146 Manifesto

We recognise:

1) People are waking up to the reality of existential climate risk and how all will suffer, but the poorest will suffer the most .

The negative impacts to society of economic activities and on biosystems are equally alarming and high priority.

2) People see the sluggishness of system response and inequity

The alarm was raised 30 years ago. Since then, talk has happened but as Greta Thunberg points out there is no action. During that time, income and wealth disparity has increased to levels similar to the Victorian era, meaning that people have very little economic margin to invest in a resilient future.

3) There is distrust in the system: firms, authorities and political influence

This lack of action and the pressure on lower classes has trust at a low ebb.

4) Technology will be too sluggish: we must make do with what is there

This means that we need to take control of things, take care of each other, find ways to share what is available and much will depend on local solutions.

We need:

A rapid change (pivot) in the way society operates within a very short time. Locally.

  1. To organise to find ways to drive change using what can be done with the limited budget of each household.
  2. For a way for each household to engage in the pivot to climate mitigation and social resilience.
  3. An awakening, that the competitive, exclusionary mindset that comes with a world made by privately owned corporations, is inappropriate for a world where humans dominate and are affecting all living systems adversely.
  4. Another way to work together. A world where people have agency over things that matter to them.

We believe:

That the way society works means that politician are unwilling to talk about the situation as it is, and suggest policy that will make people’s lives worse.

Therefore we as citizens must start to together, create the society that we want to live in, together with the people around us.

We are :

A group of individuals who are working to set up a shared platform that enables small groups of people from the same place to set up club-like organisations. (One planet clubs – IPC.)These clubs are self-directing, and can use the power of their collective assets – skills, knowledge, physical assets – to assert the agency required to ensure their community thrives in a sustainable way. And to prepare the community to manage the many fallout risks from the lack of preparedness for climate system disruption including: food shortages, energy shortage, economic system breakdown and civil unrest.

We seek individuals who feel called to work with bottom-up changes

We call on you to read our website and consider setting up a local buying club. We will help you all we can.

Local 1PPC in a nutshell

A 146 club has a local buying and sharing club as its foundation

  • 146 maximum members, all equal shares all giving equal rights
  • Shared assets, the better you look after it together, the better for all.
  • Examples:
    • A purchasing marketplace (bulk buying, subscription, etc.)
    • A restorative justice court
    • A fund for house insulation
    • An investment company targeted at local entrepreneurs and giving extras to members
    • A common lobbying platform
    • Joint ownership of land and leasing it out
    • Joint property ownership
    • Mutual credit
    • Common tool, furniture, appliance, car etc pools

….etc

How it works

The 1ppc is set up in a relevant form for the area.

Based on situation, features are added one by one.

Maximum membership is 146. When it gets full someone can start another, supported by the original.

Benefits

  • For Citizens who feel lack of Agency 1PPC offers a route to direct action
  • For enterprises who are willing to transition, 1PPC offers a simple interface to regular customer base
  • For local authorities, 1PPCs offer a fast route to SDG compliance
  • 1PPCs offer a direct route for local authorities for citizen consultation
  • The size of a 1PPC or indeed cooperating 1PPCS means that consumer power can be exerted effectively.

Questions

How come 1PPCs now?

The need for direct action has never been greater, and the ability, though IT, social media and the internet to locate planet appropriate solutions has never been greater.

Why is this not like other things we have seen?

One major difference, apart from socratic principles, is the mutual Peer to Peer support construction. This means that each member is better served by the other being at the peak of their ability and that the main P2P role is to help members reach that capacity. One feature that promotes this is the mutually owned market – the more sold through the market the higher the common income. And members introduce products to market, earning a percentage mark-up.

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