Other Folks & Orgs Creating a New Paradigm, World, Reality

The Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) catalyzes communities for a regenerative world. GEN is a growing network of regenerative communities and initiatives that bridge cultures, countries, and continents.

GEN builds bridges between policy-makers, governments, NGOs, academics, entrepreneurs, activists, community networks and ecologically-minded individuals across the globe in order to develop strategies for a global transition to resilient communities and cultures.   https://ecovillage.org/global-ecovillage-network/about-gen/

GEN North America (GENNA)

GENNA stands for the North American Region of the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN). We focus on meeting the needs of community projects within “Turtle Island,” the name given to North America in the creation stories of some indigenous peoples. The image of a turtle in our logo is meant to honor the rich cultural heritage and ecology of Turtle Island, as we work to grow community networks towards a more beautiful, just, and regenerative world.

GENNA has created the GENNA Alliance – a collaborative platform for organizations and individuals serving the regenerative communities network within North America.   https://ecovillage.org/region/genna/

The Next System Project is an ambitious multi-year initiative aimed at thinking boldly about what is required to deal with the systemic challenges the United States faces now and in coming decades. Responding to real hunger for a new way forward, and building on innovative thinking and practical experience with new economic institutions and approaches being developed in communities across the country and around the world, the goal is to put the central idea of system change, and that there can be a “next system,” on the map. http://thenextsystem.org/

The New Economy Coalition (NEC) is a network of organizations imagining and building a future where people, communities, and ecosystems thrive. Together, we are creating deep change in our economy and politics—placing power in the hands of people and uprooting legacies of harm—so that a fundamentally new system can take root.   http://neweconomy.net

The United States Federation of Worker Cooperatives is the national grassroots membership organization for worker cooperatives and other democratic workplaces.   https://usworker.coop/home/

Union Cooperative Council

The UnionCo-ops Council of the US Federation of Worker Co-ops has a vision of a worker-driven, cooperative economy with workplace and economic democracy for all. We’re working to build bridges between worker cooperatives and organized labor. The Council is an all-volunteer, virtual organization that has been operating since 2007. Participants from across the U.S. and occasionally Canada include labor activists, worker cooperators, technical assistance and funding representatives, and academicians. Associates meet monthly by conference call, plan union co-op workshops at various labor and co-op conferences around the country, share information about and resources with local projects, and arrange for participants to engage in media exchanges, among other activities. New associates are welcome! Contact us at unioncoops@gmail.com if you’re interested in getting notice of our monthly conference calls or in developing a workshop on unions and co-ops in your local area.  https://unioncoops.wordpress.com/

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting cooperative culture.

We believe that intentional communities are pioneers in sustainable living, personal and cultural transformation, and peaceful social evolution. “Intentional communities” include ecovillages, cohousing, residential land trusts, income-sharing communes, student co-ops, spiritual communities, and other projects where people live together on the basis of explicit common values.    WWW.IC.org

Federation of Egalitatian Communities  The FEC is a union of Egalitarian Communities which have joined together in our common struggle to create a lifestyle based on Equality, Cooperation, and Harmony with the Earth.   WWW.theFEC.org

Liberty Tree  Foundation     The Liberty Tree Foundation for the Democratic Revolution is a nonprofit organization rooted in the belief that the American Revolution is a living tradition whose greatest promise is democracy. In order to help achieve that promise, Liberty Tree works to create a society in which communities and individuals have the desire, skills, and capacity to participate in the vital decisions that affect their lives. Such a society, we believe, is most likely to emerge from a genuine democratic revolution -- one that focuses on deep structural, legal, and institutional change, dismantles oppression in all its forms, and is organized through the transformation of communities, institutions and local governments into conscious agents of democratic change.  At Liberty Tree, we provide vital support to grassroots campaigns for democratic reform in many areas of American life, and bring those campaigns together to form a united movement for democracy.  https://www.libertytreefoundation.org/

In 2016, TESA Collective collaborated closely with over twenty worker-owned cooperatives, nonprofit organizations, community colleges, universities, and museums. We helped organizations integrate democratic, participatory education into their programs. Together with our clients and partners, our work helped fuel more cooperative, effective, and people-driven social movements and communities. Here’s a taste of our work with organizations in 2016.

TESA completed our third year of teaching our course “Creating Farm and Food Focused Cooperatives” at a Massachusetts jail through Greenfield Community College. http://www.toolboxfored.org/


The Venus Project is an organization that proposes a feasible plan of action for social change, one that works towards a peaceful and sustainable global civilization. It outlines an alternative to strive toward where human rights are no longer paper proclamations but a way of life. http://www.thevenusproject.com/

Sustainable World Coalition http://swcoalition.org, Sustainable World Source Book

We are a coalition of individuals and supporting organizations who work toward a world that is environmentally sustainable, socially just and spiritually fulfilling. vinit@swcoalition.org works with Shift Network


Our work is to educate, inspire and activate, fostering a strong engagement in planetary sustainability and a fair, equitable human society.


We produce programs, events and materials for education and engagement to promote action that restores and maintains the health of the planet and the well-being of humanity.


We are a project of the Earth Island Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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. 

Ultimately it’s about creating a healthy human culture, one that meets our needs for community, livelihoods and fun. We’re here to support you. 

We run events, conferences, trainings, blogs, webinars. We produce  monthly newsletters, books, films, guides, tweets, and more, all with the intention of best supporting those around the world who are doing Transition. https://www.transitionnetwork.org

Ashevillage, NC

Our mission is to create community-based, on-the-ground programs, projects and people that foster a vibrant, just, and regenerative world. Our goal is to accelerate the design and implementation of local, nature-based, regenerative systems and thriving community-inspired culture. Our vision is of humanity living by the wisdom of nature in a way that honors and supports life in peaceful, thriving and celebratory cohabitation.

Our programs bring together leading teachers, practitioners, and innovators with participants who want to gain real life skills that can be put into practice in your own lives and communities. Learn more about our programs. Our headquarters is the Ashevillage Sanctuary, a transformed junkyard and crack house turned one-acre, eco-urban, demonstration site, living-learning laboratory and guest house. Our community of Asheville, NC is abundant with people, projects, and initiatives that, together, are creating a dynamically engaged and vibrant place to live (and visit). We recognize the land, rivers, mountains, trees, and other living beings of this region to be the greater community of which we are a part of.

Our guests and participants come from many walks of life, and are based locally, regionally, nationally, and even internationally. Many of you are looking to deepen your skills, visions, paths, and next steps toward creating the world and life you desire deeply. Others are simply curious to check out our scene. Whatever your reason for connecting with us, we applaud you, are inspired by you, and dedicate much of our work to be in service to you. Please come visit, participate, share, and take the leap toward being all that you can be in this world — it is calling you! http://ashevillage.org/

Be in touch at info@ashevillage.org.

Grassroots Economic Organizing (GEO) is a decentralized collective of educators, researchers and grassroots activists working to promote an economy based on democratic participation, worker and community ownership, social and economic justice, and ecological sustainability--a "solidarity economy"--through grassroots journalism, organizing support, cross-sector networking and movement-building and the publication of educational and organizational resources. http://www.geo.coop/