Creating global prosperity without economic growth

Forums And Groups

Here are post-growth related groups you can get involved with, sign up to newsletters, and follow on social media:


This page will connect you with groups and organizations working specifically on ways to create futures beyond economic growth. We see great value in connecting with potentially likeminded groups.  This is not, however, necessarily an endorsement for the organizations we are linking to here; we post them simply in the spirit of sharing – please do your own research and critical thinking. - global movement consisting of online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public action, with the aim of solving the climate crisis

Adbusters - global network of culture jammers and creatives working to change the way information flows, the way corporations wield power, and the way meaning is produced in our society

Appropedia - collaborative approaches to sustainability, poverty reduction and international development

Banks Need Boundaries - group of European money-reform activists, collecting ideas and providing resources. Particularly useful if you want to set up alternative currencies, petition your government, or are enthusiastic about Plain Money.

The Asset-Based Community Development Institute - research institute that draws upon existing community strengths to build stronger, more sustainable communities for the future

The Better Not Bigger Alliance - performs research pursuant to improving public policy, works to implement better policy and better government, and works to educate public officials and the general population regarding the real costs, financial and otherwise, of growth

The Cambridge Trust for New Thinking in Economics - charity established to advance education in the field of economics for the benefit of the public

Can Decreix - a place to demonstrate and reflect around the topic of degrowth

The Carbon Fix Foundation - not-for-profit working with individuals and businesses to help them better understand climate change, then act

Centre for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy (CASSE) - promoting the transition from unsustainable growth to a steady state economy

The Center for Balance - committed to advancing reforms that restore effective democracies and natural freedoms

The Center for a New American Dream - helps Americans reduce and shift their consumption to improve quality of life, protect the environment, and promote social justice

Civil Society Engagement with Ecological Economics - project that aims to enable Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to engage in and lead collaborative research with ecological economists

Danish Degrowth Network - network promoting possible solutions and alternatives to the present cultural and societal derailment

Decrecimiento - degrowth network for Spanish speakers

Decrescimento Brasil - space for sharing knowledge and building connections related to degrowth in Brasil

De-Growth Vancouver - network intended to translate degrowth concepts into action on a local level

The Donella Meadows Institute - center of critical thinking – informed by systems thinking and modeling – which is committed to sustainable solutions at the local, regional and global levels

Earth Economics - non-profit organization dedicated to researching and applying the economic solutions of tomorrow, today, with the goal of helping communities shift towards an approach that is both economically viable and environmentally sustainable

Economy Transformers - civil society initiative that unites a diverse group of people who are anxious to contribute to the economic and societal transition needed for a future that serves and dignifies all life on our planet

The E. F. Schumacher Society: society that aims to link people, land, and community by building local economies

Econ4 - online platform for dissemination of innovative thinking in economics

Ecotrust - aims to inspire fresh thinking that creates economic opportunity, social equity and environmental well-being

Effekt Magazine - Swedish magazine with an emphasis on climate change as it relates to over-consumption of the earth’s resources

The Extraenvironmentalist - podcast, blog and video series that explores the mindset of an outsider looking in on Earth

The Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability (FEASTA) - exploring the economic, cultural and environmental characteristics of a truly sustainable society and how the necessary transition can be effected

The Freeconomy - the world’s fastest growing alternative economy - information for people who employ alternative strategies for living based on limited participation in the conventional economy and minimal consumption of resources

Global Development and Environment Institute - center of expertise in economics, policy, science, and technology, with a commitment to understanding the correlation between social and economic wellbeing

Global Footprint Network – advancing the science of sustainability by tracking and measuring human use of the earth’s biocapacity and whether humanity is operating safely within planetary limits, or whether we are in ecological overshoot

Green House Post-Growth Project - challenges the common-sense that assumes that it is ‘bad news’ when the economy doesn’t grow and to anatomise what it is about the structure of our economic system that means growth must always be prioritised

Gund Institute for Ecological Economics - transdisciplinary research, teaching, and service organization focused on developing integrative solutions to society’s most pressing problems in order to build a sustainable, widely shared quality of life

The Human Impacts Institute - fosters sustainable human impacts on ecosystems through inspired engagement, leadership, collaboration, knowledge-building, and creative expression

Initiative fur ein Netzwerk Solidarische Okonomie - German initiative developing a broad and diverse network committed to cultivating a solidarity economy

Institut d’Etudes Economicques et Sociales pour la Decroissance Soutenable - une recherche d’équilibre et ne souhaite pas sortir d’un excès pour verser dans un autre

