Credit: Ashish KothariThe value of these alternative ways of living goes far beyond their resilience during relatively short-term upheavals like the pandemic, however. Many experiments in alternative currencies and economies based on trust and local exchanges are underway. In many parts of the world, workers are seeking to control the means of production: land, nature, knowledge and tools. Tens of thousands of “territories of life” are being governed by Indigenous or other local communities, for example. Another is a program for regeneration and conservation of ecosystems, led by Indigenous peoples and local communities.