Economics for a Healthy Planet


My talk and facilitation of a critical conversation with Rotary Clubs,  other Service Organizations, Universities and Think Tanks on the need for systemic political and economic change  for humans to survive into the future

on planet Earth.  

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Conscious Planet News


W H Y  

Conscious Planet News seeks to help people understand how to be more

conscious, compassionate and co-creative so we can develop solutions to have

fulfilling and satisfying lives and create a healthy planet Earth.

W H A T  

Our format provides a brief PowerPoint and discusses findings and issues with experts.  Topics include transformational psychology, education, economics, sustainable environments  and global problem-solving. 

H O W 

We provide the latest and best practices in human development, organizational development, community development, international development and sustainable development, all toward creating a healthy and thriving planet Earth.

We hope you will join us in the expansion of Conscious Planet News.  If you love our work you can always view more at the  CPN YouTube Channel and read more at the

CPN blog

We also welcome you to enjoy our free, quarterly, online workshops to help you have a peaceful, positive life.

Thank you for your interest and support.


Sandy Hinden has worked to help children, teens, adults, seniors, couples, families, communities and Earth for over 45 years.  

As a patron of Conscious Planet News and Sandy’s research, writing, speaking and workshops on human development, human relations and global sustainability you will receive a copy of his well-received book 

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Stories we will cover

Global Commonwealth


 The Commonwealth for Earth & Humanity seeks Global Demilitarization through 5% reductions in national military budgets so funds can become available for investment in Earth Repair & Care, Infrastructure, Social Stabilization and Human Enlightenment creating Sustainable Families, Sustainable Communities and a Sustainable World. You can see more here...

Peace In The Middle East


The Middle East has known conflict for 6000 years.  Learn about the Habit of Conflict and how it needs to be replaced with the Habit of Peace that the leaders in the Middle East need to practice.  Learn why the Two-State Solution is now the only solution for Israel and Palestine, and why the Arab nations need to step-up to fund a peaceful and prosperous Nation of Palestine. 

Global Migration Solutions


We live in a world where countries have problems of joblessness and conflict. Unless these countries make a powerful effort to lower  their corruption, conflict within them will continue, causing global migration.  Learn what needs to be done to strengthen Democracies worldwide to improve their economies and democratic institutions to prevent the need for global migration that is creating conflict around the world.

Conscious Global Problem-Solving Program

Each day we can stay in the positive, peaceful, creative flow to facilitate growth

in consciousness, compassion, co-intelligence, collaboration, co-creativity, 

ethics and wisdom to solve the big problems humanity faces. The Conscious Global Problem-Solving Program expands your creative thinking and collaboration to create problem-solving for a peaceful, thriving humanity and a sustainable, creative Earth. You can provide this workshop for your organization, think tank or conference and  be part of the Conscious Global Problem-Solving Program, co-creating solutions for a healthy world.

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Local 5C Gatherings & 5C Global Network


If we are to have a sustainable planet Earth, where people have fulfilling, satisfying lives, we need to foster people who grow in consciousness, compassion, collaboration, co-intelligence and co-creativity (5C). 

The reason why there are so few 5C people is because desire for power seems to breed people who are obsessed with competition in politics, sports, gambling tournaments, video games, business, the military, national, racial, class, caste and sexual groups in the battle of the sexes and the gender wars. This mad competition worldwide now keeps people locked in lower consciousness. Competition then blocks the development of empathy and compassion, can lead to passively, sneakily, deceptively hiding, pretending and withholding what is really going on, or aggressive, snarky communication, blocking the development of the collaborative co-creativity we all need to design and create the world we need and want. 

Going forward, we need more and more people being conscious, compassionate, collaborative, co-intelligent  and  co-creative for the common good of life on planet Earth. If you are interested in forming a Local 5C Gathering and being part of the 5C Gobal Network, contact me.

