We are not in a climate crisis; we’re in a crisis of the human condition.
Many people say the systems need to change. We took this to heart and decided to co-create a system that can change our systems!
WELCOME TO THE TIPPING POINT SYSTEM
Become a co-creative Tipping Point for a World that Works for All!
The EARTHwise Tipping Point System starts with YOU! You and every single one of us are a vital point of connection, a leverage point through which a system can tip from one state to another. And yet, humanity has never truly explored the huge potential that lies within strategically selected and aligned tipping points. This is why the Tipping Point System exists.
Together, facilitated by engaging incentives, clever design, a little old wisdom, a lot of love, and guided by deep values, we can become the tipping points for making a leap into a radically different order of being.
Allow us to introduce the Tipping Point System on this page, where the best of our scientific knowledge, digital technologies, indigenous wisdom, entrepreneurial practice and collective leadership are brought together through a courageous team of Generative Mavericks, who have committed to unleashing and aligning our tipping point potentials for the good of the whole.
Why "Tipping Point System"
and why this decade?
Growth and Development does not need to cost Life
Despite massive societal outcries, countless climate crisis protests and decades of high-level meetings on Sustainable Development, Climate Change, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the staggering failure of leadership at COP25 in Madrid 2019, we are still on a business as usual trajectory. This trajectory will predictably result in untold suffering and irreparable human, ecosystemic and future generational loss.
We have taken on the challenge, to change this trajectory and invite you to join us.
Our Invitation & Commitment
The Tipping Point strategies are designed to engage cities and communities through TPS Contests, Games and Challenges in purposeful and meaningful positive human impacts. The Tipping Point activities include: Tipping Point Festivals, Music for Social Change, Social Artistry, Futurist Design Quests, “Food for All” Challenges, Thrivability City Contests, Leadership Quests, online events, and much more.
The TPS activities playfully bring people from around the world together to awaken and apply our deep creative power through a conscious community of evolutionary practice. We are committed to doing so in a fun, meaningful and enjoyable manner, with deep care for our planet, each other and Life as a whole.
TPS provides uniquely new value experiences through a new type of growth model - the essence of our Theory of Systemic Change. Our climate crisis is at the heart of it a design crisis of the human operating system and of outdated economic growth and development systems that we continue to fuel with billions of people, at the cost of our planet and each other. Growth does not need to cost Life. As Generative Mavericks we take on the challenge to grow and develop ourselves and our world from, with, and for Life. How? By applying the wisdom and intelligence of healthy living systems in the systems we co-create, based on scientifically sound principles and grounded in ancient indigenous wisdom. We call this growth model a qualitative thrivability growth system that is value-based. For those who love to dive into the science of this, please visit our Science & Academic Rigor page.
We are committed to attracting existing initiatives that collectively can move us from dread to thrivability, from catastrophe to transformation, from helplessness to action, and from fear to active hope. The Tipping Point System is a living experiment, a living lab and creative garden that sets out to do precisely that. While we don’t claim to have all the answers, nor do we claim to have a silver bullet solution, we do commit to backing everything we do with a strong scientific evidence-based approach and infusing all our actions with wisdom and love.
We have envisioned the decade of 2020-2030 as a Golden Decade of providing the birth canal for this point of no return, where the seemingly impossible becomes necessary and possible and we become the future possibility for our next evolutionary step.
The People behind this Possibility
The following key people are already on board and working together to manifest this possibility and promise for a world that works - Dr Anneloes Smitsman, Dr Kurt Barnes, Michael Haupt, Gien Wong, Tom Harper, Prof Sabine Brunswicker, Yanik Silver, Dr Anita Sanchez, Lawrence Bloom, Ralph Thurm, Bill Baue, Terry Mollner, Susan Manewich, Chief Phil Lane Jr, Dr Jude Currivan, Chloe Goodchild, Vera Brandes, Julene Siddique, Prof Alexander Laszlo, Tomas Björkman, Dr Elisabet Sahtouris, Rollin McCrathy, Andre Heuvelman, and the EARTHwise Team.
We're at the brink of a whole new form of human experience.
Barbara Marx Hubbard called it the coming Planetary Birth Experience.
It could also be called a rite of passage or an evolutionary test. And there's no guarantee we will make it...
TPS Catalyzes the Possibility
of Civilizational Transformation
TPS is a unique and conscious network of networks, weaving together those networks that are exceptional in their ambition and amplifying what each network can accomplish on their own. TPS catalyzes unique transformational strategies that address our systemic barriers. TPS coheres a powerful alliance of committed parties who understand the need for unusual and courageous systemic solutions. We call these individuals, initiatives and networks Generative Mavericks.
can we consciously co-create
the necessary shift.
"TPS as a multi-dimensional network of networks for thrivability, committed to building an ambitious new equilibrium for cultural, economic, educational and societal mindset shifts needed for the transformation ahead of us. r3.0 is a proud member of this coalition of the willing and brings in the necessary information infrastructure on which other members can build irresistible successes for the new era to come."
