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Planetary Citizens

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Creating harmony among people and planet utilizing best practices such as the ISO 26000 Social Responsibility Standards. http://PlanetaryCitizens.net

Sharing ideas and networks; people, places and things that support developing a better world. Beginning with concepts and documents such as the UN Declaration of Rights for Indigenous Peoples and the ISO 26000 Social Responsibility Standards.


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Planetary Citizens

The introduction of this concept of citizenry came a long time ago, perhaps in the 1950s, with its first appearance in the Planetary Citizens Advisory Council in the early 1970s. Don Keys and Rene Wadlow were members and represented the World Federalist Movement at the UN.

Over the years I’ve written much about collaboration and cooperation to create a better world, one of harmony among people and planet. A few years ago I was in a moment of contemplation when a thought came to mind, “I wonder if the domain ‘planetarycitizens’ was available.

My first response was that it probably wasn’t, since it seemed like it would be such a popular domain. I looked anyway, just in case. Sure enough the prompting must’ve come from a part of me that was connected to the thoughtmosphere of infinite intelligence, aware of everything and dropping dimes to those who might be listening. PlanetaryCitizens.net was indeed available.

The .net platform was meant for community development in the scheme of domain extensions, so I was thrilled to get it. Originally in html before mobile-friendly requirements, changes were made recently for more user-friendly access. The basics of the concept are displayed below. I hope it serves us well for we are all Planetary Citizens looking for ways to make a better world now.

About the same time I began developing it I was approached by David Wright, who was building an organization called Globcal. I was included in the list of Founding and Charter members until I questioned the integrity of the organization after much talk and no action, except the request to fund David’s work. He’s done a magnificent job on the website.

Our intention here is to support various initiatives, groups, organizations and people who are doing the work of creating sustainable people and planetary friendly activities, products and services. We certainly haven’t found everyone and everything, probably only scratched the surface, yet it is important to acknowledge that there is a growing population of planetary citizens.


A truly empowered egalitarian, purely democratic and caring community, at all levels, managing the essential infrastructure for sustainable living and development of future technologies. A community that truly presents collaborative solutions for any and all dysfunctional systems that have ruled humanity to date, resulting in the demonstration of harmony among people and planet. (ISO 26000 Social Responsibility Standards apply)

How do we create value in the 21st Century? How do we create bridges for a holistic systems approach to planetary administration and merge diversity effectively? Whether we fear or welcome it, there is a ‘new world order’ that is emerging. How do we, as planetary citizens, make sure that the momentum takes us toward living as ONE – one people, one planet, one time?

Please take a moment and watch the video below, a timely message from one of the original actor/activists for human beings – Khigh Dhiegh, PhD. I had the honor of knowing him. Stepping out of the patterns and overcoming the pressures of global business concerns can best be exampled by what President Chavez of Venezuela did for his country, in spite of the news to the contrary.



00:00 about eight years ago I wrote, which I'm

00:04 using in the world citizenship movement,

00:07 I wrote a pledge if I may read that


00:12 to you

"As an awakened human being I

00:17 declare myself to be a global citizen. I

00:21 pledge allegiance to the planet Earth on

00:24 which I live I shall not participate in

00:28 any activity that will Scarlets terrain

00:31 with the surgery of war neither shall I

00:35 accord with activities that contribute

00:37 to polluting its waters with deadly

00:40 chemical wastes, nor shall I support

00:43 technological procedures that

00:45 contaminated atmosphere or its global

00:47 substance with radioactive residue. I

00:51 recognize all human beings as my

00:55 planetary companions.

00:57 I shall renounce every command and

00:59 summons that would cause me to inflict

01:02 non personally motivated harm or injury

01:06 upon another human being. I perceive that

01:09 each person shares with me the societal

01:13 responsibility of creating and

01:16 maintaining a world that offers all of

01:19 its denizens a safe habitable and

01:22 enriching interlude of existence. To this

01:25 intent I am sworn."

I think that's

01:31 something that each one of us that our

01:34 conscious of the situation could stand

01:38 behind. What are you doing

01:40 with it?

Well, we're trying to get it

01:42 circulated throughout the world and

01:44 sending it to the United Nations. I've

01:47 sent it to statesmen are sent it to

01:50 writers, musicians, you see. If we can get

01:53 people like rock'n'roll musicians, like

01:59 authors, like great sportsmen

02:02 to adopt a global consciousness and

02:07 declare themselves a citizen of the

02:09 world, citizen of the, globe of the planet

02:12 earth, then that will encourage many

02:14 other people to do the same

It all seems to make perfect sense when we realize that there are enough resources to feed, clothe, house and provide health care for everyone. We’ve placed the economics of war over human life, though, and that mindset has to change soon or we’ll self-destruct. Even with those supposedly working for ‘good’… are they more interested in sharing or selling you something?

