Even as many challenging problems assault the Earth, both locally and globally, a growing number of dedicated, visionary people and organizations are offering fascinating ways to get involved in creating solutions. Here are a few of our favorites:
Australian philosopher and professor who coined the term solastalgia, meaning “the pain experienced when there is recognition that the place where one resides and that one loves is under immediate assault . . . a form of homesickness one gets when one is still at home.” (video)
For 25 years, Bioneers has been a seed head for game-changing social and scientific vision, knowledge and practices advancing a great transformation in human civilization.
CharityFocus is an experiment in the joy of giving. Our services enable inspired people to contribute in meaningful ways to the world around them. Together, we hope to “be the change we wish to see in the world.”
Extinction Witness is a collaborative personal and planetary peacekeeping project engaged in creative witness to loss and pain toward suffering’s end with resolve to forward a universally compassionate marketplace.
We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On the first Tuesday in December each year, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
Eco-philosopher, author, and scholar of Buddhism, Joanna Macy, has created a ground-breaking theoretical framework for personal and social change, as well as a powerful workshop methodology for its application. Her work helps people transform despair and apathy, in the face of overwhelming social and ecological crises, into constructive, collaborative action.
Nature Connect NW
The purpose of NatureConnect NW is to foster and empower kinship with Earth and all her creatures. Our vision is humanity living according to Nature’s guidance, in harmony with the web of life.
Postcards for the Earth
If you could write a postcard to the Earth, what would you say? Writing a postcard to a favorite place in nature invites us to pause in our busy lives, remember our connection to the earth, and take action through expression.
Powers of Place Initiative
We believe that places are alive. We suggest that when human beings believe that, and act in ways that respect and value what places bring, the partnership becomes a powerful force toward great good in the world. We have established the Powers of Place Initiative to gather, organize and make visible knowledge, people, organizations and places already working in ways that demonstrate the power of the partnership and to share what they know with others.
Remembrance Day for Lost Species
Remembrance Day for Lost Species—November 30th every year—is a chance to learn and tell the stories of lost and disappearing species, and to renew commitments to those remaining. Anyone can participate with any kind of species memorial event or activity.
School for Creative Activism
The School for Creative Activism is a participatory workshop infusing community organizing and civic engagement with culture and creativity.