Click here to see what a Universe Day group in San Francisco did at a previous annual Universe Day. Just like "Earth Day" events, we encourage you to invent your own local awareness celebrations, gatherings, creative partnerships with organizations, educational events, and community events. We dare you to inspire outside-the-box on ways to promote awareness for effectively reducing carbon emissions by using the new universe evolutionary perspective to create a more sustainable planet.
Please send us information about the local Universe Day events that you are creating at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will let others know about them. We will also be posting updates about our local San Francisco Universe day 2013 event in the Facebook window father down this page.
Our true ancestry is the emergent creativity of the Universe. Our forebears were those who learned how to coalesce hydrogen and helium into stars, to form planets, to sustain life first from mineral nutrients in the sea and later to capture delicious photons, to exploit oxygen for energy rather than be exterminated by it, to diversify via sexual reproduction, to form social groups for greater security and protection of offspring. We are the beneficiaries (and, admittedly, also the victims) of this narrative of emergence. Our ‘companions’ are all of these progenitors. Indeed, they are more than companions; they are family. From them we have inherited our corporeal shapes and movements, our body chemistry, and even some of our behavioral agendas.
— John Brewer
Announcing the 7th annual Universe Day! Universe Day is an annual birthday for the Universe event starting December 31st at noon running through January 1st at noon.
In addition to celebrating the official birthday of the Universe and our participation in the greatest transformational evolutionary adventure in human history, this year the special message of Universe Day 2015/2016 focuses on the four following and interrelated global adaptive challenges and action goals:
1.) Encouraging people everywhere to stop using the terms "global warming" and "climate change" in their conversations and switch to the more accurate and change empowering terms of "climate destabilization," "irreversible climate destabilization" or "extinction-level climate destabilization." (Our blog on the Universe Day web site [TheUniverseDay.org] explains in detail why this is a critical and needed terminology upgrade in the climate stabilization battle.)
2.) Increasing awareness of the global warming/climate destabilization tipping points, which if not resolved soon, will lead to irreversible climate destabilization (or even our extinction.)
3.) Dramatically reducing atmospheric carbon emissions on a emergency global basis! This emergency reduction of human-caused carbon emissions is truly now "Job One" for all of humanity. (The current escalating climate destabilization is the result of human-caused carbon pollution of our atmosphere by fossil fuels. For emergency and non-emergency actions to be taken to mitigate escalating climate destabilization see the Job One for Humanity Climate Restabilization Plan.)
4.) Acting more effectively and wisely as planetary Evolutioneers and universe citizens. As such, we have the responcibility to act from a long-term and big picture universe evolutionary perspective to wisely forward evolution on the planet, for humanity and its future. There are critical global responsibilities that transcend our national citizenship. The largest current responcibility is global warming and its escalating climate destabilization. This is one essential and life-critical area where we must act together and be effective trans-national planetary Evolutioneers and universe citizens.
We invite you and all planetary Evolutioneers and universe citizens to gather with friends locally this 6th annual Universe Day to consider your rights and responsibilities as planetary Evolutioneers and Universe Citizens and then help to enact evolutionary solutions to the escalating catastrophic climate destabilization as well as to celebrate the beauty and wonder of the universe we live in.
Similar to Earth Day events, individuals and organizations all over the planet are encouraged to self-organize their own Universe Day 2015/16 meet-ups to forward this year's urgent Universe Day approaching climate cliff and Planetary State of Emergency message.
In true Millennial and openness style, Universe Day is a no-ownership, no-egos, get-the-message-out-now local and international co-created event. Imitate it, adapt it, improve it. “Steal it, even, if it hastens the spread of its vital message.
Why does Universe Day land on noon December 31st to noon on January 1st?
The New Year’s holiday is a time spent by many to reflect on the previous year, and examine how they want to live in the New Year about to begin. Celebration is also a way to energize important intentions. Mark Twain said, “Never trust your mind when your imagination is out of focus.” Likewise, on Universe Day, how might one shape their New Year’s resolutions when the biggest possible challenge to humanity's future (the emergency and climate destabilization cliff) is also in focus?
What will you do as an important part of the universe on this 7th annual Universe Day December 31-January 1st?
The universe and its beautiful planet Earth are waiting for you…
Learn more about the steps of Job One for Humanity this year's Universe Day emergency and non-emergency actions for climate cliff prevention.!
What YOU can do now from anywhere in the world:
“Like” Universe Day International on Facebook! We also invite you to create your own local event that engages the levels of self, community, planet, and universe. We want want to hear from you, and possibly feature you and your ideas for upcoming events, stories, and videos.
Learn more about how to be an Evolutioneer, planetary citizen and universe citizenn in the great transformational evolutionary adventure.!
Need some ideas, tips and pointers for Creating your own 6th annual Local Universe Day event? Go Here
Similar to Earth Day events, individuals and organizations all over the planet are encouraged to host their own Universe Day and meetups to forward the Universe Day message. Universe Day is a no-ownership, no-egos, get-the-message-out now viral event. Imitate it, adapt it, improve it, and even steal it if it means that its message is quickly adopted to build a more sustainable future.
See a Local Event from Last Year's Universe Day:
Universe Day San Francisco promoted the 2nd annual Universe Day event on Dec 31, 2010/January 1st, 2011 on a solarized boat in San Francisco. To see blog postings and the video from our SF Universe Day event click here.
What Else You Can Do to Learn More...
The foundational idea behind the message of Universe Day is derived in part from the wisdom of Albert Einstein when he said: “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” One doesn’t have to be a scientist, activist, or political analyst to know that the challenges faced on a worldwide scale (the climate cliff and climate destabilization, war, other environmental degradation, the unstable global economy...) have serious consequences. But rather than merely feeling overwhelmed by these issues, the impetus behind Universe Day is to expand one's perspective on how one thinks about them (as planetary Evolutioneers and Universe Citizens,) and --- shift our lives into better alignment with universe-scale, evolution-informed solutions --- new strategies for improvement based on universe-scaled science.
Universe Day is essentially a challenge to all of us. Amazing leaps in technology have extended the vision of the naked eye well over a million times. With recent innovations in astronomy and evolutionary science, we’ve discovered more factual knowledge about the universe in the last 20 years than all of human history. With these leaps in our collective vision, we are touched and impacted in our consciousness by the rareness and miracle of what we have here on Earth. In other words: just as the universal informs the personal, so does it transform our planetary perspectives. Can we use these new extensions to our collective eyes, ears, hearts, and souls to examine what this planet and universe means to us in the bigger evolutionary context and panorama?
For More information on what planetary Evolutioneers are and do go here: http://universespirit.org/what-evolutioneer-why-are-evolutioneers-critical-better-future
Universe Day is facilitated by the non-profit organizations Universe Spirit and Universe Institute. You can learn more about everything mentioned just above on these websites. Universe Spirit and Universe Institute.org )