For centuries we have improved life by treating symptoms and borrowing resources from future generations. We can’t maintain an unsustainable lifestyle any longer. Systemic problems must be met by systemic change. We need to embody transition solutions which increase quality in all areas of life. A paradigm shift is needed and through co-creation we can make it happen.
Awareness of our dependence on Nature ≈ Becoming an integral part of the local area and the Nature we live in. Protection of common assets.
Ability to live & eat in a way where real needs are met so strength & vitality is increased ≈ reducing lifestyle diseases.
Ability to create and participate in meaningful and sustainable relationships and communities. Sustainable leadership.
Courage to engage in an unpredictable world and ability to adjust to living in the new paradigm. Green livelihood ≈ regenerative enterprises.
Connection with true life values. Neither material goods, nor money or power has much value, when facing death.
Consideration of all kinds of capital, not just money.
The world, as we know it, can’t continue. We live contrary to the advice of experts in many ways. We overcame the financial crisis by providing «artificial respiration» to the banks. The Covid-19 lockdown exposed the vulnerability of society further. At the same time, the resolve of politicians during Covid-19 has demonstrated that the necessary decisions to lead society in a wiser direction actually can be made.
We face multiple imbalances. On the individual level anxiety, stress and loneliness. On the collective level inequality, discrimination and separation. In nature climate and biodiversity crises and polluted air, water and soil.
Three legs: Avnø Højskole (People’s College) to explore, realize and strengthen the development of the new paradigm and at the same time function as an incubator for green projects, entrepreneurship and Cohousing communities. Cohousing Community and Regenerative Enterprises to be able to live and work at the same place.
We create a green People’s College (Højskole) to explore and realize aspects of a new paradigm and function as an incubator for green projects and entrepreneurship, a Cooperative Housing Association to provide homes for us and Regenerative Enterprises, so we can live and work at the same place.
¹LAND≈Learning Action Network Demonstration (permaculture) ²The worldwide Transition Movement is characterized by each local community finding its own unique path to a noticeably lower consumption of fossil fuels.