Vision and values

VISION AND VALUES

We compassionately connect to ourselves, each other & the environment and contribute towards a thriving planet.

Become a part of a learning, evolving and involving community, We invite you to join us. Meetings and communications will be held in English, since we are a group of mixed nationality (with translation to Danish when needed).

A Paradigm Shift

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.

Green transition

Vitality transition

Social transition

Personal transition

Cultural transition

Financial transition

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.

Background

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.

An Ecovillage is an intentional, urban or traditional community that is designed to regenerate their social and natural environments in all four dimensions of sustainability (social, cultural, ecological and economical) through locally owned, participatory processes.

– The Global Ecovillage Network movement

Oasis Ecovillage will mostly be a Quadrant 4 ecovillage, where we have private economy and most of the people who live in the community work inside the community – either in community owned or private enterprises.

Vision

A world, where everyone increases their quality of life, while ensuring optimal living conditions for future generations. A world of regeneration!

Mission

To live in the new paradigm and provide a living example of the paradigm shift that needs to happen.

Aim

People of all ages from all over the world come together to heal body, mind and soul and share & learn from each other.

Ideas and tools

  • Reconnect with inner and outer nature.
  • Realise core needs & true values and redesign lives with a balance between head, hands and heart.
  • Constructively partake in modern sustainable communities.
  • Contribute to the new paradigm.
  • Holistic approach to nutrition & lifestyle for people and planet.
  • Ecovillage as a learning environment: Important life and social skills are best learned, when experiential and intellectual capitals go hand in hand. Thus students will engage in community life, group decision making, daily chores, cultural activities & enterprises. Observing what works and learning from what doesn’t.
  • Long term students form groups, who work more independently on co-creating and designing green projects and regenerative enterprises, which they may initiate, when returning home.

Who we are?

We are from Denmark, USA, Portugal, and Ukraine. More nationalities is about to join. What unites us is the vision and mission of this project. We have no connection with religious movements, but call for a personal approach to spirituality based on presence. Our basic attitude is reflected in this sentence:

We compassionately connect to ourselves, each other & the environment and contribute towards a thriving planet.

Our values

  • Caring for ourselves, each other and the globe!
  • Open and explorative attitude
  • Supporting each other and engaging in the world.
  • Integrity. Personal responsibility.
  • Transparency.
  • Authentic honest communication.
  • Dealing with tensions and conflicts in a respectful manner
  • Sociocratic decision making
  • Choosing organic, local and fair trade where possible
  • Being as self-sufficient as possible
  • Recognizing natural law

Clear resonance with the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals

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.

Our way

  • We become a registered LAND Center¹.
  • We register as a Transition Initiative².
  • We organise events to celebrate life.
  • We collaborate with other green associations and activities, locally and globally.

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.

Sociocracy. Dynamic self governance

  • Sociocracy gives everybody an equal voice, has full transparency, and everybody participates in working groups of their interest.
  • Decisions are based on no objections & valid for given period.
  • Objections should be made, if a decision violates vision, mission, aims or values.
  • Working groups are double linked with two people representing respectively the interest of the mothergroup/organisation and the interest of the working group in both groups.