With right to repair, we imagine a different kind of system, where instead of throwing things out, we reuse, salvage, and rebuild.
How we consciously and intentionally use competition as a tool for a better world?
Really, economics is about values. What ends are we aiming for? What goods and services are of most value?
Beyond the job titles, beyond the outfit – what has your life been preparing you perfectly for? That’s the core question of the Right Livelihood Quest.
Seemingly conflicting, but equally necessary truths are known as polarities. Polarities represent some of the fundamental tensions that come up in our organizations and in our lives as individuals.
What if everyone had autonomy to serve the purpose of the organization how they saw fit, within their respective roles?
Our society’s current systems are failing us. They no longer serve the common good to the extent they can and should.
The steady-state economy is a theoretical alternative that changes our definition of economic growth and moves us away from consuming more and more natural resources.
Food forests (or forest gardening) are a gardening or land management technique that seek to create a forest – usually in an urban environment – that is entirely devoted to growing edible plants.
Systems thinking is a new paradigm of analysis that encourages and enables us to understand complex and often hidden dynamics throughout our world.
How can we expect to drive real change when we are constantly underfunded and in the pockets of corporate donors?
In a now-famous video, comedian Russel Brand passionately pleads:
[British Prime Minister] David Cameron says profit isn’t a dirty word, well I say profit is a filthy word… I think the very concept of profit should be very much reduced because wherever there is profit there is also deficit.
But is profit really a dirty word?
Values based supply chains are more transparent and build community. Benefits include cost sharing, market access, flexibility, and healthier economies.
If we want a new system, we can’t pretend as if the limits to the one we still live in don’t exist.
I believe that we as humans can actually do a lot better than the modest goal of trying to live more sustainably. I believe we have an imperative as cohabitants on this Earth to create regenerative ways of producing and consuming.
We all have a role to play in building a fashion system that doesn’t degrade our environment and upholds everyone in the supply chain, farmer to consumer.