New Economy Week is an opportunity to explore what it would take to build the economy we need, one that works for people, place, and planet.
From October 13-19, 2014, we invite you to join us for online and in-person events that highlight successes, ask tough questions, and give life to the claim that another world is possible.
Organized by The New Economy Coalition, see FB Page
We welcome your comments or questions about these presentations in our FB Group
- where we will also attend to any technical questions about joining the conferences live.
If you prefer to use Skype, send us a contact request which includes "NewEconomyWeek" with your name + country to
for New Economy Week
How can we honor and learn from the rich histories of communities building New Economy institutions on the frontlines of fights for racial, economic, environmental justice?
How can we catalyze public conversation about the need for systemic change and the viability of economic alternatives that put people and the planet first?
How can we connect and learn from successful experiments, pilot projects, and campaigns to build broad-based power and effect deep transformation at scale?
How do we transition to a renewable economy without leaving the workers, young people, and communities most impacted by extractive industries behind?
How can we support neighborhoods, cities, towns, and regions as the fertile ground for the kind of economy we need?
Our extractive economy is undermining our aspirations for a democratic society. Systemic racial and economic inequality coupled with an addiction to unsustainable growth spell out a future with less opportunity and more vulnerability for our communities. We can choose to accept this fate or we can commit to fighting for an economy that prioritizes life.
New Economy Week, now in its second year, is a public exploration of creative resistance – an opportunity to shine a light on the thousands upon thousands of efforts that everyday people are making right now to bring forth a new kind of economy.
All around us, innovators are engaged in the work of growing cooperative and community-owned enterprises, democratizing and stabilizing finance, finding new ways to share skills and goods, new ways to measure success, and new ways to meet growing human needs on an all too finite planet.
We are cooperating in this global initiative with 6 live online conferences, 3 in english, 3 in spanish. These are the english ones.
These 3 events are in spanish, do joins us if you're bilingual. (did you know that spanish is the second most spoken language on the planet, after mandarin ? English is third).
The 8thLife EcoVillage collective (who are part of the Integral Permaculture Academy group) are passionate holistic management geeks, which means they work at increasing the fertility of the soil every day (the REAL banking) with their much loved animal companions.
This means they can't attend conferences about the new economy so they invest the time they would spend travelling to these in creating 'virtual edges' so the greatest number of people can benefit from global meetings of practitioners.
email - firstname.lastname@example.org
skype - perm.integral
Do join us in the Dialogues online!