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WEAll has added an exciting giveaway to our ongoing #WEAllGive fundraising appeal.

Until 20th December, all donations over £50 will be entered into a draw to win special bespoke prizes.

  • Donations between £50-£99.99 will be entered into the draw to win signed copies of The Economics of Arrival by Katherine Trebeck and Jeremy Williams, or A Finer Future by L Hunter Lovins, Stewart Wallis, John Fullerton and Anders Wijkman.
  • Donations of £100 or more will be entered into the draw to win a bespoke webinar or coaching session with members of the WEAll Amp Team and WEAll Ambassadors.

Donate here now to be in with a chance of winning

Why is WEAll fundraising?

We need resources to continue and accelerate our work in order to meet the demand for wellbeing economy ideas and solutions.

We also need a broader funding base to ensure our ongoing sustainability: that’s where you come in.

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Since WEAll (the Wellbeing Economy Alliance) launched in spring 2018, the organisation, the network, and the idea of a wellbeing economy have been going from strength to strength.

People are hungry for an economic system where nobody is left behind, and to learn about the pathways that will get us there.

The team coordinating WEAll calls itself the Amplification (Amp) Team because our purpose is to amplify the amazing work that’s already happening around the world to transform economies. We’re a small team with big ambitions.

Those ambitions are shared by more people every day – and we need more funds to keep up with that momentum.

WEAll is asking for public donations for the first time so that we can:

  • Meet the demand for practical change by developing and promoting the knowledge base for what a wellbeing economy is and how we get there
  • Continue connecting and amplifying the movement for a wellbeing economy, growing our broad membership base which already includes over 100 organisations
  • Develop a new economic story to underpin the change we all need, ramping up the work of our narratives groups around the world
  • Cultivate new and existing place-based hubs and the thriving Citizens network – connecting individuals anywhere to the wellbeing economy movement
  • Deliver projects with our members to take tangible steps towards economic system change

To date, WEAll has been fortunate to receive funding from individual donors and foundations. However, by itself, we know that to be necessary but not sufficient if we are to continue to drive our work forward.  We need to diversify and expand our funding base.

That’s why we’re launching the first ever WEAll fundraising campaign: asking everyone who believes in the need for a wellbeing economy to contribute and help make it happen.

WEAll is about being greater than the sum of our parts – and a large number of modest donations is our ideal funding scenario.

By donating what you can, you’ll be supporting WEAll’s ongoing work and our future expansion. More importantly, you’ll be demonstrating the demand for and commitment to economic system change.  Monthly donations would be very welcome as they enable us to plan into the future.

We all deserve an economy that works for people and planet. The WEAll team is working hard to make this vision a reality: donate today to be part of it.

Back in January, Rethinking Economics and Doughnut Economics got together and launched a competition based on the ‘seven ways to think like a 21st century economist’ set out in Kate Raworth’s book Doughnut Economics. The challenge that they threw down was this:

The judges were amazed and delighted to receive over 250 entries across three categories – schools, universities, and everyone else – covering a very wide range of themes. You can find out more about all 250 ideas and what happens next with them on the Doughnut Economics site here.

And the winners are…

‘Everyone Else’ winner – (WEAll member!) On Purpose with their short video ‘From Business Case to Systems Case’
School winner – Presence Tse with her video ‘From Division of Labour to Cohesive Partnership’
University winner – James Legg-Bagg with his video ‘Legal Rights for Nature’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-DZfl9pwUM&feature=youtu.be

Are you interested in nature and in writing about nature? Do you think nature writing can help us understand more about environmental threats from habitat loss to climate change—and inspire people to take action on them? And what does ‘nature writing’ have to say about sense of place, community and the good life? Are there aspects of our relationship with our environments that nature writing has neglected?

If you’re excited by the new wave of nature writing over the past two decades, CUSP hopes you will want to submit your work as a potential contribution to a forthcoming publication: Nature Writing for the Common Good.

They’re looking for unpublished authors who can offer new perspectives on our relationships with the natural world and the ways in which these can be re-imagined, changed and sustained for the common good.

This is a project led by CUSP, the Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity, an international research partnership funded by the Economic and Social Research Council—engaging people, politics, business and NGOs across the UK and beyond.

This collection of short pieces will use nature writing to explore environmental and social challenges facing Britain and the world today. It hopes to harness the power of good writing about nature to help us understand our relationship with the natural world—and to motivate change.

While nature writing is hugely popular in the UK—as a visit to most bookshops would suggest—it is also open to criticism as tending to be nostalgic, concerned mainly with certain types of landscape, and dominated by a well-established set of authors and themes—with a paucity of writers who are of colour, working class or women.

Given the vast challenges posed by climate breakdown, threats to wildlife, changes in farming, pressures of many kinds on the land, nature writing is entangled with difficult and far-reaching political, economic and social issues. We hope to see entries that engage with this complexity.

We’re looking for nature writing—from anyone yet to be published—that can open up new perspectives on the state of our relations with land, wildlife and one another, and help us to see engagement with nature, often profound and individual, as part of a ‘common good.’ We want to include a wide variety of contributors, landscapes and types of writing.

Call for entries

The competition begins on 15th April 2019 and the closing date for submissions is 17th June 2019. We welcome contributions up to 2,500 words. The genre is ‘essay’—but this can include many non-fictional approaches—including a work of reportage, a memoir—and we are looking for innovative ways of reflecting on our connections with nature, place and other creatures. The winners will be published in an open-access online collection by CUSP. We are developing plans for a later print publication and further rounds of calls, including possibly taking a selected new author to publication of their first book.

Entries will be shortlisted by Kate Oakley and Ian Christie. Our final judging panel for pieces to be included in the collection comprises well-known authors and environmental writers Madeleine BuntingJessica J LeeLouisa Adjoa ParkerRichard SmythKen Worpole and CUSP Director Tim Jackson. We look forward to your submissions!

Guidelines

  • The competition is international in scope and open to all—but essays must be written in English and unpublished for the duration of the competition.
  • We are seeking to support authors who are unpublished yet in print up to and during the competition. We especially welcome submissions from writers of disadvantaged communities. Entries are invited from all age groups.
  • The length of the essay should not exceed 2.500 words.
  • For conceptual background on New Nature Writing, please see the project introduction by Ian Christie and Kate Oakley.

Get involved here: https://www.cusp.ac.uk/themes/a/naturewriting/

WEAll Ambassador Kate Raworth has launched a competition with Rethinking Economics looking for the 8th Way to Think Like a 21st Century Economist.

Kate Raworth’s book Doughnut Economics: seven ways to think like a 21st century economist proposes seven mindset shifts to make economics fit for addressing this century’s challenges. But many other shifts are needed too so, in order to explore them, we decided to launch a competition based on this challenge:

They’ve got a fantastic panel of economic re-thinkers who are ready to review your entries and select the very best as winners. So get rethinking!

Find out more about the challenge and submit your idea here.

Deadline Friday 12 April at midnight UK time.