2018 sees the Spirit Of Bethune “Waking Up”
The rise of fascism, abrupt climate change and economic chaos has begun to devastate our beautiful world.
The real Bethune was a humanitarian and strong anti-fascist.
Bethune was alive and highly active in saving lives in the rising chaos just before the outbreak of the second world war.
Again, we are entering an era of Climate Chaos, Social and Economic Chaos. But the enemy is us.
We’re Urgently Fundraising to:
1.) make a DOCUMENTARY,
2.) start a World Sustainability Tour
3.) develop and produce our A-I-Panda Avatar Toy – the Augmented Intelligence interface between humanity and the natural world_\!/
In China, 11/11 (November 11) is Singles Day, or now better known as Online Shopping day. We’re going to do something MEANINGFUL_\!/
In the “Spirit Of Bethune” – Raising Money for projects to improve the health and longevity of humanity_\!/
Explainer Video: (2:50)
Mindless Consumerism is destroying the planet
We are providing a meaningful, environmentally-friendly and unique “Memory Auction” of personal items collected during travels through China and around the world.
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Items for Memory Auction
in Sunday’s MEMORY AUCTION and the “Last Goodbye” to the Spirit Of Bethune farm.
Visit the beautiful grounds of the “Spirit Of Bethune” farm_\!/
Some of the meaningful stories and small valuable items available for a donation bid_\!/
Famous, Classic “Yellow Rubber Duck” SIGNED gift from www.FlorentijnHofman.nl
Star-Studded heritage of the simple Rubber Duck –
LCP (soon A-I-Panda.com) and DaLong get along well with The world-famous artist/designer Florentijn Hofman and his iconic Rubber Duck…
Jackie Chan invites LCP (and me) to make friends with Rubber Duck
Coming Soon: XiaoYaBi
Spirit Of Bethune Farm greenhouse (now gone!)
CPG cap from filmmaker James Cameron and Vince Pace Group “CPG” (Avatar, Titanic) special memory from Hollywood_\!/
DaLong (Philip McMaster) at “Spirit Of Bethune” farm with www.A-I-Panda.com AKA “Wednesday” the Low Carbon Panda_\!/
Ducks, geese and chickens at the farm.
The farm is being demolished to make way for healthy trees so Beijing residents can breathe cleaner air_\!/
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…if you can’t come on the last Memory Auction day, (Sunday 11th) you can still participate in the “Spirit Of Bethune” and support with a Generous Donation:
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The Spirit Of Bethune in Nepal
Following in the humanitarian footsteps of the good doctor Bethune, Philip McMaster a Blockchain Ambassador also from Canada, is again travelling through the mountain country of Nepal – one of the most vulnerable nations on Earth (containing almost every climactic region on the planet, from tropical sea-level to the 3rd Pole) including the highest point on Earth, Mt. Everest.
Last year (2017) was the research and development expedition “Blockchain to Everest” exploring methods and locations to introduce “Caring Currency” the new “Social Credit” SDGtoken and explaining the new Blockchain technology for recording social values and employing a physical game using “Block” analogies to help explain the process.
This year (2018) the planned “SDG2EVEREST” project continues (although funding for concept founder Philip McMaster did not come through and the EcoEverest Expedition continues without him) …and in spite of the lack of financial support, he forges ahead with Social Credit to expand the SDG Challenge project and goes where he is invited and needed – this time to underdeveloped but beautiful Western Nepal “Rara Lake” area.
Back to the ORIGINAL MISSION of the BLOCKCHAIN
Instead of jet-setting around to promotional conferences at posh locations and facilities around the world, “preaching to the choir” to further hype a technology that holds so much promise, “Blockchain Bethune” is actually “on the ground” this time in rural Nepal. Far from the business, political and academic power centres of the world, Nepal is the kind of social and economic environment where the original concept of Blockchain Technology was intended to benefit common people. (e.g. Bank the Unbanked )
SDG Wisdom and and Instilling Character
Blockchain Bethune (Philip McMaster) is not only concerned with the unbanked, those kept poor by systemic corruption, people denied urban-centered services and students needing to build reputation and differentiate themselves, but also revealing the WISDOM of the rural mountain people. Exploring the emerging ways to empower people to defeat fascist centralization and obedience to money, denial of people’s basic needs and lift the global blanket of thought control, Philip’s mission is to reveal and share the wisdom of the ages in solving the SDG’s as well as building up the personal confidence, competence and problem-solving skills and Individual Social Responsibility (ISR) in everyone he meets.
” Dear Friends, your URGENT DONATION is much needed, to continue the humanitarian efforts of “Blockchain Bethune” – working on the SDG challenge and “Race to SDG” in schools and vulnerable communities in Nepal…”
Donation – PayPal Email: contact (a)McMasterInstitute (dotcom)
Philip McMaster WeChat: “DaLong447218”
If you would like to help share Blockchain technology and the development of a non-monetary “Social Credit” system in Nepal – as a proving ground and showcase for Sustainable Development Goals around the world – please be generous and support the work and projects of Philip McMaster. As above, you can donate directly through “PayPal” to the McMaster Institute or use WeChat to transfer funds to Philip’s account. If you would like to discuss or confirm sending significant amounts, please send an email to contact (at) McMasterInstitute .(com).
