A group of people can buy a large acreage at a low cost per person. Imagine, permanent lifetime camping! You'll always have a place to go.
You can also buy land with the appropriate zoning for barns, workshops, stores, greenhouses, sawmill operations, farming and anything agricultural. You can make things things in a low cost of living area to sell in the city. One 100 acres, you can reserve a big chunk for pure Nature, lightly touched by trails you use in the summer. Another area for weddings. Another for campsites, washrooms, cabins, a bandshell or baseball park. You can propose a theme for the land purchase, such as a retreat and study center, to attract similar people of like mind. You can buy a chunk of land just for programmers, or just for metalworkers, or just for a giant conference on a specific topic of critical importance. The World Scientists' Warning to Humanity calls for at least one land-homes-work project to record everything and estimate a sustainable human population.
But all the land bought under a land deal is Charter land. This is not about buying low and selling high. All forms of speculation and usury will be denied. This is about real care for others and the ecosystems that sustain our lives as the sole basis of the economy, That's not a new law. It's a fact-based realistic restatement of Canadian Charter law, our Section 7 rights to life, liberty and security of the person, and it is legally defensible. This is a big deal. We have a fully researched 70 page document describing land uses and with that a full political strategy to make it happen. The simplest entry point is an Invent Camp.
How it works. Find a piece of land. Describe it, describe what you want to do, gather others keen on the concept. See an example below.
Save the Planet Camp. The challenge this summer is to take on 100 to 200 wild acres of undeveloped non-agricultural land, sustainably build out camp sites, shelters and work areas for up to 300 people, and tackle the invention of new green technologies focused on tools and transportation. It’s kind of like Burning Man (an entire city built in a week), except participants get to keep the land.
Plan on working harder than you ever have. You’ll have to work with others in teams to tackle land, water and energy use, transportation and communication, shelter and food, media, marketing and community relations. You might have to jump into welding, programming or running a sawmill to build cabins. But you’ll own what you invent.
This is urgent. Scientists predict the deep onset of widespread human suffering within half a generation. That’s you. Life in Canada will not get better. We need to prepare for the upcoming crisis caused by irreversible damage to the life-sustaining ecosystems on which our live and the economy utterly depend. Part of your work will be to estimate a scientifically defensible human population by keeping track of your work and purchases in a diary which will also be used for payment and accounting. Your work will be defended by the Union of Canadians’ Declaration of Canadian Rights for a fair and sustainable future and the World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity (Bioscience 67, 1026-1028; Dec. 2017).
New low-carbon work and green technology is urgently needed to reduce greenhouse gas emission, quickly attain local to planetary sustainability and mitigate the upcoming global humanitarian crisis, but we must act now. This is not business as usual.
The cost is $2000 with funds pooled to buy land and tools. To participate, submit a cover letter outlining your skills and interests in sustainable life supported by green-tech manufacturing. You will create interest clusters generating projects from machining to bee keeping. You will be an equal-rights co-owner in building businesses of common interest from cafes to general stores and visitor centres. Your ideas will contribute to integrated community plan that includes your obvious and inherent constitutional rights to a healthy life, caring community and a fair and sustainable future.