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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 apply to him and others; and receives his fair share of what mankind and the earth produce and in solidarity contributes his share as well.. Read more…

 

 

Ideas

Are you looking for ideas on how to set up an innovative company, or how citizens can have a direct say in decisions or would you like to know how fair pricing can work? Check out our Ideas section..

 

Best Practices

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

 

 

Latest initiatives

Freitaler

Freitaler  My City. My Economy. The implementation of many complementary currencies* was an innovative response to the recession. With rising unemployment levels, environmental degradation,... more information

Development Trust

Development trusts are part of the community and social enterprise movement and are enterprises created by... more information

Community Enterprise

A community enterprise is a specialized form of community-based organization that has both commercial and social... more information



Latest news

Consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable products

19-05-2016 - Sixty-six percent of global respondents say they are willing to pay more for sustainable goods, according to the 2015 Nielsen Global Corporate... read more

Tiny House – living in total freedom on a few square feet

24-04-2016 - Tiny House has been a known factor in the USA for quite some time, but it is now slowly also gaining ground in for instance Japan, Spain,... read more

FabCity: addressing the social and environmental challenges of the 21st century

16-04-2016 - On April 11th, FabCity, a so-called green, self-sustaining city, was opened by both the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Scienc and... read more

Crowdfunding for Peerby’s sustainable business model huge success

05-04-2016 - By the end of 2015 Peerby added a pilot to the platform called Peerby Go; a rental and delivery service. The pilot was such a success that... read more

United

24-03-2016 - The terrorist attacks in Brussels, Ankara and West Africa are still fresh in our memories. Innocent people killed or wounded. For many people:... read more

 

 

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