Before creating a new local group, coalition or network, we recommend you consider the following three things:
1. connecting with other members of the DEAL Community who are in your location, and learning more about what’s already happening where you live. Find members near you
2. whether there are any existing like-minded networks that are already in a position to mobilise around these ideas such as Transition Network
, WEAll Hubs
and Extinction Rebellion
3. whether you are able to dedicate the time and energy required to both create and sustain an effective and dynamic new network.
If, after considering these things, you would still like to create a new local group, we’d love to hear from you
! We’ll then arrange a call to discuss the name of your group, along with the criteria for creating new groups, coalitions and networks.
Considerations for the name of your group:
- We ask that you choose a name that doesn’t include ‘DEAL’ or ‘Doughnut Economics Action Lab’ because this is Doughnut Economics Action Lab: a global community that everyone is invited to join.
- We're conscious that the name of a group has the potential either to communicate that it is a part of a movement mobilised around the ideas of Doughnut Economics in a particular place, or to accidentally communicate that it is Doughnut Economics for that place. For example DonutEconomicsNetworksParis.org sounds like part of a movement whereas DonutEconomicsParis.org sounds as though it is Doughnut Economics for Paris. We therefore ask that you don’t use the name “Doughnut (or Donut) Economics [place name]”.
- We have protected ‘Doughnut Economics’ and ‘Donut Economics’ with trademarks. We’ve done this to make sure that this term is always used with integrity and is not misrepresented or watered down.
Considerations for the principles of a group in practice:
- We ask that you follow the Doughnut Principles of Practice, in particular, you should aim to be a network that is transformative for any member organisations (Principle one) and not one that is subject to greenwashing.
- We ask that your work and network is non-profit, non-commercial, open and inclusive. All individuals who are aligned with the goals of Doughnut Economics should be able to join.
We hope these boundaries help to unleash our collective creativity, much like the boundaries of the Doughnut itself. And in the spirit of learning and improving together, we may need to adjust these rules in the future. Updates will follow in our newsletters. If you already have suggestions that you think can help, please do not hesitate to contact us