Finally, it's official! Terrabiom is entering an idealistic partnership with the World Ethic Forum, a visionary new event which is taking place for the first time from 25-28.08.2022 in Pontresina, Switzerland. The two organisations share an intrinsic understanding of the interconnectedness of humans with nature, putting a deep respect for life and the regeneration of the human-nature relationship at the core of our activities.
It's a big calling question which the visionaries behind the World Ethic Forum are aiming to explore over the coming 7 years through an applied and participatory exploration kicking off on 25. August in Pontresina, Switzerland.
How do we come to a new responsibility and life-affirming relationship with ourselves, each other and the natural world?
An idea originally launched by well-kown swiss songwriter, author storyteller Linard Bardill, the new World Ethic Forum recently officialised its' partnership with the World Future Council and has grown into a movement ready to be launched in the swiss alps in summer 2022.
The new movement sees itself as complementary to the well-known World Economic Forum. Symbolically, both WEFs take place in Graubünden, a beautiful corner of the swiss alps. It sets on dialogue over discourse, collaboration over competition, and placing life & well-being at the core rather than economic profit.
Restoring our relationship with nature starts with taking care of our soils. (...) We are very excited to be entering this partnership with Terrabiom, who are truly leading the regenerative transition, from the soil up. Selina Lucarelli, main coordinator, World Ethic Forum
Having crossed paths with this new WEF's main coordinator Selina Lucarelli in fall 2021, it was clear from the start that Terrabiom's purpose and work ethic are deeply aligned with this movement. Over the past weekend, the two organisations officialized their partnership, joining forces to guide the regenerative transition towards a world where we have re-established a life-affirming relationship with ourselves, each other and the natural world.
"We share the core understanding that we are part of a larger web of life on this planet which contains countless living beings, visible and invisible to the human eye. This is why we fully endorse the intention and work of the World Ethic Forum, and are proud to be entering an idealistic partnership with this visionary organisation. We are certain that this is an ideal fertilizer to our own projects", shares Christa Herrmann, co-founder of Terrabiom. "An extra bonus is the fact that it will take place in our backyard and the place where an important part of my life story and motivation for this work is deeply rooted: the beautiful Engadin valley in the swiss alps."
Soils, as the base for all life on land, play an essential part in the WEF's approach. "All plants, trees, animals, insects and living beings on land depend on healthy soils. Restoring our relationship with nature starts with taking care of our soils. This is why we are very excited to be entering into this partnership with Terrabiom, who are truly leading the regenerative transition, from the soil up", shares Selina Lucarelli, main coordinator of the World Ethic Forum.
We share the core understanding that we are part of a larger web of life on this planet which contains countless living beings, visible and invisible to the human eye. This is why we are proud to be entering a partnership with this visionary organisation. Christa Herrmann, Co-Founder, Terrabiom
There are almost three months to go until the first edition in August. For the first two days, 50 firekeepers will come together in an intimate circle to set the intention for the 7-year-exploration, before the event will open to the public over the weekend. Among the Firekeepers are world-renown councillors of the World Future Council, such Vandana Shiva (Alternative Nobel Prize winner, matroness of the WEF), the philosopher/authors Bayo Akomolafe (Narrative Philosophy), Andreas Weber (“Enlivenment”) and Minna Salami (MsAfropolitan), MIT professor Otto Scharmer (Presencing / Theory U), Christian Felber (Economy for the Common Good), Helmy Abouleish (greening of the desert in Egypt), Marie-Claire Graf (Youth Ambassador for Climate), Carlos Álvarez Pereira (Vizepräsident Club of Rome) and many more engaged people from fields such as art, law, ethics, natural medicine, agriculture, politics, transformation, peace work.
We're looking forward to support the first edition in August hands-on. Leading the regenerative transformation, from the soil up.
Partnerships like this one are an important part of our mission to reconnect humans with the value of nature, starting from the #soil up. Collaboration is one of our core value, as we are truly better together: No one is as smart as everyone. We invite you to take on your role as a regenerative soil steward, too. Everyone has a contribution to bring, and we'd love to empower you in unlocking yours.
Curious about getting involved with us? Check out your options to join us, work with us, or support us in any way you wish and please reach out to explore how we could set up a win-win collaboration with you or your organization. Still unsure? Reach out anyways. We love to get creative.