The truly confusing piece of information is that we spend more money on corporate and military functions than, if redirected, would provide more than enough funds to feed, clothe, house and care for practically everyone. Of course those are statistics, but what if they are true?

Donald Keys, speech writer for U Thant in the 60s, coined the phrase Planetary Citizen on the way to creating The New World Alliance.

Who is "us"? Who namely this message is addressed?

What is the plan of actions?

What is the team, its roles?

How is transparency to be addressed and realised?

How is a common desire is measured?

Definition of a harmony? Measures to achieve it?

What are the principles and mechanisms of the resource management?

How the responsibility, benefits and values are measured and their processes and flows realised?

Is it "an averaged truth" or context (time, place and situation) dependent? - DVS


Can we distinguish between an "instant global consciousness" of individual as compared to the Planetary Global Consciousness? - DVS

"Defining a timeline is less important than education and understanding" - Undefined goal takes indefinite time to realise. All of above, a timeline, hands-on

education, grounded research and realistic understanding are needed to make the change. - DVS

From Donald Keys circa 1982… “To cross over the threshold and enter into a world of new and exciting promise requires us to fulfill the tasks immediately before us: first, to become aware; second, to accept responsibility for the human situation; third, to acquire skills; and fourth, to act wisely and well, consciously and continuously on behalf of… a better future for humanity.”

The drive for transparency provides a compelling opportunity to self-organize as a Planetary Society and to explore a common desire; harmony among people and planet as a goal for planetary citizens. We’ve reached a time where possibility can become reality. Defining a timeline is less important than education and understanding; making sense common allows better resource management in the shared responsibility, shared benefits and shared values.

From Dr. Edgar Mitchell, sixth man on the moon…”No man I know of has gone to the moon that has not been affected in some way that is similar. It is what I prefer to call instant global consciousness. Each man comes back with a feeling he is no longer only an American citizen; he is a planetary citizen. He doesn’t like the way things are and he wants to improve them. It is a universal feeling among the astronauts.”

It is time we made sense common together. PC’s vision is to rally support and showcase those who are playing fair. Foreward: how – Why HOW We Do Anything Means Everything: “Our mission must be to create a global community of shared responsibilitiesshared benefits, and shared values. The new focus will require all of us to think about the how, and to find new ways to take action to solve the global issues that none of us can tackle alone.”   That title speaks to this moment and our lives. How do we create value in the 21st Century?

planetary citizens - collective evolutionHarmony among people and planet. The drive for transparency provides a compelling opportunity to self-organize as a Planetary Society and to explore a common desire; harmony among people and planet as a goal for planetary citizens. We’ve reached a time where possibly can become reality. Defining a timeline is less important than education and understanding; making sense common allows better resource management in the shared responsibility, shared benefits and shared values.

What are the chances for Humanity and each of us to "embrace the challenge to change personally, professionally and politically"?

Where are we in this process? - DVS

Who is the designer of the holistic system?

"Chaos to order" natural pattern: do we realise that according to the Second Law of Thermodynamics entropy is increased in the vicinity of regions with greater order? Increase of entropy means more chaos. Syntropy is opposite to entropy. Living Systems in general exist due to the induced shift towards the local order in the vicinity of the emerged systems and processes maintained.

... at the expense of the increased chaos around it... - DVS

What is this greater "our natural desire to merge with"?

What can unify all of us?

How realistic is that?

Measures, action plan, practical steps for achieving that Unity? - DVS

From experience of Dmitry Sokolov natural self-organisation takes place in collectives with high degree of dependability from each other. Our current civilisation is based on providing comfort, freedom and independence from possible large factors of our life including dependability from others.

Factors Limiting Development of Civilization are listed. A few more can be added:

1. Lack of interdepndability of individuals and Collective Subjects and therefore low cohesion and ability to form teams and organisations, synchronise intents and coordinate actions.

