Expressions of
Positive Culture

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After thousands of years of war on nature and war on each other, our mainstream culture of domination and exploitation is leading to collapse. However an alternate worldview and culture is emerging, one that naturally leads to social justice and environmental stewardship. We are transitioning from a Material worldview to a Planetary worldview, from seeing only a material world made of separate objects that can be exploited and manipulated for personal gain, to seeing the world as interconnected, with interwoven living systems relying on each other and functioning as a whole. This view of the world implies and insures social justice and environmental stewardship. The Planet Project aims to support and promote the shift to a Planetary worldview by means of culture. In this section of the website we will be collecting, organizing, and bringing you expressions of culture that support and promote the Planetary worldview. And we welcome your nominations!

This shift is already in progress and there are many change agents actively involved in manifesting this shift. We will foster this macro-shift from Material Culture to Planetary Culture by highlighting books, films, podcasts, articles, videos, music, social media posts and other cultural expressions that provide direct evidence of this shift. We refer to these expressions as positive culture – both because it provides positive evidence of this macro-shift and also because it inspires us to positive action and service; it gives us hope, and provides tools that promote wellbeing. Positive culture has stories about the world we want, with characters who model kindness and courage, compassion and respect, partnership and healing, WE and not just ME.

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Read more about how we define Positive Culture in the Planet Blog

In this section of the website we bring you opportunities to explore and experience various expressions of positive culture we have curated.

Please help us grow this resource by contributing your own work or that of others. We hope you will spend time exploring and enjoying these offerings and that they lift, inspire, and inform you!

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RESOURCEACTIONCATEGORYFORMATSOURCEDESCRIPTION
https://80000hours.org/problem-profiles/80,000 Hours' List of Pressing World ProblemsI want to Learn and I have <30 minutesDuration: <30 minutesCategory: Positive SolutionsFormat: ArticleSource: 80,000 HoursThis article presents a list of world problems that fit the profile of being large in scale, solvable, and neglected and therefore seem most promising for more people to work on right now.
https://80000hours.org/podcast/80,000 Hours' PodcastI want to Learn and I have <2 hoursDuration: <2 hoursCategory: Positive SolutionsFormat: PodcastSource: 80,000 HoursIn-depth conversations about the world’s most pressing problems and what you can do to solve them.
https://4activepeace.com/Active PeaceCategory: Social JusticeFormat: BookSource: Scott BrownActive Peace: A Mindful Path to a Non-Violent World offers a holistic approach to putting peace into practice at the personal, interpersonal, and collective levels. It promises to stand the test of time as a practical, grounded guide to transformational change.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELRm20ZkgTQAmber Ruffin -- How Did We Get Here?I want to Learn and I have <60 minutesDuration: <60 minutesCategory: Social JusticeFormat: TV SeriesSource: Amber RuffinAmber showcases her signature smart-and-silly take on the news of the week, responding to it all with a charming, late-night mix of seriousness, nonsense, and evening gowns.New Episodes Every Friday. Streaming now on Peacock.
https://www.filmsforaction.org/articles/cancel-the-apocalypse-documentaries-to-help-unlock-the-good-ending/?fbclid=IwAR2asg99lkx6RHZLurAIXX8Ch9YUBGwYn0FEVEjoG6d4b9tMzidLW7Usg-kCancel the Apocalypse: Here Are 30 Documentaries to Help Unlock the Good EndingI want to Learn and I have Time for a Deeper DiveDuration: Time for a Deeper DiveCategory: Climate ChangeFormat: Wisdom LibrarySource: Films for ActionOur present moment is saturated in dystopian, apocalyptic fantasies of the future. What this points to, in our view, is a crisis of imagination. Humans at heart are storytellers, and we enact the stories we tell ourselves. If humanity is going to unlock "the good ending," we've got to imagine it first. We've got to imagine ten thousand localized versions of it. That's how things change. Fortunately, visions of a more beautiful, compassionate, regenerative future already exist. But since they're not being broadcast daily on the evening news, we've got to dedicate a little more energy towards broadcasting them ourselves. This is what this list of films is for.
https://carbon.substack.com/Carbon Creed eNewsletter and BlogI want to Learn and I have <30 minutesDuration: <30 minutesCategory: Environmental StewardshipFormat: BlogSource: The Climate OptimistWalter McCleod's weekly Newsletter, Blog, and Podcast. Fierce and provocative, objective and well-informed, this diverse collection shows that climate change is not just a problem for developing nations.
