Great problems require great focus. No one person or business will be able to solve all the issues that we as human beings are faced with. Together, we can focus on what is important and impactful now and deep into the future. With the right focus, and the right resources channeled to those Data Champions putting in the work on the front lines, will bring about the change we wish to see in the world. Waiting to solve these solvable problems will only hinder our collective evolution, and the challenges we face are all of our responsibility. We must come together, and take the responsibility individually and as humanity to fix the problems we created through a lack of our own understanding of each other, and the planet that supports us. Let’s collect our data, collect our resources, and change our world.
Who Can Be Involved
The ability to support causes within the Big 7 are not exclusive to any one person, company, and or nation. We are all needed together in this journey. Whether you want to share your earnings as a data seller with your favorite organizations through the marketplace, or you are looking to list your organization on TARTLE to open up donor access across 222 countries, we are here to help. There is no cost to donate earnings, no money will ever go to TARTLE, and listing your organization is free of charge. Our incentive is prolonging peaceful human existence on this planet, not profits.
Learn More about the Big 7
Climate Stability - Fighting climate change is fighting nature. A battle, logically; we can never win. Yet, stabilizing our effects on the climate is far more achievable. The Earth needs equilibrium just as much as our bodies do to regulate our internal processes to keep us healthy. So let’s look to those organizations who are bearing the torch of Planetary Stewardship by using truthful data, and effective use of their resources to save what needs saving.
Educational Access - TARTLE views educational access as a fundamental right of human beings so they may learn and evolve. That means access to resources and opportunities to learn for those who wish to understand, and access to education for all regardless of background. So let’s look at those organizations who are bearing the torch of Educational Stewardship.
Human Rights - As much as TARTLE sees data ownership as a human right, like having rights to our own thoughts and emotions; there are many others that require great support, and exposure for those who require it most. Humans are in need of the fundamental platform of support to bring stability to their lives. Beyond science, we need to respect the value of what it means to be a human being, and support all who claim their human rights. So let’s look at those organizations that bear the torch of stewardship for Human Rights for people just like you all across the world.
Global Peace - Our past as a species must be reconciled and learned from so that we do not make the same mistakes that we are all collectively responsible for moving into our near future. Global Peace calls for the next step in humanity’s evolution, and there are great Stewards of Peace that require our support just as much as we need theirs.
Public Health - Maintenance and enhancement of practices or measures for our public health are a responsibility we all need to share in as we all share this terrestrial home. Clean water, clean air, access to medical resources, and cures for life threatening illnesses are becoming more important than ever. Time, attention, and ingenuity will bring great promise for long and healthy lives. So let’s look to those who bear the torch as Stewards of Public Health.
Government & Corporate Transparency - The sharing of knowledge is a measure of respect to those who look to governments and corporations as the leaders of the human collective. Let us all wade in the crystal clear waters of transparency with the torchbearers of truth.
Economic Equalization - Economic equalization is a cause that stands for the right to opportunity. A right to participation, and growth through the interaction of one’s own work in the world’s economic systems. So let’s support those who have stood up for us to support ourselves.
Alexander McCaig (00:09):
I did some thinking the other day. I was walking around, even this specific area, and I thought to myself, "This trash looks horrific." And then I said, "Somebody should clean it up." And then after some hours passed by, I came to the realization that saying that somebody should clean it up means it's always somebody else's responsibility. And that idea that it's always somebody else's responsibility means we're always constantly passing it off. And what you find is that this trash, these problems tend to accumulate on this planet and it's not to blame industry or the manufacturers or anyone else. It's the function that we as stewards of this planet, human beings are not taking the responsibility upon ourselves to clean up this mess. When we see it, we need to take action. And for a long time, we've taken no action to manage these things.
Alexander McCaig (01:03):
We haven't managed our own thoughts. We haven't managed our own behaviors. Because of that lack of management what we find is that these things start to build, whether they build in our mind, whether in pollution or pollutants within our own bodies. And if we do not take the steps right now to take action, to focus on these things, to find that responsibility, then this will continue to pile up and the one thing that gives us life will actually be the thing that takes it away from us. And not only is it the most poetic thing you could ever think of, but we should act to prevent ourselves from eradicating ourselves here on this planet at this time, and preventing a future for our children and our children's children. Now, it's not really the fact that we need to put all the responsibility on the large players, maybe the 1% and say, "Hey, it's for you guys to take care of this for all of us." It's important that they join us as human beings, the regular, the common folk, the people around the globe.
Alexander McCaig (02:04):
We need to come together in tandem because the power we have as a collective of human beings, and if we match that with the resource power of the governments and the corporations that are helping create these materials and this opportunity in this world, then we can come and fix these problems that we're currently faced with. Problems that we've created through our own actions and errors. So, first of all, you need to understand what the big seven is. And our focus was, what are the main things right now in order of priority that we need to focus on on this planet? Things that will help human beings, things that will help plants and animals, and help the timeline for our future so that we can actually sustain it. What are those things we need to focus on? And in the general sense, the first thing we need to focus on is climate stability.
