Whole Communities

I.      BUSINESS, ECONOMICS & ALTERNATIVE CURRENCY

II.    COMMUNITY BUILDING, ECO-VILLAGES & INTENTIONAL COMMUNITIES

III.  CONSCIOUS COMMERCE, SUSTAINABLE GOODS & GIVING BACK

IV.   GOVERNANCE & LEADERSHIP

V.     HUNGER, CLEAN WATER, FOOD & AGRICULTURE

VI.   WHOLE SYSTEMS CHANGE, SOLUTIONS & TRANSFORMATION

 

I.  BUSINESS, ECONOMICS & ALTERNATIVE CURRENCY

American Sustainable Business Council

The American Sustainable Business Council is a network of businesses and business associations that have committed themselves to the triple bottom line of People, Planet, and Profit.  ASBC members believe that sustainable business is good business, and a sustainable economy is a prosperous and resilient one.

The B Team

The B Team is a not-for-profit initiative formed by a global group of leaders to create a future where the purpose of business is to be a driving force for social, environmental and economic benefit.

Balle

Building Local Economies by connecting leaders, spreading solutions, and attracting investment toward local economies, Balle advances the Localist Movement to create real prosperity for all.

Caring Economy Campaign

The mission of CPS’ Caring Economy Campaign (CEC) is to shift economic measurements, policies, and practices from the current focus on GDP and Wall Street to a humane and prosperous economy that recognizes the enormous return on investment in the most important, yet undervalued, human work: the work of caring for and educating people, starting in early childhood.

Caux Round Table

The Caux Round Table (CRT) is an international network of principled business leaders working to promote a moral capitalism. The CRT advocates implementation of the CRT Principles for Business through which principled capitalism can flourish and sustainable and socially responsible prosperity can become the foundation for a fair, free and transparent global society.

Democracy at Work

Democracy at Work is a non-profit 501(c)3 that advocates for worker cooperatives and democratic workplaces as a key path to a stronger, democratic economic system. Based on the book Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism by Richard D. Wolff, we envision a future where workers at every level of their offices, stores, and factories have equal voices in the direction of their enterprise and its impact within their community and society at large.

Earth Dollar

Our mission is dedicated to replanting the Tree of Life and Mending the Sacred Hoop, so that is why the symbol of the Earth Dollar is the Tree of Life. We will usher in the new Living Economic System where wealth is generated by caring for our planet & caring for one another. This will allow us to heal our planet and to revitalize our global economy.

EARTHwise

EARTHwise has brought us together to build a Visionary Learning & Leadership HUB that supports the development of the best of our human potential.  Together with our clients and partners we explore, discover, innovate, invent and create strategies, learning pathways, business models, educational programmes, and innovation tools for the co-creation of a World and Future where all of us can flourish.

Ellen Macarthur Foundation

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation works with business, government and academia to build a framework for an economy that is restorative and regenerative by design.

Ethical Markets

ETHICAL MARKETS’ mission is to foster the evolution of capitalism beyond current models based on materialism, maximizing self-interest and profit, competition and fear of scarcity. As we move further into the Information Age, we learn that information and knowledge are not scarce, and our economic models can move toward sharing, cooperating and a new abundance. We believe capitalism combined with humanity’s growing knowledge of the interdependence of all life on Planet Earth, can evolve to serve today’s new needs and our common future—-beyond maximizing profits for shareholders and management, to benefiting all stakeholders. We deliver this message to our global market by featuring stories of success.

Evonomics Magazine

An online communication platform for the science of new economic thinking based on evolution and complexity science.

GAMECHANGERS 500

Changing the game of business from "maximize profit-at-all-cost" to "maximize benefit to people and the planet." Lists like the Fortune 500 have implied that success in business is based on maximizing revenue. By creating GameChangers 500 we are building aspiration for a new breed of organizations—organizations that define themselves as For-Benefit rather than For-Profit, and utilize business to not only make money but to also make the world a better place.

Global Giving

GlobalGiving is the first and largest global crowdfunding community that connects nonprofits, donors, and companies in nearly every country around the world. We make it possible for nonprofits from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe (and hundreds of places in between) to access the tools, training, and support they need to be more effective and make our world a better place.

Green America

Green America is a national, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, membership organization founded in 1982. (We went by the name "Co-op America" until January 1, 2009.)  Our mission is to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.

Green Business Bureau

GBB membership offers the most recognized and trusted online green business certification program available for small and medium-sized businesses seeking market recognition for their commitment to sustainable business practices.  Green Business Bureau’s globally recognized and unique self-paced certification process credits member businesses for green efforts already completed, while empowering further improvement through step-by-step guides for implementing green best practices.

GreenWorld Restoration Foundation

At the GreenWorld Restoration Foundation we provide corporations a way to Pay-it-Back to the communities they serve, the foundation provides organizations and individuals a way to Pay-it-Forward to families affected by natural disasters, and for all of us, a way to Create-it-Forward so that we can re-establish balance with our planet. We accomplish this through education, and the delivery of sustainable homes and community solutions.

Groundswell

Unlocking communities' shared economic power to grow sustainability and expand prosperity on the local level.

Kairos Society

Kairos was founded around the question, “What if the world’s most influential leaders were friends 20 years ago, working together to tackle some of the biggest problems?”  Kairos has brought together a new generation of founders from over 50 countries around the world. These founders have, together, gone on to found companies such as Freenome, FiscalNote, Periscope, Digital Genius, Vital Vio and Nanoly, and collectively have raised over $600mm to push industries forward. Kairos is about finding the most innovative designers, engineers, scientists, and business students from around the world and focusing them on rethinking traditional industries through entrepreneurship.

