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German village generates 321 percent more renewable energy than it needs, earns millions selling it back to national power grid

Developing a renewable energy system that creates energy independence and even a considerable new source of revenue is not some sort of sci-fi pipe dream.

School turns abandoned athletic field into organic garden that grows thousands of pounds of produce to serve in cafeteria

A Denver, Co., public school has set the bar high for reconnecting the next generation of children with the food they eat. ABC 7 News in Denver reports that Denver Green School (DGS), an urban "innovation" school, has brought new life to an unused, one-acre athletic field by turning it into an organic garden -- and the garden has been such a success in just eight months that the school is able to serve fresh produce from it to students in the cafeteria.

The 99%’s Deficit Proposal: How to create jobs, reduce the wealth divide and control spending

The disconnect between Congress and the people is vast. For decades, Congress has been passing laws that benefit the 1%, their campaign donors and big business interests, rather than creating a fair economy that serves all U.S. citizens.