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"Sustainability" means human society in the balance with nature.
The balances are maintained if a resource is not consumed
at a higher rate than needed for regeneration.

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The world we envision...

... is democratically changing towards:

Zero population growth and subsequent reduction.
    People understand that more children lead to more poverty
    and stress upon the land. Social security for old age and illness
    is provided by the community. Reduction will bring
    population size in line with the earth's carrying capacity.
Steady state economy and subsequent contraction.
    Halting economic growth will stop the increasing depletion rates
    of non-renewable resources. New societal incentives will favour
    economic contraction by restructuring and increased longevity of products.

Least polluting means of transportation by the phasing out of
    private motorized vehicles and air transport. This is one major step
    to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and thereby prevent run-away
    climate change.
"Re-localisation" of working and living - firmly linked to the
    reduction of transportation. People are having much more time and
    money. The benefits for the community are enormous, in terms of
    huge reductions in expenditure for traffic infrastucture, resource
    and space use, and reduced illness and accident costs.
Frugality, re-use, repair, and recycling - reversing our exorbitant
    resource consumption nad pollution.
     by economic frugality and societal restructuring.
     distinction between illusions and real solutions. maintenance and longevity overpopulated
Are you worried about the future?

We focus on the environmental core issues:
• Humanity has overshot the earth's carrying
    capacity - in numbers and per capita consumption.
• We are depleting the planet's natural and
    non-renewable resources at high speed.
• All economic growth factually increases the rates
    of resource depletion and destruction of nature.
• The dark horizon of collapse is
    much closer than most people
    and opinion leaders think.

Do you see real progress?

We advocate radical changes of public policy - on sound scientific grounds:
The general policy of economic growth must be
     abolished in favour of maintenance and longevity.
Population growth must be stopped and reversed
     because all countries are already overpopulated.
Our exorbitant resource use must be reversed
     by economic frugality and societal restructuring.
Our debate is based on reality and a careful
     distinction between illusions and real solutions.

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• Our only commitment is ecological and scientific reality and honesty.
• Our operation is independent from corporate or state funding.
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Our latest ecostory:
111 "Black to the Future" - on the prospects of coal
110 Nachaltigkeit und "völlig erneuerbare Energien"
109 "Bali offers a vital chance to change the world"
The Prince of Wales's illusions in the Financial Times

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