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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…




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


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

Association of Conscious Consumers (ACC) - Tudatos Vásárlók Egyesülete

The Hungarian Association of Conscious Consumers (ACC) aims to create awareness and changes on the effects of consumption patterns of individuals and businesses on the economy, the environment and human... more information

US Federation of Worker Coops

The United States Federation of Worker Cooperatives is a national grassroots membership organization of worker... more information

New Economy Coalition

The New Economy Coalition was founded in 1980 as the E.F. Schumacher Society by Robert Swann and Susan Witt. In... more information

Latest news

Madrid’s parking meters punish gas guzzlers

21-07-2014 - The Spanish capital Madrid has introduced smart parking meters based on the principle 'the polluter pays'. The older and more... read more

Water revolution in Detroit

17-07-2014 - In Detroit, a city with 700,000 residents, water corporations are violating the human rights of citizens by shutting of their water supply.... read more

Trading garbage for health care

14-07-2014 - Waste is money. Taking this as a starting point, the Indonesian physician Gamal Albi Said has started several clinics where patients are... read more

Crowdsuing makes a stand against big companies

10-07-2014 - Three Dutch entrepreneurs have established a crowdfunding platform that helps citizens to take action against misconduct of large companies... read more

New York City invests $1.2 million in worker cooperatives

07-07-2014 - In a move recognizing the role of co-ops to create quality jobs and spur local economic growth, the New York City Council will invest a... read more



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