What does a Platform as a Service for environmentalism look like?
The greatest gift the environment4change team can give to the Planet, as entrepreneurs, is to engineer a digital platform of inclusion, empowerment, participation, trust and transparency geared towards collecting and aggregating all the goodwill environmental effort, digitising the ecosystem and equipping all who participate with the digital tools and access to resources needed to act with local care, whilst having access to global expertise and resource to save our single and shared Mother Earth. Arguably, the greatest benefit of platform architecture is in its ability to aggregate the many ‘unorganised’ and ‘dispossessed’ to a shared purpose, function and achievement whilst enabling and empowering scale. The platform takes highly fragmented effort, individual, business, industry and sector and aggregates into a single domain creating amazing size, access, utility and potential collaborative efficiencies where none previously existed.
Digital tools – the must-have accessory!
The environment4change platform architecture will contain a set of growing digital tools, delivered in modules. These tools will enable the industry ‘Goliaths’ to behave like nibble digital ‘David’s’, offering new and expanded scope of access and inclusivity. New environmental based programs can be spun up quickly by anyone with an Account, and reach a global audience of collaborators, all from within a web interface. Ecosystem participants and community will clearly see what projects are underway and how local action can help the success of a project in another area/country/region of the World. Transparency is enabled and this will empower a richer democratised ownership of the world’s environmental troubles putting the solution into our global shared ‘hands.’ This is the power of democratisation and community access and ownership, proving decentralised and aggregated effort is the result of co-operation.
Defining the environment4change Global Platform and Ecosystem
The adage, ‘service globally but act locally’ best describes our recipe for growing our platform and ecosystem in support of our goals, vision and mission! The following are some examples of how a ‘platform as a service’ (PaaS) together with a Blockchain for transparency, mobility for access, and web services for ease of use, will support the ecosystem, businesses and community, as we set about creating a movement of scale and force for change, thus redefining, ‘what environmental success looks like’ for the planet, as a whole. It is the environment4change infrastructure utility token (E4C), which will describe and transfer the value of interactions of the ecosystem. The E4C token will also function as a store of transaction and interaction value and methodology for commercialisation, activism and participation, in all it entails, outside the blockchain network, at the service edges of the ecosystem and facing the virtual border of the ‘Big Wide World.’
1. Collaborate with established Environmental Agencies.
The environment4change Platform will be open to support and collaborate with all other Environmental Agencies, Charities and organisations in their endeavours to save the planet. All 3rd party organisations who access the platform will have the benefit of the global footprint of a number of digital services ensuring their audience grows from local to global. The environment4change platform will act as an aggregator of unconnected resource, bringing the intent and energy of all unconnected endeavours into a community for the realisation of synergies of scope, footprint, resource, access and utility. This is scale! Our platform will act as an undiluted network of environmental action, seeing 100% of any donation reach its intended cause
2. Enable everyone to become an environmentalist.
Through the environment4change platform we envisage, within a short time after launch of service, many thousands of concurrent projects to be spun up and running within our platform. These projects can be supported by anyone with an environment4change account and sees an opportunity for local businesses to support local environmental activities at a very low-cost point. Running the platform in many languages I believe it is easy to see how web services, PaaS architecture and community care can soon revolutionise the world of local and global environmental effort. Competitions, prizes and other mechanisms will be used to make environmentalism the new ‘cool’ behaviour for everyone.
3. Build Global Schools program
The environment4change team sees the value in educating our young today so our planet stands a better chance, tomorrow. With that thought in mind and knowing the kids today understand the latest technology and have a whole lot of great energy and a real sense of ‘what is right’, the Team will be launching a global facing, programme for Schools.
All Schools, around the World, in supported languages, will be invited to join the environment4change Schools program with a chance to have their project promoted globally as a demonstration of the will, determination and knowhow of kids in respect of the type of Planet they want to live in and share with their neighbours. Schools will create project outlines, the environment4change network will provide expert advice, if needed, and promote the project, where appropriate. Completing the local project is up to the School and kids with community help if required. Our kids will learn the value of participation, setting goals to obtain results and project management with the benefit being derived by local communities for the betterment of our globes habitats, ecosystems and environment.
4. Create an Investment Fund to buy Land / Businesses to save endangered Fauna and Flora and remove pollution from the environment
It is the future goal of the environment4change team to create a global Innovation fund of action where our global resource reach will be used to purchase critically important parcels of land to ensure the longevity of endangered fauna and flora. We will partner with the World’s best universities, environmental agencies and organisation to identify and purchase critical parts of the planet for safe-keeping and the betterment of global nature generally.
We see a future where environment4change members donate E4C tokens in order to purchase habitat rich land. As the E4C Token will be tradeable on many exchanges across the global, the vendor is paid in E4C tokens or their local currency.
