EDA Newsletter - January 23, 2017
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May 2017 Conference Update
We’re excited to update you on our first EDA Conference, which will be held at the end of May 2017 in Asheville, North Carolina. Currently we’re deep into the planning stage, so keep your eyes open on February 1st for an EDA e-mail announcing the event.  The announcement will include conference details as well as registration information. Looking forward to seeing you there!  

We’re Building Our Team!
This is a friendly reminder for anyone interested in joining the EDA team – we invite you to fill out our brief survey. We reached out via e-mail on January 19, 2017 and received some replies back – THANK YOU to everyone that responded – but would like to hear from more of you. As you can imagine, an endeavor like ours is a large undertaking and we could use your skills and expertise to help make EDA a successful and impactful organization. If you’re interested in joining the team, simply fill out THIS SURVEY and share some information about yourself and how you'd like to contribute as a team member. And believe us when we say – there are many projects we could use your help with.

Thank you for joining us, and thank you in advance for offering your help.


2016 heralded many advances around the world. While the Presidential election took over much of the attention toward the end of the year, and the focus on Brexit in the middle of year both captured a lot of interest, there was exciting progress being made in other parts of the world that are not often in the world's limelight. 

Costa Rica made a strong showing in world leadership for its focus on using renewable energy... Read More

As we launch Economic Democracy Advocates at the top of the New Year in 2017, we can look back to some of the leaders around the world that have inspired us. Advocacy takes many forms as we see in this Huffington Post article. The list they provided offers a wide profile of advocacy leaders around the world. We’ll be watching these ten movers and shakers in 2017 and with the hope that the activity that they launched in 2016 will further proliferate as more... Read More

We face enormous challenges in the future.  Our little planet seems to be struggling in its attempt to house our growing population and deal with the increased waste that this population generates each day.  The growth in population in turns puts a constant focus on how we’ll feed everyone, while our oceans are suffering from pollution that impacts a major food source.  And, we’re faced with increased numbers of older people as the overall world population ages... Read More

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