One of the main reasons we are faced with existential threats is a lack of connection between people and the natural world. Without that tie, efforts to protect wildlife, improve water quality, and prevent climate change will face remarkably steep odds for success.
An aspect of Biophilia Foundation’s work that makes us stand out is the emphasis we place on reconnecting individuals with their planet. Once reconnected, people are more likely to stay connected and to integrate ecological decision making into their lives.
Biophilia Foundation supports community "weavers" who are working to create local economies based on restoring ecological function, climate resilience, and thus true sustainability; a restoration economy*.
Weavers (as New York Times columnist David Brooks describes them) are community leaders who work quietly to build relationships within their local communities –folks that put the ‘we’ before the ‘me’.
As we celebrate Biophilia’s 20th anniversary, we ask you to help us support the efforts of local weavers working to build local restoration economies. The time to transform communities from a traditional economy to a restorative economy is now. We otherwise risk ecological and societal collapse.