Each of us can make a positive difference stepping up & doing our best / Becoming Planet Citizens
Steven Schmidt, GreenPolicy360 Founder-Siterunner
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2006, Clearwater, Florida
Steven J. Schmidt (SJS)
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Your GreenPolicy360 founder-siterunner brings multiple decades of Green work, science-based initiatives and politics directed at the challenges facing all of us. We are a generation starting up what is often called a movement, a modern environmental politics. We raise a 'call to action' flag here at GreenPolicy360 and we focus on science and facts as a foundation in our Green activism.
Over the years, beginning in the 1960s and 'teach ins', and the first Earth Day, your GreenPolicy360 founder has worked and continues to have hope that our efforts to advance environmental protection and quality of life will become reality. We are protecting life through our work. Our lives are our message.
Take a look at our GreenPolicy360 science-based shared stories -- and take a look at our founder-siterunner's writing, the drafting of a founding Green Platform, and many years of international Green politics, a follow on U.S.-Euro Green 'Common Ground' and wide-ranging 'Global Green' work.
Steven Schmidt: GreenPolicy360 highlights green, environmental success stories, models, prototypes, templates, proposals and initiatives, resolutions, laws and ordinances. All of the elements how to envision and create successful green campaigns are made available and easily accessed. Take the best green ideas, try them, share them and send them around via social media as guide lights, city-to-city, community-to-community, region-to-region.
We are a MediaWiki Open, Global Network, an Operating System, an eOS
Y/our site runs on an open source MediaWiki platform.
The wikipedia - mediawiki - wiki network is among the top online networks in the world. Wikipedia itself traces, one of the top ten sites worldwide, traces its founding back to our GreenPolicy360 region, St. Petersburg-Clearwater in Florida, USA. Here is the story of the Wikipedia and why we chose to join the wiki 'open network' to deliver our Green stories, as planet citizens sharing ideas and best practices throughout our fast-connecting home planet.
We are a 'Distributive Web' and Encourage Sharing of our GreenPolicy360 content/data
GreenPolicy360 News, Stories, Media, Best Practices, Initiatives, Projects and Programs have been shared tens of millions of times. Our GreenLinks global network enables sharing designed for community-to-community, individual and peer-to-peer distribution. Sharing multiplies the green message, ripples become waves. Create green waves of change!
Our GreenPolicy360 terrestrial home base is St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida. We arrived in Florida in 2000 and were active in the new 'digital scene' that began making waves. We joined in and your siterunner's work included being a president of one of the largest interactive-digital companies in the U.S. This is where the story takes a turn, as a new start up came into view. The name of the local company beginning to be known was 'wikipedia' and we joined in with the 'wiki' open-source, collaborative movement. The opportunity could, as your GreenPolicy360 founder would say, "turn ripples into waves" and we wanted to make waves.
Via Green Institute, our site was built on a MediaWiki platform, we started up by highlighting green best practices internationally and we began to create ripples and waves, even as Wikipedia was growing into on the top 10 websites in the world.
June 20, 2003: Wikipedia established as non-profit in St. Petersburg, FL
One of the Internet's most-used websites, Wikipedia, became the Wikimedia Foundation in St. Petersburg on June 20, 2003. In 2003. Jimmy Wales, Michael Davis and Tim Shell formed the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation and comprised its Board of Trustees. The company was first headquartered in Bomis' St. Petersburg offices. The Wikimedia Foundation moved from St. Petersburg to the San Francisco Bay Area in September 2007 to be closer to other Internet companies and to make global travel more convenient.
As of 2013, Wikipedia, the company, had $45 million in assets, employed 142 people and ranks in the top five of the world's most visited websites with 16 billion page views a month. Its 30 million articles, written by volunteers worldwide, are available in 287 languages.
Although any registered user is allowed to post an article on Wikipedia or add to existing articles, Wikipedia strives to ensure accuracy by subjecting new articles and revisions to review by a vast community of editors and administrators.
