Why / Waarom?

English:
Although we look at the positive side of life by keeping we focus on solutions with a positive impact on nature, we will never forget the hard facts and figures that drove us to action. And sometimes we wonder if other people also are aware about the critical situation we are in. Do you happen to know the answers on the following questions:

  • What percentage of natural energy resources did we consume the last 30 years?
  • What percentage of natural forests have been cut down the last 50 years?
  • How many planets Earth do we need to continue living like this?

You can find the answers below.

Nederlands:
Alhoewel we naar de positieve kant van het leven kijken door te focussen op oplossingen met een positieve impact op de natuur, zullen we nooit de keiharde cijfers uit het oog verliezen die ons mede hebben aangespoord om actief iets te doen. En soms vragen we ons af of mensen wel weten hoe ernstig de situatie is. Weet u bijvoorbeeld toevallig de antwoorden op onderstaande vragen:

  • Hoeveel procent van alle natuurlijke energiebronnen hebben we de laatste 30 jaar geconsumeerd?
  • Hoeveel procent van alle natuurlijke bossen hebben we gekapt de laatste 50 jaar?
  • Hoeveel planeten Aarde we nodig hebben om te leven zoals we nu leven?

De antwoorden leest u hieronder.

Facts from the “The Story of Stuff” project

The Story of Stuff Project’s journey began with a 20-minute online movie about the way we make, use and throw away all the Stuff in our lives. Five years and 40 million views later, we’re a Community of 500,000 changemakers worldwide, working to build a more healthy and just planet.

Fact: We consumed 30% of all natural resources in 30 years

Fact: 80% of all natural forests where cut down in 50 years

Facts from “World Wildlife Fund”

The World Wildlife Fund (WNF) publishes regularly the Living Planet Report with the impact of human activity on the earth’s health. The Living Planet Report is based on scientific analysis. The current situation? We need an extra 3 – 5 planets earth to keep living like this.

WWF “The wealthiest countries use resources,

as if they heave 3, 4 or 5 planets to support them” (2012)

Fact: We need an extra 3 – 5 planets if we continue living like this

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Generations to come are loosing their future (if we don’t change our ways)

Already in 1992 a girl named Severn Suzuki brought some shocking facts under the attention of the United Nations (UN) on the UN summit. Severn Suzuki silenced the world for 7 minutes. This impressive video speaks for itself.

Severn Suzuki at the United Nations Summit in 1992

Conclusion: We adults must change our ways!

At the finca we want to make a modest contribution to change our ways . . .