Sustainability is about learning how to live in harmony with Mother Earth, without depleting Her from precious resources. We must understand once and for all that we are part of nature, and not living outside of it, intertwined into the web of life on Earth and that therefore all our actions have direct impact not only in the planet we live in, but also in our own future.
In the last 20 years humanity has pumped 100 billion tons of carbon into the atmosphere, contributing to the escalation of global warming and inducing more desertification, inundations, crop failure, melting of glaciers, global extinctions of flora and fauna, pandemics, and probable social collapse due to scarcity of food and water in large portions of our planet. But this doesn't have to be the end of our story as a species. We can learn from our mistakes and shape a better future. So, what can we do to change this ominous trend?
We can start by becoming part of the solution instead of part of the problem. Each one of us can make a difference. As Anne Marie Bonneau's famous quote says “We don't need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly”. We need to shift our awareness from this corporate-centered selfish worldview to one that is eco-centered, selfless and caring. As Earth citizens and Family, we need to reclaim our planet from corporate greed and start taking care of it, together, as responsible, loving human beings.
Here at Casa Nacura we have already chosen to be part of the solution by making a pact with Mother Earth based on reciprocity, caring and respect, on taking and giving back, on sharing the resources of the world equitably among all living species. We live and we take actions by the fundamental principles of Permaculture: Earth care, People care, and Fair share. We see our 10 hectares of land as one, big organism part of a bigger ecosystem. As such, we choose to apply strategies that enhance regeneration and healing instead of exploitation. We cultivate our food in a natural, regenerative way, and we plant perennials such as bushes and trees that not only will benefit us human, but all the living beings. We use mostly green and renewable energies and treat our waste so that it becomes a resource for the soil. We are making efforts to help our local communities understand that it is possible to shift from a culture of greed and grabbing to one that creates virtuous cycles that sustain life in all forms.
If you're interested in getting to know more about our practices or want to plan a visit to our beautiful land, please get in touch with us.