Kindsta.org

Kindista is a social generosity network founded on the belief that sharing is good. Kindista helps you to connect with people who live near you so that you can share with each other and let other people know how much you appreciate them.

Mother Earth Trust

Mother Earth Trust is the issuer of the Earth Dollar and manages wildlife sanctuaries, designated as World Heritage Sanctuaries. The mission of  Mother Earth Trust is to preserve the life on our planet. In order to protect the World Heritage Sanctuaries,  Mother Earth Trust raises money by using the Natural Capital to support the Earth Dollar.

Mutual Aid Network

Mutual Aid Networks (MANs) are a new type of networked cooperative creating means for everyone to discover and succeed in work they want to do, with the support of their community. Through the HUMANs (Humans United in Mutual Aid Networks, formerly the Main MAN), a global umbrella cooperative, all pilot sites and members share their tools, experiences and resources. Together we demonstrate that the economy is what we make it.

New Economy Foundation

NEF is the UK's leading think tank promoting social, economic and environmental justice. Our aim is to transform the economy so that it works for people and the planet.

Pinpoint

Bridging the gap between profits and purpose.  We fund purpose-driven initiatives while increasing the bottom line.

praneo

praneo has been founded to promote a society beneficial for people, for profit and for the planet as a whole and not one at the expense of the other. It is born from the experience of its members who observed a lack of meaning in how society evolves and a lack of coherence and alignment between corporate objectives and economic, ecological and societal needs.

P2P Foundation

The P2P Foundation is a global network of researchers, activists, and citizens monitoring and promoting actions geared towards a transition to a Commons-based society.

The Real Economy Lab

The Real Economy Lab provides an interactive platform where the cumulative knowledge, aims, and resources of the new economy movement can be drawn together in order to seek common ground and drive coordinated action.

Sacred Economics & Charles Eisenstein

Traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth. Today, these trends have reached their extreme - but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being.

Shareable.net

Shareable is an award-winning nonprofit news, action and connection hub for the sharing transformation.  What’s the sharing transformation? It’s a movement of movements emerging from the grassroots up to solve today’s biggest challenges, which old, top-down institutions are failing to address.  Behind these failing industrial-age institutions are outmoded beliefs about how the world works – that ordinary people can’t govern themselves directly; that nonstop economic growth leads to widespread prosperity; and that more stuff leads to more happiness.  Amid crisis, a new way forward is emerging – the sharing transformation. The sharing transformation is big, global, and impacts every part of society.

TimeRepublik

TIMEREPUBLIK is a community of people who freely exchange their talents, interests, and passions, and the currency is Time not Money.

Transition Network

Transition is a movement of communities coming together to reimagine and rebuild our world.  It is about communities stepping up to address the big challenges they face by starting local.  By coming together, they are able to crowd-source solutions. They seek to nurture a caring culture, one focused on supporting each other, both as groups or as wider communities.  In practice, they are reclaiming the economy, sparking entrepreneurship, reimagining work, reskilling themselves and weaving webs of connection and support.

Unreasonable Institute

We envision a world in which any entrepreneur tackling the world’s greatest problems can access the people and skills they need to start and scale their company.  We provide entrepreneurs what they need to create scalable solutions to the world’s greatest problems.

WorldBlu ~ Freedom at Work

WorldBlu's purpose is to develop world-class freedom-centered (rather than fear-based), organizations and leaders.  They do this by offering a range of products and services that make it faster, easier and more fun to deliver Freedom at Work™.

World Business Academy

The World Business Academy is a non-profit business think tank, action incubator and network of business and thought leaders. Our Mission is to inspire business to assume responsibility for the whole of society and assist those in business who share our values.

YK Center

Over the next decade, YK Center’s primary mission is accelerating the transition to the New Economy – a 4D ecosystem (Economic, Social, Environmental and Consciousness) – that will make Earth a secure and hospitable home for present and future generations.

Yunity

Yunity encourages relationships where people can share their time, skills and resources unconditionally. Through these connections and communities we prevent waste and raise awareness for a sustainable way of living.

 

II.  COMMUNITY BUILDING, ECO-VILLAGES & INTENTIONAL COMMUNITIES

Connecting the Good Worldwide

A community building model to catalyze a global renaissance!

Earth Rights Institute

Earth Rights Institute (ERI) is designed to be an equilateral knowledge platform, where local people collaborate with academics and development professionals, both local and foreign, by exchanging skills, experiences, and knowledge to solve crucial development issues such as widespread poverty, land right disputes and environmental degradation.

Blueprint Network

Blueprint is an alliance of organisations and individuals collaborating on integrated design solutions for regenerative human settlements - inspired by the ground-breaking work of Paulo Mellett.  The Blueprint Network is an alliance of multidisciplinary practitioners from the humanitarian and sustainability sectors. We  collaborate in research, development, promotion and capacity building of integrated and regenerative design solutions that can foster resilience in vulnerable communities around the world. 

EarthCode

EarthCode is a portal of information that hosts the findings of adventurers in search of an intentionally sustainable future.  By documenting the experiences whilst visiting or residing in settlements, eco-villages and communities, EarthCode’s discoveries report on sustainable aspects of life, be it for intentional or survival reasons.  It also documents on the efforts of individuals that contribute to the global awareness of positive life and values local expressions of emotion through whichever artistic mediums are employed.

