Our focus is changing. We’ve been promoting sustainable living since we were founded in 2001, but we believe that it’s ultimately impossible within corporate capitalism. Trying to live sustainably in a destructive system is like having a great health & safety policy on the Titanic – it seems fine until you see the bigger picture. Now, we’re providing a bank of resources for coping with the various collapse scenarios that are facing humanity – focusing on:
- low-impact living: we’re working with a network of specialists to provide information on gaining the skills to provide for ourselves and our families.
- the commons economy: we’re working with Mutual Credit Services to provide ‘recipes’ for building commons infrastructure, using new tools to raise investment without debt to banks, to provide strong asset locks to prevent buyout by corporations, and to federate everything together to form the basis of a new system. We’re using these recipes in Stroud and other towns.
- turning the site into a wiki, controlled by a sociocratic network of specialists – a knowledge commons for low-impact living and the commons.
We have fast, achievable, decentralised and highly replicable models for building resilience against the many collapse scenarios facing us. Here’s our story so far, our people and our theory of change. If you agree with our vision and aims, you can help us by following us via our newsletter and on social media (see footer), and by becoming a member.