by Nicole Heller
At Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and with the upcoming Carnegie International, we are thinking a lot these days about the Earth and humanity, both the amazing cultural diversity and forms of human expression and knowledge, and also the sustainability challenges that have emerged with more than seven billion people and growing.
One story you might enjoy is about a group of adventurers who planted a newly designed flag of the Earth at the Arctic today after a three-month sailing journey. They planted this flag in hopes of inspiring others to join together locally and globally to re-think how we can better care for each other, and our collective home. A mission we share as we explore the Anthropocene at the museum. Check out the video about it here.
Nicole Heller is Curator of the Anthropocene for Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Museum employees are encouraged to blog about their unique experiences working at the museum.