Tuesday, 15 May 2007

Our Future Planet

Our Future Planet.Org

OFPO is the creation of a small group of seekers. OFPO’s focus is to help young people become more involved in their planet’s future. To deliver our aims we are devising systems which we hope will protect and enhance the quality, liveability and beauty of the earth.

Our four areas of initial interest are Population, Education, Transportation and Sustainable Economics. As well as outlining some of these issues and giving our thoughts, our website also hosts a forum, blogs and polls so that young people can give their views.


How can we approach the problem of an overcrowded planet? How can young people help to tackle the problem? OFP introduces two possible strategies, the Jay Family System and Planetary Population Partnership (both described on this site).


Education is one of the greatest gifts we have, but is it as good as it could be? Is it in step with the way young people live and think? OFP raises questions, invites opinion, hosts a Wikischool and plans to run a competition asking young people to design their ideal school.


See OFP’s plans to advocate and consult on community car clubs. We are operating so far on grant money from the RSA and intend to fund the consultancy with small fees, further grants and possible donations from commercial operators to whom we may bring business. We also host discussions on travela nd transport and how to go green.

Big Business:

How do we make wise choices in the things we buy and the people we work for? What is truly ethical business? We raise questions, address issues and invite discussion.

Visit www.ourfutureplanet.org

1 comment:

Philip Appleman said...

Dear Karl,
Congratulations on "Our Future Planet." At the risk of immodesty, I'd like to recommend as backgrouind reading for the Population segment my Norton Critical Edition of Malthus' "Essay on Population."
You may remember that after serving twice on the ISA faculty back in the early 1960's, Margie and I had much to say about the subject of overpopulation, both in her plays and in my writing, first in my early-warning book, "The Silent Explosion" (1965) and then in the first Norton Critical Edition of Malthus (l976), which I later brought up to date with a revised second edition (2004).
I recommend it to anyone seriously interested in the subject because it spans the whole history of it: from the predecessors of Malthus, through an abridged edition of his essay, through the nineteenth-century critics of his ideas, including his critics, down to the 21st century situation: the effect of overpopulation on food supplies, water supplies, energy supplies, the environment, and social dynamics; and ending with three important postscripts, cautionary statements from world leaders and eminent world scientists.
I'm sure that anyone with all this information would be better equipped to address the subject more competently.
Respectfully submitted by
yr hmbl svt,
Phil Appleman