Bounce Beyond: Call for Next Economy Initiatives

Peter Jones Ecological economics, Social Systems Design

The mission of Bounce Beyond is to accelerate initiatives working to make regenerative, life-centered economies realizable at scale through examples of “next economies” communities. We call these Collaborating Next Economies Communities in Transformation (CoNECTs). Bounce Beyond is an action and learning community of CoNECTs and people with deep transformations experience. We currently sponsor and support four CoNECTs. Through June 15 we have decided to hold an open call to identify and potentially select six more Next Economy initiatives for the Bounce Beynd funding and transformation portfolio, that would include: Bioregional localization programs (e.g.Regenerate Costa Rica) New ecological economic plans (e.g. Doughnut Economy projects) Industry groups (such as seafood) or sectors (such as healthcare) planning for real systems change Large-scale SDG initiatives, at the national or regional level Our mission is to demonstrate the potential to make life-centered economies realizable at scale through exemplars of “next economies” communities. Believing that the conventional economy is a key driver of the crises we are now facing and that responding to people’s pressing need for livelihoods in ways that address the crises is critical, …