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Earth stewardship involves shaping trajectories of social-ecological change at local-to-global scales to enhance ecosystem resilience and human well-being. Over the next decade or two, society has a window of opportunity to radically redefine our relationship with the planet to reduce risks of dangerous global changes that could otherwise seriously degrade Earth’s life-support systems.


The Ecological Society of America (ESA), in partnership with Yale and other academic societies, agencies, and non-governmental groups, seeks to foster earth stewardship by:


Earth Stewardship : Sustaining And Enhancing Earth’s Life-Support Systems


communicating the basis for earth stewardship to a broad range of audiences, including natural and social scientists, students, the general public, policy makers, and other practitioners.


clarifying the science needed for understanding and shaping trajectories of change at local-to-global scales.

formulating pragmatic strategies that foster a more sustainable trajectory of global change by enhancing ecosystem resilience and human well-being.

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