EDA Newsletter - February 22, 2017
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There's no denying that these are challenging times for our country — and the world. Polarization along ideological lines is stronger than ever, and yet our need for solutions even greater.

How will we find common ground to protect our most precious resources?

How can we create a world that works for all while protecting individual liberties and freedom?

We hope you'll join us for our first conference, OUR COMMON GOOD: From Issues to Action, May 26th-29th in Asheville, NC, for collaborative discussion, informative presentations, and action planning toward this end. Just a reminder... this is Memorial Day long weekend and flights become pricer closer to the date, so book soon. 

Registration is open but space is limited to 80 people. Registration closes on April 23, 2017. Sign up today!

Announcing The EDA Learning Community

Part of our vision for the conference is that it will be a participatory discussion about the principles we value and the strategies we'll employ. To do that, we'll need a degree of common background on PROUT, the commons and economic democracy.

In early March, we'll send out an e-mail reminder, which will also include select readings with plans to discuss them via conference calls. Regardless of whether or not you will be attending the conference — though we hope you will! — we invite you to join in the readings and discussions.

EDA Learning calls will be held on the evenings of:
Tuesday, March 21
Tuesday, April 4

Tuesday, April 18 

Sustainable farming requires innovation. As climate change is impacting us, farming can be more and more challenging. But at the same time, as our population is growing, the need for food is growing as well. The new technologies that are being introduced to our farms are a testament to ingenuity and our increased need to produce food in a sustainable and efficient way. This article from Forbes provides a nice overview of just a few innovations in this changing industry.

Technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) has made its way into our lives and businesses. 

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This article from Clean Technica is from the original work published by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) which studied how communities could take ownership of renewable power.  The focus on this report from ILSR is to explore the barriers in the US to the adoption of community-owned renewable energy and the ways in which communities can establish community-owned power.

We’re following Clean Technica’s approach to releasing this report in three separate posts because of the length of the original report. It is a fascinating series to read.

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In the United States, it seems as though California’s water shortages are constantly in the news. And while the month of January this year saw some relief with a welcomed influx of weeks of rain, we can assume that we’ll begin to hear the stories once again about water shortages and the need for conservation. If the state and its residents fails to act, water availability at every tap could be in jeopardy. This article offers some hope that a plan is finally in place that will make a difference to the residents of California, and could offer a template for other states facing this very real issue.

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