Fostering Collective Effort Toward Ecosystem Conservation
Earth, Environment, and Society
environmental changes, social behavior, social organization, transformation, social networks, cognitive ability, political change, conservation organizations, human behavior
For human society to thrive amidst our changing environmental realities, we must alter our behavior. Individual change, while important, is unreliable due to cognitive and social barriers. An important nexus for the required transformation is at the collective level. Rather than encouraging individuals to engage in personal climate-friendly behavior, our efforts must focus on individuals changing their social networks, engaging in political change, and transforming the organizations in their community, such as corporations, NGOs, boards, and governments. Formal and informal leaders make daily decisions which influence the organizational structures that propel large-scale human behavior change. This scale of change is more in line with the scope needed to successfully persist into the future on this planet.
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Amel E.L., Manning, C.M. (2019). Fostering Collective Effort Toward Ecosystem Conservation. E3S Web of Conferences, 119(00006), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1051/e3sconf/201911900006