Regionalizing of ecology and economy
Globalized supply chains are unecological and unnecessary.
You can’t have an adequately provisional economy within one town or one state, but you can within a bioregion.
We should take steps toward regionalizing economics.
Community Land Cooperatives (CLC’s) can remove parcels from the capitalist market and become a key element of the process of building the new society within the shell of the old:
The Community Land Cooperative model has advantages over the Community Land Trust:
From the latter:
Members could also opt to buy equity shares to fund property acquisition and improvement. Equity shares are the engine that make this model run. Community-based equity means CLCs don’t have to appease funders for grant money to buy property, and don’t have to go into debt to finance property development either. Still, the CLC would need a lot of investors to be able to pay cash for property. For this reason, Ecovillagers Alliance proposes that all neighborhood-level CLCs within a region operate as subsidiaries of a regional cooperative that non-residents can also participate in by buying equity shares.
If we add the bioregional idea to “neighborhood-level CLCs within a region operate as subsidiaries of a regional cooperative” we’d have a robust vision of social change. Long-range, the bioregional entity becomes sovereign.