21st Century Challenges ...
Although population growth has slowed down in the latest years, the rate of people moving from rural areas to cities is increasing; therefore, we face the challenge to create thriving but sustainable lifestyles for ourselves and the next generation.
Poverty and Inequality
10% of world population live in destitute nations that, unless we become aware of this, they have no hope for development. 20,000 people die of hunger every day.
Essential resources including arable land, forests, fresh water, fish stocks and biodiversity diminish as our population and consumption patterns grow. How do we reshape human activity to achieve a sustainable and enjoyable world?
Since 1985 earth average temperatures have been rising. This causes instability in the normal climate patterns on earth. Countries are starting to experience serious droughts. Sea levels, food production, biodiversity and general living conditions are all at risk.
Consumerism, a prevailing ideology of our times, leads to resource depletion, pollution and massive problems of waste disposal. We have become a throw-away society where things can mean more to us than what truly matters, relationships, purpose and higher human values. Is this what we want?
Per capita, we are less warmongering and violent than ever before. But we still have thousands of war related deaths per year, massive social upheavals, trillions of dollars spent on defense at the expense of education and health and the ever-present threat of a nuclear holocaust. There must be a better way.
The Answer: 21st century Leaders
If we look around, each day more people are developing a higher awareness. We can see it in the ecological, health and animal-compassionate trends, new food and energy alternatives, the numerous civic movements; the ways people live spirituality in more open and inclusive ways, the rejection of politics and business as usual and in each of us who know deeply that life is more than productivity for the sake of productivity, who wish to live more meaningful and authentic lives while we shape better worlds.
We are the 21st Century leaders, the “Transition Generation”. We care deeply. What really matters to us as individuals becomes an offering for our communities and the world at large.
OUR WELLBEING IS LINKED TO THE COLLECTIVE WELLBEING, and we recognize that our small daily actions bend reality.
This is how we do it:
Where to start?