https://choosingearth.org/book/Choosing Earth (Book)Category: Climate ChangeFormat: BookSource: Duane ElginThe challenges facing humanity—from increasingly severe climate change and resource exhaustion to escalating social injustices and the rising threat of authoritarianism—call for a radical transformation in how we live on the planet. In this profoundly relevant and potent book, Choosing Earth, Duane Elgin brilliantly draws our vision into, and then beyond these tragedies of our own making, presenting collapse as an integral part of our rite of passage if humanity is to grow into conscious relationship with life. Choosing Earth envisions a fiery initiation that has the potential to transform humanity’s life-denying separations and awaken us to our deep interconnectedness—ultimately inspiring us to work together for the well-being of the entire Earth. With both visionary optimism and unflinching realism, Elgin draws on more than 50 years of research, writing and activism to develop this remarkable book that plants seeds of possibility and serves as a guide for our way through this time of great transformation.
https://choosingearth.org/video/Choosing Earth (Film)Category: Climate ChangeFormat: FilmSource: Duane ElginFacing Adversity: Choosing Earth, Choosing Life is a 70-minute documentary that explores the speed, depth and magnitude of our growing planetary crisis, and the opportunity we have to meet this crisis consciously – with eyes and hearts wide open. Through a broad, whole-systems perspective, the film examines key challenges (climate change, inequities, species extinction, overconsumption, and more) and explores the deeper transformation being called forth from humanity.
https://climate.nasa.gov/interactives/climate-time-machine/Climate Time MachineI want to Awaken and I have <10 minutesDuration: <10 minutesCategory: Climate ChangeFormat: Interactive ToolSource: NASAIs there measurable evidence of climate change? This interactive online tool that allows you to quickly visualize changes over time in CO2, Temperature, Arctic Ice Cap and Sea Level Rise. As you move the sliders through time, take the visuals in with your heart as well as your mind.
https://naturaljustice.org/publication/community-protocols-toolbox-2016/Community Protocols ToolboxI want to Learn and I have Time for a Deeper DiveDuration: Time for a Deeper DiveCategory: Food SovereigntyFormat: BookSource: Natural JusticeThe purpose of this Toolbox is to serve as a first stop for facilitators who are interested in helping a community to develop a community protocol. Community Protocols provide a vehicle for external parties to meaningfully engage with communities, and for communities to catalyze their own internal development strategies. Communities are profoundly impacted by the effects of national policy decisions and development projects. Often, decisions related to these policies and projects are made without meaningful input from thosethat will bear the most direct impacts, i.e. indigenous peoples and local communities. This lack of involvement in the planning and implementation of projects can lead to a number of problems, including serious human rights violations.While national legislation and implementation of large infrastructure, extractive, agricultural and other projects can represent the state’s views of development, communities have their own visions for developmentas well. They also have cultural heritage that includes rich histories, traditions, worldviews, deep connections to their lands and natural resources, and customary rules and procedures to regulate conduct as well as interactions between themselves and other parties. This cultural heritage is manifested and expressed in many different ways such as oral traditions and folklore, dances, carvings, and designs.
https://mcdonough.com/writings/cradle-cradle-remaking-way-make-things/Cradle-to-Cradle: Re-making the Way We Make ThingsI want to Learn and I have Time for a Deeper DiveDuration: Time for a Deeper DiveCategory: Environmental StewardshipFormat: BookSource: William McDonough, Michael BraungartThis book presents an integration of design and science that provides enduring benefits for society from safe materials, water and energy in circular economies and eliminates the concept of waste. Rather than seeking to minimize the harm we inflict, Cradle to Cradle reframes design as a positive, regenerative force—one that creates footprints to delight in, not lament. This paradigm shift reveals opportunities to improve quality, increase value and spur innovation. It inspires us to constantly seek improvement in our designs, and to share our discoveries with others.
https://www.deeptimewalk.orgDeep Time Walk, C.I.C.I want to Awaken and I have <2 hoursDuration: <2 hoursCategory: Environmental StewardshipFormat: Interactive ToolSource: Deep Time Walk, C.I.C.Deep Time Walk is a transformative journey through 4.6bn years of Earth history via a 4.6km guided walk. It is an invitation to view the world differently, encouraging positive action and advocacy for a regenerative Earth.
