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.