Findhorn Foundation

A spiritual community, ecovillage and an international centre for holistic learning, helping to unfold a new human consciousness and create a positive and sustainable future.

Global Ecovillage Network

Inspiring examples of how people and communities can live healthy, cooperative, genuinely happy and meaningful lifestyles; beacons of hope that help in the transition to a more sustainable future on Earth. We foster a culture of mutual respect, sharing, inclusiveness, positive intent and fair energy exchange.

Hope Contained

The Mission is to design and develop a very low cost, rapidly deployable, highly scale-able and replicable model for basic housing arranged in sustainable villages in order to relocate large numbers of homeless in desperate poverty – Single Parents with kids first.

Hummingbird Community and Hummingbird Center for a Co-Creative World

A family of pioneering souls whose vision is to cultivate a joyful, vibrant, co-creative culture in service to the evolution of consciousness.

Integral City

Integral City serves all those who are interested in creating vibrant, healthy and happy cities.

Mutual Aid Network

Creating means for everyone to discover and succeed in work they want to do, with the support of their community.

One Sphera

We see a collaborative network of empowered communities that are rewarded for participating in the chain of activities that increase value within their community.  Every positive action within a community increases the value for everyone. The Community Platform is built so that you can participate in increasing that value.

Regen Villages

Engineering and facilitating the development of integrated and resilient neighborhoods that power and feed self reliant families around the world.

ReInhabiting the Village

COMMUNITY RESOURCES FOR HEALTHY PEOPLE AND A HEALTHY PLANET - Bridging the wisdom of the past and the innovation of the future, we take action today to build resilient and interconnected communities working together towards a bright tomorrow.

Sarvodaya

Sarvodaya = Sarva (All)+Udaya (Awakening) = “Awakening of All” Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement is Sri Lanka’s most broadly embedded community-based development organization network.  Sarvodaya works with 26 district centres, 325 divisional centres and over 3,000 legally independent village societies in districts across the country, including war-torn northern and eastern provinces.  The Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement seeks a no-poverty, no-affluence society in Sri Lanka through community based efforts and volunteerism.

Together In Creation

Itsois, Together in Creation and Ubuntu 4 Animals are platforms dedicated to contributing to  global health and vitality by articulating and initiating innovative healing pathways for a flourishing planet. 

Tribe of Awakening Sovereignty

A global network of ecovillages, micro-nations and sovereign beings choosing to unify our people, words, and actions as we create and empower solutions for every challenge we face as the human race.

United Citizen Movement For a Healthy Country

The Movement for a Healthy Country offers a framework and agenda for governance rooted in interdisciplinary wisdom that draws on best practices from across the world for social and environmental health and healing. It  provides a whole system approach to managing collective resources that puts the health of the land and all its inhabitants as the core purpose and organizing principle for governance.  It focuses on the whole-system health consequences of all policies and laws and demands full responsibility and accountability for these consequences.

The Zeitgiest Movement

The Zeitgeist Movement is a sustainability advocacy organization, which conducts community based activism and awareness actions through a network of global/regional chapters, project teams, annual events, media and charity work.  The movement's principle focus includes the recognition that the majority of the social problems that plague the human species at this time are not the sole result of some institutional corruption, absolute scarcity, a political policy, a flaw of "human nature" or other commonly held assumptions of causality. Rather, the movement recognizes that issues such as poverty, corruption, pollution, homelessness, war, starvation and the like appear to be "symptoms" born out of an outdated social structure.

 

III.  CONSCIOUS COMMERCE, SUSTAINABLE GOODS & GIVING BACK

Global Girlfriend

Global Girlfriend was founded by Stacey Edgar in 2003 to help women worldwide gain economic security while providing you unique products and a simple way to help women in need. Our fair trade brand offers a line of trend-setting, women-made, fair trade products including stylish apparel, accessories and gifts with one purpose ~ helping women in need help themselves. We believe passionately that economic opportunity for women holds the promise for real change in the world; because when women have an income, they reinvest in themselves and in their children’s health, education and nutrition, building stronger families and communities over time. 

Global Giving

GlobalGiving is the first and largest global crowdfunding community that connects nonprofits, donors, and companies in nearly every country around the world. We make it possible for nonprofits from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe (and hundreds of places in between) to access the tools, training, and support they need to be more effective and make our world a better place.

GreaterGood.com - Gifts that Give More

Connects a passionate audience with simple online tools to make the world a better place; tangible, documented support for charities that help people, save pets, and improve the planet; an online community with real power to change the world.

Greenheart International

Connecting people and planet to create a more peaceful and sustainable global community; a diverse collection of programs fostering cultural exchange, eco-fair trade, volunteerism, personal development and environmentalism.

GreenWorld Restoration Foundation

At the GreenWorld Restoration Foundation we provide corporations a way to Pay-it-Back to the communities they serve, the foundation provides organizations and individuals a way to Pay-it-Forward to families affected by natural disasters, and for all of us, a way to Create-it-Forward so that we can re-establish balance with our planet. We accomplish this through education, and the delivery of sustainable homes and community solutions.

Sustainable Brands

Sustainable Brands is home for the global community of business innovators who are shaping the future of commerce world wide. Since 2006, our goal has been to inspire, engage and equip today's business and brand leaders to prosper for the near and long term by leading the way to a sustainably abundant future.  

