For centuries we have improved life by treating symptoms and borrowing resources from future generations. We can’t maintain such an unsustainable lifestyle any longer. Systemic problems must be met by systemic change. For a solution to work, it needs to be perceived as an increase in the quality of life, no matter in which area or level of society. This means a paradigm shift. 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.
Living & eating in a way, where real needs are met ≈ increasing strength & vitality ≈ Stronger immune system & reducing lifestyle diseases.
Creating and participating in meaningful and sustainable relationships and communities ≈ A sense of belonging & sustainable leadership.
Being inside driven and making deliberate choices ≈ Courage to engage in an unpredictable world & ability to adjust to living in the new paradigm.
Connecting with true life values ≈ awareness that neither material goods, money or power has much value, when facing death.
Consideration of all kinds of capital, not just money ≈ Green livelihood & regenerative enterprises.
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 and experiment with creating aspects of a new paradigm and function as an incubator for green projects, entrepreneurship and Cohousing communities. a Cohousing Community to provide homes for us and Regenerative Enterprises to be able to 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.