“Humans merely share the earth. We can only protect the land, not own it” Chief Seattle
According to the UNESCO criteria for the World Heritage List, “sites must be of outstanding universal value”. It must be concluded that the whole Earth is of outstanding universal value. In that perspective, UNESCO offers a very progressive opportunity with the World Heritage List. It offers a first step towards including the whole Earth on the list.
That’s what we are going to do with this campaign. Start the procedure to nominate the whole Earth to be included on the World Heritage List.
The Veerhuis (Ferryhouse) will work together with Earth Charter The Netherlands to take the first steps. We will explore the possibilities to use the Earth Charter as declaration of interdependence, to inspire, work together in partnership and accelerate innovative initiatives.
As we speak (read) a lot of initiatives worldwide are underway to fulfil the wishes of Chief Seattle.
Below the start of a long journey in love for the Earth.
What are we going to do?
How it started one year ago:
The start of a journey
The Veerhuis and Earth Charter The Netherlands will undertake a number of actions.
We signed up for a presentation at the UNESCO worldconference 2-4 june in Berlin (this is postponed till 19-21 may 2021)
We will visit the UNESCO Commission The Hague and UNESCO headquarters in Paris and seek cooperation
We will connect to all international organisations that want to work on a program to liberate Earth and remove land from the stockmarket, in combination with educational activities on taking care of the Earth.
Patricia: “If you feel like joining in a very helpful idea to promote sustainability of the Earth…then watch this little movie. To propose the Earth to be included on the World Heritage List, every country should apply. I hope a lot of people will carry soil in wheelbarrows or do something similar in their own way. So if you’re looking for an original way to contact UNESCO..here is your chance!
Initiatives in The Netherlands and all over the World
Stichting Mens en Aarde: The foundation is inspired by the principles of the social threefold section, as described by Rudolf Steiner in his book “The Key Points of the Social Issue” (1919). It acquires the ownership of agricultural land and farmyards to make them available to capable farmers. Leeuweriksveld belongs to this Foundation.
The average hectare of agricultural land costs in The Netherlands about € 65.000 where it is in France € 6.000. Land prices of cities and village are way high and all over they are still increasing.
A reason why there is in Holland a lot of experiments to reverse this stress on land prices.
The Veerhuis started the initiative to admit the whole Earth on the World Heritage List. We also started our own project in donating the land to humanity (see their Dutch site)
1 Veerhuis 2 ecodorp Boekel 3 Stichting Grondbeheer 4 Ecodorp Bergen 5 Ecodorp Noorderland 6 Land van Ons 7 ForestPeace 8 Red de weidevogel 9 Leeuweriksveld – Mens en Aarde 10 Buy World 11 Geitenboerderij Hansketien 12 Toekomstboeren
Ervin Laszlo founder of the Club of Budapest: “An intriguing idea. Something for the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research to consider for its programmed activities. The Institute is now in Trieste, as a major element of “Trieste European Capital of Science 2020.”
In 1991, a 1,200-hectare tract of El Humoso farm was handed over to Marinaleda for the use of the population. The local government of Marinaleda bought and expropriated thousands of square metres of land, now communal property, for the construction of new houses. Land, building materials, and architectural plans are provided to the self-builder through public grants.
Damanhur’s economic system combines free enterprise with solidarity and sharing, in order to create the greatest overall benefits, individual wealth and collective possibilities. Damanhur was founded in 1975 from the inspiration of Falco Tarassaco, né Oberto Airaudi (1950-2013). His enlightened and pragmatic vision created a fertile reality based on solidarity, sharing, love and respect for the environment. As a result, Damanhur has slowly expanded into a United Nations award-winning sustainable eco-community
The Findhorn Foundation is located in northeast Scotland on the Moray Firth coast. The Findhorn Foundation is a dynamic experiment where everyday life is guided by the inner voice of spirit, where we work in co-creation with the intelligence of nature and take inspired action towards our vision of a better world.
On the east coast of India. Their dream: There should be somewhere on earth a place which no nation could claim as its own, where all human beings of goodwill who have a sincere aspiration could live freely as citizens of the world and obey one single authority, that of the supreme Truth.
