The stakes are high. Climate change is accelerating. Inequality is at historic levels. The financial industry continues to teeter on the brink of collapse, threatening the global economy. And all the while, our political system has proven incapable of effecting the structural transformations necessary to — quite literally — save the planet. The time is now for a new approach, a New Economy.
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It's not everyday that a video about wealth inequality goes viral on the internet.
But this myth-shattering video is spreading across the social web, using powerful infographics to make the case that not only is wealth distributed unevenly, but that it is much, much worse than we think.
Organizations join together to form New Economy Coalition
Last June, nearly 500 people from across the country came together at our Strategies for a New Economy Conference to discuss the next steps for building a just and sustainable economy. It was an historic event. Never before had so many different individuals and organizations united under the common banner of the New Economy movement.
We joined together last June to share our vision and demonstrate our potential for collective power. It was just one weekend, but clearly a sign of things to come.
What would a green and fair world look like?
We don't have the answer yet but we do know that people all around the world are working on it...right now! And we can prove it.
We are proud to present the Global Transition to a New Economy — a digital map showcasing projects around the globe that are building the foundation for a just and sustainable economy.
Our map displays a myriad of projects, including cooperatives and social enterprises, local currencies, municipalities measuring wellbeing, community energy micro-generation, green skills training, and many more. Rooted in their locality and responding to local need, these projects vary greatly, highlighting how our common path to a green and fair world takes different forms in the Global North and Global South and within countries.
Go to www.gtne.org to see it in action and to add your community's project to the map.