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At Systems Change Alliance, we recognise that real progress comes through cooperation and collaboration. That’s why our primary goal is to build an integrated movement by bringing together groups and individuals working towards positive social, economic and ecological change.

We are proud to count some of the most forward-thinking organisations and groups among our growing membership.

We also invite individuals to contribute to our community and activities.

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ECOLISE, the European network for community-led initiatives on climate change and sustainability, recognises the unprecedented ecological, social, economic and political threats to dignified life on planet earth. These threats have been provoked by centuries of ongoing extractive and exploitative institutional systems and practices, a structural dependence on unconstrained economic growth, and the unfettered spread of unsustainable lifestyles.

At the same time, ECOLISE sees hope in the rich seam of solutions that are being continuously developed by community-led initiatives across Europe and the world, including those that encompass inner growth, inclusive approaches to collaboration and to the governance of commons and stewardship of ecosystems. Furthermore ECOLISE is inspired and motivated by the growing interest in these life-affirming approaches.

In this context ECOLISE’s purpose is to engage in, support and facilitate accelerated learning and collaboration among community-led initiatives, their networks and partners in order to catalyse systemic transformation within and across society.

The work of ECOLISE is inspired by the vision of a compassionate, equitable and regenerative society of empowered and resilient communities that thrive on diversity and inclusion and live within planetary boundaries.

Jointly connects online volunteers with non-profits that help save the planet for remote projects. On our platform, you can find numerous projects for non-profits all over the world. Help them with marketing, IT, copywriting, administrative task, or anything that can be done digitally. Our platform is 100% free. We work with smaller non-profits that need help the most.

GhostNetwork is an organization dedicated to protecting and cleaning the oceans by removing ghost nets and discarded fishing gear from the sea. It also promotes collaboration among similar organizations and key players of the plastic recycling industry to foster a greater environmental impact.

Founded in 2020 within Associaçao Aegir Impact, GhostNetwork already runs its own collecting operations in the port of Sétubal, Portugal, while its fast-growing network already includes more than 20 partners, among which similar organizations, circular brands, material processors, and even artists to educate about ghost nets within the local communities.

At the Small Planet Institute we spread an empowering understanding of democracy as the wide dispersion of power, transparency in public affairs, and a culture of mutual accountability. We call it Living Democracy, enabling each of us to act effectively on emerging solutions from electoral politics and economic life to the environment, hunger, agriculture, and beyond.

Our goal is thus a future where all communities are thriving with dignity as Living Democracies, fulfilling our essential needs for personal power, meaning, and connection.

Monon has the vision of a transformative society in which humans live in balance with each other and with nature. Therefore we support, initiate, connect, counsel and promote projects, initiatives, ideas, people and activities in our region in Austria which do strive towards such a transformation and cooperation in doing so with like minded people.

The Association's social objective is to improve the relationship between human beings and the environment. This manifests through an approach of care and increased resilience in ecosystems (stewardship), as well as, the active promotion of universal human values through environmental protection activities.

EcoAtivo CORE VALUES can be summarized as:
Awareness of symbiotic unity of Nature and Society - a cooperative and resilient Universal Family
Living truth, with morality as a foundation, setting a trustable example, transparently
Listening to ecosystem dynamics, wilderness, and the intrinsic value of life and all beings
Celebrating transformation with art, interbeing, and inclusivity
From analysis to synthesis; synergy of intuition and rationality

The THEME for the current year is “Active Regenerative Culture”.
A holistic approach, in partnership with synergistic associations and interest groups, young people, and institutions, for concrete actions and healthy, resilient, and adaptable empowerment. Starting from urgent socio-environmental needs, EcoAtivo extends its actions to all dimensions of society.

In this first year of the association, the FOCUS is: "Life-long Regenerative Lifestyle" with young people and young adults in rural or underprivileged areas - through:
3) strengthening the NETWORK of partners, in a Neo-Humanist approach of “awareness and action”.

Good Food Finder - Arizona’s Voice for Local Food

We are on a mission to build equitable systems that earn that hometown pride and create a vibrant, inclusive, and sustainable Arizona food economy. We work to (re)connect people to where their food grows, how it grows, and who grows it. It is through this connection that we can heal ourselves, our communities, and our planet.

The Oregon New Economy (ONE) Project was founded in 2021 to become part of the global solidarity economy movement. Our mission is to build an economy that works for all, based on cooperation, equity, social and racial justice, and ecological sustainability. We pursue lasting, transformational change by supporting cooperative and community-controlled development, and by challenging corporations that harm communities and perpetuate inequality and poverty. We believe a world is possible in which all people live in safe, healthy, thriving communities, and that fundamental change is needed to achieve that world.

Inclusive Economy London & Region is a coalition of organizations that want to see the regional economy succeed without leaving anyone behind. That includes integrating local economic development, poverty reduction, and green initiatives into clear and manageable strategies.

Inclusive Economy London & Region draws inspiration from other jurisdictions that are successfully rejuvenating their local economy in ways that create jobs and hope for marginalized and disadvantaged people—initiatives that draw on the economic power of local anchor institutions and align mission, investments, and community wellbeing.

