Millions of Cultural Creatives are striving for better world, thinking that they are working alone. Eearth wants to connect them and help them collaborate.
According to authors of the 2000 book that defined the group, Paul Ray and Sherry Ruth Anderson, Cultural Creatives care deeply about ecology and saving the planet, about relationships, peace, social justice, and about authenticity, self actualization, spirituality and self-expression.
Does that sound like you?
As the name implies, these are the people who are defining the systems that will take over from the bankrupt, corrupt, blood-and-oil-stained, ecocidal global system of today and lead us to a just and sustainable alternative. They are creating the new culture.
What is fascinating about these (awesome) people is that they have no leader, they have no plan, and they have no idea that they are actually make up about a third of the adult population of Western countries. They think that they are all on their own!
The Cultural Creatives are the greatest untapped potential in the world for helping to speed the rapid transition to a new global system that is sustainable and fair.
According to Ray & Anderson, there are two classes of Cultural Creatives, the Green and the Core – the latter representing a bit less that half the total. The Core are like the Green except that they have a greater spiritual connectivity to their issues, and they are the thought and practice leaders of the Green.
In America, there are estimated to about 80 million Cultural Creatives, which means that about 30 million are Core. Extrapolating the numbers to Australia suggests that there are 5 million Cultural Creatives and about 2 million Core. All those people struggling away to heal the world’s problems and they don’t know that they have company. Eearth seeks to fix this problem.
Eearth is a new belief system that helps to foster actions that lead to sustainability and human happiness. Eearth seeks to synergise with the Cultural Creative Core around the world in order to super-accelerate the processes that lead to the formation and uptake of the new global culture. To the extent that the Cultural Creatives are working in isolation, thinking that they are alone, Eearth seeks to help connect them together and to offer resources, ideas and support to make their creative work easier and more collaborative.
Eearth seeks to be a unifying element for the Cultural Creatives, a rallying cry that shouts: You Are Not Alone!
This needs to happen quickly because the longer that Business and Usual drags on, the more species are lost, the more carbon goes into the atmosphere, and closer we come to tipping points that could trigger ecological collapse.
If Eearth can connect 100 million cultural creatives, and help them collaborate, this could be enough to trigger the monumental transition that this beleaguered planet so desperately needs.
To find out if you are one of the millions of Cultural Creatives, consider your response to following statements about yourself:
- You love Nature and are deeply concerned about its destruction.
- You are strongly aware of the problems of the whole planet (global warming, destruction of rainforests, overpopulation, lack of ecological sustainability, exploitation of people in poorer countries) and want to see more action on them, such as limiting economic growth.
- You would pay more taxes or pay more for consumer goods if you could know the money would go to clean up the environment and to stop global warming.
- You place a great deal of importance on developing and maintaining your relationships.
- You place a lot of value on helping other people and bringing out their unique gifts.
- You do volunteering for one or more good causes.
- You care intensely about both psychological and spiritual development.
- You see spirituality or religion as important in your life, but are concerned about the role of the Religious Right in politics.
- You want more equality for women at work, and more women leaders in business and politics.
- You are concerned about violence and abuse of women and children around the world.
- You want our politics and government spending to put more emphasis on children’s education and well-being, on rebuilding our neighborhoods and communities, and on creating an ecologically sustainable future.
- You are unhappy with both the Left and the Right in politics, and want a to find a new way that is not in the mushy middle.
- You tend to be somewhat optimistic about our future, and distrust the cynical and pessimistic view that is given by the media.
- You want to be involved in creating a new and better way of life in our country.
- You are concerned about what the big corporations are doing in the name of making more profits: downsizing, creating environmental problems, and exploiting poorer countries.
- You have your finances and spending under control, and are not concerned about overspending.
- You dislike all the emphasis in modern culture on success and “making it,” on getting and spending, on wealth and luxury goods.
- You like people and places that are exotic and foreign, and like experiencing and learning about other ways of life.
If you agree with ten or more of these statements, you are likely a Cultural Creative. If you agree with less than ten, you may well be in transition to becoming a Cultural Creative. Keep going.
To connect with like minded others and learn more about how you can speed the transition to a new, sustainable culture, please visit Eearth today.