The Global Transformation Movement

Today there are literally hundreds of millions of people and hundreds of thousands of groups working for a better world. The term “Global Transformation Movement” (GTM) attempts to capture this planetary movement that encompasses the full spectrum of interests, innovations, ideologies and methodologies related to environmental protection & stewardship, social change, political & economic reform, indigenous culture, activism, humanitarianism, spirituality and personal development. It spans all religions, cultures, nations, age-groups and sexual-orientations. It includes NGOs, communities, tribes, grassroots projects, ethical businesses, cooperatives, networks, alliances, movements and more.

 

Throughout this vast, diverse, creative and uplifting movement we have preserved and are spreading the heart and roots of humanity’s ancient knowledge and wisdom. Simultaneously, we continue to develop countless ecological solutions, social & technological innovations, equality-based economic & political models, and ever-evolving pathways for exploring the realms of human consciousness — including our inherent oneness, and how we relate to ourselves, each other and our natural environment. In other words, within this movement we already have everything we need to create the More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible (Charles Eisenstein).

Remarkably however, news about this movement is conspicuously absent from the mainstream media, which means that most of the human population is completely unaware about all the new and emerging possibilities for how we, as a species, can all live in complete abundance and equality — as opposed to the current paradigm of artificial scarcity and hierarchy. This “imposed ignorance” is perhaps the most influential factor in maintaining the (dysfunctional and separation-oriented) status quo.

 

Co-creating the world’s first Global Solutions Day !

An unprecedented global unified action — and a supporting online open source platform — to publicly identify and showcase ALL life-affirming solutions for a Global Transition

Sharing Solutions to Inspire the World into a New Paradigm

Today we have an abundance of common sense solutions to effectively address all our ecological, social, political, economic and financial challenges. Yet, because the corporate media hardly speaks about them, most people are completely unaware.

The system is dying in plain sight

Right now billions of people are aware:

  • that we are destroying our natural environment;
  • that governments and politicians primarily serve the profit-interests of large corporations and global financiers;
  • that the corporate media and marketing industries practice mass manipulation;
  • that our industrial food systems are toxic to our bodies and the biosphere;
  • that all these systems promote and reward corruption, greed, exploitation and deception.

Everyday more and more people are seeing the cracks in the system. We are awakening to our financial enslavement, and how this system of centralised money and power is in fact causing and exacerbating most of our global crises.​

Mass disillusionment and mass protests are escalating all over the planet, yet we still see very little energy directed into exposing and exploring the solutions and new models.

The Mass Media ignores the New Earth that is already birthing

Due to the mass media blackout on solutions, perhaps less than 1% of the human population are aware of the fact that we already have everything we need to peacefully transition into wise and evolving social systems that benefit all people and our planet.

The mainstream media also ignores a “Global Transformation Movement” that is estimated at +700 million people and ~1 million collectives who are each being, living, developing and / or manifesting one or more solutions.

Yes! we are many more than most people even within the movement would imagine! And all across this vast and diverse populace we share a common commitment and passion for creating and experimenting with solutions to our global and local challenges.

We have the knowledge and technology to provide for all and to reduce our impacts on the environment. The emergence of a global civil society is creating new opportunities to build a democratic and humane world. Our environmental, economic, political, social, and spiritual
challenges are interconnected, and together we can forge inclusive solutions.​

~ The Earth Charter (2000)

Solutions are our common denominator and magnetic attractor

The Global Transformation Movement is already united through our common interest to develop socially and ecologically conscious solutions. In this sense, the word “solutions” invites and includes a broader understanding than its conventional use, ranging from personal development practices (being the solution) to systemic transition design (co-creating a global culture of compassion and conscious innovation).

As more and more collectives co-create Global Solutions Day we will co-catalyze a snowball effect of inspiration and cultural re-education that will attract all the resources, exposure and support that our pioneering solutions and communities merit.

September 23rd, 2017 is Global Solutions Day!

What is Global Solutions Day?

Global Solutions Day is an unprecedented global civic action that is dedicated to unveiling and celebrating the countless inspiring and empowering solutions and alternative systemic models that we already have.

