We are on the verge of a major tipping point in the way civilization works.
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Before anything else it seems important to say that there are lots of chapters in this book that I think are quite excellent as short pithy descriptions of the key concepts of degrowth.
When I first got involved in the co-op movement I didn’t do it because I thought the co-operative model was an end in itself.
As urban property becomes more unaffordable and commercialized and the commons disappear, some groups are pooling their resources for shared space, shared resources, and creative collaboration.
A social-purpose cooperative that leverages the buying power of community institutions, the Community Purchasing Alliance (CPA)...helps over 130 churches, synagogues, schools and other institutions save money and make investments in environmental sustainability, worker equity, and community …
In industrialized societies, where so many people regard economic growth as the essence of human progress, the idea of deliberately rejecting growth is seen as insane.
There is a special beauty and power about co-operatives—worker, consumer, and producer.
Progress acts as a kind of meta-narrative, an incredibly potent and pervasive trope that is woven through stories ancient and contemporary, and forms a core part of our culture.
Humans are storytelling beings. In fact one could argue that it is impossible to make sense of the world without story.
CWB builds on local talents, capacities and institutions, rebuilding capital to strengthen and create locally-owned family and community owned businesses.