Sustainable Society Index
To create a unified sustainable population that is engaged in urgent environmental and societal issues. We hope that refining the core curriculum towards current environmental issues would lead a movement of discussion for solutions. With education at the center, this would allow younger people to take part because they are the generation that will experience the ramifications of overusing resources. In addition, we have the goal of implementing a more cyclical economy to reduce exploitation of Earth's resources. In order to measure this progress, we will be looking at the ecological footprint, education, access & management of resources, and longevity.
Access & Management
- Measures: rate the quality of sustainable education in each country;
- amount of environmental solutions core classes,
- quality rating of teachers,
- deeper learning life skills taught in school (ex: interdependence, earth-dependence, Earth-centric leadership, critical thinking, collaborative work, solutions to complex problems)
- determine the mean years of school index, expected years in school and average years a person attends school in a country, drop out rates, and literacy rates in each country to compare/contrast.
- loss of biodiversity: number of extinct and endangered species,
- air pollution: CO2 Tons Produced
- water pollution: eutrophication nitrogen levels, marine organism diseases, and deaths
- deforestation: % of lost trees newly developed land (gentrification in forest areas)
- % of extinct and endangered species out of all existing species.
- co2 tons emitted from industry, agriculture, and transportation,
- measure levels of nitrogen and % of die-off, calculate % of lost trees and amount destroyed to develop land
- amount of people who have access to a safely managed water source
- % of the population who are malnourished (by country).
- Find population of Earth (7.6 billion),
- amount of people without access to clean water (768 million),
- amount without access to sanitation (2.5 billion
- The population on Earth and the population of the 3 largest countries by population, compare it to the number of people that do not have access to clean water and amount of sanitation stations per million. With the same 3 nations calculate what percentage of people do not have access to a steady source of food.
- how long people usually live, a measure that would incentivize more sustainable population numbers
- infant mortality rates (.50)
- average lifespan (.50)
- Life Expectancy (WHO), CIA DatabaseA low infant mortality rate implies that the country has access to health care, potable water, and nutrition. In contrast, a high infant mortality rate implies a country has low medical access and high poverty.