4.SUGGESTED TRANSITION STEPS



The Zeitgeist Movement is all about educating the masses regarding the shortcomings of the present system and proposing a better alternative but one major aspect of it is to actually help the world transition to the new socioeconomic paradigm known as the Natural Law / Resource Based Economy. However, since we still live in a monetary system where voluntary efforts might fall way short for achieving the latter and also because the movement strictly prohibits the collection and usage of any kind of funds for activism purposes, TZM has been unable to implement any major transition plans because of which it has been facing criticism regarding the ‘action’ towards an NLRBE. Hence, as explained in the subheading ‘A Means, Not an End’ of the article ‘How TZM Works’, we would like to reiterate the fact that with the current stand of the movement with regards to funding, there is a huge possibility that any significant transition blueprints might not come to fruition if tried to work upon from within TZM as projects of the same.


However, what is still possible is for every individual associated with TZM to imbibe the philosophies, knowledge and skills required to build an NLRBE and then to implement it at their own level (in their own respective capacities) to build a better world in order to lead by example. Therefore, we have created a list of relevant projects and organizations (both local and/or global) and resources below that you could learn from, contribute to and get inspired by to take action in the desired direction.



NOTE: TZM is not associated with any of the projects or organizations listed below. They are mentioned here just because they might partially help propagate TZM’s train of thought independently and because of the relevance of their aims to that of the movement’s.





OVERALL UNDERSTANDING



PROPAGATIVE IDEA

GOAL

RESOURCE

Scientific Method

To look at everything from a neutral viewpoint

YouTube Video


Systems Approach

To understand that everything is interconnected

YouTube Video


Assessing Scientific Findings

To assess scientific research findings in different areas of study

YouTube Video






PERSONAL & PUBLIC HEALTH



PROPAGATIVE IDEA

GOAL

PROJECT(S)

LINK(S)

Generic Medicine

To consume medicine without the brand so as to reduce corporate monopolies

Jan Aushadhi (Govt of India)



http://janaushadhi.gov.in/

Physical Health

To engage in various activities for physical well being

Raahgiri Day (Delhi)



http://raahgiriday.com/


Inner Peace & Health

To meditate for a balanced mind

Vipassana (Pan India)



www.dhamma.org


Printable Medicine

3D-Print medicine at your home

Fab@Home Project



www.fabathome.org


http://bit.ly/1AYIRuI





ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION



PROPAGATIVE IDEA

GOAL

PROJECT(S)

LINK(S)

Self-Designed Learning

To spread self-teaching methods rather than following school syllabi

Swaraj University (Udaipur)




SECMOL (Ladakh)




EBHLE (Mandangad)




School in the Cloud



www.swarajuniversity.org







www.secmol.org







www.http://ebhle.com/






www.theschoolinthecloud.org

Massive Open Online Courses

To acquire world class specialized education for free

Coursera




EdX




Khan Academy




MIT OpenCourseWare




Yale OpenCourseWare



www.coursera.org







www.edx.org







www.khanacademy.com






http://ocw.mit.edu/






http://oyc.yale.edu/





SUSTAINABLE FOOD PRODUCTION



PROPAGATIVE IDEA

GOAL

PROJECT(S)

LINK(S)

Permaculture

To create regenerative and self-maintained agricultural systems modeled from natural ecosystems

Rico Zook's Permaculture Workshop (Darjeeling)

www.i-permaculture.org


Urban Agriculture

To provide an abundance of food using advanced production methods

Pet Bharo Project (India)




Hamari Krishi (India)




Garden Guru (Bangalore)




Green Tech Life (Bangalore)




Cybernated Farm Systems (USA)



http://petbharoproject.co.in







http://hamarikrishi.com






http://www.gardenguru.in







www.greentechlife.in







www.cyberfarmsystems.com

Open-Source Seeds

To make seeds available to everyone

Open Source Seed Initiative (Global)



http://www.opensourceseedinitiative.org/





HUMANISTIC VALUES



PROPAGATIVE IDEA

GOAL

PROJECT(S)/RESOURCES

LINK(S)

The Human & its Purpose

Understanding the human, its purpose, its relation with other humans and nature

Madhyasth Darshan (Pan-India Workshops)



http://madhyasth-darshan.info


Human Unity

To bring out the oneness in us

Soka Gakkai (Worldwide)




One Asia Project (Auroville)

www.sgi.org






www.oneasiaproject.org


Equality

Equality of sex, gender, sexual orientation, stature, race, caste, Creed, religion, etc

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/






ADVANCED MATERIAL GOODS PRODUCTION



PROPAGATIVE IDEA

GOAL

PROJECT(S)

LINK(S)

3D Printing

To spread awareness about 3D Printing as a wasteless manufacturing method

Fab@Home Project




Autodesk Spark Investment Fund





Autodesk Open Source 3D Printer



www.fabathome.org







http://spark.autodesk.com/fund







http://www.autodesk.com/campaigns/spark.

