While many people will make an array of resolutions for the New Year – lose weight, eat better, work harder, etc. – the Washington, DC-based environmental research organization Worldwatch Institute urges people to go green.
“The global community, and particularly people living in industrialized societies, have put unsustainable demands on our planet’s limited resources,” stated Robert Engelman, president of Worldwatch, in a press release. “If we expect to be able to feed, shelter, and provide even basic living conditions to our growing population in years to come, we must act now to change.”
The United Nations has designated 2012 as the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All, and broadening access to sustainable energy has been a goal in overcoming many of the world’s challenges, including food production, security, and poverty.
“With so many hungry and poor in the world, addressing these issues is critical,” Danielle Nierenberg, director of Worldwatch’s Nourishing the Planet project, stated in the release. “Fortunately, the solutions to these problems can come from simple innovations and practices.” … Continue Reading