Wikipedia is 20, and its reputation has never been higher
The crowdsourced encyclopedia is a welcome oddity on the modern internet
Democratization of Knowledge
Networking and Multiplier Effect
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The Green Party... in over 100 counties across the planet
Here is how the Green Horizon Magazine describes Green Party organizing efforts of Steve Schmidt:
Green Horizon Magazine, Summer/Fall 2021
"Who Founded the Green Party in the United States?"
by John Rensenbrink, Professor Emeritus, History & Politics, Bowdoin College
Change the World
We are changing the world, the way governments run, the way businesses run, the way the world works. We are bringing sustainable change that will positively impact all of our lives and our environments. GreenPolicy's blue-green waves ripple through our world. From local to global, green actions day-to-day in every community are acting to change the world for the better.
SJS / Siterunner: GreenPolicy360 began as a project proposed to the Green Institute by your GreenPolicy siterunner. At the time I was a co-founder of the Green Institute and its publishing director. As envisioned, our GreenPolicy online network set out to be a GreenLinks global resource of shared green 'best practices'. Our goal imagined green policies flowing into practice, from local to global, a kinetics of action and dynamic change.
Green Institute's director, Dean Myerson, and the advisory board including Bill McKibben who was about to begin his "Step It Up" global warming campaign and 350.org, said "Go, greenlight" to the original GreenPolicy best practices online network. We launched!
In 2006, our first test version site went online in beta. By 2008, we had expanded our network, renamed as 'GreenPolicy360', and Green Institute transferred its .net/.com/.org domains and oversight to our current green team and MediaWiki cooperative model.
In the years following, the GreenPolicy project has grown steadily. We have tens of million views of the main home site, and tens of millions more shares, forwards and re-forwards of content and pages. Our GreenLinks network is global and our PlanetCitizens media is reaching a worldwide audience.
Our partnered organization, Strategic Demands @strategicdemands.com continues its influential work developing 'new definitions of national and global security.' GreenPolicy has extended its outreach with an eco Operating System (eOS) of sites (including thinbluelayer.com and has linked with NASA mission management and scientific studies of Earth's 'Thin Blue' atmosphere. We are expanding capabilities and apps, and linking green initiatives, policies and practices in a growing worldwide open source network.
Ongoing operating systems updates include Semantic MediaWiki updates and constant online security improvements.
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- "Greening Our Blue Planet"
- Green Policy ... Vision and #Resilience
- DYK? Yes, we do, we remember the beginnings !
On the 50th Anniversary
- Memories on the Road to the First Earth Day
Steve Schmidt: Remembering the student teach-ins, the means we used to spread the word and we did. The Vietnam Moratorium Committee became the peace group and when we talked to Senator Gaylord Nelson and Representative George Brown about doing environmental teach-ins that would be the first in a series of annual peace and environment events they got onboard and put their combined weight behind the effort.
It came to be from a 1968 Earthrise moment, to the 1969 Moratorium demonstrations and peace teach-ins, to the 1970 teach-ins of the first Earth Day. What quickly followed was the passage of a platform, a first generation of U.S. environmental protection legislation.
The environmental movement that sprang from the global realization passed on to us by the NASA Apollo missions, and student activism, continue to this day shaping a new generation of environmental awareness and modern environmental movement.
GreenPolicy360 / Steven Schmidt: In the late 1960s I first discussed engineering with my newly elected Congressman from East Los Angeles. At the time I was a high school student on the debate team and that year in California debate topics centered on nuclear weapons and proliferation. George E. Brown, my district's representative, was trained in physics and engineering and was writing about international dangers of war and nuclear disaster, so I thought I'd meet with him and ask for his assistance in my debating research work. George and I began what became a long journey. In many ways George was my mentor and I believe he saw in me my generation's hope and youthful energy as we worked together. I was an activist/educator and professional whom he trusted in and with whom he could share his thoughts and agenda.
Until George's passing in 1999, I was fortunate to see inside what became the U.S. earth science space missions beginnings as a visionary man took on the the great questions of our era -- from atomic issues of deep science, energy, war and peace, the need for environmental protection, and climate research, and at the heart of all George's work in the 60s/70s/80s and 90s in Congress as a Chairman and leader of budget/policy and oversight of these new challenges facing the nation and world, I saw up close the vision, goals and plans that George was putting into practice.
