Actions Steps 9 to Step 15 of the Job One for Humanity Plan, Part 2

 

Individual Action Step 9: Reduce your carbon footprint by investing in durable, reusable products

The manufacturing of bottles to meet the American demand for bottled water requires enough oil to fuel 100,000 cars for a year (more than 1.5 million barrels). Every minute, 1 million disposable plastic bags are consumed worldwide (over 500 billion each year). Decreasing the number of disposable products in your life decreases your carbon footprint from manufacturing, transportation, and disposal.

To reduce your carbon footprint in this way, invest in durable, reusable bags, bottles, towels, mops, pots and pans, and anything else you need. Over the life of the products, you will reduce waste, reduce the energy-intensive extraction of virgin resources, and save money. Want more info?  Visit http://www.newdream.org/water/.

Now that you understand this important step, what is your plan to execute it, and when can you start? Make some to-do notes for yourself before going on to the next step.

 

Individual Action Step 10: Reduce your carbon footprint and protect your future food supplies by planting an organic garden

 

 

As escalating global warming worsens, failed crops, soaring food prices, and growing starvation will be amongst the first wave of major consequences to shake populations all over the earth. To survive any length of time as the emergency deepens, you will need to be able to create and manage your own food supply beyond your initial 90-120 day emergency backup supplies as mentioned in Part 1 of The Job One Plan.

Get started as soon as possible learning all the skills and resources you will need to create your organic home, urban, community or, rural garden wherever you live. There are many resources on the Internet for successfully creating and maintaining organic gardens using permaculture, aquaponics or, hydroponics to create your own long-term food supplies.

Planting and maintaining a garden also can save money on food bills and it reconnects us with the true value of food. Garden creation, as well as other kinds of personal food-producing activities, will be essential to your long-term survival wherever you end up!

Research also suggests that growing more food organically can also help store more carbon. For example, by converting 10,000 small-to-medium-sized farms to organic production practices would store carbon in the soil equivalent to taking 1,174,400 cars off the road. Want more info? Visit www.plantingjustice.org.

Now that you understand this important step, what is your plan to execute it, and when can you start? Make some to-do notes for yourself before going on to the next step.

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Individual Action Step 11: Buy carbon offsets for your annual fossil fuel use that will go directly to help reduce carbon emissions and increase green energy generation

(Please note that this step is not a substitute for first radically reducing your fossil fuel use to help meet the 2025 fossil fuel reduction targets.)

Here is a simple description of what to do that was given to us by one of our members. "Go to https://unfccc.int/climate-action/climate-neutral-now and calculate their carbon footprint, then buy at least enough carbon offsets each year to offset your entire carbon footprint. I was shocked to see I could offset my wife and my 31 tons/year footprint for $15.50 by buying wind turbine funding at $0.50 per ton! I'm pretty psyched about encouraging everyone to do this because I think they will."

When you begin this carbon offset process, you will be taken to the United Nations website. You will also be given a choice of many projects around the world to support your carbon offset. The United Nations guarantees that 100% of what you pay for your carbon offset goes directly to the carbon reduction or green energy generation project you select in the country you select.

While this will not get us to our 2025 critical fossil fuel reduction targets, it will get you, your home, and your business to carbon-neutral, but do not stop from continuing to do all of the other actions on this page that are possible for you. It won't do us any real or lasting good if you buy carbon offsets and do not also alter the rest of your high carbon use lifestyle.

Now that you understand this important step, what is your plan to execute it, and when can you start? Make some to-do notes for yourself before going on to the next step.

 

Individual Action Step 12: Water conservation

 

 

Another important energy conservation measure is water conservation at home or in your business. Up to 30% of a household's energy footprint can come from moving water from its source to the home. (This water energy use would include transporting and processing the water from its original source to your home for safe home use.)

A faucet that is dripping just one drop per second will waste about four gallons of water in just one day, or 1,400 gallons in a year. The average household could conserve 34% of its water per year by installing water-efficient fixtures and appliances. You can also conserve water by installing faucet aerators, low-flow showerheads, and low-flush toilets, and fixing leaks as soon as detected.

There are also easy water conservation behavioral changes you can make. In your kitchen, if you wash dishes by hand, fill a bucket or the sink first instead of letting the water run continuously. If you use the dishwasher, run it only when it is full. Run the clothes washer only with a full load. Take shorter showers. Turn off the faucet when shaving or brushing your teeth.

