At heart, EWF is a community with a deep concern for humanity and human futures.
We live in epoch making times
Humans have emerged as the most powerful and dominant life form on this planet and, as far as we know, the universe. Over the last 200 years we have changed the world and ourselves in astounding ways and at an ever increasing and alarming pace. But to what end; where are we going, where do we want to go and how can we get there? These are fundamental questions that affect all of us. They call for understanding, wisdom, engagement and action to shape a world that we would want to live in.
21St century Challenges
Although population growth has slowed down in the latest years, the rate of people moving from rural areas to cities is increasing; therefore, we face the challenge to create thriving but sustainable lifestyles for ourselves and the next generation.
Poverty and Inequality
10% of world population live in destitute nations that, unless we become aware of this, they have no hope for development. 20,000 people die of hunger every day.
Essential resources including arable land, forests, fresh water, fish stocks and biodiversity diminish as our population and consumption patterns grow. How do we reshape human activity to achieve a sustainable and enjoyable world?
Since 1985 earth average temperatures have been rising. This causes instability in the normal climate patterns on earth. Countries are starting to experience serious droughts. Sea levels, food production, biodiversity and general living conditions are all at risk.
Consumerism, a prevailing ideology of our times, leads to resource depletion, pollution and massive problems of waste disposal. We have become a throw-away society where things can mean more to us than what truly matters, relationships, purpose and higher human values. Is this what we want?
Per capita, we are less warmongering and violent than ever before. But we still have thousands of war related deaths per year, massive social upheavals, trillions of dollars spent on defense at the expense of education and health and the ever-present threat of a nuclear holocaust. There must be a better way.
But what can we do?
Our answer is transformative education linked to action.
What can you do?