Two Chilean initiatives are using luxury tourism to promote small businesses in rural areas and preserve indigenous cultural heritage.
Stephane Vlaminck is not out to conquer the world market. He supplies his microbrewery’s products locally – with a little help from an association to promote the solidarity economy.
“Beetniks Against Global Warming.”There’s a placard you never saw in Paris.
The combination of BK Rot’s many aspects—creating green jobs for young people, raising local awareness about composting, and opening up public space—makes it a useful example of creatively addressing large-scale problems, even on a small scale.
Bike-riding farmers in Orlando, Florida, are helping communities produce their own food—right on their own front lawns.
Art is a subtle way to groom the populace with new ideas, fast.
A “pollinator” is a social enterprise with an explicit mission to support other local businesses—and it does so in a way that is self-financing.
What does it take to upcycle any waste material into a product that is beautiful, serves a basic function and will prevent that material from ending up in a landfill for a few more years?
“Neither food nor people should ever go to waste.”
Alan Brown of Transition Linlithgow (TL) in Scotland participated in the REconomy Event in St Andrews in October. Here, he shares his experience of the group as a start-up
The Transition movement isn’t the first idea/movement to grow rapidly and then wonder how to take the next step forward. Within the field of social enterprise, the question of scaling up is faced by many diverse enterprises and innovations.
A new way to produce is emerging. By this I mean: a new way to produce anything and everything, whether it is software, food, or cities.