Celebrating the United Planet Game’s 1st birthday

  • We began the games with a digital ‘sprint sanctuary’ game around the Esalen Labs for 50 changemakers that birthed numerous collaborative Guilds sharing insights and solutions for the Golden Decade ahead.
  • We then launched the game with Sound for Health and invited 22 sound experts with 432 years of combined professional experience to envision the role sound will play in the transformation of society. This resulted in the Sound Ambassadors and this UPGrade. It felt obvious to start our societal redesign expedition with sound… It was here that we developed the concept of a four-part exploration based on Seed, Sprout, Blossom and Harvest. You can watch the 5-minute highlight video here.
  • Following this, we spent 8 weeks on Food for Health. We gathered numerous thought leaders at the forefront of regenerative agriculture and kicked off a concept we called the ‘Dinner Portal’. This game resulted in this UPGrade.
  • Our explorations then led to an 8-week journey around Community Impact where we continued to design the UP Game using the collective intelligence of numerous community leaders. It was through this game that I got to know my beloved Tatiana Kazakova, Co-Founder of Leaders on Purpose. I would have never have guessed that our deep enquiry into the future of community impact would lead to finding my soul love.
  • Following this, we started experimenting on a variety of topics as collective intelligence enquiries. We participated in convergences on the Planetary Commons, Unanimous Quest as examples. The Unanimous Quest is an initiative to expand the UN Charter from a human-centric document focused on Nations to a Planetary Centric covenant focused on all life. The first version of the Unanimous Charter was launched at the 75th anniversary of the UN.
  • Chief Phil Lane and I came together to prototype the Intergenerational Leadership Alliance. Our concept is to convene 50% hereditary indigenous chiefs from around the world and 50% the descendants of the most powerful families in the world. I represented the latter being a Seventh Generation Grandson of John Jacob Astor, Catherine the Great of Russia, and other lineages such as the Haig’s, Potocki’s, Zamoyski’s and Tarnowski’s. For our first prototype, we convened descendants of the Rockefeller family, a Chinese Emperor, a Mongolian Prime Minister and others to explore this concept. It was based on a narrative of ‘From Family Karma to Planetary Dharma’. I believe the families that created great wealth from the extractive system of capitalism will play a crucial role in transforming industries into a regenerative win for all system. In fact, the largest wealth transfer in history ($60 trillion) is moving from one generation to the next and 70% of this inheritance is going to women who have a far more of a conscious investing focus. I see this community of wealth holders as critical to funding transition solutions. My family (the Astor’s) were the wealthiest family in the world for some time so I have a particular interest in stewarding this concept with my dear mentor and spiritual uncle, Chief Phil Lane. This Alliance is just being seeded but I believe it will be a necessary community of purpose to support the transition and stewardship of an enormous amount of capital to fund the next system innovations.
  • For the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, we held an epic all-day festival with four stages focused on Wellness, Arts and Community. We pulled this together with a mighty but tiny team of us at Civana House with no funding or time. We gathered almost 100 speakers, performers and artists including Charles Eisenstein, Daniel Schmactenberger, Jamie Wheal, Janet Stone, Amanda Sage and performances from Gone Gone Beyond, Amanda Gregory, Lion Breathwork Rituals and others. 40,000 people saw the livestream of this through our partnership with Unify.
  • We pioneered the concept of the Dinner Portal and hosted bi-weekly conversations on topics of substance gathering friends and leaders from around the world to sense make our times. These dinners were often quite a hit and some had thousands of views from the livestream.
  • We continued the practice of creating immersive experiences in 2030. These included a number of events and dinners including a particularly special 2030 celebration of Food Abundance on World Food Day in collaboration with the Social Gastronomy Movement. In classic 2030 style, we invited systemic change leaders of food and agriculture to speak as themselves from 2030 about how we had eradicated hunger and created food abundance for all. This is a very powerful medium of imagineering that we have incorporated deeply into the United Planet Game.
  • We participated in a huge range of online events, interviews and conferences. Highlights include presenting at the Skoll World Forum on ‘Changing the Planetary Game’, presenting alongside Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Mohammed Yunus and Mary Robinson at the 75th Anniversary of the UN Summer of Purpose, Leaders on Purpose Global CEO Summit, One Earth Live, Young Global Leaders Annual Summit, Bold.ly Now, Community Inspiration, Emerge, and many more.
  • We experimented with regional United Planet communities in San Francisco, Paris, Lisbon and Ibiza. As you might imagine we found many people resonated deeply with the identity of connecting beyond national borders.
  • We chose to call the Players of an UP Game Eagles given the indigenous symbolism, prophecies and practice of flying above storms in order to see past them.
  • We developed the United Planet Oath that we began to initiate all Eagles with:
  • We have developed a culture around the United Planet Games which we share as 10 invitations for how to show UP
  • We continued the practice of sharing 10 memes for the Golden Decade in 2021 which I find to be a powerful synthesis of some of the insights the UP Games have generated.
  • We established foundational principles of the game such as the 100x Principle — the delta between the highest-paid and lowest paid players of the UP Game is 100x. To illustrate this, if the best performing teams pay their players (called Eagles) $1000/day then the minimum anyone playing the game could be paid is $10. Those earning $1000/day can only increase what they get paid when those earning $10/day increase. The intention of this is the experiment with what happens when to tie the interests of the 1% to the 100% and vice versa. Other such foundational principles include 10% tithing back to the United Planet ecosystem to fund the Commons.
  • During a Game on ‘Gamifying Planetary Solutions’, we changed our name from the Unified Planet to the United Planet as it felt more inclusive and less homogenizing.
  • On the ancient celebration of the Harvest Festival, September 22nd, we launched the 2030 League of Extraordinary Storytellers (16 Leagues focused on the delivered SDGs). The Game we kicked off was on Food Abundance and we gathered 12 leaders of agricultural transformation to explore how we could eradicate hunger this decade.
  • In San Francisco, at Civana House, we prototyped the first in-person game on Infrastructure Innovation. This UP Game resulted in a vision for Planetary Embassies, Lighthouses and Temples around the world.
  • We completed the first experiment of the prototype Planetary Embassy in San Francisco. Civana House was an 8000 sq foot mansion built by the creator of the Golden Gate Bridge in the heart of San Francisco, above the well of the Ohlone people. We hosted 3000 people from over 1000 organizations often around their vision of the future of our world.
  • We established a United Planet Lighthouse in Ibiza on Benirras Beach where we began prototyping in-person United Planet games.
  • We then utilized the United Planet Ibiza Lighthouse to organize in-person and/or online UP Games around the Regeneissance, Land Stewardship, Health & Well-being, Thriving for All, Planetary Health and Embodying Wisdom. For each of these Leagues, we gathered a team of 12 people to experiment with different ways of co-envisioning the future around those topics. The results have been varied but include creating a shared goal to increase food production in Ibiza from the 2–4% of food consumed currently to 50% of food consumption by 2030.
  • Tomorrow we are launching the League on Gender Harmony and will convene 12 Eagles to tell the story of this transformation from 2030. We will be hosting similar events in the coming weeks on Clubhouse starting with 6pm CET on Tuesday 23rd March. You can join us here.



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Lucian Tarnowski

Lucian Tarnowski

Founding Curator of Civana — A global community working together on humanity’s greatest challenges