1 PROBLEM



Our unsustainable way of living exposes humanity to great danger due to the damaging consequences that utter selfishness, unjust resource distribution, and overuse of natural resources have on society.

Opena International encourages humanity to fully blossom by leveraging technological development and new scientific discoveries.

We believe that is time to adjust the economy to how humanity and nature really work. With our work, we aim to foster and cherish personal and societal development.
Therefore, we support:

<FONT FACE=helveticaneue-light size=4>A society built around the way our minds work</font>

A society built around the way our minds work

Is man a wolf for man? Sociological and psychological studies have shown that humans tend to be altruistic, rather than selfish. There's no better joy than helping others in daily tasks, or working together on something meaningful, is there? In the end, goodwill is a stronger motivation for achieving innovation and excellence than extrinsic rewards (such as money).

<FONT FACE=helveticaneue-light size=4>a just distribution of resources, globally</font>

a just distribution of resources, globally

Today's economic system does not effectively challenge social injustice. Inequality is divisive and socially corrosive, as it is connected to pressing social problems, such as low educational levels, infant mortality, crime, high teenage birthrates, widespread distrust, obesity, mental illness, and obstacles to social mobility. Think of the expense, the human cost of that. A different form of resource distribution is possible. If we avoid an unjust distribution of wealth, we suddenly have a handle on the psychosocial well-being of societies. And that's exhilarating.

<FONT FACE=helveticaneue-light size=4>Ecologically responsible circular economy</font>

Ecologically responsible circular economy

The current 'take-make-dispose' linear economy approach led us to an emerging resource crunch. To transition to a circular economy is the only way for our society to survive, and thereby the only way for us to prosper. There is a world of opportunity to re-design the way our economy works and we consume. In our economy lies an enormous potential waiting to be unlocked.

4 SOLUTIONS

<FONT FACE=helveticaneue-light size=5 color=#323232>Be the change</font>

Be the change

At Opena International we believe that personal growth is essential for the development of societies. How to find one's purpose? How to manage stress, how to slow down? How to break a bad habit? More, we are dedicated in finding out how to design a society after how human works, instead of designing human after how our economy work.
That's why Opena researches and develops useful tools to promote mindfulness, and makes them available for any one to practice without charge, independently of the person's maturity, education, or way of living. Change starts from within!

<FONT FACE=helveticaneue-light size=5 color=#323232>Lead the change</font>

Lead the change

What does it take to forge a new path? How can individuals make important changes? First, by inspiring others. Leadership is what it takes to achieve things that seem to defy all of the assumptions. Opena International helps individuals to identify their leadership style, and to access the resources that best suit their needs. More, Opena shares project management tools for traditional, agile, extreme, as well as human centric project management. We also provide free consultation to selected projects that matches our values.

<FONT FACE=helveticaneue-light size=5 color=#323232>Build the change</font>

Build the change

We believe that modern technology should be free when it is needed to guarantee people's basic rights, such as housing, access to water and food, health, education, and transportation. Opena International provides open-source blueprints and is committed in researching the best open-source technology needed to promote the transition to a circular economy.

<FONT FACE=helveticaneue-light size=5 color=#323232>Leverage Your Impact Globally</font>

Leverage Your Impact Globally

Opena International believes that a sustainable global economy benefits from humanity’s interdependence. That's why we support the development of the Sharing Economy Grid, an open, joint platform where people from all over the world can discuss tools and models, and share local experiences. The purpose of this grid is to connect all open-source projects and products, so that a commons-based infrastructure can take form and support the growth of a commons based, post-scarcity society. Read more about the smart-grid on our Wiki.

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Trust us when we say the future is going to be nothing short of exciting. Plunge into our resources and start tracing your path!

Get immersed

Read articles, listen to podcasts, watch video lectures and inspirational speeches, follow seminars and workshops. And don't forget about our Wiki!

Find and join a project

Browse through the projects we are supporting and join us!

Start your own project

Start your own project and invite team members to join you on your journey to societal and inner transformation towards a mindful and responsible society.

Connect to the Grid of Commons

Access our bulk knowledge containing links to the best blueprints, templates and theory that we can find.

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help us do good too

We are always excited to know that someone wants to lend a helping hand. Support us, we promise that something wonderful is about to happen!

Propose a project

Do you have an unrealized dream that you think is geared towards transitioning to a circular economy, cherishing individual development, or ensuring abundance for all? We are all ears! Please submit it here!

Donate

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WHO WE ARE

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Be the change - Lessons from Psychology

What makes us go from ego-system to eco-system in our personal approach to life? Opena International is dedicated to find out what modern science tells us about human psychology. Especially in regards to taking responsibility and to find inner freedom and satisfaction regardless of outer circumstances. We are also dedicated in finding out how to design a society after how human works, as compared to designing human after how our economy work. The idea of the selfish human in the capitalist theory is a modern superstition which has little support from recent scientific endeavours.
perspective

perspective

What outer circumstances supports our connection with ourselves, one another, nature, and the rest of the world?

