Our Social Development Plan is fundamentally centred around community based models of society and founded on the principles of self-sustainability.
This self-sustainable development plan is established on the consideration of how we manage the social, structural and environmental impacts of our intended developmental projects.
The initiative is to create environmentally conscious communities which complement the natural environment of that community, thus ensuring sustainable development that is built to last in a fair and equitable way.
Our plan is based around four key components, we call “THE SYMBIOTIC STRUCTURE”:
In essence, our main developmental goal is to demonstrate an economical use of native natural resources and respond to climatic conditions using eco-friendly design principles that provide human comfort. These design principles are consistent with the form, orientation and materiality of the habitat. The combination of social, functional and environmental considerations reveals a well balanced symbiotic relationship between us humans and the natural habitat of our Earth. Instead of imposing on nature, our development emanates from nature and works with it.
Choosing symbiotic locations means finding quality locations and landscapes that enhance self-sustainable practices of living. Location, infrastructure and landscape quality are fundamental in creating desirable places to live and work.
The ultimate goal is to creatively maximise natural habitats into becoming suitable future proof communities.
This includes but is not limited to considering extreme weather hazards, plant and animal biodiversity, ground and soil quality, existing natural symbiotic systems and much more.
In essence, the question that must always be asked is:
“What are the ecological considerations and wider landscape impacts of our development and how will this development support and self-sustain the local community at large?”
Another fundamental factor to consider is the environmental management, which includes the various factors associated with development.
A good example is the symbiotic relationship between the land, water and human footprint of any development site. It is always important to factor in our human impact on the microclimate as a direct result of our living and working developmental systems.
It will be the responsibility of local stakeholder communities, designers, developers and engineers to ensure that future resources respond to wider environmental challenges and opportunities. This can only be achieved when the initial infrastructure is built to be resilient, by identifying and mitigating potential risks to any such development at an early stage, as well as investigating and pre-empting solutions.
These might include but are not limited to:
Ensuring sustainable urban and rural waste management systems, like drainage and recycling without creating a detrimental impact on the existing natural symbiotic micro and macro ecosystem.
Fundamental to any successful self-sustainable community is energy efficiency.
This can only be sustainable long term through the conscious support and engagement of the local community – education is key.
It is the duty of any community to find and establish systems that compliment and or enhance efficient energy production use and resourcefulness in symbiotic harmony with their environment.
Investigating and establishing energy solutions at an early stage will inform decisions on the scale, shape and form of development. Different locations and environments will need to be approached as individual projects dependent heavily on energy factors.
Options for local self-sustaining community renewable projects include but are not limited to: solar, hydro, geothermal and wind power.
Independently, each of these components are powerful but collectively, if implemented correctly, they have the potential to shape and inspire resilient self-sustainable communities on a micro and macro level indefinitely for future generations.
At the heart of any societal developmental plan is housing and social infrastructure. Fundamental to the sustainability and resilience of any structures are the methods and quality of materials used in building.
With this in mind our Structural Development Plan is centred around working only with organic, resilient, aesthetic and eco friendly building materials. As far as we are concerned there is only one material best suited for this purpose: Hemp.
Hemp is a variety of the cannabis sativa plant species. Much like bamboo, hemp is one of the fastest growing plants on Earth. It is a durable and resilient plant whose fibres can be used to make a wide variety of products including: rope, textiles, clothing, food, paper, cardboard, biodegradable plastics, paint, insulation, biofuel, fibreboard and hempcrete which is used for building.
Unlike most other plants, hemp requires very little water to grow, is frost and heat tolerant, can grow on most lands/soils suitable for farming and requires no pesticides or herbicides to aid its growth.
Hemp is also far more superior to most other plants and trees as it degrades much slower, can be recycled many more times over and requires less processing practices in manufacture.
Hemp seed oil can be used to produce non-toxic diesel fuel, paint, varnish, detergent, ink and lubricating oil. Because hemp seeds account for up to half the weight of the mature hemp plant, hemp seed is a viable source for these products. Hemp can also be converted into clean burning ethanol fuel as it produces more biomass than any other plant species.
Hemp will be The Kingdom of Pineal’s pre-dominant natural resource that will boost and benefit both our socio-economic development and environment.
Intellectual property in the form of information and technology is a key cornerstone to any society’s progressive plans: Data is a form of currency.
More importantly, naturally harnessed organic intellectual property is far more self sustainably resilient. This type of progressive intellect can only be harnessed within a community by stimulating and nurturing free and creative thought processes.
Education programs with this in mind will be at the centre of the Kingdom’s Education Development Plan.
Our core educational emphasis will be to teach children how to think and not what to think.
Each child’s education plan will be approached individually, ensuring that every child learns the basic human social skills of counting, reading and writing.
In addition to this our education curriculum will also have a strong focus on harnessing and cultivating each child’s natural passions and core strengths. It is much easier to excel at something you are naturally good at and passionate about: working smart and not hard.
Our Educational Program will also have a focused initiative on encouraging natural and organic spaces, methods, environments, resources and techniques of learning and teaching.
Culture is generally defined as the set of distinctive spiritual, material, intellectual and emotional features of any society, community or social group.
This includes but is not limited to:
Art and literature, music, lifestyles, ways of living together, value systems, traditions and beliefs.
Thus, culture is at the heart of any society’s identity, social cohesion and the development of a knowledge-based economy.
Therefore, as an inclusive sovereign Kingdom, it is essential to ensure harmonious interaction amongst people and groups with plural, varied and dynamic cultural identities as well as their willingness to live together.
In this sense, cultural diversity is the common heritage of humanity and it should be recognised and affirmed for the benefit of present and future generations.
All of the aforementioned play a significant role in strengthening the ties amongst peoples on the basis of mutual respect and the ideals of peace and good-neighbourliness.