Left, Center & Right Problem-Solving Group


With all the disrespectful treatment of people with different economic or social status, ethnicity, religion or sexual identification; with political discourse where opponents deride, insult, and humiliate their adversaries; with the posting of “hate messages” such as swastikas and nooses in social media; with all the snarky communications in the workplace and homes,

we need something new.

Your local, ongoing Left, Center & Right Problem-Solving Group can explore real solutions that address all people’s needs, and the needs of Earth.  

We need young people, and older people who care about the world, involved in meeting monthly in their local communities to work on local, national and global solutions to save our lives, our communities, our nations and nature. 

Contact me to create a  Local Problem-Solving Group 

near you. 

More Stories


Lake Victoria Peace & Sustainability Center

I helped with the initial organizing for the Lake Victoria Peace & Sustainability Center. It is being developed through local people and organizations collaborating and co-creating together for sustainability and care for the lake, each other and the world.  An annual International Peace Conference will be planned, along with a monthly Peace Radio Program, and weekly Peace Programs for Youth & Adults for the region.  It is a fine program worthy of support.

The Earth Solutions Project

In 2002, a World Bank vice-president wrote we needed to solve 20 problems in 20 years.  I suggest we create a wiki-like interactive website for people to make contributions to solving these global issues.

Economic Justice

This project explores the growth of industry and finance, the persistence of social inequality, and political structures and processes that contribute to an ever-expanding wealth gap globally. Corporate and shareholder greed is driving a climate catastrophe. It also looks at how to create an economic, political and social system to foster sustainable economic well-being for humanity and nature – a Commonwealth for Earth & Humanity. 

Creating Gender Peace

Seeking to go beyond the age old "Battle of the Sexes" and the new "Gender Wars", we will explore the grievances of Feminists and the Men's Rights Movement, the Me Too Movement against sexual abuse, INCELs (Involuntary Celibates), and MGTOWs (Men Going Their Own Way). 

Meeting the Personal Shadow & Healing World Malevolence

Each of us must understand and heal what Carl Jung called the Shadow in our being, our personal capacity for evil,  inner malevolence, disowned and unfulfilled needs, undeveloped character and repressed creativity, and then elect benevolent and wiser leaders, and design an economic system that allows life to live on planet Earth.

Help for Men in a World of Change

We need to create a conversation to help boys, teens and men evolve in a healthy way. Most teens and men no longer receive good guidance from elders, religion or counselors. A growing number of men are feeling confused, lost, loveless, depressed and frustrated. Young men can become insensitive and destructive to themselves and others. Hyper-pornography is proliferating, accessible 24/7, on phones and computers. Teens and men may act-out inappropriately, harassing women and being sexually violent. Teens and young men are committing mass shootings more frequently.  Men need to learn communication and relationship skills to have loving relationships and healthy families. 

Past Projects


Universal Children's Gardens

From 1979 to 1985  this was a wonderful program I founded that the United Nations loved. You can see the whole story here.  Rotary  International published an article about one of our programs at the Albert Schweitzer Center in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.  

Peace Museums Worldwide

From 1995 to 1998, I worked to create The Metropolitan Peace Museum for the New York City area. That led to helping affiliate 50 peace museums of the International Network of Peace Museums with the United Nations in 2000.  

What People Have Said


"My friend Sanford Hinden should be elected President of the Globe. "

~ Tatiana Kesrouani

TKDesign, Lebanon

"The whole world, including Lake Victoria region in Kenya, Africa, is yearning for PEACE. We appreciate your concern to create and work for that peace in this region, and the whole world. This really shows your regard for humanity. Your ability to develop ideas from paper to ACTION is unattainable by many people and cannot be equaled."

~ Solomon Owiti, Chairman

Lake Victoria Peace Center

"Sandy Hinden is a very exceptional human being entirely devoted to a better, ideal world.  I have known him for more than 30 years.  He constantly inspired me for my work and efforts at the United Nations.  He had ceaseless great ideas.  He encouraged me to not give up, even collected the epithets given to me over the years by various people and institutions. He would be precious capital for philanthropic organizations and for a major newspaper.  I would be so happy see him in charge of a major newspaper section on good news and happiness for the people.  He would be very precious for a major philanthropic organization, especially one dealing internationally, like the Rockefeller Foundation.  I would support his candidacy with the highest terms."

