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BELLINGHAM: LIVE, LOVE, LOCAL
Bellingham is the nation's leader in community green power, was named the number one small city in the nation in urban progress toward sustainability, and is home to businesses, consumers, and government programs that make creating a "local living economy" a priority.
Localization of culture, economy, and decision-making is the glue and foundation of sustainability in Bellingham.
SACRED ECONOMICS: CHARLES EISENSTEIN
Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth. Today, these trends have reached their extreme—but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being.