~ Ralph Thurm, Managing Director, r3.0, c/o Oncommons gGmbH
TPS includes a 10-year Large Scale Collective Action (LSCA) Meta-Strategy for our personal and civilizational transformation by starting with the human condition for behavioural change.
TPS can move us from dread to thrivability, from catastrophe to transformation, from helplessness to action and from fear to hope - with music and cultural festivals playing a key role in catalyzing this transformation, backed by a strong scientific evidence-based approach and based on indigenous wisdom.
TPS provides inspiration, leadership and facilitation for conscious actions over the next 10 years, to change trajectory from:
conserving planetary resources because it is the right thing to do, to:
creating the systemic conditions and human capabilities for a thrivable world for all.
local community and city systems
country, cultural and national systems
global and bioregional systems
TPS is a playground for civilizational transformation.
The Golden Key & Our Focus
The Tipping Point System intentionally aims to go far beyond many of the sustainability solutions currently proposed. In stark contrast to existing resistance movements, TPS helps reduce the threats of dangerous social unrest and collapse - the VUCA dynamics - by hospicing the old while supporting the emergence of new generative systems, providing a valuable and viable third way in an otherwise dualistic world.
TPS has been consciously and collaboratively designed to work with the momentum and energy potentials of the collapse tipping points that have occurred as a result of the unintended consequences of humanity’s progress. It does this by redirecting from collapse to the convergence of thrivability tipping points using the power of Music, Story and experiences we Love.
This approach is based on the ancient martial arts wisdom of using and working with the energy potential of one’s opponent. Our focus is on securing and supporting the conditions for our collective thrivability, which is a Life-centric way of living that transcends survival modes and mere sustainability. Thrivability is an exploration into rethinking progress based solely on quantitive growth (GDP) and is steeped in the indigenous principle of the Oneness of the human family and Life as a whole.
Tipping Point System Overview
The starting point of the Tipping Point System is YOU! Each of us is a point of connection, a point through which a system can tip from one state to another. Together we can become the tipping points for a world that works.
As a framework, TPS is necessarily complex and is inclusive of strategies, resources, attractors and strategic alliances for the co-creation of a thrivability civilization. We describe this civilizational trajectory change as the point of no return, to affirm that business as usual has run out of options and there is no going back.
12 Spheres of Impact
TPS identifies 12 interdependent spheres of impact that contain major tipping point potentials, which either contribute to civilizational collapse (if business as usual continues), or else can become the tipping point for civilizational transformation.
TPS aims to cohere and engage each of the 12 spheres through specific Digital Platform Cooperativism strategies, projects and events that are fundable and scalable. Furthermore, TPS acts as an attractor for engaging a diverse ecosystem of actors in the transformation and transition towards thrivability - i.e. rather than mere ecological, social, or economic sustainability.
Our Theory of Systemic Change
The aim is to engage cities and communities through TPS Contests, Games, and Challenges in a purposeful and meaningful manner through city-specific tactics to ‘bend the curve’ of human impacts. Tap the images below to explore the key strategies in our Theory of Systemic Change.
What Makes TPS Different?
We are aware that many people may share similar ideas and may also be attempting to take on equally complex challenges. This may raise the question, why us? How are we different?
"Anyone who tells you how it is all going to come out can't know of what they speak." ~ Dr. Elizabeth Sawin, Co-Director, Climate Interactive
The short answer is that we are not necessarily different, better, or more equipped, nor do we have all the answers. Yet we have somehow found a golden key for building the necessary internal and external coherence that is required for bringing this very bold commitment into being through an exceptional group of people who make it possible.
The TPS project is the culmination of many different paths of both past successes and failures on how to develop a Large Scale Collective Action Campaign that can be deeply inclusive. The TPS is the result of lifetimes of creative exploration and living into the question:
How do we awaken the sleeping giant of billions of global citizens, plus their enormous cache of idling resources and empower them to become the change for what is now needed to secure a thrivable future for all of us on planet Earth?
“TPS is the first meaningful response to the human and planetary condition I've come across. TPS gives humanity hope.”
- Lawrence Bloom, Secretary General, Be Earth Foundation, a UN Inter Governmental Organization forging alliances among governments, NGOs, IGOs, academia, the private sector and communities to address the SDGs.
TPS Partnership Alliance
The TPS Partnership Alliance brings together leading organisations and evolutionary change agents from around the world to amplify and catalyse our shared commitment to building a world that works for all and a thrivable future. TPS acts as a unique and conscious network of networks, weaving together those networks that are exceptional in their ambition and commitment. Together we become a tipping point that can unleash our deepest human powers, infused with love for a world that works. The TPS partnership alliance understands the need for unusual and courageous systemic, collaborative solutions.
Join the Growing Tipping Point Movement
...on an epic 10-year journey towards thrivability, during the Golden Decade of the Point of No Return: