"Humanity must rise above the earth, to the top of the atmosphere and beyond. For only then will we understand the world in which we live."                                                                                                                             ~ Socrates


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The Case for Planetary Awareness by David Beaver

The Overview Effect will Change the World by David Beaver

Measuring Global Citizenship Education A Collection of Practices and Tools 

This catalog was produced by a working group of 88 people convened by the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the U.N. Secretary General’s Education First Initiative Youth Advocacy Group (GEFI-YAG).

Sanctuary of Humanity 

Salt Monument Visionary Margot Weiss and her 'Sanctuary of Humanity’ 


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All photos of Earth from space are courtesy of NASA.

All quotes by astronauts courtesy of the books: (1) The Overview Effect by Frank White - and - (2) The Home Planet by Kevin W. Kelly.