Here at the Post Growth Institute, we collaboratively develop ideas, programs, events, and alliances that promote the equitable circulation of money, power, and resources in our local communities and global economy. Each month we publish an overview of our key activities and impact through the various pillars of our work.
This month, PGI team member Vanessa Michael delivered a presentation on equitable living and our Offers and Needs Market (OANM) process to the German Freemasons for the Future.
In Australia, a new program called Anxiety to Action was launched, aiming to combat young people’s climate anxiety and redirect it into hope and action. The PGI’s Executive Director, Donnie Maclurcan, will be delivering a workshop as part of the program.
Meanwhile, team member Jennifer Damashek published her article on ensemble storytelling as a means to address complex challenges, in the context of our thriving Offers and Needs Market program.
The next round of our Offers and Needs Market Facilitator Training began on March 1st, with 63 people joining from 16 countries — from Scotland to South Africa, Argentina to Australia, and Portugal to Peru. We’ve already received some heartening feedback — one participant said:
I loved getting a sense of people — their lives, interests, and concerns through this process. I loved realizing the abundance within us!
More content from our Post Growth Fellowship has been published, and we loved reading and sharing insights from Symone Jackson on the three things she learned from collaboratively launching the 2021 Black Solidarity Economy Fund.
It was inspiring to see Post Growth Fellows, Djémilah Hassani and Monicah Muhoya, collaborate on a project that brings together feminist social entrepreneurs from Comoros, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Kenya.
“Post Growth Institute thank you for creating the connection between us to build these wonderful opportunities to build a more inclusive world especially from an oversea region like Mayotte,” said Djémilah.
Plus, two more Fellows, Caroline Shenaz Hussein and Mike Strode, collaborated in a roundtable on the Black Solidarity Economy at the University of Toronto.
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We also contributed to Jeanne Baverey’s Master’s thesis on ‘Can a globalized textile brand enter into ecological redirection?’ and were happy to see it published in full this month.
Post Growth Fellow, Yusra Bitar, shared a timely piece on Lebanon’s economic collapse and the glimpses of systemic, post-carbon alternatives that are emerging.
Last but not least, we were excited to see that the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) mentions degrowth for the first time, as outlined in this blog post by Post Growth Fellow, Tim Parrique. As reviewers of the latest report, we at the PGI are encouraged to see a number of our recommended sources included.
It was also great to see ‘post-growth’ is a favored term in this study investigating the attitudes of environmental protection specialists at the German Environment Agency.
How our work is changing us
This month, the PGI’s videographer, Angus Macleod, shares how his experiences within the organisation have rippled out far beyond the work.
The PGI has been instrumental to my occupational development, and the whole team has consistently been kind and generous, especially when compared to other organizations. It’s a highly unusual but refreshing approach that I hope the PGI can continue to serve as a model for.
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