- Aug 2023
At best, we will see new forms of collaboration among large numbers of people toward beneficial ends. The most obvious example is the changing nature of responses to largescale natural disasters. Perhaps we will see this spirit of volunteer and entrepreneurial cooperation emerge to address such pressing issues as climate change (e.g., maybe, the Green New Deal will be crowdsourced)
- for: TPF, crowdsource solutions, climate crisis - commons, polycrisis - commons, quote, quote - crowdsourcing solutions, quote Miles Fidelman, Center for Civic Networking, Protocol Technologies Group, bottom-up, collective action
- At best, we will see new forms of collaboration among large numbers of people toward beneficial ends.
- The most obvious example is the changing nature of responses to largescale natural disasters.
- Perhaps we will see this spirit of volunteer and entrepreneurial cooperation emerge to address such pressing issues as climate change
- e.g., maybe, the Green New Deal will be crowdsourced.
- author: Miles Fidelman
- founder, Center for Civic Networking
- principal, Protocol Technologies Group
- Center for Civic Networking
- quote - Miles Fidelman
- collective action
- quote - crowdsourcing solutions
- Protocol Technologies Group
- climate crisis - commons
- polycrisis - commons
- Jul 2023
Civil society is the sector where the power of We thePeople ultimately and properly resides.
- for: collective action, bottom-up, bottom-up movement, M2W, individual/collective
- Civil society is the sector where the power of We the People ultimately and properly resides.
- Consequently, in the fully functioning Ecological Civilization,
- government and business sectors must be
- creations of and
- accountable to
- a civil society of people who embrace
- the rights and
- of their citizenship at all system levels from - the local to - the global.
- We can be citizens of only one locality.
- But we are all citizens of Earth—and the many levels in between.
- This must be acknowledged by any truly democratic system of self-governance.
- May 2022
An Introduction to PLAN E Grand Strategy for the Twenty-First-Century Era of Entangled Security and Hyperthreats
Planetary Boundary / Doughnut Economic Main Category: SOCIO-ECONOMIC: Culture, Education
Although culture and education are chosen as the main categories, Plan E applies to all planetary boundaries and all socio-economic categories as it is dealing with whole system change.
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IPCC AR6 WGIII Chapter 5: demand, services and social aspects of mitigation identifies that up to 45% of mitigation can result from a demand-side socialization strategy and collective action mobilization. This gives us tremendous power of impact to mobilize people. The low hanging fruit can be identified by comprehensive, ongoing, deep, global conversations with the greatest diversity of actors with a common vision collectively searching for the social tipping points, leverage points and idling resources and scaling massively thru the Indyweb as a cosmolocal network (what's light we share, what's heavy we produce locally).
Climate scientist and realist Professor Kevin Anderson has argued for many years that demand side changes are the only solutions that can be implemented rapidly enough to peak emissions and drop emissions rapidly in the short term (next few years), buying time for reneewable energy solutions to scale globally.
The hyper-response takes the viewpoint that, in the context of the enormous amount of work that needs to be done in a short period of time, Earth’s large human population is an asset if it can be effectively leveraged as part of the hyper-response
The billions of ordinary people whose potential as appropriate level change actors has remained untapped. It is a significant reservoir of collective agency, an enormous repository of idling resource. It just needs a compelling enough narrative to lower the threshold to participatory collective action.
- bottom up rapid whole system change
- collective action
- collective agency
- idling resources
- IPCC AR6
- IPCC AR6 Chapter 5
- bottom up collective action
- awaken the sleeping giant
- entangled security
- social aspects of mitigation
- kevin anderson
- PLAN E
- elizabeth boulton
- demand side
- Nov 2021
Social convention, which has for so long worked against us, can if flipped become our greatest source of power, normalising what now seems radical and weird. If we can simultaneously trigger a cascading regime shift in both technology and politics, we might stand a chance. It sounds like a wild hope. But we have no choice. Our survival depends on raising the scale of civil disobedience until we build the greatest mass movement in history, mobilising the 25% who can flip the system.
This is the core philosophy behind Stop Reset Go, but NOT NECESSARILY just in the direction of civil disobedience. To invest only in that is to put all our eggs in one basket that top down actors will be pressured beyond a certain threshold. It may happen, it may not, or it may just take too long. We must diversify and also invest in systematized bottom-up efforts.