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You’ve Heard of Slow Food, Now There’s Slow Money

By Karen Anderson (as originally published in the September/October 2011 issue of City Palate)

Why would anyone want “slow money”? As a culture we’ve been programmed to hope for fast money. Woody Tasch is the author of Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money – Investing as if Food, Farms and Fertility Mattered. In his book, he poses hard questions, like why modern money markets ask us to take our money away from local businesses to invest it globally. He’s witnessed the impoverished farms and abandoned main streets that the emphasis on global investment has wrought, and he’d like to help turn that around.

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The Slow Money Movement

By Brenna Atnikov

Profit literally means “to make progress”. But in a world of fast money where people and planet are often removed from transactions, are we really progressing?

Above: Slow Money with Woody Tasch from Chris Hsiung on Vimeo. Woody is founder and chairman of the Slow Money Alliance and “the prophet of modest profit”.

By slowing money down we can reshape our local economy and establish communities and businesses that address our most pressing social and environmental problems. On February 3, 2011 200 Calgarians came together to learn what’s possible.

In case you missed it, listen here!

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Neighbourhood Revitilization

RiverWalk in East Village

Calgary’s East Village is being transformed. What was once a neglected inner-city neighbourhood is becoming a hub for creativity, recreation and community. RiverWalk officially opened on the August long weekend, is central to the revitalized look of the East Village and means a better quality of life for all Calgarians.

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Meaningful Employment

Green Collar Job Initiative

A meaningful job that pays a living wage, helps the environment and strengthens the economy? That’s a green collar job. Thrive and its partners launched the Green Collar Jobs initiative with the release of the report Green Collar Jobs: New Workforce Development Opportunities for Alberta. The report provides a strong foundation from which to stimulate a green economy in our city.

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Innovative Social Finance

Community Capital Networks

Passionate about supporting a sustainable local economy, REAP and its partners host a monthly webinar series called Community Capital Networks. If you are interested in unleashing the flow of capital to support a greener local economy, join the conversation to learn about promising practices across North America and to discuss how to bring them to Calgary.

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Local Business Development

Enterprising Non-Profits Alberta

With the launch of Enterprising Non-Profits Alberta, Calgarians can expect to shop from more and more socially conscious businesses. ENP-AB is providing grants and technical assistance to non-profit organizations engaged in social enterprise, the kind that brings both financial and social returns.

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