We mobilize knowledge in philosophy, science, and art and make it available to communities for the sake of opening up a public discussion about the future of our planet.
Our common purpose is ecological conversion–to transform the imaginations and practices of our Newfoundland and Labrador communities–first, confronting the facts of how climate change and the inevitable end of the fossil fuel age is impacting our lives, and secondly, and more importantly, using our ingenuity to create new ways to sustain our communities both economically and culturally. Together we hope to make a positive contribution to the creation of a greener and more just future. We engage every aspect of local prosperity: arts and culture, natural resources, social enterprises and businesses, schools and religious communities, and political parties and civic initiatives.
For a New Earth is in a unique capacity to bring all voices to the table in ecological discussions. We have worked with and partnered with natural scientists, artists, community leaders, government, and experts in the humanities and social sciences. We are a genuinely inter-disciplinary organization and draw particular attention to the cultural and human dimensions of environmental issues, while remaining informed about the scientific and technological aspects of ecology.