Solutions

The current trend is not our destiny: #MoveTheDate

The past does not necessarily determine our future. Our current choices do. Through wise, forward-looking decisions, we can turn around natural resource consumption trends while improving the quality of life for all people.

While our planet is finite, human possibilities are not. The transformation to a sustainable, carbon-neutral world will succeed if we apply humanity’s greatest strengths: foresight, innovation, and care for each other. The good news is that this transformation is not only technologically possible, it is also economically beneficial and our best chance for a prosperous future.

We have identified four key areas that are defining our long-term trends most forcefully, and all of them are shaped by our individual and collective choices:

Cities

city block

How we design and manage cities

(compact, integrated versus sprawling, segregated) This determines both heating and cooling needs as well as transportation.  Learn More

Energy

energy

How we power ourselves

(fossil fuels versus renewables) This currently makes up the biggest share of our overall Footprint. Learn More

Food

food

How we produce, distribute, and consume food

(local, vegetable-based diets versus industrial animal-based diets) Currently food production uses over half of our planet’s biocapacity. Learn More

Population

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How many of us there are

The more we are, the less planet per person. Empowering women leads to smaller, healthier, and better educated families. Educating and supporting women may be the best investment in the wellbeing of the next generation. Learn More

Explore these options in more detail, and find out how many days we can #MoveTheDate embracing these kinds of solutions.