Alexander McCaig (02:49):
Because if we don't have a stable climate, we don't have a home which we can live on. So everything underneath that we're currently focused on that finds itself in the news or finds us in the emotional rings of our mind, that won't matter anymore, because if we're not here, there's nothing to solve. There's nothing to solve for. There's nothing to preserve or save. So after climate stability, you have other things like educational access. Educational access means now that we've had the ability to stabilize our planet, now we need to continue to teach people, open up the availability of education so we all as a collective can make smart, determined choices about what's best for us and everyone else at the same time. So if we're talking about the urgency of the very first part of the big seven, which is climate stability, we have 40 to 50 years, maybe 40 to 70 if we get lucky.
Alexander McCaig (03:36):
And the models are showing that after that point, there's no turning back. Humanity is finished. There's no saving it. There's no saving each other. There's no focus on anything else. We, as every other species that's touched this planet, 99.6% of every species that has been here has gone extinct. And do you want to be a part of that statistic? I don't. So I want to make sure that we focus on that climate stability. It's funny that the earth is giving us all of this data. It shows us that the polar caps are melting. It shows us that the tilt of the earth is changing. It's giving us this information, but this information is given to us after the fact, after we've chosen these bad actions, after we'd done these things. These are the effects of our behaviors and choices. But what we haven't done is we haven't given our own data. We haven't given our efforts, our thoughts, our behaviors up ahead of time for analysis, so that we can prevent the melting of those ice caps, the rising of those oceans, the kill off of those certain species.
Alexander McCaig (04:36):
It is responsible for us to take control of our data and say, "Hey, these are my thoughts, actions, and behaviors. I need to focus on it. I have to share it with the world so we can analyze it ourselves and those other people with the resources, governments and corporations can analyze it at the same time. That way we can come collaboratively come together and take action to solve these things that we're facing we're really faced with." So if you want to be a hero in this journey, if you want to be that data champion, if you want to do what's good for you and the planet, you need to share your thoughts and behaviors on Tartle. And then when you're done with that, you can take your earnings and donate it towards efforts, towards groups, towards nonprofits, organizations that are actually out there taking that action, things that you really care about because they need your support just as much as you need theirs.
Alexander McCaig (05:24):
Having a access to education affords somebody the opportunity to rationalize something, to reason with themselves and others, to reason with themselves in the planet and their environment. If we don't have that education and we don't afford everyone the ability to that education, we do not afford people the ability to enhance their freewill and their thought and their rationale. And if we do not act upon that, if we do not look to educational access, we are impoverishing ourselves in our minds, completely outside of economics. It slows our evolution as a collective. So that's why having access to this education allows us to make those proper choices so that a rising tide lifts all ships. People say, "Oh, depending on the geography, people have certain rights here or dependent on the government that determine the rights here in this specific area." Just like the people driving down this road right now, they have every right to do so. We don't have to stop them because we're here filming this documentary.
Alexander McCaig (06:21):
But depending on the place and the time should not be the thing that determines the right of a human being. When we look at human rights, that is something that all of us deserve to share in, regardless of government, regardless of the ism that is currently happening at that time. So when we talk about human rights, we need to talk about it at the level of life. Global life. And it's not only in the right of a human being too, beyond that. It's the right of a human being to be on this planet. It's the right of a human being to be a steward on this planet. It's the right of a human being to make the choice for themselves, and a choice for themselves that is also for the benefit of everyone else and the planet at the same time. We deserve to see sit in those rights because we are human beings and that's our choice.
Alexander McCaig (07:03):
So we need to sure that we help champion those people that are pushing for those efforts, whether those human rights are online or here on the ground. Close all that off around the human rights. When we look at data, that is something that you've put your thoughts into. That's you. That's you that sits inside. That's not somebody else determining that for you. So the right of that thought, the right to that data, the right to that information is yours and no one else's. And because of that human right, if that's something you want to champion, you can begin by taking action now. You can take action on the marketplace. If there are other people that support that mindset, support that idea of you having that human right towards that data, well, then go support them. Do that through Tartle. If we do not understand one another, if we do not have stability of climate, if we do not respect the rights of other human beings, we will never have global peace.
Alexander McCaig (07:53):
It sounds like some sort of utopian future that will never really occur, but it will only occur when we understand the fact that it's human being and human being. Not black and white. Not Catholic or Muslim. Those things don't matter. All that matters is that underneath the skin, there's a human being, something that lives, breathes and thinks every single day just like you do. So if we look to global peace, we need to stabilize the climate we're in. We need to educate each other to make those proper choices. And then from that, once we found that stability and we've recognized within ourselves that we are one in the same, that's when we find that peace. Just through our own realization between self and the interactions we have with our brothers and sisters. It's the function of understanding our mindset too. And that can happen through our data.
