Leaders, of course, need roadmaps and models — to help them communicate the nature of their journeys, and how they will be made. Which models work best: should we create top-down mandates, or should we try to shape more organic and grassroots oriented movements for change, from the bottom-up?
That we need to be playing a different game is becoming increasingly recognized. Even mainstream commentators like the FT’s Martin Woolf are calling for new and radical approaches in the running of our economies. Isabel Sebastian picks up this challenge with great gusto, and makes a great case for promoting Wellbeing Economics as a means of re-framing the game of economy and commerce. She includes practical proposals for the business and policy agendas — and how we can look beyond CSR to create the dynamic space for genuine business and economic transformation. Read more
transforming ourselves and our local economies from the inside out
By Fiona Ward
Those of us working with REconomy agree we need a system where the local economy is in service to the community, not the other way round. Some Transition groups have crafted a purpose statement that puts the wellbeing of the whole community at its heart, along with fairness and environmental respect. Read more
What’s the REconomy Project?
The REconomy Project is part of the Transition Network, a global grassroots movement of communities seeking to strengthen their resilience to problems including climate change, rising energy prices, economic uncertainty and inequality. You can find out more about Transition here.
Sophy Banks on Inner Transition sans frontières!
by Rob Hopkins.
When I was a child there was an extraordinary show on the TV called Jeux Sans Frontières! (Games without borders!). In the early days of the European Union it brought together people from different countries to compete in ridiculous physical games involving huge inflatable cartoon characters, and a lot of people splashing around in jets of water. The ways we connect across our countries has moved on, I’m happy to say, and the amazing technology of the internet allows us to have rich, deep connections with people around the world without any need for travel or crazy made-up sports.
About a year ago I started hosting on line conversations for people involved with Inner Transition in different countries. Three times a year we meet to share news of our activities, and talk about the challenges and interesting edges of the work. Most powerful for me has been simply to hear the different ways we experiment and the different challenges to those in England. We’ve heard from someone in Japan about how people are dealing with the fear and uncertainty of living with radioactivity after Fukushima; from someone in Spain, about the aftermath of economic collapse and from groups doing beautiful, connecting things like meetings in nature, for fun and for support. Read more
Documentary unfolding the science behind the idea of
‘six degrees of separation’.
Originally thought to be an urban myth, it now appears that anyone on the planet can be connected in just a few steps of association.
Six degrees of separation is also at the heart of a major scientific breakthrough.
That there might be a law which nature uses to organize itself and that now promises to solve some of its deepest mysterie
The inspiring movement of Iconomy to WEconomy
What can you do yourself today.
Jan Jonker is a man with a mission, and so in quite a hurry. According to Jan, we are too slow on our way to a sustainable society
Democracy Now! has long covered the issue of climate change. We reported from the U.N. Climate Change Conferences in Warsaw, Doha, Durban, Cancún, and Copenhagen, and from the World Peoples’ Summit on Climate Change hosted by Bolivia. We’ve interviewed many of the world’s top scientists, writers, policy makers, activists, indigenous leaders and academics on the issue. We continue to follow the environmental movements to directly confront the root causes of global warming, and to advocate for climate justice, Read More