Here’s a forest planted on an abandoned open-pit coal mine in Germany. 🌳💚☀️🌱
Article: The Best Technology for Fighting Climate Change Isn't a Technology
"Why Universal Basic Income Is Not the Solution We Think It Is"
The racial wealth gap is real. But a guaranteed income is not going to fix it.
Short bite sized Japanese cooperative history:
And more in depth article: https://www.shareable.net/blog/how-Japan-is-working-towards-creating-a-true-sharing-economy
Me and @GuerillaOntologist interviewed Emma Back from Equal Care Cooperative in the first episode of Platform Cooperative Podcast.
It's a UK multi-stakeholder #coop owned by care givers and receivers.
Here's a link to the video of the interview:
They have a crowdfunding campaign going on over here:
For every boost this toot receives, I will donate 0,50£ to their crowdfunding campaign!
'momentum building for global grassroots democracy' – our report on Collaboration Incubator activities in 2018 is out. Enjoy our co-created 74 pages full of pictures, stories and resources. #Commons #Democracy #Trust #Facilitation #DragonDreaming
Circular Change is a stakeholder engagement platform focusing on the Circular Economy. Its fundamental mission is to inform, educate, recognise leaders, interpret best practices and co-create pioneering case studies in the transition from linear to circular business models. http://www.circularchange.com/
"Love needs force to conquer the ruling powers and dismantle their corrupt institutions before it can create a new world of common wealth." - #Commonwealth
Great to have love as our protagonist.
Negri & Hardt often rely on this "x has to happen before y can happen" framing. But haven't we seen that the creation of a new world of common wealth and the organization of force capable of dismantling the corrupt institutions are not stages but dimensions of love in action?
#LuisRazeto identifies "10 Roads of Solidarity Economy"
1. The Road of the Poor & the popular economy
2. The Road of Solidarity with the Poor (donations, services, npo)
3. The Road of Labor
4. The Road of Social Participation and Self-Management
5. The Road of Transformative Action & social change
6. The Road of Alternative Development
7. The Road of Ecology
8. The Road of Women and Families
9. The Road of First Peoples
10. The Road of the Spirit.
I think it's good to recognize multiple roads.
Cooperatives Europe is circulating a call for proposals (€26,000) for a "knowledge base" platform on co-op development. Any takers? https://coopseurope.coop/resources/news/call-proposals-development-cooperative-knowledge-base #platformcoop
Following tonight's call there is a proposal in the #SocialCoop Community Working Group dealing with the creation of formal operations team roles that will receive a (very, to start) modest stipend for the work. The vote will be open for 6 days, and, if it passes, will be followed by a call for candidates, so please weigh in!
Instead of asking: „How can I decentralize everything?“ask „How can I make everything more accountable?“ https://hackernoon.com/decentralizing-everything-never-seems-to-work-2bb0461bd168?source=linkShare-67360355b1cf-1539835529
Only a few more hours left to support crowdfunding Co-op Nation and help Joshua Kruis to come to California for attending the Collaboration Incubator in October and producing more stories about cooperatives!
Buy a Co-op Nation T-shirt and help fund the Journey!
Impressions from the 2nd Collaboration Incubator in Berlin October 5-7.
Next Incubator soon: Oakland, US, October 26-28! More dates 2019 in DE & US.
let's integrate into #socialcoop
social.coop is a cooperatively-run corner of the Fediverse. The instance is democratically governed by its members, who generally share an interest in the co-op model, but topics of discussion range widely.
Our instance is supported by sliding scale contributions of $1-10/mo made via Open Collective. You must have an active Open Collective account to apply for membership; you may set one up here