2000 Revisited is both thunder and lightning across the landscape!
Thunder of terror if we continue as of the present! Lightning
revealing the grandeur of a possible future! -- Father
Thomas Berry, author of The Dream of the Earth and co-author
of The Universe Story"
Lets Build an
Eco Economy !
Do we have the collective will to put healing the ozone layer
at the forefront, to educate ourselves, educate others, to check
products on sale locally, to question local business and industries
as to their use of these chemicals, to enact local restrictive
legislation as needed, to demand national restrictive legislation
and compliance from industry and the military; to demand the
necessary aid for Third World countries to get their CFCs, HCFCs
and halon under control? Earth-Policy.org
Path to a Sustainable Planet
Lies Just Ahead...
is Global Governance?
and information focused on the creation of worldwide methods
and structures of governance and problem normalization and harmonization
(not necessarily government) to tackle the urgent problems facing
the globe, be they poverty, environmental degradation, economic
policy, food, human rights violations and so on. Topics include
United Nations, Globalization issues and Human Rights. Global
Governance includes NGO's Non Governmental Organizations, Civil
Society, and Third World countries. Other areas include globalization
and its effects, positive and negative, social justice and multinational
corporations, as well as anti globalization and non-governmental
organizations. Plus the effects of globalization, economic globalization
and global issues. Topics may include arms race, militarism,
civil society, policy harmonization, third world debt and more.
desperately need to recognize that we are the guests not the masters
of nature and adopt a new paradigm for development, based on the costs
and benefits to all people, and bound by the limits of nature herself
rather than the limits of technology and consumerism."
Chairman of the Board,
Green Cross International"
Realizing a better world--a new higher reality--involves understanding
and actualizing concepts and practices which reflect the timeless
perennial wisdoms. That which is lasting, wisdom, beauty and
the universal truths of natural science and higher philosophy.
truths and practices define our higher human nature, right
human relations and right relations between human beings
and the natural world.
Nilo and Recycla are changing the world through cooperative
community recycling. Outstanding Social Entrepreneur and CEO
of Chile's Recycla urges you to recycle your tech products
for a better future.
Select English www.recycla.cl
and Power. Journalist Naomi Klein speaks with economists
Joseph Stiglitz and Hernando de Soto in a conversation moderated
by David Harvey, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at
the Graduate Center - City University of New York
A music video that brings together 16 of the worlds top musicians—some
of whom have fled oppressive regimes—in a rousing musical plea
a guarantee for Human Rights for all.
Great Work We are about the Great Work. We all have
our particular work--some of us are teachers, some
of us are healers, some of us in various professions,
some of us are farming. We have a variety of occupations.
But beside the particular work we do and the particular
lives we lead, we have a Great Work that everyone
is involved in and no one is exempt from. That is
the work of moving on from a terminal Cenozoic to
an emerging Ecozoic Era in the story of the
planet Earth...; which is the Great Work. - Thomas
CENTER FOR ECOZOIC STUDIES Center
for the Story of the Universe
opposed to just forging ahead in ideologies that do
not serve the whole of life and humanity on this small
fragile delicate planet we are all totally dependent
on for our support. It appears that global society
is beginning to seriously consider the structural
changes in our civilization that are being recommended
by environmental, social, economic, political and
spiritual experts that is based on life long assessment
and observations. -State of
Our Planet Forum.org -
ethical approach to globalization can mean nothing
less than a rights-based approach to development. -
Amnesty International -
Next Industrial Design Revolution is...Biomimicry Learning
from the Natural World
11th Hour for our Home Planet has arrived...experts
11th Hour Documentary,
Opens in Theatres on Sept 01, 2007
Gore, Mr State of Our Planet speaks about his new book
on May 29, 2007 Thank you Al Gore.
- 15 Global Challenges -
Suzuki gets interviewed on the CBC about the government's
climate change plan
the Facts on the Eco Economy from the man himself...Lester
Does Anyone Really Know What Time it is..the end of
the old world or the beginning of a new world..
World is at the Crossroads We are at a critical juncture in
history, a "decision-window" where we face both the danger of
global collapse and the opportunity of worldwide renewal. We
have, at most, 7 years to head off unsustainable trends that
would lead to a "tipping point" beyond which there is no turning
back. By 2012 we either evolve to a safer, more sustainable
world, or the social, economic, and ecological systems that
frame our life will break down. "The World Future
who thinks that an economy can be expanded forever, within
the confines of a finite planet, is either a madman or an
economist." ~ Economist Kenneth Boulding ~
are in the Time of the Deciding Moment
made a lot of progress in the last 100 years.
