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F.A.Q - Frequently Asked Questions

What is Our Future Planet (OFP)?

What is Your Future Planet?

How did Our Future Planet start?

What is Our Future Planet’s vision?

What is Our Future Planet’s mission?

How can I become a Citizen?

How can I become a Voting Citizen?

What does Our Future Planet do?

What is the Citizen's ID?

What is the Ideas Globe?

What are Actions?

What are Petitions?

What is the Letter to Myself?

What is the Topic of the Day?

How can I take part in Our Future Planet?

How can I volunteer?

Who are the Our Future Planet team?

How can I contact Our Future Planet?


What is Our Future Planet (OFP)?

Our Future Planet is an innovative website and online community that inspires citizens through the global sharing of knowledge and networks. Our Future Planet enables citizens to design an integrated plan by interconnecting and empowering them through the creation of actions, petitions and proposals with the aim of creating a sustainable future. [Go back to FAQ]

What is Your Future Planet?

Your Future Planet is an initiative which encourages Citizens to become more involved in the development of Our Future Planet. For more information see here.  [Go back to FAQ]

How did Our Future Planet start?

The idea for Our Future Planet was developed in 2006 by Karl Jaeger and Samantha Harvey, and the charity was established in 2008. The idea evolved out of a desire to rethink the direction the world is heading in and to inspire people to create a better world in which to live. [Go back to FAQ]

What is Our Future Planet’s vision?

Harnessing global co-operation to create a sustainable future. [Go back to FAQ]

What is Our Future Planet’s mission?

To provide an environment for people to facilitate change in order to create a sustainable planet in which to live.
To share and develop innovative approaches which enhance the quality, liveability and beauty of the earth. [Go back to FAQ]

How can I become a Citizen?

It takes only a few seconds to become a citizen of Our Future Planet. You can sign up here.  You can unsubscribe at any time. [Go back to FAQ]

How can I become a Voting Citizen?

You can become a Voting Citizen by making a financial contribution to the work of Our Future Planet and projects of its Citizens. For more information see here[Go back to FAQ]

What does Our Future Planet do?

Our Future Planet is a new website and online community for anyone who wants to contribute to creating a future that does not unquestioningly follow on from the ways of the past.  When you become a citizen of Our Future Planet, you can use the site to pool ideas and resources, and develop proposals that you would like to see in a brighter future. A better future is about integrating systems that take on the challenges of the whole planet. You can be part of our creative community designing the big picture.

The more Citizens sign up and the more ideas are shared; the larger and stronger our Citizenship grows, and the closer we come to achieving our vision. Let's design a more beautiful and sustainable planet, starting now. [Go back to FAQ]

What You Can Do in Our Future Planet Community

What is the Citizen's profile?

This is your space on the site where you can add ideas or proposals, contribute to forums, create actions or petitions, link with other Citizens, and comment on news. [Go back to FAQ]

What is the Ideas Globe?

The ideas globe is designed to encourage the creation of a sustainable and integrated planet. This is your environment to learn, share knowledge, add ideas or view proposals written by other Citizens. The thousands of lines that link the topics creates an integrating process.

There are many topics categorised under the following areas:

  1. Environment
  2. Knowledge/Learning
  3. Technology/Innovation
  4. Economics/Politics
  5. Society
  6. Health/Wellbeing

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What are Actions?

Actions are short statements describing actions you wish to take for a better future planet. Other citizens can sign up to your actions. [Go back to FAQ]

What are Petitions?

You can start and join petitions about something you want to change or causes you feel strongly about. You can raise awareness of the petition by emailing other citizens. Once you’ve got enough signatures, can take to an authority to create change. [Go back to FAQ]

What is the Letter to Myself?

Have you got ideas now about yourself and the future, but not sure you’ll remember it tomorrow or in one year? You can write a letter to yourself on the site about how you see yourself in the future, how you would like the future to be, or anything that you feel inspired to write to yourself about. Your letter will be saved for you to look at in the future. You can choose to publish your letter on the site plus view letters that other citizens have written. [Go back to FAQ]

What is the Topic of the Day?

Our Future Planet keeps you informed about current news and how issues relate to creating a sustainable future. These carefully chosen topics[Go back to FAQ] provide invaluable insight by linking the topic with its importance to the future of our planet.

How can I take part in Our Future Planet?

Become a Citizen
Be inspired: see other Citizens' ideas in the community and share knowledge
Be informed:
read Topic of the Future, and the newsletter
Interconnect:
link with other Citizens, contribute to forums, comment on news or proposals 
Empower yourself:
create actions, petitions and proposals
Enable:
yourself and others to create an integrated plan for a sustainable planet
Be open:
to other Citizens’ thoughts
Enjoy:
being part of the community creating a better future

And then...Become a Voting Citizen

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How can I volunteer?

You can become part of our creative team building a better future. There are only two requirements: have the desire to be part of the design and creation of a better future planet, and become a Citizen. You can volunteer your time at our office or from your home.  You can support projects that interest you through Voting Citizenship.

Contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you would like more information about volunteering your time or contributing funds to Our Future Planet. [Go back to FAQ]

Who is part of the Our Future Planet team?

Our Future Planet has a dynamic team who are passionate about the future of the planet, and seeing the online community grow and develop.

See Advisory Board

See Trustees

See Partners/Contributors

See The Team

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How can I contact Our Future Planet?

We would like to hear from you. Please share your thoughts about our future planet and let us know how you would like to become involved.

email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Our Future Planet
7 Lansdown Crescent
Bath BA1 5EX

Registered Charity no. 1124332

You can also send us feedback using our form

You didn’t find your answer? Please contact us and we will be happy to answer your questions

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