Our mission is simple: to enhance and expand applications of geoscience in service of the common good and to aid in local and regional efforts to advance resilience and sustainability.
We do this by:
- Building bridges to further collaboration between geoscientists and other disciplines,
- Working to enrich public understanding of the earth sciences and how they can be utilized at the grassroots level to protect future generations,
- Advising resource-poor communities on measures they can take to advance their resilience and sustainability, particularly those communities that live with a legacy of natural resource exploitation, and
- Facilitating the judicious application of geoscience and geoengineering where they can make a significant impact in mitigating environmental and social deficits.
In the bigger picture, our efforts are founded on the goal of advancing true sustainability. We advocate the application of full-cost accounting in all cases, by which we mean that all new development and redevelopment should be designed to be carbon-free from the outset or even include provisions that remove carbon from the atmosphere. We realize that this is an aspirational standard rather than a practical standard in some cases, but we see no reason that such a high standard cannot be met for the wider community over the longer term if the will is there to do it.
Interested geoscientists (and geo-friendly people) are invited to join us.