The children of today, as well as future generations are pleading with us...

 

If there is anything that the planetary overview tells us as a collective,

as a species, it is that we are all in this together

and that our planetary context, our life support system

- Spaceship Earth - is limited, vulnerable

and in immediate need of regenerative attention.

Our individual role must include that of the custodian, the caretaker, the protector, the guardian,

and the defender. Humanity needs to wake up to 'the new story' that Planet Earth is telling all of us

through 'Her' stunning beauty and Her profound nature as an interconnected and synergistic

self-regulating living system. As is said in everyday wisdom, 'a picture is worth a thousand words.'

Contemplate the photographic and video images of Earth that the human space programs

have afforded us. Think and feel deeply into the realities of the planetary overview.

 

You matter. What you are and what you do matters.

Know with certainty that you feed the field.

"The Key is WE!"

- Astronaut Ron Garan

Key 8 - Planetary Stewardship

Caring for our Spaceship and its life support Systems

"... each present-day human has exactly the same set of genealogical ancestors."
 
Douglas L. T. Rohde PhD  Steve Olson  -  Joseph T. Chang PhD
(Published in: NATURE - 'Modelling the Recent Common Ancestry of All Living Humans'  (September 2004)

"There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew."
Marshall McLuhan

Remember
1. All human beings on Earth are literally one genetic family.
2. All human beings on Earth are crew of Spaceship Earth.

"The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between how nature works and the way people think."

— Gregory Bateson

- THINK PLANETARY -

Become a Planetary Human

4 Expressions of Organized Planethood

The Earth Charter

The Earth Constitution

MEASURING GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP

The Unmanifesto

"Now the modern era itself confronts a deep structural crisis induced by its contradictions and

limitations: perpetual growth on a finite planet, political fragmentation in an interdependent world,

widening chasms between the privileged and the excluded, and a stifling culture of consumerism.

In our time, an exhausted modernity is relinquishing the stage. A third macro-shift in

the human condition is underway with implications as far-reaching as those of previous

great transformations. History has entered The Planetary Phase of Civilization."

Paul Raskin PhD - from  Journey to Earthland: The Great Transition to Planetary Civilization

"The great changes in the world are like the whispering of the dove."  

- Camus

Small changes matter.
A small voice can become a big voice.
Focus on the solution:
LOVE.
"We are the minds
and stewards of
the living world.
Our ultimate future
depends on that
understanding."
— E. O. Wilson

© 2017 - 2020  Richard Henry Whitehurst

All photos of Earth from space are courtesy of NASA.

Many quotes by astronauts courtesy of the books: (1) The Overview Effect by Frank White - and - (2) The Home Planet by Kevin W. Kelly.