The Planetary Health Alliance defines planetary health as: a solutions-oriented, transdisciplinary field and social movement focused on analyzing and addressing the impacts of human disruptions to Earth’s natural systems on human health and all life on Earth.
Planetary Health encompasses the vitality of the thin layer of life, only 20 miles thick, from the bottom of the sea to the top of the atmosphere. It is dependent upon the health of all of life, including humans, and recognizes that our wellbeing and the wellbeing of the planet are deeply interconnected.
Pathways to Planetary Health (PPH) is the Garrison Institute’s signature environmental initiative. PPH helps advance the field of planetary health, building upon nearly two decades of experience developing practical, scalable solutions to global environmental issues by integrating the physical and behavioral sciences, the relational world view inherent in contemplative and indigenous traditions, and a moral view seeking to optimize the regenerative capacity of all of life on Earth.
PPH initiates projects, conducts research, hosts public forums, run leadership programs, and organizes courses to advance planetary health. By sharing our understanding of the actions required to address this pressing issue, we aim to change mindsets and outcomes.
Our work is guided by four pathways:
The PPH program explores each of the four pathways and seeks to integrate them into actionable projects.
To learn about ways to support our work, please contact Yori Hook, Biodiversity Program Associate, Pathways to Planetary Health, at firstname.lastname@example.org.