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.
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I like to think of our challenges as weaving. We are all weavers. The weaver constructs the warp, anchoring it to the loom, and then, by working the weft in and through the warp, creates patterns and the entire tapestry. The Epic of Evolution, in scientific form, is the warp on which all present and future meaning for our lives must be woven. There is no single correct way in which the weaving will take shape, no single authorized manner in which the Epic must appear in our worldviews. All of the various weavers of meaning will find something common in the warp. In the cultural crises that face us all, each will learn from how others move within the loom’s constraints and possibilities. We humans are the cultural religious animals of evolution on our planet. We are here to weave the spiritualities that are lifegiving for our phase of the Epic of Evolution and for the next generation.
— Philip Hefner
First Things First!
By sheer survival necessity every individual, group, corporation, government and even every religion's Job Number One is to save our planet’s environment from the devastating effects of human-caused carbon pollution causing severe climate destabilization! This is because if we do not enact the needed changes to insure a healthy and sustainable planetary atmosphere both the current generations and future generations will suffer at the minimum, severely and --- humanity as a species will possibly even go extinct.
When you extrapolate and also include an estimate for species that are not found in our current fossil records, it is estimated that 99.9 percent of all species that have ever lived on the planet have gone extinct. If we as a species continue to carbon pollute our atmosphere and environment in non-natural ways as we are doing now, our going extinct is not such a distant impossibility at all --- particularly when you look at the percentage of all past species that have lived on the earth and have gone extinct just due to natural causes alone.
Our future is far from guaranteed! Now is humanity’s time to become a co-evolutionary partner with evolution in the universe by embracing and following the universe's proven evolutionary principles for sustaining life.
The above is the essence of this year's Universe Day and Job One for Humanity message.
This list of essential climate re-stabilization steps to prevent humanity having to experience irreversible or extinction level climate destabilization (below,) is called the Job One for Humanity Action Plan because that is what we believe this program of steps has now become. Based on the best current science, systems thinking and dialectical analysis it contains the most effective steps that YOU can do to help prevent, prepare for, lessen and even reverse the escalating catastrophic climate destabilization (aka global warming, climate change,) that we are all now witnessing. Anyone from every walk of life or age group (even teens and the elderly,) can find something on this prioritized list that they can do to contribute to helping achieve climate re-stabilization.
Click here to review and start these emergency and non-emergency climate re-stabilization steps!
The universe's proven evolutionary principles for what you can learn and do and for long term Job One for Humanity success are also found within the Universe Principles of Sustainability and at the Universe College within the Department of Sustainability.