Societal Altruism

The respect and honoring of the common good must underly and serve as the cornerstone for all other pathways towards a regenerative future. The seeding of an altruistic society is a foundational step towards planetary health. In such a society, the fundamental value system is one of altruism, of looking towards everything – that is every person, and every organism from the soil biome to the greatest sized animals, with a deep respect and care. Perhaps this ethic was best outlined in Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si” on the environment and human ecology which calls for an integral ecology that creates a universal communion that “excludes nothing and no one.”

Planetary Health Library : Societal Altruism

NameAuthorDateType
Post Carbon Institute Websites
Contemplating the More-than-Human Commons Essays
Center for Earth Ethics Websites
Ecology, Ethics, and Interdependence: The Dalai Lama in Conversation with Leading Thinkers on Climate Change Publications
Journey of the Universe: A Story for Our Times Specialization Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim Instructions
Journey of the Universe Websites
Center for Action and Contemplation Websites
Earth Ministry Websites
GreenFaith: Interfaith Partners for the Environment Websites
Thomas Berry and the Great Work Websites
The Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale Websites
Living in the Future's Past Videos
Opinion: Common ground with climate skeptics August 4, 2015 Videos
Contemplative Commons Websites
The Blue Sapphire of the Mind: Notes for a Contemplative Ecology Douglas Christie Publications
"Toward a Contemplative Ecology: A Conversation with Douglas Christie and Andrew Zolli" Andrew Zolli April 21, 2017 Interviews, Blog Post
Can 140 Characters Matter? Andrew Revkin January 12, 2011 Blog Post
ecoAmerica Websites
Yale Program on Climate Change Communication Websites