24.09.2020
Taking Back Control: The Future of Public Services

Contrary to decades of received wisdom, reversing privatisation can result in more accessible, accountable and cost-effective public services.

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24.07.2020
Communities Can Lead Europe’s Energy Transition

With the right support from governments and the EU, communities all over Europe can be at the heart of a sustainable energy system.

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01.09.2015
Urban Gardening in Greece – A New Form of Protest

Guerrilla gardening and local consumer-producer networks are redefining life in today’s Greek cities. While the crisis has shifted politicians’ attention away from the climate, “transition and recovery movements” work hard to keep the environment on the agenda.

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16.04.2015
Sharing is Not Always Sharing

At first glance, sharing initiatives would appear to be important elements for building an economy based on solidarity and sustainability. Yet, these different models of sharing do not generate the same societal and financial return. Some of them, such as Uber, are forms of ‘sharewashing’. In fact, Uber’s business model, financed by Goldman Sachs, is at the polar opposite of sharing.

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01.03.2013
Food Without the Go-Between

Food cooperatives are a way of ensuring a supply of local and socially sustainable food. However the barriers to their development should not be underestimated, including opposition from middlemen who have the most to loose. Looking at experiences in Brazil, Poland and the US, Katarzyna S?oboda charts a way forward.

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01.03.2013
Another Food System!

The food revolution is a cultural and social revolution, claims the Editorial Board of the Green European Journal, who introduce its fifth edition.

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01.05.2012
Re-defining Capitalism? A Role for Social Enterprise

As the economic crisis continues, many forces are beginning to question whether capitalism can survive in its current form. In this piece, Finnish Green activist Anne Bland asks whether there is a means of changing how capitalism works, in order to make it more inclusive and supportive of green thinking.

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