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Housing co-operatives

Author: Lorna Muddiman - Published At: 2013-05-22 15:14 -

A housing co-operative refers to a group of people and the means they use to collectively control and manage their housing. It can buy and own property and enter into contracts. In brief, housing co-ops are essentially housing associations governed by the tenants/ members and give grassroots control over housing.

Food/Consumer co-ops

Author: Lorna Muddiman - Published At: 2013-05-22 14:15 -

A food co-operative or food co-op is a food distribution outlet organised as a co-operative. Food co-operatives are usually consumers' co-operatives where the decisions regarding the production and distribution of its food is chosen by its members.

Co-working spaces

Author: Lorna Muddiman - Published At: 2013-05-22 13:26 -

Co-working spaces possess a huge potential to support environmental sustainability due to their inherently sharing-oriented constitution. At its foundations, co-working supports the sharing of space, supplies and other resources, thereby cutting down on basic wastefulness.

Learning to Do It Yourself

Author: Anne-Iris Romens - Published At: 2013-05-22 13:00 -

Workshops are being develop in order to learn how to build yourself mechanisms to create renewable energy

Energy Robin Hoods

Author: Anne-Iris Romens - Published At: 2013-05-22 10:17 -

Energy Robin Hoods are activists from associations, trade unions and citizens who practice civil disobedience. Their interventions are designed to maintain the gas or electricity, avoiding cuts, and in some cases to reassure the provision of these energies.

NOPPES

Author: Lorna Muddiman - Published At: 2013-05-22 07:44 -

NOPPES, based in Amsterdam, is a 20 years old LETS (Local Exchange and Trading System). NOPPES's goal is to contribute to a more prosperous (social and economic) life of its members, who exchange talents, services and goods for ‘noppes’, a symbolic currency (noppes means ‘nothing’, no money).

SCUP (sport e cultura popolare)

Author: alessandra sciurba - Published At: 2013-05-21 11:10 -

A centre of sporting and cultural services and a solidarity economy, created in an abandoned public space to be later occupied by the people involved in the project.

Occupy Movements

Author: Anne-Iris Romens - Published At: 2013-05-21 08:35 -

Citizens' protest movements against social and economic inequalities; demanding as well a "re-democratisation" of democracy.

Rushey Green Time Bank

Author: Lorna Muddiman - Published At: 2013-05-21 08:15 -
Picture courtesy of Rushey Green Time Bank

Time Banking is a community development tool and works by facilitating the exchange of skills and experience within a community. The Rushey Green Time Bank's vision is to achieve a cohesive community in the Rushey Green area, where neighbours know neighbours and can rely on each other for help and support. Where people of different ages, cultures, backgrounds and abilities interact with each other on an equal footing and with mutual respect and understanding.

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