We are inviting all organisations, projects, communities, tribes, networks and alliances who are developing and / or promoting solutions- from all sectors of human affairs (examples in diagram below)- to co-create local events to bring our solutions into the streets and parks so that mainstream people can learn how hundreds of millions of people are creating a more beautiful world.

This worldwide educational initiative is supported by an online platform(launching early August) that will evolve into an open source global hub for gathering, sharing and openly reviewing all holistic solutions, conscious collectives, collaborative technologies and alternative systems for a global transition. The solutionsrevolution.global website will list multiple solutions directories and toolkits, economic and political game-changers, online and physical learning centres, emerging technologies and a list of supporting and unifying collectives that each represent a world of inspiration and opportunities for meaningful action. The platform will also allow people and groups to connect and coordinate at the local level.

Suggestions for HOW TO PARTICIPATE in Global Solutions Day ~ with an open invitation to unleash and share your own ideas and co-creativity!

  1. Visit and pre-register at http://solutionsrevolution.global
  2. Recommend 💚 and share this invitation and the website with your local and global networks. Talk about it with your friends.
  3. Find resonant pro-activists and solutionaries in your area and dream up an event for September 23rd that makes your group come alive ~ this is what it’s all about! The new website will be powered by coeo.cc, which is a geo-social network for conscious makers that also enables people and groups to connect locally.
  4. Local solutionary and innovative groups and projects to connect with include:
    Transition Towns
    Ecovillages & Intentional Communities
    Permaculture & Agroecology
    ~ Holistic Education
    ~ Personal Development & Holistic Healing
    ~ New Economy & Basic Income
    ~ Artists, Musicians & Performers
    ~ Sacred Sexuality & Free Movement
    ~ Food Rescuing & Gift Culture
    ~ Women circles & Men circles
    ~ Conscious Communication & Peace-Builders
    ~ Social Entrepreneurs & Innovation Hubs
  5. Invite other activist groups to join eg. social justice, environmental & climate change, anarchists, anti-corruption, animal rights, etc.
  6. Suggestions for events include: public presentation, open workshop, gift market, flashmob, concert, permablitz, exposition, art installation, parade, festival, open-air conscious cinema etc.
  7. All events are:
    ~ aligned and connected through the core purpose (above) and the proposed principles of nonviolence, cooperation and unity in diversity (see website for more details).
    ~ locally self-organised by resonant people and projects. Collaboration with like-minded groups is warmly encouraged.
    ~ invited to promote solutionsrevolution.global as a focal point that showcases all solutions and supporting collectives. All supporting and unifying collectives are invited to share their press-kits to be displayed on the website.
  8. Film or livestream your event as part of a globally co~creative and historic documentary. We will soon be reaching out to 200+ independent media groups around the world to support and co-create this unified mass action.
  9. The location and duration of each event is decided by the organisers and participants.
  10. Share and / or help translate this poster:

If you feel inspired to help organise Global Solutions Day at the regional, national or global levels contact us to join our GSD teams:
~ Coordination
~ Research & Mapping
~ Administration
~ Graphic Design
~ IT & Web Dev
~ Video Production

To us, as caretakers of the heart of Mother Earth, falls the responsibility of turning back the powers of destruction.
You yourself are the one who must decide.
You alone — and only you — can make this crucial choice, to walk in honor or to dishonor your relatives.
On your decision depends the fate of the entire World.
Each of us is put here in this time and this place to personally decide the future of humankind.
~ Chief Arvol Looking Horse

Additional opportunities that may emerge from “Solutions Day” that will support a “Solutions Revolution”

  • To identify and prioritise immediate game-changing innovations that undermine mass-scale ecological destruction and that promote a harmonious redistribution of power and wealth.
  • To integrate information and strategies about addressing current crises eg. the African famine crises.
  • To spark a coherent global movement for peaceful systemic change.

If you go to one demonstration, and then go home, the people in power can live with that. What they can’t live with is sustained pressure that keeps building, people that keep learning lessons from last time and doing it better the next time.
~ Noam Chomsky

 

 

Until the Coeō platform is up we can use the United Earth Community fb-group to gather and share ideas.

Also check out this Solutions-Awareness Toolkit

Related articles:

A Whole-Systems Transformation
A Whole-Systems Theory of Change
Inspire the World Initiatives
A Proposal for a Global Renaissance
The Global Transformation Movement

 

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