The 20th century was tough on old planet Earth.
Our population explosion combined with our modern consumer lifestyles have been overtaxing the natural resources of the planet ever since mid-20th century.
Scientists say we need 1.5 planets to support all of us today.
We need 6 planets to support everyone at the level of American or European lifestyles.
The catch is we have only one planet.
So now what do we do now?
Do we let oceans die? Let the forests burn? Let the water tables drop?
No. We know you can’t stand by and simply watch the vital signs of our planet sink.
It’s time to get engaged.
Don’t you want your grandchildren to remember the 21st century as the century we found an acceptable balance between our lifestyles and the capacity of the planet to support us?
At Worldwatch, we believe this balance is possible but it will require a vast human commitment to overcome the inertia of business as usual.
Finding and promoting a vision for a sustainable future has been the focus of Worldwatch since 1974. We have inspired tens of thousands of people around the world to dedicate their careers to solving this problem. But it will take millions of us to do so before we turn things around.
Get involved with our mission.
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Ask your local communities and universities what they are doing to solve this century’s greatest challenge.