Mission's Framework for Achieving a Sustainable Society - Framework 9
|Mission's Framework for Achieving a Sustainable Society|
MISSION is acutely aware that it needs to install “societal infrastructures” to facilitate the emergence and the functioning of the whole. Societal infrastructures are functions and resources that serve not just part of but the whole societal system.
MISSSION sees the importance of installing at least four “societal infrastructures”: human development, new integral communities, communications and finances.
Human Development.We have seen above the importance of human transformation in the pursuit of a sustainable society. MISSION will soon start its Institute for Self-Transformation and Institute for Societal Leadership to help the process of self-directed inner change as well as birthing new initiatives that will be the guiding lights along the way to a sustainable society.
Integral Communities.Part of the new skills to learn at the Institute for Societal Leadership is how to establishintentional village-levelintegral communities. It is relatively simple to start an initiative. But it is more difficult to establish an ecological farm, an alternative school, green businesses, renewable energy, organic architecture, holistic health facilities, and other sustainable initiatives, with all interacting harmoniously with each other in the same geographic area.
But once established, these integral communities will be the microcosm of the sustainable society of the future. They will be the testing areas, breeding ground, and staging centers for the new integral thinking, relational and practical skills necessary to build a sustainable society.
The impact on people near and far will be “electrifying”. People from all over the country and the world will visit these integral communities. They will become key nodal points in a network of light marking the advance and spread of sustainable society practices. They will become the new lighthouses for a radically different kind of sustainable tourism that will double as sources of inspiration for the pursuit of similar initiatives in other parts of the country.
Communication System. Of necessity, the movement will need to establish a national and global system of communication to spread their ideas on and initiatives towards a sustainable society. MISSION cannot rely on mainstream media to do this since the latter are the communication vehicles maintaining the decadent order of the old nation.
MISSION will set up an Internet-based communication system that will have TV, radio, and publishing capabilities in cyberspace. Its present website is but the germ of a future more comprehensive vision of a robust communication system that will reach millions. MISSION will cooperate, on a case to case basis, with existing mainstream media outlets that are genuinely interested in advancing integral sustainable development and the pursuit of a sustainable society.
Finances. Needless to say, all these initiatives will require huge amounts of financial resources. As discussed above, MISSION has set up a new system of societal giving to make this possible in the medium and long term. MISSION also foresees the possibility that, one day, out of the generosity and commitment of individuals who have a passion for the future of the nation and the planet, new donors will emerge who will give substantial amounts of their own wealth to advance the pursuit of a sustainable society.