Thistle Farms

Thistle Farms is a powerful community of women who have survived prostitution, trafficking and addiction. We employ more than 50 survivors through our social enterprises which include a natural body care company, Thistle Stop Cafe, artisan studio, and global marketplace called Shared Trade.

 

IV.  GOVERNANCE & LEADERSHIP

Center for International Policy

The Center for International Policy promotes cooperation, transparency and accountability in global relations. Through research and advocacy, our programs address the most urgent threats to our planet: war, corruption, inequality and climate change.  CIP's scholars, journalists, activists and former government officials provide a unique mixture of access to high-level officials, issue-area expertise, media savvy and strategic vision. We work to inform the public and decision makers in the United States and in international organizations on policies to make the world more just, peaceful and sustainable.

Center for Visionary Leadership

Our purpose is to develop and support values-based visionary leadership in all fields of human endeavor, especially business and politics. We offer educational programs on spiritual development and social change, and a free electronic newsletter with articles and spiritual practices.

Code Pink

CODEPINK is all about taking action where it truly matters. We channel community grassroots democracy to where the power players are making (awful) decisions and make them listen. Wherever there is injustice we'll be there to highlight in bold PINK.

Crowdocracy

Crowdocracy offers a radical new way forward, one that allows all of us - not just some of us - to participate in how we are governed.

CTZNWELL

CTZNWELL was created as a place for all of us: The people who think we can and need to do better by ourselves, our communities and our society, and are ready to stand up and act towards that end. We believe that when we come together in this way we can help change the course of our society, from disconnection and dysfunction, to connection and collective power.

EARTHwise

EARTHwise has brought us together to build a Visionary Learning & Leadership HUB that supports the development of the best of our human potential.  Together with our clients and partners we explore, discover, innovate, invent and create strategies, learning pathways, business models, educational programmes, and innovation tools for the co-creation of a World and Future where all of us can flourish.

Empathy Surplus Project

The Empathy Surplus Project is a grassroots community-based organisation working to spread compassion and empathy in local politics.

Global Hub for the Common Good

The Global Hub's vision is to co-creating a new political, economic and social system aimed at the global common good.  Their mission is connecting and filling the gap between civil society & business innovation and politics and promoting Governance for the Common Good.

Global Parliament of Mayors

The Global Parliament of Mayors is a governance body of, by and for mayors from all continents. It builds on the experience, expertise and leadership of mayors in tackling local challenges resulting from global problems. At the same time, it brings local knowledge to the table and thus participates actively in global strategy debates and underscores the need for practical, action oriented solutions.

Global Women's Leadership Network

Global Women's Leadership Network (GWLN) exists to help women step out of survival and dependence into their inherent power, enabling the transformation of world conditions - woman by woman. Our policy is to work for women, in partnership with individuals, NGOs and corporations, to create an environment conducive to broad participation for major social change around the world.

Greenheart Transforms

Greenheart Transforms empowers people of all ages to affect positive change through leadership and collaboration.

The Hague Center for Global Governance, Innovation, and Emergence

The Hague Center focuses on international societal challenges whose complexity requires collaboration between multiple stakeholders.

The Hague Institute for Global Justice

The Hague Institute for Global Justice is an independent, nonpartisan organization established to conduct interdisciplinary policy-relevant research, develop practitioner tools, and convene experts, practitioners and policymakers to facilitate knowledge sharing. Through this work the Institute aims to contribute to, and further strengthen, the global framework for preventing and resolving conflict and promoting international peace.

Higher Heights

Higher Heights seeks to elevate Black women’s voices to shape and advance progressive policies and politics. By strengthening Black women’s civic participation in grassroots advocacy campaigns and the electoral process; Higher Heights for America will create the environment in which more Black women, and other candidates who are committed to advance policies that affect Black women, can be elected to public office.

Ignite

IGNITE is building a movement of young women who are ready and eager to become the next generation of political leaders.

International Centre for Conscious Leadership

We are catalysts for the transformation of leaders and organizations and the elevation of consciousness in business around the world.  Our vision is to transform society by enrolling all leaders around the world to embrace Conscious Leadership as the new leadership paradigm to thrive in the new economy so that we can co-create a promising future for the next generations.

 

International Cities of Peace

International Cities of Peace is a powerful platform for leaders to build peace within their own communities.  Help reach the goal of 1000 cities of peace by year 2020.

Our Revolution

The next step for Bernie Sanders' movement is Our Revolution, which will fight to transform America and advance the progressive agenda that we believe in.

Popular Resistance

A growing culture of resistance is utilizing nonviolent direct action and civil disobedience as a primary tactic, and is forming real democratic organizations to empower local communities. PopularResistance.org is a resource and information clearinghouse for this movement.

Spirit of Humanity Forum

The Spirit of Humanity Forum is a new global network of organisations, communities and individuals committed to help bring about change in governance and decision-making, based on core human values. The Forum creates a safe space for deeper encounter, exploration and dialogue among leaders to discover new ways to move forwards.

Ways Women Lead

Ways Women Lead is a collaborative of women and organizations issuing a call for women and girls in leadership to work together for the common good.

Women of Spirit and Faith

Women of Spirit and Faith exists to invite the many brilliant threads of feminine spiritual leadership into relationship and to support emerging patterns for transformation.

