IART Ingrid Katrine Amundsen /
A Cultural Change Towards Environmental Progressiveness:
On How to Make Cultural Changes, that Can Cause Environmental System Changes (2023)
By Ingrid Katrine Amundsen
KEYWORDS: CULTURAL CHANGE • ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE • CULTURE AS GRADIENT
The hypothesis of this essay is quite simple, clear and cut to the core: (1) our global culture is powerful and influences such a wide range of human beings in our global society. (2) if they whom are the core voices of our culture, choose to become more environmentally progressive, proactive, and change their pedagogical role and communicative capacity, they might cause (3) a system change. When the right message is brought forward; such as a raised awareness on environmental matters, and if they put this urgent message into actions, it will have a positive effect on (4) the environment, too. In order to make this four step change, culture needs to take on the fight for (5) equality and fairness, tolerance, diversity and acceptance, so that marginalized voices will be included in the cultural discourse too, and altogether make our culture more diverse. Because, scientific findings shows that innovation and radical change, thrive in diverse environments (Nelson 2013). To focus on cultural diversity, is therefore beneficial for environmental system changes too. The title; Culture as Gradient, on an abstract and metaphorical level, adresses the potential change from one shade of colour to another, or one system to another. It represents the process of potential system changes and positive environmental effects, suggested by the core hypothesis. In order to change from one system to another, the author suggests that cultural values and norms, that particularly favours radical system changes must be promoted culturally. These normes, values and qualities, such as as diversity, fairness, tolerance, equality and acceptance, must be thoroughly emphasized. To make the system change final, key actors have to collaborate with marginalized voices, within the domain of culture, in order to change and accelerate the shading, deep transition and change, from one paradigm to another. To make system changes towards an environmentally friendly system at our planet is, thereby, to listen to the most progressive, experimental and radical voices of our culture: they whom represents the future frontiers of diversity in our culture, tied to proactive mindsets and the currents of our Zeitgeist. The key words in this abstract is therefore, diversity, global collaboration, and to take on the challange of system changes. However, culture; in all its facetted colours is inherently socially connected, diverse and changable: it is gradient.
What is Culture?
What is of Diversity?
What does it Mean to be Socially Connected?
How can Cultural Diversity and Collaboration Promote Innovations and Environmental Change?
What is the Role of Culture in Our Global Society?
How Can Culture as being Socially Connected, Help Save Humanity?
What Cultural Messages Can Benefit Environmental Changes?
Why can Culture as Gradient contribute in a System Change Towards a more Environmental Stance, Globally?
On the Relationships Between Culture; as Socially Connected, and System changes
Culture as Gradient – The Core Ingrediant for Environmental System Changes
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