last chance project

a Better tomorrow starts today

The broad goal of the Last Chance Project is to educate the public on the scientific basis behind environmental issues and take action.  Our specific goal is to identify and create an interactive, multi-media curriculum that reaches the individual on an emotional and personal level to inspire true learning. This curriculum will be a free resource available to educators and promoted to the public through social media.

This project teaches environmental themes in a non-traditional manner that is stimulating, interesting, emotionally evocative, and driven by data.  Scientific evaluation ensures that media is factual, while peer and student evaluation ensure that only effective curriculum is provided on the site.

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Issues

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Climate cHANGE


extreme consumerism


marine destruction


The real cost of your food


overexploitation


water scarcity


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The Last Chance Project aims to educate individuals on complex environmental issues in an engaging and scientific manner.
Click on any of the topics below to learn more about the issues affecting our planet and all life on Earth.

Climate Change


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Sea level will rise 1-4 feet by 2100 and 49 feet by 2500. [1]

Consumer Issues


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99% of what we harvest, mine, process, and transport is trashed within 6 months after the date of sale in North America. [2]

Marine Habitats



There are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the world’s oceans. [3]

Modern Agriculture


Iron and Steel giant ISKOR's Vanderbijl Park refinery. Farm land bordering the industrial area.

Around 50% of the world’s habitable land has already been converted to monoculture farming land. [4]

Overexploitation


Landscape near Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil. Photo by Kate Evans/CIFOR

In 100 years, there will be no rainforests left on Earth. [5]

Water Conservation


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1 in 9 people (or 844 million individuals) live without access to safe water. [6]

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You can learn more about the solutions to these problems through this website as you navigate from different topics and issues. 


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SELVA INTERNATIONAL

SELVA INTERNATIONAL IS A NONPROFIT, 501(C)3, TAX EXEMPT ORGANIZATION.  SELVA’S MISSION IS TO EDUCATE AND EMPOWER PEOPLE TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT.  WE DO THIS BY BUILDING ALLIANCES THAT SUPPORT ON THE GROUND PROJECTS BASED IN SCIENCE, EDUCATION, LONG-TERM PLANNING, AND SOUND ECONOMICS.  SELVA WAS FOUNDED BY PH.D. ECOLOGISTS WITH OVER 100 YEARS OF COMBINED ON-THE-GROUND EXPERIENCE WORKING IN CONSERVATION.


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