Our 5 Core Themes:
Ecology: Leave half for other life.
Wild space must accompany built space for our own survival. Locally, this begins with securing a rich biodiversity, creating space for other live to thrive, and opportunities for us to engage. Globally, his means we set aside half of the planet for other life.
The biosphere theme of Leap Lab is about Biophila, a term describing the human affinity for other living things, from a walk in the woods, companionship with domestic animals, to the ecosystem services nature provides for our sustenance. Understanding biophilic relationships between nature and human existence, science and society, will help define the complexity of human needs and conservation goals.
Here we tackle preserving and rebuilding natural space, ending human-caused extinctions, and create opportunities for the public to understand and explore natural history and conservation.
Waste: Globalize ideas, not stuff.
Zero Waste, composting, circular economy. How we value community is redefining our material culture, promotes minimalism, and reduces social and ecological impacts along the life cycle of the objects that flow though our lives. Bringing the world to zero waste will reduce the impacts of consumption on terrestrial and marine environments.
The mission of The 5 Gyres Institute is to empower action against the global health crisis of plastic pollution through science, education, and adventure. Their vision is a world free of plastic pollution! Click their logo to learn more.