What would it take to build the economy we need, one that works for people, place, and planet?
New Economy Week is a public exploration of creative resistance – an opportunity to shine a light on the thousands upon thousands of efforts that everyday people are making right now to build a new kind of economy.
From October 13-19, the New Economy Coalition (NEC) will be hosting live keynote panels, publishing powerful essays, and spotlighting member events (open-houses, info-sessions, film screenings, panel discussions, pot-lucks, etc.) from across the US and Canada — with the goal of raising the profile of those doing this work and diving into some of the questions that stand between us and a New Economy.
In Canada, October 13-19 is also Co-op Week, which is a perfect opportunity to celebrate the contributions co-ops make to a more sustainable and democratic economy.
NEC has partnered with YES! Magazine online to share some of the best responses to their ‘questions of the day’:
1. How can we honor and learn from the rich histories of communities building New Economy institutions on the frontlines of fights for racial, economic, and environmental justice?
2. How can we catalyze public conversation about the need for systemic change and the viability of economic alternatives that put people and the planet first?
3. How can we connect and learn from successful experiments, pilot projects, and campaigns to build broad-based power and effect deep transformation at scale?
4. How do we transition to a renewable economy without leaving the workers, young people, and communities most impacted by extractive industries behind?
5. How can we support neighborhoods, cities, towns, and regions as the fertile ground for the kind of economy we need?
We invite you to join these conversations online and to host some conversations of your own in your community.