Trying to Widen the Circle/ An International Creative Project for People of all Ages to Make World Peace, Environmental Sustainability and Overcoming Global Poverty

Essay by Luke Foster

“It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.” 

Eleanor Roosevelt

I feel that the burden of solving the world’s most pressing problems should not only be wrestled with by world leaders but must be tackled by a global community of all nationalities, gender and age.

I am not sure what form this could take. Maybe online or in a gallery, hall or museum. Perhaps not just with art but also, writing, short film and theatre.

“Sustainability, ensuring the future of life on Earth, is an infinite game, the endless expression of generosity on behalf of all.” 

— Paul Hawken

Sustainability of looking after the environmental is a pressing international issue especially for the younger generations as this is the world that they shall inherit and have to live in.

“Between now and 2015, we must make sure that promises made become promises kept. The consequences of doing otherwise are profound: death, illness and despair, needless suffering, lost opportunities for millions upon millions of people.”

– UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

This quote by Ban Ki-Moon is about the past but is still pertinent today.

In conclusion the problems facing humanity and the world in general are so massive that we have to work together as a global community vigilantly if we are to overcome them.