Dedicating ourselves to understanding how natural Earth systems function and to freely share this knowledge with everyone on Earth
Creating a future without poverty, in a world with intact ecosystems
Caring for all living things
Enjoying life; grateful for the privilege to live, learn and to serve
Treating all people equally without regard to ethnicity, gender, age, location, social status, belief or political affiliation
Fostering collaboration with like-minded individuals throughout the world
Striving to live these values
Forgiving each other, especially also ourselves, if we are unable to reach our highest aims
Using scientific method to understand, communicate and demonstrate evidence-based solutions to the ecological and environmental problems facing humanity.
Producing excellent communication materials in the service of environmental education
What is driving the EEMP?
The EEMP understands the problems facing humanity and their root causes and disseminates information about well tested solutions through film and multimedia-presentations (mainly by John). EEMP is able to do this since John D. Liu has made himself responsible for communicating about these critical problems and solutions, roving around the world constantly to reach new audiences with these little-known truths. As he moves, he comes across ever more case studies of degradation and restoration, and this feeds into a constant interplay of ecosystem-related scientific learning and practical interventions with learning partners. The EEMP then captures and leverages visual imagery and explanations translated into many languages to show governments and international agencies, policy makers and different interest groups not only how it is possible to restore the land-based ecosystems of this planet, but to point out countless benefits that logically follow for human wellbeing.
Why is visual presentation so important?
As anyone who has studied biodiversity knows, the myriad of things and processes that make up an ecosystem is just the entry point of learning of another myriad of interconnections and inter-dependencies. They are woven together in geological and evolutionary time, a time frame that us short-lived humans will find hard if not impossible to imagine.
The view point of a camera can be deployed at different points along a timeline to document startling changes in unexpected short periods of time. Even just five or ten years are enough to show restoration can happening within our lifetime.
Once understanding evolves, governments, interest groups and not least at all, the business community see the benefits (including economic ones) of re-evaluating of how we are doing things. We all can clearly perceive what has been happening to ecosystems with the onset of the industrial revolution. We all can see that business as usual is not an option. Visual presentation of positive change becomes powerful and a catalyst of action and positive change.
If you would like to use our materials, maybe for a screening at a local school or university, as part of your course materials or for an event you are organising, please contact Tamas Turcsan (firstname.lastname@example.org). We are happy for people to use our materials and help spread this very important message: Ecological restoration is possible at planetary scale.