The Platform’s Innovation Fund will also consider investments into businesses serving to clean up the planet by removing plastics and other pollutants from the environment. This will be in instances where plant, equipment and other infrastructure does not exist and where governments are not willing to take the investment necessary to enable this Community service.
5. Create Affiliate channels and extend the reach of your message
The evironment4change team recognise there are passionate environmentalist around the globe that, if equipped, will strive locally for the protection of fauna and flora in areas local to them. We believe a global tapestry of locals, if large enough, can be representative of our planet and that is exactly what we want to achieve.
The environment4change team is building an affiliate channel where local, State and Country environmental issues can move past their geographical boundaries to create interest, intent and action, elsewhere. The environment4change Team will be seeking to grow their global footprint and team to all destinations, around the World. Equipped with digital tools, social networking, a global resource, and access to new funding models we will make a difference, which will benefit future generations.
6. Become a specialised e-commerce portal offering stylish in-demand specialised value adds
The environment4change team realise plastic, and other waste, is destroying many wildlife species and seeping into the human food chain. Latest research makes this an undisputed fact. All alternatives for recycling, while value adding our shared community, must be considered and if appropriate and non-threatening, be supported. A number of highly fashionable and in demand brands and companies are already engaged in this endeavour and producing amazing clothing apparel. The environment4change team endeavour to support such entrepreneurship by collection of the raw material and donation of recycling station processes, enabling the transfer of raw waste pollutant into the ingredients necessary for supported brand user case.
7. Accounting for Proof of Work
Blockchain technologies, until the advent of proof of stake, may have been a dirty word, in the minds of most environmentalist. Although we are a team of technologists we are not bound to ritualistic loyalty and acquiesce of the proof of work algorithm, as it is extremely heavy on power requirements, by design and necessity, was never a consideration for us.
Part of our strategy will be the engagement of the larger crypto-industry ecosystem, with respect to use, either directly or indirectly, of the proof of work consensus algorithm and engagement with them in respect to turning a negative into a positive for our shared loved industry, the planet and all flora and fauna within it. The environment4change team believes this is a fantastic opportunity to unite as an industry and be the talking point of all other industries, in respect to our collective acknowledgement, maturity and determination to make right our industry’s use of fossil fuels and become a ‘green clean’ Industry.
8. Social platform
The environment4change team is aware of the power and influence a social network can bring and possess in respect of positive environmental activism, message and success. By the nature of what social media can do today, its ability to empower, portray and share a message or cause, it can cause a dynamic shift in attitude from, “I can’t help the problem, it is too big, to “environmentalism is working and I also want to play a part, for the sake of my own family and community.” We are building a digital platform for doers, helping find shared solutions to shared problems. We are insuring a strong social network presence in our platform architecture to ensure our collaborating partners can make sound use of social media, networking and gateways to announce their environmental projects to a waiting global audience of ready participants.
9. Directory programme
Our Directory Programme is focused on matching organisations, at the dawn of their own environmental journey, with an environmental organisation or cause which they believe is synonymous with their own organisational ethos and beliefs. The organisation, via the platform architecture will be enabled to commence their own environmental journey at the pace and on the projects they wish. All new contributing organisations will soon understand they can play an active role in improving the planet for the benefit of the next generation of all living things. This participation can start small, offsetting their own commercial caused greenhouse emissions but is enabled to grow at the will and desire of the organisation itself. It also means a undiluted path of new contribution to the organisation just expanding its own environmental awareness.
10. Emission footprint programme
The team at environment4change are building a digital service where households and businesses alike can check their greenhouse emissions footprint and offset this number with a donation of time, effort or money towards an Environmental cause, making a real and definable difference, as it affects the nullification of their own damaging greenhouse emissions behaviour.
11. Weekend warrior program
The weekend warrior program will be a call-out to all environmentally aware citizens to come together for the betterment of the environment, local native habitats and ecosystems. Based on sense of ownership, community, contribution, social networking and fun, our local community organisers will set the weekend’s goal, meeting place and meet-up afterwards where each week our local communities can become friendlier places for local fauna and flora.
12. Unique programs of participation yet to be defined
The team at environment4change envision many unique programs to be spun up from within the platform leading to co-operation of transferable skill sets, expertise and effort. This cross pollination will be both globally and locally based and will span many realms of endeavour.
The above forms the blue print of our services offer to the wider environmental/charity sector. Much of the above will be enabled by partnership, working with known and trusted actors, within the industry via open API’s. Function and service development, when required, will be completed with a non-ownership, collaborative, open source, services orientation. All development will be undertaken to encapsulate the global population, to encourage ownership of our environmental issues and to empower action, participation and inclusion in finding the set of solutions needed to ensure net-global damage ceases today and commences its roll back tomorrow!