Newsletter Archive

JUNE 2019
SUMMER EVENTS – We’ll keep you updated
THIRD ANNUAL CONFERENCE NEWS – Join us in Oakland, CA. this fall
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE – Attention all new and current EDA members!
HEADING WEST – For fundraising and video production
AUGUST IS ELECTION MONTH – Exercise your right to vote!
ADVOCACY TRAINING PROGRAM – Join us in Asheville to pre-test the program

MAY 2019
REGISTRATION IS OPEN – EDA 2019 Conference
STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE – EDA 2019 Conference
ANNOUNCEMENT – Meet Patti Ellis, Acting Chief of Staff
FUNDRAISING SUCCESS – Thank You to Our Donors

APRIL 2019
DID YOU KNOW? – Water Scarcity and Stress
STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE – EDA 2019 Conference
SUGGESTED READING – Echoes of EDA in Bruno Latour’s New Book
WE’RE LOOKING FOR A GRANT WRITER – Join the EDA Team
LOOMIO EMAIL WOES? – We’ve Got the Answer in “Tech Tip”

MARCH 2019
DID YOU KNOW? – Food Insecurity and Uncertainty is a Global Problem
EDA TO LAUNCH ADVOCACY TRAINING – Join Us in Oakland
ADVOCACY IN OUR FUTURE – 2020 and Beyond
ANNOUNCEMENT – Meet Charles Hannah, Acting Director of Development

FEBRUARY 2019
EDA FUNDRAISING DRIVE – Goals for 2019
SHARING WHAT EDA IS ABOUT – Simplified
WE REPRESENT OUR MEMBERS – At-Large Trustees

JANUARY 2019
2018 – Our Year in Review
2019 – Our Plans For a Big Year
JOIN OUR WEEKLY VIDEO CALLS – Holding the Spirit of Economic Democracy

DECEMBER 2018
JOIN THE CONVERSATION: As we redefine economic democracy
SAVE THE DATE: 2019 EDA Conference announcement
SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE: Co-create the EDA advocacy training program
WHAT THE BOARD’S BEEN UP TO: About December meetings

OCTOBER 2018
MEET YOUR MANAGING DIRECTOR: A note from James Quilligan
LET’S CONNECT: Share your ideas, concerns and more – here’s how
REPORT FROM THE BOARD: What happened in our September meetings

SEPTEMBER 2018
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT: We’re working for you
REPORT FROM THE BOARD: What happened in our August meetings
MEET YOUR AT-LARGE TRUSTEES: Three terrific members join the Board
CALL FOR A MANAGING DIRECTOR: Send us your application

AUGUST 2018
Meet EDA’s Newly Elected Executive Committee and Mediation Body

JULY 2018
ELECTIONS ANNOUNCEMENT: Want to run for office?
CONVENTION TELL ALL: EDA reaches a milestone in Philly

JUNE 2018

DEBUNKING CAPITALISM: Video Recos worth watching
A BIG MONTH FOR EDA: Cooperative Charter, 5-year plan and elections kick off in Philadelphia, June 14-17

MAY 2018
HELP SHAPE EDA: Become an Active Member
DOORS OPEN IN EUROPE for EDA: Read James Quilligan’s talk at GTAC
WE’RE ORGANIZING: Advocates, get ready!
Cooperative Charter UPDATE: EDAs Governing Circle revealed…

APRIL 2018

JOIN US in drafting our Cooperative Charter
Greater San Francisco Bioregion food production will be unsustainable after 2050
TIME’S RUNNING OUT: Sign up for EDAs Youth Scholarship to participate in our June Convention

MARCH 2018
How to GROW A NEW ECONOMY – Interview with co-author Roar Bjonnes
Participate in the DEMOCRATIC development of our Cooperative Charter
EDA is on the vanguard of Biocapacity Research
JOIN US this June at our Convention for a New Social Charter
JOIN OUR TEAM – EDA is looking for a Proofreader

FEBRUARY 2018

SAVE THE DATE: Registration for Convention for a New Social Contract opens February 6th!
Join our FREE 8-session virtual BOOK STUDY: Growing a New Economy starts February 13th
GET INVOLVED NOW: Help formulate EDA’s Cooperative Charter

NOVEMBER 2017
EDA 2018 Conference – Save the Date!
Book Study Group
EDA’s Path Toward a Cooperative Charter
Biocapacity Research Update
Future Advocacy Team Announcement

