Wild places make us whole. They shape who we are, they challenge and inspire us, they refresh our spirit. We love to adventure and explore their wonder. We surf the energy of a wave, hike along a soaring ridge, and fish for wild trout in the river. We love getting out into the wild — where you don’t see or hear the signs of industrialism for as far as you can see.
But though we don’t see it, the byproducts of progression are still reaching these pristine areas and having profound impacts on the landscape and its plants and wildlife. We are truly worried about the future of these beautiful spaces we cherish so deeply. We are merely stewards of this ancient planet and we do not wish for these places to disappear under our watch.
So, we look to the future to see what there is that we can do. The good news is that all of us can actually help reverse rising temperatures ourselves without waiting for government action. Individuals and entrepreneurial groups are already pursuing alternative ways to harvest food and energy, recycle our waste, and use our land and water more wisely. The creative and wildly smart concepts people are developing are more than inspiring.
We found a research-based plan of action in the book Drawdown that comprehensively proposes creative ways that we can have the most impact and lays out how and where we should focus our energies. When you expound these initiatives across the world, the collective positive impact can be astronomical. Together, we can make progress.
With 7.6 billion people in the world, our current food production industry is the largest collective source of greenhouse gases today. Some of the more comprehensive assessments of the direct and indirect emissions resulting from food production, place it as the #1 cause of global warming.
Follow along as we discover more plant based-recipes, zero-radius ingredient sourcing, and a new in-office composting program to reduce our footprint.FOOD CHALLENGE
Though unrenewable energy resources are a big reason we are in this predicament, developments around energy efficiency and renewable options have some of the greatest momentum, offering huge opportunities for improvements toward an historic energy transition.
Follow along to see ways we’re reducing energy consumption at the office and during our daily commute, investing in more renewable energy generation, and learning more about the turbine in the river that flows through our building and provides our electricity.
Besides the reduction of greenhouse gases being released into the atmosphere, a genuine adoption of key land use practices that promote the land and ocean’s re-capturing of carbon from the air and storing it for years to come is essential in reducing rising temperatures.LAND USE CHALLENGE
At a 51% majority of the world’s population, women are both critically vulnerable to its impacts through disease and natural disasters and vital in successfully addressing climate change through education around suppression, human rights and reproduction.
Prescribing a blend of recycling, reusing, reducing, reimagining, and repurposing, we as a society are discovering ways to not only use less, but to completely use all of the resources we do consume to their fullest potential.