Overview of the sessions presented within the initial Project Earthrise discussions at our annual conference (and the corresponding sections of these proceedings).

Overview of the sessions presented within the initial Project Earthrise discussions at our annual conference (and the corresponding sections of these proceedings).

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The “Earthrise” photograph, taken on the 1968 Apollo 8 mission, became one of the most significant images of the 20th Century. It triggered a profound shift in environmental awareness and the potential for human unity—inspiring the first Earth Day in 1970. Taking inspiration from these events 50 years later, we initiated Project Earthrise at our 20...

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... program was designed to capture this mosaic-as an evolving story to underscore interconnections between diverse fields and encourage novel perspective for new collaborations. The overall map for the conference sessions is shown in Figure 1, to assist the reader in navigating and searching the content presented here. This diverse agenda continues to unfold through ongoing conversations and opportunities for collaborative action-on an evolving basis. ...
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... strategies empower communities, engender optimism, and encourage collaboration among different sectors of government, industry, science, and the public and increase opportunities for people to engage in change personally and collectively. This session explores the importance of empowering and connecting communities-that people everywhere can have more effect than they realize by telling their stories of change, no matter how small they seem, to empower others-for a contagion of positive change (Figure 10). Connecting all these many stories of change is how we build large scale change. ...
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... requires imagination, creativity, courage and inspiration-and shared stories to help create just that! Figure 10. Making change through communities and networks: Overview of topics and speakers in the session on grassroots engagement. ...
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... Project Earthrise agenda is about changing the stories that have created many failing systems, by promoting integrated approaches in the broadest possible senserecognising connectivity across all scales, from deep biology to the spiritual purpose that inspires us towards discovery-both self-discovery and the way that we can improve opportunities and experience for all people, and the health of our places and planet, always remembering the far-reaching transgenerational implications. This session (Figure 11) explored the potential directions of these evolving narratives, and the next steps. ...