Ciao a tutti,
thanks for visiting my webpage.
DISCLAIMER: I take this life mission and journey very seriously and am not here as a typical politician, just to deceive everybody for gaining votes by making empty promises – making good face over a bad game. What would you gain from that? I will report sincerely & express what I feel genuinely, so, obviously please try not to feel as if I am challenging you personally, but try to reflect on the topic itself and suggested solutions.
I know that many people out there, as myself, feel that we must do something about the way we are wrecking our only home and they are walking their way along, but I feel that many are not focusing or putting their resources to the roots of the issue. Here I share my awareness and feelings on this complex matter.
As many of you may have thought at least once in your lifetime… I have been asking myself many existential and moral questions, making some observations and tried to make sense of what’s going on in the world:
„What’s the point in this life?“
„I don’t like my job, but have to keep up with it to pay the rent, bills, food and so on“;
„I would love to be a personal trainer (or whatever else), but cannot afford paying for the training“;
„My doctor prescribed me a cure that costs more than I can afford, should I let my health condition degenerate?“
„X corporation has sent 4 lawyers, with smart suits and briefcases to my brother telling them that they have to relocate because a gas basin is underground and it’s highly profitable for their business.“
„Mining of the forest will begin soon, as they have to extract coal from it.“
„Indigenous people are the „savages“ who lived without to bother us up to present day, without cars, smart phones, fridges, etc but we (the „civilized“ ones) are threatening and invading their small territory, destroying the forest they inhabited much more harmoniously than we do in our much larger territory, but we need more cheap, good timber to fill our homes with vanity furniture, even if it destroys the lungs of the earth.“
„I could not have holidays and be home with my family this time, as my boss said that it is peak productivity time.“
„Human activities keep causing climate change, why aren’t people caring about it, but like spoilt, immature kids keep doing whatever they like to get things worse?“
„A war to resource-control is going on in Iraq/Syria and mass media tell us that the bad guys are Iraqi. We just send our armed soldiers for a humanitarian mission!“
„Cigarette packages show the visible impact of smoking on themselves and those around them (e.g. children). Why aren’t they changing behaviours and keep causing harm? In the meanwhile Philip Morris sue the state of Australia for the laws on marketing-entice-free packages“
„We’ve been campaigning for months against fracking in X location, but politicians, as usual did not care enough about the issues that we raised and just continued with the fracking work! After all unsustainable development gives jobs!“
„Here you go, another case of corrupt political election in the media. Nevertheless authorities & military still obey to whoever is on the top of the pyramid!“
At the same time „another oil tank broke up in the middle of the gulf of Mexico polluting severely the area and killing sea life and the local economies for hundreds/thousands of km! …but people keep pushing the oil demand further and further every single day carelessly!“,
„What’s the point in saying that you believe in God if in actions you cause harm to the environment, people and other defenseless creatures, directly or indirectly? Just because it’s socially acceptable, or just hypocrisy? Because God is such a subjective topic that none can argue with who believes to be religious that their actions are not God’s wish and teachings“
Plenty more questions and observations could be listed… of course!
FOR WHO CARES: WHAT SHOULD WE DO FIRST? WHERE SHOULD WE CAMPAIGN AND PROTEST FIRST? I DO NOT HAVE TIME TO DO ALL THAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO. SHOULD WE JUST DROP EVERYTHING AND GO BACK TO THE BASIC CAVES? „I AM TOO WEAK FOR THAT!“ „IT SEEMS LIKE HELL IS ON EARTH AND WE’RE ALL AGAINST EACH OTHER!“ „WHEN WILL WE DEVELOP FROM THIS PETER PAN’S SYNDROME’S PANDEMIC?“ – STARTING TAKING RESPONSIBILITIES FOR OUR ONLY HOME?
In this webpage I will share my perspective & awareness of how we humans could attempt remedying to the above issues globally as efficiently, effectively and at lowest environmental impact possible, with anyone who cares enough to know and follow me along. The best investment for who intends to change our current state of the world is wherever you are doing whatever you can, but forming sustainable, relatively small, communities reaches a responsible world faster and more holistically.
„So, what do you think we all should do to solve all these different issues?“
I feel that the key solution is in our elements: earth, water, fire and air… that is, ecovillages. A village or community which challenges the recklessness and disconnection that today characterizes human activities and behaviours. Remember that it’s all possible, but 1) you have to believe that it is possible, seriously working on it with true, full commitment and 2) You have to keep it within rules (standards) and order that makes the ecovillage remain sustainable and even better „regenerative“ of the harmony that we broke through our current broken, flawed system. Further on I’ll expand on where I feel are the tools which broke our human system so much.
With this project journal I intend to share with you my work on building an ecovillage in the south of Italy (Calabria) and what I do to collect the resources for it. The resources collection phases inclunde visiting already existing eco-projects across Western Europe which can be example of practical solutions to issues faced by living in ecovillages. During my first fundraise walk I will not go though all the Western European relevant eco-projects, but will hopefully manage visiting at least 90 sites in one or two years journey. Why so slow?
Simple. As it often is the case doing something too fast does not get you to deepen it or assimilate as much as you wish or need. I also like to do a lot and feel the pressure of time ticking, but in the particular case of this project, I will aim to assemble more purposes in one projet and journey. Developing more awareness of what ecological options can be applied to our lifestyle to challenge today´s lifestyle paradoxes: swapping primary needs (as fresh, clean air and water; untreated, non-processed food; good health; sleep; exercise; happiness, etc) for secondary ones (not as necessary). When the secondary needs compromise our primary needs something is deeply wrong in the scale of our priorities. A sustainable & regenerative society should be developed by swaping the set of priorities upside-down, so that individualistic actions which degrade communal well-being are highly discouraged: Learning to be humble in front of nature’s (spontaneous) way, landscape and rather learning to benefit of its pressures is the best deal we can make, rather than violently forcing it more and more to less and less space in the human unsustainable development plans (e.g. extractive, infrastructural, modern building activities). Contrary to what we are thought in formal and further education, our social collaboration have selected us as a species respect to our competitors in evolution. Mutualism is more rewarding and energy efficient than individual competition. So, ecological or „low-impact“ lifestyle is far more sensible than our currently dominated system by individualistic priorities. Bear in mind that nothing will change that the earth is a finite system of resources for our life to be sustainable!
I will be back after publishing some work. Please bear with me dear followers.