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YOU 177 Big Picture
The time is now.

Something big, something transformative can happen, must happen.

The international Earth Charter begins with a sense of urgency:

"We stand at a critical moment in Earth's history, a time when humanity must choose its future."
We face a swelling world population with more older people than ever before and a fragile future for the young. All generations are frustrated at the lack of meaningful action at all levels. Education, health, and social systems are under increasing stress. Environmental degradation and climate change continue. Economic pressures, rapid technological shifts, deep divisiveness and dangerous conflicts add to the uncertainty. Most importantly, we're stuck in 20th century thinking in a 21st century world – our challenges too big, our thinking and action too small.



It's all connected. The current historic demographic shift to a larger older population is a doorway into the big, interconnected challenges we're all facing in areas like the economy, environment, education, health, social supports, and technology. We need bigger, better thinking that responds to the complexity and interconnection around us… more

It's All Connected

It's about time. Time underlies lives and community issues. Our under-standing and experience of time is a key part of our personal development, as well as our relationships with others and with the world. If we can transform our collective relationship with time, moving from little time to Big Time, we can effect profound and lasting social change.… more

It's About Time

It's about systems. Our current community and global problems are so complex and interrelated that traditional incremental approaches just won't work. In the words of researcher John Sutherland, "complexity is the game that the systems approach is designed to play." Systems problems require systems solutions that call on the collective… more

It's About Systems

It's about you. Politicians can't do it. Business people can't do it. All the experts out there can't do it. Only YOU can do it. That's how big transformational change happens – always has, always will. YOU 177 speaks to individual potential, responsibility, and action. It also stands for young and old united, the power of generations coming together in a bigger context… more

It's About You

Like we said, it's big. The ultimate goal of YOU 177 is a powerful, collective living legacy, "meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." YOU 177 challenges us to think bigger, act bigger, be bigger – for inspired lives, stronger communities, and a sustainable world… more

It's Big




The world is sending out an SOS. Will you answer the challenge?
Dream Bigger, Create Legacy.


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