All over the world people are stepping forward to create the lives they want and the communities that nourish them. Our NewStories Action Lab is an open space supporting some of this work with the stories of real work in the world feeding back into our wider web. Sometimes we are an incubator for a special project. In other cases we are the fiscal and organizational base for important efforts. We stay in relationship with partner organizations in different parts of the world, providing them with a US base.
In our Two Loops model, sometimes this work is on the declining sweep of the first loop, creating shift in old systems and other times it is pioneering new initiatives building a new now. In both cases, we name, connect, nourish and illuminate them.
We are on a mission to implement and support end of life care in prisons. The need is growing in a crisis manner as there is a huge aging prison population and in most prisons there are no hospice programs in place, leaving at worst, the inmate to die alone in great suffering, or at Read post
Through story, music, interactive media and live theatre, the team at DreamRider Productions create inclusive, meaningful, and full-throttle experiences that children adore and that instil positive environmental and social values in their hearts – and in their actions. After experiencing DreamRider programs, kids feel energized, happy, and eager to put into practice what they have Read post
Known by many names – Transition Towns, Post-Carbon, Thriving Communities, Bioneers, Sustainable Communities – it all comes down to questions about how we live well with each other on this small and beautiful planet. TRCC is a field where many are sharing practice. Read post
Work done at the subtle level often has a more immediate and more powerful impact than our direct work in the materials world. The Gaiafield project is an ongoing exploration of subtle activism practices, theories and applications. Read post
This is the micro-region that is home to New Stories. It is one of the world’s many vibrant eco-systems. What’s needed now if we are to create a network of thriving resilient communities throughout the region? Read post
Kufunda Learning Village has grown up during the years that Zimbabwe has fallen apart. It has been a living example of how people come together, use their own resources, ask for help they need, and build thriving resilient community. New Stories has been a partner since the beginning. Read post
Thrive Napa Valley is helping to build resiliency in the region by shining a light on our communities’ success stories by connecting social innovators to one another and by promoting the most effective sustainable practices from around the world. Read post