https://consilienceproject.org/democracy-and-the-epistemic-commons/Consilience ProjectCategory: Democracy and VotingFormat: ArticleSource: Consilience ProjectOnly a new movement for cultural enlightenment can harness the energy needed to reboot and revamp our ailing institutions—or generate new ones entirely—and thereby restore our democracy.
https://www.kateraworth.com/doughnut/Doughnut Economics -- 7 Ways to Think Like a 21st Century EconomistI want to Learn and I have Time for a Deeper DiveDuration: Time for a Deeper DiveCategory: Environmental StewardshipFormat: BookSource: Kate RaworthHumanity’s 21st century challenge is to meet the needs of all within the means of the planet. In other words, to ensure that no one falls short on life’s essentials (from food and housing to healthcare and political voice), while ensuring that collectively we do not overshoot our pressure on Earth’s life-supporting systems, on which we fundamentally depend – such as a stable climate, fertile soils, and a protective ozone layer. The Doughnut of social and planetary boundaries is a playfully serious approach to framing that challenge, and it acts as a compass for human progress this century.
https://video.earthxtv.com/EarthxTVI want to Learn and I have Time for a Deeper DiveDuration: Time for a Deeper DiveCategory: Positive SolutionsFormat: TV SeriesSource: EarthXEarthxTV is the largest streaming platform dedicated for the future of our planet. From climate action, biodiversity, sustainability, community, diversity and more, EarthxTV offers 300+ hours of free TV and full episodes. Amazing discussions with world leaders, award-winning Films and entertaining & educational shows. EarthxTV offers a 24/7 live channel and also a large VOD content so members can control what content they want to watch, when they want it, with one simple sign up - all for free, in all English speaking countries, on mobile app, streaming devices and web.
https://rogerpbriggs.org/booksEmerging World: The Evolution of Consciousness and the Future of HumanityI want to Learn and I have Time for a Deeper DiveDuration: Time for a Deeper DiveCategory: HumanityFormat: BookSource: Roger BriggsIn Emerging World, Roger Briggs explores the evolution of consciousness and shows that this is behind everything humans have done, are now doing, and are capable of in the future. By bringing together the best knowledge from paleoanthropology, cultural philosophy, cognitive psychology, and evolutionary theory, Briggs makes the case that humanity is now on the verge of a major transformation, a monumental turning point in our story. Foreseen by many sages and scholars, this anticipated leap promises a new era of history and culture, and a new civilization on Earth in which the needs of all people are met and we become stewards of our living planet.
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/10/17/food-sovereignty-manifesto-future-our-planetFood Sovereignty: A Manifesto for the Future of Our PlanetI want to Learn and I have <10 minutesDuration: <10 minutesCategory: Indigenous Wisdom and CultureFormat: ArticleSource: Common DreamsFood sovereignty... is an idea that unites humanity and puts us at the service of Mother Earth that feeds and nourishes us. Food Sovereignty promotes justice, equality, dignity, fraternity and solidarity. Food Sovereignty is also the science of life. The introduction of Food Sovereignty as a collective right changed how the world understood poverty and hunger.
https://indigenouswisdomsummit.com/library/8681/libraryGlobal Indigeneous Wisdom LibraryI want to Learn and I have Time for a Deeper DiveDuration: Time for a Deeper DiveCategory: HumanityFormat: Wisdom LibrarySource: The Shift NetworkTopics: Prophecy, Cosmovision & Spiritual Perspectives, Activism, Organizing & Leadership, Culture, Mother Earth & Land Rights, Youth, Healing
https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/news/2022/06/government-of-canada-delivers-on-commitment-to-ban-harmful-single-use-plastics.htmlGovernment of Canada delivers on commitment to ban harmful single-use plasticsI want to Learn and I have <10 minutesDuration: <10 minutesCategory: PlasticsFormat: ArticleSource: Canadian GovernmentIn June 2022, the Government of Canada published final regulations to prohibit single-use plastics including: checkout bags; cutlery; foodservice ware made from or containing problematic plastics that are hard to recycle; ring carriers; stir sticks; and straws (with some exceptions). The ban on the manufacture and import of these harmful single-use plastics, barring a few targeted exceptions to recognize specific cases, will come into effect in December 2022. To provide businesses in Canada with enough time to transition and to deplete their existing stocks, the sale of these items will be prohibited as of December 2023. The Government will also prohibit the export of plastics in the six categories by the end of 2025, making Canada the first among peer jurisdictions to do so internationally.