Earth Science Research from Space, that is, measuring and monitoring Earth Systems, Earth's living systems, was front of mind in the world of George E. Brown.
GreenPolicy360 and I have been tracking George's history and memory. Do read about this generational journey and feel free to share with your networks.
Some of the latest work from programs George was responsible for proposing, drafting enabling legislation, shepherding passage and presidential signatures approving the missions are now, some 50 years on, producing unique data that scientists are using to reveal and intelligently respond to our pressing 21st Century challenges and George would be more than please if he were here to see the vision, goals and plans in full realization.
The Earth Information Center is one of the more recent reveals. It is an amazing online open-source database. Open it up. Surf around (as we used to say in Southern California). The vision of our world, our planet's living systems is a gift to know, share and use to protect and preserve life, and quality of life. As planet citizens our responsibility is to step up and do our best to make a positive difference during each of our lives.
Earth Science Research from Space is yours now.
More on George E. Brown:
The 1970s and 80s
Greening Our Blue Planet
An environmental foundation, initiatives and laws that serve a model for state -- and international -- action:
In 1977-78 the first climate science comes to light...
With Congressman Brown, we are a building first generation science for national and global environmental action. We are envisioning setting a platform in place on which to create climate policy and environmental protection over the coming decades ...
Your GreenPolicy360 siterunner was a participant and was there to witness history being made...
First National Climate Act, Historic Work, 1978
GreenPolicy360 Siterunner / SJS: The beginnings of modern environmental and climate science can be traced to the 60s and 70s. The U.S. National Academy of Sciences played a key role with scientific reports and data.
George Brown, taking the 1977 Energy and Climate Report from the Academy, made climate science actionable. In a historic moment, Representative Brown from East Los Angeles proposed and drafted the legislation for the first U.S. National Climate Program and shepherded its passage in 1978. In 1979 came the first follow-on National Science Academy report. This study and report of national scientists was prescient and accurate in its global warming predictions.
- This first federal program established to study and assess scientifically the issues and risks of human-caused climate change became a foundation for comprehensive initiatives, and led to an array of new Earth Science missions by NASA and NOAA, the EPA and USGS.
At the Beginning of U.S. Science on Global Warming, Strategies & Planning
1978, Launching U.S. Climate Action:
Into the 1990s... Going Green Globally
Remembering the First Earth Summit
Activist Energy: Governor Brown's Platform & Presidential Campaign
- Pushing the U.S. Democratic Party in a New Direction
- At the Democratic Party Platform Hearings
- Presenting our forward-looking campaign vision -- "Platform in Progress"
The 1992 Presidential Campaign "Platform in Progress"
'Going Independent: Proposing and Organizing a "Serious, Credible, Platform-based U.S. Green Party"
Moving to build a new force in U.S. politics
Read about the Green Party start-up:
SJS / Siterunner: Our formative U.S. Green Party, after the 1996 campaign, reached out to European Green parties and I worked via our new U.S Green Party Platcom to draft a first-ever Green Parties "Common Ground" Platform document articulating core, shared U.S./European Green party values and positions.
The following document memorializes what we presented that was approved and passed in Paris. After attending this gathering to shepherd the "Common Ground" vote, your siterunner would return to Europe for the launch of the European Green Party, that led to the passage in turn of a "Global Green Charter".
The New Millennium: New Green Politics
Turning from party politics to multi-thread, multi-party politics with GreenPolicy360 and StrategicDemands.com
GreenPolicy360: Initial Proposals for New Definitions of National Security
- Earth in Our Hands
- Time for Planet Citizen Action
Our GreenPolicy360 'home base'
We reside on an estuary that feeds Tampa Bay ...
and yes, we are fortunate to live in a natural setting
from Ospreys and Eagles to Otters and Alligators
from Frogs to Snakes, from Raccoons to Rabbits
Hello Earth !
- Looking with New Vision at Our Planet Earth Home
With earth science imaging you can see your home from space
and your community's dynamic (changing) earth conditions via a connection to the worldwide internet
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