I believe there are better models than stewardship for caretaking the earth. While that might sound radical, I’m going to try and show how stewardship is an outdated concept that is ill-suited to our modern world. Today most of the 8 billion people on this planet are and will in the future continue to be unlanded urban dwellers, and the global rural population, ie. those who broadly speaking have a more direct relationship with the land, has already peaked and is now declining. We therefore need a more appropriate model to engage, empower and inspire the unlanded- that model is authentic leadership coupled with radical activism.