Post-Event Write-Up: Justin Winters on Coexisting with Nature

On July 20th, Justin Winters joined Garrison Institute co-founder Jonathan F.P. Rose in conversation on coexisting with nature. As Justin explained through One Earth’s mission, this requires a three-pronged approach: conserving 50% of lands and oceans; achieving net-zero, regenerative food systems; and a just transition to 100% renewable energy. 

Early in her career, Justin helped mobilize action around the film The 11th Hour. Working on this film helped her clarify her purpose and commit to innovating for climate action. Now, One Earth has developed several programs to address climate change. The One Earth Climate Model explains how to achieve the Paris climate goals. The Global Safety Net identifies the land that must be conserved to protect biodiversity and natural systems. And the One Earth Marketplace facilitates funding for on-the-ground projects with real impact.

“I’m just one person who is part of a collective that is trying to make the world a better place and create a world where humanity and nature coexist and thrive”

Justin Winters

And while One Earth has made a significant impact, it is also an expression of Justin’s personal journey and her fight for nature. As Justin said, “beauty is this incredible array of cultures and biodiversity and sounds and taste. Why wouldn’t we fight for that? Isn’t it what we want to protect?”


This interactive online event was part of a continuing series in the Garrison Institute’s Forum on Pathways to Planetary Health (PPH). Pathways to Planetary Health explores the moral, ethical, and human behavioral dimensions of the search for regenerative solutions, including Half-Earth, Ecological Civilization, Regenerative Economics, and The Common Good. Support the work of the Garrison Institute here.

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