Lufa Farms

What combination of food production innovations will allow us to feed a growing global population sustainably in the future? Objective: To grow food where people live, and to grow it sustainably. To Lufa Farms, this means growing food on no new land; capturing rainwater; recirculating 100% of irrigation water and nutrients; reducing energy use; composting green waste; …

Greenmatter

How important is skills development around biodiversity conservation in the good anthropocene? Greenmatter is an initiative aiming to drive transformation in graduate level skills for biodiversity conservation in South Africa. In 2010, the South African government’s Economic Cluster convened the first Green Economy Summit, to map out a green growth pathway that creates jobs while reducing pollution …

Foresight Engine – Game Connected Citizens

An experimental method using technology to connect thousands of people to develop creative solutions to governance problems rapidly Objective: to improve governance and decision-making, as well as the design of interventions, using crowd-sourcing methods Connected Citizens (http://game.connected-citizens.org/about) is a global conversation about how connectedness will change the relationship between citizens and governments, and how government services will …

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

Connecting people to nature: Is development the key to longterm success in wildlife conservation? Objective: to conserve wildlife without tradeoffs to local communities The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya (http://www.lewa.org/about-lewa/a-catalyst-model-for-community-conservation/) works as a catalyst and model for the conservation of wildlife and its habitat. It does this through the protection and management of species, the …

Project 90 by 2030

Project 90 by 2030 was established as a national project of the Goedgedacht Trust in July 2007 in South Africa. The name comes from an aim to effect a 90% change by South Africans in how they engage with earth systems by the year 2030.

Anthropocene Campus and Curriculum

Connecting people to people, rebuilding understanding of how systems work: Can creative, international and interdisciplinary education structures focusing on broad topics such as the Anthropocene create synergies and networks that could improve information flows and help to change ingrained ways of thinking and behaving? Objective: To affect participants intellectual, emotional and consequently scientific engagement with the idea …