How a solo experience in nature helped me come to terms with the prospect of death—and this moment of mass extinction.

I lay on my back among the burial mound, the wind in the trees shushing my terrified mind. At first, and for a long time, opening my eyes was too much. I kept them closed and my body still, listening to the birds sing their comforting song. …


Step by step towards a full-circle economy.

Post-Growth Living

This month saw the kick-off of our next round of Offers and Needs Market (OANM) Facilitator Training. Over four weekly sessions, 70 participants from around the world learned how to bring communities together to express their strengths and vulnerabilities in a safe and nurturing space.

PGI team member Emily Malkin…


In a year of changes and challenges, post growth is entering the mainstream.

These middle months of 2020 have highlighted the need for social and economic transformation more than ever before. Our operating system is due an upgrade — and, if you look closely, it’s already happening.

In partnership with Filene Research Institute, Post Growth Institute (PGI) researcher Adam Szymanski-Burgos published an extensive…


In the face of devastation, locals mobilized to coordinate both immediate & long-term security for those most affected by the blaze.

On the morning of September 9th, a grass fire in Oregon’s Rogue Valley was fueled by strong winds and soon turned catastrophic, tearing through the towns of Phoenix and Talent, destroying over 2300 residences — many of which were in mobile home parks housing the elderly and low-income and migrant…


Welcome to the roaring twenties.

I often find myself lying awake at 3am. I know I’m not alone because my Twitter feed is full of new insomniacs. The past few weeks, however, I’ve noticed a difference. The sensations are similar— a pounding heart, lurching stomach and racing thoughts — but the quality of them is…


We’ve been creating and sharing resources to help us through the toughest of times and build resilience for the future.

As the first quarter of a turbulent year draws to a close, here at the PGI we’ve been creating and sharing resources to help get us through the toughest of times and build resilience for the future.

Executive Director Donnie Maclurcan imagined a world beyond capitalist crises for Salon magazine…


When I look back on all this, what will I remember?

Will it be the sound of birdsong ringing out across the otherwise silent city?

Taking long lungfuls of unpolluted air?

Frolicking with the dog on carless cobblestones?

Will I think back to board games played virtually with family abroad…


Humans are hard-wired to react to fear. But we also have a unique capacity to transcend those impulses and find solace in solidarity.

I’m not here to tell you how to feel. I’m not going to quote facts and figures that leave you more confused than when you started reading. I’m writing this mainly for myself, to process the emotional turmoil and arrive at a place of calm. A place where concern and…


Our Content Lead, Natalie, uncovers the best of the region’s activities, accommodation, and cuisine.

Terracotta’s Content Lead, Natalie Holmes, has lived in Berlin for over a decade, and this December returned to her homeland to revisit the scene of her childhood vacations with close family. …


Balancing our right to enjoy the Earth while respecting the environment and our fellow inhabitants.

We’ve entered the era of overtourism. From Fodor’s new “No List” to protests in Barcelona to the Peruvian government’s ongoing battle to limit visitor numbers to Machu Picchu, popular destinations are feeling the strain. …

Natalie Holmes

Humanitarian, writer, yoga teacher, budding urban farmer. Managing editor @ medium.com/post-growth-institute

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