Planet Positive: Share Your 2020 Vision of a Low Carbon Future

futureA campaign was launched last week in which celebrities, business leaders, environmentalists, politicians and school kids around the world communicate their hopes for life on earth by 2020. These hopes are being conveyed as part of the 2020 Vision campaign launched by Planet Positive .

The campaign provides people with the chance to express their view of the future via online movies, illustrations or written word. The website allows anyone anywhere in the world to view visions and upload their own, stimulating debate around climate change.

The website also provides people with some reassurance and clarity on the innovation, infrastructure and products that will help them shift into low carbon, more sustainable lifestyles.  There are ten online sections, which provide information on key areas of human life such as Home, Energy, Food, Water, Travel, Transport, Communication and Entertainment.

Steve Malkin, CEO of Planet Positive, said: “The next 10 years are critical for climate change.  We want to provide a clear, positive view of how our lives can be better by acting on climate change. You can see the 2020 Visions of business leaders, politicians, scientists and celebrities through to school kids and upload your own 2020 Vision.”

Planet Positive is an environmental mark that certifies that a business, product or person is actively engaged in reducing their carbon emissions. The mark is based on a 4-step process of Measure, Reduce, Act and Report as laid out in the Planet Positive Protocol.

Be sure to visit their website to view people’s messages for the future. There are various celebrity messages and artworks online, as well as the opportunity to leave a message of your own.

“I wish for all nations to come together to have one vision.  I wish for us to go back to living our ancestors’ lives, to own our land, to have trees. Indigenous peoples are really affected by climate change so I urge all nations to come together to have one voice.”

Moses Mopel Kisosion, Member of the Massai Tribe in Kenya

Article by Kate R., appearing courtesy of Celsias

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One comment on “Planet Positive: Share Your 2020 Vision of a Low Carbon Future

Mark Kissinger

Sustainability of resources on a finite planet requires that our technology is designed with thought and consideration for its complete life cycle, so that our obsolete trash becomes the raw materials for the next generation of products.

Also, our future sustainable economy might include a provision for people to work less at their “real jobs” allowing them to use their time and energy for other, non-paid pursuits to employ the tremendous human potential released when humans are relieved from the drudgery of low wage jobs. Our higher productivity need not always be channeled into “making more”, but rather into “being more”.

This is a paradigm shift that goes beyond the usual economic calculations, but one that has a particular application in a world with increasing population and a finite number of resources. It takes an application of our human potential to embrace its ramifications. The old ways are not abandoned, but transformed.

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