Alternative Economy

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Occupy Meets Transition (etc.) Cafe Call and Beyond

Started by Ben Roberts. Last reply by David Eggleton Sep 28, 2012. 56 Replies

I would like to use our Monday Vital Conversation Cafe Call as a setting to explore the intersection of these two movements.  We might even broaden the scope beyond Transition to include…Continue

Tags: circles, resilience, transition, permaculture,

Everyone Invests

Started by David Eggleton. Last reply by Ben Roberts May 15, 2012. 13 Replies

[copied and pasted from the Transition in Action site] Many, many people do not…Continue

Tags: resources, attention, time, energy, human needs

Local/Regional Economies: Letting People and Places Matter

Started by David Eggleton. Last reply by David Eggleton Dec 31, 2011. 7 Replies

One of my frequent wishes is that more people would let go of the notion of one economy, even if it is to be very different.  I believe moving toward many economies (the cake), with whatever links…Continue

Tags: sustainable, process, economic efficiency, integrated, more connection

A cart ahead of the horse?

Started by Gail. Last reply by Jeff Mowatt Dec 29, 2011. 3 Replies

I think that your idea has merit, but how can one go door to door calling on small businesses without a clearly defined economic alternative to hold as a vision?  Or did I miss something?Continue

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Comment by Occupy Cafe Stewards on May 21, 2012 at 8:48am

Thanks for the link, David.

Comment by David Eggleton on May 21, 2012 at 8:23am
Comment by David Eggleton on January 5, 2012 at 6:35pm
Comment by David Eggleton on January 4, 2012 at 2:33pm

Is there a way to merge groups?

New Economy Working Group is newer than this group, has a host and has fewer members.  How it's working is not evident.

Also, New Economy is a free-standing discussion category.  Setting a variety of traps might be good for capturing a variety of ideas, but don't we more importantly hope to facilitate idea and strategy construction?

Comment by Vic Desotelle on November 16, 2011 at 1:38pm
Comment by Vic Desotelle on November 7, 2011 at 12:11pm

Hell all,

I shared a proposed outcome to the Occupy Movement and would love your feedback.

Vic Desotelle


Comment by Ben Roberts on November 2, 2011 at 8:19pm

Nice thumbnail!


Weekly Cafe Calls

Regular Calls are no longer being held.  Below is the schedule that was maintained from the Fall of 2011 through Jan 10, 2013.

"Vital Conversations" 

8-10a PDT | 11a-1p EDT | 3-5p GMT 

Tuesdays (except 10/16)
"Connect 2012"

1-3p PDT | 4-6p EDT | 8-10p GMT

"Occupy Heart" 

3-5p PDT | 6-8p EDT | 10p-12a GMT

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"Happy Birthday Occupy Wall Street ... thoughts on Year One"

Fifteen years ago, I ran across a book, "100 Most Influential People in History," during one of my dalliances to my local Marin County bookstore. "Influential People" was one man's assessment on exactly that. But how he determined his rankings was the interesting part. They weren't always the reasons you would think. But after thinking about it, they made complete sense. For example:George Washington was ranked in the top 40 of all time. Understandable. But the reason why ... not so much. You…See More
Sep 20, 2012
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Leadership Ecology

When a Leadership Ecology occurs, a web of relationships emerges revealing each person’s authentic leadership qualities through the transfer of their power to others. When done in a conscious way – a shared collaborative awakening happens.See More
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