Applied Enlightenment

It’s not just a question of carbon and technical solutions. The sources of the ecologic and climate crises run deep in our culture and through many aspects of our relationship with the planet. Overcoming the crises depends on a critical mass rediscovering our connection to the Earth and working towards healing it. On drawing from the best of the collective human experience and knowledge. On using our creativity and innovations to accelerate momentum towards achieving an ecologically sustainable and beneficial presence on the planet, and a benevolent relationship with each other. Help us start on a broad and bold plan towards this.

Hello. I'm Mark Fogiel, an ecologist (M.S.) who has worked in California and elsewhere for the last 30 years as an environmental scientist. I've been developing the ideas of Applied Enlightenment for the last 10 years or so and stopped other work in October to focus on this because I think it's important. This outreach and fundraiser are being done so that I can continue this work, build an organization, and bring together the creativity and resources to make this happen.

The vision is for Applied Enlightenment to be a versatile organization that provides a continuum of open to closed systems to accelerate discussion, elevation, development, and implementation of project ideas that advance us towards becoming an ecologically sustainable and beneficial presence on the planet.

AE Projects presently include a wide range of concepts involving tropical ecology, applied ecology, ecological restoration, indigenous communities and traditional ecological knowledge, earth and natural science communications, and economic systems transformation. 

Initial funds will be used to pay for 1) strategic marketing/social media contract help for the "3.5 for Earth Day 2020" campaign (see below) as well as to increase the quality and success of AE's media and fundraiser, 2) to pay for targetted initial project start-up expenses, and 3) to allow me to continue to focus on the project.

I urge you to spend 5 minutes reading our website Home Page at https://www.appliedenlight.org/ to get an idea of what AE is about and then go a bit deeper into the site, especially the Projects pages, to get the whole picture. 

Applied Enlightenment (AE) launched with a website, some social media, and not much else on January 16, 2020. On February 12, we relaunched a revamped website and our first initiative! 3.5% for Earth Day 2020- using a research-based metric to help motivate and achieve critical mass of global activism in 2020.

43191158_1581509943242448_r.jpeg43191158_1581510494726046_r.jpegGo to https://www.appliedenlight.org/3pt5.html for more information. 

Applied Enlightenment is ambitious and the potential of its benefits run deep. In these difficult times, I can't think of much else that is worth more trying. Please consider making a donation and help ensure this project has a chance to gain a footing and grow.

Thanks in advance for considering a contribution. And please, spread the word! I look forward to you becoming part of this journey.

Mark Fogiel, Founder
APPLIED ENLIGHTENMENT
appliedenlightment.org
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APPLIED ENLIGHTENMENT PROJECTS SUMMARY INFORMATION
APPLIED ENLIGHTENMENT PROJECT GROUPS
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GOALS
ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH AND APPLIED ECOLOGY
· To maximize survival of tropical rainforest ecosystems, and ecosystem components, through the present and coming period of climatic and ecological transition.
· To advance the science, breadth and effectiveness of ecological restoration and habitat improvement approaches and implementation.
· To advance and advocate ecologically sound approaches to management of fire-prone wildlands.

INTEGRATED ECOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE
· To implement projects that help empower native/indigenous communities by promoting and increasing opportunities for the communities to use and apply traditional ecological knowledge in their regions and elsewhere. Goals include strengthening and perpetuating this knowledge base within indigenous communities while at the same time enabling indigenous communities to influence land management, environmental and economic perspectives of the currently dominant cultures.

NATURAL SCIENCES VISUALIZATION AND COMMUNICATION
· To implement projects that more deeply and widely spread familiarity with scientific insights and the natural history of our planet, furthering our ability as a society to understand the context of the climatic and ecological crisis, and to further our ability to make informed plans, decisions, and actions towards living on the planet in an ecologically sustainable way.

TRANSFORMATIVE SYSTEMS
· To devise and implement systems that facilitate social and economic transition towards an ecologically sustainable and beneficial, and enjoyable, human presence on the planet.

PROJECTS
ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH AND APPLIED ECOLOGY
Bouamir Rainforest Tree Plot 25-Year Resurvey and Expansion Project   
Dja Rainforest Ecosystem Monitoring and Response Project       
Ecosystem Blueprints Project- Dispersal Database
Augmented Natural Processes Ecological Restoration
Restoration Research and Implementation Group           
Restoration Policy and Advocacy Group
Private Lands Fire Management Partnership Program    

INTEGRATED ECOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE
Indigenous Scientific Assistant and Partnership Program
Indigenous Cultivation, Restoration and Lands Management Program
Indigenous Ecological Studies Program

NATURAL SCIENCES VISUALIZATION AND COMMUNICATION
Data Visualization and Expression Group
Globo Earth Science
Globo Earth History
Globo Human History
Gaming Environments
Augmented Reality Field Data Interface
Media Projects: Children’s Books (My Galaxy, Outside In Inside Out, How to Build a Tyrannosaurus Rex) , Film (Ecotopia Redux, Story)

TRANSFORMATIVE SYSTEMS
Globoloko
ALT.ECO- MakeNet, The Food Web, InvestNet, The Community Market, Exchange
NSAT Education
Community Arts Centers

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Donations

  • Eric Blomstrom 
    • $30 
    • 4 mos
  • Mike Mooers 
    • $20 
    • 4 mos
  • Rick Greer 
    • $10 
    • 4 mos
  • Andrew Fogiel 
    • $100 
    • 5 mos
  • Marc Rosenberg  
    • $25 
    • 5 mos
See all

Organizer

Mark Fogiel 
Organizer
Nevada City, CA
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