Change in a localist world often looks like a renewal of old forms, which were often more intimate and personalistic than the technocratic structures of the past 50 years. Localism stands for the idea that there is no one set of solutions to diverse national problems. Instead, it brings conservatives and liberals together around the thought that people are happiest when their lives are enmeshed in caring face-to-face relationships, building their communities together.
On Friday, September 7, 2018 the Moving to Conservers group is gathering at Peaks & Creeks Brewing Company (212 King Street) located in Brevard’s Lumberyard Arts District and invite all to join us for “Growing Our Local Community and Economy” from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. with discussion and fellowship to follow. Our speaker for this event is Benji Taylor Jones, Raleigh attorney and proponent of North Carolina’s unique crowdfunding investment law, N.C. PACES ACT (Providing Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs and Small business). Learn more about Ms. Jones at her website: https://www.wardandsmith.com/attorneys/benji-jones This law allows for local investing whether it be agricultural, brick and mortar, or support for local entrepreneur(s). Unlike popular ‘Crowdfunding’ - PACES provides funding for local projects, and also allows funders to receive a return for their investment in the community. The full text of the Act may be found at: https://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2015/Bills/Senate/PDF/S481v6.pdf, and responses to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Act are provided by the Office of the N.C. Secretary of State: https://www.sosnc.gov/divisions/securities/crowdfunding The [...]
Diver Rich Horner has captured video of himself swimming through water densely strewn with plastic waste and yellowing food wrappers, with the occasional tropical fish darting around. The footage was shot at a dive site called Manta Point, a cleaning station for the large rays on the island of Nusa Penida, about 20km from the popular Indonesian holiday island of Bali. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArYLGNe-jCA So what should Manta Point look like? https://youtu.be/zPw8-RbqP2M