Take The Initiative

The Long Run hopes to encourage and mobilise individuals, organisations, corporations and governments to create and support positive change in favour of sustainability. It supports and promotes the coming together of conservation, culture, community and commerce not just for today, but for The Long Run.

The Long Run represents people and places around the world who are tirelessly working towards achieving sustainable goals. The Long Run movement depends on a variety of supportive and funding sources. One of the most important sources of support is from individuals like you.



Here are five simple things you can do today to make a difference

  1. Spread the word: Let your friends and family know about The Long Run approach to life – acting today for a better tomorrow. Help them learn more and spread the word by sharing our online resources such as our website www.thelongrun.com as well as our social media such as Facebook and Twitter.
  2. Nominate a Member of The Long Run: Help us to grow the network of those committed to the Long Run Philosophy by nominating a Supporter of The Long Run or Long Run  Member.
  3. Get out there and explore sustainably. Visit a Global Ecosphere Retreat® or Fellow member of The Long Run. Though often a lucrative endeavour, tourism can have irreversible negative impacts on communities, regions, cultural heritage, and the environment in many parts of the world. Some of the most severe effects of tourism are environmental degradation, economic instability and inequity, and negative socio-cultural changes. By visiting a Global Ecosphere Retreat® or Long Run Alliance Member, not only will you have a chance to see The Long Run Philosophy – acting today for a better tomorrow - at work, but you will be embarking on the journey toward sustainable living.
  4. Volunteer: Donate your time and expertise to strengthen the activities within The Long Run. We are always looking for volunteers passionate in the fields of biodiversity conservation to support the work of members. If you are interested, please contact us.
  5. Support a 4Cs project. Global Ecosphere Retreats® carry out a range of projects that aim to achieve their objectives in the 4Cs and ensure sustainable ecosystems management. These destinations often require assistance to meet the implementation costs of these projects. The Long Run plays a facilitative role by linking them with potential funding opportunities and sources. You can support such projects either contacting the respective members directly or through The Long Run (anne-kathrin [at] zeitzfoundation [dot] org).