Our Practice at Véhub™
The future of human existence depends on every Community on the planet building a bridge to its own future Green Island.
The bridge building will release the optimism that great changes require.
Véhub™ awards Your Community the tools for bridge building and solutions that can operate a Green Island.
Your Community should own its own green future – it’s the short cut to your circular green economy.
Véhub™ invites Communities to inform, use and own Véhub™.
The greentech revolution
Too many communities have no, too expensive, or too poor access to infrastructure and utilities. Integrated green infrastructure and utility solutions are by far the cheapest and obviously the future secure way forward.
Green technologies are the future. Implementing them correctly will begin an era of renewed economic development and hope for our communities and environment.
Fossil free technologies are by far the cheapest, running at next-to-nothing operational cost. Green energy will serve as the foundation for a green industrial revolution.
Unlike the technologies of the fossil age which rely on centralized production and vertical lines of distribution, green technologies are best implemented bottom up.
This means that local communities have a unique opportunity to take the lead in implementing this new generation of technologies. And by doing so, turn the hierarchy of our current economy on its head. Communities will become the drivers of the green transition – some of them entirely leapfrogging the fossil age – and they will reap the benefits.
Cheap access to infrastructure and utilities is a solid foundation for healthy economic development. Making infrastructure and utilities an investor-owned profit-center or a geopolitical tool undermines healthy community development.
We believe that the community should own its own green solutions. Instead of distant owners draining profit out of you, communities should aim to become self-sufficient.
Many communities are paying exorbitant prices for imported drinking water, extracted and bottled from far away. They pay high tariffs for power, generated and distributed from investor-owned distant power plants. But with the new generation of green technologies, this can all change.
Véhub™ offers solutions that reduce the cost burden on communities from day one. Even during repayment of the solution, you are saving money on power and water. And when the solution is repaid, you are down to operational cost. No more money draining out of your community.
Instead, you and your community can now use the green transition as steppingstones to start building your green and prosperous local economy.
Community ownership means that the economic potential of the green transition belongs to you.
Your own platform
The Véhub™ platform is by communities, for communities. When your community participates on Véhub™, you are part of the movement, and we will offer direct ownership to all participating communities. We do this to make sure that Véhub™ will always serve the priorities of the global movement for community development.
The global movement
For decades, a global movement has been building to become the biggest movement the world has ever seen. This movement has given birth to practices of circular economics and bottom-up development. We are witnessing the rise of the community.
It was Paul Hawken, author of Blessed Unrest, who first described the movement in detail. He did not invent it. But he shed light on something that was so massive, that we had all missed the wood for trees. This is a historic shift, a global movement for humanity. Its goal: Self-preservation.
At Véhub™, we see the many global crisis as interlinked. They are all symptoms of the same illness. Whether it is exploitation of people or resources; pollution of our atmosphere or institutions. It is about extracting value and externalizing costs.
From indigenous rights activists in the Amazon to a group of engineering students creating the next Greentech solution. From a community in the Sahel fighting desertification to a community in North America fighting homelessness. These many actions are all part of the same global response – like cells responding in unison as part of a single planetary immune response.
This global movement is not an organized structure with a headquarter issuing press releases, but rather a multitude of local efforts responding to the same illness in all its different shapes and forms. Their actions may be highly diverse, but in their entirety, they share key characteristics, indicating a collective cure for the shared illness.
A new socio-economic model is taking shape, that views the local community, its economy, and its engagement in environmental restoration, as a holistic whole. Replacing exploitative extraction with circular value chains, working in synergy like a well-functioning ecosystem. Instead of top-down annexation you have bottom-up development.
The movement has been underway for at least 50 years, and countless communities are reimagining their future. A bright green island on the horizon has become the shining beacon of hope for many. They are busy building their bridge to their green island.
- The first real wave of the movement came as we saw a common agenda emerging between progressives in the Western world and efforts in the Global South to stop the extractive model. The extractive economic model was easy for all to see in the late days of colonialism and its Cold War aftermath.
- Second, we saw a multitude of community-driven alternatives being established all over the world. These early bridge-building efforts gave us many of the tools and lessons that shape the field of community development today.
- The third wave of the global movement is characterized by efforts to create universal models based on local experiences. Blueprints for building bridges to our promising green islands. This is the time of global implementation.
Let’s join forces
Véhub™ is part of the global movement, and we are continuously looking for regional partners to help us reach communities around the world. You can become a Véhub™ partner and help onboard communities in your area on their journey to their green island.
The operating system of the green economy
Now we implement our green future. On Véhub™ we help you build the bridge to your green island. We store, analyze, and share the movement’s vast knowledge of bottom-up development and make it operational for everyone to use.
For any community starting their journey to a greener future, it all begins with a vision. This will vary from case to case – we all have our own little green island in mind.
Véhub™ is the engine that helps you forecast and document the effects of every step of your journey. We log the circularity of Vécoins in your community, the added value, the links between value chains, and the environmental footprint. Véhub™ is putting this bottom-up socio-economic model on a formula.
Governments and their ministries of finance have GDP and financial models reflecting the old economy – communities on Véhub™ have a holistic Community Strength Indexation to inform your development.
With Véhub™, every community will have the engineering blueprints available to build the bridge to their green island.