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This article focuses on information specific to United States community action. See Towards sustainable economies for a topic overview.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Networks[edit | edit source]

Data Commons Cooperative, membership is made up of mission-driven organizations that are organizing toward a more just and equitable economy.

Grassroots Economic Organizing

How to's[edit | edit source]

  • How to Start A Worker Co-op, July 27, 2011, Shareable

Legal resources[edit | edit source]

Research[edit | edit source]

Video[edit | edit source]


more video:

Green Jobs Day of Action in Washington DC, on youtube

Other resources[edit | edit source]

Community currencies activism[edit | edit source]


Commons Currency Project, Imagining a Great Lakes Commons Currency

TimeBanks USA

Reduce, reuse, repair and recycle[edit | edit source]

Drop Box Finder - Book Donation Map of America - - The Swap-o-matic - US Composting Council - Post-Landfill Action Network, national movement of student leaders working towards a world without waste. - GrassRoots Recycling Network - The Repair Association - The Truth About Plastic

News sources: Northeast Recycling Council Blog

Sharing[edit | edit source]

Pets to Share - City Dog Share


Cohousing Association of the United States, site includes a Cohousing Directory


Creating Cohousing, Building Sustainable Communities, by Kathryn McCamant & Charles Durrett,
How To Start A Tool Library (or any other type of Lending Library), Share Starter
Local Tools, rental and tool library software


Find an Existing Tool Library,


S400: Bringing Community to the Micro-level – The Opportunities of Urban Cohousing, 2012 March 5,

Social inclusion[edit | edit source]

Strike Fast Food, Low Pay Is Not OK - We Are Visible, empowering the homeless via social media

Sustainable livelihood[edit | edit source]

Caring Economy Campaign


Resilience Circles are small groups where people come together to increase their personal security through learning, mutual aid, social action, and community support.

News and comment


Mar 26 The benefit workers want most is less work[1]


Feb 17 Can We Earn a Living on a Living Planet?[2]

News and comment[edit | edit source]


Guaranteed Income Increases Employment, Improves Financial and Physical Health, Mar 3...[3]California news

Racism in finance has sparked a grassroots response. Meet the Boston Ujima Project. Jan 5...[4]Massachusetts


Accessible local alternatives to Amazon Prime, Apr 23[5]


"Funky around the edges, humanly fermented, alive". How the Park Slope Food Coop makes a commons (and great produce), Jan 13...[6]New York City news


Grassroots democracies form North American coalition, Oct 23[7]

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Cooperative bookstore launches in Hamtramck, Michigan, Jul 26[8]


Basic income experiments: Silicon Valley's Y Combinator Research has completed a feasibility study in Oakland, California, and is now finalizing the design of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) that is to involved 3,000 participants in two US states, Oct 19[9]

Niki Okuk on Cooperative Economics in African-American Communities, Sep 20[10]


Bay Area Nonprofit Project Equity Transforms Businesses Into Worker-Owned Cooperatives, Apr 17...[11]California news

Austin Council Votes to Boost Worker Cooperatives, Apr 18...[12]Texas

Why AnyShare is the First 'Complete' Cooperative in the US, Mar 21[13]

This Co-op Gives Formerly Incarcerated People Jobs and Community, Feb 1[14]


Another World Emerging? Well, Maybe. Oct 15[15]

It Takes an Ecosystem: The Rise of Worker Cooperatives in the US, Jul 16[16]

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External links[edit | edit source]

  • Humanity Forward, non-profit organization created by Andrew Yang W, dedicated to promoting the ideas he campaigned on during his run for President in the 2020 election, such as UBI and data privacy. The non-profit will also seek to engage and activate new voters while supporting like-minded down-ballot candidates, following the model of the pro-Bernie Sanders 501(c)4 Our Revolution. Yang also announced that the organization would give away $500,000 in UBI to the residents of a (currently unspecified) town in New York to demonstrate the benefits of UBI. W added 14:12, 8 March 2020 (UTC)
  • The Democracy Collaborative added 10:51, 12 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy
  • Democracy at Work Institute
  • Green for All, an organization whose stated goal is to build a green economy while simultaneously lifting citizens out of poverty. W
  • New Economy Coalition
  • U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network (USBIG)
  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation, US non-profit community development financial institution (CDFI) that supports community development corporations in 30 urban areas and dozens of rural areas in the United States. LISC's development strategy, launched in 2007, is called Building Sustainable Communities (BSC). LISC's programs are designed to meet BSC's five goals:
  1. Expanding Investment in Housing and Other Real Estate
  2. Increasing Family Income and Wealth
  3. Stimulating Economic Development
  4. Improving Access to Quality Education
  5. Supporting Healthy Environments and Lifestyles W

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