Through community economy models, we encourage communities to become more resilient, creative and self-reliant. We work to restore the harmonious relationships among peoples and eventually rebuild the connection between people and nature.
- In rural areas of southwest China, we facilitate communities to reflect on the adverse impacts of the mainstream economy on the foundations of their communities, including ecology, culture and social relationships. We facilitate community activities to consolidate community spirit and cooperation, and to revive and build mutual exchange platforms in and among local communities.
- Through ecological education activities, we facilitate reflection on the mainstream economic development model and explore ways to reduce dependence on that economy. We support exploration on community economy activities that foster cooperation, such as setting up mutual help groups for fathers and community canteens for migrant workers in cities.
- We promote sustainable energy, sustainable consumption and a low-carbon lifestyle, through energy-saving stoves, reuse and recycling of materials, the exchange of second-hand goods at the community level, and more.