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Week 1: Unsustainable systems and examples of disruptions (March 4-10, 2019)

What are the systems sustaining our unsustainability? What are some examples of disruptions which have occurred or which are on the horizon?

We invite you to share up to three ideas in response to the following guiding questions:

  1. What major systems are keeping society on an unsustainable and inequitable path and will make it difficult for sustainability transformations to occur?
    • You might think about political-economic systems, technology and infrastructure systems, or human and social systems.
  2. What major systems-level disruptions (changing the fabric of society) have taken place in the past or do you see happening in the near future?
    • You might think about policy-economic disruptions, technological disruptions, or other types of disruptions altogether.


Week 2: Disrupting unsustainable systems (March 11-17, 2019)

How might we disrupt the systems sustaining our unsustainability?

We invite you to submit their ideas for a major disruption, regardless of how feasible it might be, which could disrupt one or more systems keeping society on an unsustainable and inequitable path. You will be able to select from the systems described in Week 1 and/or add additional systems which haven’t yet been raised.

We encourage you to try to communicate the idea behind your disruption in the title and the short, 280-character Summary field. This will make it easier for other participants to review the submissions next week and vote.


Week 3: Voting on disruptions (March 18-24, 2019)

Which disruptions from Week 2 have the highest potential to positively influence transformations toward enhanced sustainability and equity around the world?

We invite you to read through the disruptions submitted in the previous week and vote on those you believe have the highest potential to steer our global society onto a more sustainable path for both environment and people.

Each participant has 15 votes total. You can allot between 1 and up to a maximum of 5 votes to any one disruption - so you can vote 5 times each for 3 disruptions, or vote 1 time each for 15 disruptions (or any other combination you like).