Our system dynamics are in need for innovative transformations:
LINEAR TO CIRCULAR, EFFICIENT TO EFFECTIVE
and from CONTROL TO SUPPORT.
e-Transferium is an activation strategy for cooperation
with the ability to sustain and face those challenges!
This story telling guidance tool can help us to even better define our vision and mission. Notice that this is one story, based on our experience within sustainability and cradle to cradle projects. The model is adaptable to any project.
From a general point of view on our world, this is the story, why we as human kind need to act differently.
Starting our story with Planet Earth (1) and a general goal to build and have a save and healthy Future (14) for current and future generations we first define what we’ve got. We have a planet that provides us with a viable System (2) that makes it possible for us people as a species to live. The planet is also a market (13) place where we use all its natural elements to meet our needs. The question at hand is if the system can meet and handle the constant growing request of a constant growing population.
Lucky for us we have a conscious (3) and we can relate, come to reason, show compassion, learn and discover and therefore also have education (12). Although part of Nature (4), we really distinguished ourselves and as Humanity (5) became a civilization. With globalization and multicultural (10) cities or industrial regions we see us now faced with huge ecological (11) challenges. Good for employment (6) and therefore good for an industry (9) that will have to adept to the changes that will eventually lead towards a third industrial revolution. Because our intention (7) with all human activity will have to change and become an ever more beneficial and functional activity to help the Planet sustain the ability to provide us with a viable system, we need to Become Native (8) to the Planet (1).
If we look at the vertical relationship of the elements (8 and 2) we will see that when we would start with the intention to become Native to the planet we will have to follow and integrate our manmade systems into supportive integrated systems that are inline and in harmony with the natural system. We would need for the Industry to grow a conscious (9 and 3).
What we have defined as Culture is by far not how cultures developed in early years, where the relation to the natural local environment was one of the keystones of how beliefs, tradition and certain rules came to be of importance in the existence of tribes, communities, civilizations. Our relation to nature is much more one of leisure, vacation or an occasional walk on a sunny Sunday morning. We will have to learn the true cultural meaning and effect of restoring and renew our relationship with nature (10 and 4).
While we have made Ecology into Economy, and especially in those places where we take the Earth’s raw materials and or ship our waste to, we see what is left of our humanitarian beliefs (11 and 5).
Educational programs will have to change what automatically will support a next generation with a new (naïve) natural intelligence and biosphere supportive, effective form of Employability (12 and 6).
Last but not least we will have to make sure that the market, a global market, grows to understand that locally we will have to create and support regional economies as integrated ecosystems that are in line with a global intention of becoming native to planet again (13 and 7).
In short the story tells us that we as human beings, as a species with a conscious, learned and developed language; A,B,C… We learned how to count, resulting eventually in 1,2,3… But those developments and discoveries put together did not bring us any further than B. A simple system, with a focus on Business, only for the business of making profit and meanwhile exhausting our natural environment, our nature, and the world we (still) live in, a system provided by planet Earth.
Yes we developed language: ABC…
We added the ability to count from 1 to 2 to 3..: ABCCOUNT
But with a poor vision of only the B of making Business we lost track of the ABILLITY to discover and explore the world, its natural system and discover all possibilities to actually learn from nature. It leaves us with the question of who is to be held A(B)CCOUNTABLE? Next generations?
Naïvely we believe that things need and can be done now. Though step-by-step the tool will bring every step into an integral and supportive connection with a clear focus and shared goal. It will make all stakeholders aware of their role and will make visible their expertise as an important value in developing towards ambitious and realistic goals.
Imagine a future!
Create your own!
Innovate & Evoke
Face the challenge!