Working as Air New Zealand flight crew for 17 years on international air routes, Trans Pacific, Trans Continental USA, Trans Atlantic, Trans Australia and up into the East, I realised just how many people are doing their best to survive, but at what cost? With planned obsolescence, not recycling efficiently and not enough biodegradable consciousness put into products and sourcing them we have a huge challenge on our hands. The largest challenge is to have global leaders champion a non polluted world of tomorrow, where cooperation and grass roots organisations lead from the bottom up.
Where innovation and solutions that a bio harmonic and sustainable are the keys to a new conscious community and global society.
What are we leaving our kids?
At A Glance
Humans are the most successful species on the planet. But we are using more resources than the Earth can provide. We are in global ecological overshoot.
In 2003, Global Footprint Network, a 501c (3) nonprofit organization, was established to enable a sustainable future where all people have the opportunity to live satisfying lives within the means of one planet.
An essential step in creating a one-planet future is measuring human impact on the Earth so we can make more informed choices.
That is why their work aims to accelerate the use of the Ecological Footprint — a resource accounting tool that measures how much nature we have, how much we use, and who uses what.
The Ecological Footprint is a data-driven metric that tells us how close we are to the goal of sustainable living. Footprint accounts work like bank statements, documenting whether we are living within our ecological budget or consuming nature’s resources faster than the planet can renew them.
Our efforts are fueled by a future vision in which human demand on nature is monitored as closely as the stock market. A time when designers are shaping products, buildings, and cities that have one-planet Footprints. A world where all humans prosper and development succeeds because we are finally recognizing ecological constraints and using innovation to advance more than just the economic bottom line.
Making this vision a reality is their work. They provide the scientific data necessary to drive large-scale, social change.
Together with hundreds of individuals, 200 cities, 23 nations, leading business, scientists, NGO’s, academics and their 90-plus global Partners — spanning six continents — they are advancing the impact of the Footprint in the world, applying it to practical projects and sparking a global dialogue about a one-planet future and how we can facilitate change.
And tell your school and friends about them.