The Garrison Institute’s Pathways to Planetary Health (PPH) signature program explores and promotes a regenerative paradigm that nurtures the health of the whole, simultaneously optimizing human well-being and preserving the biosphere.
The predominant worldview and its economic system for assigning value is based on a degenerative paradigm, which values extraction and consumption, and rewards the success of the individual or corporation. PPH seeks to illuminate a different way forward.
The Garrison Institute is convening a series of conversations, bringing together ethicists, community leaders, business leaders, scientists and academics, economists, humanitarians and artists, amongst others, who share a strong interest in best positioning how humanity can navigate forward in these complex times.
Donella Meadows observed:
“The number one way to intervene in a system is to change the mindset or paradigm out of which the system— its goals, power structure, rules, its culture — arises.”
During our first convening of this project in 2018, the Garrison Institute explored the following four Pathways to Planetary Health:
In March, the Garrison Institute hosted our 2020 symposium, Pathways to Planetary Health: Ethics in the Age of the Anthropocene, to hold space for deep contemplation around the ethical underpinnings – the respect and honoring of the common good above all else – that must underlie and serve as the cornerstone for all other pathways towards a regenerative future.