Our Mission

Empower people to see and address the root causes of ecological and social destruction.

Fundamentally, Pod of Gold is meant to inspire creative activism and social innovation. We believe successful evolution of human society will require a profound transformation of the systems that shape our behavior. Primary among these is our economic system.

Our goal is to investigate experts and activists to identify linkages between our economic system and rapidly accelerating environmental and social erosion.  We also aim to highlight promising new tools (collaborative platforms, currencies, and new kinds of exchange) that could lead us to a more inclusive, prosperous, and sustainable future.

Our Values

Inclusion: We believe everyone should have the knowledge they need to survive, contribute, and thrive. We provide accessible, affordable products and programs for everyone, especially for people in marginalized communities.

Empowerment: We provide the building blocks for societal and financial literacy, including the systems thinking necessary to participate in, and help create, the future of society.

Innovation: We believe that radical transformation of social and economic systems is both inevitable and necessary for human survival. Our products and programs prepare next generation leaders to design new systems that include and empower everyone.

Interdependence: Our society is largely fueled by the pursuit of self-interest, often without regard for the interests of others. We aspire to foster societal systems that account for interconnected interests, build common resources, and ensure stewardship of happy humans on a healthy planet.