We are born to help

We are born to help

It makes us happy.

we want to develop

we want to develop

we want to devleop ourselves, and society at large.

Eco-psychology

Eco-psychology

Culture decides our relationship and emotional interaction with nature. Using this knowledge, we can provide an environment where our children can thrive in the interaction with, and the protection of, nature.

Understand psychology, social justice and ecology to enable a sustainable transition

Understand psychology, social justice and ecology to enable a sustainable transition

Be the change - Lessons from Psychology

Change starts from within

Non-conceptual perspective change:

  • Self-Inquiry
  • Mindfulness and meditation

Perspective change through traditional knowledge:

  • Theory about ecology.
  • Theory about social justice.
  • Theory about psychology.

Self-Actualization:

  • Grit
  • Updated literature reviews about motivation, well-being and our will to take develop and protect ourselves, others, and nature.
Inner-Transition Resources
Change starts from within

Blueprint Repository for an Open-Source Infrastructure

We are searching the web for the best open-source technology available that matches the need of a commons-based circular economy. We are also investigating the theoretical demands for a unified infrastructure which combines the worlds common based resources in a commons-based smart-grid. This is done from the perspectives of psychology, social justice and ecology. Read more about the smart-grid on our wiki here.
Local Water Recycling

Local Water Recycling

Recycling rainwater, water from the ground, greywater and blackwater.

Food

Food

Food is one of the most essential steps on the path to freedom. We are looking for ways which allows a diverse set of alternatives to produce nutritious food while protecting the environment such as genetic diversity, nitrogen and phosphorus flow, and CO2. This with as little maintenance as possible through automated and naturally self-balancing systems.

Local Clothes Recycling

Local Clothes Recycling

The clothing industry is one of the heaviest users of pest, and one of the least developed industry in terms of recycling. In many countries the clothes as become a wear-and-tear product, making it even more essential to have proper recycling facilities for local clothes re-production, with the possibility of custom made design through open source blueprints.

open-source houses & facilities

open-source houses & facilities

Commons based used of facilities and free housing.

Energy

Energy

Local production, storage, transformation. Glocal sharing.

Access to Healthcare

Access to Healthcare

Diversity of choices of types of healthcare. Open source biomedicine, commons based drugs, treatments, analysis, diagnosis and recomendations.

Access to Education

Access to Education

Locating the best resources for education at any levels of qualification.

Transportation

Transportation

Identifying needs and existing solutions for transportation of humans and goods.

Blueprint Repository for an Open-Source Infrastructure
<a id=propose> propose a project </a>

propose a project

Which you think is geared towards creating a commons-based circular economy

Submit here

Leadership resources

What makes us go from ego-system to eco-system in our personal approach to life? Opena International is dedicated to find out what modern science tells us about human psychology. Especially in regards to taking responsibility and to find inner freedom and satisfaction regardless of outer circumstances. We are also dedicated in finding out how to design a society after how human works, as compared to designing human after how our economy work. The idea of the selfish human in the capitalist theory is a modern superstition which has little support from recent scientific endeavours.
identify your style

identify your style

Identify what type of project you have, and what leader-style you prefer, to help find resources that best suit your needs.

project management resources

project management resources

List of project management competencies and duties. Tools for traditional, agile and extreme project management. Also contains human centric project management which puts the participating humans as the end goal, where the goal of the project is an intermediate.

budgeting

budgeting

Budgets, invocies, accounting, presenting numbers, finding funding, etc.

marketing

marketing

Culture decides our relationship and emotional interaction with nature. Using this knowledge, we can provide an environment where our children can thrive in the interaction with, and the protection of, nature.

collaboration </br> virtual and multistakeholder

collaboration
virtual and multistakeholder

Collaboration with focus on virtual organizations. Also contains CRM knowledge and resources. Stakeholder collaboration tools, and similar.

Consultation

Consultation

Free consultation may be available for selected projects that matches our values and which we wish to highlight for others as well. This is a part of our action research methodology.

Leadership resources

leadership development

  • Leadership and management assessments
  • Leadership and management templates
  • Links to leadership and management software
  • Possibillity to get free consultation for promising projects
Leadership Resources
leadership development

get started!

Get immersed

Get immersed

with Articles, Podcasts, Lectures, Videos,
Seminars and Workshops

Find and Join a Project

Find and Join a Project

with Articles, Podcasts, Lectures, Videos,
Seminars and Workshops

Use our wiki

Use our wiki

Access our bulk knowledge containing links to the best
blueprints, templates and theory that we can find

Use our wiki

Use our wiki

Access our bulk knowledge containing links to the best
blueprints, templates and theory that we can find

Start A Project

Start A Project

Start your own team or project and invite team members to join you on your journey to soceital and inner transformation towards a mindful and responsible society.

Connect to the Grid of Commons

Connect to the Grid of Commons

Access our bulk knowledge containing links to the best
blueprints, templates and theory that we can find