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 people live more sustainably and gain skills for 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 220+ topics. We’re publishing more books; building our network of providers of courses, products & services; 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 a group of great organisations to build a national trading network of small businesses that commit to purchasing from each other using mutual 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. This helps to develop the new economy, without the need for banks. Software is being built to allow mutual credit trading groups to trade with each other internationally. Click here for more information and to join the scheme.

 

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 our 220+ topics.

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, you can join 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 (and if you have a business, you can have a ‘featured profile’ in our directory).

Subscribe for the price of two coffees per month and we’ll do more of the above (and if you have a business, you can have a banner ad on any page on either of our sites).

Thank you!