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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…




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

Rainforest Alliance

Rainforest Alliance is an international non-profit organization operating in more than 70 countries to conserve tropical forests and biodiversity. Their mission is to develop and promote economically viable... more information

Share The World's Resources (STWR)

Less than one-quarter of the world's people, those who live in the developed countries of both West and... more information


Freitaler  My City. My Economy. The implementation of many complementary currencies* was an innovative... more information

Latest news

Sardex gives the economy in Sardinia a boost

19-10-2016 - Sardex is a regional business-to-business (B2B) "commercial credit circuit", or "credit club"; a members-only network... read more

Save the democracy: no elections, but randomly chosen representatives

19-10-2016 - Three years ago Van Reybrouck wrote the book ‘Against Elections: The Case for Democracy’, in which he argues that instead of choosing a... read more

Where you live decides how much you pay in this restaurant

05-10-2016 - Social Enterprise ‘Everytable’ believes that healthy food is a human right and came with a simple solution: they sell nutritious and healthy... read more

Making money from your own backyard

26-09-2016 - The Dervaes family, who live 15 minutes outside of Los Angeles, has been growing their own food for nearly 10 years from their own backyard.... read more

Can education save our planet?

07-08-2016 - The Akasha Akademy offers several affordable interactive online courses and personal coaching to train people in the ages of 18 to 30 to... read more



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