Borderlands Solidarity Economy
RESOURCES

Videos, Articles, and Other Useful Information on Select Economic Alternatives

SOLIDARITY / SOLIDARITY ECONOMY
  • This article provides a useful comparison of the different alternative economic models out there, including the solidarity economy.
  • A thoughtful article on solidarity and privilege can be found here .
  • This is an excellent article explaining a solidarity economy. 
  • An excellent article  discussing how a solidarity economy is built upon sharing power .
  • Read a position paper by United Nation's  Inter-Agency  Task Force on the  Social and Solidarity Economy here
TIMEBANKING
  • A nice article about Do ña Ana Communities United timebank, hOur Time.
  • An informative article on the philosophy underpinning timebanking can be found here .
  • Learn about timebanking and get inspired by watching this trailer for the documentary  Time As Money. This documentary is available for free if you  are an Amazon Prime member.
FAIR TRADE
  • Learn the basics of fair trade , and maybe you'll be inspired to start your own campaign! 
  • A short   video providing an overview of fair trade. 
  • See the progress we are making in turning Las Cruces into a Fair Trade Town by clicking here . Join our efforts!
  • See the progress of El Paso's efforts to become Fair Trade Town by clicking here . Join their efforts
OTHER ECONOMIC ALTERNATIVES
  • Learn about Little Free Libraries by clicking here.
  • Better yet, start your own little free library!  Watch this short 2 minute video to see how easy it is!
  • This site has many great ideas for economic alternatives that center around sharing.
  • A solidarity economy is all about providing solutions to economic issues. Beautiful Solutions is a great resource for learning more about practical activities that are working to solve problems in a democratic and just way.