Past Meetup

The Future is Now Festival gathering

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This is an invitation to the Keepers of Wisdom, those who would empower the people of the world with true knowledge, and facilitate a new way of living an integrated, holistic lifestyle.

Our Purpose is to gather and collaborate in the design of a Festival Series: one that demonstrates our present-time solutions and abilities, and shares them throughout the World.

Our Vision is to Co-create the Future... right now, and everyday that we live upon this Earth.

Join us at Earthands ( (, from 9am (8am for Breakfast) on Saturday, April 16 to 4pm on Sunday, April 17, 2016. We will meet to gather, organize, and build a most present and stunning future, together.

- Present your most inspired visions and future-oriented projects coming to life around you.

- Meet new allies and peers: those already engaged in bringing more conscious action to this world.

- Learn how to utilize Sociocracy to organize visions into collaborative action.

- Learn how Common Good Finance ( facilitates the implementation of our values economically.

- Come away with a deeper understanding of what it takes to build community, and how to unify a group towards a common cause or goal.

Delicious vegan meals are prepared throughout the weekend by David Snieckus, Macrobiotic Counselor, Chef, and Advocate for Monetary Reform: (

Tickets to the Retreat are by sliding scale, from $110r - $140r* per person.

Special rates are available to children. Please call us to inquire.

*The Festival is paid for in rCredits. Learn more below and at ( To set up an rCredits account, go to and request an invitation. For assistance, contact John Root, Jr at[masked].

If you have any questions, would like to learn more about the Future is Now Festival, or to rsvp for the April gathering at Earthlands, please call Charmaine Waldrop at[masked] or email us at: [masked]

Thank you and Welcome!

Our Future truly is Now.


About rCredits and Sociocracy

rCredits and Sociocracy are organizational tools that make it possible for a community to organize and fund its affairs on the basis of the participation of everyone in the community.

Sociocracy is based on a recognition of the unity that comes from genuinely respecting the diversity of the participants. It is both a way of conducting meetings and making decisions based on consent, as well as an organizational structure. It makes it possible to realize the potential of rCredits to issue money for what the community values. rCredits is a payment system that the participants control and that is capable of increasing the money supply and funding the projects the community decides will serve the common good.

The Future is Now Festivals are conducted and administered using sociocracy and are funded using rCredits. It is gaining experience with these twin organizational tools that underpins all the wonderful possibilities of the Festivals.

Signing up for an rCredits account is like opening a bank account online. All the same information needed for a bank account is also needed for rCredits. The security of the rCredits system is better than that of banks. The big difference is the agreement. The rCredits Agreement, which is the basis of the payment system, is a large print agreement, (unlike the bank agreement that you most likely did not read). You need to read and understand the rCredits Agreement, which says in essence that you agree to be a responsible participant in the Common Good Economy.

You will also need a head shot photo for your rCard. Your rCredits account is best connected to your regular bank account so that you can easily transfer dollars to rCredits and rCredits to dollars. What actually happens is that the dollars you transfer to the rCredits system are in your communities escrow account and the system issues you rCredits to spend with other participants. This doubles the money supply - dollars in escrow and rCredits in your account. The system also issues rCredits as incentives for using the system in ways that make it stronger and more useful.

You access your account with an rCard and a smartphone app, or on the internet. The vendors at the Festivals accept rCredits as do shops in Greenfield, which is accessible from Earthlands.

We expect there to be an ever increasing number of businesses and vendors accepting rCredits as the Future is Now Festivals proceed to accomplishing their mission.

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