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What Is Global Earth Challenge™?

The world is facing a climate crisis — hurricanes batter coastlines, rising seas sink cities and wildfires ravage landscapes. With the planet in flux, we need people of all backgrounds observing these changes and contributing to science. That’s where Global Earth Challenge™ comes in.

Global Earth Challenge™ is the world’s largest ever coordinated citizen science campaign. The initiative works to integrate existing citizen science projects, as well as build the capacity for new ones — all as part of a larger effort to grow citizen science worldwide.

Using mobile technology and open citizen science data, Global Earth Challenge™ empowers people around the world to help monitor and mitigate threats to environmental and human health in their community.

Why Citizen Science?

Citizen science involves members of the public in scientific research to meet real world goals. Members of the public collect and share information at scales and resolutions previously unachievable. This is where you can help.

Global Earth Challenge™ works to bring researchers and the public together to create high-quality data sets while also providing a space for education on some of the earth’s greatest threats.

What on Earth is the Doughnut?

Humanity’s 21st century challenge is to meet the needs of all within the means of the planet.

In other words, to ensure that no one falls short on life’s essentials (from food and housing to healthcare and political voice), while ensuring that collectively we do not overshoot our pressure on Earth’s life-supporting systems, on which we fundamentally depend – such as a stable climate, fertile soils, and a protective ozone layer.

The Doughnut of social and planetary boundaries is a playfully serious approach to framing that challenge, and it acts as a compass for human progress this century.

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The Climate Coaching Alliance

The Climate Coaching Alliance (CCA) was set up in late 2019 to bring together coaches, coaching psychologists, and coaching supervisors, facilitators and other leadership professionals in order to cocreate a space to share resources, explore practice, and hold dialogue. The CCA aims to enable individual practitioners, and the profession of coaching to develop strategies and practices that provide our clients (individuals, leaders and their teams) the right space to step into their necessary leadership role in the face of the climate emergency. It is free to join, and makes resources accessible to practitioners to encourage discussion, engagement and confidence and to be an enabling, learning space.

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