Someone mentioned government intervention. Yes, government has a role. Tariffs, incentives, disincentives, referee for the market, etc. This does not necessarily mean the results will be utopian by any stretch of the imagination... but there are past and present examples where it works and works well. Of course, if you put people who don't believe in government into government, I don't know why you should expect good results.
We have the resources, land, and people to take care of ourselves and remain a brilliant and good example to the rest of the world... and in an environmentally responsible and sustainable way, too. It's just too bad we abandoned this with and following Reagan/Thatcher.