Community-based Solutions for a Sustainable Planet

Two Years Grow logoHave you ever found yourself…

* Tossing an empty water bottle into the blue bin and wondering if recycling is truly the most environmentally friendly solution available for plastic containers?

* Picking that lone edible tomato off the vine in your garden, feeling defeated about growing your own food?

* Reading yet another email from a friend soliciting money for a walk-a-thon, concerned that too many organizations are working on way too many different things to significantly move the needle on any one of them?

* Feeling that what you’re doing to save the earth isn’t enough?

* Wondering how to make a real difference on the planet?

We certainly have. And after pondering these thoughts for a long while, we decided that we wanted to devote our lives to finding effective solutions for a sustainable planet.

Our mission is to identify and simplify the implementation of the most effective, sustainable solutions for communities to grow food locally and efficiently convert discarded material into useful resources.

There are already so many organizations and volumes of disparate information informing us on how to best care take the planet. We don’t need new solutions that no one uses; we need to actually use the solutions that already exist.

We are researching the most sustainable solutions. We will distill their implementation process down to easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, empowering communities worldwide to implement them in ways that are both ecologically friendly and profitable. We are identifying solutions that make people’s lives easier and don’t feel like a burden, that we’ll all be motivated to implement without guilt or legislation – ones that will “stick” and have a significant long-term impact.

For example, locally grown food is fresher and more nutrient rich, free of harmful chemicals, and creates a proven positive net effect on the local economy, as well as a heightened sense of well-being from communities being more involved in the process of food-growing. Innovative technologies provide excellent opportunities to reuse waste materials to grow food, preventing them from taking up space in landfills.

To learn about what’s working firsthand, we’re traveling the world. We began our journey on the Winter Solstice, December 21, 2010, and will continue with our mission for the next two years. Along the way, we’re sharing our discoveries on

We are committed to bringing sustainable solutions to the world for growing food and managing waste, making a measurable difference by December 21, 2012.


Organization:  Two Years Grow
Authors:  Rion Beauregard and Eleanor Blattel

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