SOS #68    J. Morris Hicks    (9-2-20)  
Outcry -- a video preview in 18 minutes
A few weeks ago, I was invited to prepare a video for the upcoming "11 Days of Global Unity" an online series with a tagline that reads: moving from vision to action. 

After visiting the website, I quickly realized that we had goal congruence in terms of our respective missions. That said, I joyfully accepted the invitation to participate in their eleven-day online series that runs from September 11-21.  

I was particularly struck by this opening statement on their website:

When you get right down to it, 
as a human race, we have what it takes to transform our world. We have the will, the intelligence, the resources, the heart and the leaders to address and heal the areas of our planet that need it most...

It was that statement that inspired me to quickly get busy producing my first-ever YouTube video, the first draft of which I published yesterday. This video may be revised before the 11-day event, but I wanted to go ahead and share it with you today. 

Since our mission and goals mesh so nicely, I have nick-named this 18-minute video, "A Pictorial Tour of Outcry."

Connecting the Dots to a Sustainable Future
Connecting the Dots to a Sustainable Future

There are a total of 43 slides in the above video. Images of the last four are provided here:

The Bottom Line. In the "biosphere" slide above, I state, as I often do, that to maximize our chances for survival as a species, we should strive to live "even greener" than nature demands.

That's because, we can't be sure exactly what "green enough" means to her. Disturbingly, the consensus of the eleven scientists featured in Chapter 4 of Outcry -- seems to be that the chances are not that great for our longterm survival as a species.

As for those scientists, on 7-21-20 I published a BSB entitled Four Reasons for Hope re Scientists' Warnings. And, in the video featured in this SOS Memo, I reiterate those four reasons within this slide:

Sign up here for the 11 Days of Global Unity series. Our Outcry video is scheduled for 9-13-20, a day that primarily focuses on the environment.

J. Morris (Jim) Hicks


PS: To view all 43 of the slides, or share with others -- this "pictorial tour of Outcry, just click here.

To help jumpstart the essential global conversation that I keep mentioning, I am now offering to conduct Zoom conferences free of charge to groups of almost any size. I look forward to Zooming with you and your group in the near future. Send me an email and let's get started.

In preparation for those sessions, I have developed a one-hour format consisting of an opening statement followed by a slide show, discussion and Q&A with the attendees. The sessions that you organize will be far more interesting and productive if attendees have read Outcry in advance.

Our book, for a host of environmental reasons, is only available as an e-book on Amazon. As such, it contains hyperlinks to hundreds of references and videos, is less expensive, does not kill any trees and does not have to be manufactured and delivered. 

You can join my mailing list and/or find all of my previous postings by visiting the SOS Memos page on my websiteHere are a few of them where you can see how my vision has evolved since that first "creative idea" on 9-21-18:

As always, I am just trying to spark a global conversation about what is needed. By sharing a vision of what I believe is possible, I hope to influence others to think bigger, better and bolder. 

As for speaking, I continue to search for mainstream audiences who may have an interest in learning more about a realistically hopeful vision for our future - and their role in making that vision come true.

In the months ahead, I will continue to focus on the urgent need for a totally reinvented greening of our civilization - beginning with a model in the USA that could be applied globally over the next fifty years. 

Upcoming talks: There are lots of open dates on my calendar and I look forward to the opportunity of tailoring my presentation to best suit an audience you may have in mind: 

Universities, churches,  book groups, legislative bodies, think-tanks, environmental organizations, alumni associations, leadership clubs, PTA's, family, neighbors 
and/or civic groups who may appreciate a message of reality and hope for our future. 

Please let me hear from you directly regarding any ideas or questions you may have.

What else can you do to help? Three things:

1. Live as greenly as possible while doing all that you can to raise the awareness of "big picture" solutions that are crucially necessary for saving our civilization.

2. Share this BSB and my "Mama Ain't Happy" BSB with prominent journalists, thought leaders and/or elected officials whom you respect. They need to learn a lot more about the many reasons why Mama ain't happy.

3. Here are a few more GRATOLA-related blogs that you can share with your most powerful friends, leaders, journalists and movie producers.

Click here for links to all blogs and SOS Memos since 2016

Until next time, just remember...

Humanity is on a collision course with Nature.
A damaged Nature will survive. We may not.
We must change course to avert an ecological disaster.

This SOS Memo series was created by:

J. Morris (Jim) Hicks 
CEO, 4Leaf Global, LLC

I welcome your feedback and/or questions at:

In the past two years, I have spoken at a VegFest in
Fort Myers, at in Honolulu and Kahului, Maui, the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, a Plant Powered Manhattan event in New York, at a lakeside health conference in South Haven, Michigan, in Buffalo, NY, at the University of Scranton, at Dr. Fuhrman's Golden Gate Health Getaway in California and at the Healthy World Sedona Health and Sustainability Conference in AZ.

To schedule a presentation at a venue near you, please contact me at

Promoting health, hope and harmony on planet Earth

Moonglow J. Morris Hicks

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