The 2100 Project
The 2100 Project is an inspiring website that champions ideas to create a better, more sustainable future. It features an array of monthly essays, artwork, and quotes surrounding sustainability, with links to impressive work being done to improve our world. “We at the 2100 Project believe that humans can and will act to shape a better future. In fact, there are already demonstrable steps in this direction; and this site will spotlight and catalogue those bold actions, ideas and partnerships.”
My brother, Dr. Rhine Singleton, is the Director of The 2100 Project, and I was honored when he invited me to submit an article. It became a personal essay of how the rich history of Glen Providence Park, and Scroggie Valley before it, keeps me inspired to work for the park’s preservation and restoration. Scroggie Valley: How History Inspires Conservation is October’s featured article. I share this link on what would be the 156th birthday of T. Chalkley Palmer, the man who wrote so poetically about Scroggie Valley in 1889, and inspired so much of my historical research.
Read more about The 2100 Project below, and visit the website!
By 2100, according to many demographers, human population growth will have stabilized. By 2100, we can have moved beyond fossil fuels, slowed climate change and significantly reduced environmental degradation. And by 2100, we can make real strides towards solving inequities among human societies.
How will we defy the odds, find solutions, enact change? In the face of global climate change, species extinctions, and the huge inequities in wealth and resources among human societies, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and dispirited. How can we realize E.O. Wilson’s vision, “to raise people everywhere to a decent standard of living while preserving as much of the rest of life as possible”?
We believe that it’s critical to build momentum and to collaborate; to learn from the great work that’s being done and to share new and innovative solutions. This website provides a forum for a wide diversity of views and perspectives in order to celebrate successes and find positive ways forward.”