On this International Workers’ Day,
I’m sharing my thoughts on how we could create work,
in a society including all.
With hopes to inspire,
The challenge is how we maintain the wonders of nature, allowing nature to support us with its Eco-system, demanding no governance, but proper planning with the use of already existing technology, invested proportionally in poor countries and in rich countries. (1)
The Mega ECO City with Ocean View, Gardens & Rancho. (2)
The Core, dense area on the coast, with a creative industry. Population 15 million.
The Towns, with a population of 300 000 people each, offering cheaper family housing in lovely garden surroundings.
The Rancho, with farming families, around two million people.
The Towns would be in a semi-circle around the Core. Instead of suburbs, cities in their own right. Each Town with an industry, providing service for its own population and for example catering, with produce from the Rancho. With no time during the week, living an intense life, catering serving ecological products would provide lovely meals for the working people in the compact Core. Fairtrade with the Farmers, making sure that the land is well taken care of, with irrigation from CETO, pumping Energy and desalinated Ocean water, in balance with the coastal industries.
Creative industry in the Core, catering from The Towns, tourism and healthcare for example, Farmers on the Rancho providing feedstock and safari, all independently dependent in a
With new population arriving, (3) instead of building suburbs, a new Centre would gradually develop between the Core and the Towns, with infrastructure for water and sanitation ready.
Integration with Shared wealth and equal happiness (4) as standard for all Citizens, where some with a little Land, Water and Cattle are equally happy as those with Ocean view apartment, boat and a creative job. Living in a Biodynamic society where people are no longer poor, and the right to happiness is equal, regardless of material possession. With renewable Energy, on a foundation based on Shared wealth, in balance with Earth’s Eco-system.
Ms. Kowalska’s Pension fund
Scenario: 1/3 of your capital invested into renewable infrastructure in the Core, 1/3 invested in the Towns and 1/3 invested in the Rancho. The investments would develop on a course of 15 + 20 + 50 years.
First period of 15 years: Development of Water and Sanitation with irrigation channels for the Rancho, with renewable Energy in the Core and the Towns. Second period of 20 years: Renewable Energy for the Rancho and development of the new city Centre. Third period: New projects on the foundation from the first and second periods.
Ms. Kowalska: ‘I don’t see how this is secure,
what if the country isn’t safe and developed?’
The bank would provide several options, those with lower risk would offer investments in Sustainable development in the home market. With such option, 2/3 of Ms. Kowalska’s money would be invested at home and 1/3 invested abroad.
Without the typical incomprehensible contract lingo and completely insecure and impossible to predict investment plans. Ms. Kowalska’s pension is safe, invested on a solid foundation, where taking care of the soil is part of a long term Sustainable investment.
We all need to eat and drink.
We always use electricity.
We always need water.
(1) As already mentioned in post 2, nanoFlowcell: http://www.nanoflowcell.com/en and CETO: http://www.carnegiewave.com/ceto-technology/what-is-ceto.html, would unleash the Sustainable development globally. The prospects for unlimited electricity and fresh water supply are great with technologies such as the CETO and the nanoFlowcell.
(2) A Mega City is one of 34 Urban areas with over 10 million population. http://www.demographia.com/db-worldua.pdf The addition ECO with Ocean View, Gardens & Rancho is only an example of how to develop a Mega City in a Sustainable way.
(3) Today, more than 7 billion people are living in the world, almost a tripling of the population in 1950. By the end of the century 11 billion people will live on Earth. http://data.unicef.org/gen2030/
(4) On the site http://www.oecdbetterlifeindex.org/ topics such as Life Satisfaction are measured, I think that’s great! ‘Life Satisfaction Happiness or subjective well-being can be measured in terms of life satisfaction, the presence of positive experiences and feelings, and the absence of negative experiences and feelings. Such measures, while subjective, are a useful complement to objective data to compare the quality of life across countries. Life satisfaction measures how people evaluate their life as a whole rather than their current feelings. It captures a reflective assessment of which life circumstances and conditions are important for subjective well-being.’