With so much negative environmental news out there, it is more crucial than ever to show that all hope is not lost. And while climate change is global and requires global solutions, biodiversity loss often takes place locally, so it can be reversed by local efforts to protect wildlife and wild spaces. GPB was pleased to be a part of CompassionCon last week, where attendees explored conservation successes from around the world and learned about fun and exciting ways to get involved in our community. This community-based festival featured various events, activities and family-friendly attractions all aimed at highlighting the viral nature of compassion when our community prioritizes common humanity and interdependence.  

Welcome signing hands

There were multiple areas focused on different topics including a Learning Garden, Healthcare Pavilion, Civil & Human Rights Town Center, and YOU(th) Belong Village among others. GPB hosted the Environmental Hub area of the event, where we highlighted the Wild Hope documentary series. This series spotlights global stories of intrepid changemakers who are restoring and protecting our planet through hyper-local initiatives that generate measurable progress. The series highlights how individuals from diverse backgrounds -  scientists, farmers, fishers, landowners, conservationists and activists among them – working toward a common goal can unleash a powerful ecological comeback.   

People outside at a festival

We were not alone in the Environmental Hub, and were glad to share space with friends from Fruitful Community Foundation, Ridwell Atlanta, Wylde Center, and others. 

From food to water to land – supply, access, and utilization impacts our health, our lives, the economy, and the environment. Visit www.scienceforgeorgia.org to learn about ways that you can make a positive change in your community.