Challenge & Solutions
Looking around it is easy to see that we live in an unsettled time; we have reached critical tipping points in the following areas of society: personal health, energy production and utilization, waste management and recycling, food production and distribution, water procurement and purification, environmental sustainability, resource exchange integrity, and more. The world is transforming at an exponentially increasing rate as a result of these tipping points; significant, frequent, and undeniable shifts will continue to occur in nearly all facets of life. Our children are inheriting a world that is changing in countless ways.
In 1962, President Kennedy challenged America to put a man on the moon in 8 years. Today’s challenge is not just for America but for the world: can we create a global shift of our “operating system” to solve our major planetary crises in time? Major analysts and leading scientists give us just a few years to change our direction before we have surpassed irrevocable tipping points that will lead to the decline of the human species.
Lack of Large-Scale Alternatives
Society has become severely imbalanced, and households function as centers of consumption, producing little benefit to the overall community. Faced with an unsustainable society-wide infrastructural framework, with few large-scale sustainable alternatives, the culture and the domesticated members of this society, are beginning to decay rapidly. The great challenge of our time is to create a global culture that is thriving, peaceful, healthy, and prosperous. We can rise to this challenge, just as previous generations have risen to the challenges of their day. Our planet and children are depending on it.
An Outdated Education Paradigm
With the learning systems of today, it can be incredibly difficult keeping students of any age range connected to, and excited about, the process of learning. In this age of rapid information transfer, the mainstream educational model shows itself to be an imbalanced and limited system. For over a century, it has relied on a rigid standardized curriculum with a pass/fail model.
These pedagogic processes depend mostly on book learning and limited hands-on experience. This system does little to meet the needs of the highly gifted youth of today. The mainstream, public school method of education relies on utilizing a rigid standardized curriculum that fosters constant increases in the frequency of examinations that create stress, bullying as a result of the pyramidal structure this creates, alcohol and drugs abused to cope with the stress, and prescription drugs used to biochemically alter and level the uniqueness of each child student as a result. These aspects of the outdated education paradigm are exacerbating a problem that, were it a virus, could be called a national pandemic. Our mainstream educational system is ripe for reinvention.
A Timeless Solution
Through holistic life empowerment, we exemplify a living style to our peers and children that addresses the pressing problems of today and prepares the New Generation for the challenges of the next century. Our duplicable blueprint model of large-scale sustainability for the complete human experience, is founded on a simple celebration of what we are capable of: sustainable lifestyle practices, inspired collaboration and global contribution, mutual respect for the dignity and worth of each individual, and an honoring of our stewardship of the planet.
“Earth turns to gold in the hands of the wise.”
By creating a network of EARTH Eco-communities designed for direct experiential learning, we are building a living template for people to come and directly engage with the new paradigm. These communities will showcase permaculture design, renewable energy technologies and green building techniques that facilitate an educational experience for all visitors on a tangible “how to” for sustainability and thrive-ability. EARTH communities are an extensive solution to the problem that every human being is now facing. We feel, based on research of the current and projected future trends of humanity, we are providing a service that will be attractive to the majority of the populace. People are beginning to seek out advice and educational material on sustainable building, home-grown food and organic produce, personal development, clean energy technologies, zero waste methods, water purification, yoga and personal maintenance, and many of the other areas we are focused on providing within our EARTH communities. EARTH communities will be premier learning environments for people to learn how to enhance their process of self-discovery and ability to thrive in today’s rapidly shifting world.
Eliminating Band-Aid Solutions
Eco-villages solve problems at their root, and provide efficient, sustainable solutions to earth’s challenges by addressing the core issues directly. Eco-communities are incubators for the world’s leading cultural creatives, educators and inventors to showcase a new, thriving society. Each community will feature unique educational nodes and offerings based on that site’s staff expertise and infrastructure. In a system of learning-by-doing, our clients, visitors and partners will come to receive hands-on training and learning experiences while living in these communities. From sustainable energy to commercial agriculture, all of the possible building blocks you could ever need for personal development are available at a Timeless EARTH Eco-Village.
“In order to change an existing paradigm you do not struggle to try and change the problematic model.
You create a new model and make the old one obsolete. That, in essence, is the higher service to which we are all being called.”
~ Buckminster Fuller ~