Many people can point to a moment in time when they 'woke' to what was going on with the Living Planet, and this realisation shifted their behaviour from that point on.
Ecophany is an emotional, spiritual or intellectual awakening to the climate & ecological crisis.
Ecophany is a contraction of the words: ecological epiphany.
If humans are to avoid the collapse of the global ecosystem and the extinction of the human race it is necessary to develop tools such as Fostered Ecophany and Mass Ecophany
Ecophany is something that happens naturally to people.
However, it is believed possible to create conditions to foster individuals to have ecophany.
This is called Fostered Ecophany.
How might it work?
One idea under investigation is to create a short movie (maybe 20 minutes) that is informed by psychologists to create a powerful and emotional reaction that stimulates the viewer to have empathy for the Living Planet. That movie could be designed to be played in a planetarium which will allow for a much deeper sensory experience than in a normal movie theatre.
If fostered ecophany could be replicated thousands, maybe millions of times over, this would be an example of Mass-Ecophany.
Once people have had their Fostered Ecophany they would benefit from support to help them turn their new awakening into positive action for the Living Planet.
Most people would accept that a shoe does not belong in the fridge, or that a dancer with the flu and a broken ankle does not belong on the stage...
The concept of belonging is common to us all.
In the same manner, it is true to say that a culture that does not respect the Living Planet that supports it, does not belong on that Living Planet.
Unless Western Culture can be augmented to make it ecologically sustainable, it will collapse the biosphere and in so doing destroy itself. Such is the cost of not belonging.
Vita seeks to help people belong to the Living Planet.
If enough people belong then their civilisation will belong, too.