Project Save the World

By Metta Spencer | 2019-07-01 12:00:00

If you have a plan for saving the world, great. But if you don’t, we suggest these thirteen steps:

1. Visit our website, and read the Platform for Survival.

2. To learn more, click on a plank- one of the 25 policy proposals that form the Platform for Survival. An article will open up discussing that plank. These were all written by our team and will be updated regularly.

3. Click on the name of one of the six threats to see a page about that threat. It will present:

4. Click on “Enabling Measures” to see a page about the structural and economic changes required to enable the changes we want. It will also provide an overview; links to resources; links to partner groups working on that threat; and a column for discussions.

5. Click on Combinations for a page about the connections among these threats; a discussion column; and links to relevant partner organizations.

6. Click on Videos and a page will open up with thumbnails of over 65 videos that Project Save the World has produced. A new one is added every week. These last one hour and are friendly conversations with experts about topics relating to our project. You can subscribe and receive them weekly. There is also a column for your comments.

7. Click on Podcasts and see links to all of the videos in the form of audio-files that you can download to a cell phone or tablet and listen to when you are not online, such as when walking the dog or driving to work. You can subscribe and get a new one each week. See page 30 for a list of recent ones and instructions. Please review them on iTunes to help boost our audience, and share them with friends.

8. Sign the Platform for Survival if you find that you agree with most of its proposals. All users, but especially signatories, are welcome to make comments on the discussion pages.

9. Share this information with groups that are addressing these six threats or the enabling measures proposals. Suggest that your NGO, church, or company also endorse the Platform and have its website listed, to attract new mem­bers and post its activities on our notices.

10. Read Peace Magazine. Our website contains an archive of all articles since 1983. Not all the new articles are posted immediately, though, so to keep up-to-date, subscribe (two years for $33) and receive a print copy quarterly.

11. Use Peace Magazine for your own work. You can submit articles, share copies (e.g. buy Mother’s Day gift subscriptions, and leave copies in your dentist’s waiting room). And if your group has a big public event, we will provide free copies if you’ll just pay for the shipping. We are volunteers, here to save the world, not to make money. Just use us well, please!

12. Enroll in our online course when it is ready. We’re negotiating to offer a MOOC for anyone in the world who wants to study about these topics. Each course will be about eight weeks long and free of charge. But we aren’t ready to announce that yet.

13. Talk about your threat. Stay in touch with others by posting every week or two on the comments column of your particular threat. If you find important information, share it, with the all the other activists in Project Save the World. And talk about it every day, even to strangers!

To overcome a system, you need to know how its parts fit together and then you need a comprehensive plan of action:- a Platform for Survival.

Project Save the World

Our partners are working around the world to overcome a system consisting of: six threats to humankind:

War and Weapons ? Global Warming ? Famine ? Pandemics ? Radiation Exposure ? Cyberattacks

Project Save the World is not forming a new NGO (there are already plenty of wonderful ones) but only will provide resources for people working on these issues, and ways of connecting you online with your partners. Just check our website often for materials and information that may be useful.

Our task is to wake up the world. That means mostly TALKING to our friends, our families, and rank strangers. TALK every day, wherever you go: to the barber, to the taxi driver. But first, learn what’s worth saying!

You are probably already working to save the world from one of these threats. If so, keep doing what’s your’re doing – and recognize that your issue is part of a larger system.

These six global perils are causally connected, and it pays to know which pairs are most crucial. Shown in red are the ones that seem most urgent. But you may disagree, so share your ideas on our website:

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