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 […]
The real crisis is not the influx of refugees to Europe per se but a toxic combination of destabilising foreign policy agendas, economic austerity and the rise of right-wing nationalism, which is likely to push the world further into social and political chaos in the months ahead.
This article originally appeared on freemoneyday.org. In a world where hoarding wealth is considered the norm, giving money to complete strangers, with no strings attached, seems like a radical idea. Yet, for the hundreds who have taken part in Free Money Day since its humble beginnings in 2011, there is a knowing that greater sharing is […]
Sharing and collaboration opens up incredible opportunities for strengthening individual and community resilience. Those participating in or monitoring sharing activity know this, usually anecdotally. But what if we could measure the benefits to people and societies? One of the biggest challenges for many societies in the 21st century is mental health. In addition to the […]
It’s time to broaden the debate on how to fund a universal basic income by including options for sharing resource rents, which is a model that can be applied internationally to reform unjust economic systems, reduce extreme poverty and protect the global commons.
This is part of an ongoing series in which we will feature ways Post Growth is in action already. The intention of this series is to inspire ideas about how to engage intentionally in our communities. Please visit our Post Growth in Action web page for more. One of the many fantastic initiatives going on in my […]
What happens to resource efficiency, recycling and waste management in a world where disownership is becoming the new normal? As much as it may seem that the nuts and bolts of resource and waste management is about sorting machinery, storage, bins and collection systems, it is really ultimately about people. We know that if people are […]
Editor’s note: Benita Matofska, founder and chief sharer of The People Who Share, writes about how Global Sharing Day got started. This article was first published by Shareable in March 2014. For further reading, check out Benita’s article What is the Sharing Economy? It all started on a rainy day in Brighton, UK, back in May 2012. I […]