Call for action, sail for change!
Global development is standing at a crossroads. The facts are clear. Food- finance- and climate crises are happening, threatening the lives and livelihoods of billions of people and the existence of millions of species. Social movements, environmental groups, and scientists from all over the world are calling for urgent and significant action on system change.
There are plenty of alternatives. The time has come to apply and to experience them. To propose small scale solutions for large scale changes. If we put humanity before profit and solidarity above competition we can live wonderful lives without destroying our planet.
On June 20th 2012, the governments of the world will come together for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). This is supposed to be one of the biggest conferences in history on sustainable governance. Yet, the preparatory meetings have produced nothing more than “business as usual”.
The future shouldn’t get lost in a Bermuda Triangle of “green economy”, “green growth” and “green new deal”. We won’t accept that the discourse on sustainability becomes a tool for human self-deception and an item for greenwashing.
As part of a global movement, we invite everyone to join our open network. We will be sailing for three weeks on a ship to tackle graspable approaches for sustainable lifestyle. A moving social laboratory in the Baltic sea that serves as vessel to experience and develop practical approaches to degrowth and collective economy, renewable energy, radical democracy and a conscious handling of limited resources. During the trip, we will look behind the curtains of mainstream socialization as consumers and redefine our needs for a good life both as individuals and global society. Like millions of acupuncture needles, we will prickle the body of exploitation and profit-making to heal for a better. For us and for future generations.
From this vessel, we send a spark to the world. A spark that connects with the millions of communities in the global south, of groups, NGOs and scientists contributing to social movements that tackle the worlds most urgent social, environmental and economical challenges. A spark that fuses to become a fire for meaningful change.
Join our ship, create own actions, get involved!