Our existence is tied entirely on our planet’s ability to continually provide ecosystem services. But as our population keeps growing and our ‘appetite’ rising, we have put the ecosystems under immense stress and are diminishing at frightening rates. Loss of ecosystems accelerates climate change, biodiversity loss, extreme weather conditions, and hunger & poverty – worldwide.
It is our commitment to facilitate mass restoration of ecological systems and rally the power of people to create balanced and shared prosperity that works for everyone, including nature!
We leverage the power of mass collaboration to democratize sustainability data and knowledge as critical eco-restoration & resilience tools; and harness the innovative power of young people as change agents.
Open data carries substantial hope for galvanizing our resilience in the face of climate change. We are contributing to democratization of this data, and this is not only enabling individuals and communities to thriveMore
Our Open Sustainability Knowledge platform facilitates sharing and access of sustainability knowledge – mainly through short crowd sourced videos – covering areas of critical importance including; sustainable agriculture, conservationMore
How about we go there? To where it all occurs! To the farms, to the mountains and to the swampy valleys, to the forests and to the plain savannas, to the deserts and to the lush areas, to the oceans and to the seas, to the rivers and lakesMore
With more than half of the global population under the age of 30, it is evident that young people stand at the center of global development issues and the onus is upon them to save the future of our common home. But the world is short of young passionate leaders...More
Only 2.5% of all the water is freshwater; interestingly, people have access to less than 1% of the world’s freshwater. And forests provide renewable water supplies to 76% of the global population.
Feeding the global population by 2050 would require about 70% increase in food production. Sustainable intensification remains the only option to feed nearly 10b mouths while maintaining ecosystem balance.
It would require 1.5 Earths to regenerate the natural resources currently consumed by humans globally. Our existence depends entirely on our planet’s constant supply of ecosystem goods and services. How far these supplies will go depends on what actions we will take.
In 2015, the world emitted 36b tons of CO2 to produce energy. Scientists say that to avoid dramatic long-term changes of our climate, the world must cut GHG emissions by up to 80% by 2050. Clean energy alternatives, then, become urgent!.
More than half of the global population today lives in cities. Half of Africa’s population is projected to live in cities by 2030. Sustainable urban development is not only urgent; it requires speed and scale from concerted efforts.
There are more young people in the world than ever before. By 2015, there were about 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24 – most of them concentrated in developing countries. Young people present unprecedented possibilities and potential, if harnessed, for solving the most pressing global challenges.
Openness is unlocking vast opportunities and possibilities. And mass collaboration presents vast promise for galvanizing. This collaboration denotes inclusion, empowerment and democratization of these possibilities; especially for the world’s most vulnerable people living in the developing world.