Culture

Indigenous lifeways for a flourishing Earth

The latest in our series of Deeper Thinking webinars focused on the concept of Flourishing Diversity, which lies at the heart of our newly unveiled Biocultural Diversity Programme (formerly the Flourishing Diversity Programme). We were joined by an inspiring panel of speakers who shared their knowledge and experience, exploring what flourishing diversity means to [...]

By |2022-02-04T11:50:24+00:00May 14th, 2021|Agroecology, Biocultural Diversity, Biodiversity, Community, Culture, Flourishing Diversity, Indigenous Peoples|Comments Off on Indigenous lifeways for a flourishing Earth

A new Biocultural Diversity Programme

The Biocultural Diversity Programme (formerly the Flourishing Diversity Programme) is a new Synchronicity Earth programme that supports partners to defend indigenous and community territories; protect and revive biological and cultural diversity; and try to increase the focus on ‘diversity’ more broadly within conservation and development work and funding. Here, our Head of Biocultural Diversity, [...]

By |2022-06-15T05:37:33+00:00February 16th, 2021|Agroecology, Approach, Biocultural Diversity, Biodiversity, Community, Culture, Flourishing Diversity|Comments Off on A new Biocultural Diversity Programme

How do we grieve for our natural world?

Synchronicity Earth CEO, Kirsty Schneeberger, reflects on the notion of grieving for nature and how 2020 has brought sadness and pain, but also a chance to reflect on our relationships with each other and with the natural world. At the beginning of lockdown, as we shifted to the online world [...]

By |2020-12-17T17:07:07+00:00December 17th, 2020|Biophilia, Culture, Deeper Thinking, Synchronicity|Comments Off on How do we grieve for our natural world?

How can environmental films make an impact?

With public interest in environmental issues higher than it has been for years, it is important to maintain the momentum and build on people’s understanding and motivation to protect our natural world. Nina Seale explores how environmental films have been used to engage people to make a difference for the environment. [...]

By |2020-02-07T09:06:15+00:00February 6th, 2020|Art, Creating Awareness, Culture, Films|Comments Off on How can environmental films make an impact?

What the hell is water?

On the week of Synchronicity Earth’s tenth anniversary, Founder Jessica Sweidan reflects on the cultural shifts toward conservation we have seen in the past decade. Our work on the ground with people, in places where biodiversity is rich and often, the most threatened, is the primary focus of the day [...]

By |2019-11-11T16:40:08+00:00November 11th, 2019|Art, Biophilia, Culture, Deeper Thinking, Synchronicity|Comments Off on What the hell is water?

A teenager’s perspective: What is a 21st century environmentalist?

For International Youth Day, work experience student George Yardley writes about the label of 'environmentalist' in the 21st century: what it is perceived to be and what it should be.  When I think of a 21st century environmentalist what comes to mind is an extremist - someone who doesn’t drive, doesn’t fly, doesn’t use plastic, [...]

By |2019-08-12T12:29:47+00:00August 12th, 2019|Culture, Environment, Essay, Sustainable Living|Comments Off on A teenager’s perspective: What is a 21st century environmentalist?