Creating global prosperity without economic growth

OuiShare is a non-profit organization and global community empowering citizens, public institutions and companies to build a society in which every person has access to the resources and opportunities they need to thrive. OuiShare believes that an economy based on community principles such as sharing, collaboration and openness can solve many of the complex challenges the […]

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One of the greatest things about the sustainability movement is the feeling of collaborating on a shared purpose for the common good, whether it’s engaging in action on climate change or getting involved in your local community garden. As with any other movement, or group or coalition of groups, there can be friction or difference, […]

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Want to be more involved in post growth? Here’s an overview of our approach for working towards post growth futures, together.

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The creators of the award-winning documentary Mother: Caring for 7 Billion, Tiroir A Films, have made a ‘Director’s Cut’ of the film available, streaming free on the internet in honour of Earth Day (22 April). From 19 April until the end of May, the film can be accessed for viewing on YouTube. The documentary follows the learning journey of […]

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I recently had the marvellous privilege of attending The Economics of Happiness Conference in Byron Bay, Australia (15-17 March 2013). This event was convened by Helena Norberg-Hodge, director (along with Steven Gorelick, and John Page) of the 2011 documentary film of the same name, produced by the International Society for Ecology and Culture. The intent of these gatherings, the […]

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When it comes to advancing real sustainability, what big thing could you do with just a small amount of money and a little help?

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Andrew ‘Wilf’ Wilford of Brisbane, Australia, was a friend, mentor and big supporter of the Post Growth Institute. Sadly, he died on 13 August 2012, aged 48. Wilf was an aviator, an engineer (ex Boeing), a military man (ex Royal Australian Air Force), a spiritual seeker, a professor, a poet, a musician, a larrikin, a change […]

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The media has always been powerful in influencing opinion, awareness and creating change, and so one of the great assets of the Internet age is that media can be produced and disseminated by participatory networks of people. This phenomenon is a seismic shift, as people who have previously been passive receivers and consumers of content in a one-way […]

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More people than ever before are conscious of what is meant by ‘sustainable behaviour’ – recycling, being energy efficient, saving water, using public transport, buying local. Even so, we seem to be encountering a lot of this when it comes to actually getting people to engage in these behaviours at the individual level, and particularly […]

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