Cut down on outside sprinkler use. Landscaping alone accounts for 20-30% of all residential water use. Growing native plants can save more than 50% of the water normally used to care for outdoor plants.

Allow the grass to grow slightly taller. It will reduce water loss by providing more ground shade. Water your lawn in the late evening or early morning to minimize evaporation.

Now that you understand this important step, what is your plan to execute it, and when can you start? Make some to-do notes for yourself before going on to the next step.

 

Individual Action Step 13: If you are of a spiritual nature, work within your faith community to help educate others to help them survive climate change and global warming as well

 

 

Spiritually based motivations are among the strongest and most sustaining of all human motivations. If you are spiritual by nature, it is important to find additional support and motivation for this challenging advocacy work within your faith community.

Support from within your spiritual community will help you survive escalating global warming consequences as well as execute the Job One individual action steps. In this challenge, we absolutely need all the support and motivational resources we can find before it's too late. Additionally, we also need to engage the amazing leverage of members of all the faith communities of the world to resolve this immediate threat to all people of the planet.

Unless more of the major religions quickly get on board with emergency preparations and migration, there will be few places left safe and stable enough for them to provide their spiritual services and other social benefit work for and with their members.

In addition to killing hundreds of millions of their members, the later stages of the Climageddon Scenario will also destabilize the resources and structures of the world's major religions when they will be needed most to help their migrating and trapped members deal with the extreme environmental, social, political, and economic chaos, which will occur as more global warming tipping points are crossed.

It's easy to get started. Encourage your religious or spiritual group members to support and sign the global warming State of Emergency Petition, as well as the other petitions and actions found on the Job One for Humanity website.

If we succeed in slowing and lessening the emergency enough so some of us will survive, it will be a time of gratitude. If we fail, it will be a time when spiritual persons will need their deep faith and prayer for the strength to endure what is coming.

Now that you understand this important step, what is your plan to execute it, and when can you start? Make some to-do notes for yourself before going on to the next step.

 

Individual Action Step 14: If you are planning on having a family, have only one child

 

 

The Earth has a carrying capacity of about 1 1/2 - 2 billion people. Currently, we are near 8 billion people adding about 130 million additional people each year racing to 9.8 billion by or before 2050. (About 50 million people a year normally die.)  Having more people uses more fossil fuel and causes more global warming. It is that simple.

We are way over sustainable population levels already yet, no government other than China seems willing to set a one child per couple policy! Future and current generations will suffer unthinkable ecological, social, and economic catastrophes because, as humanity, we failed to manage the size of our global population to match the carrying capacity of our global environment and the Earth's available resources. (Please click this carrying capacity link to learn more about why our rapidly rising overpopulation challenge is so dangerous.)

Please note that as the global population continues to rise, the additional population serves to further amplify and multiply the most harmful consequences of almost all the 12 other global challenges and consequences listed on this page.) One could easily say that overpopulation and its inherent over-consumption beyond our carrying capacity is also a major cause behind today's global warming emergency and most of the world's other critical problems. 

Many experts feel that overpopulation is one of the biggest if not the biggest contributor to our global warming emergency. For a candid and balanced article on the immense suffering caused by our overpopulation global challenge, please see this article, Population, the Great Knee-Jerker: A Holistic Survey and Plea to Reduce Suffering.

Now that you understand this important step, what is your plan to execute it, and when can you start? Make some to-do notes for yourself before going on to the next step.

 

Individual Action Step 15: Do everything possible to also protect and preserve the biological life and ecological systems within your zones of influence and resources while also protecting yourself and your loved ones by practicing the principles of Sustainable Prosperity.

 

 

(This step is so crucial to our future successful adaptation to the difficult conditions ahead of us, we have repeated it from Part 1 of the Job one Plan. It is all about the deepest and most profound causes of what has put humanity in the horrible runaway global heating extinction emergency in which it now finds itself.)

Humanity cannot exist for long without protecting and preserving our biological life and ecological systems. We have been overconsuming and wasting for far too long. 

As difficult as it seems to understand, at the deepest levels and as a driving prime cause, the current climate change extinction emergency, our deteriorating environment, and many of the world's other 11 major global crises are directly or indirectly caused by the concept and problem of Overshoot. Overshoot simply means that resource demand is over and beyond that of that particular resource's regeneration or renewal capacity. 

