Communities for a Half-Earth Future has been created as an umbrella mechanism to recognize community organizations that are collaborating to contribute to the goal of Half-Earth. Communities for a Half-Earth Future includes not only local and regional affiliated organizations, but also online communities that are working together to contribute to the creation of a Half-Earth future.
Communities working together to protect our shared home
The Half-Earth Project has science at its core and our moral obligation to the rest of life at its heart. Building on cutting-edge science, analytics, and technology, the Half-Earth Project is driving a differentiating scientific understanding of how we can best support the most biodiverse places in the world as well as the people who call these paradises home. Building on this scientific leadership, Communities for a Half-Earth Future are the collaborative champions of on-the-ground conservation efforts that are driving the successful realization of Half-Earth.
Communities for a Half-Earth Future include both geographically co-located and virtually connected environmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, local governments, educational institutions and people that are collaborating to support conservation and sustainable lifestyles that contribute to a Half-Earth future. Communities for a Half-Earth Future are mutually motivated to create synergies across their diverse experience and expertise that drives broader opportunities for overall success, and can be a model for other communities seeking ways to support of their community’s conservation priorities and ambitions and to contribute to the goal of Half-Earth.
Inaugural Communities for a Half-Earth Future
The Half-Earth Project has nominated pillar community coalitions to be inaugural Communities for a Half-Earth Future:
The Half-Earth Project nominated Biophilic Cities as a pillar community coalition and inaugural Community for a Half-Earth Future, for the work they are already doing to convene communities, advance global species conservation, and celebrate nature across diverse environments and cultures.
Vermont, A Community for a Half-Earth Future
The Vermont Community for a Half-Earth Future began as an effort to protect the Winooski Watershed. Now, the Vermont Community is, in the words of Waitsfield resident and Community co-founder Curt Lindberg, “a network of interested citizens” who, after attending the 2018 Half-Earth Day at the American Museum of Natural History, sought ways to bring the idea of Half-Earth home to Vermont in a much broader ways.
What does it mean to be a Community for a Half-Earth Future?
Communities for a Half-Earth Future is a mechanism for communities – including the people and organizations that are uniting within communities – to affiliate their conservation activities with the grand ambition of Half-Earth and to be recognized for their contributions to the goal of Half-Earth.
Communities for a Half-Earth Future will be recognized for the unique and inspiring ways they work together to contribute to a Half-Earth future. Their conservation achievements and collaborative best practices will be showcased on the Half-Earth Project’s communication and engagement platforms, providing examples and inspiration for other communities interested in coming together in support of a Half-Earth future. Through their affiliation with the Half-Earth Project, Communities for a Half-Earth Future expand their reach and enhance participation in their collaborative conservation efforts, working together in common cause with others to contribute to the goal of Half-Earth.
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