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Elena M. Bennett holds a PhD in Limnology and Marine Sciences. Her lab is based at McGill University where she studies Ecosystem Services and how humans can interact with their environment in a more sustainable manner through purposeful action guided by research and education.
As humans increasingly dominate Earth’s natural systems over the coming centuries (“the Anthropocene”), how can we ensure that it becomes a “good Anthopocene”—a world in which nature and humanity prosper together?
Ecosystem ecologist Elena Bennett believes that discovering the most effective paths to such a future is a bottom-up process, as countless projects all over the world are exploring how nature and humans can best collaborate. She has collected 500 such examples and assembled them into a hopeful narrative pointing toward an Anthropocene Epoch in which all life thrives.
Instances of the good Anthropocene are already here. They just need to be examined, distributed, and connected up to a working whole.
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Condensed ideas about long-term thinking summarized by Stewart Brand
(with Kevin Kelly, Alexander Rose and Paul Saffo) and a foreword by Brian Eno.
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