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A Small Iowa Town Embraces Energy Independence

David Labrador Writer / Editor Making local work in America's heartland  In late March 2015, RMI hosted the second annual eLab Accelerator. Described as a bootcamp for electricity innovation, the four-day intensive work session brought together 12 teams from across...

Food costs in Nunavut spur Ryerson students’ ingenuity

Toronto Star A group of Ryerson University students hope their greenhouse project can help ease the high cost of food in Northern Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS From left, Ryerson University students Brad Smith, Ben Canning, Sonya Noronha and Ilya Zatolokin started a...

Creating livelihood is more than earning a living.

Creating livelihood is more than earning a living. It is about quality of life, about being in relationship with the local community one is a part of. What does it take for a community to support its inhabitants to find their place and co-create a healthy, resilient...

Can Agroecology Save Us From “Scorched-Earth” Agriculture?

By Henrietta Moore, The Ecologist | Op-Ed http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/30777-can-agroecology-save-us-from-scorched-earth-agriculture How do we meet the challenge of providing enough food for everyone while protecting biodiversity and reducing agriculture's...

Building and Climbing the Solar Energy Ladder

http://blog.rmi.org/blog_2015_05_12_building_and_climbing_the_solar_energy_ladder Laurie Guevara-​Stone Writer / Editor Access to electricity is crucial for sustainable economic development. Yet 1.3 billion people around the world live without basic access to...