The future of humanity is at stake. Will we utilize resources in a way that serves our mutual survival, or will we plunge down a path that allows only a very few to have access to what we all need?

EDA is forging a path forward that will address the crisis we now face without resorting to violence or any of the past economic systems that have brought us to this impasse.

Together, we can embody the principles, articulate the policies, and advocate for the changes that can lead us into a sustainable future.

This is our moment. Join us!


As a cooperative, EDA is an organization made up of equal members. We encourage active engagement but at the same time acknowledge that all members will determine their own level of participation.

You can be involved in two ways: as a SUPPORTING MEMBER or as an ACTIVE MEMBER.

SUPPORTING MEMBERS are interested in EDA and promoting, following or contributing to its work, but may not want to take part directly.

ACTIVE MEMBERS are a part of the Governing Circle, which also includes anyone who is part of the Action Council, Operations and the Board of Trustees. As an Active Members you can participate in on the Action Council and be part of the Research, Education and/or Advocacy team, vote in the elections for the leadership of EDA, and become part of the decision making process on various organizational matters put forward by the Managing Director and Board of Trustees. And, you can run for office!

To qualify to vote, ratify appointees or take part in referenda, Active Members are obliged to volunteer on the Action Council and have been present at the last two meetings of their department before an action vote, demonstrating that they are current on recent issues.

While all members are welcome to contribute financially to EDA, Active Members are required to pay an annual membership fee of $35.

Please take a minute now to say YES to this call to actively support this bold initiative to positively shape our future.