1) Local Degrowth Realities – A Map
A worldwide survey for mapping degrowth realities was launched in 2018. More than 100 organisations answered to the call, with nearly 3,000 active people engaged, mostly located in Europe but also in North and South America, Philippines, Tunisia, Turkey, etc. Every initiative/group/movement that follows degrowth ideas is welcome to join the map! Individuals interested in creating local groups (activism, practitioners, reading groups, collective research) can join the map in order to be visible for other people who might be interested in working with them.
If you want to place your initiative on this map, please register now and put in your own entry! See description below this map.
Note: If you filled out the survey in the past, we transfered your data to this map. Please check if your data is still correct. If not please change it.
How to place your initiative on the map
Check if your entry is already mapped.
– If yes, press the little pencil at the top to edit the entry and add more information.
– If not, click the button “+ Add new entry”.
Add all contact details and description.
– Always use the tags “degrowth” and “group”.
– Add one or more from these tags: research, activism, practice, oppositional activism, arts, politics.
– Add any other suitable hashtags that fit to your organisation.
– If you are an individual interested in building a new group, please just map your group as if it would exist, but use additionally the tag “starting group”.
Make sure the entry is correct and accept the open source licence, then click save.
Further information about the map of tomorrow
2) The Movement
Some members of the degrowth realities that are represented on the map met for the first time on the 20th of August 2018 in Freetown Christiania (Copenhagen, Denmark). They exchanged good practices around ecological sustainability and social equity, discussed about the future of the planet, and initiated several international working groups (activists and practitioners; researchers; politics; artists; collective actions; communication; education; etc.) that later met throughout the 6th international degrowth conference, which took place in Malmo, Sweden (August 21-25). Those groups work in order to provide opportunities for many people in the world to engage in the degrowth movement locally as well as to diffuse degrowth (theoretically and practically) globally. As an example, the “Global Degrowth Day – Good Life for All” took place for the first time on the 1st of June 2019, with multiple actions all over the world.To organise this movement, that connects both people active in local degrowth groups (showed on the map) and people engaged in international working groups, there is a mailing list that you can find here. The movement meets at every degrowth conference. The next meeting will thus take place in Manchester in 2020.
3) International Working Groups
The international working groups emerged from the meeting of the movement in Copenhagen in 2018. They differ from the degrowth realities showed on the map; those are locally organised, while the working groups connect people internationally. The editorial team of degrowth.info is an example of a working group. They are, at the moment, 4 organised working groups:
- – Activists and practitioners
- – Research
- – Online communication and networking
- – Communication, publishing and editing via degrowth.info
4) Interactive platform
The interactive platform we recommend to you is Netzwerk Wachstumswende. You can access the platform directly from this website but you have to register there in order to be able to participate in the discussions. You can join groups and projects, read and contribute to the blog, learn about new events and much more.
The Netzwerk Wachstumswende wants to bring people together who want to work collaboratively on solutions for a society beyond the growth paradigm. It was initiated in 2010 by young members of the German association for ecological economics (Vereinigung für Ökologische Ökonomie) and is now hosted by the Förderverein Wachstumswende. With the network, we share the calender of events.
5) Degrowth Mailing List
If you are interested in a general exchange on degrowth, you can also subscribe to the degrowth world mailing list. Send an email to degrowth-world-subscribe(at)lists.riseup.net.
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