Valerie Vande Panne

Valerie Vande Panne is a writing fellow and chief correspondent at Local Peace Economy, a project of the Independent Media Institute. She is an independent journalist whose work has appeared in the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, Columbia Journalism Review, the Guardian, Politico, and many other publications.

Straws
Humanity can’t recycle its way out of consumption problems Valerie Vande Panne
Her focus and dedication leads her in the business world
Capitalism has warped our understanding of community — and it's making us vulnerable to manipulation Valerie Vande Panne
How native Hawaiians are taking internet access into their own hands Valerie Vande Panne
Gap
Fashion is quietly a major fossil fuel industry—could a sustainable revolution be around the corner? Valerie Vande Panne
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Out of the ashes of Puerto Rico’s economy emerges a promising currency for all Valerie Vande Panne
Amazon Package
Think outside the Amazon delivery box Valerie Vande Panne
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It’s prime time to boycott Amazon Valerie Vande Panne
Japan Financial Markets
Local currencies work! There are already thousands of BerkShares in circulation Valerie Vande Panne
Lake Erie Algae
The battle for the rights of nature heats up in the Great Lakes Valerie Vande Panne
Greece Bailout
Tired of spending money on the things you need? Then try joining a truly free market Valerie Vande Panne
Nancy Harvey
Time really is money with increasingly popular cooperative time banks Valerie Vande Panne
Roddy Piper as John Nada in
Is your life ruled by screens? I tried out sunglasses that block what’s on them Valerie Vande Panne
Lake Erie Algae
A clean water revolution is happening in the U.S. Valerie Vande Panne
Fight for your right... to repair Valerie Vande Panne
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E-waste is a growing problem — here’s what you can do to curb it Valerie Vande Panne