Is it really necessary to remind what most of us already Know. Feel or Endure?
- Around 1 billion people still live with less than 1$ per day.
Roughly 70% of the world’s population live off 10$ a day
25 000 children die – everyday – from causes preventable with low-cost solutions.
In a world where we are able to raise billions in hours, when it comes to perspective of future profits and where consumerism has become the only common trait of all the countries in the world.
- We are facing urgent environmental problems.
For us. Our families. Our friends. Our neighbours.
- Despite some improvements and tremendous efforts from many fantastic individuals, volunteers, donors, governmental or non-governmental bodies, we still live in a deeply unequal world, where the world’s 8 richest individuals have as much wealth as the bottom HALF.
Our lifestyle and success greatly depends on where we were born on the planet, our access to clean water, food, education, family situation, health and genetic patrimony.
Things that have nothing to do with our qualities or merit. Things we didn’t fight for, nor earned, nor deserved.
Same goes with our nationality.
This is just random.
- Wars & Global insecurity is fuelled by poverty, inequalities, racism, greed, revenge, political exploitation…
How can some seemingly never-ending conflicts still go on? The so-called “religious” wars? Or those barbarous acts, media don’t even care to mention anymore, in god-forsaken lands that have no tradable resources to offer, but blood rivers, empty eyes, shattered lives and tears.
No matter how many times this has been said before: This can’t be accepted.
- Nationalist regression, populism and illusionary borders – (as if heat waves and ice storms could be kept away) – are being brandished, to serve some political agendas.
As if a country was an isolated planet, and considering the other lands as economic or political enemies was a sustainable solution.Sorry, but, here, we believe in a borderless citizenship of the people of a common planet.
Sure, you can love your country, your origins. As much as your family, culture, friends.
But, belonging to this planet precedes nationality.
“Country” is a human-creation. Planet is not.
- Many people declare their interest in social works but don’t know how to do it.
⇨ Coordination is required
- Some believe it’s a lost cause or underestimate the impact of aggregated individuals.
⇨A positive movement is needed: Hope.
- There is a crisis of trust in our systems (politics, economy…).
⇨ We propose transparency, innovation, efficiency and a new social contract.
Let’s disrupt the course of events and uberize the humanitarian and environmental actions.
▶ A project to bind all citizens from the planet, coordinate their efforts, structure their desire to help and hope, and reward them for doing so.
2. P For Planet concept, in a nutshell
In order to tackle all these issues, give meaning to our acts, and make the world a better place, P For Planet built itself on a simple CONCEPT:
P FOR PLANET connect CITIZENS P, from all over the world and all walks of life,
all linked by COMMON VALUES,
via a PLATFORM.
Citizens contribute by offering TIME, MONEY and/or SKILLS and – in exchange – get REWARDED.
3. Principles in detail
3.1 Citizens P
Each human of any nationality, confession, origin, race, sexual orientation can become a CitizenP.
This happens by contributing to a Project (we call it a Mission) and thus entering in a social contract and terms of conduct (Called Manifesto).
Citizens contribute by giving Time, Skill or Money to Projects.
After your first mission is accomplished, you officially become a CitizenP.
And, just like in most games, you start with a level 1.
Yes. You got it right: Level 1.
This is a progressive citizenship, based on your involvement in social and environmental issues.
You will then be able to climb the positive impact ladder.
By accomplishing missions, you will reach new levels, unlock bonuses, gain badges and… obtain PFP tokens, that will eventually convert into real money when the project is fully mature (See Reward section).
Also, as a #CitizenP, you get entitled to receive help when needed.
Yes. It is a two-way process:
– whoever needs help can be helped – through a project or directly (under quite logical and reasonable conditions). And will hopefully help/give back one day.
– but also: whoever has been in the position of a helper, might one day request help.
This is part of the social contract of P For Planet.
And this is why we will keep track of all the citizens’ helping history and records.
All #CitizensP hold a planetarian nationality (#CitizenP) and belong to a borderless community that views all social and environmental issues as a planet problem and not viewing these issues as sole country problems.
With that in mind, P For Planet is and will always be apolitical, non-religious, without national reference.
P For Planet carefully selects projects for #CitizensP to work on in order to tackle social and environmental problems as per our common objectives (Missions).
These projects can be shaped and run by:
– NGO’s, partnering with P For Planet and agreeing with the Project Partner Manifesto
– or CitizenP’s project (individual and groups) (details to follow at later stage)
– or P For Planet’s own run projects
In the early stages of development: These various projects (missions) will first be selected by the P For Planet board, with the help of guidelines such as Giving What We Can or Giving Well for instance, as much as taking onboard the community’s suggestion.
We also anticipate to expand the board in due time (See FAQ).
Also, to kick-start and structure the very concept of P For Planet and its different organs, a number of missions will directly consist in Citizens contributing, by giving Time, Skills and/or Money, to P For Planet evolutive needs.
Indeed, to reach its goals, it’s is crucial for P For Planet.
These Missions for P For Planet will be treated and rewarded in the exact same way as other projects (from NGO’s or Citizen’s).
3.4 Rewards, Platform, Funds and Gamification
The obvious benefit of helping shaping a better world is obviously that of ethic.
Also, the projects & Missions will need to be completed individually as much as in groups.
A good way to work with like-minded people from your area or from all over the world. It’s as local as it’s global.
Future developments will include geolocation of the missions, ways to get in touch with other citizens locally, message and instant messaging devices, ways to locate local events run by experienced Citizens…
Imagine the powerful functions of Facebook, Uber, Tinder etc… all gathered in order to solve the world most pressing issues.
Charity with a tech engine.
In addition to the above, #CitizensP’s contributions of #Time, #Skill, and/or #Money to achieve Missions are rewarded by points, badges, levels, bonuses and … PFP tokens.