https://www.howdowefixit.me/How Do We Fix It?I want to Learn and I have Time for a Deeper DiveDuration: Time for a Deeper DiveCategory: Format: PodcastSource: Richard Davies and James MeigsPOSITIVE IDEAS FOR CHALLENGING TIMES. FIXES OVER FEAR. We ask questions about solutions — how to make the world a better place. Each week, hosts Richard Davies and Jim Meigs engage in smart, fun, spontaneous interviews with expert guests. We welcome constructive, unusual opinions.
https://www.yesmagazine.org/health-happiness/2021/11/24/gen-z-big-techHow GenZ is Fighting Back Against Big techI want to Learn and I have <30 minutesDuration: <30 minutesCategory: Positive SolutionsFormat: ArticleSource: By Elaine Meyer, forYes! MagazineMany in this generation are aware of what they have lost by having grown up on social media, so they’re logging off and working to create a safer, healthier future
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/09/16/constitution-day-suggestions/How to counter today’s tribalism and build ‘a more perfect union’I want to and I have Duration: Category: Democracy and VotingFormat: ArticleSource: The Washington PostFederal judges rarely write newspaper op-eds. Rarer still: a joint op-ed by two assumed foes. In this era of poisonous tribalism, what could these two judges agree on?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XCXvzQdcugIn Search of the Third AttractorI want to Learn and I have Time for a Deeper DiveDuration: Time for a Deeper DiveCategory: Positive SolutionsFormat: VideoSource: Daniel SchmachtenbergerThis 2-part video series (also offered as Rebel Wisdom podcasts), offers deep insight into the systemic causes of our meta-crisis and the need for a fresh approach, a "third attractor", that avoids both of the most likely outcomes (attractors): catastrophe (chaotic breakdown of civilization) or dystrophy (control systems powerful enough to prevent the catastrophic outcomes, but at the cost of oppressive authoritarian control).
https://indigenousphotograph.com/Indigenous PhotographI want to Awaken and I have <30 minutesDuration: <30 minutesCategory: HumanityFormat: Wisdom LibrarySource: Indigenous Photograph is a space to elevate the work of Indigenous visual journalists and bring balance to the way we tell stories about Indigenous people and spaces. Our mission is to support the media industry in hiring more Indigenous photographers to tell the stories of their communities and to reflect on how we tell these stories. Our global database is available to photo editors, creative directors, and those who routinely hire photographers. Please reach out to us for a complete electronic database of our members, which includes detailed information regarding geographical areas of expertise, languages spoken, and contact information.
https://youtu.be/tJlzboOOoxIIt's Time to Raise the Bottom Line -- Jesse CarmichaelI want to Awaken and I have <10 minutesDuration: <10 minutesCategory: HumanityFormat: Music VideoSource: Jesse CarmichaelA moving music video by Jesse Carmichael, co-founder of Maroon 5.
https://kindling.xyz/archive/KindLing Archive of Human GeniusI want to Learn and I have Time for a Deeper DiveDuration: Time for a Deeper DiveCategory: Positive SolutionsFormat: Wisdom LibrarySource: KindLingWe are building the world’s largest database of social change milestones, from the first fire to today's good news. Change is not only possible, it has happened consistently throughout human history.Filter by era, country, topic, actor, source, and more. Submit your own milestones!
