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How to Map the New Economy

How to Map the New Economy
Mapping your community helps demonstrate that “Another World” is not only possible, it already exists. New economy projects are mostly unconnected, so each one struggles alone rather than supporting each other and even in small towns, people often don't know what's happening in their own backyards. Mapping also can become a community organizing tool - uncovering a reservoir of social assets even in the poorest neighborhoods, which can seed mutual aid and cooperative business ideas to fill in the gaps. USSEN has a list of communities that have done independent mapping projects, each using its own methodology, criteria, platform and map name. When thinking of entities to fill your map, consider if they incorporate any solidarity economy principles: solidarity, mutualism, cooperation, equity, social and environmental prioritization, democracy, pluralism, and grassroots driven. Benefits of mapping Make projects more visible to each other and the public -- free advertising! How to Make a Map

Climate After Growth In this provocative paper, PCI Executive Director Asher Miller and Transition Movement Founder (and PCI Fellow) Rob Hopkins make a convincing case for why the environmental community must embrace post-growth economics and community resilience in their efforts to address the climate crisis. executive summary | download (9MB) The nearly ubiquitous belief of our elected officials is that addressing the climate crisis must come second to ensuring economic growth. This is wrongheaded—both because it underestimates the severity of the climate crisis, and because it presupposes that the old economic "normal" of robust growth can be revived. It can’t. In fact, we have entered an era of “new normals”—not only in our economy, but in our energy and climate systems, as well. The New Energy Normal. These fundamental changes in our energy, climate, and economic systems require unprecedented (and previously politically untenable) strategies.

Le Comparateur des VRAIES Mutuelles, Ethique et Solidaire ! ComparEthic, comparateur mutuelle est la propriété de MèTIS, Fonds de dotation à but non lucratif, qui finance les projets de l'Economie Sociale et Solidaire, c'est à dire les Associations à but non lucratif qui interviennent dans les domaines de l'Exclusion, du Vieillissement, du Handicap, du Logement Social, des Besoins spécifiques des Etudiants, des Activités Culturelles et des activités sportives Pour plus d'informations concernant le Fonds de Dotation, cliquez sur le logo : ComparEthic est LE comparateur mutuelle éthique Santé et Prévoyance de l'Economie Sociale et Solidaire Le seul comparateur de Mutuelles Santé et Prévoyance GRATUIT et EXCLUSIF qui finance les Associations de l'Economie Sociale et Solidaire (toutes les associations loi 1901) Les mutuelles présentes sur ComparEthic sont exclusivement non lucrative. Vous en avez assez des comparateurs incompréhensibles ? Choisissez ComparEthic pour faire un choix éclairé. ComparEthic compare de façon éthique

REconomy Solar and Wind Power Now Cheaper Than Coal Power in the U.S It’s cheaper to use solar and wind power in the USA, than traditional coal power. Good news for solar and wind power companies, and a vindication for clean energy activists and lobbies. It might mean more jobs in the energy sector if production of solar and wind power systems increase, and more electricity generating stations are built. However there is a catch, it’s also reported that natural gas (a fossil fuel) is a possible replacement for traditional coal power plants, meaning we’re still not quite off of fossil fuels, but this is still a step in the right direction. There’s a big issue looming here just under the surface, and that is, if natural gas is chosen, and the CO2 from burning the fuel is not released into the atmosphere, then where does it go? What is Carbon Capture and Storage? Yes, that’s right. Wikipedia explains Carbon Capture and Storage like this: Is There Risk of Leakage? Sure… But it’s a small risk. So What Can We Do With The CO2? And that is a good thing.

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Co-op Directories | Food Co-op Initiative Looking for a co-op forming near you? Food Co-op Initiative maintains a map of co-ops still in their organizational stage. Click on the map to see the full version. Cooperative Grocer Network maintains one of the most complete directories of US retail food co-ops. Co-ops: Stronger Together features an easy-to-use co-op search that also includes natural food suppliers and farmer's markets. is maintained by National Cooperative Grocers Assocation. is a Data Commons project maintained by the Cooperative Development Institute. allows users to search for organizations anywhere in the world registered with the .coop domain by name or address information.

BBC's Surviving Progress (2011) HDTV Some Macroeconomics for the 21st Century Abstract This note describes a numerical simulation of a model of economic growth, a simplified version of Robert Tamura's (1996) model of world income dynamics, based on technology diffusion. The model makes predictions for trends in average world income growth and about the evolution of the relative income distribution that accord well with observation. The model is used to forecast the course of world income growth and income inequality over the century to come. Download Info If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. Bibliographic Info Article provided by American Economic Association in its journal Journal of Economic Perspectives. Volume (Year): 14 (2000) Issue (Month): 1 (Winter) Pages: 159-168 Handle: RePEc:aea:jecper:v:14:y:2000:i:1:p:159-168 Note: DOI: 10.1257/jep.14.1.159Contact details of provider: Email: aeainfo@vanderbilt.eduWeb page: information through EDIRC Related research Keywords:

TED: A Choice Point Originally, the thesis of this essay was going to be that TED, contrary to its reputation for promoting innovative ideas, excludes ideas that are truly radical or disruptive, contributing instead to a slickly packaged narrative of “Gee whiz, thanks to these nifty ideas, the world is getting better all the time.” TED is, I thought, a conservative institution, a champion of our culture’s dominant narratives. It isn’t hard to make that case, but when I cast my net a little wider and crowd-sourced some research, I discovered the situation is not quite so simple. The two recent incidents that motivated my original thesis were (1) The suppression of TEDx talks by Rupert Sheldrake and Graham Hancock, and (2) The withdrawal of TED support from TEDxWestHollywood (now proceeding this weekend as ExTEDxWestHollywood (free livestream here). In both cases, the rationale that TED eventually settled on was that the speakers and events were “far removed from mainstream scientific thinking.”

The Blue Economy The Blue Economy: 10 years - 100 innovations - 100 million jobs is a book by Gunter Pauli. The book expresses the ultimate aim that a Blue Economy business model will shift society from scarcity to abundance "with what we have", by tackling issues that cause environmental and related problems in new ways. The book highlights potential benefits in connecting and combining seemingly disparate environmental problems with open-source scientific solutions based upon physical processes common in the natural world, to create solutions that are both environmentally beneficial and which have financial and wider social benefits. The book suggests that we can alter the way in which we run our industrial processes and tackle resultant environmental problems, refocusing from the use of rare and high-energy cost resources to instead seek solutions based upon simpler and cleaner technologies. Background[edit] See also[edit] References[edit] External links[edit]