After completing my masters degree in Environmental Peace and Security, it became clear that what was needed to address the environmental issues spanning the planet was a shift in human consciousness. Thus, last year I began working on a second masters in Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness with a focus on Integral Ecology to learn more about what exactly that meant. Thirteen year old Shannon Leonard is off to a strong start on that same mission. Watching Shannon and his friends speak about the need for a shift in consciousness to begin a life of sustainability is really encouraging. Shannon was awarded first place in the Institute of Noetic Sciences One Minute Shift YouTube video contest for the video below titled "We're Ready." Congratulations.