Planetary Health: Protecting Nature to Protect Ourselves

By Elisabeth Preisinger

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 Elisabeth Preisinger

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 Elisabeth Preisinger

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…

Webinar: Being with Change with Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara

By Elisabeth Preisinger

In this webinar, Zen priest and teacher Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara offered a meditation and reflection on how we can understand and respond to the changes of the world today. We began with a meditation practice, after which Enkyo O’Hara shared some words of wisdom on meditation—how it can help us reconnect with our true selves, be less hindered by our egos and fears,…

Webinar: “Steps to Real Peace” with Dawa Tarchin Phillips

By Elisabeth Preisinger

In this webinar, mindfulness and meditation expert Dawa Tarchin Phillips shared five steps to cultivate peace, heal the mind, and transform the heart. These steps can help us nurture and sustain ourselves during these difficult times, equipping us to be a source of love and support for others. He began by acknowledging the challenges of this moment, ranging from COVID-19…

Webinar: “Tending to the Emotional Body” with Leslie Booker

By Elisabeth Preisinger

Whatever name we attach to our emotions, whether anger, fear, grief, or sadness, we need to move this energy through our bodies so that it doesn’t set up residence and start colonizing our hearts and minds. It’s imperative for us to scream, shout, cry, create art, lift our voices, and most importantly, to rest, so that we can feel our…

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

By Elisabeth Preisinger

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…

Education Forum: Mark Greenberg, Christa Turksma, and Tish Jennings

By Elisabeth Preisinger

We continued the Garrison Institute Forum on Education with a dynamic conversation about cultivating awareness and resilience in education. Dr. Mark Greenberg moderated the conversation between child psychologist and Director of Training for CARE, Christa Turksma, with professor and CARE co-developer, Dr. Tish Jennings. They reflected on the origins of CARE, which stands for Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education,…