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I'm a researcher based in Helsinki. my topics: , sustainable production, . interested in local economies and .

a package of materials, tips and exercises on climate change: for subject teachers but useful for all of us

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Helsinki city is conducting a large exercise called OmaStadi.
a game is used to facilitate discussion and decision making (see 'Material Bank'):

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There is one blockchain that is not wasting energy by securing the cryptocurrencies through cooperation instead of competition. Intended for shifting society towards a cooperative, ecological economy: The 5 year old FairCoin

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This is written for facilitators, but it's good advice for everyone involved in collective/#cooperative projects.

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Funded places on New Economy Programme available - apply now.

Includes workshops on

Crowdfunding: Planning, Creating, and Running a Campaign

What If We Ran It Ourselves? Community Ownership

Worker Co-ops: How to Get Started

Media Training: Becoming a Spokesperson

Multistakeholder Co-ops

Tech For Good: Design An App,

Workshops in London, Bristol, and Oxford

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Hey folks (signal boost appreciated): I'm working on a series of urban fantasy novels that will prominently feature solidarity economics (first one due to the publisher in September). Does anyone know of any co-ops open to giving access to their day to day operations for the sake of accurate storytelling? I really want to get the democratic practices and the mundane everyday stuff absolutely right. I think it is very important.

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BBC had loads of coverage on the right to repair and the Ecodesign Directive today. We were busy!

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Urban commons shared spaces - about commons in the urban environment (pdf)

Throughout Europe we are witnessing a blossoming of self-organised, collective practices in the urban environment.

article in First Monday:
'"Free as in sexist?" Free culture and the gender gap'
Despite the values of freedom and openness, the free culture movement’s gender balance is as skewed (or more so) as that of the computing culture from which it arose.

I wrote an essay on the various types of and the different they foreground, published in 2015 in the Agents of Alternatives book.
It's available here as a free pdf:

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a mega list of handbooks and toolkits
for groups working without top-down management
from social movements to workplaces

open source for anyone to read, update, share

Show more is a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]