The world today has become very detached from the physical world, with techniques of production and distribution that have no relationship to the environment.
Our use of a profit based, "growth" d monetary system has become one of the greatest destroyers of the natural world, not to mention sustainable human values. It is importa to understand that the entire global economy requires "cyclical consumption" to operate, which means that money must constantly be circulating. Thus, new goods and services must be constantly introduced regardless of the state of the environment and actual human necessity.
This "perpetual" approach has a fatal flaw, for resources as we know it are simply not infinite. Resources are finite and the Earth is essentially a closed system. The true goal of any economy is to preserve, or "economize." This is not occurring and cannot occur in a monetary driven system where labor for income requires consumer demand. We actually live in a global "anti-economy" by all rational standards.
The term "Zeitgeist" can be defined as: The intellectual, moral, and cultural climate of an era. It's literal meanings is "Spirit of the Times". The term "movement" implies motion or change. The Zeitgeist Movement is thus a social aim that urges change in the intellectual, moral and cultural climate of the time.
Specifically, to values and practices that would better serve the well-being of the whole of humanity, regardless of race, religion, title or other forms of contrived social status.