We can do so much better. In the Dutch town of Enkhuizen, it took more than 100 years for the 15&16th-century locals to construct a church tower that still amazes us today. When Europeans colonized North America, they encountered Native Americans who took decisions with the 7th generation’s interests in mind. The abolition of slavery was mainly achieved on grounds of empathy and morality, against the economic logic at the time. When people get inspired by a higher purpose, anything is possible. It is this type of long-term vision, persistence and determination we need to transform our communities, economies, ecosystems, buildings and our energy, transportation and nutritional systems.
It is time for a spiritual revival. The sustainable solutions we look for in the context of spirituality place long-term behavior and respect towards both our natural world as well as each other center stage.
Below are our solutions based on spiritual consciousness.