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Welcome to Carbon-Valley: The future of work

The natural birth of an interconnected, Eco-entrepreneurial world

Reproduced with permission: Sreejan @ Barkheda 

Yes. You read that right.

The future of the sustainable enterprise is NOT in any Silicon Valley that gobbles up rare-earth materials in the technological frenzy to escape from Earth.

It is happening quietly, as you read this, in a network of “Carbon Valleys”, far from cities, across an ecologically conscious world.

These ‘Nuclei’ are geographic spaces, co-owned by passionate individuals, who are unafraid to challenge centuries of status-quo. This is where systems for a new way of living, learning and earning are getting propagated. Modeling a new-kind of nature-based, sustainable micro-enterprise, making it the probable industry of the future.

  • This eco-entrepreneurship model is designed and nurtured by Mother Nature who is the capitalist-owner and abundance-giver at the same time.
  • Uses minimum control, minimum labour and capital and produces very high yields with very high individual commitment/engagement.
  • This replicable model mimics Mother Nature where total stock of natural resources is always rejuvenated as a first and then continuous step.
  • What’s even more remarkable is it ensures perpetual surpluses in water, food and energy needs (but NOT for everyone’s greed!) for all the members of this community.
  • This in return effortlessly nourishes the emergence of enterprising, experimenting and energising community within its embrace.
  • As one can see, much if not all of the ‘value’ generated remains within the system and exchanges hands while widening the embrace
  • Giving rise to a network of “carbon-valleys” rather than “silicon valleys”!

The Best part? This is nurtured as much by a community of stakeholder-consumers as it is by a new community of interdependent Eco-entrepreneurs. No indifferent middle-men. Just well-wisher “Hiteshis”, on either side of the conscious transaction, who voluntarily apply a new definition for value, on resources other than money, like water, earth, air, energy and the means to grow food and other value-add materials and products.

Who are these people?

Well, they’re just like you and me, everyday warriors who’ve just decided to step away from the cobbled path.

They come from a diverse background – from social workers to IIT engineers; doctors to architects; farmers to development professionals; corporate executives to senior bureaucrats; management experts to experts in appropriate technologies.

These are folks who can naturally commit to a vision for self and community, Self discipline, Strong will, Care for others and Entrepreneurial thinking.

What we consume, we repay with interest, treating Mother Nature as the all-nurturing owner” – they proclaim with pride and a deep sense of mission.

Just ponder this for a moment:

  1. Instead of confronting and renouncing the goods of capitalism, they use them much as we use capital: prudently and responsibly.
  2. Grid electricity used till self reliance, is recorded and over the following years, a greater quantity will be generated locally using solar, wind or biomass.
  3. Likewise Fossil-fuel for vehicles: this ecosystem will mill and extract diesel equivalents from oilseeds.
  4. What about water? These change-makers will harvest a quantity of rain water greater than used, in the watershed.

Nope, this is not any imaginary “Shangri-la”. You just have to get out and look for them, there quite a few already! Sounds strange and almost unbelievable, doesn’t it? It was for me to at first, but not anymore, now that I’ve witnessed this revolution first-hand.

An evolved soul who happens to be a much sought after astrologist-numerologist just sent me an encouraging New Year’s Wish suggesting 2018 adds up to 11, a powerful number, which promises to stir up everyone from their slumber to realize lofty dreams, motivating them towards spirituality and Mother Nature.

Are you ready to be woken?

Happy 2018!

NK

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