The Center for Planetary Culture is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to a few fundamental propositions: that a transformation of global beliefs and practices is necessary for a sustainable and just society; that this transformation requires a meeting of indigenous and postmodern world views; that future development must mesh with ecological design.
The Center for Planetary Culture intends, through issue briefs, research papers, video productions, public talks, and social media, to define and explain what a new planetary culture entails. It will seek to rally support for this vision among cultural influencers and the public, and to stimulate vital debate on the future of technology, spirituality, and social change, along with other aspects of the transformation facing us today.
We seek to attract collaborators across disciplines who are practicing a solutions-based approach to the ecological, economic, and political issues that face our global society. By creating a hub for transformational culture, we aim to inspire a new type of planetary citizenship that will re-define our relationships to one another and our environment.
Our temporary site is here, with a full site coming this summer.
waveofaction.org We are running out of time to change the direction of our civilization. The evidence on climate change paints a truly terrifying picture of what lies ahead for humanity if we don’t make a seemingly impossible transition. Through a worldwide movement, we can rally to change our fate and chart a new direction, but…
Dear Friends and Collaborators, Center for Planetary Culture is a new organization that uses the familiar structure of a think tank to explore cutting-edge ideas and practices. As part of our work, we consult, experiment, innovate, propose, propound and pontificate. We also incubate new media and technology projects. Our admittedly ambitious mission is to help humanity evolve to…
This weekend on Coast 2 Coast AM I discuss my new think tank, Center for Planetary Culture, and our upcoming position paper: Transition to a Post-Carbon Society. Researcher Mitch Battros also talked about underground volcanoes that are melting the Antarctic ice caps (see related article), and how natural cyclical events are behind weather changes. Listen to the episode here….
Recently I was profiled by Ever Manifesto, distributed in H&M stores. The Bigger Picture: Daniel Pinchbeck by Xerxes Cook An American philosopher and author who believes the economic systems humanity has created have the potential to act as remedies to the environmental chaos our planet is witnessing today, here, Daniel Pinchbeck discusses ideas of corporate…
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Without a metamorphosis of human consciousness and society, we confront inevitable meltdown, a decimation brought on by the rapacity of our species, the hubris of our technocrats, the power drives of our leaders. The alternative is that we work together to dissolve all of the artificial boundaries imposed by the system we inherited and establish, in its place, a cooperative civilization that is truly rational, based on nature's design principles. This regenerative society would support each of us to fully express our gifts, based on our desire to care for and support the larger community of life, our love for each other and for the world.
- We are looking for fashion and product designers, as well as artists, who would like to collaborate with Center for Planetary Culture ( www.planetaryculture.com ). CPC is a new think tank co-founded by me and my wife, Jana Astanov. We are working with a major commercial venue, combining online curation and a retail outlet in the heart of NYC.
We intend to showcase products that represent an eco-friendly lifestyle, with a Burning Man aesthetic, including accessories and clothing. We will also feature cutting-edge ecological products, and tools for transitioning to a more regenerative, self-sustaining way of life.
Over the next few days, we are researching possible products for this venture. If you have work that fits this description, or ideas about what we should feature, please email us: email@example.com
Center for Planetary Culture | Advances new ideas and solutions to today’s most challenging...
Center for Planetary Culture advances new ideas and solutions to today’s most challenging ecological, social, and political issues. We seek to establish a new society based on cooperation, social justice, and resilience.