Course: Local Investing – The Secret Weapon for Climate Action

Michael · October 10, 2020

Money that stays in your own community will strengthen your local economy and create jobs more efficiently than the powerhouse corporations that towns across America have been so desperate to attract through costly tax incentives and other payouts. Many local investments can provide better or equal returns than putting your money in Wall Street. Plus keeping your money invested in all the things you love close at home will also provide social benefits. And it goes without saying that it will reduce your carbon footprint. Here we will learn about re-defining value and how to think before you buy or invest.

  • Points for completion: 100; If you are a registered member (registration is free) you will gain points for completion of lessons and topics and can participate in the group discussions.
  • Time to completion: This is an at-your-own-pace course.

About Instructor


Economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur, and a leading visionary on community economics. Director of Local Economy Programs for Neighborhood Associates Corporation, and an Adjunct Professor at Bard Business School in New York City. Also, Senior Researcher for Council Fire and Local Analytics. One of the architects of the 2012 JOBS Act and dozens of state laws overhauling securities regulation of crowdfunding. Have authored, coauthored, or edited ten books, of which the three most recent are: Put Your Money Where Your Life Is: How to Invest Locally Using Solo 401ks and Self-Directed IRAs; The Local Economy Solution: How Innovative, Self-Financing Pollinator Enterprises Can Grow Jobs and Prosperity; and Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street.

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  • 4 Lessons
  • 1 Quiz

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