Training rising generations to transform inherited realities
On Earth, there are about three trillion trees and 10-14 million species, of which only 10% have been identified and more than 86% have not yet been explored. Humanity represents only 0.01% of living creatures, and yet has been responsible for the extinction of 83% of wild animals and 50% of plant life in the last 75 years. The decisions we make today can paint a different future!
All actions leave an impact, but not all have the same effect. What kind of relationships do we build with what surrounds us, and what are their effects?
Humans impact the world in different ways
The excessive use of resources, activities or systems whose rate of consumption exceeds the rate of replenishment. It results in the loss of species and the complete deterioration of the ecosystem.
For example, a logging company finds wooded land, cuts down the trees, turns them into paper, and keeps looking for new areas to harvest trees. Their harvesting practices result in habitat loss, severe topsoil erosion, and increased risk of drought and flooding.
Parasitism resembles exploitation: in order to feed, the green worm destroys the leaves and the fruit from the corn.
Use of resources, activities or systems that are in line with the cycle of creation, meet today's needs without compromising the needs of future generations.
For example, a sustainable company has a tree farm of 100 trees and they cut down 10 trees each cycle to make paper. In the next cycle, those 10 trees grow back to keep the same number of trees. This company is focused on using resources in ways that provide a constant supply of raw materials. They give back what they take.
Commensalism is related to sustainability: birds make nests in moringa trees and they do not cause the trees any harm or benefit.
Use of resources, activities or systems that give life to life, and thus provide a more diverse and rich world for all beings.
For example, a company studies the carbon, ecological and water footprints of the paper manufacturing value chain. They conclude that the best course of action would be a biodynamic farm. This provides the most raw material for the paper, generates the maximum amount of revenue, and maximizes employment. Other impacts of this farm are creating wildlife habitat for animals, sequestering carbon in the soil, and filtering rainwater.
Mutualism is a force of regenerative power. For example, when the macaw eats the fruits from the trees, it spreads the seeds and fertilizes the land, in addition this pruning encourages the trees to grow better, larger and to bear juicier fruits.
The heart of what we do: Regeneration
Sustainability alone does not bring life back to polluted rivers, degraded land and toxic waste dumps. Our regenerative approach proposes that students transform adversities into opportunities, develop individual and community projects that can contribute to the development of societies while closing gender pay-gaps, re-imaging circular economies, reforesting lands, detoxifying water waste, and making innovative use of resources.
Regeneration occurs when we learn to see where life needs more to achieve balance, and what activities can contribute today to a livelier ecosystem.
We envision a world where the rising generation renews human relationships with the planet. A world with new closed circuit mass transportation systems, diversified crops with native seeds, crystal clear waterways, breakthroughs in energy generation, societies without gender wage gaps or discrimination, advances in new health research... And much more!
There is an urgent need to weave today's education with the adversities of the planet.
We believe that each person has the right to a quality education, adapted to their needs and interests. One that allows them to explore who they are and what their potential is. An education that prepares us to bring a new order of life to the planet.