What is a Planetary Human?
A Planetary Human is someone who has understood both cognitively and emotionally 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 foundational awareness.
“... you become more of a global citizen."
— Astronaut Mark Garneau
”When I first looked back at the Earth,
standing on the Moon, I cried.”
— Astronaut Alan Shepard
How can you begin to feel connection and deep belonging
through your unique, authentic expressions of Self
in the creation of life-affirming value for the benefit of all ?
"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:
Prof. Dr. Ervin Laszlo et al.