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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…




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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

Natural Capital Coalition

The 2014 Living Planet Report of the World Wide Fund for Nature states that for humanity to maintain its current production and consumption levels, we will need 1.5 planet earths. If everyone lived like an... more information

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) is a global initiative focused on “making... more information


The challenges of the 21st century are immense. To meet them, we need radical transformation of current... more information

Latest news

Phoenix gives circulair economy an enormous boost

26-07-2015 - The American city Phoenix intends to have the circulair economy so far on its way in 2020, that 40% of the city's waste will not end up... read more

US Supreme Court gives power to the people in a win for Direct Democracy

21-07-2015 - Can the word “legislature” in the Constitution mean voters themselves? That question eventually came before the Supreme Court, which on 29... read more

InStock puts Food Waste on the menu!

21-06-2015 - According to a report by UNEP and the World Resources Institute (WRI), roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human... read more

Bologna government working in cooperation with its citizens to improve city life

24-05-2015 - What if you and your neighbours could come up with your own initiatives to improve your city, instead of your local government deciding it for... read more

Can we have children decide for themselves what they want to learn in school?

19-05-2015 - Imagine, there is a school where you are free all day to do what you want to do. There are no tests, there is no grading and the school does... read more



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