Our mission is to envision a just and sustainable global economy; apply the concepts locally; then share the results for broad replication.




Re-imagining our Economies

As we work together to re-imagine our economies following the current shut-down, the writings of the late Jane Jacobs offer solid direction.

In Community We Trust

The Berkshire region of Massachusetts has been a pioneer in cultivating economic self-reliance for 40 years.

What We Need Surrounds Us

John McKnight’s 1984 Annual E. F. Schumacher Lecture “John Deere and the Bereavement Counselor” is one of the most circulated of a treasure trove of fine lectures.

"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