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The Venus Project

May 30, 2024 | All, Organisations

The Venus Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to designing human habitats that simultaneously enhance human well-being while remaining fit to the carrying capacity of Earth and local ecosystems, accommodating multiple resource scenarios and resilient to any catastrophic event. In service of this purpose, The Venus Project explores new construction methods, new sources of energy, and a new resource management paradigm for a humane and sustainable culture. The pioneering origins of The Venus Project extend far into history. As one of the earliest responses to the metacrisis, the history of work spans decades and hitherto represents a 90 year continuity.

The Venus Project presents the culmination of decades of inquiry into the connection between global resource mismanagement and problems such as war, poverty, crime, climate change, and ecological destruction. In response to these challenges, The Venus Project harnesses a holistic design methodology, including interdisciplinarity and a systems approach, in combination with evolutionary mechanisms to renew human habitats and restore the natural environment. With a philosophy emphasizing connection and integration and prioritizing balance, we present a set of values and objectives that outline the conditions of success for a sustainable civilization.

Above all, we assert that no civilization will prevail in the long-term without acknowledging that the enhancement of human wellbeing depends first on its alignment with nature. Despite energy and material constraints, with the wise application of the best of what we collectively already know, through science and technology, both in service of an unwavering devotion to ecology, we believe our hypotheses, if tested, offer the brightest prospect for an unparalleled positive impact.



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