Climate change has become a global problem presenting us with unprecedented challenges. Short term actions are not sufficient anymore; we have to make decisions now, and we need to take definite measures on a global scale, while at the same time local level changes in communities and at individual level are required.
Having realized the importance of taking responsibility in attempting to solve these problems that have impact on the society as a whole, we established Krishna Valley 25 years ago. It is a rural community capable of giving answers to all these problems. To solve challenges people have to take initiative, each and every individual has to be aware of his or her responsibilities. Establishing self-sufficient farm communities is an answer to the above mentioned problems. Living in such communities, people can develop a lifestyle that is in harmony with nature and the surrounding environment, and they can lead healthy and environmentally conscious lives.
The Eco Valley project, a non-profit organization, is a village size experiment involving 150 volunteers and almost 25 different institutions. They all contribute to the project with their own research and experience. They show us the results that can be obtained when a community has environmental consciousness embedded in its everyday life. Day-to-day, this project presents us with an alternative as how we can tackle not only environmental problems, but also demanding social and economical problems affecting the whole world. We have not only targeted protecting our environment, shaping people’s views, and protecting our water resources, but we have also addressed issues of preventive medicine, full employment, crime prevention, and addressing issues dealing with addictions or depression.
We wish to outline this unique project here throughout this website.