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Cities Facing Climate Emergencies Need All Hands on Deck

Most people, in thinking about the most dramatic impacts of climate change, imagine the damage that will be wrought on rural and coastal areas. In drought-stricken regions susceptible to crop failure, and in riverside communities prone to flooding, the...

In Pursuit of Liberated Mothering

Cross-cultural dialogue, especially among moms of color, can build new narratives that challenge the legacies of white supremacy and foster healing. I learned early on that the words “family” and “parent” invisibly imply white. I saw no mothers who looked like...

A Winter Solstice Celebration for 2023 with Manda Scott and Nathalie Nahai

What is emerging in the collective heart of the world right now?  How are we stepping out of the old and into the new?  In what ways might despair and joy co-exist inside of us our current reality? In this...

What Thriving Communities Look Like With The Indigenous Environmental Network

The perspectives of Indigenous people are rarely included in mainstream conversations about sustainability, climate change, or community health, Jennifer Falcon of the Indigenous Environmental Network (EIN) explains in this powerful interview with Keenan Rhodes in the Climate Justice Alliance's...

Poem: My Intentions Are Good

adrienne maree brown is an author, poet, and teacher of approaches to change. In her poem below, adrienne speaks to the openings we face daily between intention and reality, overwhelm and focus, despair and hope.   my intentions are good   my intentions are...

100MLives: Trusting Communities to Author their Solutions

From its start in 2014 to its completion in 2020, the 100 Million Healthier Lives (100MLives) global movement fundamentally transformed the way the world thinks and acts about health, well-being, and equity. Grounded in trust, and interconnected in partnership...

Improving Health Equity through Asset Based Community Development

In May of 2023, a workbook was released on Improving Health Equity through ABCD (Asset Based Community Development) written by ABCD Institute Stewards Darryl Answer and Ron Dwyer-Voss. Available in both Spanish and English, this workbook can serve as a...

Disaster collectivism: How Communities Rise Together to Respond to Crises

When Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, 2017, Judith Rodriguez was asleep in her home. Or rather, she was trying to sleep, but the sounds of the deadly storm blowing over the island woke her up. “That...

Weaving Global Governance from Below: Neighbourocracy and Children’s Parliaments in India

Originally published on Sociocracy for All, this fascinating case study illustrates the capacity of children to act as effective, engaged decision-makers within their communities as well as the power of the governing tool sociocracy when employed at a neighborhood level.      The Dream,...

Flourishing Neighborhoods

This short speech was given at an event that Local Trust ran in partnership with the Big Tent Ideas Festival on Levelling up ‘left behind’ Britain – the importance of a hyper-local focus in April 2021. Angela Fell was invited to speak on behalf...

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Why Social Coops Offer Potential Transformation of Care & More

Last week, the Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center (RMEOC), Shareable, and a growing list of partners launched the first...