Pragya Seeds Nepal is a Nepali NGO created by a young Nepali entrepreneur who is concerned with promoting Social Innovation and Zero Waste in Nepal and supporting the local economy and the environment through a community-approach. Pragya Seeds Nepal is the leading Himalaya Nepal chapter of the Zero Waste initiative and has more than ten Nepali members as well as occasional foreign interns and associates. It is directly supported by Thanal, an Indian NGO concerned with Zero Waste Asia.

EDA was founded to promote the sustainable development and management of vital resources to meet the basic human needs of current and future generations through economic democracy. Adoption of these principles will ensure that all humans of current and future generations will have their basic needs met. Research, education and advocacy are our main tools for ensuring sustainable resource management and that is vital to all living things on Earth.

The Arkbound Foundation is a literature and media charity that aims to empower people through writing, enabling the voices of those who would otherwise be excluded to be heard. We seek to tackle prejudice and discrimination, whilst highlighting the impacts of climate change and extractive capitalism on the poorest and most vulnerable communities. Our academic work is focused on setting out ways that society can adapt, under alternative socio-economic models, in a fairer and more sustainable structure.

Biovilla is a portuguese co-operative based in the natural park of Serra da Arrábida that focuses on innovative solutions towards the regeneration of our social, economic and ecological landscape. Since 2010 that our three action pilars - Nature Tourism; Education and Training; Organic holistic farming - ground our vision and mission as we do our part in contributing to the wider transformation of our socities.

We are a global network of thinkers and activists, dedicated to sharing and implementing the Progressive Utilization Theory (Prout).
Prout is an integrated socio-economic system designed to meet the needs of people and communities while supporting ecosystems to thrive. It is based on principles of decentralization, cooperation, economic democracy and fair distribution of wealth. Prout aims to build a society in which all individuals, regardless of race, religion or social status, experience increasing quality of life and can fulfill their potential in all spheres, while living in respectful exchange with the Earth. 

Steady State Manchester primarily promotes an alternative approach to economic development in the city of Manchester and region of Greater Manchester. We also contribute to wider debates, nationally and internationally on these themes. The emphasis is on all living well and within planetary limits. We encourage organisations to actively pursue the ‘Viable Economy’ for a safe and good future for us all. A Viable Economy (and society) will involve:

Re-localising food and other production in and near to the city, providing decent green jobs and more income equality.
More security for us all because the environment is protected from further destruction.
More secure access to goods especially food: we will be more resilient should there be climatic (e.g. floods) or financial shocks.
More money staying local and more control over savings and investment.
The city’s wealth being used for needed developments, for example energy efficient, affordable housing and invested in other local, green and ethical enterprises
Balance. Some sectors must grow, (e.g. renewable energy) and some must shrink (e.g. fossil fuels, aviation, private motoring, arms manufacture).
The focus is on the things we want the economy to deliver, rather than growth for growth’s sake (GDP or GVA measures).
Less unnecessary consumption and a new (or recovered) culture of solidarity and participation.
Less exploitation of the majority world while keeping open channels for communication and learning globally.

Local Futures has been working for more than four decades to renew ecological, social, and spiritual well-being by promoting a shift in direction – away from dependence on global monopolies, and towards decentralized local and regional economies.

We produce books, films, and other ‘education for action’ tools, and organize activist-oriented conferences and workshops worldwide, including World Localization Day. Our award-winning film The Economics of Happiness, released in 2011, highlights the importance of localization to repair our fractured world – our ecosystems, our societies and our selves. We also host numerous Economics of Happiness conferences around the world, which aim to kick-start broad critical debate about the global corporate economy, while exploring alternatives that benefit society as well as the environment.

Our events and resources promote a holistic ‘big picture’ view of what it will take to heal the damage caused by the corporate-run economy, and to build structures that foster human and ecological wellbeing. These programs are helping to catalyze a global movement for systemic change. Thanks in part to our work, recognition of the importance of local economies is at an all-time high.

The Foundation for Intentional Community (FIC) has over 35 years of partnership with hundreds of intentional communities around the world. At a time when people are desperate for more social connection and answers to complex problems, intentional communities offer hope in an increasingly broken world. We help people connect with and learn from intentional communities through our resources, learning events, and services offered at ic.org.

Prout Research Institute Portugal (PRIP) was founded in 2013 with the mission of promoting the Proutist socio-economic system, making it known in a comprehensive and demonstrative way. In essence, we are an association of activists and citizens, passionate about the idea of a more just, sustainable and dynamic society, where diversity and fraternity are encouraged and celebrated. Thus, we disseminate and promote the vision of a more cooperative and prosperous society, achieved through individual and collective empowerment.

The Netzkraft Movement is an international network of socially committed individuals and groups working in various ecological, social, political or spiritual areas. Their aim is to support each other and, through this mutual help, to increase their influence on society. The network enables you to introduce yourself and your work to other socially or politically active people. Being prepared to help each other in this way also creates a feeling of solidarity and togetherness among individuals and groups working in various fields. They personally, and their work too, can benefit from the various skills and experience of other net participants.

Sustainable Economies Law Center 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. We exist to bridge the gap in legal expertise needed to transition from destructive economic systems to innovative and cooperative alternatives.

The Schumacher Institute is a think tank. We believe that our planet faces complex social, economic and environmental crises that are hard to solve, however, we are optimistic that solutions can be found. We apply systems thinking to explore and test sustainable options, which acknowledge the complexity of our world. We see social justice as integral to sustainability and look for answers that are fair to all, within the limits the Earth can sustain.

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