CoSphere is a Community of Small-Planet Heroes (ecologically regenerating economies)
CoSphere unites a diverse community of planetary citizens and equips them (and you!) with the tools to instigate transformative change through:
Leveraging an understanding of both social change and global systems thinking, our program analyses blogs uncover and highlight how specific programs contribute to transformative change.
The "Explainers" blogs leverage science for broad understanding to ensure everyone has access to the latest sustainability science.
Working for change can be lonely, uncertain and frustrating—our story blogs connect us through common challenges along the journey to sustainability.
The forum is a space for CoSphere members to share and collectively learn about efforts towards sustainability.
A coalition of diverse organizations and initiatives with a common goal of initiating deep-reaching social-ecological solutions.
This will enable genuine lasting success for organizations through aligning actions and values with transformative change and eliminating the potential for solutions to undermine progress elsewhere.
How can we act?
Private Actions: Behaviors that people take to reduce their environmental impacts (recycling, energy saving, etc.).
Social-Signaling Actions: Behaviors that publicly share and signal pro-environmental values, attitudes, identities, and opinions (sharing on social media, participating in an event like Earth Day, etc.).
System-Changing Actions: Behaviors that people collectively engage in to change laws, policies, corporate actions, institutions, and infrastructure (signing petitions, voting, direct activism, etc.).
For humanity to become nature-positive, actively supporting a sustainable future in which people live in harmony with nature.
To make it easy, enjoyable and empowering to initiate and support transformative change towards sustainable practices and societies.
We foster a community in which all people are welcome.
We respect our planet and each other.
We share the scientific research that our evaluation protocols are based on, and the protocols themselves.
We create partnerships that work towards futures both better and wilder.
We embrace innovation to meet the challenges of the future.
Kai Chan is a professor at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia. Kai is an interdisciplinary, problem-oriented sustainability scientist, trained in ecology, policy, and ethics from Princeton and Stanford Universities. He was a coordinating author of the IPBES Global Assessment and the UNEP Making Peace with Nature report, co-leading the sections on pathways and solutions.
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CoSphere is a project of the Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia. We are thankful to work on the traditional unceded territory of the Musqueam people.