The Commons Resources
Initial Design Parameters
The platform will feature two major modes of collaborative action. The first focuses on making “the invisible visible” through a virtual environment where the environmental impacts of real actions by individuals and communities will be graphically represented. For examples, how do actions influence air quality and land viability. The impact of collective action across the globe will be compiled into a global picture of progress.
The second critical user interface is the creation of a digital currency that is valued on the degree of positive environmental impact of individual and collective behavior change. Environmentally positive actions are validated by the community with currency allocated to the individual or group who took the action.
Unlike more common digital currencies this currency cannot be invested in but only earned through positive action. This currency will be similar to other offerings in the digital currency world because it can serve as a prediction market that assigns value. In this case the currency will be based on environmental impact essentially giving the environment an opinion on value.