About “Building Bridges”

Building Bridges Toward Socially Just and Ecologically Sound Local Economy:

A collaboration of organizations including the Dorothy Cotton Institute, Sustainable Tompkins, Natural Leaders Initiative, CCE Environment ProgramWhole Community Project, CCE’s Green Jobs Program, Ithaca College’s Commited-to-Change Program, Groundswell Center, Alternatives Federal Credit Union (AFCU) , the Multicultural Resource Center, Center for Transformative Action (CTA) and Dryden Solutions launched the Building Bridges initiative.

On Nov. 15-16, 2011,  over 100 community members — representing government, business, community programs, foundations, investors and individual entrepreneurs– came together to strengthen relationships, develop a shared vision, and identify ways to build bridges between local sustainability and social justice efforts that will result in a socially just, resilient regional economy that preserves and maintains our natural environment.

 

The initiative identifies  “equity”  as the preferred driver of both economic development and ecological sustainability, and prioritizes jobs for low-income people both in the city and in rural towns.  The ultimate goals are eliminating structural poverty and racism, creating a local economy that works for everyone, and protecting the ecosystems that sustain the region.

 

 

 

The response to this two-day effort was very positive. Participants built new relationships and made many concrete commitments to new or renewed action, while also acknowledging the serious challenges and real work ahead. The planning group is committed to maintaining the momentum from the Building Bridges workshop and drawing more people into the initiative. More information about what h

Carl Anthony and Paloma Pavel (Earth House Center)

appened at the workshop and some of the commitments that were made to move this agenda forward will be available on this and other websites in the coming weeks. The two-day event was supported by Breakthrough Communities (Earth House Center), a national organization that advocates an inclusive green economy.

 

Goals of the Building Bridges Initiative:

  1. Creating a shared vision, analysis, public narrative and the political will to make “equity” a central driver of economic growth.

  2. Building relationships across race, class and place.

  3. A common social and financial capital investment strategy.

  4. Building Capacity

 

 

 

Themes for Socially Just Economic Development:

  • Food Justice and Sustainable Food Systems

  • Green Energy Jobs

  • Entrepreneurship and Incubating Small Businesses

  • Building Demand for  Socially Just and Sustainable Lifestyle, Products, Services, Food and Energy

  • Workforce Preparation, Training and Support

  • Local Financial Green Investing

 

Featured Projects:

  • eLAB

Eldred Harris-eLAB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Farm Incubator Program

  • Get Your Green Back (GYGB)

  • Rebuilding the Wall

Reverend Nathaniel Wright-Rebuilding the Wall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Retrofitting Project

  • ReUse Center

  • Whole Community Project

 

Building Bridges Workshop Powerpoint Presentation

 

 

For more information, contact: Kirby Edmonds, Dorothy Cotton Institute Senior Fellow and Program Coordinator

tfckirby@aol.com. Phone: 607-277-3401

prezzo Maxalt where to buy finpecia without a prescription finpecia for pets buy cheap Maxalt no prescription purchase Metformin amex online without prescription Metformin purchase online buy genuine Metformin online buy Lisinopril without rx order Metformin overnight buy Lisinopril with american express buy cod Maxalt want to buy lisinopril in malaysia Metformin no doctors prescription Requip online purchase purchase Requip uk canada Requip Requip 0,5mg tablets express shipping cheap Requip how to order Requip buy Requip without rx buy mail order Maxalt buy cheapest Maxalt and Maxalt what is Maxalt purchase maxalt free consultation where to purchase maxalt no prescription no fees buy Maxalt with mastercard uk order Maxalt Maxalt price buy Maxalt australia buy Maxalt diet pill cheap generic premarin valacyclovir without prescription buy orlistat oral buy cheap requip order requip buy generic requip online prednisolone uk buy order Premarin no prescription buy Premarin online for humans requip dosage australia Premarin online india requip online overnight requip uk buy arimidex 1mg side effects order arimidex online no prescription arimidex online 1mg buy arimidex best can you buy arimidex online buy cheap generic arimidex online canada pharmacy no prescription generic 1mg Arimidex online buy Arimidex online 1 mg no prescription arimidex buy no prescription is it safe to order premarin online order premarin online buy premarin canada online premarin purchase online buy premarin australia cytotec without a rx cytotec in usa Premarin buy online in stock buy no online rx Xenical buy Xenical no visa without rx Requip mastercard Requip online uk buy cheap Requip buy Requip australia no prescription buy Requip without doctor buy Arimidex brand buy Requip without rx where to buy requip buy 0,5 mg Requip requip rx cheap where can i buy Arimidex over the counter buy generic Arimidex online no prescription Arimidex no prescription needed Requip generic 0,5mg Arimidex without script requip no prescription how to order requip online without a prescription buy Arimidex online india where can i buy Arimidex buy cheap generic Arimidex online canada pharmacy no prescription where can i get Arimidex without a prescription buy arimidex pills no prescription buy Requip online prescription generic Requip without prescription canada buy Arimidex 1mg no prescription ordering Requip online non prescription arimidex order requip mastercard order Arimidex mastercard Maxalt cash on delivery order Maxalt usa uk Maxalt generic order no online rx Maxalt purchase Maxalt overnight purchase cheap online maxalt uk order Maxalt buy Maxalt american express buy Maxalt online with a debit card buy Maxalt cash on delivery buy discount Maxalt prezzo Maxalt Maxalt buy maxalt free consultation Maxalt without doctor prescription buy Maxalt uk uk Maxalt buy Maxalt toronto generic Maxalt prices buy Maxalt online us pharmacy maxalt buy on line Maxalt generic buy Maxalt with american express uk buy Maxalt purchase Maxalt visa without prescription Maxalt capsule buy Maxalt online from canada order generic Maxalt buy cheap Maxalt on line buy maxalt without doctor purchase Maxalt overnight buy Maxalt us Lisinopril cheap buy Lisinopril without a prescription online misoprostol buy online Lisinopril espana buy Lisinopril in mo purchase Cytotec no visa without prescription where to buy Premarin purchase Metformin online Metformin capsule http://www.apsu.com/callpoint/ buy Cytotec without a prescription Cytotec order overnight Cytotec no prescription with mastercard cost of Metformin Metformin without prescription how to buy Alli without a prescription buy metformin diet pill go to this pharmacy http://www.rainbowplay.com/news/ Maxalt online without a prescription Maxalt cheapest place to order purchase metformin amex online without prescription Buy prednisone in europe buy maxalt online with no prescription