The PlanetWatch Group

It’s our turn on watch

The PlanetWatch Group is a new project of TDS Environmental Media. We are a group of writers and journalists telling stories about planet Earth. We also look for important human stories, since the happy success of each depends on the other.

Through extensive research founded on decades of experience, PlanetWatch produces in-depth multimedia content including original reporting, interviews, and commentary video, data visualizations, and podcasts. We examine not just global warming or “green” topics, instead, taking a holistic appraisal of the interrelated challenges faced by each of us, no matter the circumstance.

The goal is to inform and unite.

“Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there.”

These words from poet and naturalist Gary Snyder inform our motivation for the PlanetWatch Group. In the brokenness of our age, we dig in where it comes together for each of us. Planet Earth. 

PlanetWatch begins for a 10-year-old-boy

I was 10 when Apollo 8 transmitted the first grainy, lo-res, black-and-white images back to Earth of Earthrise. December 24, 1968. It blew everyone’s mind. The first glimpse of Earth from space. There we all were.

I’ll never forget walking outside with my family that cold Colorado Christmas Eve. We all looked up that night at the moon, hanging high and bright in the sky, and saw our reflection.

For me, there’s never been a clearer connection between my tiny little spot on this earth, the moon there, hovering in the sky, and everything in between.

The voices of PlanetWatch

In addition to this website, The PlanetWatch Group includes the following web properties:

Words of wisdom

Imagine a better world

“In the end, we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught.”
 – Baba Dioum

“Treat the Earth well: It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”
 – Native American proverb

“When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.”
 – Joseph Campbell

“We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom”
– E. O. Wilson

“No sooner are we supplied with every thing that nature can demand, than we sit down to contrive artificial appetites.
 – Samuel Johnson

“To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope for survival.”
– Wendell Berry

“If we all lose hope, there is no hope”
– Jane Goodall

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