Self-sustaining black communities everywhere, and world peace through home economics.
Walk-to-work, walk-to-shop, walk-to-learn, walk-to-play villages.
Increase village income one household at a time; advance The Age of Climate Crisis with a grassroots
movement for “surthrival in a city of villages.”
Reduce greenhouse gas levels via local living economies by increasing the rate at which neighbor-owned
businesses are created and sustained.
The 8 Principles of Green-Village-Building.
Healing-bonding-organizing, asset-mapping, time-banking, skill-building, and creation of a “green hub in the
‘hood” for sustainable business start-ups.
What’s good for the African diaspora is good for everyone; and what’s bad for the African diaspora is bad for
Conserve or collapse; help is not on the way; nothing trumps self-help; only a whole-system solution can
transform a whole-system problem.
BIG’S 8 PRINCIPLES OF GREEN-VILLAGE-BUILDING™
1- Micro-Saving/Lending Local Currency/Wealth
Each village has its own measures, exchanges, and repositories of wealth.
2- Local Energy Production & Transportation
Each village produces its own energy for heat, light and transportation.
3- Shopping & Waste
Each village supplies all basic goods and services to neighbors, converting waste to wealth in the process.
4- Affordable Green Homes & Gardens
Each village is sustained through jobs-driven development without displacement, providing low-income housing and producing high-quality food through land trust CDC’s.
5- News & Networks Stories & Structures
Each village celebrates its past, present, and future culture through stories in print, digital, and theatrical forms.
6- Village Centers & Borders
Each village is a walkable, self-sustaining whole with perceptible borders, interdependent local ties, global context, organized and in action for self-interest.
7- Health, Education & Welfare
Each village fosters life-long learning through hubs, which are epicenters for green training, development and lifestyle transformation.
8- Green Jobs & Enterprise
Each village circulates its wealth through neighbor-owned businesses which invent, invest, manufacture, and merchandise locally.
BIG’S 12 PROPOSITIONS OF GRANNYNOMICS™