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Here you will find recent stories of BALLE and Localism in the News, including news from the Local Economy Fellows and member community.

EPA Holds 'Clean Power' Hearings; Poll Finds Climate Change To Be A Hot Topic For Minority Voters

Source: Progress Illinois      Jul 29th, 2014

Green For All, led by BALLE Fellow Nikki Silvestri, released a report polling minorities on their views of climate change. The results show overwhelming support for the reduction of carbon emissions. [Read More]

We Stand With Communities of Color in the Fight for Carbon Pollution Standards

Source: The Root      Jul 29th, 2014

McCarthy and Silvestri highlight the impacts of carbon on vulnerable communities and present the economic, and health benefits and opportunities to engage in the EPA's proposed Clean Power Plan. [Read More]

Cotton in the South: is a new sustainable textile industry rising?

Source: The UK Guardian      Jul 29th, 2014

The Guardian features Cotton of the Carolinas, an organization of farmers, ginners, spinners, knitters, finishers, cutters, sewers, printers and dyers of T-shirts building a local economy in North and South Carolina, and reviving the local textile industry. [Read More]

Hub key to sustaining local food movement in northeast Kansas

Source: Kansas Health Institute      Jul 21st, 2014

BALLE Fellow alumnus Anthony Flaccavento studied the feasibility of creating a food hub for northeast Kansas - his findings point to next steps, challenges and possibilities for establishing a local food economy there. [Read More]

Breaking the Grip of the Fossil Fuel Economy

Source: Yes! Magazine      Jul 17th, 2014

Groups around Appaliachia are launching innovative, local initiatives to ground homes and communities in a local economy while a fossil fuel industry moves away. [Read More]

Lowcountry Local First launches co-working space at 1600 Meeting

Source: Charleston City Paper      Jul 17th, 2014

The newest coworking space in Charleston, SC, by Lowcountry Local First, is geared to fortify the local economy. [Read More]