Founded in 2020, SpaceshipOne is a podcast, blog, and bookshelf that aims to educate and empower on climate, energy, health, and justice. The concept of “SpaceshipOne” stems from Buckminster Fuller’s Spaceship Earth philosophy, where humanity works together as a crew, using our ingenuity and cooperative capacities to live in harmony with each other and the planet— this precious pale blue dot that is our one and only home.

At SpaceshipOne, we truly do believe that a brighter future is possible. We reject the apathy, nihilism, fatalism, austerity, and isolationism that plague many cultures and minds; instead, we uplift ambitious visions and pathways for an inclusive, abundant world where life can thrive— a world we all want to live in, and in fact, we all need in order to survive.

While we revel in the beautiful truth that we all are in this together, we also acknowledge that some have more power, wealth, privilege, and influence than others— often at the expense of others, who suffer without that access. With this ever-widening gap at the root of our climate and ecological crises, we know that a crucial way forward is sharing and redistributing resources, so that everyone can have a healthy, dignified life.

Justice is at the core of why we do what we do, and to that end, we promote scientific and technological exploration, policy improvement, public engagement, and BIPOC leadership for the stewardship of our natural systems and the betterment of our global society. We believe in the power of human ingenuity, creativity, and collaboration to cultivate the plentiful world we all desire and require.

SpaceshipOne is a project of the Anthropocene Institute.

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