WomenWise

WOMEwise is an EARTHwise collaborative initiative to empower women and men through Feminine Leadership Wisdom and WISEwoman Custodianship for our collective Thriveability. WOMENwise provides courses, mentorship, and coaching sessions for organisational, personal  & collective development. We also support the development of conscious partnerships and collaboratories for Thriveability. 

WorldBlu ~ Freedom at Work

WorldBlu's purpose is to develop world-class freedom-centered (rather than fear-based), organizations and leaders.  They do this by offering a range of products and services that make it faster, easier and more fun to deliver Freedom at Work™.

V.  HUNGER, CLEAN WATER, FOOD & AGRICULTURE

EarthSave International

Founded by John Robbins, EarthSave educates people about the powerful effects our food choices have on the environment, our health and all life on Earth, and encourages a shift toward a healthy, plant-based diet. With your membership and support, EarthSaveprograms and local groups make a bigger difference across the world.

FEED

We create good products that help feed the world.  Lauren Bush Lauren founded FEED in 2007 with the simple idea of creating products that would engage people in the fight against hunger in a tangible way.  Every one of our products has a number stamped on it that signifies the amount of meals or micronutrient packets provided with its purchase.

The Food Revolution Network

Join the Food Revolution Network to get insights you can trust, and support you can use, from some of the top food experts on the planet.

John Robbins

Bestselling author, social activist, and humanitarian. Recipient of the Rachel Carson Award, the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award, the Peace Abbey's Courage of Conscience Award, and Green America's Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Land Institute

When people, land, and community are as one, all three members prosper; when they relate not as members but as competing interests, all three are exploited. By consulting Nature as the source and measure of that membership, The Land Institute seeks to develop an agriculture that will save soil from being lost or poisoned, while promoting a community life at once prosperous and enduring.

Nawaya

We are a team of young professionals, inspired by the Revolution to collaborate with partners as diverse as the challenges faced by rural Egypt. Our initiative, “Nawaya”, recognizes the need for flourishing rural livelihoods, where small scale farming families cherish the Nile Valley's fertile soil. Without it, Egypt has no fair future.  Our vision is the co-creation of self-reliant, bountiful and resilient Egyptian communities. Co-creation occurs through partnerships and dynamic knowledge-exchange to reach goals fulfilling community needs. By ensuring a 'safe zone' where people can share, adapt and implement solutions collaboratively will lead to change that can be locally sustained.

The ONE Foundation

The One Foundation has a simple vision: a world in which everyone has access to clean and safe water, forever -- transforming 5 million lives by 2020.

Permaculture Research Institute

The Permaculture Research Institute (PRI) is located on a Permaculture demonstration site in The Channon NSW, and is headed by Geoff & Nadia Lawton. We specialize in education & training worldwide. We also provide daily Permaculture news and information via permaculturenews.org. The Permaculture Research Institute is a not-for-profit organization, limited by guarantee.

Seeds of Change

Seeds of Change was founded in 1989 with a revolutionary mission:  to make organically grown seeds available to gardeners and farmers, while preserving rare heirloom and traditional seed varieties, and promoting sustainable organic agriculture practices.

Yellow Seed

Yellow Seed is an impact-driven nonprofit that creates opportunities for small-scale cacao producers to showcase their products, access new markets and build consistent trading relationships. We provide the space to make people, products and resources visible so that better trade can take place.

The Zeitgiest Movement

The Zeitgeist Movement is a sustainability advocacy organization, which conducts community based activism and awareness actions through a network of global/regional chapters, project teams, annual events, media and charity work.  The movement's principle focus includes the recognition that the majority of the social problems that plague the human species at this time are not the sole result of some institutional corruption, absolute scarcity, a political policy, a flaw of "human nature" or other commonly held assumptions of causality. Rather, the movement recognizes that issues such as poverty, corruption, pollution, homelessness, war, starvation and the like appear to be "symptoms" born out of an outdated social structure.

 

VI.  WHOLE SYSTEMS CHANGE, SOLUTIONS & TRANSFORMATION

AVAAZ - The World in Action

Avaaz—meaning "voice" in several European, Middle Eastern and Asian languages—launched in 2007 with a simple democratic mission: organize citizens of all nations to close the gap between the world we have and the world most people everywhere want.

Awakening Sovereignty Collective

A tribe of heroes gathered and set out on a journey to bring peace, freedom, abundance, and bliss to all people by unifying all beings in alignment with unconditional love together and to create and empower solutions for every challenge we face, united as the human race.

Be The Change Australia

Be The Change Australia’s purpose is to educate, inspire and empower individuals, organisations and communities on the path to a sustainable, just and fulfilling future.  We do this through harnessing the catalytic capacity of our educational programs across Australia, and by building a connected passionate community of people who stand for this vision.  Our aim is to connect, educate, inspire, equip and motivate people across Australia to co- create a thriving, just and sustainable world.

Be The Change Initiative

The Change Initiative (BTCI) seeks to inspire, catalyst and support committed action in the ares of environmental sustainability, social justice and spiritual fulfillment. We see these issues as one, not three and frame the crisis facing humanity as our greatest opportunity for change.

Billions in Change

Billions in Change is a movement to save the world by creating and implementing solutions to the most basic global problems -- water, energy and health.  Doing so will raise billions people out of poverty and improve the lives of everyone -- rich and poor.

Biomimicry Institute

The Biomimicry Institute empowers people to create nature-inspired solutions for a healthy planet.