It’s a social game.
But a very serious one.
The most serious one.
Because the progressive citizenship is based on this point-system, it is of the utmost importance that it bases itself on a highly fair, just and meritocratic calculation principle.
This is why we are spending so much time and energy building a complex algorithm.
So that contribution with money, time or skill can be properly weighed one with another.
How many points should be given a Citizen contributing 1000 € to a project?
10 PFP? 100 PFP? 0.01PFP?
In comparison, how many points should reward one hour of cleaning a beach? A day giving lessons to children? A week taking care of endangered species?
What about the points granted to creating a website for an NGO? The reward for taking half a day off to spread the word about P For Planet??
Difficult and tricky.
In order to appreciate all the situations and make a fair calculation, we are developing an algorithm that take all of the following in consideration:
- P For Planet Board sets an initial number of points that should be granted for the completion of the mission.
This initial evaluation is based on many formulas and estimations.
Notably, it varies in time according to the fluctuating needs (For example, at certain periods, there might be too many CitizensP contributing with money to environmental NGO’s for instance, so we might re-equilibrate by allowing more points to – say – CitizensP contributing by giving skills to social projects from CitizensP etc…).
It’s just to keep the balance and adapt to the potential emergencies we will be facing (crisis, humanitarian situations…)
This initial number of points of any particular Mission will then me impacted by other variables:
- Evaluation provided to PFP by the project runner (e.g an NGO…)
- The importance given to the mission by the community (entirely independently from the board), and their return of experience on the Citizen completing the mission
- Feedback from the end-of-the-chain beneficiaries of the mission
Mission: developing an app for an NGO.
For various reasons, the board sets the initial reward at 30 PFP (takes a lot of time, urgent need for an NGO tackling extreme poverty…).
John signs in and eventually completes the mission.
. Feedback of the NGO: “app not exactly what was needed. Arrived very late. Many bugs. But we appreciate the effort and it will still be useful for now.”… ⇨ 40% achieved (so: 12 PFP).
. Feedback from the community: “once again, John stepped in to help”, “I worked with him and he is dedicated”… ⇨ Bonus +8% (so: 12,96 PFP).
. Feedback from the people benefiting from the actual improvement of the NGO: “we can finally access what the NGO could only rarely offer due to the absence of the app”. It’s a pity there are so many bugs. ⇨ Bonus +4% (so: 13,47 PFP).
Total of PFP points earned by John: 13.47 PFP.
It’s essential to note that the algorithm and calculation will evolve in time. This is part of the challenge: rules of the game will evolve.
There is also a possibility that the points calculated by the algorithm get additional corrections, particularly as the project grows, to ensure – again – a fair calculation,
The endgame is for PFP Tokens to eventually hold a monetary value (hence the fund) and be converted to other currencies, thus ensuring that Citizens get some kind of universal basic income, indexed on the number and type of missions they accomplished to do good.
Let’s clarify something her: The tokens are not here to make you a billionaire.
That would totally defeat the purpose of P For Planet.
This being said, we built the concept of tokens in P For Planet to solve different issues:
- A lot of people a reluctant to help more than they already are, because they need to be cautious about their money and their time (a big portion of which they spend at work to earn a living).
P For Planet offers an astounding novelty: if you are doing good, you will be rewarded for that.
This is unique. We are uberizing the concept of doing good.
In the future, we also plan to create partnerships with employers, wishing to sign the Employer Partner Manifesto, who will contribute by allowing their employees to spend some time to share their talents and skills on P For Planet’s projects, while still being paid by their employer.
- Though some might be shocked by the concept of being paid to do good, it sounds to us a lot more logical and fair to reward, as a civilization/planet/community, the people who do the most good.
A lot fairer than having some unpaid volunteers doing so much, or some going as far as sacrifying themselves, when some not-so-ethical jobs pay ridiculously well.It’s about time we build a different world.
- This decision should also satisfy all the talented people working in jobs they don’t like, who are missing a purpose, and who wish to apply their skills – progressively – to meaningful projects, without compromising their future, as they will have an opportunity to get paid.
Oh and, obviously, when the time comes, you are very welcome to not claim the converted amount of your tokens, or to donate your PFP tokens back to P For Planet (or to a project), to help its development and make a more tremendous impact.
This gesture, again, will be recorded in the history of your contributions and be rewarded by points, badges and some gestures back from the community the day you may need help (even though we don’t wish you so).
4. Why is PFP a Powerful and Original concept
▶ PFP creates links between like-minded people, locally as much as globally
▶ PFP makes it clear and simple for you to invest TIME, MONEY and/or SKILLS into projects and causes you care about
▶ Get recognition from the community, from your friends, and directly from the project owner and the people helped by you, at the end of the chain
▶ Being a helper one day means you will be entitled for help if you ever need to.
History of your contribution is being kept so that, say you have given too much and then face a life issue, we – as a community – will remember that.
▶ Being helped means you will be expected to help back. One day. When you can. If you can.
So to alleviate the risks of dependency.
▶ All accounting, board decisions, structure, spending… will be absolutely transparent and accessible by all.
Not risking that the money you are giving gets spent the wrong way, or that some people get rewarded for no reasons.
▶ Perspective of PFP tokens to be converted in real money. A chance to progressively switch from a job you don’t like to meaningful rewarded actions where your skills are making a difference
▶ P For Planet also has the ambition to form a multi-ethnic group, established worldwide, representative of Hope for those who struggle.
A community which will come to count on the politico-economic chessboard (boycott of unethical brands, positive lobbying for political or legislative changes, pressure group weighing in environmental agreements etc etc …).
And which proves that Technology can rhyme with Environment and Humanism.
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