What is a Planetary Human?
A PLANETARY HUMAN is someone who has understood
cognitively, emotionally, and viscerally that Earth is a natural spaceship
and that each one of us is a crew member on 'Spaceship Earth'
and we are each responsible to maintain, and regenerate
where necessary, the life-support systems of this beautiful planet.
Other life-affirming concerns
and actions naturally and
spontaneously emerge from this
“You become more of a global citizen."
- Astronaut Mark Garneau
Video: A Powerful Direct Transmission from an Astronaut
"When I first looked back at the Earth,
standing on the Moon, I cried.”
— Astronaut Alan Shepard
Video: Direct Transmission from Astronauts about the Planetary Perspective
"Suddenly you get a feeling
that you've never had before,
that you're an inhabitant of Earth.
You don't look down at the world
as an American,
but as a human being."
- Tom Stafford : Apollo 10.
"An individual endowed with planetary consciousness
recognizes his or her role in the evolutionary process and acts responsibly in light of this perception. Each of us must start with himself or herself to evolve his or her consciousness to this planetary dimension; only then can we become responsible and effective agents of our societies' change and transformation.
Planetary consciousness is the knowing as well as the feeling of the vital interdependence and essential oneness of humankind, and the conscious adoption of the ethics and the ethos that this entails."
Manifesto on Planetary Consciousness
First publication: March 1997 Revised version: February 2003:
Dr. Ervin Laszlo et al.