It is a tall order for humanity to become healers of the planet; in order to do so, people need to tap into new avenues of influence that are not yet sufficiently explored and identified. Tools for tracking and reporting negative environmental impacts (our environmental footprints) are becoming increasingly more sophisticated. But if reducing our own footprint was all mankind could do for the planet we would never be able to create a regenerative future together.
In this article, Greg Norris, Co-Director of our Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise (SHINE), explains handprinting—the measure of our positive impacts. While our footprint is what we take from the planet when we consume, our handprint is what we give the the planet when we create change for the better.
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