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#MapJam 2.0 to Put the New Economy on the Map!

This October, the Sharing Cities Network will launch the Second Annual Global #MapJam to bring activists together in cities around the world to connect the dots and map: grassroots sharing projects, cooperatives, community resources, and the commons.

The commons as an approach to governance, sustainable resource management and social wellbeing  

Countless examples suggest that cooperation and care for others is an important part of human culture and that often self interest and common interests are aligned and not opposed.

The Fabulous Future of P2P Economics, Commerce and Democracy

One thing everyone I met has in common is a desire to create a new world order, a new way of creating, connecting and being which is beyond the market, beyond ownership, growth and capitalism.

Naomi Klein on the Great Clash Between Capitalism and the Climate

Naomi Klein's new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate is coming out just as the UN is meeting on climate change, and a massive rally to protest the lack of progress on global warming is shaping up in Manhattan on Sunday.

The 4th International Degrowth Conference: New Convergences

Degrowth? For most Americans, the idea of a movement dedicated to non-growth, let alone one that can attract so many people, is incomprehensible.

Voices and Reflections of the Community Resilience and New Economy Movement

This week PCI launches a new report, Weaving the Community Resilience and New Economy Movement, based on a series of interviews and conversations with visionary leaders who are bringing to life a new economic vision with thriving, resilient communities at its heart.

Beyond the CSA: Four Ways Communities Support Everything From Books to Beer

In recent years, people have applied the CSA idea to other types of goods and services such as dining out, microbrews, and even fish. It’s a system that works for both producers and consumers.

When rebuilding is a vital option

Small communities of determined people who are committed to a way of life, can turn abandonment into vitality, ruins into homes, and inactivity in shared wealth.

Can Supermarkets Ever Be Sustainable?

Can supermarkets ever be sustainable? Walmart’s new boss is on a mission. Will his drive for renewable energy and waste reduction transform the supermarket model?

Sharing Activists Reveal Plan to Turn Los Angeles into Sharing Mecca

As a founding member of the Sharing Cities Network (SCN), Shareable interviewed Arroyo Sustainable Economies Organization (ASECO) to get the scoop on their recently released plan to create Share LA.

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