Everyday we read about situations in which people are affected by actions and decisions about which they’d like to have a say but for various reasone, do not have a say. Today, that is Haiti, Gaza, Iran, California and Texas. All very different places and very different issues, however, they have in common that the consensus of what people want in these situations is not measured and/or considered.


Everyone in a community has a shared interest in survival

Our actions are determined by how we perceive the world

We can use digital technology to inform shared perceptions

OYG allows people to have a say with a way to makes their consensus known.

This can solve environmental problems, end and prevent conflict that is not supported by consensus.

talk is cheap
time for action

We all need a seat at the table. We must be free to get our needs met by participating. If I’m in a small town in Pakistan, Slovenia, Cameroon or Kansas, and I need to build some kind of automation for something I’m doing in my work, or I want to get the attention of government,  I’m out of luck. How could I find someone to write code? Who understands my problem? I don’t know how to set up a network or negotiate with AWS or Google for servers? Impossible!


Entrepreneurs in industrialized nations focus on expanding markets for their industries. Government agencies and bureaucrats do not have the perspective of those who are affected by technologies.




USE CASE - Fort McKay, Canada

An established community or indigenous tribal council may obtain an annual license for a platform tailored for their community that includes communication, management, accounting, enterprise a web presence and the ability to mount national and international campaigns.

We are considering Fort Mckay, Alberta, Canada as a beta community. Surrounded by tar sands operations that are the biggest source of oil imports to the United States, a new study shows that Fort McKay is subjected to emissions of pollutants equal to all other human-made sources in Canada combined. Mines around Fort McKay have stripped away an area larger than New York City, lands that had long been occupied by people from several Indigenous First Nations including, Fort McKay. Jean L’Hommecourt, an enrolled member of the Fort McKay First Nation, has fought to clean up tar sands operations for years, said she wasn’t surprised by a new study’s findings. “I knew all along,” L’Hommecourt said. She helped the nation set up its own air quality monitoring years ago when it suspected health impacts from the mines.

Individual Community Members


The annual cost of an OYG platform for an entire community of 15,000 or more may be covered in part by households that pay a micro fee that may be added to cell phone, energy, cable, or other monthly bill in the amount of twelve cents ($0.12 US) per month for each household member that actively use the network. 

Governments have sought to improve their economy by development that is destructive of communities and the environment. People become economically dependent on destructive technologies. Fossil fuel technology has led people to give up sustainable methods and become dependent on unsustainable practices and migration.

OYG can help mitigate economic shortfall for an economy phasing out dependence on oil export by fostering economic diversification through its enterprise features. By empowering community members to initiate and manage businesses, OYG facilitates the creation of diverse and sustainable economic opportunities beyond the oil sector.

The platform serves as a catalyst for entrepreneurship, encouraging the development of new industries, green businesses, and locally-driven initiatives, thereby reducing the economy’s reliance on a singular revenue source. Additionally, OYG’s emphasis on community collaboration and resource sharing creates a resilient economic network that can withstand fluctuations in oil prices, contributing to long-term economic stability and growth.

Public agencies (cities, counties, etc.)

Community organization built into OYG produces an obvious benefit for people and government because it literally can save lives when disasters occur. Of equal importance is the ability to stop putting people in harms way by informing them of risks and hearing their considerations. OYG provides a means of informing and getting informed input from people instead of not informing them of risks and giving people options not based on their own priorities.

Community organization built into OYG produces an obvious benefit for people and government because it literally can save lives when disasters occur. Of equal importance is the ability to stop putting people in harms way by informing them of risks and hearing their considerations. OYG provides a means of informing and getting informed input from people instead of not informing them of risks and giving people options not based on their own priorities.

Public/Private Utilities Sponsorship

Each OYG community platform supports communication needs for planning and maintenance of energy, water, transportation and telecommunication infrastructure.

Communities can use their platform to aggregate their purchasing power in order to negotiate better services and rates. Some communities may use the platform to organize a community-owned energy cooperative.

Nonprofit, Foundations & NGO Sponsorship

The problem of homelessness is not just a problem for homeless individuals. It is the problem of our society. The problem was created by policies that treat homes as commodities subject to market exploitation. Residents in Oregon are increasingly burdened by renting costs — with 80% of extremely low-income households paying more than half of their income for housing, according to an analysis of U.S. Census data from the housing advocacy nonprofit National Low Income Housing Coalition. Communities have the ability and power to solve this problem while the homeless individual has zero ability to solve the problem.. The OWNYOURGOV (OYG) platform can play a pivotal role in supporting solutions like Oregon’s Turnkey initiative by providing a robust and inclusive framework for community engagement, collaboration, as well as participation in development of programs and transparent governance.

Project Turnkey turns abandoned or underutilized properties into shelters and helps homeless people transition to having a permanent home. However, self-sustainability is necessary in a free market economy, and this requires either a well-paying job or access to capital, education and collaborative proximate relationships. Enterprise and fintech features of OYG and blockchain ledgers for smart contracts and crypto opens new avenues for wealth generation in impoverished communities. But this applies as well to housing affordability for the wider community. In 2022, a record-high 22.4 million renter households spent more than 30% of their income on rent and utilities,” according to a new study from the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University. OYG breaks new ground by creating economic opportunities that empower individuals to initiate local businesses. Enabling people to engage productively with others using platform tools, individual agency is expanded. City, regional, national, and international markets, resources, and institutions become available to economic growth. and fallow resources can blossom

Financial Services – Fintech

Communities, functioning as venues for trusted cooperation grounded in interdependence, shared values, and common circumstances, can base pricing for banking and lending on better ways of evaluating risk and trust. While platform features can assist transactions and foster local investments, communities may leverage the platform to establish their own lending and investment resources, presenting potential income sources for community members and funding for community services. Alternatively, financial service organizations, guided by virtues such as corporate responsibility and community engagement, may choose to sponsor community platforms or collaborate with community FINTECH organizations. This presents an opportunity for them to offer banking and financial services aligned with community values and in support of the community’s well-being.

Community Research Contracts

Scientific, academic and institutional projects can benefit from access to data that communities may help to provide by participating in sociological and political research projects. Beta communities will provide the first such input.

The Community Governance and Well-being Assessment (CGWA) project, conducted in collaboration with beta communities utilizing the OWNYOURGOV (OYG) platform, aims to comprehensively evaluate the impact of community-based governance facilitated by OYG on civic engagement, economic prosperity, and overall well-being. Employing a mix of surveys, interviews, and longitudinal studies, the project assesses the effectiveness of OYG in transparent governance, measures civic participation, examines economic impact, explores social cohesion, and evaluates the accessibility of educational resources. The findings from CGWA will provide valuable insights into the transformative potential of OYG in empowering communities, guiding future implementations, and contributing to the broader understanding of community-led governance systems in sociological and political research.

Elected Officials – Candidates for Office

OYG serves as a powerful tool for promoting community-centric, data-driven, and inclusive development. By actively involving communities in the decision-making process and providing real-time insights, the platform empowers elected officials, candidates, planning agencies, and development organizations to create sustainable, tailored solutions that address the unique priorities and needs of each community.

Understanding the priorities and needs of communities through OYG ensures that resources are allocated where they are most impactful. This targeted approach enhances the efficiency of development initiatives, leading to more sustainable outcomes and increased community satisfaction.

OYG can support long-term community visioning exercises, allowing elected officials and development organizations to collaborate with communities in setting goals and aspirations. This collaborative visioning process ensures that development efforts align with the community’s long-term objectives.