Post Growth Ripples: March 2023

How our work is rippling out across the world this month.

Post Growth Institute
Post Growth Perspectives
3 min readMar 20


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Here at the Post Growth Institute, we collaboratively develop ideas, programs, events, and alliances that promote the equitable circulation of money, power, and natural resources in our local communities and global economy. Each month we publish an overview of our key activities and impact through the various pillars of our work.


Our Offers and Needs Market momentum continues with the launch of the next round of Facilitator Training, which began on March 7th. Here are some responses from the opening session’s 35 participants—of whom 85 percent met a possible project collaborator!

I want to cry. This was so beautiful. What a unique way to see people’s humanity

I see this as a virtuous and helpful tool that will make a lot of people feel less alone, less isolated, less desperate.

It makes people feel valuable according to their own terms

This is a totally new tool to connect, and I really like this concept and how we can use it to improve people’s experiences and life.

In addition, April Doner from the Asset-Based Community Development Institute at DePaul University, shared:

I loved the the renewed sense of abundance, possibility, and available goodness, and care that the Offers and Needs Market process reinforced for me. Scarcity thinking is so deeply ingrained, I’m always caught by surprise by tangible evidence of what is abundantly offered by others, when we’re given the opportunity.”

Find out more about the Offers and Needs market, and sign up to join our next public event.

Meanwhile, our Director of Education, Crystal Arnold spoke to An Economy of Our Own about why now, more than ever, it’s important to turn towards one another, and how the OANM is a precious tool for facilitating that kind of connection:


We published our second #postgrowth monthly news roundup across social media:

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And our Executive Director, Donnie Maclurcan, spoke to Daniel Pinchbeck of Liminal News about post-growth futures, the mechanism of money-creation, and de-commodified alternatives.

Donnie also contributed to the Schumacher Center’s 50-year anniversary of Small is Beautiful.

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