"We are the founders of Proud2Be Project, a social enterprise set up to encourage all lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people to be proud of who they are. We are identical twin brothers and we are both proud gay men. We grew up in a rural village knowing that not only were we different from the majority but our difference to many was an unacceptable part of ourselves..."
Food and wellbeing are linked in many ways; from the simple nutritious pleasure of eating a fresh apple, to the vital income which that apple represents to the farmer who grew it. In recent years too many people have become disconnected from local food and farming, understandably attracted to the low costs and easy availability of globalised supermarket offerings. In Totnes we are fortunate to be surrounded by small scale growers, but these producers don’t always have the resources or time to find new customers. Local people may want buy more local food, but they can be put off by expectations of high costs and inconvenience.
Welcome to a Not-For-Profit World, a world in which all businesses exist to meet social needs rather than earn private profits. Researchers at the Post Growth Institute are busy writing about how this vision for the future is becoming a reality and how we can all help move this transition along. The book is called “How on Earth: Flourishing in a Not-For-Profit World by 2050”.
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