What is Sustainocracy?

Sustainocracy stands for “Sustainable human progress” and “Democracy”. It centers the focus of our attention on the sustainable existence of our species within the context, wealth and limitations of our natural habitat on planet Earth. The democracy version is real time and in multidisciplinary co-creation.

Sustainocracy was born in the STIR Foundation (Eindhoven, the Netherlands). STIR was established in 2009 after the credit crisis motivated to look at new mindsets and ways of developing society in a sustainable manner. Sustainocracy establishes five core natural human values that are necessary to assure by continuously adjusting our wellness to our ever changing environment. Those core values are hence a responsibility that is shared among all human beings and the institutions that we establish.

“A wellness driven, sustainable society is a shared responsibility and co-creation, not a politically managed cost or financial profit and loss account”

Sustainocracy invites all stakeholders of a regional community to engage into this responsibility together. Those stakeholders are:

  • Local government that develops infrastructures and certain common services
  • Local entrepreneurship that offer innovation and adjust their own functioning to the principles of the Pyramide Paradigm or 4 x Profit phylosophy
  • Local citizens that engage, participate and change if necessary their lifestyle, customers and rituals
  • Local science that offers applicable knowledge and engages to develop values driven research
  • Local schools for values driven learning processes, co-creation and participation

A Sustainocrat is in change of connecting the clusters of diverse participants around the priorities and values driven processes. Like this all interact on the basis of equality, respect, trust and cocreation (the colomn of ethical values).

STIR can be seen as a tree that ideologically and practically spans the world. The DNA is Sustainocracy. On this tree prioritized branches appear that symbiotically engage with the surroundings. Clusters develop as ripe fruit that eventually disconnects from the tree and live a life of their own, within the context of the DNA it carries and the purpose it serves. Like this our worldwide community becomes a cluster of clusters.

The STIR tree