Sustainably Wise Action Center
Here in the Action Center we invite you to develop, or further develop, your own strategy for contributing to the global effort to transition to a fully sustainable economy, world, and future. It is designed to be a place where you can decide on your priorities and determine the things that you might want to do next. Making such a shift to a fully sustainable world will require a massive or rather mammoth effort, that will also have to include as many of us as possible, so we hope that you will be as ambitious as you can.
While we recognize that you may want to phase in your actions over a considerable period of time, given the extent to which humanity is already damaging the natural environment and harming both human and planetary health, the quicker we can make the changes needed the better off we will all be. Really many, if not most, of the things that we recommend doing should have been started in earnest at least 40 years ago and many of us realized that then. So, the Time to Act is Now!!
Most of us also have multiple roles that we take on in life, and likewise the Action Center is organized according to some of these various roles or rather stakeholder groups, thus making it easier to find things that may be helpful to you. But before we get to that...
STRATEGY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
Community Planning and Implementation
Prerequisities for Creating a Sustainable World
The fundamental changes, practices and ways of going things that are required to transition to a fully sustainable world includes:
Ensuring that all people’s basic human rights are protected including the right to food, shelter, education, right livelihoods and good jobs, health care, clean water and sanitation, and a healthy environment
Including human rights education, non-violent conflict resolution, and education for sustainable development at all grade levels in formal and informal education
Shifting to fully renewable energy and transportation systems while reversing global warning and stabilizing the planet’s climatic systems
Creating a circular economy and eliminating waste while transitioning to fully sustainable consumption and production processes and practices
Equitably sharing land and other natural resources
Investing in and transitioning to regenerative agriculture and an eco-friendly diet
Restoring as much of the natural environment as possible while protecting endangered species, ending and preventing species loss, and re-creating healthy soils, natural water cycles, and ecosystems
Phasing out and eliminating the use of toxic chemicals, substances and materials while substantially reducing their impacts on the health of humans and other species
Addressing the need to stabilize and end population growth, particularly in lower income countries and communities
Addressing gender disparities
Investing in biological waste treatment systems and ensuring that all people have access to basic sanitation and clean water
Ensuring that all people have access to good healthcare and preventative medicine
Ending war and finding peaceable cooperative ways to resolve conflicts of all types
If we are able to do all or most of the things included above then we should naturally return to living within planetary boundaries and the carrying capacity of the Earth while protecting the rights of nature.