New Economy Coalition

In Brief

Boston, 12 staff; former New Econ Inst.; 130 gps in network

Description

(2012, Boston; neweconomy.net)

“A network of organizations imagining and building a future where people, communities, and ecosystems thrive…creating deep change in our economy and politics—placing power in the hands of people and uprooting legacies of harm—so that a fundamentally new system can take root.” There are 124 members from the US and Canada (as of Oct 2015), working toward the Coalition’s vision, including: 350.org, the American Sustainable Business Council, the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, the Global Development and Environment Institute, the Post-Growth Institute, US Federation of Worker Cooperatives, etc.  Launched New Economy Week in 2013; in 2014 the initiative featured 121 events in 23 US states and Canadian provinces. Coalition programs focus on: 1) network building through an annual conference and online conversations; 2) grant-making to >40 projects, with a particular focus on micro-grants to youth (e.g., Our Power Detroit—hosted by the Climate Justice Alliance and the East Michigan Environmental Action Council—brought together 130 participants, two-thirds under age 25); (3) storytelling and resource sharing to “shift culture, create unity, and inspire people to think differently about what’s possible.” Jonathan Rosenthal, Executive Director.  11 staff.

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