http://www.flemingpolicycentre.org.uk/books/Lean Logic -- A dictionary for the future and how to survive it.I want to Learn and I have Time for a Deeper DiveDuration: Time for a Deeper DiveCategory: Climate ChangeFormat: BookSource: David Fleming and Shaun ChamberlinA dictionary unlike any other, it leads readers through Fleming’s stimulating exploration of fields as diverse as culture, history, science, art, logic, ethics, myth, economics, and anthropology, being made up of four hundred and four engaging essay-entries covering topics such as Boredom, Community, Debt, Growth, Harmless Lunatics, Land, Lean Thinking, Nanotechnology, Play, Religion, Spirit, Trust, and Utopia.The threads running through every entry are Fleming’s deft and original analysis of how our present market-based economy is destroying the very foundations—ecological, economic, and cultural— on which it depends, and his core focus: a compelling, grounded vision for a cohesive society that might weather the consequences. A society that provides a satisfying, culturally-rich context for lives well lived, in an economy not reliant on the impossible promise of eternal economic growth. A society worth living in. Worth fighting for. Worth contributing to.The beauty of the dictionary format is that it allows Fleming to draw connections without detracting from his in-depth exploration of each topic. Each entry carries intriguing links to other entries, inviting the enchanted reader to break free of the imposed order of a conventional book, starting where she will and following the links in the order of her choosing. In combination with Fleming’s refreshing writing style and good-natured humor, it also creates a book perfectly suited to dipping in and out.
https://leanlogic.online/guide-lean-logic/Lean Logic Online -- A dictionary for the future and how to survive it.I want to Learn and I have Time for a Deeper DiveDuration: Time for a Deeper DiveCategory: Positive SolutionsFormat: Wisdom LibrarySource: David Fleming and Shaun ChamberlinThis is an online version of David Fleming's Masterwork as brought to life in Shaun Chamberlin's book. This representation of the content allows free-form navigation of this content.
https://youtu.be/szqMbKklQFMMaking a Living and a Life -- Empowering Young People with an ALL Careers ApproachI want to Awaken and I have <30 minutesDuration: <30 minutesCategory: Environmental StewardshipFormat: VideoSource: Ethan McLeaveyThis short video can broaden your perspective about how you can put environmental principles and concern into practical use in whatever career direction you choose. Don't box yourself into a narrow view of "environmental jobs." An “ALL Careers” approach can empower and inspire you with a solid sense of how you can contribute to the creation of a sustainable economy no matter what your skills or aptitudes, and therefore career direction.
https://nativenewsonline.net/Native News OnlineI want to Learn and I have <60 minutesDuration: <60 minutesCategory: Indigenous AdvocacyFormat: eNewsletterSource: Levi Rickert
https://www.n2k.world/actNeed to Know / ActI want to Act and I have Time for a Deeper DiveDuration: Time for a Deeper DiveCategory: Positive SolutionsFormat: PlatformSource: Need to KnowN2K is a platform that follows pressing issues of our time, and then provides solutions and action steps so that people can engage in creating a world that works. The site is organized by topic so that you can do four things: you can view, you can do/take action, you can discuss the issues in our groups, and you can purchase goods that relate to the topics on the site. N2K currently has two ways to navigate our material, via subject and by map view. We will add other ways to engage in our second edition of the site.In our world in chaos and transition, we understand that there is a deluge of information that is often confusing and misleading. Even before fake news and the deep fake, it was difficult. Now, we understand that the time calls for a platform/channel that lights the pathway forward to a world that works. N2K is created by Tree Media, a production company that has long been in the business of working with innovators, world leaders and visionaries who are working to create solutions to pressing problems like climate disruption, justice and respect for first nations, the crisis in democracy, loss of beauty and the night sky, war and peace, destruction/resilience, black lives matter, the collapse of pollinators and so many other challenges that create opportunities for the new world to emerge. This is the platform that will track and follow all of these stories, and we are fiercely independent -- always have been, always will be. Any collaboration with known entities was with the subject matter and the truth at the core of our priorities.
https://www.n2k.world/groupsNeed to Know / DiscussI want to Connect and I have <30 minutesDuration: <30 minutesCategory: Positive SolutionsFormat: PlatformSource: Need to KnowN2K is a platform that follows pressing issues of our time, and then provides solutions and action steps so that people can engage in creating a world that works. The site is organized by topic so that you can do four things: you can view, you can do/take action, you can discuss the issues in our groups, and you can purchase goods that relate to the topics on the site. N2K currently has two ways to navigate our material, via subject and by map view. We will add other ways to engage in our second edition of the site.In our world in chaos and transition, we understand that there is a deluge of information that is often confusing and misleading. Even before fake news and the deep fake, it was difficult. Now, we understand that the time calls for a platform/channel that lights the pathway forward to a world that works. N2K is created by Tree Media, a production company that has long been in the business of working with innovators, world leaders and visionaries who are working to create solutions to pressing problems like climate disruption, justice and respect for first nations, the crisis in democracy, loss of beauty and the night sky, war and peace, destruction/resilience, black lives matter, the collapse of pollinators and so many other challenges that create opportunities for the new world to emerge. This is the platform that will track and follow all of these stories, and we are fiercely independent -- always have been, always will be. Any collaboration with known entities was with the subject matter and the truth at the core of our priorities.
