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Place4Us: The Social Collaboration Platform for You, Your Community, and the World

We are in an Emergency ...

We humans are ruling the planet! The future of humanity and the planet is in our hands. While we have created a life of prosperity and abundance for many, many more are suffering and the Earth's life-support system is in a planetary emergency. To overcome the emergency and have more of use share in the benefits of our achievements, we all need to come together to face the challenge. Only if we face the planetary emergency can we avoid a dystopic future. Together we need to engage in the urgent actions to change the paths we are on, and together we can develop pathways to a future where Earth remains a place for all of us.

The Participants of Place4Us are collaborating in promoting the

Declaration of Planetary Emergency.”

We urge you to participate in this effort. Comment and Participate ...

Why Your Community Should be On Place4Us

We provide the online platform Place4Us, you establish your Virtual Community Center (VCC), and you organize, develop, and govern your VCC together with your community.

Join the global citizen movement to take back our world from the global elite and reclaim it for the common man/woman ...

Connect with others, with nature, with the transcendent is a basic human need, genetically programmed into us ...

Collaborate with other VCCs to understand the threats we face and to create and bring to scale the actions needed to mitigate those threats ...

As you develop your VCC, you connect with other VCCs, share resources, learn from each other, and plan joint activities.

With your VCC you contribute to progress towards the shared vision of all VCCs on Place4Us.

Virtual Community Centers: a Place to Connect, Collaborate, Learn and Act

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Place4Us Status And Your Contribution

Place4Us is still in an early state of its development. Many floors have not been fully constructed. If you are interested in contributing to the development of Place4Us conceptual, you can sign up for the Place4Us VCC. In this VCC, we are discussing many conceptual aspects of the design of Place4Us and we welcome your contribution. In this VCC, you may want to participate in some of the Chat Rooms. There are also many options to provide feedback within VCCs.

You can also provide feedback comments and ask question on the Feedback page. There you can also see comments and questions from other users and comment on these remarks.

We are also very much interested in getting more users to engage in testing the platform. If you do test, please, keep us informed about any issues you might encounter.

If you are interested in contributing to the programming of the Web tools, then please send a brief message to us and we will contact you.

If you are able to, and want to, support the development of Place4Us through a donation, please, see the information at the Earth Viability Center.

Place4Us News[2023/03/19] Requests of new VCCs: We augmented the REQUEST VCC form to allow for all co-authors to edit a request. We also added the option for authors to send emails to all authors engaged in drafting a request. This supports a team effort in requesting new VCCs.

[2023/03/15] EVC will be a Consortium: Earth Viability Center, Inc. (EVC) has amended the bylaws to allow for a consortium of member organizations. The plenary of the consortium members will be the decision making entity in the EVC. The amended bylaws will be effective after June 15, 2023. Organizations interested to be in the EVC Consortium can express their interest here.

[2023/03/01] My Virtual Buddy: We released the first version of My Virtual Buddy (MVB). If you are a logged-in Place4Us participant, you will see MVB next to the page headline. Currently, MVB is not very capable but soon will be able to help you with many tasks and also inform you about what has happened in your activities since you were in your VCCs the last time.

[2023/02/02] What Others Say: We have added a page on what others say about the planetary emergency. Read more ...

[2023/01/01] Planetary Emergency Declaration: The Declaration of Planetary Emergency is now published in English. Translation in other languages has started. Read more ...

[2022/11/01] Living Planet Report declares Code Red for the Planet (and Humanity): The recently published Living Planet Report states that the "message is clear and the lights are flashing red": the two-thirds decline in the global Living Planet Index in less than 50 years indicates a terrifying state of global vertebrate wildlife
populations. Read the report ...

[2022/10/27] Scientists are Warning Us ...

The Scientist's Warning is the story of scientists all over the world awakening to the need to become advocates for the fate of the planet and the humans who depend on it. Read more at The Alliance of World Scientists ...);

[2022/10/25] Planetary Emergency Declaration: The participants of Place4Us are collaborating in developing a draft declaration of planetary emergency. Comment and Participate ...

[2022/08/27] Main Menu: The main menu of Place4Us has changed and includes now a page on how to do things and a page to give feedback on Place4us and the VCCs. More development of these pages will take place over the next weeks, stay tuned. Searching for VCCs also will very soon be more advanced ...

[2022/08/12] Participant Preferences: Participants can now set a number of preferences in their profile. The participant profile can be edited in the workspace of a VCC a participant is a member of.'

[2022/08/10] Deliberation Rooms The deliberation rooms now allow to comment on individual remarks.

Place4Us Jobs

Founding Editor for the Place4Us Newsletter

Place4Us is initiating the Place4Us Newsletter and is looking for an engaged editor for this newsletter. Besides news about the Place4Us developments and activities, the P4US Newsletter will feature selected VCCs and give Place4Us participants the opportunity to comment on relevant topics. For more information or to apply, see the job description.

Founding Editor for the Journal of Virtual Communities

Place4Us is developing the Journal of Virtual Communities (JVC) into a open-access peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research articles, concept papers, and review articles related to virtual communities and social collaboration platforms. We are looking for an editor who has the vision, energy and engagement to develop the journal, attract contributions and develop a business model for the JVC. For more information or to apply, see the job description.