Imagine the world without anger, without greed. We have the power, the tools, the skills and the resources right now to build a peaceful world, where people live in harmony with the Earth and each other. This blog explores ways we are doing just that, one post, one change, one day at a time. Join me. Tell your stories. Ask for help. Spread your ideas for making the vision real and, well, ordinary.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Can slow money grow the slow food movement?

Touchy, funny, quirky or cogent, it's the Quote of the Week:

We’re starting with food for a number of reasons. We’re very inspired by the Slow Food movement because it’s a beautiful, cultural, very positive, humanistic approach to a whole bunch of terrible problems. Biodiversity, heirloom plants, indigenous culture, community health—all are addressed very beautifully by Slow Food.
Woody Tasch
as quoted by Brooke Jarvis in
Slow Money: Bringing Money Down to Earth,"
Yes! Magazine

Tasch's foundation, Slow Money turns everything we know about non-profits and funding on its head. In its six Slow Money Principles, the foundation asks,

  • What would the world be like if we invested 50% of our assets within 50 miles of where we live?
  • What if there were a new generation of companies that gave away 50% of their profits?
  • What if there were 50% more organic matter in our soil 50 years from now?

What do you think of the Slow Money Principles and the Slow Money Alliance? Would you sign the principles? If you have investment cash, would you invest there? Your opinions matter and could be helpful to the rest of us figuring out how to live consciously in a more Ordinary way.

We make peace in a million small ways every day.
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