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A New Hope for Positive Change and Sustainability

EcoTipping Points are levers for restoring sustainability to our imperiled environment – small actions that tip the balance from decline to restoration by tapping the inborn power of nature and human societies to heal themselves.

Water Warriors: Rainwater Harvesting to Replenish Underground Water (Rajasthan, India) Reversing Tropical Deforestation: Agroforestry and Community Forest Management (Nakhon Sawan Province, Thailand) Marine Sanctuary: Restoring a Coral-Reef Fishery (Apo Island, Philippines) Green Guerillas: Revitalizing Urban Neigborhoods with Community Gardens (New York City, USA) USA - Utah (Salt Lake City) - Regional Planning through Community Participation: Learning from Envision Utah USA - California (Arcata) - Constructed Wetland: A Cost-Effective Alternative for Wastewater Treatment Thailand - Trang Province - Taking Back the Mangroves with Community Management Escaping the Pesticide Trap: Non-Pesticide Management for Agricultural Pests (Andhra Pradesh, India)

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Many environmental and social problems are so complex and overwhelming it’s hard to know where to begin. But pioneering communities around the world are showing what it takes to succeed.

As we assemble their stories, the scientific goal of the EcoTipping Points Project is to better understand what made them successful. The pragmatic goal is to help people identify "tipping point" levers right at home – concrete actions that they and their community can act upon. The EcoTipping Points Project is dedicated to making the stories and their lessons known through the media, workshops, and direct collaboration with community groups.
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Featured EcoTipping Points Publication:

EcoTipping Points: A new slant on strategic environmentalism

EcoTipping Points: A New Slant on Strategic Environmentalism -
Stories from the Philippines, India, and New York City illustrate key EcoTipping Point principles.
WorldWatch Magazine

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How Success Works Lesson Plans - Lesson Plans

The resilience of the American food supply—the ability of the food system to withstand shocks or stresses that could lead to disruption or collapse—is a matter of genuine concern

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