Videos


The new economy

Acknowledging that everything is interconnected, these videos reflect on economic prosperity in balance with the well-being of people and the planet.

Radical Banking

What North Dakota has been doing for a century that saved the state from the 2008 market crash. Innovator Ellen Brown, Founder Public Banking Institute

Rethinking our economy

A radical take on our assumptions of money's purpose. Innovator David Korten, Advocate & Author of When Corporations Rule the World.

The business ownership revolution

Making money nurture life rather than Wall Street. Innovator Marjorie Kelly with Democracy Collaborative; co-author of The Making of a Democratic Economy

The new new deal

The time is right for economy's next big change. Innovator Gar Alperovitz, political economist, co-founder of Democracy Collaborative & The Next System Project.

The evergreen Worker Owned coOperatives

Creating prosperity in Cleveland. Innovator Ted Howard, social entrepreneur, co-founder of Democracy Collaborative & former Senior Fellow for Social Justice at Cleveland Foundation

Turning the blues green

How simple music could be driving economic development. Innovators John Horhn, Mississippi State Senator & Malcolm White, Director Mississippi Tourism.

Beyond the mighty dollar

A sharing economy maximizes the value in non-monetary assets. Innovator Arun Sundararajan, Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences at the Stern School of Business, New York University.

Eat more chocolate

No need to sacrifice pleasure while striving to do good. Innovator Sophi Tranchell, CEO Divine Chocolate

hOur world

Social currency and community capital replace dollars in this bank. Innovator Linda Hogan, Founding Member of hOurworld Cooperative.


diversity

Understanding family values assists in loving and caring for our children, parents, and other community members and treating them the way we wish
to be treated.

reclaiming sacred beings

One man's quest to restore Native American cultures. Innovator Terry Cross (Seneca Nation), Founder of National Association of Indian Children’s Welfare.

no reservations

New Native American organizations combat stereotypes and foster leadership in innovative ways. Innovator Darius Smith (Navajo), Director Denver Anti-Discrimination Office & Liaison to American Indian Commission.

the missing piece

An Arizona teacher discovers a key to closing our schools' achievement gap. Innovator Curtis Acosta, Mexican American Ethnic Studies Educator

gay rights in florida

The woman putting Florida at the forefront of the gay rights movement. Innovator Nadine Smith, Co-Founder & CEO Equality Florida.

divided we sink

The importance of unity in efforts to save our planet. Innovator Mel Hoover, Reverend Emeritus Unitarian Universalist Congregation.

healing winds of change

An Ogalala woman's drive to create a pillar of Indian power, commerce
and community. Innovator Shadana Dickerson Sultan (Ogalala Lakota), Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Indian Chamber of Commerce

The sacred within the profane

A Santa Clara Pueblo Indian artist strives to honor items in a Pueblo dump while following tribal traditions and questions a culture of consumption. Innovator Nora Naranjo-Morse (Tewa), Mixed Media Artist & Poet

american food you've never tasted

This Native American eatery serves food you'll have to see before you eat. Innovator Ben Jacobs (Osage Nation), Co-Owner Tocabe, An American Indian Eatery


food

The way we produce, consume, and handle food and its waste encompasses multiple aspects of the human experience

sisters of the land

Future farmers and policymakers learn spiritual land stewardship in Indiana. Innovators Sisters of Providence with the White Violet Eco Justice Center in Terra Haute, Indiana.

locavore's dilemma

Good food grown locally doesn't have to be so hard to find. Innovator Carolyn Goodwin, Co-Founder of Sound Food in Bainbridge Island, WA.

food for thought

Rocky Horror Picture Show, feeding college students, and improving local farmers' lives. Innovator Mark LoParco, Director of University of Montana Dining at the University of Montana in Missoula.

eat more chocolate

No need to sacrifice pleasure while striving to do good. Innovator Sophi Tranchell, CEO Divine Chocolate

a cultivated city

How urban agriculture is blossoming in Portland, Oregon. Innovators Caienna Bierwirth & Rex Rolle, Simpson Street Farmers; Innovators Dena & Noel Lieberman, Sun Blossom Farm

hatching solutions

Working with nature to increase salmon populations without chemicals. Innovator Al Seale, Pillar Creek Hatchery Manager in Kodiak, Alaska

american food you've never tasted

This Native American eatery serves food you'll have to see before you eat. Innovator Ben Jacobs ( Osage Nation), Co-Owner of Tocabe: An American Indian Eatery

no scrap left behind

A retired teacher prioritizes reducing waste and feeding the hungry. Innovator Dennis Karas, retired teacher and professional gleaner. 


neighborhood

Neighborhoods create and form communities.  People thrive when a collective sense of trust and being able to count on one another exists in a neighborhood.  All over the country, individuals are creatively building healthy and flourishing neighborhoods.

The Miracle of Camp Quixote

A group of churches and nomads discover together the true meaning—and power—of sanctuary. Innovators Jill Severn & Timothy Ransom, Panza Board of Directors Members, and instrumental in the establishment of a model tiny home community for the homeless.

Beyond Gentrification

A Portland neighborhood leader seeks to reverse trends and bring opportunities and amenities to communities facing the invasion of affluent immigrants. Innovator Jeff Gerwing serves on the Cully Eco-District Advisory Board in Portland OR and is an Associate Professor at Portland State University

Hello, Neighbor

How 75,000 people around the globe are using social media to get to know their neighbors and pool their resources. Innovator Rebecca Rockefeller is the co-founder of the Buy Nothing Project.

