About Planetwork

Planetwork is a San Francisco based network using information technology to address the pressing global issues of our time – climate change, loss of biodiversity, social & economic justice, and true democracy.

Planetwork convened the first international conference on global ecology and information technology in May 2000, beginning a conversation about creating a distributed online social network to empower individuals and civil society, and publishing the ASN Whitepaper in 2003.

Planetwork was founded in 1998 with the recognition that the only phenomenon growing as fast as the global ecological crisis was the global communications system and that only with it, could we address the biggest threats facing humanity and the planet.