RIO DE JANEIRO, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Future We Want project launched its "Solutions and Visions" exhibition at the UN Rio+20 Sustainable Development Conference, where delegates are meeting to finalize an international framework for sustainable development. Creators of the Future We Want concept, Jonathan Arnold of Arnold Imaging and Bill Becker of Natural Capitalism Solutions, curated submissions from around the world that showcase realistic, actionable "solutions" that will lead to a more just, verdant and healthy future.
The Future We Want project was the original inspiration for the UN Rio+20 Summit theme, and is now being used worldwide for the global discussion about sustainability. Since December 2011, people from around the world submitted their visions as videos, drawings, and photographs to futurewewant.org covering global, suburban, rural and urban topics. Arnold and Becker developed the project to inspire a "global conversation" about sustainability and to visualize every day people's solutions that show what sustainability, an abstract concept for many, might look like in 2030.
Arnold, who created the exhibition and works in the field of visualizing smart-growth communities says, "We believe that it's time to move beyond visions of doom and gloom and engage the mainstream in a discussion about the desirable and sustainable future we can build. All of the solutions we need already exist. Our exhibition is giving voice to people's sustainability visions at Rio+20."
Sustainability expert Bill Becker worked on the Future We Want concept since 2009 to bring holistic vision into view. Becker says, "We decided that we need to help the broad and largely disengaged public understand the future we can build, based on visions that are realistic, achievable, and positive."
After Rio+20, the Future We Want exhibition team is preparing to roll out a comprehensive process for realizing sustainable development that involves five stages of engagement including; community engagement, synthesis of ideas, visualization of solutions, implementation and measurement. The goal of the Future We Want movement is to move it beyond talking to implementing a sustainable future. Impact investors, governments, and corporations interested in working with the Future We Want are invited to contact Jonathan Arnold at +1 (816) 529 7010 or via email at [email protected]
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