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Building a New Vision for Planet Earth

About Systems Change Alliance

What is Systems Change?

Systems change is the emergence of a new pattern of organization or systems structure. (Birney, 2015) It is both a process and an outcome.

We are facing unprecedented economic, social, and environmental crises, and current reforms offer ineffective solutions.

Naomi Klein has called for a movement of change that “connects the dots” to address the root causes of all current crises facing people and planet.

Systems Change Alliance connects the dots between individuals, groups and organizations working in different fields to collaborate, educate, advocate and implement positive systemic change.

The three big dots? Environment, Society & Economy.

Intrinsic value of nature — Economic liberation and true sustainability will arise when people and nature are no longer viewed as mere commodities for sale in the marketplace.

Regeneration and protection — Regeneration of renewable resources and the vital protection and recycling of non-renewable resources.

Bioeconomics — Long term, economic systems change with a restructured economy where privatizing profits and socializing the environmental costs are no longer possible.

 

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Conscious activism — Activism is not just an external struggle for change; it is also an internal endeavour for personal transformation.

Ethical leadership — Building transparency, hope and well-being in society to transform it into a resilient network of sustainable communities.

Participatory decision-making — Restructuring of economic decisions away from the powerful few to a people-centered system of economic democracy in the workplace and civic involvement in the community.

One human society —  Embracing diversity. As we interact with other cultures and identities, we can build bridges of trust, respect, and understanding

 

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Economic democracy —  Fulfilling basic needs for all and localizing control of local resources and employment.

New economic structure — Private enterprises on a small scale only, while corporations emerge into workers’ cooperatives. The government—local, regional and national—is there to serve people and planet with progressive and sustainable policies.

New deep green deal — Reforms are not enough. We need a post-capitalist change to economics as a subsystem of ecology.

 

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Vision Statement

To work toward an integrated social system based on shared political and cultural values, economic democracy, decentralization and sustainability.

Mission Statement

To advocate for just political, ecological and economic reforms, through organizing movements, workshops and conferences; publishing articles and newsletters; conducting research and developing policy proposals.