Solar Cities NGO
Solar C³ities is an international platform with the intention of providing an open-source virtual Hackspace for "Biogas Innoventors and Practitioners" and training for all those researching, developing and deploying sustainable solutions for flourishing societies.
Politically we define ourselves as "a loose federation of like-minded individuals who are interested in the kind of problem solving that provides the greatest benefits for the greatest number and diversity of both human and non-human beings." We share knowledge and material resources so that we may continue our co-evolutionary development and not just survive, but thrive.
We have no overt hierarchy, but rather conduct ourselves in space-time the way jazz musicians do, all following the logic and form of a given song that we all find pleasant to play, but allowing each musician to express him or herself "out of the pocket" through solos, improvisation and harmonies that go beyond the original structure on the chord chart. You might consider Solar CITIES a kind of experimental "jazz of flourishing development". We groove on emergent properties and improv and allow the circumstances and matrix of each project to determine roles and responsibilities. Our "play book", the charts we use to guide the song, so to speak, is our charter, our mission -- to cooperatively innovate and implement least-cost/most-benefit solutions to the existential problems facing sentient life, seeking the smallest negative externalities and the largest positive externalities.