• Jake F. Kelley

Globally Convening Markets, Civil Society & Local Leaders for Action & Alliances for Planet Repair

International & domestic efforts are politically inefficient to help governments, organisations & communities efficiently scale planet repair solutions. We need to focus on rapidly growing transition-focused alliances & communities led by courageous, ethical leaders from society & business to achieve systemic change.

Author: Jake F. Kelley ––– Editor: Allison Hawkins

“Biodiversity is the greatest treasure we have… Its diminishment is to be prevented at all cost.” — Thomas Eisner

Diverse civil and market teamwork can make our sustainable dream work.

The most impactful systemic changes involve the participation of the masses. Leading approaches to untrashing the planet demand a diverse set of holistic, responsible and scalable solutions. Efficiently solving our problems requires embracing diversity as Mother Nature does. We will win by bringing together the powerful forces of civil society, markets and governments to recognize that our forests and vegetation are our shared lungs — and earth’s water is our blood. Let’s protect what keeps us alive — our planet’s organs which sustain our well-being and resilience.

We must mobilize to demonstrate that the majority of people want to take action — by taking meaningful actions now. Our sustainable values and missions can help us as individuals and our organizations lead the way into the future. The governments and other significant entities will be happy to follow when we’ve proven our success. Let’s pragmatically take the steps to urgently end the fossil fuel era and transform our world through the great untrashing of our planet.

Let’s plan and achieve systemic change for planet repair by gathering our collective force in our public commons with diverse stakeholders from all cities and towns. It’s time to efficiently redesign our future ecosystems at scale and have fun doing it. We all have a role to play in our communities so we can be stronger and safer. Human behavior and the earth’s resources build and power our cities. Collectively, our cities are the individual honeycombs of the entire beehive, where Mother Nature is our shared global mayor, the Queen Bee. Co-creating with her, and together, will help us achieve sustainable systemic change through co-creation.

“This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.” — Plato

“When you look at a city, it’s like reading the hopes, aspirations and pride of everyone who built it” — Hugh Newell Jacsobsen