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Whole-System Solutons
What Can I Do?


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

A house in harmony with nature is much more than a house; it is a continuation of the spirit of nature within us!

― Mehmet Murat ildan


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

Overview of Contents with Links to Each Section

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

Challenges to SHELTER

Current Context

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

  • The last time a global survey was attempted – by the United Nations in 2005 – an estimated 100 million people were homeless worldwide. 

  • As many as 1.6 billion people lack adequate housing (2015)

  • The biggest cause of wildlife losses is the destruction of natural habitats, much of it to create farmland.

  • Since 1970, 60% of the world’s vertebrate animals have been wiped out

  • Freshwater habitats are the worst hit, with populations having collapsed by 83%

  • Three-quarters of all land on Earth is now significantly affected by human activities.

Primary Threats

  • War & conflict leading to displacement

  • Deforestation

  • Urban Sprawl

  • Economic impoverishment

  • Extreme weather

  • Laws & Regulations

  • Land-grabbing

  • Property speculation

  • Sky-rocketing rent costs

  • Inefficient use of space

  • Lack of education and understanding 

  • Social Systems

Whole-System Solutions ~ COMFORTABLE SHELTER

See also the Solutions Guide for additional resources 

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