We believe the path to a better world is by creating a society where our values, principles and actions are aligned with the laws of nature found in ecosystems.
Our human ecosystem called society, is made up of various stakeholder participants, each playing a crucial role in its smooth operation(whether that Society be our neighbourhood, state, country or the ONE world we share.)
These Stakeholders are:
Causes (NGOs, Social Enterprises and Projects for Good)
Community (the clubs and associations where we foster fellowship)
Institutions (Schools, Hospitals etc.)
Faiths ( Religious and Non institutional faiths/beliefs )
Over the coming months we will be launching projects with the common theme of empowering and enabling purpose within these stakeholder groups. There will be no cost to participate and benefit, thanks to the support of volunteers and patrons.
Despite some of the doom and gloom about the climate crisis and other issues, believe that humanity is on the brink of a very exciting new age. We believe that humanity has the opportunity in 2019 to create a vision for a better world as new technological evolutions take hold such as the new Internets of Things, Energy and Mobility.
This new world will be one where new efficiencies of the economy such as renewable energy and integrated transport, logistics and food production systems create prosperity. Part of the driver for this change will be addressing concerns about the climate crisis that speed up the transition from the fossil fuel era and extractive capitalism, to conscious capitalism.
Some are referring to this as the Fourth Phase of the Industrial Revolution. We believe it's a revolution based on realignment with nature's laws of ecosystems and that it will become to be called "The Ecosystems Revolution' or Regeneration Revolution.
At Cause Good Things, we hope to play a role in helping society's stakeholders align to seeing a clear path to this future. We call it 2020 Vision and hope that next year a more united global community will pull together to make the changes to achieve this vision. On May 23rd a movie 2040 launches. It has a similar vision and plan and gives a glimpse of what we believe lies ahead. A world of hope, optimism and regeneration.
As a citizen driven project, we ask that you join us to help shape a Better World for the near future and for future generations.
Join the 'CAUSE GOOD THINGS' Community (link coming soon)
1. Politics: A Better System
The current political system is broken in so many countries.
Political co-operation to solve the world's complex problems including working out how to leave future generations a sustainable planet and society....is sadly failing us.
We believe Capitalism and Democracy are the answers.
BUT Extractive Capitalism that destroys nature and is about winners and losers. Like other systems that have been tried before from Socialism and Communism through to Fascism, Neoliberalism is failing us.
Divisive Democracy is destroying our nations where rather than seeking bipartisan solutions we are driven to take sides.
After all we all want the same things: Freedom, Prosperity, Meaningful work, Secure income, Love, Happiness and a better future for our kids. Don't we??
Fear, Scarcity, Greed, Competition and Hatred are winning out over Hope, Abundance, Sharing, Collaboration and Love
So what's the answer??
There are many names for similar concepts: Stakeholder Capitalism, Sustainable Capitalism, Regenerative Capitalism or Ecolutionism as we call it.
As for Democracy, we believe we need to harness the wisdom, creativity, ideas and energies of citizens better to develop policies from the grassroots up, working with politicians and bureaucrats, rather than politics doiwn where lobbyists and corruption thwart healthy effective democracy.
Citizen Assemblies can play a key role.
We need Systemic Change and we believe the solution is as simple as:
1. Conceive the Future we want
2. Plan a roadmap as to how to get there
3. Take the action steps and make it happen
A new decade dawns - the 2020s
What better time than 2020 to create Visions of a future world of 2040.
If we can see these visions with clarity (with 2020 Vision) we can start mobilising to make it happen and give our politicians some meaningful plans, projects and policies to workk with to make it easier for them to provide better leadership.
Click on Politics on the Menu
COMING SOON: Project2020Visions.org
and a sample 2020Vision 'The 2020 Vision Manifesto for Victoria'
2. People: Empowering You to discover your answer to the meaning of life
If you ask Google what the answer is to the meaning of life....
It will tell you it's 42
At Cause Good Things we believe that's not the answer but rather the path to the answer.
3 Steps, 6 Pillars and 42 Lessons
The actual answer is simply 'True Happiness'
'True Happiness' is partly joy and fun and love, but it's also very much about us discovering who we are and how we fit into this complex, fast changing world. By discovering our purpose, we have a compass to help steer us through life.
It's also learning to centre ourselves and not let WORRY (wasted energy on future fear) or Regrets (wasted energy unless learnings are made) or 'Playing the Victim' sabotage what we can make out of our time on the planet. We help you gain new perspectives so that each morning you wake up HAPPY and eager to tackle this abundant thing called life.
We have designed a scientific experiment to validate our Theory that we have unlocked the 42 Learnings that if applied will deliver improved Happiness.
It's called the '42 Experiment'
It's a free online course of videos and workbooks to help you discover your place in the world,....and the first round of the experiment will be launching soon.
At present we anticipate enough support to launch this as a Six Week Challenge in late 2020, where each day will be a lesson with a video, workbook and support coaching via forums. You will then be able to self assess when you complete that lesson and work towards your Certificate Of Attainment in the principles of happiness.
The scientific part is analysing the data to see how many people who start the course stay engaged and how many who complete, find a self assessed increase in their Happiness score.
It's based on a 3 Step Virtuously Spiralling Cycle of Happiness and Prosperity - LEARN to EARN to GIVE
YOUR TRUE HAPPINESS
The Two 'Learn Pillars'
How the World and its Natural Laws work
Who you are and How you can best find your place in the world
The Two 'Earn Pillars'
How the World works with earning money and trust as you create value from your learnings and skills
How by discovering your purpose and archetypes you can make choices that maximise your potential
The Two 'Give Pillars'
How the world works with different types of giving
How to maximise your impact, satisfaction and growth through engaged giving that's in synch. with your purpose
Find out more about LEARNtoEARNtoGIVE and the 42 lessons (7 for each pillar)
A core part of this process is helping you identify Your Ikigai
Click on People in the menu
3. Business: Business for Good is Good for Business
Empowering businesses and Social Enterprises to have more purposeful and profitable operations.
