If you want to strengthen democracy where it matters most ... in our communities, our schools, our workplaces and local economies, our military, our government, our media, our constitution ... you will find something inspiring in Minneapolis, Minnesota this August 2-6, 2017. Join us at the third national Democracy Convention.
Join Local Futures Director Helena Norberg-Hodge and Christian Felber, author of Change Everything: Creating an Economy for the Common Good, for a webinar on bringing ‘people power’ back into the world’s economies.
The relationship between local governments and the social economy, was the focus of the Global Social Economy Forum, which took place earlier this month in Montreal, Quebec, a province where roughly 7% of the workforce is employed by a co-op or non-profit business and where public investment in the sector hovers around $100 Million CAD annually.
The conference is a space for participants and organizers of PB processes around the world to share and reflect on their experiences, alongside interested activists, practitioners, scholars, elected officials, technology innovators and civic designers through plenaries, panels, workshops, and other activities. p
It’s time to open up your campus as a space for critical inquiry and learning to discuss what it will take to transform our society into a truly sustainable, equitable, and democratic one.
Join us for a weekend of community collaboration, cultural expression, engaging discussions and workshops with local leaders.
As the climate crisis heats up, and its impacts on the economy and people’s lives become more pronounced, concerned people everywhere are looking for new alternatives. Energy democracy seeks to replace the current corporate fossil-fuel economy with one that puts racial, social, and economic justice at the forefront of the transition to a 100% renewable energy future.
Does building a truly just, democratic and sustainable economy mean creating an entirely new system beyond capitalism—or can we reform capitalism to operate according to those values?
In America Beyond Capitalism, Gar Alperovitz's expert diagnosis of the long-term structural crisis of the American economic and political system is accompanied by detailed, practical answers to the problems we face as a society.
This interdisciplinary conference will gather academics, practitioners, policy-makers, researchers and educators interested in expanding and deepening democracy anywhere in the world.