https://www.n2k.world/Need to Know / ViewI want to Learn and I have <60 minutesDuration: <60 minutesCategory: Positive SolutionsFormat: VideoSource: Need to KnowN2K is a platform that follows pressing issues of our time, and then provides solutions and action steps so that people can engage in creating a world that works. The site is organized by topic so that you can do four things: you can view, you can do/take action, you can discuss the issues in our groups, and you can purchase goods that relate to the topics on the site. N2K currently has two ways to navigate our material, via subject and by map view. We will add other ways to engage in our second edition of the site.In our world in chaos and transition, we understand that there is a deluge of information that is often confusing and misleading. Even before fake news and the deep fake, it was difficult. Now, we understand that the time calls for a platform/channel that lights the pathway forward to a world that works. N2K is created by Tree Media, a production company that has long been in the business of working with innovators, world leaders and visionaries who are working to create solutions to pressing problems like climate disruption, justice and respect for first nations, the crisis in democracy, loss of beauty and the night sky, war and peace, destruction/resilience, black lives matter, the collapse of pollinators and so many other challenges that create opportunities for the new world to emerge. This is the platform that will track and follow all of these stories, and we are fiercely independent -- always have been, always will be. Any collaboration with known entities was with the subject matter and the truth at the core of our priorities.
https://www.ozy.com/pg/newsletter/the-daily-dose/449630/Ocean of Trash: Your Guide to Plastic PollutionI want to Learn and I have <10 minutesDuration: <10 minutesCategory: PlasticsFormat: ArticleSource: Ozy.comApproximately 12 million tons of plastic waste find their way into the world’s oceans each year. This humongous volume of rubbish counts among the worst environmental pollutants of our times, threatening the health of humans as well as innumerable marine species. This article profiles the various plastics making up this waste stream, where it ends up, and suggests three innovative strategies for reclaiming and recycling some of our accumulated waste.
https://onbeing.org/social-healing-at-on-being/On Being -- Civil Conversations and Social Healing ProjectI want to Learn and I have Time for a Deeper DiveDuration: Time for a Deeper DiveCategory: HumanityFormat: Wisdom LibrarySource: On Being ProjectWe are focused on the human transformation that makes social transformation possible. This is work of inner engagement and engagement in the world. Deepened inner life creates space for the moral wrestling that can transform interpersonal relationships. For this reason, our work engages leaders, innovators and changemakers who bring intelligence and teaching to bear on every aspect of human existence — the insights of civic leaders, teachers and neuroscientists in conversation with the wisdom and pastoral intelligence of a community’s religious and spiritual leaders.We take a conflict transformation and peacebuilding approach to the scale of change we believe our world needs and desires. There is an underlying violence that has become a part of our lives. This violence has disrupted nascent relationships, altered our sense of self, and disoriented our relationships with each other and with the world around us. The social healing that is required in the United States, in this sense, is not entirely different from what is needed in war-torn regions of the world.
https://onbeing.org/series/podcast/On Being -- Krista TippettI want to Learn and I have <60 minutesDuration: <60 minutesCategory: Positive SolutionsFormat: PodcastSource: On Being ProjectA Peabody Award-winning public radio show and podcast. What does it mean to be human? How do we want to live? And who will we be to each other? Each week a new discovery about the immensity of our lives. Hosted by Krista Tippett.You’ll also find special episodes in this feed, including Living the Questions — an occasional On Being segment where Krista muses on questions from our listening community. On Being with Krista Tippett airs on more than 400 public radio stations across the U.S. and is distributed by WNYC Studios. The podcast has been played/downloaded more than 200 million times.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPpi4IsPoU4One Fine Day -- StingI want to Awaken and I have <10 minutesDuration: <10 minutesCategory: HumanityFormat: Music VideoSource:
https://www.mobilize.us/commoncause/event/376178/Our Democracy Phone BanksI want to and I have Duration: Category: Democracy and VotingFormat: PlatformSource: Common CauseWe are working to get candidates on the record about their stances on key democracy issues. We are also strengthening our phonebank team to make as many calls as possible to protect our democracy.
