Raising children in egalitarian communities: An inspiration

This article is about the impact of raising children in egalitarian communities. Free play in nature is important for children. I interviewed dozens of members of two egalitarian communities, rural Acorn community in Virginia, US (30 adults and one child at the time of research in 2014) and suburban Kummune Niederkaufungen near to Kassel in Germany […]

Keeping Voluntary Work Sustainable

Creating true global prosperity, even starting on a much smaller scale, can only be achieved through the ongoing investments we make in time, energy, and creative collaboration. While it’s true that we have incredible collective resources with which to solve problems and create beauty, it is equally true that the deep investments required to create […]

Participatory Action Research (PAR) for Sustainable Community Development

You can also read the original article in Spanish below. Social justice and  reducing income poverty as well as many of the associated symptoms of poverty have become the overarching goal of sustainable development efforts. Economic development is considered essential to reduce poverty and to meeting the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs). Within the discourse of […]

Village Vancouver – Increasing Economic Literacy

Economic issues have taken a dominant place in our society. In general, the economy is the main focus of most governments; a large majority of citizens assess and elect their politicians based on their impact on the economy; and everyday conversations and newscasts are peppered with talk of the economy, jobs and growth. Conventional thinking […]

What We’re Reading (and Listening To!) — November 2012

This is part of an ongoing series highlighting what our members are currently reading (watching and listening to!) in the Post Growth and sustainability realms. This month I asked post growth team members to share what they’ve been listening too in the form of talks or radio shows. The Danger of a Single Story by Chimamanda Adichie […]

Motivating Sustainable Behaviour

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 […]