New Book on Global Stewardship

Edgeryders to write handbook on alternatives to governance

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We're crowdsourcing a book, and we're calling on emergent influencers to lead a chapter that addresses "collaborative stewardship"!

As many social projects and responsibilities decentralize and general populations begin to assume greater ownership of their futures, we strive to mentor, empower, learn from, and partner with thought leaders who are developing new solutions for communities that are losing access to legacy resources previously made available by governments, corporations and large NGOs.

“Global Stewardship on the Edge: The Alternative to Problem-Solving Leadership in Times of Crisis”
is a digital handbook and collection of thought pieces that brings together cutting-edge solution-oriented leadership in areas of open source software, eco-friendly communites, non-transactional economies, urban agriculture/sustainabilitiy, collective intelligence experiments and more.

Examples of Global Stewardship where collaborative solutions will address environmental, political, economic problems

We are hacktivists, artists, writers, social innovators, entrepreneurs, and researchers -- and we're prepared to boost the visiblity of your work through the Edgeryders Influencer Platform.

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Want to author a conference paper? Let's talk!

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About Edgeryders

Edgeryders is a global community of people from different walks of life. What unites us is that we have decided to take personal action against the societal, environmental and economic challenges humanity is facing. Most of us have no access to the resources available to governments, corporations and large NGOs, so we tackle these challenges with what we have: ourselves, our own bodies and minds. Many of us are out to innovate, but not in the sense of making new gadgets. We aspire to a deep societal fix, for tackling the fundamental problems of expanding individual freedom, establishing a fair social deal, crafting an environmentally sustainable society.

We are trying out all sorts of cutting-edge innovation: open source software, eco-friendly communities, non-transactional economies, protest movements, urban agriculture, nomadic lifestyles, mutual emotional support in the face of a tough environment, sharing economies, you name it. Some of the smartest, most generous people you will ever meet showed up on Edgeryders, apparently out of nowhere. Most of us are not wealthy; some are struggling. Everyone finds the time to compare notes, share what we know, and help each other.

Edgeryders started out as a project by the Council of Europe and the European Commission. Upon termination, the community spun it off and built itself a new home on the web. A social enterprise, Edgeryders LBG, has been created to maintain and support the community's infrastructure.

It this sounds interesting, you are more than welcome to join our community. If you want to learn more about the enterprise, click here.