Category Archives: Organization Spotlight

Our communities need more music…always!

M-Bibe is a Seattle-based social enterprise connecting the community to local businesses, non-profit organizations, and musicians.  They are on Indiegogo right now to raise the resources necessary to expand their mission and vision.  The music is truly great, and if … Continue reading

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What is home to you?

Housing and health care may be the right and left Achilles Heels of the US economy.  But there is a C word that could serve as the antidote to both of them: community.  It takes an engaged community to pool … Continue reading

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Putting it to practice: Learning Lights launches as a Fledgling

Hello readers, My travels around West Africa, community and affordable housing development work in the Pacific Northwest, and my studies in sustainable business have brought me to a new chapter.  Yesterday I started as a “Fledgling” in the conscious company … Continue reading

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Continuously Improving the Neighborhood at Work

I am transitioning.  For the past two years, I spent nearly every waking moment focused on earning my MBA in Sustainable Business at the Bainbridge Graduate Institute.  And when I wasn’t in class over the internet or in person at … Continue reading

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Raising the level of conversation in 2012

As we begin 2012, a presidential election year, I am reminded of eight years ago when I worked as a field organizer in three rural counties in Maine.  Organizing the local committees to think nationally while acting locally required strong … Continue reading

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Organization Spotlight: Greenfaith.org

I recently learned about GreenFaith.org, Interfaith Partners for the Environment, and found many themes resonating with the content of Cultivating Bridges.  In addition to offering environmental statements from multiple denominations, GreenFaith also has useful resources on Stewardship, Spirit, and Justice. … Continue reading

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Organized to Cultivate Cooperation

Today and tomorrow in Seattle is Strengthening Local Independent Coops Everywhere, SLICE 2011, a conference sponsored by Central Coop and several other partners representing Cooperatives throughout the Puget Sound and beyond.  In today’s climate of Occupy Wall Street, the Cooperative … Continue reading

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