We adhere to an eco-centric world view and aims to promote an awareness of interconnectedness between people and nature, in order to integrate the wisdom of nature into everyday life.
- In ecologically diverse and rich areas, we work with local communities to rediscover and learn from the philosophy of traditional cultures, in which the wisdom of nature is often deeply ingrained. Through case documentation and dissemination, our programmes aim to raise awareness of and promote reflection on the harmful impacts caused by anthropocentric world views.
- In areas undergoing rapid urbanisation, we find specific issues as entry points to working with communities facing environmental problems, in order to allow them to regain knowledge of their traditional culture and community history. This will help rebuild people’s sense of connection with their own communities and with nature.
- We support community-based ecological conservation and restoration in rural and urban areas of southwest China.
- We explore different bodies of knowledge and experiential learning approaches, such as affective nature education, land ethics, energy of nature and deep ecology, to foster a lasting connection with nature, and to bring this learning into everyday life practices.