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An Economic Commons for the Stewardship of Economies, Ecologies, and Societies

Inter-Generational Equity is a timely economic framework to inform new market strategies in resilience, adaptation, and healing justice.

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An economic commons would enable communities and companies alike in building the capacity to respond to global challenges with ease, grace, and coherency. With this digital flow chart and ledger, transactions of diverse equity would be broadcast as an expression of compassion through the very infrastructure of our interdependence. As a holistic exchange model, it uses an economic framework around Inter-Generational Equity as the premise of exchange in the emerging stewardship of economies, ecologies, and societies. Inter-Generational Equity (IGE) is the formal recognition and protection of healthy soil, clean air, pure waters, and original living codeces of DNA. This system suggests that no new technologies are necessary but simply a new synthesis of already occurring ones. Of these are namely: visual data, agreement field, social media, phone app, online cloud, local kiosks and responsible AI. These technologies are the hardware. The software is our human agency acting in reciprocity with nature and with mutual engagement towards abundant equipotency.  

This idea is not static but agile in that users are also stakeholders in advancing a new model of checked growth rather than rampant endless growth visible in extractive wealth practices. In nature, the pattern of business as usual is called cancer as endless growth degrades the health of ecologies, limits human potential, and robs future generations of their ability to thrive. With IGE as the primary function and basis of exchange it becomes possible to enact the collective aspiration to resolve and out-model inequality, disparity, and conflict. The framework facilitates the peer-to-peer expression of thriving or restoration in the form of climate resilience, empowering women/girls, emission drawdown, reparations, abundant local businesses, bio-remediation, indigenous rights, cradle-to-cradle production, cooperative business models, dismantling structural racism, demilitarization, and organic food sovereignty. Regeneration can occur and must occur not only in ecologies but between the fabric of what defines our role in this world as humans.   



What is the need are you focusing on?

Facilitating an economic adaptation beyond profit to include profound success and thriving. The system provides the agility to rise to the challenges set forth by Covid-19 in orchestrating a decentralized capacity in orchestrating all needs met in a unified platform. This platform and framework would make it possible using the technology we already have and using the social media dynamics that are already familiar. Specifically, the area in focus is economic adaptation. 

Which type of submission are you sharing?

  • Sharing a pivot idea your organization is considering or could consider

Describe the business pivot or adaptation in 3-4 sentences.

The goal of this system and its set of cultural strategies is to co-create a synergy of ideas that might someday inspire the transparent collaboration of individuals, companies, communities, and organizations anywhere in the world to shift on behalf of a more just and resilient Planetary culture. A diverse Peace movement at the community scale. This system considers how restorative justice and council at both corporate and community scales could become vital to creating a holistic shift in a planetary culture grounded in reciprocity and understanding. An agile culture of ecological-to-social stewardship that evolves relationships, patterns, and systems beyond destructive values to life-affirming values. As a species coming of age, we are in the process of trading our mediocrity for excellence, our cynacism for inspiration, our sense of separation for our experience of community, and our complacency for empowerment.

Do you plan to implement this solution?

  • Yes

Describe the impact that this solution will create in the world.

The objective of this system is to evolve a modern individual's role from a consumer into the role of an experiential and co-creative COLLABORATOR. A collaborator in this context would use an online platform to facilitate the common exchange of equity, skills, culture, wellness, ideas, resources, technology, curriculum, products, and/or services to create a socially and ecologically beneficial planet one person at a time. As a cooperative proposal, the system is designed to facilitate an orderly and balanced avenue of evolution between economic interest and planetary wellness. This means that it only becomes a solution when compassion is an engaged aspect of daily living in communities.

What is the name of your business or organization?

The Regenerative Footprint

What does your business/company do? Whose needs does your business/company address? Who do you serve?

Presently this is a research and development project that is open to collaboration with an appropriate technology company or B Corp for expediting and implementing the further development of its ideas. www.regenerativefootprint.org

What is your profession?

Co-Creative Society Strategist

Where are you located (country)?

United States

Where are you located (region)?

  • North America

What industry is your business/company in?

  • Communications/Visual Design

How many people does your business/company employ?

  • 0-10

How old is your business/company?

  • Less than 1 year old

Which classification describes your organization/business?

  • Concept/I have not yet formed an organization

What kind of stakeholders and partnerships are needed to pursue this solution?

  • Funding- Grants
  • Funding- Loans
  • Funding- Investment
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- NGOs
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Private Sector
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Grassroots/Community Groups
  • We can provide the inception of contract(s) which perform as collaborative agreement fields.

Do you need help building partnerships and finding partners?

  • Yes

If Yes to the above, please share 1-2 sentences describing the specific help you desire.

We need assistance in sponsorship for receiving grants and/or collaboration with entities who have the capacity to implement a beta model for phone app.

What do you think are the main barriers to implementing this solution?

Limited organizational structure, lack of seed funds, and technological budgeting expertise.

If you are currently working on a pivot, what have you learned so far?

Development and research only.

Are you aware of any open source efforts, hackathons or other collaborative efforts related to your solution? Are you participating in these efforts?

We have been sharing this concept(s) and adapting common notions or strategies based on research and feedback.

Website URL

regenerativefootprint.org

Attachments (1)

RegenerativeFootprint_2020.pdf

This is a summary of how this framework and technology would function as an investment strategy for companies and a basis for communities to co-arise in adapting to challenges like Covid-19. By removing money off a pedestal as the only dominant form of exchange, diverse forms of equity can flow freely to redefine our experience of value beyond scarcity and competition towards abundance and collaborative cooperation. More can be found out at www.regenerativefootprint.org

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