Biz4Good4Biz.com is an online Academy to give your business the strategic tools to plan for increased prosperity by transforming your Business into a Business with higher Purpose.
We believe a massive transition is underway that will involve systemic change and disrupt many industries.
Using our 'Ecosystems Design Thinking' methodology based on the Stanford University 5 Step design thinking process and the mimicry of Nature's Ecosystems dynamics we can help your Business seize the opportunities from this transition.
Our Online Learning Platform will help you decide how you embed Purpose within your business.
A Regular Business looking for ways to help improve staff engagement and to meet your Corporate Social Responsibility requirements
A Purpose Driven business where there's a strong alignment between the way you operate and a higher purpose
A Social Enterprise
We will also supply you templates, systems, strategic planning tools as well as access to the 'Best of' learning, Innovation and Business Development offerings from the wider community
Find out more about Biz4Good4Biz
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4. Causes: Empowering Causes with the support they need - awareness,
A platform to enable Not-For-Profits and Causes to attract the awareness, resources and skills they need to best achieve their mission.
We do this THREE ways:
Providing a range of no-cost tools, processes and systems
Empowering Start up projects and Social Innovations with a Blueprint Step-by-Step process from Idea to measured Impact.
Connecting Projects with potential Supporters either locally or from around the world
It will also be a Zoom In: Zoom Out Network with a similar structure to the Cagora Community Network with:
Locations: Global >Australia > Melbourne > Stonnington
Causes: Humanitarian relief > Disaster Relief > Disaster Food Relief where Projects can be posted with Summary Info and Needs so that Volunteers and Financial Supporters can find projects to engage with that align with their interests.
It also enables much more effective analysis of projects being conducted across the globe so that learnings can be gained. For example there are countless initiatives tackling Water Sanitation in Developed countries. But how easy is it to see what has been done in the past, what's being done now and where these projects are and what technologies are being used with what success.
At present this project is being rolled in to a collaborative initiative with FuseChange.org a 501c Registered Charity based in Portland Oregon.
The platform will be called FuseGood.
Find out more about CauseGoodThings
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5. Community: Browse the world's network of Local and Special Interest Marketplaces
This is where Cause Good Things had its origins. Back in 2003 we created a zoom in:zoom out network of:
10,000 Local communities around the worldAustralia > Melbourne > Stonnington
It's called Cagora because its a Community Marketplace much like the Ancient Greek Agora which was a Marketplace
At Cagora you could connect with people, advice, articles, photos, video that was relevant to you.
There was a 'community marketplace' for each Intersection (eg Australia Kayaking had more content than Melbourne Kayaking which had less than Melbourne Boats
Google owns SEARCH, but still no-one owns 'BROWSE on the Internet to make it easy to find the things that interest you locally or for your favourite hobbies.
Similar to Google and Facebook it will operate as a free to use network and will have advertising. The difference being the profits from the ad revenue generated is distributed to Charities and Community Groups rather than Shareholders.
NOTE to Past Cagora Supporters. Please get in touch to find details of a plan to repay you for your loyal support as the Cagora transitions to a Not-For-Profit Model.
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6. Institutions: Education and Healthcare
No Project Names Yet
If Cause Good Things lives up to its potential and becomes a trusted intermediary, it will be well placed to create value for Education and Healthcare (both public and private) in two main ways:
Privacy Secured records keeping.
There are particularly interesting developments and opportunities to create a globally trusted platform based on Blockchain technology to hold personal information records securely. This opens up the opportunity for the anonymous sharing of data so that data can be analysed. For example data on cancer patient treatments
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7. Faiths: Belief Systems
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Cause Good Things has the potential to act as a bridge of tolerance and understanding between faiths.
Our 'Ecolutionism' philosophy has been created as a model to be congruent with all existing belief systems that match our Values systems which are universal to almost all Religions, Faiths and Sprituality. (refer About Us).
The difference being how as an individual you interpret what is widely referred to, but relatively unknown - The Noosphere
It's the intangible layer above the atmosphere that most Religions call 'God', The Spiritualists call 'The Universe' and Atheists know only as 'The Internet'
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8. Climate Solutions Alliance
We believe the political divide created through misinformation about the Climate Crisis prevents good people from all sides of politics from seeing the opportunities and necessity to transition quickly to a better world
Project Drawdown has identified 100 solutions to the Climate Crisis. We have identified a further 150 that if acted upon can not only minimise the damages of global warming but also create better society and better environment for us and future generations.
So please if you previously have not believed its a significant issue and have not believed that dramatic Climate Change is possible and could adversely affect the wellbeing of yourself and those you care for....check out our approach.
If you are already alarmed by our 'Business as Usual path' then please explore further our approach to harness the wisdom, creativity, energy and passion of citizens to turn things around.
ClimateSolutionsAlliance.org - Citizens and Organizations coming together to tackle the Climate Emergency
Strikes are Good, Solutions are better
1. Climate Crisis Guide - an introduction to what it's about.
2. Climate Crisis Facts - an introduction to the Science
3. Climate Denial Facts - an introduction to debunking denial misinformation
4. Climate Solutions Blueprint - a 14 step roadmap to reducing global warming
5. Climate Crisis Actions Guide - actions you can take to make a difference