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New Ideas for New Societies

The Summer Foundation strives for a society in which each individual can develop in freedom; has an equal opportunity to think, speak and decide about agreements, rules and laws that exist between him and others; and, in a spirit of solidarity, both receives and contributes his fair share of what mankind and the earth produce. Read more…




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Take a look at our initiatives database to see which companies, banks and other organizations are already putting our ideas into practice.



Latest initiatives

Cooperative Business New Zealand

While there is only a small number of cooperatives in New Zealand and most fly under the radar, the contribution they make to the economy is huge. Today, the co-ops in New Zealand are predominantly producer... more information

Natural Capital Coalition

The 2014 Living Planet Report of the World Wide Fund for Nature states that for humanity to maintain its current... more information

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) is a global initiative focused on “making... more information

Latest news

Mayors discuss ways to promote equality and environmental protection in their cities

04-09-2015 - In July 2015 many of the mayors from around the world who met with Pope Francis in Rome to talk about climate change and human trafficking,... read more

New York is starting worker cooperatives in its fight against unemployment and poverty

18-08-2015 - Hallets Point is the poorest neighborhood of the borough of Queens in New York. 47% of its residents are un- or underemployed. After decades... read more

Revitalizing a run-down neighborhood via a Community Land Trust

17-08-2015 - In the early 1990s Dorchester south of downtown Boston - had the highest percentage of victims with violence-related injuries in Greater... read more

Is a local currency a threat to the Russian economy?

04-08-2015 - A Russian farmer ended up in court in July 2015 after he began printing an alternative local currency for his village. read more

Phoenix gives circulair economy an enormous boost

26-07-2015 - The American city Phoenix intends to have the circulair economy so far on its way in 2020, that 40% of the city's waste will not end up... read more



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