Hi Everyone, this community at a gut level feels a place with lots of latent potential!
I was invited to join by Rob, thanks Rob!
My first suggestion was on the rather welcoming https://forum.holo.host/t/sustainability-and-happiness-happs/1164, for a hApp rating system that showed off the ecological emphasis of Holo by not only assessing each hApp’s own present running ecological footprint, on as yet to determine parameters , as well as the focus and dynamism of the value creation field of the hApp, be it in Oxygen, Carbon, Water, Land, Energy, Communications, Tracking or Record keeping etc., for the specific purpose of sustainability.
I feel that we neglect the most obvious, the Oxygen we breathe, which we don’t pay a cent for and expect nothing to happen to by pumping our atmosphere with all manner of toxins and pollutants, burn giga tonnes of it routinely, while we systemically cut down biodiversity rich natural forests and replace then with monoculture farms or waste lands. No one values photosynthetic-biomass. We need to make that into the backbone of this future value system that Holochain can lead.
I have a deep interest in getting the ecological services of the planet recognized as green capital, that I feel would protect them as the invaluable assets they are, be it a sapling or an elephant. I aim to help design, build, and deploy, with the help of some of you more proficient with coding and application design, an ecosystem of hApp software that would carry humanity beyond the fossil fuel era, where the excuse to keep polluting via a Carbon offset is seen as off target.
I like to call it the Titanium age.
An age of no pollution because we all will be assessed accurately, and be held accountable to a release - capture bio currency equation , where biodiversity is respected and not only used as indicators for assessing ecosystem health, but also for the marketing of products from the land which was used for the growing/production/manufacture or the sale of any product , to build the software to a mvp we may need to specifically target, locally grown, field to mouth, zero carbon direct, organic perishable food.
An indicator species certified, GPS/processed optical data centric, low cost approach to environmental education, an eBay for fresh produce, a land certification and marketing tool, and an invaluable green capital database for all natural spaces, all rolled in to one, that is the grand architecture.
The logic goes like this;
By virtue of the specific species the land provides refuge for, and therefore, a habitat for, we can say something about the health of that block of land. This goes beyond mere organic farming to addressing biological diversity and ecological sustainability as well.
The more extensive and the closer to endemic fauna and flora species present, the higher the health of that ecosystem. So the varieties of species and the numbers counted, we can say how healthy that ecosystem is in a specific known aspect of the pollution tolerance threshold or limit of that particular species. The more data through space and time the better the accuracy of this assessment will be. To do this at a reasonable cost and especially, without corrupt data, younger school kids, namely students with a teacher, on an environment education curriculum centered field trip, will be invited to a land that’s awaiting certification. The kids will need to spot and then quietly, photo/gps tag species, bigger high school age kids will do parts per million and parts per billion (ppm and ppb) as the case may be, pollution/growth etc. counts studies on the same land at a different time, but the universities and conservation ngo’s will need to drive this research, and the data collection exercises, in order to create indices, that are to be used on the products coming from this, now certified land.
The zoning system for such an undertaking should being based on the boundaries of nature, and on sustainability; therefore, that being done on a watershed basis, seems a natural fit so we won’t be restricted by national boundaries