Our mission is to envision a just and sustainable global economy; apply the concepts locally; then share the results for broad replication.
Buckminster Fuller was one of many to recognize how maps shape our worldview, policy, and decisions. The most common map, the Mercator, projects a sphere onto a flat plane with inevitable distortions; Greenland appears as large as all of Africa when, in fact, it is thirteen times smaller. Mercator’s … Continued
Free, Fair and Alive shows the path to respond to the ecological emergency and the polarization of society economically, socially, culturally. The recovery and co-creation of the commons offers hope for the planet and people. – Vandana Shiva Dear Friend, From cohousing and agroecology to fisheries and land trusts and open-source everything, people around the … Continued
A ciénega is a wetland system unique to the American Southwest. Ciénegas are spongy, shallow, wet meadows with permanently saturated soils in otherwise arid landscapes, although few remain in such a healthy state today. One of the goals of a well-managed ranch is to restore the ciénegas. Dear Friend, Sallie Calhoun’s work found her, unfolding … Continued
"Small is beautiful and so is simplicity. As a third line of endeavour, I should suggest that non-violence is also beautiful. We should diligently search for non-violent methods of production, particularly in agriculture, that is to say methods that work with nature instead of bludgeoning her."
- E. F. Schumacher, Work in a Sane Society