John McConnell

Many sites now mention and support the Earth Trustee idea and agenda.  How can we best provide a framework for reports and action?  The problem is there are so many good ideas on Internet -- and the world is still in a terrible state!  As I told one zealous web master,  "If thousands of web sites about planting trees are posted - and nobody plants any trees, what good is it?"

We must start with the big picture.  John Glenn's trip in Space got attention and reminded us we are one human family and only have one Earth.  If we are interested in a future the only way is the Earth Trustee Way:  individual and community action for peace, justice and the care of Earth.  Email and web sites can help.  But we must find a way to make our stake and action in cyberspace (the virtual world) always equaled by our stake and action in the real world.

Ideas for cyberspace.

We need a special Earth Trustee web site, which will only have the Earth Trustee statement, the Earth Magna Charta, Message Board - AND the Earth Trustee Logo.   Supporters who have web sites should be able to copy the Logo - constructed in such a way that when it is posted on their web site people who click on it will go to the Earth Magna Charta at  Before they copy the logo, they will register their web site and who they are, in 25 words or less.

Web sites which copy the logo will be listed in alphabetical order with summary of what and where they are. Registration will indicate support for  the Earth Trustee idea and agenda as described in the Earth Magna Charta.  However, registration will not necessarily mean the one registering is being approved by anyone.  (Also, gross misuse by anyone would lead to a site being deleted from the list.)

Reports of their Earth Trustee projects and success will be posted in a subject index and in a location index. (Example: Environment/Economics/Ethics -  City, Country )

Create  another Web Site for "Earth Day 2000 - 2001"  listing times for Earth Day March Equinox in major world cities.  Link with Earth Day history and Earth Magna Charta.

Provide a form on Earth Trustee web site to register  institutions which adopt the Earth Magna Charta -- Cities, Nations, Businesses, Service Clubs, Churches, temples, synagogues (any religious group that claims to believe in justice, peace and the golden rule), universities, schools -- any institution devoted to a better future for the human family.  The Earth Trustee Message Board would be available to report actions and results.

Encourage universities who adopt the Earth Magna Charta to implement it in their own way, monitor and report what other institutions in their purview are doing. They too could have message boards for sharing information and for interaction by Earth Trustees.  Their different views and approaches would provide friendly competition that would complement the Earth Trustee site.

Let libraries and other information institutions catalogue articles and books that deal with peace, justice and the care of Earth under the three Earth Trustee headings:  Ecology, Economics, Ethics.

Vision and action by mass media can assist the Earth Trustee Evolution.  Let them adopt the Earth Magna Charta and use it to make solutions more exciting than problems.


Let me know what you might do to help.


If you are guided to help him, his 2003 address is

John McConnell
4924 E. Kentucky Circle
Denver, CO 80246

Phone: 303/758-7687

John McConnell
Founder of Earth Day