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27Apr/117

Advocates of an RBE

As part of my previous post regarding the Constellation Model, I put out a call to find the various groups and organisations advocating a Resource Based Economy. Either directly or indirectly.
Having done so I no longer classify myself as a Zeitgeist Movement member, but an advocate for the RBE.

Here is the primary list which is still being actively updated (if you have a great description or know where to find a logo, do or don't think an org should be listed then please comment at the bottom or email contact@zeitgeist-info.com). Thank you.

 

Here is the current list :

  1. The Venus Project
  2. The Zeitgeist Movement
  3. Resource Based Economy Foundation
  4. Free world charter
  5. Tromsite
  6. Technate
  7. European Organization for Sustainability (EOS)
  8. Atlas Initiative Group
  9. We World Technologies
  10. RBOSE
  11. Planetary Skin

A detailed explanation of the organisations is below.

== The Venus Project ==

 

 

The Venus Project Logo

The Venus Project Logo

Website : http://www.thevenusproject.com

Description

The creators of the Resource Based Economy concept, Jacque Fresco and his partner Roxanne Meadows.

 

== The Zeitgeist Movement ==

 

 

The Zeitgeist Movement Logo

The Zeitgeist Movement Logo

Website : http://www.thezeitgeistmovement.com/

Description

The movement initially started with the release of the film Zeitgeist Addendum which was created by Peter Joseph. The movement has approximately 500,000 active members and it's activism focuses on explaining the RBE and helping change peoples mindset and values.

 

== Resource Based Economy Foundation ==

 

 

RBE Foundation Logo

RBE Foundation Logo

Website : http://www.rbefoundation.com/
Description

The RBE Foundation (RBEF), was created to gather the resources and project management expertise which will be required when undertaking some of the larger projects which will be required to transition to a Resource Based Economy. Partially due to the fact they were collecting money (one of the many resources which will be required) there was previously a falling out with the Zeitgeist Movement, however they have a strong interest in collaborating with other groups.

== Free world charter ==

 

 

The Free World Charter Logo

The Free World Charter Logo

Website : http://www.freeworldcharter.org/

Description

This is about quickly getting to the heart of one of the RBE concepts. No longer needing money.
A simple and quick way to explain some of the ideas and get people to indicate their interest.

== The Reality of Me ==

 

 

The Reality of Me Logo

The Reality of Me Logo

Website : http://www.tromsite.com/

Description

12 hours of documentary. A comprehensive set of RBE advocating online video materials which work together.

== Technate ==

Website : http://www.technate.eu/

Description

To Be Added

== European Organization for Sustainability (EOS) ==

 

 

EOS Logo

Website : http://www.eoslife.eu/

Description

The European Organisation for Sustainability (EOS) is an autonomous research organization comprised of volunteer members from around the world. It was founded in 2005 and is registered as a non-profit association in Umea, Sweden.

The mission of EOS is to achieve the aforementioned vision with reference to:

  • To investigate unconventional socio-economic and political paradigms, employing scientific methodology as the prime tool.
  • To allow a community for the critical examination and development of the underlying philosophy of present potentially new social, economic and political paradigms.
  • To perform the aforementioned in light of the contemporary challenges of energy availability, climate change, aging population, health and economic disparity.
  • To elucidate means of socially, economically and technically implementing sustainable reforms in a practical and realistic manner.
The ultimate vision of EOS is to employ a solid research and empirical foundation as a means to create an achievable society of sustainability that technically, socially and economically evolves. We have a vision of the future that sees a network of autonomous communities, each forming a sustainable building block for a sustainable society. These communities of about 200 people each  would form parts of an urbanate of about 10 000 people each. These urbanates form our replacement for cities.  We have no fixed design form an urbanate. Instead we have some general principles and expect their implementation should take on many different forms.
NB : Description taken from Technate.

== Atlas Initiative Group ==

Website : http://atlasinitiativegroup.org/

Description

The Atlas City Project is a planned community living in a transitonal RBE (Resource Based Economy) to be built in America as a transitional conception of the ideas proposed by Jacque Fresco of the Venus Project. Project members are currently active working on the manual that will be implemented to build a city that doesn't use money, and make Atlas City a reality. This project invites open source community volunteer involvement, if you are inspired you can learn about our mission and get involved to support this project. All planning will be contained in the manual which will be completed before attempting to implement it. Expertise from all necessary disciplines will be required to ensure we have a sound implementation plan and are well represented in the ACP manual. We do need your help, please get involved!

NB : Description taken from Technate.

== We World Technologies ==

Website : http://www.weworldtech.com/
Description

WE is founded on the idea that we can achieve all we need using non-destructive methods and technologies. Non-destruction is deeply rooted in human being.
WE accordingly aims at creating non-destructive technologies, trusting that astray technical systems will simply vanish when non-destructive ones are at hand.WE introduces a new era, The World Era (WE), in which the World Environment (WE) is paragon.WE aims at launching a number of technologies and methods characterised by: 

  1. Responsible manufacture
  2. Serving essential needs
  3. Easy use
  4. Versatility
  5. Longevity
  6. Large accessibility
  7. Affordability
  8. Safety
  9. Environmental cleanness
  10. Producer disposal

NB : Description taken from Technate.

== Resource Based Open Source Environment (RBOSE)==

Website : http://www.rbose.org/wiki/Main_Page

Description

To Be Added

== Planetary Skin ==

Website : http://www.planetaryskin.org/
Explanation Video(s) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3K990kVLS0

Description

To Be Added

 


If you've read this far then I have a question.

What do you think about using the term "Sustainable Abundance" instead of Resource Based Economy?

 


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Comments (7) Trackbacks (1)
  1. No two cities will be alike, so if your people like it, be the leader they are looking for, show them how to live. Its a nice name, i would go there.

  2. The New Paradigm Community Convergence deserves a look too: http://npcconvergence.net/

  3. Thank you Michael for providing much food for thought,
    As it is, I would prefer the term RBE as an overall umbrella because it has been in use for some time, and by now there are quite a number of people who have been exposed to the name and the ideas/concepts behind it.
    The “Economy’ part however, needs to be very clearly defined and stressed, as the term is commonly strongly associated with the monetary and work force part of the system. We need to reclaim the original Greek meaning of the word which refers to “household”. To me a household isn’t just about dollars and cents and who brings in the income; it means taking care of all the needs , physical, emotional, social, etc. of the household members, and a RBE represents a global household that takes care of all its member within the resource capacity of the Earth. In a sense , the global and national “economic” inequalities are matched by inequalities within “domestic” households, where a lot of unpaid and undervalued work (not counted and incl. in GDP) is mostly performed by women. The latter is just one more reason for me to support a RBE or whatever name we may call such an arrangement in the future.
    Cheers 🙂 Tamara

  4. Sustainable abundance? Sounds logic and i know what you mean. But for the purpose of what “resource-based economy” wants to say i don’t think this is explicit enough. It doesn’t evoke the idea that what it wants to express is a type of societal order or value system, or economic system so to say. Sustainable abundance evokes in my mind also some natural paradise (ie. Madagascar, in my imagination) where there is enough of resources to sustain natural life. But once “un-natural” element such as human specie occur in the environment, the balance can be easily gone. Therefore for now i wouldn’t recommend and adopt the term, although i’m open to more opinions … 🙂

  5. Great list! Thanks for compiling.

    I’d be pretty sure that The Venus Project would not be impressed by this list, and would not like any of these organisations promoting and “corrupting” what they believe is their idea.

    So good job then, that we now have a choice!

  6. don’t you think that a such “opinion” is not what we should out post, as an educated being?


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