1. Be A Localist


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    BALLE believes that national and global prosperity begins at the local level. City by city, business by business. We connect entrepreneurs who are rethinking their industries, innovative funders…

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    • The Legal Landscape of Social Enterprise and the Sharing Economy


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      "What do you call a lawyer who helps people share, cooperate, barter, foster local economies, and build sustainable communities? That sounds like the beginning of a lawyer joke, but actually, it's…

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      • Tribe


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        'Pig Tusk and Paper Money' Henry believes that the global economy does not benefit the people of Papua New Guinea. He wants to set up the first traditional bank, trading in pig tusks and shell money.…

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        • FRESH Heroes: Rain Lily Farm, TX


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          Who said you can't live in the country AND in the middle of the city at the same time? I know sounds kind of contradictory until you visit Rain Lily farm in Austin. I've visited quite a few farms…

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          • FRESH Heroes: Mike Evans, UrbanRoots, TX


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            Mike Evans, in his own words, "transforms the lives of young people through jobs and access to healthy food." I never tire of visiting urban farms and am always amazed by how much one can grow in…

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            • BALLE Local Economy Fellowship: Connecting Visionary Local Leaders


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              The BALLE Fellowship is the premiere learning and leadership community dedicated to connecting the most innovative and visionary local leaders working to build real prosperity in their communities.…

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              • FRESH Heroes: Marla Camp, Edible Austin


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                Marla Camp is my kind of woman! She seems to get way more done than I could ever dream of and does so smiling. Marla is the editor of Edible Austin and she introduced me to some incredible people…

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                • Havenly


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                  Havenly supports local, stay-at-home chefs by allowing people to order their authentic home cooked meals online. The money from each meal purchased provides a household with an extra income which,…

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                  • BALLE Born Start Up


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                    Long-time BALLE Conference attendee, Donna Isaacs, has launched a crowdfunding effort for a new venture based on her victorious entry from the 2012 BALLE Conference Back-of-the-Napkin Business Plan…

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                    • Bill McKibben: The Inspiration for 350.org


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                      Bill McKibben, founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org, explains the impact climate change has had in Bangladesh and how what he saw there inspired him to start a movement. The talk was…

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