Plug into the Action here…

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Your role in building an engaged, resilient economy starts now. BALE can provide you with the education to build and participate in localized economies that help buffer the negative impacts of a globalized economic order.

Many ideas/initiatives emerged out of the “Why Build A Local Economy” series. Now we can provide you with the education to help you bring your interest and enthusiasm into these efforts (or help you with a proposed effort you might have).

This is your invitation to get educated and improve your skills! If participating in and building a local economy is something you’d like to learn more about… or you want more detailed information, go to our Action Central site here.

Where you can plug in! Visit our Action Central site here for details and learn how you can build and participate in a more resilient, local economy.

  • Community Composting Initiative: Learn how to getting organics out of the waste stream of 8 area towns.
  • Community Root Cellars: Learn how to develop root cellar locations in our communities.
  • ValleyFEST: A Celebration of All Things Local (formerly BALE Fest) on the Green in South Royalton on Thursday, June 12, 2014.
  • 4 Rivers Food Project: Two regional surveys that provide important insight on our area’s food system.
  • Tap The Valley regional website: The ultimate source of all information in the White River Valley.
  • Royalton Community Radio: An all-volunteer low-power community radio station.
  • Local Investing Initiative: Learn how to build the infrastructure to make local investing initiatives happen.
  • Food Not Lawns: Learn how to reduces your carbon footprint and provides you and your family with sustenance.
  • White River Timebank: Learn how you can participate in this timebank and exchanging hours (that stay local) instead of dollars and build your local economy at the same time.
  • Chelsea Food Center Project: Learn how to participate in this initiative to create a cooperative food and education center in Chelsea’s historic general store.
  • Arts Bus: Learn how to develop town-by-town coordinators that use the Arts Bus as a resource for integrating the arts in the lives of children.