What we want to achieve

We want to help build a new economy, and we’re happy to collaborate with organisations, businesses and individuals who would like to do the same.

We want to do some innovative, direct and radical things. We’re not suggesting policy changes or petitioning corporations or the state, as they seem quite wedded to the old economy, which concentrates wealth and power (at the top of the state and the corporate sector). We’re helping to develop practical alternatives – the building blocks of the new economy – that we can all become involved with immediately, rather than waiting for others to do things for us.

We want to:

Help more people switch to the new economy

We want to help more people to disengage from multinational corporations. We’re constantly adding more content to NonCorporate.org, and we’re talking with people in the co-operative sector in the US about launching over there, after which we’ll be offering free franchises to co-ops in other countries.

 

Help more people gain skills to work in the new economy

We want to compile as much information (and sources of information) as possible to help people to: a) live more sustainably; b) gain the skills required to change career to be able to join the new economy to provide useful goods and services to their communities; and c) gain the skills that will be necessary to survive in case of societal collapse.

We’re constantly improving content on Lowimpact.org, which includes maintaining, expanding and updating what we offer in (currently) 213 topics. We’re publishing more books; building the network of course / product & service providers; and we’re working with an excellent film-maker to produce online courses in as many of our topics as possible.

 

Bring key people in the new economy together

We’re organising in-person meetings of CEOs and co-ordinators of organisations and networks in the new economy to explore how we might co-ordinate efforts to increase market share. We believe that opening up lines of communication between non-corporate players can help find new ways to develop the new economy.

 

Interview new economy actors


We want to blog transcripts and videos of interviews with key players in the fledgling new economy, to promote what they’re doing, what successes they’ve had, what obstacles they face and how we might remove those obstacles.

 

Establish a national mutual credit trading scheme


We’re working with Open.coop, the Credit Commons Collective and the Permaculture Association to build a national trading network of small businesses that commit to purchasing from each other using mutual / collaborative credit. When we have a critical mass of businesses in the scheme, we’ll invite larger, national co-operatives to provide essentials to members, such as energy, food and telephony.

The Credit Commons Collective is developing software to allow mutual credit trading groups to trade internationally.

 

Develop a new governance idea


We want to build a website to help develop a new governance system based loosely on Julius Nyerere’s Ujamaa system.

 


Would you like to be part of this?

There are several ways you can do it.

1. Switch

To disengage from the corporate system and switch to the non-corporate system, go to NonCorporate’s home page and follow the instructions.

2. DIY

You can disengage via the do-it-yourself route as well. Go to Lowimpact’s topic page and get stuck into some of the 200+ ideas there.

3. Directory

If you’re an independent business in any of our topics, join our directory or take a banner ad.

4. Mutual credit

If you’re an independent business in any of our topics, contact us about joining our mutual credit trading network.

5. Volunteer

If you’ve got some spare time and energy, and would like to help out, contact us to let us know – including what skills you have to offer.

6. Blog

You can blog with us if you have anything to say that you think might interest our visitors. Here’s our blog policy.

7. Discuss

Do get involved with discussions on our blogs, here and here; and on our social media pages here, here and here. And of course, tell your friends about switching to the new economy.

8. Subscribe

Help us with a small monthly subscription. Subscribe for the price of a coffee per month and we’ll use it to do the things above.

Subscribe for the price of two coffees per month and we’ll do more of the above.

Thank you!