New Economy Organizations In Your Area
The Business Alliance For Local Living Economies is a national network that envisions and supports a global system of human-scale, interconnected local economies that function in harmony with local ecosystems to meet the basic needs of all people, support just and democratic societies, and foster joyful community life. See their full list of robust regional networks at http://bealocalist.org/localist-champions.
The American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA) is a non-profit organization helping communities launch and successfully operate an Independent Business Alliances and “Buy Local” campaigns. Learn more and check out their local partners at http://www.amiba.net.
The Transition Town movement is comprised of vibrant, grassroots community initiatives that seek to build community resilience in the face of such challenges as peak oil, climate change and the economic crisis. Transition Initiatives differentiate themselves from other sustainability and "environmental" groups by seeking to mitigate these converging global crises by engaging their communities in home-grown, citizen-led education, action, and multi-stakeholder planning to increase local self reliance and resilience. They succeed by regeneratively using their local assets, innovating, networking, collaborating, replicating proven strategies, and respecting the deep patterns of nature and diverse cultures in their place. A list of US Transition Town groups can be found at http://transitionus.org/initiatives-map.
The US Federation Of Worker Cooperatives is a national grassroots membership organization of and for worker cooperatives, other democratic workplaces, and the organizations that support the growth and continued development of worker cooperatives. Information on their regional groups is available at http://www.usworker.coop/regional.