People and Planet Solutions Around the World
Biologist E.O. Wilson stated “The great challenge of the 21st century is to raise people everywhere to a decent standard of living while preserving as much of the rest of life as possible.”
Can we share and sustain the planet while lifting even more people into a better life? The answer is revealed by the inspiring success stories we call Ecological Handprints.
Nobel Laureate Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu succinctly described Ecological Handprints as “affordable, locally-driven, and market-based solutions that lift humanity out of poverty while also lowering our ecological footprint. They’re brilliant!”
Turning Global Goals into Local Reality
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a global agenda with a vision of ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. Ecological Handprints highlight how entrepreneurs and communities in the developing world are achieving this grand global vision with their profitable and ecological solutions.
Stories of Success
These success stories reveal an inspiring picture of what is possible. Too often the people who have paved these pathways are unsung heroes, little-known champions who are being the change we’d like to see happen — and turning possibilities into practice.
One in ten people alive today still struggle to obtain…
Almost 40% of the people living today cook with biofuels.…
Today, in this modern, high-tech world, a billion people are…
“Brimming with success stories of economy, equity and ecology, this Ecological Handprints site is an outstanding resource for environmental studies and related fields.”