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.
In the case of the Sun, we have a new understanding of the cosmological meaning of sacrifice. The Sun is, with each second, transforming four million tons of itself into light—giving itself over to become energy that we, with every meal, partake of. The Sun converts itself into a flow of energy that photosynthesis changes into plants that are consumed by animals. So for two million years, humans have been feasting on the Sun’s energy stored in the form of wheat or maize or reindeer as each day the Sun dies as Sun and is reborn as the vitality of Earth. These solar flares are in fact the very power of the vast human enterprise. Every child of ours needs to learn the simple truth: she is the energy of the Sun. And we adults should organize things so her face shines with the same radiant joy.
— Brian Swimme
Announcing the 5th annual Universe Day! Universe Day is an annual event December 31st at noon through January 1st at noon. This year the message of Universe Day 2013/2014 focuses on four interrelated goals:
1.) increasing awareness of the global warming tipping points, which if not resolved soon, will lead to irreversible climate destabilization (or even our extinction.) (The current escalating climate destabilization is the result of human-caused carbon pollution of our atmosphere by fossil fuels.)
2.) dramatically reducing human-caused atmospheric carbon emissions on a emergency global basis! This emergency reduction of human-caused carbon emissions is the "Job One" for all of humanity. (For emergency and non-emergency actions to be taken to mitigate escalating climate destabilization see the Job One for Humanity link farther down this page .)
3.) encouraging people everywhere to completely stop using the terms "global warming" and "climate change" in their conversations and switch to the more accurate and useful terms of "escalating climate destabilization," "irreversible climate destabilization" and "extinction-level climate destabilization." (The blog elsewhere on this web site explains in detail why this is a critical and needed terminology upgrade in the climate stabilization battle.)
4.) acting more effectively and wisely as evolutionaries, planetry citizens and universe citizens. As such, we have the responsibility to act from a long-term evolution-informed perspective to wisely forward evolution on the planet, for humanity and its future. These are the new global responsibilities of evolutionaries, planetary citizens and universe citizens that transcend our national citizenships. (Global warming is just one of those life critical areas where we must act together and be effective trans-national evolutionaries, planatary citizens and universe citizens.)
We invite you and all other evolutionaries, planetary citizens and universe citizens to gather with friends locally this 5th annual Universe Day to consider your rights and responsibilities as Evolutionaries, Planetary Citizens 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 2013 meet-ups to forward this year's urgent Universe Day approaching climate cliff and Planetary State of Emergency message.
In true Millennial 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 part of the universe on this 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 evolutionary, planetary citizen and universe citizen.!
Need some ideas, tips and pointers for Creating your own 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 Universe Day 2011 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 Evolutionaries, Planetary Citizens 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?
Universe Day is facilitated by the non-profit organizations Universe College, Universe Spirit and Universe Institute Universe CollegeUniverse Spirit and (Universe Institute.org ). You can learn more about everything mentioned just above on these websites.