In the Seriously Sustainable Week we co-hosted a few activities with the Green Office, Boerengroep and many other organisations. Despite the challenges posed by an ongoing pandemic, we are rather pleased with the outcome.
Do ecovillages provide us with a sustainable alternative for the future? With this question in mind we organised an online event, shared articles and a video these last weeks. It does sound very ecologically sustainable, but is this the case and what about social, cultural and economic sustainability?
Last weeks we have been focusing on the topic of Gender & Diversity. We posted articles, videos and on the 12th of May, we gathered online to talk more about this topic during the event ‘Inclusivity - talk & dialogue’. The evening started with an interview of Nagaré Willemsen, visual artist and co-founder and coordinator of the Black Student Union at the Sandberg Instituut and Gerrit Rietveld Academy.
While we are continuing with more events, it is also nice to look back at what inner sustainability events already took place. In three Thursday evenings of inspiration and three Sunday afternoons of practice, we provided spaces in which we allowed for feelings about the world to be felt, reconnecting with each other on topics we care for and for the spark of active hope to become lit in us.
The lasts weeks we have been focusing on the theme ‘New economies’. We have shared articles and videos on Facebook and Instagram about degrowth, coronavirus capitalism, GDP, quality of live and mitigating climate change. Last Tuesday evening, 14th of April, we organized a concluding online event to reflect on coronavirus capitalism and on other topics that have come along.
Women’s rights are human rights! On the 8th of March, we marched the streets for women’s rights in Amsterdam. All people f/m/x gathered at the dam square, before marching to the museum square where many inspiring speakers spoke. To be on the streets, together and marching for equal rights and opportunities for all people (f/m/x) felt empowering.