Creating global prosperity without economic growth

Our Team

The Post Growth Institute is a collaborative project dedicated to imagining a world beyond economic expansion that creates positive futures for all. We hope you’ll join the conversation, challenge others, yourselves and us – and contribute to the evolution of a world built better, not bigger.

We’re privileged to have this forum together to express our views and ideas. Our members include:

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Amelia Bryne


Amelia is a visual anthropologist (filmmaker & researcher) and is inspired to vision alternative futures, as well as to document the cultural shifts of our time. She is active in solidarity economy work, which celebrates and aims to strengthen ecologically and socially just businesses and economic relationships. She is also a maker of nettle tea, wild berry jam, and divides her time between New York City and a farm near Stockholm.
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Sharon Ede


Sharon is an ideas transmitter, writer and activist who writes, collects, and shares stories on communication and change for sustainability at cruxcatalyst. Sharon has been working on sustainability issues in paid and voluntary work since 1993 and loves playing connect the dots by cultivating a wide network of people working on sustainability.
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Michelle Glass


Michelle is a social justice community organizer with a passion for empowering people and rural communities, and challenging social structures that perpetuate inequality. Her background is in rural organizing, women’s rights, healthcare, green jobs, and housing. She holds a bachelor of arts in sociology and is currently completing a Master in Management (MIM) degree at Southern Oregon University.
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Jen Hinton


Jen has a very diverse background, with academic and professional experiences ranging from theater to business to environmental studies. Her expertise is systems thinking and she has a contagious enthusiasm for seeking holistic ways of moving beyond humanity’s current crises.
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Brian Kelly


Brian works on structuring enabling environments that support human connection and create synergies, and believes that group systems and processes heavily influence effective teamwork and individual success. His graduate research focuses on property rights, governance, and the development of the commons sector.
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Donnie Maclurcan


Donnie is a co-founder of the Post Growth Institute and an Affiliate Professor of Social Science at Southern Oregon University. He is presently writing two books: How on Earth? Flourishing in a Not-For-Profit World by 2050 and The Not-for-Profit Handbook.
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Wendy Maguire


Wendy is committed to supporting the changing economic paradigm. She's been interested in human systems and change, as well as broader social constructs and systems change. Wendy understands this and uses Systems and Design thinking to support innovation.
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Joshua Nelson


Joshua's life goal is leave this world better than when he came in – similar to the campsite rule. He started writing about sustainable economics with his blog Steady State Revolution, acted as Washington Chapter Director for the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy (CASSE) for a few years and is a co-founder of the Post Growth Institute. An avid reader, cyclist and hobbyist mead maker, Joshua lives Seattle, WA USA with his wife and son.
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Sarah Reibstein


Sarah is a researcher working with non-profits and philanthropy in New York. She is humbly seeking ways forward to participate in the creation of a new economy.
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Tegan Sonvico Christov


Tegan is currently studying her BA in Environment and Media Studies in Brighton, UK. She writes a blog about environmental and social issues, economics and politics at earthbabyblog.org. She passionately believes post growth economics is the only true sustainability, and aspires to use her media skills to raise awareness about the limits to growth and the post-growth solution.
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Fernanda Tomaselli


Fernanda is very passionate about sustainability issues and environmental communications. Her experience in the environmental field is quite diverse ranging from projects in the Amazon Rainforest to researching forest-based enterprises in Africa. She is currently doing her PhD studies at the University of British Columbia in Canada. Her research aims to explore the effects of message framing on post-growth communications.

Guest Contributors

We are always interested in sharing and expanding the conversation. If you have a meaningful thing to add, please contact us.