Culture Quotes

It is possible that the next Buddha will not take the form of an individual.

The next Buddha may take the form of a community, a community practicing

understanding and loving kindness, a community practicing mindful living.

– Thich Nhat Hanh


Ultimately, America’s answer to the intolerant man is diversity.

– Robert Kennedy

Local currencies

Photo of local currency chiemgauerLocal currencies are currencies that circulate mostly locally and at a community level. They work as complementary to an official, legal currency. They are usually accepted by local traders of all kinds, and they give local residents an incentive to shop locally.

As a result, local currencies help a particular community or region strengthen and decarbonize its local economy. They help build community spirit while reducing people’s carbon footprint and improve local resilience.

Gift economy

The gift economy refers to economic activity characterised by offering services and goods to other members of the community without the expectation of monetary reward. Giving things to other people may be based on pure altruism, a wish to gain status in society, the hope of reciprocal gifts in the future or out of a sense of mutual obligation.
A mind map for gift economy

How to Live without buying?

buy nothing project logo before white backgroundBuyNothing offers people a way to give and receive, share, lend, and express gratitude through a worldwide gift economy network in which the true wealth is the web of connections formed between people.


You can start a buy nothing group on any social platform or download their app which they have developed after a growing demand.

How To Start A Seed Library

Community Seed Network logoLike-minded people in communities around the world are offering low-cost or free, local, open-pollinated, pesticide-free seeds. Members borrow seeds, grow plants, and allow a plant or two to go to seed at the end of the season. Those seeds are returned to the library, which will grow 10 of each batch to confirm purity before distributing the rest.

It is called The seed library – a place where community members can get seeds for free or for a nominal fee and is run for the public benefit.