Pale Blue Dot Org

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"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.

"Its initial aim was to support the Bristol Green Capital Partnership ( 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."[1] "Inspired by the Global Elders project set up by Peter Gabriel and Richard Branson, Pale Blue Dot started a project here in Bristol to look at what it might look like on a city scale...Over a period of 12 months, some of Bristol ‘elders’ met to discuss the ideas above and to see if there was merit in a similar city sized group. The need for long term thinking was shared by all, and there was a feeling that in general terms, our politicians were failing to address the difficult issues." [1]

Directors are Darren Hall and Justin Woolford.



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  1. About, Pale Blue Dot Org, accessed June 21, 2015.