The Institute for Collapsonomics - studies economic and state systems at the edge of their normal social and economic function, including preventative measures to avoid destructive feedback loops and vicious cycles

Institute for Integrated Economics Research: non-profit research organization focused on developing an unbiased view of global economic processes

The Institute for New Economic Thinking - nurturing a global community of next-generation economic leaders, to provoke new economic thinking, and to inspire the economics profession to engage the vital social and economic challenges of the 21st century

The International Society for Ecological Economics - not-for-profit, member-governed, organization dedicated to advancing understanding of the relationships among ecological, social, and economic systems for the mutual well-being of nature and people

The Metacurrency Project - an ambitious project, building the tools and technology platforms to open source the next economy

Millenium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere - an interdisciplinary network of scholars and practitioners sharing their work about the most important environmental and social issues of our time

Moral Economy Project - an institute aiming to bring our economy, our ethics, and our environment into alignment

Mouvement Quebecois pour une Decroissance Conviviale - c’est une collectivement que entend donc se construire avec les idées et les actions de ses sympathisants pour la creation de la monde soutenable

Netzwerk Wachstumswende - German Degrowth group

New Economics Foundation - independent think-and-do tank that inspires and demonstrates real economic well-being

New Economics Institute - uniquely combines vision, theory, action, and communication to effect a transition to a new economy – an economy that gives priority to supporting human wellbeing and Earth’s natural systems

New Economy Working Group - a virtual policy think tank and communications resource for the growing number of civil society groups concerned with economic justice, environmental sustainability, and peace that are forming alliances and coalitions under a New Economy banner

Occupy Together - unofficial hub for all of the events springing up in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street

The Oil Drum - facilitates civil, evidence-based discussions about energy and its impacts on the future of humanity, and is a leading online knowledge-base for energy-related topics

One Earth - non-profit research and advocacy group that seeks to transform unsustainable consumption and production patterns locally, nationally and international, thus contributing to a democratic, socially just and ecologically sustainable world in which all citizens can meet their basic needs, enjoying a healthy and rewarding life

P2P Foundation – international organization focused on studying, researching, documenting and promoting peer to peer practices and commons-based approaches

The Population Institute - provides essential leadership to promote voluntary family planning and reproductive health services and increase awareness of the social, economic, and environmental consequences of rapid population growth

Population Media Center - works worldwide using entertainment-education for social change

Post Carbon Institute - leading the transition to a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable world

The Preservation Institute - dedicated to developing a new politics that recognizes the limits of technology and growth

Proutist Universal - a global, non-profit, charitable, education organization that seeks to ensure the fulfillment of basic-needs-for-all, an exploitation-free society, ethical leadership, and the implementation of economic democracy

Research and Degrowth – an academic association dedicated to research, training, awareness raising and events organization around degrowth

Schumacher Institute for Sustainable Systems – an independent ‘think and do tank’ conducting research, projects, learning and consultancy grounded in the philosophy of E.F. Schumacher

Shareable – the online magazine and hub for sharing economy news from around the world

The Simpler Way - provides a practical action plan for people wishing to live a ‘simpler life’ of reduced and restrained consumption

Simplicity Collective - grassroots ‘network of imaginations’ dedicated to creatively exploring, promoting, and celebrating a materially simple but inwardly rich life

Simplicity Institute - evidence-based think-tank dedicated to providing the most rigorous and innovate research and policy analyses of the multi-facted problem of over-consumption

SNSK - Bulgarian blog committed to degrowth

South African New Economics - network of organizations and individuals developing new economic and financial models designed to promote economic justice for all South Africans

Sustainable Economics - campaign that is dedicated to promoting ecological economics in academic thought and as common sense

Sustainable Europe Research Institute - Pan-European think tank exploring sustainable development options for European societies

Tellus Institute - committed to research and action for a global civilization of sustainability, equity, and well-being

Transition Culture - an evolving exploration into the head, heart, and hands of energy descent

La Via Campesina - international network supporting and defending small-scale sustainable agriculture as a way to promote social justice and dignity

World Economics Association - international, professional association of economists that promotes a pluralism of approaches to economic analysis

YES! Magazine - magazine outlining a path forward with in-depth analysis, tools for citizen engagement, and stories about real people working for a better world


Here are some places you can get actively engaged in ongoing discussions about post growth futures:

Relevant Twitter hashtags:

#postgrowth #degrowth #decroissance #neweconomy #steadystate #transition #posteverything #peakoil #altcurrency #biodiversity #population #freemoneyday

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