Rescue Earth System

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Become a VOLUNTEER and / or DONOR and help us Rescue Earth by joining the Rescue Earth System. Free online courses and so much more awaits you. Be the change! Earth needs you!

Rescue Earth System -- South Africa

Log Your Volunteer Hours and Your Donations

When you volunteer to help Rescue Earth from ecosystem collapse, you are participating in one of society’s most noble efforts to ensure a better future for all life on Earth. This includes donating towards or volunteering in actions that help the world achieve the 17 goals and 169 targets of the of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) — agreements that are underwritten by the South African government. By joining the Rescue Earth System you can LOG (get recognition for) your Volunteer Hours and / or your Donations

The initial allocations are extremely generous. The reason for the ‘generosity’ is that we wish to reward early adopters. Also, to be most effective, the system requires an optimal circulation threshold of available tokens (point / units-of-exchange) to be reached, and we believe the early adopters should be the people that benefit from this allocation.

What you get by joining today:

You get 108,000 RE worth of Sustainability Credits — from which you will get 90 discount points (DP) per month — plus you get a once-off allocation of 100 Qu (Quanta) which you can use to purchase home grown veggies, heirloom seeds, homemade products, elective courses, etc. from any Community Exchange member. You can use your DP to get discounts on Regenerative Health & Lifestyle products.

You also get 3,000 Blitz (BZ) units which you can use for a Permablitz. The 3,000 BZ is equal to 1 Permaculture Designer @ 3 BZ per minute plus 7 volunteers @ 1 BZ per minute working for 5 hours on a Permablitz located at your property or at a location nominated by you. The Permablitz System will be starting soon.

All members get free access to Level 1 to 12+1 of the online Regenerative Systems Design Course — the RSD MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). The competency evaluations, practicals and elective courses are paid for in Quanta (Qu). The Regenerative Systems Design Courses will provide students of all ages and cultural backgrounds with the knowledge and skills to design a thriving regenerative society.

The multilingual courses will cater for all levels of interest, education, cultural background, etc. from home gardeners to off-grid homesteaders to farmers and businesses to regenerative development consultants and community leaders. The first courses will be open for registration on 1 September 2021.

What you can do on the Sustainability Credit Exchange

The Sustainability Credit Exchange is a highly secure transaction platform based on banking software. It is also a dynamic searchable geo-directory of volunteer projects, donors, businesses and volunteers.

The tokens and points (units-of-exchange) that are available on your profile are: BZ, DP, pRE, Qu and RE. Below is a brief summary of the tokens and points that you can use.

BZ — Blitz

BZ tokens are used by the Permablitz System for Permablitz participants to exchange / swap time. 1 BZ equals 1 minute of participant time. 2 BZ equals 1 minute of specialist time and 3 BZ equals 1 minute of a certified Permaculture Designers time. A specialist is for example, a plumber, an electrician, a carpenter, etc. plus anyone that has completed Level 3 of the RSD Course

The first 1,000 new members will get rewarded with an early-bird bonus of 3,000 BZ. Although public space Permablitzes were originally supposed to increase the amount of BZ in circulation, the Covid-19 pandemic changed that goal. The 3,000,000 BZ in bonus BZ will be enough to kick-start the system. Public space Permablitzes (Permascapes) will soon be able to fulfill this role again.

What is a Permablitz? A Permablitz is a rapid makeover / restoration of a property to be more regenerative, resilient and sustainable using permaculture as a guide. The term permablitz is a contraction of permaculture and blitz, where a blitz simply means a focused effort to get something done.

To be defined as a permablitz each project must be underpinned by a permaculture design done by someone with a Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) –- the most basic permaculture qualification. Permablitz projects are predominantly in more urban / peri-urban landscapes.

You may donate your BZ to an NPO / CBO or a friend!

DP — Discount Points

The monthly Discount Point (DP) allocation is based on a volunteers’ RE balance at the end of each month — 1 DP is allocated per 1200 RE. A transfer of 1 DP per discounted product purchased is used as (1) a member identification method and (2) to limit the quantity of products purchased.

