As we lurch forward in the throes of worldwide economic and political upheaval, the writing is on the wall: the consumer driven economy is over. R.I.P. Ultimately, this will be better for the planet and everything that breathes, but getting there is more painful than a root canal without Novocain.
Fortunately, combining the cooperative movement with the Transition Town movement offers a template that is durable, flexible and exquisitely tailored to each community’s needs. This alignment – cooperatives and Transition Towns – is ideally suited to create the economic and social structures that we need in this new frontier. …read more