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Sweet Songs Collection No. 20: OuiShare

OuiShare is a global community and think and do-tank started in Paris, France in 2012. It was founded to connect people, organizations and ideas around fairness, openness and trust. Its end goals are to provide solutions to complex issues and to share resources and opportunities.

To find OuiShare in your area, click here.

To find out about OuiShare events, click here.

To access OuiShare projects, including a job board, resource sharing and other materials, click here.

For OuiShare knowledge sharing and publications, click here.

OuiShare Magazine.

Sweet Songs Collection No. 19: SOCENT (Belgium)

Dedicated to advancing scientific knowledge on social entrepreneurship and social enterprise, SOCENT is a Belgian initiative currently involving 257 Belgian research teams and 112 international partners. The current research phase covers the period from 2012 to 2017 and several papers have now been published. Research is carried out under 6 main themes:

International partners include Georgia State University, the Carlson School of Management of the University of Minnesota, the Center for Corporate Social Responsibilitiy of the Copenhagen Business School and the European Research Institute on Cooperatives and Social Enterprises.

For more information on SOCENT, click here.

To access published papers, click here.

To access information on current research by theme or institution, click here.

Sweet Songs Collection No. 16 : CRC Research

Community Research Connections (CRC) offers several resources to help communities move toward more sustainable development. The organisation brings a Canadian perspective to climate change adaptation and mitigation and to biodiversity conservation.

Get more information on:

Read case studies, access policy documents, powerful visuals, and a great deal more on this encyclopedic site.

You can also watch a short video in which director Ann Dale shares her vision of sustainable communities on our Sweet Songs Collection page here.

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Sweet Songs Collection No. 15 : The Post Carbon Institute and Resilience.org

Resilience.org, a program of the Post Carbon Institute (PCI) formerly known as Energy Bulletin, covers peak oil and energy, resource depletion and related issues. The site is a great hub for networking and information. It provides clear definitions of the issues, a section for groups engaged in building resilience, as well as user-generated and PCI articles, reports and other resources.

Continue reading “Sweet Songs Collection No. 15 : The Post Carbon Institute and Resilience.org”

Sweet Songs Collection no. 13: Commons Transition

The Commons Transition Platform is an open public forum that favours collaborative endeavours and local projects. Based on a commons-driven perspective, it makes available practical information and policy proposals. Open to all, it is a gateway to a network of people committed to positive change at the local, national and international levels. Continue reading “Sweet Songs Collection no. 13: Commons Transition”

Sweet Songs Collection no. 12: Veterans For Peace


There are perhaps no more convincing arguments for peace than those made by the soldiers who have been on the front lines.

Veterans For Peace is a global organization of Military Veterans and allies working to build a culture of peace. Uniquely qualified by their experiences, they share their knowledge of the true causes and enormous costs of war. Founded in 1985 by 10 U.S. veterans in response to the global nuclear arms race and U.S. military interventions in Central America, the organisation now has over 140 chapters worldwide. Continue reading “Sweet Songs Collection no. 12: Veterans For Peace”

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Sweet Songs Collection no. 11: The Transition Network

The Transition Network helps communities all over the world move toward a healthier lifestyle.
The Transition Network helps communities all over the world move toward fossil-free living.

The Transition Network is an initiative started in 2006 by Rob Hopkins and Naresh Giangrande. Over the years, the organisation has developed the core elements of a model that enables communities to move out of the age of fossil fuels toward healthier solutions.

“In our vision of the future, people work together to find ways to live with a lot less reliance on fossil fuels and on over-exploitation of other planetary resources, much reduced carbon emissions, improved wellbeing for all and stronger local economies. The Transition movement is an ongoing social experiment, in which communities learn from each other and are part of a global and historic push towards a better future for ourselves, for future generations and for the planet.”

For more information on The Transition Network, click here or watch a 6 minute introductory interview here, on our Sweet Songs page.

Sweet Songs Collection no. 10: The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (NAPF) works to foster hope and inspiration and to promote active engagement in peace building. One of its main areas of activity is related to obtaining a signed treaty banning and eliminating all nuclear weapons worldwide. The organisation also offers educational resources to help people better understand the issues of peace and the abolition of nuclear weapons.

There are approximately 17,000 nuclear weapons in the world in nine countries: United States, Russia, United Kingdom, France, China, Israel, India, Pakistan and North Korea. Over 90% nuclear weapons are in the arsenals of the United States and Russia.

For more information on The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, click here.

You can also watch a short introductory video here, on our Sweet Songs page.

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