccio! Video: NOW on PBS -- Fixing the Future host David Brancaccio tackles one of the toughest challenges facing Americans today: How does our country create jobs that pay well and build prosperity? Brancaccio travels across America uncovering innovative community and small business projects pioneered by inspirational personalities.

See the 20 min. PBS video Fixing the Future on David Brancaccio's NOW!The Story of Stuff Project was created by Annie Leonard to leverage and extend the film's impact. They amplify public discourse on a series of environmental, social and economic concerns and facilitate the growing Story of Stuff community's involvement in strategic efforts to build a more sustainable and just world.

Stewart Wallis: The Great Transition

World renowned economist Stewart Wallis of the New Economics Foundation spoke in Portland about retooling local and global economies that produce good jobs for everyone, improves human wellbeing, and decreases social inequality - all within our planetary limits.

Collaborative consumption

[VIDEO] 'Collaborative consumption'

Put your underused stuff to work. All of that idle dust-collecting can be harnessed for the greater good, say authors Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers. Their book, What's Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption, describes a new 21st century economy rising up to take advantage of the massive potential of all our unused stuff. Botsman calls it "a fundamental change in the relationship between producers and consumers and people in society that's starting to reinvent not just what we consume but how we consume."

Just in Time by Mira Luna:

As the recession and Occupy movement encourage people to reimagine work and how they get their needs met in the new economy, Timebanks are catching fire.


CBS: Maine residents barter for health care. CBS: "Maine residents exchange services for health care." November 16, 2011


Operation Bon Appétit - Time Well Spent


Operation Bon Appétit - the hOurworld Cooperative