A Mission: Working towards 2050

Tom BroughtonEnvironment0 Comments

world made up of environmental icons

The way in which we live has great impact on the environment and ties to an increase of natural disasters experienced across the planet have become commonplace in the media.

The world has finite natural resources and ecological limits and if we can learn to understand, manage and maintain them better they should be all we’ll ever need.

Adventure Labs shares and supports the European Commission’s vision for 2050:

“In 2050, we live well, within the planet’s ecological limits. Our prosperity and healthy environment stem from an innovative, circular economy where nothing is wasted and where natural resources are managed sustainably, and biodiversity is protected, valued and restored in ways that enhance our society’s resilience. Our low-carbon growth has long been decoupled from resource use, setting the pace for a safe and sustainable global society.”

the ecology panel from the quaker tapestry showing family surrounded by future buildings and nature

Quaker Tapestry – Ecology (c) www.quaker-tapestry.co.uk/

The UK’s response promotes a Clean Growth Strategy as part of the Industrial Strategy White Paper published today, the day I write this post (27th Nov 2017). This strategy is heavily backed by an investment for innovation for clean growth highlighting a need for development in low-carbon technologies, systems and services.

With so many environmental considerations across the planet I am in no doubt that the road to realising the 2050 vision is extremely challenging and will span over generations to come. Whilst direct action within the industrial sector is required now we also need to educate those who will continue this work in ways we haven’t dreamed of.

The Adventure Labs mission is to inspire the next generation of creative technologists who will develop new approaches to sustaining the natural environment in which we live and on which we depend.

I believe combining STEM subjects, outdoor adventure and emerging modern working practices Adventure Labs engages with students in meaningful, exciting and effective ways to set the seeds for a future in which we safely live within the planet’s ecological limits.

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