Take responsibility for a healthy ecosystem

Our four principals:

One: Respect the inner nature to the same extent as the nature outside ourselves

               We are part of nature and so is our psyche. We often distinguish nature from our inner self. But that's an illusion. My skin is connected to the air around it and my eyes are inseparable from what I see. It is critical for true resilience that we experience this relationship. The health of the planet depends on our personal health and vice versa. We have come to see that natural places and their inhabitants are not just there to serve people, but that nature has intrinsic rights that we have to respect. The needs of the planet are the needs of the person. The rights of the person are the rights of the planet. If we don't act like this, not only nature will be at great risk, but so will we.

Two: Come home to your inner nature - sense of belonging.

               We seem to have disconnected completely from our local environment. Our food comes from all over the world, we travel 'cheap' to faraway places and get news from around the world in our hands as it happens. We are everywhere and nowhere at the same time. Reconnecting with where we live, getting to know the people in our immediate vicinity and knowing what lives and grows locally in the surrounding nature can help us reconnect with everyday reality. Feeling responsible for the well-being of our immediate environment also makes us more able to imagine what effect we may have on distant areas.

Three: Recognise nature as our guide, and move with the patterns of the natural world

               Who do we think we are as humans on this planet? How should we relate towards the nature around us, to create a sustainable future. What can we learn from nature to continue to survive, how do we get into harmony with nature instead of fighting against it? We ask ourselves questions like: "What would nature do?" or "How would nature do this?" By learning from the movements and patterns of nature, we study the phenomenon of man's alienation from his own naturalness.

Four: Start small and learn along the way, do small initial interventions combined with constant reflection

                Start with small, not too drastic interventions and make sure you make modest but strategic changes. In our project we started with the core, the house itself, to improve it step by step and make it more sustainable. From there we expand the circle further and further. Slowly we see what works and what doesn't and we make choices for the follow-up based on the reflection on this. In this way the actions remain clear and at the same time they have an impact for the longer term. We learn and create at the same time, in other words, we build the bridge we walk across. This is the natural path to development and growth.