Proposals : live life – and look after life
– Bring utopia to life
Utopia is not a dream, but the realm of all possibilities.
Faced with the limits and deadlocks of our model of existence, utopia is a “drive” for life – the ability to make possible what we consider impossible.
It is in the utopias of today that the solutions of the future can be found.
The first utopia must be brought to life within ourselves, as social change cannot happen without a change in mankind.
– A happy simplicity
In the face of this desire to “always have more,” which benefits a minority at the cost of ruining the planet, moderation is a conscious choice inspired by reason. It is an art of living and an ethic of life, a source of satisfaction and profound well-being. It represents a political position and an act of resistance in favor of the earth, of sharing and of fairness.
– The feminine, at the heart of change
The subordination of the “feminine” to a world dominated by men that is excessive and violent continues to be one of the biggest hindrances to the positive development of mankind. Women are more inclined to protect life than to destroy it. We must pay tribute to women, the guardians of life, and tap into the female side that we all have within us.
– Agroecology : an essential alternative
Of all human activities, farming is the most essential – for no human being can survive without food. The agroecology that we advocate as an ethic of life and agricultural technique enables communities to regain autonomy and security with regard to their food while regenerating and preserving the life-giving land that is their heritage.
– Earth and humanism are inseparable
We recognize that the earth – which belongs to all mankind – is the only guarantor of our life and our survival. Inspired by active humanism, we commit, in all consciousness, to contributing to the respect of all life forms and the well-being and achievement of all human beings.
Finally, we consider that beauty, moderation, fairness, gratitude, compassion and solidarity are values that are fundamental to building a world that is viable and livable for all.
– Relocalize the economy
Producing and consuming locally is an absolute necessity for the safety of communities with regard to their basic and legitimate needs. While remaining open to additional forms of trade, areas would become “cradles of autonomy”, making use of and taking care of their local resources.
Small-scale farming, crafts and small businesses, etc. should be restored, so that as many citizens as possible can once again become players in the economy.
– A different education
We aspire, with all our hearts and all our minds, to an education that is not based on the fear of failure, but on an enthusiasm for learning.
An education that does away with the “each for himself” mentality and gives importance to the power of solidarity and mutual cooperation. An education that promotes the use of each individual’s talents to the benefit of all, that balances an openness to abstract ideas with manual skills and real creativity. An education that connects children with nature – to which every child owes, and always will owe, its survival. An education that awakens children to beauty and their responsibility to life. Such an education is essential if we are to raise children’s awareness.
« For trees and plants to thrive, for the animals that feed on them to prosper, for humans to live, the earth must be honored. » – Pierre Rabhi.
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