Material Goods Designing

Open-source designing of material goods

Collaborative Design System (TZM Global)



http://thezeitgeistmovementforum.org/tzm-project-global-redesign-institute/





WASTE REDUCTION



PROPAGATIVE IDEA

GOAL

PROJECT(S)

LINK(S)

Modular Thinking

To produce modular material goods for easy upgradation so as to reduce solid waste

Google Ara (Modular Smartphone)





Blocks (Modular Smartwatch)





MakerMex 3D Printer





FLUX 3D Printer





Phonebloks (Modular Electronics)



www.projectara.com








www.chooseblocks.com







http://www.makermex.com








http://flux3dp.com






www.phonebloks.com

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Reduce solid waste generation

RUR (Mumbai)

www.rur.co.in





REDEFINING WORK



PROPAGATIVE IDEA

GOAL

PROJECT(S)

LINK(S)

Reducing Work Hours

To reduce labor hours globally

4 Hour Work Day (Global)

www.4hourworkday.org

Following One's Passions in Life

To draw a line between earning a living and life's passions

Head2Heart Retreats (Bir, Himachal Pradesh)

http://www.sahajfoundation.in/head2heart-retreat.html





ACCESS



PROPAGATIVE IDEA

GOAL

PROJECT(S)

LINK(S)

Open Source Thinking

The blueprint of anything should be available to everyone to edit and build upon

Open Source Software



Open Source Hardware




Open Source Ecology





WikiHouse



http://bit.ly/opensourcesoftwareprojects



http://bit.ly/opensourcehardwareprojects





www.opensourceecology.org









http://www.wikihouse.cc

Creative Commons

To share creative works without property rights

Creative Commons



www.creativecommons.org

Resource Sharing & Collaborative Consumption

To lend/borrow/give/take resources (without any scope for profit) as and when needed

Streetbank (Global)




Freecycle (Global)




The Free Store (Thane)



www.streetbank.com







www.freecycle.org







https://www.facebook.com/FreeStoreThane

Giftivism

To shift from monetary transaction to trust

Moved By Love (Ahmedabad)

www.movedbylove.org

Collaboration & Cooperation


CouchSurfing




Gift Circles

https://www.couchsurfing.com






http://www.shareable.net/blog/a-circle-of-gifts





GOING MONEYLESS



PROPAGATIVE IDEA

GOAL

PROJECT(S)

LINK(S)

Unconditional Basic Income

To give every human access to the basic necessities of life

Basic Income Earth Network (Global)



www.basicincome.org/bien/

Alternative Inflation-Free Currencies

To create inflation-free currencies

Peer Coin

(Constant inflation of 1% per year)



http://www.peercoin.net

Mutual Credit Systems

To get past the usage of money

TimeBank (USA)




Local Exchange Trading Systems (LETS)

http://timebanks.org






http://www.gmlets.u-net.com/design/home.html





SUSTAINABILITY



PROPAGATIVE IDEA

GOAL

PROJECT(S)

LINK(S)

Microgeneration of Renewable Energy

To generate renewable energy at the individual/community level

EBHLE (Mandangad)




MinVayu (Auroville)



Windmill Course (Pune)

www.ebhle.com






www.minvayu.org



Email: anutideman[at]gmail[dot]com

Sustainable Living

To get a taste of what actual sustainability is

Sadhana Forest (Auroville)




Natueco Farm (Indore)



SECMOL (Ladhak)




Sreejan (Bhopal)



Navadarshanam (Bangalore)




Parivartan (MP)

http://sadhanaforest.org/en/






http://sadhanaforest.org/en/





http://www.secmol.org/





http://sreejan.org/



http://www.navadarshanam.org/






http://sulins.org/rajeev-kr-pal/

RBE Design

To redesign what the world could look like if current technological methods are applied for sustainable design

Global Redesign Institute (TZM Global)



www.globalredesigninstitute.org


http://bit.ly/1FA0ZL9


http://bit.ly/1AYI6So





ALTERNATIVE GOVERNANCE



PROPAGATIVE IDEA

GOAL

PROJECT(S)

LINK(S)

Decentralization

To bring the power from a higher authority down to the very people who are affected by the decisions

UNDP-DDC Decentralized Governance of Natural Resources

http://bit.ly/1qQMjhX



Open Source Government

To allow citizens to get informed, join the conversation and vote on topics

The Net Party (Argentina)




Democracy OS



http://partidodelared.org/







http://democracyos.org