Save Soil - Conscious Planet is a global movement launched by Sadhguru to save soil from extinction, and bring the necessary policies to address the catastrophic issue facing humanity.
This movement has garnered support from global leaders including Marc Benioff, Jane Goodall, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and institutions such as United Nations - Convention to Combat Desertification, World Economic Forum, World Food Programme, Food & Agriculture Organization of United Nations
How is soil degradation impacting your life?
• A study on nutrients in food concluded that we would have to eat 8 oranges to get the same amount of Vitamin A as our grandparents did with one orange because soil depletion has caused massive drops in nutrient levels in food. (Scientific American)
• 2 billion people suffer from nutritional deficiencies (WHO)
The average mineral content of calcium, magnesium, and iron in cabbage, lettuce, tomatoes, and spinach has dropped 80-90% between 1914 and 2018 in the US (NCBI)
The global economy will lose US $23 trillion by 2050 through land degradation (UNCCD)
Soil degradation causes a loss of $235 billion to $577 billion in crop productivity every year (IPBES)
Save Soil Movement aims to:
Increase organic matter in soil to a minimum of 3%
To effect this change we need to:
• Advocate for policies across all nations towards soil restoration
• Raise awareness of this imminent crisis among 3.5 billion people to garner their support for these policies