Bioneers

Bioneers is an innovative nonprofit educational organization that highlights breakthrough solutions for restoring people and planet.

Burners Without Borders

Burners Without Borders is a grassroots, volunteer-driven, community leadership organization whose goal is to unlock the creativity of local communities to solve problems that bring about meaningful change -- supporting volunteers from around the world in innovative disaster relief solutions & community resiliency projects. 

Center for Partnership Studies

The mission of the Center for Partnership Studies is to accelerate movement to partnership systems of human rights and nonviolence, gender and racial equity, economic prosperity, and a sustainable environment through research, education, grassroots empowerment, and policy initiatives that promote human development, social well-being, and long-term economic success, with special emphasis on valuing the work of caring and caregiving still primarily done by women.

Change.Org

On Change.org people everywhere are starting campaigns, mobilizing supporters, and working with decision makers to drive solutions.

Citizens for Global Solutions

Citizens for Global Solutions, a grassroots membership organization, envisions a future in which nations work together to abolish war, protect our rights and freedoms, and solve the problems facing humanity that no nation can solve alone. We invite you to work with us on our campaigns to promote the Women's Rights Treaty, combat mass atrocities through United Nations reform, encourage leaders to take action on climate change, and form a UN Parliamentary Assembly where all citizens have their voices heard in a global democracy.

Club of Budapest

The Mission of the Club of Budapest is to be a catalyst for the transformation to a sustainable world through promoting the emergence of planetary consciousness; interconnecting generations and cultures; integrating spirituality, science, and the arts; and fostering learning communities worldwide.

Coalition for OneVoice

OneVoice is a coalition of organizations united to forma a collective power that reflects the evolution of consciousness toward an enlightened society, the nature and details of which are presently unfolding.  The expanding OneVoice community fosters deep dialog, conscious connecting and illuminating events.  These activities serve the universal passion to connect on the level of spirit.

Coherence Lab

We advance whole-systems solutions by uniting Indigenous Wisdom + Earth Systems Science and by bringing people together to act coherently for the good of the whole.

Commons Transition

The Commons Transition Platform is a database of practical experiences and policy proposals aimed toward achieving a more humane and environmentally grounded mode of societal organization.

Creating the New World

A grassroots local-to-global, whole-system approach creates this New World of the people, by the people, for the people and all Life, with the planet. Community is the unit of global transformation. 

Dalai Lama Foundation

To support the Dalai Lama’s vision for a better world.

Dream Corps

The Dream Corps brings people together to solve America's toughest problems.  Committed to solutions, servant leadership, and soul, they choose massive goals and build surprising, unlikely alliances. Be a part of our movement to build freedom and opportunity for all.

Earth Charter

Infusing a vision that all people and organizations, including the UN General Assembly and UN agencies, embrace and internalize the essence of the Earth Charter to build just, sustainable and peaceful communities worldwide. The mission of the Earth Charter  is to actively participate in sustainable ways of living on the planet. 

Earth. We Are One.

Embracing positive change for individuals and the world community.

EARTHwise

EARTHwise Centre is a conscious business providing stewardship, capacity development, whole system design, education, and vision development for our ecological flourishing and actualisation.  As stewards for transformational change, we facilitate the actualisation of our human potentials with deep care for our planet, each other and the future generations. We support organisations and businesses to raise their standards and build capacity for ongoing value creation and ecological literacy.  Through our Value Currencies™ services, we make our relational transactions visible as such providing tools and methodologies to transform and improve our communication and relational dynamics. Through our Vectors of Love™ initiatives, we apply our stewardship to stand with people for the issues that require our conscious attention and collective care.

The Emergence Project

The Emergence Project is a multi-organization think tank of leading social scientists, futurists, systems designers, technologists, ecologists and cultural philosophers collaborating to facilitate the emergence of a regenerative, thriving, omni-considerate global civilization.

Empowerment Institute

World's preeminent consulting and training organization specializing in the practice of empowerment. It's empowerment methodology has been applied over the past three decades to achieve measurable and sustainable behavior change at the individual, organizational and community level. A major academic research study described this methodology as "unsurpassed in changing behavior"

Empowerment Works

Founded in 2001, Empowerment WORKS (EW) is a social change organization transforming the way the world sees and responds to poverty--in all its forms, including ecological, intellectual, and spiritual.  Harnessing the power of collaboration to build a healthier, culturally-rich, biodiverse future, EW engages a cross-sector network of Partners in Empowerment (PIE) united in support of local solutions through creative media and impact forums, such as Pulse of the Movement webcasts, The Global Summit, and Artists in Action events.

Findhorn Foundation

A spiritual community, ecovillage and an international centre for holistic learning, helping to unfold a new human consciousness and create a positive and sustainable future.

Fix the World

helping others to help themselves live abundance 

Forum for the Future

An independent non-profit working globally with business, government and other organisations to solve complex sustainability challenges.

Forward Together

Forward Together is a multi-racial organization that works with community leaders and organizations to transform culture and policy to catalyze social change. Our mission is to ensure that women, youth and families have the power and resources they need to reach their full potential. By developing strong leaders, building networks across communities, and implementing innovative campaigns, we are making our mission a reality.

Future Earth

A major international research platform providing the knowledge and support to accelerate transformations to a sustainable world.

Four Years. Go.

