In the face of the mainstream, globalised, and market-driven development model, we advocate sustainable Community Economy alternatives that value the environment, respect the value of labour, and promote creativity of our partners and communities. We support local initiatives on cooperative consumption and community-based production and consumption, exploring economic activities that consider social and ecological goals.
Hong Kong academics and community organisers have been putting Community Economy theory into practice since the millennium. On the whole, these communities tend to be more resilient and creative, and the relationships between people and with nature healthier. The last decade in particular has seen a boom. People with varied backgrounds, such as shop-owners, local producers, and designers, have been nurturing cooperative culture with co-spaces, consumer cooperatives, local markets, and other community-based initiatives. Their work provides valuable experience for our partners.