https://peter-barnes.org/book/ours-the-case-for-universal-property/Ours: The Case for Universal PropertyI want to Learn and I have Time for a Deeper DiveDuration: Time for a Deeper DiveCategory: HumanityFormat: BookSource: Peter BarnesCAPITALISM has two egregious flaws: it relentlessly widens inequality and destroys nature. For billions of people around the world, the challenge of our era is to repair or replace capitalism before its cumulative harms become irreparable. But how, quite practically, can either of those things be done, without sacrificing the benefits of liberty and markets?This book envisions a transformed market economy in which private property and businesses are complemented by universal property and fiduciary trusts whose beneficiaries are future generations and all living persons equally. The way to build such an economy is to add, gradually but steadily over time, a new class of property rights whose beneficial owners are future generations and all living members of society equally, Economists wrangle over monetary, fiscal and regulatory policies but pay little attention to property rights. Their models all assume that property rights remain just as they are forever. But this needn’t and shouldn’t be the case. My premise is that capitalism’s most grievous flaws are, at root, problems of property rights and must be addressed at that level.PROPERTY RIGHTS in modern economies are grants by governments of permission to use, lease, sell or bequeath specific assets — and just as importantly, to exclude others from doing those things. The assets involved can be tangible, like land and machinery, or intangible, like shares of stock or songs. Taken as a whole, property rights are akin to gravity: they curve economic space-time. Their tugs and repulsions are everywhere, and nothing can avoid them. And just as water flows inexorably toward the ocean, so money, goods and power flow inexorably toward property rights... the most oft-forgotten fact about property rights is that they do not exist in nature; they are constructs of human minds and societies. The assets to which they apply may exist in nature, but the rights of humans to do things with them, or prevent others from doing them, do not. Their design and allocation are entirely up to us.In this book, I take our existing fabric of property rights as both a given and merely the latest iteration in an evolutionary process that has been and will continue to be altered by living humans. While eliminating existing property rights is difficult, adding new ones is less so.
https://postdoom.comPost DoomI want to Learn and I have Time for a Deeper DiveDuration: Time for a Deeper DiveCategory: Climate ChangeFormat: Wisdom LibrarySource: Michael Dowd and Connie BarlowRegenerative conversations exploring overshoot grief, grounding, and gratitude.A foreboding sense of climate chaos, societal breakdown, and economic and ecological “doom” is now widespread. Acknowledging our predicament and working through the stages of grief takes one only to the midpoint: acceptance. What lies beyond? Michael Dowd (with occasional co-hosts) invites 75 guests to share their personal journeys along this trajectory and especially the gifts they have found on the other side.
https://www.sei.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/210216-caldwell-sle-plastics-report-with-annex-210211.pdfReducing Plastic Pollution: Campaigns that WorkI want to Learn and I have <2 hoursDuration: <2 hoursCategory: PlasticsFormat: ArticleSource: One Planet NetworkThis reports presents results from their extensive research into how campaigns from non-governmental organizations (NGOs), companies and government can use behaviour change strategies to influence individuals’ sustainable use of plastic? It presents six effective strategies, four "Watch- Outs," and four common mistakes.
https://regeneration.org/Regeneration by Paul HawkenI want to Learn and I have Time for a Deeper DiveDuration: Time for a Deeper DiveCategory: HumanityFormat: BookSource: Regeneration is a radical new approach to the climate crisis, one that weaves justice, climate, biodiversity, and human dignity into a seamless tapestry of action, policy, and transformation that can end the climate crisis in one generation. It is the first book to describe and define the burgeoning regeneration movement spreading rapidly throughout the world.Our purpose is to end the climate crisis in one generation. Ending the crisis does not complete the challenge of global warming. That is a century-long commitment. Ending the crisis means that by 2030 collective action by humanity will have reduced total greenhouse gas emissions by 45 to 50 percent. At this writing, we are going backward and increasing emissions.The most common question about the crisis is “What should I do?” How can a person or entity create the greatest impact on the climate emergency in the shortest time? Most people do not know what to do, or may believe the things they can do are insufficient. We think otherwise.Our approach to reversing climate change differs from other proposals. It is based on the idea of regeneration. We do not oppose other strategies and plans. To the contrary, we praise and are grateful for all approaches. Our concern is simple: most people in the world remain disengaged, and we need a way forward that engages the majority of humanity. Regeneration is an inclusive and effective strategy compared to combating, fighting, or mitigating climate change. Regeneration creates, builds, and heals. Regeneration is what life has always done, we are life, and that is our focus. It includes how we live and what we do—everywhere. We have a common interest and that interest can only be served when we come together.
