The Pale Blue Dot Org Community Interest Company was founded in 2012 as the result of a conversation about Carl Sagan’s picture of the same name. The CIC’s stated purpose is to “develop community leadership in sustainable development”. It is operated and managed by Darren Hall, now in partnership with Mukti Mitchell.
My initial aim was to support the Bristol Green Capital Partnership (www.bristolgreencapital.org) in its bid to help win the European Green Capital Award. In doing so, PBD acted as the Partnership’s trading arm, going on to deliver a number of different projects. At the core of the organisation is a learning programme for groups of up to twelve to fifteen people, delivered in partnership with the Schumacher Institute. PBD has subsequently published a magazine called Good Bristol, and hosted an action learning research project to look at Eldership.
PBD exists to support people and organisations who share aims and objectives that support social & environmental justice. Being a ‘blue dot person’ is a way of identifying yourself and others who understand and actively uphold the principles of “one planet living”.
Collectively, we will aim to go further, faster, to find the leverage points that can help us reach the tipping point for a sustainable future.
The Pale Blue Dot Values:
- Uphold the principles of ‘one planet living’
- Help create a more equal world
- Start from a position of trust
- Own your opinions and act in the first person (be the change)
- Support people, and use technology, not the reverse.
- Speak openly, show respect and allow others to do so without fear of criticism.