In caring economies, people are able to take care of themselves, each other and the planet.

 

We contribute to the creation of concepts and good practices of caring economies at local and international levels.

Transformed systems do not spring up in a vacuum. They emerge out of a larger social, cultural, political, ecological, legal and technological context. We need a profound understanding of the larger setting. By transforming the context, we build the foundations for new, inclusive economic systems, that concurrently protect nature’s life-support systems and enable well-being for all.

 

Ecosystem Restoration

Did you know that three quarters of our Planet's land is degraded? Degradation is exacerbated by unsustainable agricultural techniques. But it is possible to restore degraded land. That's where Ecosystem Restoration Camps come in: they can rewild that land and return it to nature. 

Ecosystem Restoration Camps Foundation will provide 1 million people with a transformative experience at an Ecosystem Restoration Camp by 2030. You can be part of this movement by volunteering at a camp or becoming a supporting member.


 

Imagine your Future

Uganda Rural Development and Training programme (URDT) was established in 1987 to enable the people of Uganda to build up their own capacity. At the heart of the programme is the thought that education is critical for rural transformation. 

The central focus of the URDT and ARU ’s training programmes has been for people to understand that they are key to their own development and community transformation. Their programmes ensure long term impact and sustenance of the planet and its people.

Investing in Regeneration

Regenerative Agriculture can help heal our Planet: but financing often stands in the way.

 

Our support enablesd co-hosts Koen van Seijen (Investing in Regenerative Agriculture and Food podcast series) and Benedikt Bösel (a regenerative farmer) to produce a podcast seriea podcast series aimed at asking leading practitioners with experience in financing regenerative agriculture, how they would approach the challenge and opportunity of helping transition regenerative farmers faster.

Universal Basic Income

Imagine a world with equal economics: this can be achieved through adoption of  a 'Universal Basic Income' (UBI). This is a periodic cash payment unconditionally delivered to all on an individual basis, without means-test or work requirement.

 

A UBI enables people to live in dignity. 

​We support ongoing research and promotion of a universal basic income through partnering with global network, the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN)

Center for Partnership Studies

Center for Partnership Studies (CPS) is led by acclaimed social scientist Riane Eisler and was founded to catalyze movement towards partnership systems on all levels of society through research, education, grassroots empowerment, and policy initiatives.

 

CPS’s programs focus on promoting human rights and nonviolence, gender and racial equity, childhood development and finding index metrics that demonstrate social wealth next to economic wealth.

Care for the earth, everyday.

Taking care for our planet doesn't have to be always about the big things: it can start with you, your friends and your community. Our support for everyday.earth puts this into practice.  

 

Everyone can be(come) an involved citizen. everyday.earth engages people on grassroots level. Involve citizens, businesses, associations and local government in your ideas to improve where you live. The purpose of everyday.earth is to create a world that works for each one of us, empowering us to create a worldwide caring society.

Inclusive Leadership

We partner with Faith in Leadership in order to create a diverse family of faith leaders equipped to lead inter and intra-faith initiatives for the benefit of all. 

 Across the globe, faith leaders have authority and influence beyond many of their secular and political counterparts.

Faith in Leadership harnesses the power within our faith communities by bringing all walks of religious life together: learning from each other and improving their leadership skills, so that they go back to their communities as better leaders 

Caring Time Bank

Zeitpolster - literally translated as 'time-cushion' is a caring- exchange network, based in Austria. In exchange for offering help and support to older or disabled people who need help with caring tasks such as gardening, shopping, or even just companionship, a member can build up time credits in exchange for offering help, that they can then trade in for care, when they need it. 

By partnering with this social business we see the potential economic systems that put our ageing society at their heart. 

Circus art as a tool to empower children

Through partnering with the Mobile Mini Circus Children, (MMMC) we are supporting a growing network of children as leaders.
 

Circus art is a tool for transformation - it develops discipline, creativity and artistic impression. Through the use of child-led games and learning circus skills - children learn to overcome trauma and develop essential social skills and capacities, allowing the children to take on responsibility, blossom and grow.

Love each other, love the earth, let money be at the service of these two

Phil Kingston

Mustardseed Trust

London W8 7QT, UK

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