Four Years. Go. is the call to action, it is the declaration that each of us is sufficient to do our part and it is the invitation for every man, woman, child, organization, profession, and industry to take on what is ours to do - so that we have a planet that works for everyone.

Future Earth

Future Earth is a major international research platform providing the knowledge and support to accelerate our transformations to a sustainable world.

Global Citizen

Global Citizen is a community of people like you. People who want to learn about and take action on the world’s biggest challenges—and use their power to get other people involved too.  We bring you stories and actions that make a difference. That help fight extreme poverty and inequality around the world, and support approaches that will make life more sustainable for people and the planet.

Global Healing Forum

The Global Healing Forum is an educational, empowerment and peace building organization, working with individuals and groups around the world to pioneer the New Paradigm together in conscious community.

Global Solution Networks

GSN's mission is to fill the knowledge gap surrounding multi-stakeholder networks for global problem solving; to put GSN tools in the hands of people working to solve global problems; and to connect the networks and the people working to address common global issues.

Hawkwood Center for Future Thinking

Our vision is to create the world we want for now and our future – a creative, flourishing society and a sustainable environment. We invite innovative thinkers from many disciplines to come together to explore their own and society’s values, and to question and debate the future of our rapidly changing world.

Imagine the Good

We are women inviting humanity to be the new Wisdom Culture through the feminine values of whole-systems thinking, community building, and heart-based relationships.

Impact Hub

We are a network of collaborators focused on making a positive impact in our world. We are you. We are the people you've been wanting to work with.  We believe a better world evolves through the combined accomplishments of creative, committed, and compassionate individuals focused on a common purpose.

InGenious Designs

InGienous Designs is a South African-based idea incubator and social enterprise. We bring innovative ideas from a broad variety of sectors to life in order to catalyze personal and social transformation. We are aware of the dire need for accelerated positive change in multiple and simultaneous areas of society. To help create a sustainable future, we think globally and act locally, focusing our resources to make the optimal impact.

Initiatives of Change

Initiatives of Change (IofC) is a world-wide movement of people of diverse cultures and backgrounds, who are committed to the transformation of society through changes in human motives and behaviour, starting in their own lives.

The Inner Revolution 

Welcome! TheInnerRevolution.Org is a community dedicated to galvanizing the Inner Revolution taking place on this planet, a revolution toward Oneness, Accountability and Mutual Support. We have started by working on our own consciousness and our own behaviors. But we also have lots to offer anyone who is serious about changing themselves and our world.

Inspiring Transition

Inspiring Transition supports a new form of social activism: affecting people’s mindsets and actions through transformative communication that inspires them to think in new ways that make sense to them.

Institute of Future Living

The Institute of Future Living is a forward-looking non-profit focused on harnessing today’s emerging tools to develop effective, holistic and disruptive models for local living and regenerative economies that can rapidly scale to solve today’s economic and ecological crisis.

Initiatives of Change (IofC) is a world-wide movement of people of diverse cultures and backgrounds, who are committed to the transformation of society through changes in human motives and behaviour, starting in their own lives. 

International Alliance for Localization

The International Alliance for Localization (IAL) is a cross-cultural network of thinkers, activists and NGOs dedicated to exploring radically new visions of development and progress.

Local Futures

Local Futures/International Society for Ecology’s mission is to protect and renew ecological and social well being by promoting a systemic shift away from economic globalization towards localization. Through its “education for action” programs, Local Futures/ISEC develops innovative models and tools to catalyze collaboration for strategic change at the community and international level.

LowImpact.org

To help people live more sustainably, to demonstrate the inherently undemocratic and unsustainable nature of our corporate economic/political system, and to discuss ways that we might replace it.  We offer introductions to 200+ topics – ways that you can do things for yourself, live more sustainably and/or change your career. We network with specialists to provide this information, but crucially, we make it accessible for a general audience. We also offer books, links, further information, blog articles, courses and advice from specialists if you want to go deeper into the subject, and we provide listings of product & service providers if you want someone else to do it for you.

Medium

Medium is a vibrant network of thinkers who care about the world and making it better —  through their craft, their stories, and their ideas. More than a network of thinkers, though, Medium is a network of thought. Connecting people together increases their knowledge and capabilities. Connecting ideas together increases their value, as well.

Milagros World Center

Milagro World Center Panama also known as Rancho la Pagoda is a sacred space dedicated to profound learning - personal, spiritual, leadership and organizational development that advances consciousness toward solutions for a better future.

New Earth Nation

Recognizes the primacy of consciousness, the unity of all life and the undeniability of the individual sovereign condition. It is an open invitation to every member of the human family to transition away from all systems and enclosures which limit our capacity for creative self-expression, and instead unite as an extraterritorial family of sovereign individuals who, with the support and solidarity of that family, are collectively empowered to consciously co-create a new paradigm of prosperity, harmony and abundance.

New Stories

Our purpose is to help people, organizations, communities and systems navigate the tides of change towards well-being, compassion and deep collaboration.

NuMundo

We connect people to meaningful experiences to facilitate personal transformation and accelerate the development of impact centers -- a land based project that offers individual transformation, regenerative living education and strives to leave a positive local impact.

One Becoming One

One Becoming One is catalyzing a "Sustainability Corps."  The purpose of this corps is to accelerate our individual progress towards self actualization while in service to the individuals and organizations that are committed to community self-sufficiency, sustainability and social justice.

