Tag: economic change

The New Economy Movement Comes of Age

By Michael Towsey  May 2022 The publication of Growing a New Economy by Roar Bjonnes and Caroline Hargreaves[1] was a milestone in the history of Proutist literature because it

The Upset about Carbon Offsets

What is carbon offsetting? If you are concerned about global warming and you are the CEO of a corporation in Europe or the US, and

Consumption: The Cause and the Solution to Environmental Destruction

Between 60-80 per cent of the impacts on the planet come from household consumption. If we change our consumption habits, this will have a drastic effect on our environmental footprint as well. But is it realistic to expect that individual lifestyle changes alone will have the needed impact on reducing CO2 emissions?

Mutual credit: an introduction

Discover the world of mutual credit: a means of exchange that doesn’t involve conventional money, interest or banks, and is based on networks of businesses, traders and individuals who get to know and trust each other.

A Project for the COP26 – and Beyond

In early 2020, Arkbound Foundation began putting together a landmark publication on climate change for the COP26 Summit in Glasgow. The summit was postponed to

What Does An Ecological Civilization Look Like?

We need to forge a new era for humanity—one that is defined, at its deepest level, by a transformation in the way we make sense of the world, and a concomitant revolution in our values, goals, and collective behavior. In short, we need to change the basis of our global civilization. We must move from a civilization based on wealth accumulation to one that is life-affirming: an ecological civilization.

From Sustainability to Systems Change

As the narrative around sustainability has become mainstream there is increasing understanding that the sustainability story is just one step on the road to embracing the ideas and need for systems change.

We can’t have billionaires and stop climate change

Ecological breakdown isn’t being caused by everyone equally. The richest 1% emit 100 times more than the poorest half of humanity. If we are going to survive the 21st century, we need to distribute income and wealth more fairly.

Five Young Systems Changemakers

When we turn on the television these days, we mostly see negative news and can easily end up feeling discouraged and stressed. Do not despair, however, for there are also many great things happening all over the world. Meet five wonderful people who started inspiring projects in several vitally important areas and who are currently taking action to make the world a better place.