One Earth launched the Voices of New Economies story series within Cities for People, as part of New Economy Week 2014, hosted by the New Economy Coalition. Throughout this week, a series of 5 questions guided our exploration of what it would take to build the economy we need - one that works for people, place, and planet. The Voices of New Economies series is collectively curated by One Earth and The Canadian CED Network.
During New Economy Week, we heard from community leaders across Canada on these five questions:
1. Carol Anne Hilton - How can we honour and learn from the rich histories of communities building New Economy Institutions on the frontlines of fights for racial, economic, and environmental justice?
2. Vanessa Timmer - 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. Lucy Gao – 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. Marianne Jurzyniec – How do we transition to a renewable economy without leaving the workers, young people, and communities most impacted by extractive industries behind?
5. Sean Geobey - How can we support neighborhoods, cities, towns, and regions as the fertile ground for the kind of economy we need?