exploring paths to prosperity beyond economic growth
AN INTERNATIONAL MOVEMENT
WHAT WE DO
An initiative of the Post Growth Institute, we're a megaphone for the voices of the post-growth movement.
Each year Alliance members can submit links to four pieces of content they would like to have distributed as widely as possible. The Alliance Manager then creates social media posts for this content and shares these posts with all Alliance members for potential re-posting.
WHO WE ARE
Action for Happiness is a movement of people committed to building a happier and more caring society. Members from 170 different countries take a pledge to help increase happiness in society and the organisation supports them to take practical action based on the latest psychological science.
Appropedia provides a living resource library of individuals and organizations working towards a sustainable, healthier future, so that efforts can be spent evolving instead of duplicating past efforts.
The Commons Abundance Network is a co-learning, research, innovation and action network operating both offline and online as an laboratory and incubator for transformative action.
The Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP) has a vision for sustainable prosperity where people everywhere have the capability to flourish as human beings – within the limits of a finite planet. They produce research and publications and run events to explore the economic, social, cultural, political and philosophical implications of sustainable prosperity.
The Donella Meadows Institute's purpose is to bring economic, social and environmental systems into closer harmony with the realities of a finite planet and a globally powerful human race by using the disciplines of systems thinking, system dynamics, and collaborative learning.
The Economy for the Common Good is a global movement that understands itself as an initiator and inspirational force for far-reaching change. In a democratic and participatory process, the broad network works towards an economic system which places the Common Good at the centre of all economic activity.
The Extraenvironmentalist is a way of thinking. It is also a podcast, blog and video series that explores the mindset of an outsider looking in on Earth. Such an outsider would be immediately struck by how unsustainable our social, environmental and economic systems are and would promote awareness of this problem while proposing alternatives.
FUTUREPERFECT is an international and multilingual internet platform that tells the stories of individuals, initiatives, organizations, and businesses that are helping bring us closer to a more sustainable future. The project showcases stories from 29 countries and publishes them in the Creative Commons to encourage broad distribution and sharing.
The Global Ecovillage Network is a network of sustainable communities and initiatives that bridge different cultures, countries, and continents. GEN serves as coordinator for ecovillages, initiatives and ecologically-minded individuals worldwide.
The Global Hub for the Common Good is a think tank (or "think ocean") supporting the international economy for the common good movement. They produce research with collaborative methods and make policy proposals.
The Great Transition Initiative is an online forum of ideas and an international network for the critical exploration of concepts, strategies, and visions for a transition to a future of enriched lives, human solidarity, and a resilient biosphere.
Green House is about challenging the ideas that have created the world we live in now, and offering positive alternatives. Green House is a think tank that contributes to the great and exciting transformation and turning that is the movement towards a peaceful, just and sustainable world.
Gross National Happiness (GNH) is a holistic and sustainable approach to development, which balances material and non-material values with the conviction that humans want to search for happiness. Through their projects and programmes the Bhutan-based GNH Centre offers a unique opportunity to experience GNH principles in daily life and implement them in a practical way.
Guerilla Translation facilitates access to valuable ideas in uncertain times. It is a collaborative hub for authors and translators to network and share stimulating ideas internationally.
How can we create a truly happy society that recognizes the limits of the Earth yet does not cause social and economic instability? How can we measure true progress and happiness in society? To face these challenges head on, the Institute for Studies in Happiness, Economy, and Society engages in activities such as research, publishing, informing public opinion, dialogue, and networking with the world.
Local Futures is a non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of cultural and biological diversity, and the strengthening of local communities and economies worldwide. The emphasis is on education for action: moving beyond single issues to look at the more fundamental influences that shape our lives.
Why Make Wealth History? Because the earth isn't big enough for everyone on the planet to live the way we do in Western consumer societies. A fair world requires the richest among us to live more simply, redefining wealth around what really matters.
The MetaCurrency Project is building the tools and technology platforms that will allow change-makers to open-source the next economy and design an ecosystem of P2P distributed currencies.
NEF is the UK's leading think tank promoting social, economic and environmental justice. Our purpose is to bring about a Great Transition – to transform the economy so that it works for people and the planet.
One Earth is a nonprofit ‘think and do’ tank based in Vancouver, Canada. Our mission is to transform production and consumption patterns locally, nationally and internationally to be sustainable, healthy, and just within the limits of living systems.
