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A Call to Action from Our Children and Grandchildren. 

We Must Not Let Them Down!


Actions not words: Swedish climate activist, Greta Thunberg, speaks at the opening of the UN Climate Action Summit, New York, 23 September 2019 

“You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. We are at the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can do is talk about money and fairy tales of eternal growth. How dare you!”

 Greta Thunberg. Photo:un.org

‘Climate crisis: Imagine, perhaps life is for real and everything we do matters’

The Message to the World:  Time is running out for a world at risk of war with itself, destroying the only collective home we have, Our Sacred Earth

The Time is Now to Take Action. 

‘Time is running out for a world at risk…threats that were considered inconceivable, no longer are.’


At the GCGI we believe that the continuing and deepening climate and ecological crisis are the defining issues of our lifetimes and that our sacred earth, our home, is in the grip of an unparalleled emergency.

And we also know that our GCGI community, friends, and family are also equally passionate about the need for governments, businesses, education, media, NGOs, civil societies and individuals to take immediate action to avoid a catastrophe for humanity and for the natural world.

We must all standup and fight for a better ecological protection and be accountable to a most fundamental question: What it means to be human?

In her speech to Congress in September, Greta Thunberg said: “This is the moment in history when we need to be wide awake.”

I agree.  Moreover, I am proud that over the past many years, the GCGI has been at the forefront of the struggle for a better socioeconomic policies, an informed and values-led education, simpler living, protecting the commons, loving and valuing mother nature and our sacred earth. 

We have done these through our activism,advocacy, taking action in the interest of the common good, articles, blogs and conferences, some of them, I have noted below:

What kind of world do we want to sustain?

Can You Hear us and Mother Earth Crying?

A painting by Berrin Duma. Photo: turkishpaintings.com

GCGI Story and Purpose

Mother Earth is Crying: A Path to Spiritual Ecology and Sustainability

Biomimicry: Learning from Nature

Anthea Lawson, We Owe it to Our Humanity to hear you, to emulate you

Dr. Larch Maxey, We Owe it to Our Humanity to hear you, to emulate you

Visions of a New Earth: Responding to the Ecological Challenge- The Report

Pursuing Common Values: A Call to Recover our Moral and Spiritual Imagination, Transforming Society

The Power of Yellowstone: ‘for the enjoyment and benefit of the People.’

Sustainable Development Goals: Where is the Common Good?

The GCGI-SES Lucca Forum: Here's to 2018, Our Journey of Hope, caring for Our Sacred Earth 

Why Values Matter:“The Power of Purpose and Values: The Path to a Better World”-The GCGI-SES Oxford 2016 Forum

 Eruption of Hope: Earth Day 2018

 To Heal the World and People We Need to Save the Commons from Plunder

 The beauty of living simply: the forgotten wisdom of William Morris

Slow Food for the Common Good to save the World

Can we price everything, or are somethings in life just priceless?

Are you physically and emotionally drained? I know of a good and cost-free solution!

Saving the Web of Life: The Time is now to Tune into Peace, Love and Wisdom with a Spiritual Revolution

 A Sure Path to build a Better World: How nature helps us feel good and do good

Nature the Best Teacher: Re-Connecting the World’s Children with Nature

Love Letter to the Earth

Death and Destruction on Brothers’ Road to Serfdom