These future paths explore how I could use the portfolio of concepts to lead me forward in my practice and my relationship with the environmental conservation sector, in order to evolve the intervention over time.
Build the mobile application, launch the community of practice.
Develop them into a platform for environmental monitoring, evaluation and storytelling.
Example: SmartCitizen - a smart cities hardware project which developed a global community data platform.
Develop workshop resource, open source, create a consulting service to do this for groups.
In isolation, this may be valuable but unlikely to create a significant impact.
Example: The Platform Design Toolkit - an open source resource which evolved from a consulting practice.
Start an Impact Studio to work at the intersection of socio-cultural and technological systems change.
Dedicate energy to reimagining challenges at the heart of the environmental conservation sector.
Example: Swarm - creative collaborators working on positive change initiatives.
Develop a Fellowship Program for Conservation Leaders, focused on rapidly building new ways of being and practicing together.
Cross-sectoral and cross-disciplinary, building capacity in systems change work in the sector.
Examples: Lifehack Flourishing Fellowship, Systems Studio, School of Systems Change.
Run a social lab on biodiversity loss and 21st century conservation
This is one of the greatest leverage points, and the least well understood in the sector. It holds the greatest promise for meaningful change.
Examples: Sustainable Oceans Lab, Sustainable Food Lab, Landscape Finance Lab