Good Life for All Day!
– What is it about
What was the Good Life for All Day about?
As a nationwide action day, it took place on Saturday 23 June 2018 for the first time. On this day, local initiatives in many places held public events and actions to make clear: Together we said no to the alleged lack of alternatives!
We wanted to show concrete scope for action and alternatives to the capitalist growth society, because a good life for all is possible! Criticism of and alternatives to the status quo can take many forms: be it a public debate with degrowth activists, a bicycle tour to a local CSA farm (Community Supported Agriculture), a visit to the next Repair Café, a demonstration in front of a coal power plant… you can decide!
You can find a list of all actions and events here (unfortunately, in German only).
The Good Life for All Day also took place as a run-up event for the international Degrowth Conference in Malmö in August 2018
What do we mean by a “good life for all”?
A good life for all requires a way of doing business and a form of society that aim at the well-being of all people and fellow creatures and protect the ecological basis of life. This can only be achieved by a fundamental change in our current mode of living and production as well as a comprehensive cultural change. For us, the values of such a society include mindfulness, deceleration, solidarity and cooperation in order to make possible a self-determined life in dignity for all. As necessary further steps we see among other things a careful handling of resources, the orientation towards sufficiency and a reduction of production and consumption in the Global North. We also need to develop more democratic forms of decision-making to enable genuine political participation, and to reduce global structures of domination and exploitation, such as racism, sexism and neo-colonialism, so that everyone can actually participate in the good life. Such an approach is also called degrowth or post-growth.