Earth 2.0 ~ the Next Evolution
Global Systems Upgrade / Creating a Regenerative Blueprint for Human Society
Earth 2.0 Initiative
A global social and environmental initiative committed to upgrading the values, ethics and efficiency of our planetary systems.
Earth 2.0 Introduction
Welcome to Earth 2.0! Local Earth and our collaborative team of global citizens are dedicated to upgrading the health, vitality and sustainability of our planetary systems. We are doing this by creating regenerative models for human society that integrate harmoniously with our natural environment. We are cultivating a mutually beneficial relationship between all human beings and the global ecosystem. The old paradigm (Earth 1.0) ways of scarcity, fear and competition are becoming obsolete. We are upgrading the operating systems for planet Earth, just as we upgrade the operating systems on our computers and phones. Earth 2.0 is evolving from a solution-based mindset of creativity, cooperation, collaboration and abundance.
“In order to change an existing paradigm you do not struggle to try and change the problematic model. You create a new model and make the old one obsolete.” – Richard Buckminster Fuller
We have remembered that we are part of nature and not separate from nature. From the most ancient indigenous wisdom to the most modern science, we are reminded that everything is connected. Earth 2.0 is a state-of-being infused with peace, love, health and compassion – that begins with new ways of thinking and feeling.
“It is possible that the next Buddha will not take the form of an individual. The next Buddha may take the form of a community – a community practising understanding and loving kindness, a community practicing mindful living. This may be the most important thing we can do for the survival of the earth” – Thich Nhat Hanh
Our 1st steps toward the creation of this new model begin by connecting with like-minded friends and family at our Community Events to become educated on various facets of regenerative lifestyle and ecovillage development. Our next steps will be the launch of our 1st Local Earth Festival and development of a Living Cluster for 12 people. This will be our launch pad to the full scale development of a global network of EcoVillages built upon the foundation of Earth 2.0 systems and values. We invite you to join us on this journey into the creation of a new paradigm … join us for our next Community Event! Sign up for our Monthly Newsletter for EcoVillage & Event updates.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
Our collaborative global team is researching the most innovative systems, models and technologies on the planet to discover solutions to the current social and environmental challenges we are facing on the planet today. We refer to these new solutions as Earth 2.0 Upgrades, Models & Systems. (More information on the “Research Project” coming soon)
We will test the efficiency and efficacy of these Earth 2.0 systems in case studies at the Local Earth Villages. We are collaborating with a global network of ecovillages to test the systems at a smaller community based scale, to establish the best practices that can be scaled and replicated into larger models for smart city design and urban planning.
On Earth & Beyond
Our primary focus is to implement these regenerative practices here on Earth to restore the health and vitality of our environment and ensure a healthy future for generations to come. This concept also provides us with an opportunity for a theoretical, psychological and philosophical exploration of how we could choose to create human civilization on another planet.
This can be viewed as a social experiment giving us the opportunity to start from scratch and reevaluate what type of world and society we would choose to create today, with access to the tools, knowledge and wisdom of our past. This blank canvas for social design empowers us to create a new model for regenerative community development that serves as a beacon and lighthouse for those of us with a desire to live in health and harmony with our natural environment.
The primary objective of this initiative is to support the health of our current home Earth… yet NASA has recently discovered several planets that share many similarities to Earth with regard to size and composition. It is felt by many scientists that their is a high probability that some of these planets could support human life. We currently do not have the technology to reach these planets, yet it is not out of the realm of possibilities that at some point in the future humans will be traveling to other planets. The solutions created and developed by this Earth 2.0 Initiative could someday prove useful for humans creating new civilizations on other planets. Remember… at one point we thought the Earth was flat and it was beyond belief that we could ever fly… we now have rocket ships taking us to the moon and beyond.