Across disciplines and sectors, many are reaching a moment of reconsideration, contemplating new ways to think and work. Collaborative Earth Labs gather diverse areas of knowledge and applied skills, cultivating collaboration that leads to scientifically informed and locally attuned regenerative action.
Each lab focuses on a well-defined scientific problem or technological need that stands in the way of planetary regeneration. Through data-analysis and modeling, labs forecast alternate futures, revealing the ecological, social, and economic impacts of potential paths.
A community member identifies a scientific question or technological need that stands as a key barrier to social-ecological regeneration. They make a pitch. First, their proposal is circulated for peer review. Next, they present their ideas at a virtual event and on our website.
Lab leaders identify the skills and knowledge needed to realize their research and development plans. Collaborative Earth members offer their expertise to meet the new lab’s needs. The team commits to working together.
Research and development are carried out and documented. Frontline communities are early participants in directing R & D. The team consults with other Collaborative Earth members as needed.
The Collaborative activates the lab's discoveries through publication, media, open-science assets, and on-the-ground regenerative work in partnership with land stewards.