No wealth but life: Stop consuming, start participating!

All Day
Nov 19th 2015
How are local, community driven responses to economic, social and environmental problems creating a new economy? How can we transition from competition to cooperation? What can we learn about peace from a systemic perspective? Join us for this practical, fun and participatory event featuring Rob Hopkins, founder of the Transition Town movement, exploring how alternative economic models can impact peace building and create systemic change
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Join us for the launch event of our five part series 'No wealth but life: Is sharing resources the key to peace?' 

Explore how to strengthen your capacity for peace building through new economic models that create systemic change.


Stop consuming, start participating!

How are local, community driven responses to economic, social and environmental problems creating a new economy? How can we transition from competition to cooperation and partcipation? What can we learn about peace from a systemic perspective?

Facilitators:  Amrita Bhohi and Justine Huxley 

Storyteller: Rob Hopkins, Catalyst and Outreach Manager, Transition Network

Rob Hopkins is the co-founder of both Transition Town Totnes and Transition Network. He is a serial blogger, author of The Power of Just Doing Stuff' and he tweets at @robintransition. He previously wrote The Transition Handbook and The Transition Companionand was recently awarded a PhD by the University of Plymouth and an Honnorary Doctorate by the University of West England. In 2012 he was voted one of the Independent's top 100 environmentalists and one of 'Britain's 50 New Radicals'. He is an Ashoka Fellow, a keen gardener and one of the founders of the New Lion Brewery in Totnes and a Director of Totnes Community Development Society, the group behind Atmos Totnesa very ambitious community-led development project.


About the series

All around the world, business, sharing and social value are coming together in new and exciting ways that break the mould of traditional economics. Examples of this include cooperatives, the transition towns movement, and new non-hierachical ways of organising. 

Rooted in social and environmental justice, these new tools and practices foster coopeation and resilience. They are gradually changing the world!

We want to explore these models from the perspective of peace, and bring practitioners of the sharing economy together with community builders in a lively learning experience.

We will be asking:

  • What are these new tools and practices?
  • How do they impact on relationships and social cohesion?
  • How can you apply these ideas to your own work?

​This series of practical and participatory events will focus on five interconnected themes: participatory economics, not-for-profit/social enterprise models, re-inventing organisations, alternative finance and the co-operative and commons movement. 

What will you get out of the series?


  • hear from a leading practitioner in the field
  • learn from practical success story
  • engage in a community case study, where we will try to apply our new insights to a live project or initiative from the audience
  • have the opportunity to think through how that learning can be applied in your own work
  • join in fun activities such as a needs and offers circle and games to embody systems thinking

We invite you to get involved whether you are working in the field of community building, peace-making, new economics, systems change or other! Be a part of a vibrant community of practitioners who can share experiences and support each other to shape their social action in more powerful and systemic ways to promote long term change.

Booking information

You are welcome to attend any single event, however we will give priority to those who register for the whole series of five events.
We are seeking to create a community of practice around this series, and our hope is that a core group of people will emerge who would like  to join us in an immersive enquiry: building up on the themes, practices and tools explored over the four months.

Register here to sign up for all five events, or click the 'book a place now' button at the top of this page to register for this single event only.

Gift economy
This series of events is offered on a gift economy basis. We invite you to register with a £1 token donation. At the event we will make available the costs to us of producing the series, and you'll be invitedt o gift again whatever amount feels appropriate to you. 

Other events in the series

The not-for-profit revolution

Date: December 2nd 2015
How are new models of enterprise impacting the not-for-profit world? How can social enterprise generate peace?

With Jen Hinton (Post-Growth Institute) and Duncan Law (Transition Town Brixton)
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Re-invent your organisation!

Date: January 13th 2016
What does a flexible, harmonius and organic organisation look like? How can we create cultures that make work productive, fulfilling and meaningful? How can our organisations mirror the values we want to see in the world? This event is inspired by the ground breaking book by Frederic Laloux, 'Re-inventing Organisations'.

With George Por (Future Considerations)
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Money, what else is there?

Date: February 17th 2016
How can alternative finance and exchange build community, prosperity and equality? What are the possibilities for alternative models that are more ethical and responsible? Can money be channelled in a different way to serve the real needs of society?

With Brett Scott (The Heretics Guide to Global Finance)
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Is shared ownership the answer?

Date: February 24th 2016
How are the commons and cooperative movements coming together in exciting new ways? Why is the question of owndership so important at this time? How can shared ownership over our resources and organisations build peace?
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