Proposal For a New
Civilization is disintegrating, (which is obvious). This is because our
civilization was not built on sustainable principles.
A brief summary of conditions--
The infrastructure is nearing its life cycle and is collapsing. It is
not possible to replace it with equivalent systems because the resources
to do so are too expensive or no longer exist (vast oil reserves).
Families have little time to devote to the critical task of nurturing
children. Hence, crime, violence, drugs, greed, and other social ills.
The evening news tells much of the story. Most families are stressed beyond
their recuperative abilities.
The educational system has failed to educate a majority of children beyond
a basic level. Standards are lower. Some high school "graduates" cannot
even read beyond elementary school level. Schools are often violent, chaotic,
and depressing places for children to be.
On average, we only have 6 inches of topsoil left. Essential nutrients
were mined from it long ago. Now the bulk of our food is empty calories
with consequent loss of health and vitality.
The current system has failed to maintain the health of the population.
Drug resistant strains of many diseases are on the rise. Degenerative
diseases are at epidemic levels.
We have squandered our non-renewable energy supplies. We can look forward
to increasing costs for diminishing supplies of energy.
We have poisoned the planet we live on.
to redesign civilization based on new principles while there is still
time. Solutions to all of the problems listed above exist. For the past
20 years, practical alternatives to the problems facing civilization have
been researched. Workable solutions have been developed.
proposes building sustainable eco-villages which embody these solutions
as a demonstration of what can be done and how to do it. We propose documenting
the construction of these eco-villages with books, video, and internet
web pages so that solutions can be made available to the world. We also
propose the development of low-cost designs to retrofit existing cities
and towns. We must replace existing systems with systems which do not
pollute or degenerate the environment.
act will certainly result in the continued disintegration of society with
the progressive breakdown of social structure and increasing violence
as we see in other parts of the world which are collapsing before us.
1. Form a design team to develop the designs for retrofitting our cities
and for building new sustainable eco-villages.
2. Organize the construction of demonstration technologies.
3. Document the process so that it can be replicated.
4. Distribute the information world-wide.
We can still
create a paradise on Earth and everyone could live debt-free in a park-like garden if we choose. The knowledge of how to do it is here, but
we need to act quickly. To learn more or to contribute to this project, contact.
Sri Ananda Sarvasri,
Institute for Planetary Renewal
Web Site: Review this web site (The Institute for Planetary
Renewal) for a glimpse of solutions. Contact us if you can help.
top scientists have warned the people of the earth that we must act quickly.
Read their warning.