These worldwide organizations, agencies and individuals are being invited to join the One Giant Leap Campaign as sponsors or supporters. The goal is to bring together the Common Voice of People from Every Continent, Country and Creed
*=first contact invitation
* Ann Druyan (Carl Sagan Foundation)
Current and Former Astronauts
National Park Service
Russian Space Agency
Japanese Space Agency
Chinese Space Agency
Indian Space Agency
Former President Jimmy Carter
Speaker John Boehner
John Muir Trust
World Council of Churches
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Copy of Invitation Letter to the United Nations (Office of Partnerships)
(feel free to use this as a template for your letters to sponsors and supporters):
Citizens of every nation on earth share one wilderness park in common: The Moon.
Yes, it sounds like the wild dream of a lunatic (!), but do we wish to see the precious pearl of the night be changed forever?
Currently, many nations are blasting new craters and creating large dustclouds on the lunar surface. Every “mission” leaves large quantities of junk littering that pristine landscape.
Ostensibly for “scientific research,” these “missions,” however interesting and exploratory, are based on policies of “Natural Resources”–using wild lands for development (as well as strategic, national and military) purposes.
If there is one flag to be placed in the lunar soil it is the banner of the United Nations!
John Muir, founder of the National Park System in America, was a champion not simply of the conservation of “useful resources” for human benefit, but of preservation of the “sanctuaries” and “temples” of Nature for the benefit of all creatures. In his journals Muir exulted in our home-world as a brilliant star and saw the earth as “one mass of celestial radiance shining in space serene and silent.” Would he not say the same of the lovely luna above us, the source of such poetry and faith and dreams, the giver of nocturnal illumination, creator of tides, symbol of the highest hopes of all humankind?
In the spirit of Muir, we urge the world community to act now to protect our near and dear neighbor the moon, for all humanity, for all creatures, for all generations.
We invite you to consider sponsoring and supporting the preservation of a Moon Wilderness Park.
We would very much like to hear from you and any other organizations who may be interested in cooperatively addressing this environmental emergency.
An Earth Citizen in Love with Our Moon