To be announced
"The United Nations World Environment Day - Comedy GALA" - June 2, 2016
What great fun !!!
From all of us at the GENI Foundation, we sincerely thank all our sponsors, supporters and friends who
joined us at our Annual Comedy Gala Fundraiser.
The night was a real blast and everyone had a great hearty laugh at the comedy and all the interactions
between the comics and the audience.
Stay tuned to this page, hopefully we can arrange another fundraiser event before the end of the 2016 year.
We look forward to doing it all again and seeing you all soon
Thank you ! - from the GENI Foundation Trustees and Team
GENI Foundation IREC Project - what is it ??
The High Concentration Photovoltaic Thermal system (HCPVT) is the results of studies on Concentrated Photo Voltaic (CPV)
systems mixed with the highly innovative concept of inflated mirrors,
precast fiber-reinforced concrete structure and pneumatic enclosure developed by Airlight Energy
Highly integrated stand-alone dish providing electricity, heat, hot water, conditioned air (through a chiller) at the same time.
Easy to install, low-maintenance and long lifetime. No seasonal dependence on output
Airlight Energy High Concentration Photovoltaic Thermal system is designed for small-medium size energy consumers, such as hotels, residences, hospitals, small industries, ecc. A new ultra-high concentration 12 KWel – 21 KWth unit, currently under development, jointly with IBM Research Zurich. The system implements a multi-mirror parabolic dish topology (40 m2 active surface area) and will achieve concentration beyond 2.000 suns.
- Ideal for deployment in rural or remote areas
- Flexible product: customization possible
- Easy to install and low-maintenance
- Long lifetime
- No seasonal dependence on output
- Installation in small numbers is possible
(HCPVT Full scale prototype at the research facility in
Biasca in Switzerland)
GENI Foundation Mission Statement
"To build awareness and powerful support, in the shortest possible time, for the
integration of electrical energy grids around the world into a single interconnected grid that
spans the globe*, generating and distributing power from the Earth's naturally abundant renewable resources
- an initiative that will improve the quality of life for everyone without damage to the planet".
*Walter Cronkite uses the analogy of "a world wide web of electricity using green energy resources".
Strategy for Australia
1. To help facilitate the linking up Australia's national grid via underwater cable to Papua New Guinea and Indonesia thereby linking more than
250 million people to a potential renewable energy supply. By canvassing industry leaders and educating the general public to the potential of this project.
2. Playing the Global Integration Game (GIG). 120 people have the opportunity to play a fun and interactive game on how the world works on a huge Dymaxion Map.
This game brings up insights in what is being done in the current world, what needs to be done, and what one can do about it. This game can also be played in Schools.
3. Presenting GENI Initiative in schools the 'Spaceship Earth School Presentation'.
90 minute interactive workshop presenting highlights between the Mercator Projection Map and Buckminster Fuller's more accurate Dymaxion Map.
Students are actively involved in exploring the implementation of a global energy grid as a solution to world's most pressing problems by the
interconnection of renewable energy resources.
4. IREC - Independent Renewable Energy Centre
GENI is currently in discussion with organisations interested in developing our project to deploy IREC's (Independent Renewable Energy Centres). This is a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), project where IRECs (like solar energy generators), are installed in 10,000 villages (in Africa, India or Australia), and financed by 10,000 sponsoring Australian Corporations. One Corporate sponsoring One village at a time.
We also want to encourage the building of small renewable energy centres in remote communities within Australia that are not currently connected to the national grid. This will eventually make it easy for the national grid to be extended because the distances between the new IRECs will progressively get shorter and shorter each time a new one is added.
As the network infrastructure is extended, these remote communities will generate their own revenue by supplying the national grid with renewable energy.
GENI was founded upon the visionary work of Dr. R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983), often referred to as 'the DaVinci of our time', and known to his supporters throughout the world as 'Bucky'. A brilliant thinker and inventor, Bucky created the concept of 'Spaceship Earth', likening the predicament of our fragile planet and its inhabitants to that of a spaceship and its crew. This unique view of our world clearly shows us how dependent we are upon the Earth's constantly-recycling ecology, and we very quickly recognise how unlikely we are to survive if the crew continues to fight amongst itself and neglect the maintenance of our life support systems. Bucky also developed The World Game™, a challenging interactive process which simulates world concentrations of population and resources and sets out to explore: "How can we make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous co-operation without ecological damage or disadvantage to anyone?" Unanimous endorsement of the global energy grid is the highest priority of the World Game™, but time and again consensus is blocked by politics and powerful vested interests, even when it becomes apparent that it is the quickest, simplest and most obvious strategy to achieve the game's objective. Buckminster Fuller proposed, three decades ago, that the linking of renewable energy resources around the world is our planet's highest priority for a sustainable future.
"Something hit me very hard once, thinking about what one little man could do. - Think of the Queen Mary, the whole ship goes by and then comes the rudder. And there's a tiny thing at the edge of the rudder called a trimtab. It's a miniature rudder. Just moving the little trim tab builds a low pressure that pulls the rudder around. Takes almost no effort at all. So I said that the little individual can be a trimtab. Society thinks it's going right by you, that it's left you altogether. But if you're doing dynamic things mentally, the fact is that you can just put your foot out like that and the whole big ship of state is going to go. So I said, call me Trimtab." - R. Buckminster Fuller (Click here for more great information about Bucky)
What We Are and What We Do
GENI - is an international non government, non profit organisation accredited with the United Nations and affiliated throughout the world. Predominantly serviced by enthusiastic and committed volunteers, GENI researches and disseminates information on the relationships between population development, the environment and energy issues, and promotes a practicable solution to the world's most pressing problems through the global interconnection of renewable resource energy. Recent rapid advances in technology have made a global grid achievable and affordable right now, and GENI seeks to educate and inform the citizens of the world about the potential for peace and prosperity in a clean and sustainable environment, so that those with the power to make it happen will acknowledge the need to act decisively and do it, quickly!
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead
"Example isn't the main thing in influencing people, it's the only thing." - Albert Schweitzer
The Buckminster Fuller Institute: © Copyright 1938, Buckminster Fuller Institute, New York - all rights reserved.
The words Dymaxion ™ and Dymaxion Map design ™ are trademarks of the Buckminster Fuller Institute.