BACKGROUND, MEANINGS and APPROACHES
The 17 plus ONE Global Goals, (SDG’s) agreed upon by 195 nations around the world on September 25th 2015 are Blockchain Bethune’s guide. There is nothing in our world more important than addressing the 17 plus ONE Global Goals.
The 18th goal is ISR – Individual Social Responsibility – YOU – what are YOU doing in your daily life to help the world achieve the 17 goals by 2030?
Living a Lifestyle Of Health Happiness And Sustainability LOHHAS
HOLISTIC, MULTI-DIMENSIONAL APPROACH
Combining the world’s Global Goals (awareness), the encouragement of Individual Social Responsibility (taking Direct Action) and the simple weekly ritual of SMILE ~ CHANGE ~ UNPLUG every “CHANGE WEDNESDAY” (repetition, purpose and sharing), Blockchain Bethune is trying to help those of us who need a NEW, NON-MONETARY WAY – ( through SOCIAL CREDIT ) – to incentivize / reward / compensate people for their contributions and work supporting our communities and societies, and most importantly BE PREPARED for the inevitable adaptations required to live a LOHHAS lifestyle (eg Pollution and Climate Change) … finally attracting the benefits of UBI – Universal Basic Income for a Healthier, Happier more Sustainable life.
A PRACTICAL, REAL-WORLD APPLICATION of BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY in PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE TOURISM and SOLVING the SDG’s
Amazing Race to SDG “Game” Project – Video from RARA LAKE
1 minute introduction to where the BLOCKCHAIN can make a REAL DIFFERENCE
Part of the SDGchallenge, the Amazing “Race to SDG” is a Quality, Sustainable Tourism program developing the use of Blockchain Technology (Distributed Ledger Technology, DLT) to register, incentivize, record and share the interactions between Caring, Quality Tourists and Local Communities to benefit the whole world.
These Social Credit interactions are designed to satisfy and benefit the needs of ALL parties and stakeholders –
A.) the desire for the tourist to have a unique, customized experience, transforming tourists from being Part Of the Problem (POP) to clearly being Part Of the Solution (POS) as consicous, respected and truly welcome travellers. Qualifying as a HIGH-QUALITY TOURIST.
B.) the desire of individuals within local communities to be respected, well regarded and to have the opportunity to succeed while remaining a valued member of the community. Qualifying as an “SDG FRIENDLY” COMMUNITY
C.) the need for communities to BALANCE Social, Environmental and Economic realities without losing their self-sovereignty, control over their lives and positive cultural values. HIGH QUALITY of LIFE, RESILIENT LOHHAS COMMUNITIES
D.) the opportunity for individual community members to benefit economically while also contributing to the overall wealth of the community. MANAGING EXPECTATIONS and PROTECTING the COMMONS as Part Of the Solution (POS)
E.) the need to differentiate, protect and promote the Unique Selling Propositions (USP’s) of each community, based on People, Place and Product. INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION OF LOCAL CONSUMPTION. Accomplished by:
1.) encouraging cultural diversity and authentic presentation and sharing (People),
2.) maintaining a beautiful, authentic, unpolluted (physical, visual and sound) environment (Place)
3.) promoting exclusive and locally produced product to be consumed and enjoyed within local environmental conditions.
[image: Rhododendron Drink]
V2S – Value to Society – Earning SOCIAL CREDIT in the amazing Race to SDG
Individual Tourists and Community Members will earn “Points” and “SDGTokens” of appreciation from each other as they exchange information about how the Sustainable Development Goals are being addressed and solved in each community, acknowledging and reflecting the collective and Individual Social Responsibility (ISR) of visitors and members of the community.
Each participating tourist and representative community member will download a Caring Currency e-wallet www.CaringCurrency.com
Destinations desiring to be listed in the Race to SDG will apply for evaluation and qualification by local student teams.
Starting with a limited number of pre-qualified, registered and listed “SDG-Friendly” destinations. Visiting tourists will be guided by the Nepal Tourism Board starting with visits to a set of promotional destinations.
DEGREES and INCENTIVES,
“SDG Friendly” Destinations will be classified in 3 tiers of access for participants to achieve. Staring with 1, then 2 and finally 3.
