The Anthropocene Transition Hub is an online community of creative change-makers. Our purpose is to promote mutually beneficial ways of relating to the planet and all its life forms – restoring the rich biodiversity of Earth and the best of our human cultural legacies, including the ancient wisdom of enduring indigenous cultures*.
The Hub is a community-building project of the Anthropocene Transition Network Inc (ATN), an incorporated non-profit membership association. The ATN runs a program of face-to-face workshops, roundtables and public forums dealing with many aspects of living in the Anthropocene and preparing the transition to a future beyond existential danger and turmoil. The ATN also maintains a public window to the world through its Age of Transition website.
If you want to get involved in ATN face-to-face or online workshops and roundtables, engage in collaborative inquiry and action-learning projects, or simply connect with people who share your passion for all life on Earth, this is your home.
To join the Hub's online community you need to register. This costs nothing except a few minutes of your time to complete our new members questionnaire and, when your membership is approved, setting up your community profile.
Hub members can propose projects around which they would like to form an action/inquiry team. Reach out to other community members to help develop your ideas or for any specialist knowledge, skills or advice you may need.
Our Program Curators, all volunteers, can assist you to sketch out a project proposal. From time to time we will post guidelines and other resources you might find useful when developing your project idea. Proposals will be reviewed by the Program Curators and, if in line with the Hub's intention, given the go-ahead to be posted on the Hub.
We have only just launched the AT Hub, so now is your opportunity to help build a community based of creativity, trust and open inquiry.
We live in times of widespread, erratic and life-threatening disruption of the Earth System – climate change, biodiversity loss, pandemics, habitat destruction, large-scale population movements, water and food shortages, oppression, and war – all capable of tipping the planet into runaway systems breakdown driven by out-scaled human impacts. Thus scientists have given this new geological epoch the name Anthropocene, the age of humans.
In the realm of human cultures we call this period the Anthropocene Transition – an in-between time when the old orders are crumbling and the new are struggling to be born. Such times of systemic breakdown are periods of great uncertainty, trauma and existential danger. But they can also be times of cultural, intellectual and spiritual breakthroughs and renewal.
This is the mission of Anthropocene Transition Network Inc: to bring together engaged individuals, groups and organisations in collaborations that respond to questions like:
The Anthropocene Transition Network's mission is to facilitate collaborative social learning – supporting groups of people who are exploring approaches to deep cultural transformation that can advance the transition to a viable human presence on Earth compatible with the planet's life systems.
By culture we mean the prevailing consensus in any society or community about what is real, what is knowable and what has value. Underlying this consensus are the core cultural values of the dominant civilisations now so fundamentally at odds with the continuing unfolding of life in all its wondrous diversity.
ATN frames its work within five inter-mingling domains of cultural expression that together embrace all aspects of human social life. We aim to encourage a fundamental rethinking of human activity in all five domains.
* The Anthropocene Transition Network Inc acknowledges Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the original and continuing owners of the land on which we live and gives respect to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge that no treaties were ever agreed between the original owners of this continent and the English colonists and their successors to this day and that 'sovereignty' was never ceded. The Australian continent is Aboriginal land and will always remain so.
We urge you to read the Uluru Statement https://www.1voiceuluru.org/ and to support in whatever way you can the voice and empowerment of indigenous people.