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Our Task’s Mission is to transform young adults into global thinkers and empower them to lead the next generation in building a sustainable future.
We are an independent, non-profit network of young adults, mentors and other global citizens who are concerned about the future of Earth.
The Our Task members are worried that young people everywhere will be adversely impacted by many of the decisions being made currently by their parents' and grandparents' generations. Therefore, Our Task wants to initiate a thoughtful, intergenerational dialogue on the changes they feel is needed by young people everywhere.
Our Task envisions a shift in global civilization in which institutional and individual values are redirected from unsustainable growth and consumption toward a mutually enhancing relationship between humans and Earth. To achieve this vision, young people everywhere need to know the harm humanity is doing to Earth and where existing policies are taking us.
Our Programs aim to mobilize you adults around the world to inform and empower them to think globally. This will enable them to understand the complexities of the pressing global issues, and empower them to take action in order to tackle them.
We educate them on what humanity is doing to Earth and the implications of continuing with "Plan A" (business-as-usual) policies. Further, we encourage them to advocate for and develop alternative "Plan Bs" on how they would tackle world’s most challenging issues and how they would lead human affairs on earth when it’s their turn.
Hence, Our Task is working to give young adults this voice and create a healthy and sustainable future. If we can begin living "Plan B" lifestyles, and get others to as well, we can be a real force for change and can create the world we all dream of!
We work to recruit youth and mentors to collaborate on global issues; educate ourselves and others on respected international studies; develop a realistic plan of action to bring ourselves, our children, and Earth safely through the 21st century; and engage our parents' and grandparents' generations in intergenerational dialogue on the changes needed, especially changes within the world's culture-shaping institutions.
People sometimes ask about our name. "Our" is everyone; all are invited and responsible. "Task" is a mutually enhancing relationship between humans and Earth. Our Task focus on the question: How are we humans to meet the legitimate needs of our growing human community without destroying the ability of Earth to support the whole community of life?
Join us in building a mutually enhancing relationship between humans and Earth!