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.
The basic mood of the future might well be one of confidence in the continuing revelation that takes place in and through the Earth. If the dynamics of the Universe from the beginning shaped the course of the heavens, lighted the Sun, and formed the Earth. If this same dynamism brought forth the continents and seas and atmosphere; if it awakened life in the primordial cell and then brought into being the unnumbered variety of living beings, and finally brought us into being and guided us safely through the turbulent centuries—there is reason to believe that this same guiding process is precisely what has awakened in us our present understanding of ourselves and our relation to this stupendous process. Sensitized to such guidance from the very structure and functioning of the Universe, we can have confidence in the future that awaits the human venture.
— Thomas Berry
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.