How we helped the world get closer to post growth in the last month.

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Projects and partnerships

This month, the PGI joined the Evolutionary Accelerator, and signed up to support the US campaign: Fighting for Federal Action for Rural Electric Co-Op Reform. We helped chart a path forward for it’s not-for-profit decentralized operating system; as well as assisting with a marketing rebrand for Dent — a community that recognizes the need to redesign the value systems, incentives, and social contracts underpinning modern society.

Diné activist Nicole Horseherder’s long quest for equity from the rise and fall of the coal economy.

By Jessica Kutz for High Country News

Kayenta Solar Project. Photo by Navajo Tribal Utility Authority — via Neeta Lind, Flickr (CC by 2.0)

On a chilly December morning in northern Arizona, near the town of Page, Nicole Horseherder stood beside a barbed-wire fence, waiting for the smokestacks of the Navajo Generating Station to fall. The coal-fired power plant, just a mile away, towered against the backdrop of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and a cloudless blue sky.

Helping foster a sense of meaning and belonging in communities across the world, and reflecting on how our work changes us.

A recent Offers and Needs Market in Australia © Liz Hill

Projects and partnerships

The impact of our Offers and Needs Market (OANM) Advanced Facilitator Training program continues to ripple out, as more and more trainees host their own sessions, bringing a sense of belonging and self-worth to people across the world.

BERLIN — December 2020

The move comes amid a deepening economic crisis resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, with millions of people losing or at risk of losing their livelihood.

From new hires to exciting partnerships and progress on our forthcoming book.

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Projects and partnerships

In late 2020, the PGI became a member of Progressive International, a global network of parties, movements, organizations and peoples uniting behind a shared vision of a world transformed. We’re honored to be part of this alliance and excited about the transformative potential of such a diverse group.

Post Growth Institute joins Progressive International

A big step towards a sustainable future

The Post Growth Institute has become a member of Progressive International, a global network of parties, movements, organizations and peoples uniting behind a shared vision of a world transformed.

In Italy, agro-ecological practices provide a thriving alternative to a production model that is harmful to the environment, people’s health, and the local economy.

By Manlio Masucci

By _Alicja_ via Pixabay

A growing number of local authorities, citizens’ committees, and independent researchers are calling for a more environmentally friendly agricultural production model that respects the environment, the health of citizens, the beauty of landscapes, and their cultural and social meaning. It is precisely in these areas that the first victories against intensive monoculture business are being recorded — forcing it to slow down its progress and to backtrack when confronted with strong opposition from local communities.

Dedicate time or money or both.

By Katarzyna Gajewska

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Recent events have demonstrated that no one can be completely safe from a global pandemic. And while the virus is certainly not a “great equalizer”, full protection cannot be bought, no matter how much money you have.

By Brendan Rigby

Free Money Day

Economic Growth: Accessible for some but not all

The global economy, even before its evolution and sophistication, was and is about access; about controlling access to resources, knowledge and markets. Economic growth for any one nation is also predicated on this same concept of access. However, as the many of the current economic, political and social systems are set up, only a small percentage of a given population benefit from a nation’s acquired access. They have privileged access through geography, patronage, gender, status, nepotism, corruption, and family history.

When it comes to responsible and sustainable international exchanges of any kind, we need to look behind to numbers and rhetoric to make informed choices.

By Weh Yeoh

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Many non-governmental organisations advertise that a high proportion of money donated by the public will go toward programs — the good work that charities, aid organisations and the like do — and not to administrative costs. Donors are encouraged to think that there is minimal wastage — and that low overheads mean good development work, and more of it.

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Writing by team-members, guest contributors, and Fellows of the Post Growth Institute (PGI).

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