22nd April 2021. For the 51st Earth Day and the first anniversary of OneHome, the philosopher Patrick Viveret shares with us his feeling of wonder and fragility towards our planet.
Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970. Today, more than one billion people in 193 countries take action on Earth Day each year. Over the years, Earth Day has grown into one of the most important citizen movements for environmental action.
"The awakening experienced by astronauts upon discovering our planet from space is a major event in the history of mankind. Feelings of wonder and fragility evidently run through them in orbit. OneHome's mission to bring this transformation to everyone is critical and can play an activating role in transcending our differences. " declares Patrick Viveret.
“We are extremely honored to welcome Patrick Viveret to celebrate Earth Day and OneHome's first anniversary. He is a leading voice who has dedicated his life to peace, respect for the environment and dialogue among the peoples of the Earth. The power of his message brings us back to our condition, both extraordinary and insignificant, and our responsibility to the planet and future generations. He has agreed to be a member of our advisory board since our inception and we thank him for his ongoing support of the importance of the overview effect. " says Jean-Pierre Goux, founder and president of the NGO OneHome.
About Patrick Viveret
Patrick Viveret is a French philosopher involved in multiple initiatives. As an honorary master advisor to the French Court of Auditors, he led from 2001 to 2004 the mission on "The New Factors of Wealth" by Guy Hascoët (secretary of state for the solidarity economy in Lionel Jospin's government under the presidency of Jacques Chirac) and from which his book "Reconsidering Wealth" came out. He is the author of more than ten books on democracy, conviviality, crises and buen vivir, the art of living at the right time. Close to anti-globalization movements, he participated in 2001 in the first World Social Forum in Porto Allegre and was one of the founders of the Roosevelt Collective 2012 with Stéphane Hessel, Edgar Morin, Michel Rocard, Pierre Larrouturou and Curtis Roosevelt. He is also the co-founder of the “Dialogues in Humanity” which are held each year around the world and in Lyon, in the Tête d'Or park, for his French branch, as well as of the InteractionsTransformation Personnelle - Transformation Sociale project (TP -TS). Recently he became involved with the convivialist movement and developed a methodology of collective intelligence to reach fruitful disagreements.