Achieving true sustainability worldwide begins with a platform that is flexible enough to adapt to each society it enables transactions to occur in. Taking wisdom from the locals and unique ways of doing things that respect nature and existing social bonds. Integrating each fabric within the an actual "best local practices" construct––adding expert advice to local knowhow, judiciously and with respect.
The teeth is the money that flows through the system, fabric is not anti-capitalist, it is rather concerned with the end result of capital use and avoiding the classical "tragedy of the commons" scenarios that play out every day.
Fabric begins with a small tropical destination (say Boracay) because that is easiest to encapsulate in a beta. The platform has the potential of quickly reaching a critical mass of in-the-know travelers, spreading the idea far and wide. It enlarges to include many emerging urban neighborhoods and ultimately there is a fabric everywhere, helping define money flow in a way that does not impinge of sovereignty but amplifies the positive ways in which development can take place.
Preserving nature, limiting emissions, solving pollution issues, providing local sustainability employment, fostering creativity, rewarding well thought-out businesses, creating money from virtue. Putting our financial systems into service of a concept of Gross National Happiness, not ghost residences and parked wealth.
The platform itself is a dynamic layered map with popup text when on mobile, and an almost Wikipedia-like resource, in addition to a transactional site, on the traditional Web. Anything TripAdviser or Uber or Agoda or Priceline or Expedia offers, fabric offers in a more intuitive way. And with super customized, locally written, regularly updated reviews of places.
Fabric projects are also highlighted. As are events and funded and proposed projects. Gatherings happen that bring people together planting trees, reading, learning, playing music, whatever.
The effect of the fabric projects (tied to eCommerce and eLearning) in each locale are designed to be profoundly positive and inherently bespoke. Both in bringing in money and creating social fabric, and in preserving the natural element of the Earth––diverting money to leading edge sustainability technologies and programs that can be quickly implemented.
Also ensuring that the right kinds of businesses that recycle, plant, do not build right up to the property line, care about the local wildlife, provide gainful jobs, and make traveler's stays wonderful, are rewarded for their work. Bringing visitors to original music, arts, crafts, dance, paraw sailing, responsible marine and urban experiences.
Even conglomerates are starting to recognize that current capitalist constructs mean nothing if the Earth is doomed to diminishment and possible extinction. Let us enlarge the conception of what Earth is and move to a new paradigm.