Planetary Health: Protecting Nature to Protect Ourselves

By Garrison Institute

The Garrison Institute Forum on Pathways to Planetary Health will host Dr. Sam Myers, MD, MPH  on Thursday, August 6 at 2:00pm EDT.  Dr. Myers is the Founding Director of Planetary Health Alliance. Garrison Institute Co-founder Jonathan F. P. Rose will interview Dr. Myers about the rise of the field of Planetary Health, as well as his new book, Planetary Health: Protecting Nature to Protect Ourselves.

Pathways to Planetary Health Forum: Laurie Anderson & Jonathan F.P. Rose

By Garrison Institute

In this Forum on Pathways to Planetary Health, writer, visual artist, and vocalist Laurie Anderson spoke with Jonathan F.P. Rose, Co-Founder of the Garrison Institute. The conversation began by reflecting on how the pandemic has affected them and their work. Anderson remarked that she both treasures and struggles with the solitude of quarantine, observing that “when we don’t have all…

Pathways to Planetary Health Forum: Edward Norton & Jonathan F.P. Rose

By Garrison Institute

We continued the Garrison Institute Forum on Pathways to Planetary Health with a conversation between Edward Norton, renowned actor and UN Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity, and Jonathan F.P. Rose, Co-Founder of the Garrison Institute. These interactive sessions aim to expand our understanding around how we can each play a role in supporting a regenerative, just, and prosperous world for all…

Pathways to Planetary Health Forum: Gerald Torres & Jonathan F.P. Rose in Conversation

By Garrison Institute

The next guest in our Garrison Institute Forum: Planetary Health Series is Gerald Torres. Professor Torres, an acclaimed global scholar of environmental law, critical race theory, and federal Indian law, is a Professor of Environmental Justice at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES). As a pioneer in the field of environmental law, Torres has spent his career…

In Search of Societal Altruism

By Jonathan F. P. Rose

We live in a time of great uncertainty, with the triple threat of increasingly volatile climate change, political polarization, and income inequality. It feels like the political, economic, and governance systems of our civilization are not only unequal to these challenges, but being fractured by them. In times of great uncertainty, people tend to grasp at leaders with views they…

A Matter of Time

By Matt Miles

What were you doing 11 years ago? Do you remember? I remember very well what I was doing in spring of 2008—looking for a new job. I was looking for a new job because it had become clear to me then that the job I had would be gone by the end of the year. As it turned out, many…

Winterlude

By Matt Miles

As I write this, another holiday season is passing into memory while the current year expires and a new one waits to be born. With the Winter Solstice just past, the days are once again lengthening even as they turn colder in the long months before the green pulse of spring quickens and growth returns to the land. This particular…

Deep Winter

By Geneen Marie Haugen

The trail through the snow was easy enough to follow at night, without a flashlight to show the way. Pausing occasionally, I’d wait until my eyes could discern the subtly darker shadow that snaked through a stand of fir and pine: a trail carved by my boots and supplemented by occasional moose, maybe elk or coyote. On the blackest nights,…