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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

Cooperation Jackson

Cooperation Jackson is an emerging cooperative network of interconnected yet independent institutions including an incubator and training center, a cooperative bank and a federation of established... more information

Soil for Life

What do you do when you have barely enough money to buy your own food? You start growing it yourself. This is... more information


The city of Baltimore in the United States has an alternative currency called the BNote. Instead of using... more information

Latest news

Coca Cola sued for environmental damage and water scarcity

28-08-2014 - Almost everyone is familiar with Coca Cola commercials. Usually the commercials show us energetic young actors and actresses who seem to fall... read more

Artist builds mobile homes for homeless

25-08-2014 - The Californian artist Gregory Kloehn used to make expensive sculptures for the rich, but now he uses his skills to build small mobile homes... read more

Seven days of garbage

21-08-2014 - Our garbage shows who we are. That is quite a statement, but the work of Californian photographer Gregg Segal shows that there is some kind of... read more

Dress for success with “The Library of Clothes”

18-08-2014 - It all started when Dutch Arts and Management student Evita did some research into people’s individual shopping experiences. “I noticed that... read more

Take a ride on the Do Good Bus

14-08-2014 - Volunteering in the city of Los Angeles has reached a new dimension. Anyone who wants to, can hop on the 'Do Good Bus' and ride... read more



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