Time Well Spent

Time, not money, is the currency at the Hour Exchange. Innovator Stephen Beckett, lead programmer and participant in Hour Exchange Portland.

communal living

Communal living with all its benefits that uses a new model for decision-making that trumps consensus. Innovator Heather Carver is a resident at Columbia Eco-Village in Portland, OR

no scrap left behind

A retired teacher prioritizes reducing waste and feeding the hungry. Innovator Innovator Dennis Karas, retired teacher and professional gleaner. 

a cultivated city

How urban agriculture is blossoming in Portland, Oregon. Innovators Innovators Caienna Bierwirth & Rex Rolle, Simpson Street Farmers; Innovators Dena & Noel Lieberman, Sun Blossom Farm

hOur world

Social currency and community capital replace dollars in this bank. Innovator Linda Hogan, Founding Member of hOurworld Cooperative.


education

Children and youth spend a large majority of their days in school. The way they are taught about others and themselves is as much a core subject as science, reading, or mathematics. 

the missing piece

An Arizona teacher discovers a key to closing our schools' achievement gap. Innovator Curtis Acosta, Mexican American Ethnic Studies Educator

food for thought

Rocky Horror Picture Show, feeding college students, and improving local farmers' lives. Innovator Mark LoParco, Director of University of Montana Dining at the University of Montana in Missoula.

sisters of the land

Future farmers and policymakers learn spiritual land stewardship in Indiana.Innovators Sisters of Providence with the White Violet Eco Justice Center in Terra Haute, Indiana.

brainiacs learn a lesson

Sometimes those being taught unintentionally become the teachers themselves. Innovator Brian McEwen, Former Executive Director of Champions for Children Tampa Bay, Florida.

farmers' co-op in zambia

A Floridian couple, Michigan school students, and an African farmer team up to enhance the education of girls and launch agricultural reform. Innovators George Sherman & Valerie Gallina, educators and philanthropists.


Environment

Initiatives to reduce the use of fossil fuels and preserve the planet are plentiful and being seen in homes, places of worship, and various community endeavors.

Let the $un shine

A synagogue, a dancer, 13 countries, and 500 strangers. Innovator Andreas Karales , Executive Director ReVolv Solar Nonprofit.

A detective story

A group of determined citizens join scientists and discover the truth. Innovator Pulitzer Prize Winner Nonfiction Dan Fagin.

power to the people

Member-owned electric company uses renewable resources. Innovator Jim Devlin, Operations & Engineering Manager at Kodiak Electric Association in Alaska

hatching solutions

Working with nature to increase salmon populations without chemicals. Innovator Al Seale, Pillar Creek Hatchery Manager in Kodiak, Alaska

united for life

The citizens of Charleston come together to protect their water. Innovators Retired Reverends Mel Hoover and Rose Edington , Unitarian Universalist Congregation.


The Arts

Arts are a powerful conduit for mainstreaming societal issues and solutions as well as for strengthening a sense of community.

The sacred within the profane

A Santa Clara Pueblo Indian artist strives to honor items in a Pueblo dump while following tribal traditions and questions a culture of consumption. Innovator Nora Naranjo-Morse (Tewa), Mixed Media Artist & Poet

a movable musical village

New Orleans' artists use recycled materials to build homes that are able to double as musical instruments. Innovator Delaney Martin, Artistic Director of Dithyrambalina and Co-founder of New Orleans Airlift.

Turning the blues green

How simple music could be driving economic development. Innovators John Horhn, Mississippi State Senator & Malcolm White, Director Mississippi Tourism.


healthcare

Healthcare is a multifaceted issue that can be explored in many different ways

Playing money-ball

Exploring options in making healthcare more affordable for patients and more lucrative for doctors. Innovators Don McCormick, founder of the Patients Physicians Cooperative operating in Houston and in other cities;Fred Trotter, Data Scientist at Patients Physicians Cooperative;

punc power

Communal napping and healing. Innovators David Barfield, receptionist and Whitsitt Goodson, licenses acupuncturist at Working Class Acupuncture in Portland, OR.

mind over body

A woman uses the power of thought to expedite her healing process. Innovator Roberts Fernandez, Master Practitioner of Hypnosis in Eden Prairie, MN.


Media

Media is communication through publication or broadcast that raises awareness or broadens and deepens knowledge about positive solutions to societal problems. The solutions covered are beyond band aids that simply treat the symptoms of societal ills. 

YES! Magazine

Your outlook on the world may be determined by where you get your news. Innovator Fran Korten, Publisher YES! Magazine

A detective story

A group of determined citizens join scientists and discover the truth. Innovator Dan Fagin, Pulitzer Prize Winner Nonfiction.


Children and Youth

Children and youth are the future. It takes a community of different people interacting with them to help them experience and grow in a caring and safe environment. Organizations that take on this responsibility with love, competence and deep dedication are highlighted in this theme.

brainiacs learn a lesson

Sometimes those being taught unintentionally become the teachers themselves. Innovator Brian McEwen, Former Executive Director Champions for Children, Tampa Bay, Florida.