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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.


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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

Housing Land Trust of Sonoma County

 Housing Land Trust of Sonoma County (HLTSC) is a private, non-profit corporation established in February 2002. The mission of the Housing Land Trust of Sonoma County is to provide home ownership... more information

Electronics Watch

Electronics Watch works to protect the labour rights of workers in the global electronics industry. They do this... more information

Noabershop Assen

The Noabershop (meaning “the neighbourshop” in one of the many Dutch dialects) is a private... more information

Latest news

Sharing can save you a lot of money

28-04-2015 - According to non-profit organization “Shareable” sharing, bartering or giving away used products can save us a lot of money. According to an... read more

Solidarity as a powerful business model

26-04-2015 - More and more people realize that the only real way out of the current crisis is starting a new kind of society; one in which we use a... read more

'Borrowing shop' makes buying unnecessary

15-04-2015 - Most people who need a lawn mower search the Internet for an affordable one or go shopping. After they have paid for the item and used it... read more

More US cities start seeing the importance of worker-owned businesses

11-04-2015 - Starting in 2016, the city of Madison in the state of Wisconsin in the US will invest $1 million per year for five years in establishing new... read more

The price of your house determined by your paycheck?

07-04-2015 - In some parts of California, as in many cities all over the world, rents and home prices have escalated, pricing first-time buyers, seniors... read more



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