OuiShare is a global network empowering citizens, public institutions, and companies to build a society based on sharing, collaboration and openness in which every person has access to the resources and opportunities they need to thrive.
Population Matters is a UK-based charity that promotes smaller families, mindful consumption, gender equality and education to address unsustainable population growth. They engage in research, campaigning, lobbying and public education.
Population Media Center strives to improve the health and well-being of people around the world by emphasising the benefits of small families, encouraging the use of effective family planning methods, elevating women’s status and promoting gender equity.
Positive Money is a movement to democratise money and banking so that it works for society and not against it. Our current financial system has left us with the highest personal debt in history, unaffordable housing, worsening inequality, high unemployment and banks that are subsidised with taxpayers' money. We believe that these problems have a common root: money.
Post Carbon Institute provides individuals, communities, businesses, and governments with the resources needed to understand and respond to the interrelated economic, energy, environmental, and equity crises that define the 21st century. We envision a world of resilient communities and re-localized economies that thrive within ecological bounds.
Post Growth is a catalyst for identifying, inspiring and implementing new approaches to global well-being - a world focused on better, not bigger! We are an international network committed to tackling the cause, rather than the symptoms, of a myriad of social and environmental problems by building and empowering a broad-based global movement to create global prosperity that does not depend on economic growth.
Postconsumers is building a national brand without profit to help move society beyond addictive consumerism. We advocate mindful consumption based on each person's core values, rather than an endless quest for stuff.
The Schumacher Center for a New Economics combines theoretical research on economics with practical application, deliberately focusing on transformative systems and the principles that guide them.
The Schumacher Institute is an independent ‘think-and-do’ tank, working towards a world of reducing inequality that provides for everyone within planetary limits. We value diversity across and within nations and recognise the need for different journeys towards a more sustainable world.
The Simplicity Institute is a non-profit education and research centre dedicated to advancing the Simplicity Movement. Directing our critique toward consumerist and growth-obsessed economies, our defining objective is to show that lifestyles of reduced and restrained consumption are a necessary and desirable part of any transition to a just, sustainable, and flourishing human community. We aim to promote this vision of the good life and help build a new society based on material sufficiency.
Streetbank is a network of sharing communities built around a website that helps people be more neighbourly by enabling them to post items and skills which they would like to share or give away, or request things that they need, in turn letting them see the items that have been added by people living nearby.
SELC cultivates a new legal landscape that supports community resilience and grassroots economic empowerment. We provide essential legal tools - education, research, advice, and advocacy - so communities everywhere can develop their own sustainable sources of food, housing, energy, jobs, and other vital aspects of a thriving community.
Sustainable Human is attempting to build a new kind of organization called an FAO – a for-all organization. We realize that the world is easily able to provide for every human need but is lacking the organizational infrastructure and overarching story to make it happen. By coming together to volunteer together on projects that give away their output for free, we can help create a world where everyone has access to the basic necessities of life.
The People Who Share is both a movement and a socially minded business (a social enterprise). We are dedicated to building a world where people share skills, time, resources, knowledge, responsibility, opportunities, ideas, goods, services and stuff. We bring together a global community of sharers and make sharing fun and easy.
The Green Exchange is a green media production outfit hailing from Scandinavia aiming to keep people informed of the latest ideas in sustainability, environmental science and eco-design. They run a free podcast and have subscriptions for more in-depth content.
Transition Network helps communities respond to climate change and shrinking supplies of cheap energy (peak oil). This process, which we call Transition, aims to create stronger, happier communities.
Urban Synergies Group is an international think tank based in Australia, that provides services, training and raising awareness.
Their mission is to find the best ways to improve urban systems without borders by creating effective synergies in a complex global environment that enable better health and wellbeing outcomes for all people. They create bridges between academia, NGOs, governments and practices, enriching community spirit by sharing their success. They offer independent advice on the health and well-being of urban systems.
The Veblen Institute for Economic Reforms is a not-for-profit think whose mission is to promote a sustainable mode of development and a socially just economy. The Institute functions both as a space where proposals are developed and as a network bringing together actors who can introduce these ideas into the public sphere and to political leaders. It brings together experts, NGO officials, practitioners, and political leaders.
The World Future Council provides decision-makers with effective policy solutions to the challenges of our common future. The World Future Council works closely with international networks of parliamentarians, political decision-makers and civil society organizations to identify and disseminate long-term policy solutions in the interest of future generations.
The Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy is a German research institution that explores and develops models, strategies and instruments to support sustainable development at local, national and international level.
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