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/645808/all-we-can-save-by-edited-by-ayana-elizabeth-johnson-and-katharine-k-wilkinson/The All We Can Save BookI want to Learn and I have Time for a Deeper DiveDuration: Time for a Deeper DiveCategory: Positive SolutionsFormat: BookSource: Provocative and illuminating essays from women at the forefront of the climate movement who are harnessing truth, courage, and solutions to lead humanity forward.
https://www.netflix.com/title/80200047The Boy Who Harnessed the WindI want to Awaken and I have <2 hoursDuration: <2 hoursCategory: HumanityFormat: FilmSource: Inspired by a science book, 13-year-old William Kamkwamba builds a wind turbine to save his Malawian village from famine. Based on a true story.
https://earthregenerators.org/the-design-pathway-for-regenerating-earth/The Design Pathway for Regenerating EarthI want to Learn and I have Time for a Deeper DiveDuration: Time for a Deeper DiveCategory: Environmental StewardshipFormat: BookSource: Joe BrewerThis book offers genuine hope. There truly is a ­pathway to regenerate the Earth. How? We design by embracing the fundamental insight that all living systems self-organize around the patterns of regeneration. Applied to the scale of entire landscapes, this reveals how all truly sustainable human cultures throughout history were organized at the territorial scale as bioregional economies. A planet-wide network of learning ecosystems is needed that can hold the complexity of birthing these regenerative bioregions during and after the rest of the collapse that we were all born into.
https://www.heartmath.org/resources/videos/heart-and-brain-relationship/The Fascinating Relationship Between the Heart and BrainI want to Learn and I have <10 minutesDuration: <10 minutesCategory: Positive SolutionsFormat: VideoSource: HeartMath Institute3:39 Video exploring the heart-brain relationship
https://www.history.com/news/iroquois-confederacy-influence-us-constitutionThe Native American Government That Inspired the US ConstitutionI want to and I have Duration: Category: Democracy and VotingFormat: ArticleSource: History.comThe constitutional framers may have viewed Indigenous people of the Iroquois Confederacy as inferior, but that didn't stop them from admiring their federalist principles.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUBHyTM3VEgWaste Expert Answers Garbage QuestionsI want to Act and I have <30 minutesDuration: <30 minutesCategory: Environmental StewardshipFormat: VideoSource: WIRED
https://www.esri.com/videos/watch?videoid=JSzyiywbKfU&title=a-global-gis-jack-dangermondWeb-based GIS, “Geospatial nervous system”I want to Learn and I have <30 minutesDuration: <30 minutesCategory: Environmental StewardshipFormat: InterviewSource: ESRIInterview with Jack Dangermond. Watch Jack Dangermond discuss how we can all help to create a better future through geographic understanding. Jack shares the importance of partnerships to create new experiences, enabling everyone to address today’s challenges – globally and locally.
https://www.positive.news/environment/what-can-i-do-about-climate-change-how-to-lower-your-carbon-footprint/What Can I Do About Climate Change? 14 ways to take positive actionI want to Act and I have <30 minutesDuration: <30 minutesCategory: HumanityFormat: ArticleSource: Article in Positive News in response to UN's "Code Red for Humanity" in August, 2021.
https://www.positive.news/society/what-went-right-in-2021-26-good-news-stories/What Went Right in 2021: The Top 26 Good News Stories of the YearI want to Learn and I have <30 minutesI have: <30 minutesCategory: Positive SolutionsFormat: ArticleSource: Positive NewsEven as the pandemic rumbled on and the climate crisis intensified, there was much progress to report on. Here are the big good news stories of 2021
https://worldpeacelibrary.com/World Peace LibraryI want to Learn and I have Time for a Deeper DiveDuration: Time for a Deeper DiveCategory: Positive SolutionsFormat: Wisdom LibrarySource: The Shift NetworkA Free Educational Resource for you to find peace within yourself and to create peace within your family, community and world.