A future “Good Anthropocene” would probably be radically different from the world in which we are currently living. Achieving a better rather than worse Anthropocene, will require and result in fundamental changes in values, world-views, relationships among people, and between people and nature that go beyond the incremental improvements in environmental efficiency or management that are the focus of much of today’s sustainability efforts.
We believe that potential elements of a Good Anthropocene currently exist on the planet, and we are calling these projects, initiatives and ideas ‘seeds’. 'Seeds' are initiatives that exist, at least in prototype form, but are not currently dominant in our world. They can be social, technological, economic, social-ecological, ways of thinking or doing, case studies, or any initiative that you think could contribute to creating a Good Anthropocene.
We need your help in building a diverse collection that captures a diverse set of activities, values, and world-views. Please submit your suggestions for seeds below.
The questionnaire will take about 5-15 minutes to complete, and will prompt you for the information that is required about your seed. If you know your seed very well, the form will be simple and quick to fill in, but otherwise might require some quick internet research. The seed will then be added to our database. Some seeds will be highlighted on our blog, while other seeds will be analysed by our project and may be published in a publicly available database. The seeds will be reviewed and edited prior to publication. We may contact you for further information or clarification during this process, but your name or email will not be published or visible anywhere.
This project is funded by: Future Earth & the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University.
For further project information see:https://goodanthropocenes.wordpress.com/