Alexander McCaig (08:40):
We can see that there are many bridges that unite us beyond just the color or the flag or the creed that we choose to take. The health of the public is a function of increasing the span of human life, increasing our happiness, increasing the wellbeing of our state of mind. We have the ability to analyze these things for the global public health. We have the ability to determine health now by going to us as individuals and finding out what is it we do that these actions have in these outcomes that lead to certain pieces of our health and the health of others. We need to take the stance of asking everybody across the globe what their measure of health is. And there are foundations, the World Health Organization, government groups that are affording the time and the resources to do so, but they lack the availability to reach those individuals across those borders, to actually meet them in their homes.
Alexander McCaig (09:33):
Now we can use data to analyze that. And through that analysis, through that economic uplifting of those individuals, we can analyze their health states. We can analyze their emotional and mental states. And once we find concordance around these things, a great understanding, a shared measurement between human beings about what it means to find health, that's when we can achieve those things around global public health. And that will happen with the onset of sharing our data. Listen, the measurements of how we determine health in the developing country versus a developed country are completely different. The challenges that people face in the United States or a place like Rwanda are completely opposite in those spheres. So when we go to analyze these measurements, when we go to look at that data, we need to find the respect and perspective of the individuals right there in that geography, because how they determine their own health is going to be the thing that is significant for health for people moving forward in the future, because shoving everybody into one box and says one size fits all is the model we've used for too long.
Alexander McCaig (10:40):
And in that model, that one size fits all model, we have lost all the special characteristics of that human being, all the special characteristics of what makes their health healthy, what makes their mind their own. And so we need to make sure that we look at this in a global perspective, that when we look at the public health, we have the ability to analyze data and compare it properly from the individual. And if we want to support those people that are doing that analysis, donate your earnings towards them, help them out, help us find that understanding, that commonality between man and man. As the world becomes inherently more decentralized, more democratized, the power moves away from governments and corporations and transitions back to the individual. So within that transition, we need to make sure that we teach that responsibility, that responsibility of transparency.
Alexander McCaig (11:31):
Because if governments and corporations don't have that responsibility, they don't have that transparency, they will lose trust, they will lose face, they will lose any sort of positive relationship they may have found with the greater human collective. So making sure that we can hold those people responsible as resource holders within that frame of reference for what's best for us and the world and the plants and everything else here in this macrocosm, that's going to be our focus. That's what we need to do. And it's not to make these people an enemy, it's to join with them. It's to uplift them. Because if we as a collective know what's best for us, we need to help share that with them and say, "This is what our determined benchmark is is best." And from that best, we create the best. Currently, corporations and governments have done everything in a black box. And because of that, it lacked the sharing of information where no one could actually hold them accountable for their actions.
Alexander McCaig (12:28):
And we've seen through many data points throughout history because of that lack of accountability that has been directly akin to human life being destroyed, plant life being destroyed, our futures being destroyed, we need to hold each other responsible. We need to make sure that we move governments and corporations out of those black boxes and into the light. And within that light, we can shine through and see the truth about what's going on. And in that truth, we can be more honest with each other. We can make proper choices that are more beneficial for all of our futures. Everybody on this planet deserves opportunity, absolutely every one of us. But it's beholden on us as human beings to take that responsible and into our hands to go grab that opportunity. And the first way you can focus on that sort of economic equalization of opportunity is to take control of your data.
Alexander McCaig (13:18):
And through that sharing, through that sharing of knowledge, through that sharing of truth is where you will find that economic uplift you will be paid to share. And through that paying of sharing creates that opportunity. A dollar here in the United States might not seem like much, but in other countries that may feed people for three days, five days, maybe an entire week. That's what we need to do. We need to afford them the ability to get paid for this information to economically uplift them so they can focus on other things just outside of surviving alone. So I just want to make sure that this is abundantly clear, sharing your data is one thing, getting paid for it is another, but then the absolute pinnacle of this is sharing in the altruistic format of those earnings towards people that need it to survive. You can share those earnings towards organizations, towards group that help people live, help them eat, help them put shelters over their heads. That is one of the highest impactful things you can do beyond your locale currently here.
Alexander McCaig (14:13):
You now for the first time ever have the ability to reach people in other countries. Whether you're a hostess at a restaurant or you're sitting at the top of a Fortune 500 building, you have the ability to impact people directly across borders, through the sharing of those efforts, through the sharing of those earnings, through the sharing of that data. So what step can you take right now? You can go to tartle.co. You can start to populate that data. You can share it with people that want to analyze that information. And when you've had those earnings, when they come in for that sharing, you can choose any of those not-for-profits or organizations that fit under those big seven categories and you can choose how much you want to donate to them. That makes you the hero. That makes you the data champion. And I want you to set that example for everybody else around the globe. And I want you to share in that journey.