(1) SDG Traveller – Common and easily accessible, festivals, typical long-term “tourist” destinations
(2) SDG Adventurer – Uncommon communities off the beaten path, newly identified “must see” communities, Provincial and National Parks
(3) SDG Responsible Explorer – Exclusive, Restricted Access areas, Special Permits required for Culturally and Environmentally protected areas
Tourist traveling visitors and local community members will receive SDGtokens after completing Quizzes, Tasks or Contributions (QTC’s) at every level. Caring Currency points are non-transferable and cumulative but deactivated after exchange for SDG tokens. Tokens can be received, given and invested. Rankings and Ratings of individuals, enterprises and communities will appear on the SDG17index.
LEVEL 1 – FROM TOURIST TO TRAVELLER – GRADUATING from a HIGH SCHOOL for TOURISTS
Everyone can visit and build up SDG Social Credit points in 1st level tourism destinations – common destinations and easily accessible festivals and tourism-ready communities. Generally speaking, interactions and tasks at this basic, common level are the least valuable, because they are easily arranged and there is a greater opportunity for interactions to be found – whether they are Quizzes, Tasks or Contributions (QTC’s). Also, because of the greater complexity of the community and the ease with which individual interactions are obtained, there will be temptations for cheaters to try to misrepresent, shortcut, attempt to buy/sell or otherwise fraudulently obtain the points and SDGtokens. This is where the BLOCKCHAIN will shine. Participants will quickly learn that the underlying tracking system of the Race to SDG is infallible, and unlike other games, deception and shortcuts don’t win. The first level will be a familiarization or learning level, with greater margins of error for mistakes and miscalculations. Bonus points for posting #SDGchallenge – what I learned about solutions to the Global Goals in ………
LEVEL 2 – EARNING YOUR DEGREE as a TRAVELLER, LIVING AND SHARING A LOHHAS LIFESTYLE
At the next level up, (level 2) less developed regions off the main road, the opportunity to interact with locals is more limited and the seeking, finding and matching of SDG Solutions in the Quizzes, Tasks and Contributions is more difficult to find. Naturally level 2 interactions are more valuable for both parties – the tourist “seeker”, the competitive ranking of the interacting local SDG community member and the defined SDG Friendly Community itself. Locations and Timestamped Blockchain Registered Points and Tokens from previous level 1 Checkpoints can open up secret paths to interesting and more valuable Quizzes, Tasks and Contribution opportunities in level 2, potentially revealing hidden treasures, [Easter eggs – Nepali equivalent?] all the while building up the traveller’s Social Credit faster by taking the “Road less travelled” “off the beaten path”. Easier access for those with larger followings on social media who share #SDGchallenge #RacetoSDG travel stories.
LEVEL 3 – EXPLORING THE LIMITS – A MASTERS DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY
The top level (level 3) is the most difficult and restricted destination level to enter – you must have honestly earned adequate Caring Currency points and SDGtokens from both level 1 and level 2 to get the required permits for level 3. Maybe you are citizen-scientist, a teacher, a birdwatcher or flower-lover, a photographer, filmmaker or social media blogger that will let the world know “How you got there”, “why it’s so special” and “the honour it is to be a guest of this community”. Being allowed to pass through the checkpoints at Level 3 represents the “prize” destinations of the country – Rara Lake – Everest – delicate places of rare and exclusive beauty where tourism impacts are high, but clearly welcoming to those who have earned their way. This level is also the masters’ level of interaction with local communities – remember the purpose of the Race to SDG – to achieve the 17 Global Goals by 2030 – So level 3 is where the model SDG Behaviour exists among the communities and visitors – everyone in the community is “on board” working to solve the goals – no litter, no pollution, carefully protected water sources, swift and severe punishment for those who damage the communities rating and ranking, and a civilized competition to be the most SDG-Friendly community in the world.
Some successes in the travels of “BLOCKCHAIN BETHUNE”
Introducing the potential for a LOHHAS Lifestyle of Health, Happiness And Sustainability based on BLOCKCHAIN Technology – to serve the most vulnerable and power the SDG Challenge – the Sustainable Development Goals.
The McMaster Institute for Sustainable Development in Commerce
The Hong-Kong based McMaster Institute, named after the McMaster family and their generational characteristics of public service, care and safeguarding, intellectual anti-elitism, anti-fascism and general concern for the world, is applying to a UNICEF program to fund BLOCKCHAIN developments, that will – of course – help children.
As the African saying goes: “it takes a village to raise a child” therefore we fundamentally we need to improve the ISR (Individual Social Responsibility) of community members to immediately and urgently address the Sustainable Development Goals of ALL our human communities.
In his travels, Philip McMaster (aka Blockchain Bethune) has met UNICEF workers who support the efforts to develop new ways of funding / financing and expanding the opportunities for individuals to “Be Part Of the Solution” and be rewarded and supported for their altruistic efforts. The 3 minute video below is a rough introduction for the selections committee to understand our effort to create an open-source, peer-to-peer blockchain-based “Direct Donation” system to promote solving the SDG’s before 2030.
UPDATE April 26th 2018: We have been shortlisted by UNICEF to expand on our project – Looking for meaningful work? Join our team_\!/ www.CaringCurrency.com