The World Bank projects that the number of people living in poverty fell to 702 million people in 2015, or about 9.6% of the global population.
Poverty Point culture is an archaeological culture that corresponds to an ancient group of indigenous peoples who inhabited the area of the lower Mississippi Valley and surrounding Gulf coast from about 2200 BC – 700 BC.
At its most fundamental level, living earth asks us to see our planet not as a big rock on which plants, animals, fungi, bacteria, and other life have sprung up. Rather, it asks us to view the entire planet – and everything on it – as one big, living organism.
In the new economy, we redefine what it means for our society to grow and to be successful. Money becomes a means to other ends: well-being, sustainability, and equity. Our measure of success is when people are thriving.
Our challenge today is not overcoming our shortcomings or atoning for our sins. Our challenge is fully acknowledging, embracing, and harnessing our incredible gifts.
GiveDirectly is the first — and largest — nonprofit that lets donors like you send money directly to the world’s poorest.
Systems thinking is a new paradigm of analysis that encourages and enables us to understand complex and often hidden dynamics throughout our world.
Food forests (or forest gardening) are a gardening or land management technique that seek to create a forest – usually in an urban environment – that is entirely devoted to growing edible plants.
GDP is not as closely correlated to well-being as we think. The steady-state economy is a theoretical alternative to today’s economy that refocuses from maximizing GDP at all costs to fostering long-term well-being and sustainability.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals are now adopted by 193 countries and represent a level of international collaboration unparalleled in human history.