drinking-water

2 in every 10 people worldwide
don’t have access to clean drinking water.

Around three million people die every year from water,
sanitation and hygiene related causes.

electricity

3 in every 10 people
don’t have electricity.

Access to energy is essential for a family’s health, safety, educational
achievement, economic progress and quality of life.

Water cleaning facility

4 in every 10 people
don’t have safe sanitation methods.

More than one million children die every year from
food and water tainted with fecal matter.

biomass

5 in every 10 people
have to burn biomass for cooking and heating.

Each adult and child in these homes smokes the equivalent
of two packs of cigarettes per day.

population

To achieve long-term sustainability the world’s population
should be less than 2 billion people.

But we’ll be 10 billion in 35 years.

So something
will have to give.

Either our planet’s delicate ecosystem balance
… or the excess eight billion people.

The good news is that the required technologies to solve these challenges
& attain long-term sustainability have been accelerating exponentially.

At GreenTech Endeavors we believe we can bring to market
more of these much needed clean technologies ...

... for a sustainable future
where no one is left behind.

If you believe that the challenges mentioned above only happen in the 3rd world, you might want to think again.

In the United States, we have several challenges of our own.

Here are just a few of them:

Power station

We’re Running out of Fossil Fuels

Fossil fuels provide more than 80% of the energy used in the United States. Oil powers 95% of the transportation while natural gas powers 40% of the buildings. We didn’t use oil and natural gas for these activities just 150 years ago. And we won’t do it in another 150 years either, as there will be no more oil and natural gas by then.

Now, imagine an economy running on 5% of today’s transportation fleet and with more than half of the buildings with no cooling, heating and lighting. A very dark image indeed.

Many of Our Rivers & Aquifers
are Drying Up

The mighty Colorado River carries the lifeblood of the Southwest. It services the water needs of 40 million people living within an area the size of France. Human demand siphons off every bit of water. At its mouth, the riverbed has become nothing but dust.

The Colorado flows into Lake Mead which, in turn, feeds the Hoover Dam. The elevation of Lake Mead used to be 1,219 feet. Today is 1,086 feet and dropping by ten feet a year. At this trend, in four years it will fall below 1,050 feet and Hoover Dam’s turbines will shut down… along with the lights of the 1.7 million homes powered by these turbines, including many in California and all of Las Vegas.

Dry river bed

We’re losing 1 acre of land per minute

During the last 25 years the U.S. has seen 41 million acres of land lost to suburban sprawl (single-family homes, highways, malls, etc.). An astounding rate of one acre per minute.

Our soils grow too salty for crop production while industrial farming depletes the soil of vitamins and minerals that are essential for the human body.

Most of our forests and animals are irreversibly disappearing

Scientists predict that 80% of the forests that existed worldwide in the 1850s will have been permanently lost within the next 15 years; while one in four mammals faces extinction and 90% of the large fish are already gone.

Deforestation
Five planet Earths

We need 5 planet Earths to sustain our way of living

Currently humanity uses 30% more of the planet’s natural resources than we can replace. Even worse, if everyone wished to live like the average North American, we’d need five planets Earth to pull it off.

The good news is that there are potential greentech solutions to these global challenges that might be within our grasp and that with entrepreneurship we can bring them successfully to market.