OCTOBER 2017
EDA’s Book Study Group
Our Path Toward a Cooperative Charter
Carrying Capacity Research Update
BLOGS
Short Answers to Hard Questions About Climate Change
5 Reasons to Join the Locavore Movement
Emergence of a New Story: Redeveloping a Vernacular for Workers as Commoners
He Hacked a Way to Talk to Plants – and They Talk Back

SEPTEMBER 2017
Book Study Group
EDA’s Path Toward a Cooperative Charter
Carrying Capacity Research Update
BLOG
How Electricity Cooperatives in the US are Paving the Way for a Renewable Future
Turning Florida Lawns into Food
Transparency in the True Cost of Food
Personal Indoor Farming
Study says bioregion could be food self-reliant by 2050
Five Basic Survival Needs of Human Beings

AUGUST 16, 2017
The Passing of a Friend and Mentor
EDA Takes Steps Toward a Cooperative Charter
Conference Feedback from the Millennial Generation
BLOG
The Next Health System
Upcycled Mushrooms
US Mayors Back 100% Renewable Energy, Vow to Fill Climate Leadership Void
In Maryland, Recusing Food That Might Otherwise Be Wasted
A Solution for Struggling Small Towns: Organic Food?

JUNE 28, 2017
Building a Democratic Organization
Conference Feedback
Carrying Capacity: We No Longer Have the Luxury of Time
BLOG
5 Clean Energy Innovations That Could Transform Our World
Trump Says Goodbye to the Paris Climate Agreement – Here’s What That Means
10 Urban Agriculture Projects Making a Difference in Columbus, OH
Following a Gallon of Water from Lake Mead to a Las Vegas Tap

MAY 24, 2017
EDA’s Mission, Vision and Core Values
BLOG
Rainwater Harvesting 101
Why Chicago Is Becoming the Country’s Urban Farming Capital

MAY 10, 2017

Learning Call Wrap-Up
BLOG
Trump Orders Review of National Monuments – Vows To, “End These Abuses and Return Control to the People”
The Local Food Movement
UN Report Says Small-Scale Organic Farming Only Way to Feed the World

APRIL 26, 2017
Congratulations to EDA’s 2017 Youth Scholarship Recipients!
Calling All Friends to Join Our Growing Research Team
Learning Calls Wrap-Up
BLOG
Food Deserts

APRIL 12, 2017

Learning Call 3: The Commons BLOG
Recycling Sewage into Drinking Water Is No Big Deal – They’ve Been Doing It in Namibia for 50 Years
The Role of the Worm in Recycling Wastewater
11 Ways the EPA Has Helped Americans
Rural Americans’ Drinking Water at Stake with Trump Budget Cuts
Beating Nature at Its Own Game
A Future Farming Industry Grows in Brooklyn

MARCH 22, 2017
Youth Scholarship Invitation
Learning Call 2: Economic Democracy
World Water Day
BLOG
Great Lakes Restoration Program Reportedly Facing Drastic Funding Cut
US Drinking Water at Risk from Trump’s Cuts to Pollution Rules
President Trump’s Opening Salvos on Clean Water – and Other Public Health Safeguards
Trump Wants to Dismantle the Clean Water Rule. Here’s What’s at Stake
From Toilet to Tap: Getting a Taste for Drinking Recycled Wastewater
Drinking Toilet Water: The Science (and Psychology) of Wastewater Recycling

MARCH 8, 2017
Memorial Day Weekend Conference UPDATE
Join Us for EDA Learning Calls (open to all!)
Evolutionary Voices with Lisa VanderBoom: EDA’s Wayne Wilson Interview
BLOG
World’s Largest Vertical Farm Grows Without Soil, Sunlight or Water
Water Fight – You Lose, Big Business Wins
Bioregions: Notes on a Design Agenda

FEBRUARY 22, 2017
Announcing the EDA Learning Community
BLOG
Take a Look at How Technology Makes Smart and Sustainable Farming
Beyond Sharing Report Part 1: Benefits of Community-Owned Renewable Energy
California Officials Say a New Plan Will Make Water Conservation ‘A Way of Life’

JANUARY 23, 2017
Welcome to the EDA Weekly Newsletter!
May 2017 Conference Update
We’re Building Our Team!
BLOG
Costa Rica Barely Used Any Fossil Fuels in 2016
Top 10 Movers and Shakers in Sustainability – 2016
Five Global Challenges Designers and Architects Can Solve in 2017