by Xuefeng on November 23, 2013
Human beings are facing unprecedented severe crises. Financial crises, ecological crises caused by climate change, and war crises caused by regional conflicts, and the like have told us that if human beings do not change their existing lifestyles and production methods, but follow the traditional path, the ecological environment on the earth will be destroyed thoroughly. The possibility of human beings’ sustainable development will vanish into thin air, and the future of all humanity will face a bleak outlook.
These severe crises are likely to be resolved only when each person becomes aware of them and takes positive actions. “Under a toppled nest, can there be unbroken eggs?” Any fluky psychology and wait-and-see attitude will make us miss good opportunities and have regrets forever.
The UN, governments of all countries, and many organizations, groups, and individuals are working hard in order to eliminate these crises, but these efforts are not enough, and they will only take effect when everyone on the earth makes joint efforts.
The establishment and development of ecovillages is one of the effective measures to resolve those crises.However at present, ecovillages are scattering all over the world but have not yet formed a strong influential force, and the scale and pace of development is not strong enough to stop global climate worsening. In order to speed up the development of all ecovillages, I hereby appeal to global ecovillages that they unite into one big international family and use collective wisdom and energy to advance their development.
In this time when humanity faces common crises, it is important that all people elevate the common interests of humanity to the foremost position. All people must sacrifice the interests of their own countries, political parties, ethnic groups, religions, and personal interests to serve the higher interests of humanity. All ecovillages must give up their own interests and unite as one big international family. Only when we think of the sustainable development of human beings from a perspective of “the world is ONE family”, individual ecovillages will benefit and develop faster and more healthily, and all of humanity will benefit from it too.