Introducing inspiring individuals, projects, movements, and organizations

Trade School
Trade School is an alternative, self-organized school that celebrates hands on knowledge and experience. It’s a place to learn with other people who value practical wisdom, mutual aid, and the social nature of exchange. It’s based on the belief that everyone has something to offer. Anyone can teach a class. It runs solely on barter. Money never changes hands.

Service Space
ServiceSpace is an all volunteer-run organization that leverages technology to inspire greater volunteerism. ServiceSpace inspires our inherent generosity to blossom out into small acts of service for the community around us. It’s about changing ourselves, to change the world.

Lilou Mace
WebTV host & author
Lilou has over 20 million YouTube video views and is one of the fasted growing Web TV Hosts globally. Her video interviews and blogs document her life progress as she lives according to the popular Law of Attraction. She has interviewed hundreds of leading spiritual leaders and world influencers.

Charles Eisenstein
Author, public speaker and ‘degrowth’ activist
Charles’s 2011 book Sacred Economics revolves around the theme of how the invention of money, along with the abandonment of the barter system and gift economy has led to alienation, competition and need for an economic system predicated on continuous growth. The book tracks the changes that are already taking place in our economic system.

Mark Boyle
Author – “The Moneyless Man” & “Moneyless Manifesto”
Founder of Freeconomy
Mark Boyle aka The Moneyless Man is a writer and activist best known for founding the online Freeconomy Community, and for living without money since November 2008. Mark writes regularly for the Freeconomy Blog and British newspaper The Guardian.

Anita Moorjani
Author – “Dying To Be Me”
Anita’s fascinating and moving near-death experience in early 2006 tremendously changed her perspective on life, and her work is now ingrained with the depths and insights she gained while in the other realm. She is the embodiment of the truth that we all have the inner power and wisdom to overcome even life’s most adverse situations, as she’s the living proof of this possibility.

Amy Baca Lopez
Artist – Spanish Modernism Painter
Amy makes her way through the world by staying true to herself. She started painting after a trip to Spain where she trekked over 300 miles along the beautiful Camino De Santiago. The spiritual trip slowly filled her world with every abstract expression of love that the Camino planted in her.

Greg Braden
For more than 27 years Gregg has explored high mountain villages, remote monasteries, and forgotten texts to merge their timeless secrets with the best science of today. His 2007 best seller, The Divine Matrix, is now a textbook for college level courses exploring new discoveries of science and our relationship to the world.

Nassim Haramein
Physicist, Founder of The Resonance Project
Nassim’s lifelong vision of applied unified physics to create positive change in the world today is reflected in the mission of The Resonance Project Foundation. Nassim is focused on his most recent developments in quantum gravity and their applications to technology, new energy research, applied resonance, life sciences, permaculture, and consciousness studies.

Buckminster Fuller Institute
R. Buckminster Fuller was a renowned 20th century inventor and visionary who dedicated his life to making the world work for all of humanity. Fuller did not limit himself to one field but worked as a ‘comprehensive anticipatory design scientist’ to solve global problems surrounding housing, shelter, transportation, education, energy, ecological destruction, and poverty.

Arcosanti is an experimental desert community built in the 1970s in the desert of Arizona. It was built to embody the late Italian-American architect, Paolo Soleri’s concept of arcology – the fusion of architecture with ecology, and attempts to use architectural planning to help create a harmonious society while minimizing the destructive impact on the earth.

The Venus Project
The Venus Project is an organization started by self-educated structural engineer, industrial designer, and futurist Jacque Fresco. Jacque’s project aims to restructure society through worldwide utilization of a theoretical design that he calls a ‘resource-based economy’. Those ideas use a version of sustainable cities, energy efficiency, natural resource management and advanced automation with a global socio-economic system based on social cooperation and scientific methodology.

The Thrive Movement
Thrive takes a bold and comprehensive look at what is really going on in the world to engage people in effective solutions. Based on the primary patterning that the universe uses to sustain healthy systems and its use as a blueprint for in the design of sustainable, all-inclusive technologies and social systems, it represents the convergence of science and the evolution of consciousness that is the “code” that is featured in the documentary film, THRIVE, and on this website.

The Zeitgeist Movement
The Zeitgeist Movement is a sustainability advocacy organization which conducts community based activism and awareness actions through a network of global/regional chapters, project teams, annual events, media and charity work. The movement recognizes that issues such as poverty, corruption, collapse, homelessness, war, starvation and the like appear to be “symptoms” born out of an outdated social structure.

Findhorn Foundation
Since 1962, The Findhorn Foundation has been a spiritual community, ecovillage and an international centre for holistic learning, helping to unfold a new human consciousness and create a positive and sustainable future. Through all their activities they put spiritual values into practice and demonstrate new and sustainable ways to live, exploring alternative economic systems among many other methods.

Karma Kitchen
Imagine a restaurant where there are no prices on the menu and where the check reads $0.00 with only this footnote: “Your meal was a gift from someone who came before you. To keep the chain of gifts alive, we invite you to pay it forward for those who dine after you.” That’s Karma Kitchen, a volunteer-driven experiment in generosity.

Yerdle is a mission-driven California Benefit corporation that’s out to help people share with their friends rather than buying things new. Yerdle is a six-person startup with a grand plan: to reduce waste and change the retail economy by getting people to stop buying $200 billion worth of stuff every year.

Heidemarie Schwermer
In her early 50s, Heidemarie decided to see what it would be like to leave her cushy job as a psychotherapist and live money-free, a journey that has been documented in the film “Living Without Money.” Sixteen years later, she hasn’t looked back.

Khan Academy
The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere. It is an educational website created in 2006 by educator Salman Khan, a graduate of MIT and Harvard Business School. The website supplies a free online collection of more than 4,000 micro lectures via video tutorials stored on YouTube, and has delivered over 240 million lessons to date.

Daniel Suelo
Daniel Suelo is an American simple living adherent who stopped using money in the autumn of 2000. His intriguing story has captured the attention of many through his interviews and speaking events across the United States. In Daniel’s recently published biography, “The Man Who Quit Money”, author Mark Sundeen tells the amazing story of how Daniel learned to live, sanely and happily, without earning, receiving, or spending a single cent. It goes directly to the largest questions about how we live and what we have lost in a culture obsessed with money.

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