NSV Definitions:

NSV or SV:

A NSV(New Sharing Village) or SV(Sharing Village) is a Sustainable, Sharing Village or community of no more than 1,000 people, living in low rise single family homes on about 50 ha’s of land, 60% of which is arable Farm land. All community decisions are based on Village Consensus, and most, if not all individual Needs are created or supplied internally by the Village.

SVN:

The Sharing Village Network (SVN) is a communication system connecting all NSV’s on the planet. Membership in the SVN is limited to members in NSV’s only.

Region:

A Region is approximately 100 NSV communities in close proximity. Each has a unique identification such as Region 2,312, with each of the 100 NSV’s identified as a member of this Region.

Illegal Substances:

Any material or item a NSV may decide is illegal within it’s community and surrounding vicinity, including but not limited to:

  • Cocaine and derivatives (Universal World Rule)

  • Heroin and derivatives (Universal World Rule)

  • Hallucinogenic and/or addictive substances such as ecstasy/shabu (Universal World Rule)

  • Marijuana

  • Tobacco

  • Guns and weapons, except for Security personnel

  • Alcohol for consumption

  • others, as specified

Needs:

  • Basic: Water, Food, Shelter, Clothes and Energy
  • Basic Plus:
      • Consumable ongoing Needs

      • Startup Needs
      • Replacement Needs – broken or worn out items

Wants:

Are anything and everything after all Basic and Basic Plus Needs have been met in a Region.

The Assembly:

Each NSV, using Village Consensus, forms an Assembly of 12 Local Volunteers who help administer and operate the Village. Typically, they are respected elders, or others who have demonstrated Village patriotism, support or the ability to help and Share equitably in the community. They must follow the Rules of the Village, the Universal World Rules, and the VN Rules as they carry out their Duties, day to day. Their sole direction comes from the decisions from the Village Consensus and the Rules noted above. Occasionally, they may also act as a Jury, as described in Rights of a World Citizen (#11).

The Farm

Each NSV has an attached Farm within its perimeter. Usually it is about 60% of the total size or about 30ha. Approximately one hundred Farm workers are needed to produce the crops, raise the small animals, supply local water and energy and a variety of raw materials Needed for each Village.

Intensive Natural Farming techniques together with Agri Forestry and Permaculture ideas are incorporated into the Farm in order to supply all the necessary food, fiber and raw material Needs.

Village Services (VS)

This group of workers provides all the Common or Shared Services Needed by each Village. This Includes Education (K-12), Medical Care, Maintenance and Waste disposal, Safety/Security/Fire/EMS, local Transportation and Entertainment.

A typical VS would have about 51 workers to provide these Services to the Village.

Work Centre (WC)

This is a multipurpose work area, usually housed in a separate building much like a small factory. Part of it is used to make all consumable Needs of the Village (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, cooking oil, etc.). Another section works to repair or replace worn or broken items such as small appliances, tools or other household products. This first group also creates all apparel Needs for the Village using fiber and other raw materials from the Farm. In total, this group has about 114 workers.

A second group of about 110 workers is available for internal-to-the-Village projects and External projects as determined by the Consensus of the Village.

A Sharing Zone

This is an area set up for the ‘poor’ within a country. It is a minimum of one NSV (50 ha of arable land), and a maximum, including buffer land of 45,000 ha with at least 5,000 ha’s being arable. This maximum would support 100 NSV’s and approximately 100,000 people.

This Sharing Zone is similar to an Economic Zone set up by a country to ensure work for countrymen by reducing or eliminating taxes and Import/Export duties or tariffs.

A Sharing Zone is set up at the national/country level, and allows the ‘poor’ to avoid paying taxes (usually the ‘poor’ are a tax burden in any case), as well as limited to no restrictions on building codes, zoning bylaws, and health rules and regulations, allowing the ‘poor’ to survive in a way that permits them to be as Sustainable as possible all within the Sharing Zone.

A Village Consequence

Each NSV operates using the Universal World Rules(UWR), the Rights of the World Citizen, and the Rights and Duties of the Community. In addition, each Village may decide to create one or more Local Rules – as a subset of the UWR’s.

As necessary, one or more Consequences may be attached to a Rule, usually to act as a deterrent for not following that Rule.

For example, a Village might adopt the following Local Rule:

“Wood may be cut for personal use, from the forest in the Village vicinity. Any tree cut must be replaced by the planting of a tree seedling of similar variety within 24 hours of cutting”.

Failure to follow this Rule will have the following Consequence – First offense – a warning. Second offense – 1 months suspension of cutting privileges. Third offense – permanent suspension of cutting privileges for the Family for 10 years.