Creating global prosperity without economic growth

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Are we ready for tomorrow? Certainly we are more ready today than we were yesterday.  We finally seem to be on the verge of making real progress on climate change, despite current US setbacks.   Discussions are starting about food and water supply.  Discussions are getting more focused about what a post growth economy would look […]

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This is a guest post by Teresa Belton, originally published by Action for Happiness It was a beautiful day and I was enjoying riding my bike along a quiet cycle track, with trees and hedges on either side and birds singing. Suddenly, a thought came to me: most of the things that really make us […]

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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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A friend once visited a remote village in Africa. In this village people wore indistinguishable clothing and lived in similar looking homes. Two people, however, had distinct markings on their foreheads and huts. They were treated with an unusual amount of respect, although they didn’t appear to be making decisions for the group. In fact, […]

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This is an edited version of a radio interview Post Growth’s Donnie Maclurcan did with Chard Currie of Sydney’s 2RSR in April 2012. Thanks to mrmatin88 for his fast transcribing service of this interview. Chard (2RSR): I’ve got on the line Donnie Maclurcan from the Post Growth Institute. Donnie, good morning sir! Donnie: Good morning […]

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I spent the day last Monday at the United Nations by invitation of the Bhutanese government (along with about 600 other guests). The event was called “High Level Meeting on Well-being and Happiness: Defining a New Economic Paradigm.” I thought, “It must not be very high-level if I am invited.” Nonetheless, there I was among […]

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1). Getting the usual ‘experts’ together to plan for a better future. This always leads to tinkering with existing (flawed) plans, and excludes those most affected by such plans. Need: Involve mostly “different” people and start by focusing not on plans, but on values, beliefs, world views, paradigms—then feelings and passions—then, emergent from these, hopes, […]

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It’s hard to envision a post growth future without building a little community. Here are 12 ways to meet your neighbors.

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In Transition

by Joshua Nelson on 11th July 2010

The Transition Movement is about creating more resiliency in local communities in order to respond to the “Hydrocarbon Twins” of peak oil and climate change positively. It is about creating a better, more sustainable way of living in a world without oil and with an altered climate. Both of these shocks to the world are […]

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