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The Soil Regen Summits offer an extraordinary variety of talks and panel discussions by world leaders in the field of soil regeneration – all for free.

 Explore All Core Needs

LIVING SOIL
HEALTHY WATER
VITALIZING FOOD
PHYSICAL & EMOTIONAL SAFETY
FRESH CLEAN AIR
COMFORTABLE SHELTER
MANIFESTING POTENTIAL
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PHYSICAL & EMOTIONAL SAFETY ~ RESOURCE GUIDE

An Evolving Solutions Guide for Ensuring
the 7 Core Needs of all Humans and Animals Are Met

A peaceful and thriving world is one that is fundamentally free from all forms of oppression and domination. It is a world where humanity lives in right relationship with ourselves, with each other, with other species and with the entire natural world. It is a world in which all humans and animals have their core needs met without privilege or prejudice, so each can manifest their unique potential—in mutual enrichment with their communities and ecosystems. 

— Shelley Ostroff

 

This evolving Resource Guide builds on the Solutions Guide by focussing specifically on inspiring resources, initiatives and topics that are related to the 2nd Primary Task of Eco-Governance, which is to ensure the 7 Core Needs of all Humans and Animals are met in the shortest possible time through guaranteed access to:
 

  • Living Soil

  • Healthy Water

  • Vitalizing Food

  • Fresh Clean Air

  • Physical and Emotional Safety

  • Comfortable Shelter

  • The conditions and resources needed for all to realize their unique potential – in mutual enrichment with their communities and ecosystems.

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 Explore All Core Needs

LIVING SOIL
HEALTHY WATER
VITALIZING FOOD
PHYSICAL & EMOTIONAL SAFETY
FRESH CLEAN AIR
COMFORTABLE SHELTER
MANIFESTING POTENTIAL

Overview of Contents with Links to Each Section

(You can also use the anchor menu on the left to navigate between sections)

Challenges to SAFETY

Current Context

Humans

  • 689 million people live in extreme poverty, surviving on less than $2 a day.

  • Children and youth account for two-thirds of the world’s poor, and women represent a majority in most regions.

  • Extreme poverty is increasingly concentrated in sub-Saharan Africa. About 40% of the region’s people live on less than $2 a day.

  • Six men own the same wealth as half of humanity.

  • 89.3 million people are forcibly displaced with over 27.1 million refugees. 

  • Every day there are 35 million victims of sex trafficking

  • Worldwide, almost 20% of all victims are children. However, in some parts of Africa and the Mekong region, children are the majority (up to 100%).

 

Animals

  • 99% of the US’s food livestock is factory farmed

  • 80% of antibiotics produced globally are for farm animals

  • There are more than 25,000 factory farms in the US alone

  • 2,000 chickens are slaughtered every second

  • Each year, more than 110 million animals are killed in U.S. laboratories.

  • Every year in the U.S., NIH spends about 47% of research funding on animal experimentation

Primary Threats

  • Colonizing, Domination & Self-serving Mindset

  • Social Systems

  • War, Conflict & Violence

  • Poverty

  • Hunger

  • Intergenerational Trauma

  • Trafficking & Exploitation

  • Social & Cultural Engineering

  • Social Media

  • Consumerist Culture & Economy

  • Degraded Value System

Whole-System Solutions ~ PHYSICAL & EMOTIONAL SAFETY

See also the Solutions Guide for additional resources 

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