Excessive demand leading to overshoot is driven by both consumption and population. Right now, the human population's need and demand for the Earth's resources have well exceeded the Earth's carrying capacity to regenerate those resources. For example, our current fossil fuel use, which is causing the global warming emergency, is caused by our increasing population demanding more consumer goods. As a result, not only are we depleting the non-renewable fossil fuels that took millions of years to create, but we are also polluting and poisoning our atmosphere and oceans with toxic fossil fuel by-products.

One also could call overshoot an environmental and energy management ignorance or even greed in simple moral or ethical terms. But, whatever you call it, our taking more resources from the Earth than the Earth can renewably supply or resupply is the single deepest cause of most of today's major global problems. It contributes significantly to our air, water, and land pollution and even many of our current economic and social inequalities. 

While our current global warming emergency is directly caused by burning fossil fuels and polluting the atmosphere and our oceans with carbon, methane, etc., for its complete long-term solution, it is critical to address the deeper, underlying overshoot issues on ecological, economic, social, and energy management levels. It bears repeating that many of these same overshoot issues also fuel our 11 major global crises' worsening.

The opposite of overshoot would also include creating a sustainable population level balanced with its available renewable resources. (This is commonly known as the carrying capacity of an area.) For humanity to begin to live within its carrying capacity and not continue to overshoot its resources, we will have to do something radically new, which we call living the principles of Sustainable Prosperity.

The path to a survivable "No Overshoot" future: Living the principles of Sustainable Prosperity.

Unfortunately, the principles of Sustainable Prosperity (below) may come into widespread use only after the climate-triggered  Great Global Collapse has occurred. The reasons for this are:

1. Existing economic, political, and social systems and human power structures are so entrenched and self-protecting that they rarely allow the needed fundamental changes, which in many cases would remove their positions of special privilege, advantage, and power.

2. The populations which support the existing economic, political, and social systems are widely ignorant of the concept of resource overshoot and its accelerating extinction dangers. They also have become so used to the comforts these systems provide; they will resist all needed improvements until something happens to them that is so devastating (the Great Global Collapse) that they will finally be ready to change. It is like the old saying, "people will only change when the pain going forward is less than the pain of staying where they are."

As you read about Sustainable Prosperity in this booklet, you will discover the many social, economic, and even political policy overshoot causes hidden behind our inability to create long-term global heating solutions and many of our other 11 major global crisesIf we do not quickly apply the principles of Sustainable Prosperity to our lives, livelihoods, and societies, we and humanity will become like "dead man walking" who will be unable to slow or stop our own biological, ecological, economic, and social demise. 

As part of this final Part 1 action step, we super-strongly recommend you get and read the book Overshoot. Then, cut down on your current over-consumption. 

Next, do absolutely everything you can to protect and preserve our biological life and the ecological systems within your surrounding area by living in a better balance with nature and executing the principles of Sustainable Prosperity at this link.

As things worsen in the runaway global heating extinction emergency, you will become more and more dependent upon how well you have protected and preserved the biological life around you and your surrounding ecological systems. Reestablishing a balance with and in nature will be especially critical for any remnants and survivors of the great global collapse.

Sustainable Prosperity principles are about the additional ways we will need to create both a sufficient and sustainable future for all. They are also about living within intelligent, realistic limits and boundaries. Sustainable Prosperity is also about using the new triple-bottom-line economics that will help us see and create the thriving new lifestyles and livelihoods of the future.

Unfortunately, there is still more critical adaptation and sustainability information to learn and enact in your life and business. These additional principles contain more critical individual and business action steps not listed in this document. These additional action steps will help you build these new actions into habits that we are desperately going to need to survive and thrive through:

a. the current runaway global heating emergency,

b. the 11 other major global crises we face, and

c. having a post-collapse future (the Great Global Rebirth) that will work. 

This Sustainable Prosperity learning step is one of the most important things to do to get you through the coming transition that we all must all now make to minimize our future suffering and maximize our safety! 

Please take the time to read all of the Sustainable Prosperity principles and begin practicing them by, clicking here. (19)

 

Please check and start one of the Part 2 action steps below: 

Introduction

Actions Step 1 to Step 8

Actions Step 9 to Step 15

Part 2 Summary


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