A few month ago we (a group of social/ecological entrepreneurs in Europe) decided to look out for other values driven citizen’s initiatives throughout Europe (and the World). In each of our entrepreneurial environments we had detected many people who address issues such as pollution, climate, social care, ecological care, etc as a personal mission to make a difference in a world of destruction and abuse. The common denominator of all these initiatives is their drive to produce general 4 x WIN (human, societal, ecological and financial) value instead of the mindless old style, speculative and blindly destructive pursuit of just money.
Bringing these innovative entreprises, small and large, together in a platform would show the world that an fundamental and powerful change is happening everywhere.
We needed a name for that overarching platform that represented a new set of genuine values than the old political financial steering that was reigning and destroying the world. We did not want to present a new business entity, nor a new institution, yet a sence of generalized movement that makes the human world turn around into genuine sustainable progress due to the efforts of millions of pioniers. On their own they remain vulnerable, small scale, locally focused, often even sub-critical due to lack of support or opposition of old school power silos.
But together they make a force that changes the world.
A uniting image, representing 400 Million + 1 revolutions, was proposed by one of the partners that goes under the name of Unstitution. Another partner, Youth4Planet, was addressing the youthful generations that already seem to look at reality with different eyes than their ancestors. They are challenged to show their youthview views through video’s, collected in the Earthbeat platform. All these partners had UNITED and found each other in the weekly online gatherings of Sustainocracy.
This is the visual that has been created for the gathering of values driven initiatives. The 400M stands for 400,000,000.– or 400 Million, a large abstract number showing the massive movement that is growing among citizens with an entrepreneurial “can do” attitude. The “+1” refer to each of us who sense to be part of the movement with our own initiative. The circle and word “revolution” established a sense of movement with values driven change as a motoric force for sustainable progress. The word “revolutions” refers to the turning of the wheels, such as the wheels of the bicycles that will travel from Luxemburg to Glasgow to show the world climate conference, COP26, that “It’s Happening”, with or without the political participation.
400 Million and 1 revolutions has a broader motivation than just COP26.
We bring together initiatives interregionally in order to establish dynamic sustainocratic clusters that empower themselves in their results driven focus. Examples of existing interregional cooperative clusters are:
- AiREAS – air quality and regional health
- Earthbeat – video challenge for young generations
- School of Talents and Wellness – participatory learning in the space of Sustainocracy
- Integral Positive Health – healthy neighborhoods, regional small heroes (focus on quality of life through cocreation)
- Unstitution – bringing multidisciplinary clusters together
- STIR – multidisciplinary and multicultural clustering research with the Sustainocratic context of core human values
- Youth4Planet – engagement with primary schools for ecological learning programs and climate awareness
All develop as multidisciplinary platforms that prioritize local human and ecological values. Involved are local citizens, entrepreneurs, science, schools and local governments.
Are you the 1? Or do you know initiatives that need to be part of this? Just let us know and join the network. It is free of charge, as your commitment is worth more than can be expressed in money.