Who Is in the Alliance?
An initiative of the Post Growth Institute, we're an assembly of groups that believe we can truly flourish only when our economic and social systems are cognizant of ecological limits.
Bioregional champions a better, more sustainable way to live. They work with partners to create places which enable people to live, work and do business within the natural limits of the planet. They call this One Planet Living.
CAPE brings sustainable education to life through custom academic programs based in ecovillages – communities integrating ecological, economic, social and cultural dimensions of sustainability. CAPE works with learning institutions to provide immersive courses and educate the leaders of the future.
Dark Optimism is unashamedly positive about what kind of a world we could create, while unashamedly realistic about how far we are from creating it today. We are the home of the not-for-profit public interest activism, organising and writing of Shaun Chamberlin and the late David Fleming, working with a wide network of friends and partners around the world.
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.
Happy City is a small UK charity with a big mission: to ‘make what matters count’ and put wellbeing at the heart of the economy. We challenge the economic system by developing new measures of progress that go beyond GDP, delivering training, and running campaigns to make greater change possible.
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.
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.
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 Sufficiency4Sustainability (S4S) Network seeks to promote thought, communication, and action across three areas: sufficiency, sustainability, and innovation. Each of these areas has its own networks and associations, but they do not always interact. Achieving economic, social, political, and ecological sustainability requires eliminating shortfalls in access to basic needs for all (sufficiency). Innovation can help achieve both sufficiency and sustainability.
The Rules is a global network of activists, writers, researchers, artists, farmers, students, designers, hackers, and dreamers focused on addressing the root causes of inequality and climate change. They have come together to help shift the global narrative in a new direction, focusing on beautiful alternatives and the possibilities of an emergent, equitable and just world.
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.
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 organization 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 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 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 Global Ecovillage Network envisions a world of empowered citizens and communities, designing and implementing pathways to a regenerative future, while building bridges of hope and international solidarity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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