A year of observation, thought and renewal
When our regular routine stops or changes, as experienced around the world over the past year, we gain an opportunity for observation and re-examination. To observe what’s around us now and think what and how we want it to be in the future. To examine whether we take for granted what we have already. Are we aware of processes of change in the environment and in society? Maybe we can even think what it is about our regular conduct as individuals and as a society that we would like to change for the future. This examination can generate personal, organisational or community renewal. Refreshing our routine provides a space for creativity and an opportunity for innovation.
A year of appreciation for nature
The last year taught us that the hundred metres around our home can become an entire world. We rediscovered the wildflowers and nature next to our homes and the changes of the days and seasons. We experienced how essential they are to us; the experience of being outside became a yearning and proximity to nature became the most effective relaxation pill. We learned to appreciate nature and now we must learn how to protect it.
A year of more for less
This year we stopped flying, we travelled less, and we understood the importance of local providers and innovators and the importance of the local community for them. Without noticing, we reduced our ecological footprint and improved the environmental state of the earth. On the other hand, long days spent at home led to an increase in household consumption and online shopping doubled and tripled itself.