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New Ideas for New Societies

The Summer Foundation strives for a society in which each individual can develop in freedom; has an equal opportunity to think, speak and decide about agreements, rules and laws that apply to him and others; and receives his fair share of what mankind and the earth produce and in solidarity contributes his share as well.. Read more…




Are you looking for ideas on how to set up an innovative company, or how citizens can have a direct say in decisions or would you like to know how fair pricing can work? Check out our Ideas section..


Best Practices

Take a look at our initiatives database to see which companies, banks and other organizations are already putting our ideas into practice.



Latest initiatives

Le Léman

The Léman, Geneva’s local currency, was born in 2015 in Lake Geneva´s region. It is a cross-border currency, based on a living environment rather than on administrative boundaries; with a... more information

Rainforest Alliance

Rainforest Alliance is an international non-profit organization operating in more than 70 countries to conserve... more information

Share The World's Resources (STWR)

Less than one-quarter of the world's people, those who live in the developed countries of both West and... more information

Latest news

Solar Energy Cooperative: Sharing your solar energy with neighbours

23-03-2017 - “Local Solar Energy Cooperatives,” allow consumers to share solar panel energy in their district. read more

The Quiet Community Helps People Living in Poverty to Move Forward

14-03-2017 - Quiet wants to draw attention to hidden poverty by means of the message: “We will solve hidden poverty together.” The Quiet Community tries to... read more

Léman, a local and sustainable currency in Geneva

20-11-2016 - The Léman was launched in 2015 in Lake Geneva´s region. It is a cross-border currency, based on a living environment rather than on... read more

Sardex gives the economy in Sardinia a boost

19-10-2016 - Sardex is a regional business-to-business (B2B) "commercial credit circuit", or "credit club"; a members-only network... read more

Save the democracy: no elections, but randomly chosen representatives

19-10-2016 - Three years ago Van Reybrouck wrote the book ‘Against Elections: The Case for Democracy’, in which he argues that instead of choosing a... read more



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