Achieving Sustainable Society through Micro-level Crowdfunding

Mizuki Sakamoto, Tatsuo Nakajima, Yefeng Liu, Todorka Alexandrova

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This paper proposes a new approach for motivating people to participate in achieving a sustainable society. The method is called Micro-Crowdfunding, and encourages people living in urban cities to support and contribute to the sustainability of small common resources, such as public sinks, toilets, shelves, office areas and so on. Micro-Crowdfunding is based on the crowdfunding concept and uses the local currency idea, as tools of the social mechanism, to increase people’s awareness of how they participate in keeping the sustainability of common resources. Our approach aims to maintain the sustainability of common resources with people’s small efforts. In this approach, an organizer introduces a new mission for keeping the sustainability of a resource, and investors fund it. Finally, a performer executes the mission, and completes it with minimal efforts achieving the resource’s sustainability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI EA 2013 - Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Subtitle of host publicationChanging Perspectives
EditorsMichel Beaudouin-Lafon, Patrick Baudisch, Wendy E. Mackay
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450318990
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr 27
Event31st Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems:, CHI EA 2013 - Paris, France
Duration: 2013 Apr 272013 May 2

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings


Other31st Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems:, CHI EA 2013


  • Crowdfunding
  • Local Currency
  • Micro-community

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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