FIC partners with Gaia Education to provide sustainability focused education tools to the world. This includes offering print and digital books like the Four Keys to Sustainable Communities and the Teacher’s Guide and Youth Activity Guide at the FIC Community Bookstore.
From time to time we also like to share news, happenings, and events that may be of interest to each other’s audiences. Here is more such information, about an upcoming online class!
Just as the Social Design Dimension and Ecological Design Dimension have been thoroughly edited, updated and extended, the Economic Design Dimension has been revised, substantially expanded and re-written to include many of the exciting changes and new developments in this field over the last eight years.
To name just a few examples, we have included new material on the International Alliance for Localization, cryptocurrencies and new complementary exchange media, social innovation, the collaborative and solidarity economy, and how to set up regenerative enterprises. We have also added very practical information on different types of sustainable business models and creative ways to co-design them.
The new version of the economic design dimension
invites students to question their basic assumptions about how the economy works, what true wealth is, and about our capacity to re-design our economic and monetary systems in ways that are more likely to deliver sustainability, create thriving communities and help in the transition towards regenerative cultures.
Similarly to the social and ecological dimensions, the Economic Design Dimension now offers layers of content that allows students to delve deeper into the material should they wish to and have the time to. Many new links to articles and books, websites and a wide variety of shorter and longer videos, animations and documentaries complement the written content and images and illustrations of the curriculum itself.
After the program, students will be able to work more effectively as agents of positive culture change in their communities and regional economies. Their deeper understanding of the structural dysfunctionalities of our current economic, monetary, financial and business systems, along with an up-to-date awareness of the best practical examples and new tools and processes, will give graduates of this course the wherewithal to be effective catalysts of the transition towards increased sustainability.
Whether they choose to co-create a social enterprise or cooperative, work with local governments in regional economic development, start a community project, or share their learning in formal or non-formal education, this program offers important theory and useful practical advise, along with inspiring examples, to enable participants to be part of the change they want to see in the world and drive the urgently needed evolutionary transformation of our economic systems at local, regional and global scales.
This is your chance to be part of the new story of prosperity; join in to start redesigning our economies now.