~ Dr. Robert Muller (1923-2010)

Former UN Assistant Secretary General

Cofounder, UN University for Peace, Costa Rica

"In my work as a global public relations consultant, working closely with business, nonprofit organizations, governments  and the United Nations, I can say that no one on this planet is more efficient or works harder than Sandy Hinden, for his causes and his clients. Whoever has him on their team is indeed fortunate as he will create and inspire miracles for their dream and cause."

~ Barbara Gaughen-Muller, President

UNA-USA, Santa Barbara

"I wish I could put my finger on exactly what it is that Sanford Hinden brings to a project that moves it so quickly from a banal exercise, into a valid contribution to a better world.      

     On a number of United Nations projects we have made a point of calling upon him to help focus and provide a grass roots thrust, particularly on projects that relate to young people and living organisms such as plants and trees.  His uncluttered vision has contributed significantly to the success of such projects as World Environment Day 1983 and the International Youth Year project in 1985.

     More importantly, his organization of a programme for Universal Children's Gardens incorporating the international "For Every Child a Tree" poster has proven sufficiently persuasive that the original art work is to be donated by the United Nations Environment Programme in support of his project.

     Although a personal reaction, and an instinctive one, I feel that Mr. Hinden is a person to be trusted for he has shown discretion and reliability even under extreme pressure."

~ Mairuth Sarsfield, Senior Information Officer
United Nations Environment Program

"Sandy Hinden is a visionary in this time of cynicism, a creator in times of apathy, and persistent amidst times of great change."

~ Lesley Vann

United Nations Association, USA


"Thank you for being an integral, indispensable and vital part of the process of helping all of us explore the dynamics of positive change to improve our quality of life, our quality of being, our value to ourselves and others, and most importantly our value to the world!"

~ Joyce Schneider, Community Outreach Coordinator

Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation

"I would like to recommend Mr. Sanford Hinden, a hardworking, dedicated, and enthusiastic worker in the cause of world peace as well as local community building. I have greatly appreciated his several (on-going) contributions to strengthening the work and impact of the International Network of Museums for Peace. It was wholly owing to his efforts the Network was accepted as a NGO affiliated with the Department of Public Information of the United Nations in New York; the network is pleased to have Mr. Hinden serve as its New York representative and correspondent. He has recently proposed an exceptionally rich and well thought-out communication development plan for linking Peace Museums by e-mail, websites, and Peace Television. In sum, I would like to recommend Mr. Sanford Hinden to you as an experienced and talented worker for peace."  

~ Dr. Peter van den Dungen,  Founder & Director
International Network of Museums for Peace

"Sanford Hinden is a peacemaker. When he first heard about the Pentagon Meditation Club, Sandy saw an opportunity and a need to work on an international transformation  project for the Club.  Coming forward voluntarily with the outstretched hand of a peacemaker, he demonstrated remarkable commitment and enthusiasm, joyfully spreading information about the Pentagon Meditation Club and ideas for peacemaking. 

     Sandy Hinden personifies a vision of the peacemakers sculpted in two identical marble monuments. The Peacemakers Monument project was another undertaking of the PMC.  One of those monuments is situated in Moscow, Russia the other one is in the United States on the campus of Shenandoah University in Virginia.  Sandy Hinden’s passion is to contribute to development of organizations, groups, and projects struggling to make a difference and a better world. 

     With his assistance the Club succeeded in expanding its outreach by establishing Peace Makers Institute, Inc.  Today he continues to be a reliable adviser for the Club and the Institute, touching our minds and hearts as a loving partner and a true friend."

~ Edward E. Winchester, C.M., President and Founder

Pentagon Meditation Club and PeaceMakers Institute, Inc.