One Billion Acts of Peace

The One Billion Acts of Peace Campaign is an international global citizens' movement designed to tackle the most important problems facing our planet.  We started with a simple idea... Everyone matters.  Everyone can make a difference.  And together, we are unstoppable.

One Community

Transformational global change through designing, modeling, and open sourcing sustainably holistic, virally self-replicating, highest good of all solutions. These solutions are founded on comprehensive and modifiable village/city models which can be duplicated globally.

Pathfinders Project

A year long international service trip created to focus, encourage, and demonstrate humanist generosity and compassion; supporting clean water, education, human rights and environmental conservation work around the globe.

Permanent Peace

The Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, was founded by director Dr. John Hagelin to identify, scientifically evaluate, and implement proven, prevention-oriented, forward-looking solutions to critical national and global problems.

Popular Resistance

A growing culture of resistance is utilizing nonviolent direct action and civil disobedience as a primary tactic, and is forming real democratic organizations to empower local communities. PopularResistance.org is a resource and information clearinghouse for this movement.

The Rules

The Rules is a worldwide network of activists pushing the global narrative in a new direction and focusing on five strategic areas that are in desperate need of radical reform: Money, Power, Secrecy, Ideas and The Commons.

Shifts

Shifts aims to create spaces of trust and respectful communication to encourage honest and transparent collaboration and processes to unfold. This allows a widening such that deeper connections and shared visions emerge and genuine actions can get implemented with ease and clarity. It inspires participative design and the co-creation of “structures� that serve the individual, the group as well as the shared intention and the larger context.

Thrive Together

The mission of ThriveTogether is to provide a forum where transparent, open-minded discussion will nourish critical thinking and effective collaboration.  Explore different perspectives, foster respectful debate, and engage the full range of skills and insights of people participating in this vast global movement.

Transformative Change

Transformative Change (XC) is the first national center entirely dedicated to bridging the inner and outer lives of social change agents, activists and allies to support a more effective, more sustainable movement of social justice for all.

The Transition

This online social change community is about starting on a local scale, but acting with the intention of global change to bridge the gap between our present times and a Global Egalitarian System.  Together we are creating a worldwide movement based on a set of practical values to give people a better understanding of the interconnection and impact we have with one another as well as the environment.

Transition Network

Transition Network is a charitable organization whose role is to inspire, encourage, connect, support and train communities as they self-organize around the Transition model, creating initiatives that rebuild resilience and reduce CO2 emissions. 

Tyringham Initiative

The Tyringham Initiative sees a role for a new focus in human evolutionary endeavour, collaborating with similar organisations and leading luminaries in the Consciousness arena to shift the emphasis from discourse and debate into tangible transformation and change.

Ubuntu Planet

We are a team of guides and leaders specializing in assisting humanity through the transformation process from old to new. Our family of like-minded people from all walks of life, have already (partially) traversed the shift through their own experiences and now dedicate their time and skill sets in helping others through the process.

United Citizen Movement For a Healthy Country

The Movement for a Healthy Country offers a framework and agenda for governance rooted in interdisciplinary wisdom that draws on best practices from across the world for social and environmental health and healing. It  provides a whole system approach to managing collective resources that puts the health of the land and all its inhabitants as the core purpose and organizing principle for governance.  It focuses on the whole-system health consequences of all policies and laws and demands full responsibility and accountability for these consequences.

The Venus Project

The Venus Project proposes an alternative vision of what the future can be if we apply what we already know in order to achieve a sustainable new world civilization. It calls for a straightforward redesign of our culture in which the age-old inadequacies of war, poverty, hunger, debt and unnecessary human suffering are viewed not only as avoidable, but as totally unacceptable. Anything less will result in a continuation of the same catalog of problems inherent in today's world.

Wake Up World Education

We are members of the non-centralised global transformation movement that is calling on all the world’s solutionaries, organisations, movements, educational institutions, communities and global citizens to join us in co-creating a positive future for all.

WeAgree.Life

Through this website, We Agree calls into action a global conversation that becomes a New Cooperative World. When enough of the population agrees to this new paradigm shift, we will stop supporting and serving the old paradigm.  On that day, we will realize our natural abilities to live in peace.  Sign a petition, join the conversation, and be a part of the solution.

WholeWorld-View

Our mission is to empower the emergence of our conscious evolution. The scientifically-based WholeWorld-View naturally reconciles with universal spiritual experiences to co-create a breakthrough in the understanding of what it means to be human, our potential for evolution and the nature of reality.

World Transformation

The New Civilization Network (NCN) is a meeting place for people of good will who are working on building a world that works for all of us. A world of increased quality of life, freedom, fun and inspiration for all. A world where the needs of all of humanity are met.

The Zeitgiest Movement

The Zeitgeist Movement is a sustainability advocacy organization, which conducts community based activism and awareness actions through a network of global/regional chapters, project teams, annual events, media and charity work.  The movement's principle focus includes the recognition that the majority of the social problems that plague the human species at this time are not the sole result of some institutional corruption, absolute scarcity, a political policy, a flaw of "human nature" or other commonly held assumptions of causality. Rather, the movement recognizes that issues such as poverty, corruption, pollution, homelessness, war, starvation and the like appear to be "symptoms" born out of an outdated social structure.

100% MAD

100% MAD is the brand for a not for profit, self-sustaining social enterprise built to ignite a global philanthropic youth movement driven by the world’s 3 billion millennials. 100% MAD empowers people to make a difference in the world, one action, one micro-donation at a time.

 

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