Earth People is a not for profit organisation which funds land acquisition for grass-roots environmental organisations. In return for this funding we require that each organisations provides centres to help people reconnect with nature and themselves.
Direct land ownership is one of the most durable and successful methods of saving and restoring precious habitats to their pristine condition across the world. Our planet, our home, is currently facing an unprecedented and massive global environmental crisis. Habitats are being lost and species becoming extinct at a massive and accelerating rate.
The problem is simple: 7.3 billion people consuming an increasing amount of resources. Earth Overshoot Day (EOD), a measure of humanity’s resource consumption compared to the Earths capacity to regenerate those resources now stands at 1.5 times and the figure is expected to reach 2 by 2050. At the same time, with increasing urbanisation and adoption of a modern life-style, people have lost their connection with the earth. On a personal level this contributes to rising levels of depression and mental health issues as well as creating an ambivalence to the impact of this life-style on nature.
The source of most problems is often the solution and, this is why we aim to mobilise the global community to each contribute funds to help ease the pressure on many of our most precious habitats. Just imagine what would happen if just 7 million (less than 0.1% of the population) contributed $2 a month to this cause – $168 million dollars per year can by a lot of land!
To achieve this we need people to connect with this cause and to do this they first need to form a strong relationship between themselves and nature. That is why, a significant part of our effort is to facilitate this re-connection. Our funding helps provide sanctuaries across the planet where people can come and spend time in some of the most pristine places in the world, resetting their own batteries and forming a strong bond with the planet we in all share.