The more someone volunteers, the more RE they accumulate, and the more discounted products they can purchase! For example: A person with 120 000 RE would get 100 DP. They would be able to buy 100 products that offer a range of discounts between 5% and 50%. Rescue Earth Exchange members can use DP when shopping online at the Syntropy Network.

Discounts are the norm! Most people buy 100s of discounted products every month at multiple retailers and other businesses. Many consumers are also members of ‘loyalty’ systems that offer exclusive members-only discounts for example, Discovery Health, Banks, Coffee Club, etc.

For example: Discovery

With the new benefit, members can now save 25% upfront on a wide range of sports gear and equipment and fitness devices at Sportsmans Warehouse and Totalsports. And Vitality and Discovery Bank clients can save up to 75% upfront on qualifying fitness devices and Nike performance footwear and apparel at Sportsmans Warehouse, Totalsports and Nike stores (excluding Nike Factory stores and Nike.com).

For a massive 75% upfront discount on Vitality Active Gear, join Discovery Bank and access your personalised discount based on your product type and card colour, qualifying spend and Vitality Money status. This means that members can save from 10% to 75% upfront on qualifying fitness devices and Nike performance footwear and apparel if they’re a Vitality Health member with a qualifying Discovery Bank product and Vitality Money.

pRE — Patron RESCUE

Patron RESCUE (pRE) are a non-transferable register of monetary ‘support’ made by individuals towards the 20+ Rescue Earth Initiatives and the approved projects of the Regenerative Community Action Network by purchasing Quanta. All the income is distributed by the Regenerative Restoration Fund. In other words pRE are used to log your contribution to the Regenerative Restoration Fund. See Quanta (Qu) below for more information.

On average, each South African needs to contribute R2,000 towards the regenerative restoration of South Africa! However … Some will pay more, some will pay less, and most will not pay at all, but a total of approximately R60 Billion is required for non-labour costs such as the purchase or hiring of wood chippers, earth moving equipment, farm equipment, spares, fuel, etc. and another R60 Billion is required by the Regenerative Community Action Network (Regen CAN).

All funds and equipment etc. will be managed by a special purpose co-operative that is ‘owned’ by pRE supporters that have exchanged a minimum of R10,000 towards the Regenerative Restoration Fund by purchasing Quanta. Furthermore, co-operative members need to reach a prescribed level of volunteer RE and pRE before they are eligible to be directors.

Very little VAT and taxes will be due because all funds raised from exchanging ZAR for Qu tokens go to purchase fixed assets (machinery, mobile abattoir, etc.) and materials & services (fuel, servicing, rock dust, packaging, etc.), most of which are purchased from VAT vendors, and because most of the ZAR funds raised are used to produce the premium food that is purchased with Quanta.

pRE are not transferable but can be inherited from a deceased member.

Qu — Quanta

Quanta (Qu) are used for community exchange transactions between members — e.g. swapping out home grown vegetables, for hiring a chipper from MULCH MANIA, when buying heirloom seeds, paying for a practical course, an elective course, etc. — and the RO*Food CSA (Community Supported Agriculture).

A core goal of the RO*Food CSA is to enable the development of a Regenerative Food & Health System. Most of the Qu tokens issued will be used to pay for the premium on Certified RO*Food products — meat, eggs, preserves, fruit & vegetables, etc. via the special purpose co-operative. All the Qu tokens are then resold to members.

In summary: Every Quanta (Qu) token issued is an exchange for ZAR that goes to fund a Rescue Earth Initiative. In the context of the Rescue Earth System, Qu functions as a transition enabling token.

Furthermore, a 10% transaction fee constantly reduces Qu circulation in the Community Exchange System, and within 4 years, when new Qu tokens will stop being issued, the 10% Social Compact fee plus the PREMIUM RO*Food surcharge ensures that there will be no tradable Qu tokens within 1 year. In other words, Quanta would have served its purpose within 5 years.