2. Thinking-Doing Gap which is expressed not only at the individual and collective but also in societal level, see links at the page Criticism of Global Sustainability Projects. Projects on the ground have no access to the best practices, knowledge and experts in the particular fields of the current local significance and interest. Work and living of the knowledge holders, authors of theories and concepts, researchers of processes and developers of technologies is not supported directly from the projects and processes on the ground. Lack of communication, feedback and coworing hiders development of both, "the ground" and "a cloud". - DVS

Can we please compare action plans of the The Universal Alliance, The Shift Network, Thrive and Zeigeist Movements, synchronise them according to our current situation, distribute the roles and coordinate the actions based on their priorities?
May I see where "threads of collaboration, cooperation and unification" are created and maintained, as well as the results and socio-economical processes initiated and involved? I need a guidance of an expert in this field, please. - 

Consideration and compassion grow as we each embrace the challenge to change personally, professionally and politically. Chaos to order is a natural pattern, each fractal naturally resolving into the whole, a holistic system by design. Unresolved unspoken and unfulfilled expectations, our natural desire to merge with something greater, offers the structural tension to move us forward toward positive change.

PlanetaryCitizens.net’s mission is to create, expose and nurture positive change in the world. We hope to give you pertinent information and relevant facts in the process. Donald Keys, speech writer for U Thant in the 60s, coined the phrase Planetary Citizen on the way to creating the historical New World Alliance, now apparently defunct, but Rene’s work carries on with Association of World Citizens.

The Occupy Movement, a global announcement of dissastisfaction in leadership and a call for change, could be seen as a call for planetary citizens. Numerous groups and organizations are adopting the 12-sector model, illustrated here, as a means toward self-organization. …and indeed, “What Would Google Do?” is worth consideration. Of course, one of the original harbingers of the need for change was the 1992 World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity.

Our plan is to showcase people, places and things that are contributing to the process of establishing a new world order of harmony among people and planet. Past efforts and future endeavors culminate in collaborative action. Planetary citizens understand the term ‘new world order‘ has mixed emotional perspectives. Our world needs a new order. Our future is malleable and unknown even with the best predictive software. Planning for a worst-case scenario may be wise, but looking for patterns that reveal a natural self-organization may help even more.

Contrary to one of the major competing thoughtforms a ‘new world order‘ does not mean the continuation of the status quo and control of the world economy by the corporatocracy, although one necessarily leads to the other over time as self-organizing fractals evolve. A true ‘new world order‘ is emerging as humanity peers into the depths of what keeps us afraid, angry, ignorant and immobile and transcends all such notions.

The late Khigh Dhiegh, PhD. offers his version of the Planetary Citizen pledge in encouragement to us all. The Shift Movement’s Wheel of Co-Creation is just one example of engaging systemic change in a holistic fashion as does the focus of the Thrive Movement.

Our PlaneteryCitizens.net executive summary invites participation with phenomenal results upon execution. It is a brilliant and timely solution to self-organization through showcasing people, places and things aligned with the new global ethic of planetary citizenship. Fill out this form and we’ll send you an NDA prior to sharing our Executive Summary. Our model is an example of the shift from Ego to WEgo, an evo-leap in behavior empowered by the challenge to change from selfishness to selflessness.

We intend to align with the newly released ISO 26000 Social Responsibility Standards and encourage their wide-spread use in 21st Century business practices. Harmony among people and planet is the successful negotiation and transcendence of the chaos we’re experiencing into a new world order of accountability and responsibility toward human and planetary needs for sustainability.

Like The Universal AllianceThe Shift NetworkThrive and Zeigeist Movements focus on shifts in sustainability and life-enhancing technology development with their deployment of social architecture, Planetary Citizens reach out to create threads of collaboration, cooperation and unification. Showcasing results and engaging discussion will further the attention on achievements and future possibilities. The adoption and use of the 12-around-1 model is also found in IONSHUB and Evolve.


We cite evidence of the need and solutions available from world servers throughout academiaeconomic restructuring, organizational developmentnew social architecturescientific discovery, and technological advances that appear to be pointing toward an emerging order from the chaos of our ignorance. We consider humanity has reached this state of affairs through the best efforts of our leadership, however ineffective. We honor those who came before us, but we have reached a time for new focus and work ethic that matches our desire for change.

There has been a lack of consideration of the long-term effects of poor resource management and lack of sustainability. We have not learned the laws of nature. Change is inevitable; we can engage it through a collaborative response. how – Why HOW We Do Anything Means Everything is an excellent book that offers rationale for a revival of righteousness in the sense of transparency. A promo for a television show decades ago has a similar message, but Who? unfortunately didn’t get much traction then – advertisers didn’t see the value.

We have a challenge to change – a shift from prior behaviors. Our existing systems need a reboot, a refreshing of focus toward life-friendly notions that move us beyond liabilities, limitations and excuses. The Valley of the Sun Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development presented their annual conference in 2010 with the theme: “The Shift: Challenge to Change – removing liabilities, limitation and excuses in the workplace.” If the training and development world are sharing the message, our world is about to change dramatically from the subtle shifts in behavior. A new attitude of gratitude and understanding emerges.


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