The world is in crisis and this decade will determine the quality of life for over eight billion people. Any one of these global issues — climate change, pollution, pandemics, poverty, food and water scarcity, health inequalities, mental health issues, and war — has the power to tip the balance for billions.
The time for division is over. We must stop the fractional approach governments, businesses, non-profits, and educational institutions use to solve global issues. We must collaborate to succeed. We must collaborate to survive.
“As an influencer deeply concerned with food loss, food waste and hunger, we invite you to be come a Featured Expert in our book and workshop series and help make a transformative difference for kids, people and the planet.” — Lyle Benjamin, Founder
Social Responsibility Entrepreneur Lyle Benjamin has created the Non-Profit Organization, One Planet One People with the mission to serve as the global movement and umbrella organization tasked with fostering the collaborative programs and systems needed to achieve the objectives of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and provide Quality of Life for Kids, People, and the Planet.
Over the past decade, focusing on global Quality of Life issues, Benjamin has created 40+ programs and initiatives and written several books — all designed to solve economic, social, environmental and health issues on a local, national, and global scale.
Fundamental to the success of the programs are the groundbreaking action-based systems built on the principles of kindness, civility, equality, education, inclusion, and sustainability that people and institutions can use — based upon their own interests and causes — to “Be the Hero” for kids, people, and the planet.
As a Featured Expert in our book, you’ll get to identify what you think is a major problem facing humanity as well as what we need to do about it on an individual or institutional level.
- Soil degradation and pollution
- Pesticide contamination
- Water scarcity and poor water management
- Land use change and deforestation
- Poor agricultural practices and lack of innovation
- Food waste and loss along the supply chain
- Food waste in the home
- Institutional food waste — grocers, restaurants, hotels, schools, retailers, governments, etc.
- Lack of access to markets and infrastructure
- High food prices and inflation
- Conflict and political instability
- Poverty and income inequality
- Natural disasters and emergencies
- Lack of education and knowledge about nutrition and food preparation
- Food safety issues and foodborne illnesses
- Lack of access to credit and financing for farmers
- Market distortions and price volatility
- Limited crop diversity and monoculture farming
- Lack of investment in agricultural research and development
- Limited access to technology and innovation
- Gender inequality and lack of women’s empowerment
- Weak governance and corruption
- Limited access to healthcare and nutrition services
- Urbanization and urban food insecurity
- Loss of biodiversity and ecosystem degradation
- Food marketing and advertising of unhealthy foods and beverages
- Food deserts where access to healthy, affordable food can be limited
- Food swamps have an abundance of unhealthy food options
- Globalization and trade policies that lead to the displacement of small farmers and exacerbate food insecurity in developing countries
- Food aid and food assistance programs that unintentionally undermine local food systems and contribute to a dependence on aid
- Food packaging and single-use plastics contribute to food waste and environmental degradation and can impact food security
- Inequitable food systems characterized by power imbalances and inequities, which can lead to unequal access to resources and opportunities for small farmers and marginalized communities
As a Featured Expert in our book, there are three Simple Steps you need to take to get Started:
- Complete & Submit Your Featured Expert Profile Form
- Be sure to include your Professional Headshot
- Schedule & Complete your 30-minute online Zoom interview
It’s that simple!