When Sustainability Credit Exchange membership reaches a total of 10,000 members, all fundraising (the Regenerative Restoration Fund and ads 4 a cause fundraising) and the Community Exchange System will be managed by the special purpose co-operative mentioned above. Members will own and have full control of the fundraising, assets and transactional components of the system.

RE — RESCUE — Sustainability Credits

A RESCUE — pronounced as rescue — is a measurable Sustainability Credit and Carbon Credit. RESCUE are represented by the RE ‘token’ symbol when using the Sustainability Credit Exchange. Although RE are not transferable, they can be inherited from a deceased member.

1 minute volunteer time = 1 RE = +/- 1 kg CO2e sequestrated from the atmosphere.

Volunteers volunteer to projects that are members of the Rescue Earth System and are awarded 1 RE per minute they volunteer by the project they are volunteering at. N.B. The Rescue Earth System does not have its own projects.

The only income that the Rescue Earth System (Regenerative Systems) receives is the R100 initial once-off joining fee. All other funds are paid directly to NPOs or to the special purpose co-operative.

AV — Ad Value

Although individuals do not have the AV token / unit-of-exchange listed on their profile, they can influence the distribution of AV when they cite their choice of NPO that is listed on the RESCUE Exchange..

Who uses AV? AV allocations are sold by NPOs via the RESCUE Exchange to businesses and the proceeds are paid directly into the NPOs bank account. Businesses use AV to pay their ads 4 a cause advertising account.

In the near future, a cited NPO will receive a proportional percentage of the total AV allocated to NPOs each month. This is calculated as follows: a NPO’s citations divided by total citations of all NPOs times 100. For example: 451 / 12 682 * 100 = 3.56%. The NPO will receive 3.56% of the months AV allocation.

Early Adopter Rewards — Sustainability Credit Exchange

Listed in the table below, are the early adopter rates and bonuses.

N.B. In addition to 100 Qu, the first 1,000 new members also get 3,000 BZ.
An explanation of the titles in the table below:
Members :: Total members of the Rescue Earth System
RE Bonus :: The RE reward you get for joining in this band (threshold)
New :: How many new members there are in the band (threshold)
RE in hrs :: The Bonus RE you get in Hours — 1 RE = 1 minute
Qu :: The Qu allocation you get
Members Bonus RE New RE in hrs Qu
100
108 000
100
1 800
100
300
97 200
200
1 620
100
600
86 400
300
1 440
100
1 000
75 600
400
1 260
100
1 500
64 800
500
1 080
100
2 500
54 000
1 000
900
100
4 000
43 200
1 500
720
100
6 000
32 400
2 000
540
100
10 000
21 600
4 000
360
100
20 000
10 800
10 000
180
-
100 000
1 800
80 000
30
-

What you get by joining today:

You get 108,000 RE worth of Sustainability Credits — from which you will get 90 discount points (DP) per month — plus you get a once-off allocation of 100 Qu (Quanta) which you can use to purchase home grown veggies, heirloom seeds, homemade products, elective courses, etc. from any Community Exchange member. You can use your DP to get discounts on Regenerative Health & Lifestyle products.

You also get 3,000 Blitz (BZ) units which you can use for a Permablitz. The 3,000 BZ is equal to 1 Permaculture Designer @ 3 BZ per minute plus 7 volunteers @ 1 BZ per minute working for 5 hours on a Permablitz located at your property or at a location nominated by you. The Permablitz System will be starting soon.

All members get free access to Level 1 to 12+1 of the online Regenerative Systems Design Course — the RSD MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). The competency evaluations, practicals and elective courses are paid for in Quanta (Qu). The Regenerative Systems Design Courses will provide students of all ages and cultural backgrounds with the knowledge and skills to design a thriving regenerative society.

The multilingual courses will cater for all levels of interest, education, cultural background, etc. from home gardeners to off-grid homesteaders to farmers and businesses to regenerative development consultants and community leaders. The first courses will be open for registration on 1 September 2021.

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