We are just now beginning to see that our institutional, economic,
energy, environmental and social support systems are not in
the best shape to handle the pressures that unregulated and
uncharted development has on the systems we all count on every
day. The current structures of global and regional civilization
currently do not have the experience, mechanisms and structures
in place to efficiently handle, prepare and confront the increasingly
complex ecological, political, social, cultural and economic
problems of current and future global challenges and scenarios.
Reality is now hitting the planet and human civilization
very hard. The misconceptions of our institutional, economic,
environmental and social policy processes are becoming increasingly
very clear to everyone. The good news is that millions of people,
institutions, celebrities, societies and many leaders are beginning
to engage a new world cooperative view. This is based on the
communities of life and humanity, a commitment to the collective
development of reason and civilization and an open process of
communication and dialog. A world view that the web of life
and the environmental ecosystems must be protected under global
governance as the foundation of global development is emerging.
We have spent the last 100 years building global hierarchies
for a handful of institutions and people. Through this process
we have reached the current point of global civilization very
quickly. We now must spend the next 20 years organizing network
communities of civilization, reason, ingenuity and sharing to
create a sustainable future for all of humanity and restore
the ecological web of life. This web site is about bringing
to you the visionary leaders and groups who have the models
and the answers to bring forth solutions to the next stage of
a more functional cooperative sustainable civilization. Welcome. Through the expression of great ideas
and great ideals, humanity is beginning to awaken to the
possibilities ahead of us. A Brilliant Peaceful Global Society is just ahead of us
United Nations once dealt only with Governments. By now we
know that peace and prosperity cannot be achieved without
partnerships involving Governments, international organizations,
the business community and civil society.
In today's world, we depend on each other. " Kofi Annan,UNSecretary-General"
whole of my life has been about getting further and
further upstream, so that I'm ahead of the power curve,
as it were. And the highest upstream that I can figure
out how to get is in designing new cultural DNA and
splicing it into cultural codes, as well as identifying
malfunctioning "DNA strands," such as GNP, which generate
pathological patterns in the body politic. This activity
has the biggest multiplier in terms of shifting the
system towards sustainability."...Hazel Henderson “In
order to change something, don’t struggle to change
the existing model. Create a new and better model,
and make the old one obsolete.”...Buckminster
"Imagination is more important than knowledge"
Our comments on Times Poll Is the environment doomed.
Based on the results of this poll most people feel the environment
is doomed. This is why it is so vital and important you
connect to the right information like Time's Report and
from the experts like Lester Brown and his book Eco-Economy
Sahtouris, Living Systems work on how DNA can reorganize
very quickly given the support systems to do so. This not
only includes the living systems DNA but the DNA of society
or the reasoning and processing systems of society. The
solutions are possible and emerging and can emerge very
quickly as all of humanity begins to come together.
The State of Our
Planet Network Interdisciplinary
Models, Vision and Ingenuity
for the Next Stage of Global Civilization.
first principle of the new model must be that humans and Earth
be in a mutually enhancing relationship. Without this principle
as a starting point, no model of development, no vision of progress
is sustainable.~ Father Thomas Berry: The Dream of
and research inspired by the efforts, research
and writings of visionary leaders and societies like: Joanna
Macy, Ph.D & The Great Turning The
shift from the Industrial Growth Society
to a Life-Sustaining Global Civilization.
day, after we have mastered the winds, the waves, the tides,
and gravity, . . . we shall harness . . . the energies of Love.
Then, for the second time in the history of the world, man will
have discovered... Fire." ~Pierre Teilhard de Chardin ~
Geopolitics of post 1945 continue to dominate the governance
structures of key institutions, even at this point well into
the post-colonial era. We need to concede that many of these
public institutions appear to be operating under rules and logic
models that are not in keeping with the realities that citizens
confront around the world today. ~ 10 February
2003, Dr. Kumi Naidoo Secretary General & CEO CIVICUS:
World Alliance for Citizen Participation ~
human being is part of the whole called by us the Universe.
We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something
separated from the rest --a kind of optical delusion of consciousness.
This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to
our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest
us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by
widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures,
and the whole of nature in its beauty."
-- Albert Einstein --