Three Core Principles
In more detail:
oOo Everything that lives on Planet Earth is part of a single life-form called Vitae-planeta - the Living Planet.
oOo Vitae-planeta maintains the chemistry and temperature of the ocean and the atmosphere to foster an abundance of life on Earth, and his has allowed the evolution of the human race and the other species with which we share the world, today.
oOo All natural life-forms have important roles in helping to maintain Vitae-planeta's function, and this responsibility extends to us humans – but we humans have not been doing our jobs.
oOo Through the release of greenhouse gases and the destruction of ecosystems, humans are changing Vitae-planeta to a form that is unsuited to humans, and that will result in the annihilation of nature.
oOo If humans are to survive we must rapidly help Vitae-planeta regain health by restoring the climate, re-growing nature and thus creating a pathway to an Ecological Civilization.
oOo If we humans fulfil our duty, then our kind and millions of other species can remain part of Vitae-planeta deep into the Long Future.
The blue oval represents the climate over the past million years, cycling between ice ages. About 200 years ago humans began burning fossil fuels, and global temperatures have gone up.
Absent radical change, they will continue to go up leading to the mass extinction of life - with humans amongst the first to go. An alternative is to change course to the green circle which represents Ecological Civilization - humans living in balance with nature.
With Ecological Civilization, the human race could survive for hundreds of millions of years.
Vitans are people who understand these two options - Ecological Civilization or Mass Extinction - and decide that they want to work towards life not death.
To become a Vitan requires just a thought.
Have you thought it yet?
People who decide that they want to pursue life, we call Vitans in Thought.
The next step in the Vitan journey is to become Vitan in Practice...
Get involved in Vita, today.