The New Economy

“The new economy is about increasing quality of life, improving health, and restoring the environment.” – Sarah van Gelder

Imagine a world where the economy treats people as valuable and equal.  An economy that is restorative, rather than extractive, to earth resources.  An economy that embraces the ethics of peoplecare, earthcare, and fair shares.

Today, the new economy is quietly and steadily growing.  In quiet grassroots corners, the world we hope for is already here.

The ingredients of a resilient local economy

Mainstream publications now report, on a regular basis, about elements of the sharing economy, or about new industries such as renewable energy and urban agriculture.  Progressive schools are now educating their students to participate in these new directions.

The question before you is:  how can you join in?