Sustainable development towards a future where every human being can unfold his or her individual potential; where mankind is living together in social forms reflecting human dignity; and where all economic activity is conducted in accordance with ecological and ethical principles.
The following community land trusts are regionally-based, open-membership, non-profit organizations that acquire land, hold it in trust, and then lease it for housing and other productive purposes such as farming, community appropriate manufacturing, locally-owned retail and office space. Lessees own the buildings and other improvements on the land, but the land itself is held by the CLT. Resale restrictions on property ensure buildings remain permanently affordable. CLTs govern on behalf of both the leaseholders and the broader regional community through an elected, tripartite board of trustees.
Access to land Started with Tierres de Liene, According to its founding Charter, Terre de Liens’ aims are to Preserve land and ensure it remains in effective agricultural use.
Over 12000 citizens involved
Over €100 millions raised (investment and donations
200 farmers established or maintained; thousands of farmers and future farmers advised and supported
5000 hectares of farmland preserved
In Historic First, Nebraska Farmer Returns Land to Ponca Tribe Along “Trail of Tears”
In a first-of-its-kind ceremony on June 10th near Neligh, a Nebraska farmer signed a deed returning ancestral tribal land back to the Ponca Tribe — sacred land that lies on the historic Ponca “Trail of Tears.” (From left: Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Chairman Larry Wright, Jr., Ponca Nation of Oklahoma Councilwoman Casey Camp-Horinek, Nebraska landowners Helen and Art Tanderup. Photo: Alex Matzke / Bold Nebraska)
The land has for the past five years also nurtured Sacred Ponca Corn, restored to ancestral homeland after 137 years, planted and harvested by hand by the Ponca, farmers and ranchers, and everyday Nebraskans.
Do you want to sell (or give) your land and put it on the list “Never to be sold again”, please fill in the form below. When you are looking for free land – also fill in the form below. We will contact you.
How do we take care of the Earth. We have to learn a lot on how nature works and how we have to cooperate.
The Veerhuis started the initiative to bring the spirit together in taking care of the land and admit it for the World Heritage List. We believe that the spirit is within people. We have to talk with people. Bringing their hearts in connection with Earth and nature.
And . . we have to learn a lot. We will do that with the organisations below.
The Earth Charter Initiative is a diverse, global movement comprised of organizations and individuals that have embraced the sustainability vision that the Earth Charter articulates and that use it in various ways to guide the transition towards a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world.
Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) Catalyzing Communities for a Regenerative World The Global Ecovillage Network envisions a world of empowered citizens and communities, designing and implementing pathways to a regenerative future, while building bridges of hope and international solidarity. Gabriel and Kosha: “It sounds very exciting! Thanks for including GEN. We can share the content and outcomes from this project in our website and social media channels, when the time comes.”
Embassy of the Earth The Embassy of the Earth is a Foundation that facilitates community led change. Within the neutral zone of The Embassy people can meet, search and share. The Embassy also has a mediating role between complex issues and people willing to help solve them.
Ecosystem Restoration Camps Initiated bij John D. Liu we started the Ecosystem Restoration Camps movement to enable people like YOU to have a direct impact. Our big goal is to have one million people come together by 2030 and restore degraded ecosystems in 100 camps around the world.
The Veerhuis (ferry-house) is an action and knowledge centre for the new economy, a central place in the world where many innovations come together. We have started new initiatives in and around the Veerhuis. “Make our land free” is the newest one. We welcome you when you come to The Netherlands to enjoy a cup of coffee with a treat and hear our stories about land ownership, money and labor issues. You can even stay here and explore The Netherlands from our unique venue.
FREE, EQUAL & TOGETHER As Economy Transformers we strive for what we call a free-equal-society. On the one hand, we contribute to a culture in which individual people can unfold freely to who they want to be; on the other hand, we are working on an economy in which capacities are geared to needs in mutual consultation. In between we regulate our relations on the basis of equality.
Schumacher center of new economics Our mission is to envision a just and sustainable global economy; apply the concepts locally; then share the results for broad replication.
Ervin Laszlo: Dear Henry: Intriguing idea. Something for the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research to consider for its programmed activities. The Institute is now in Trieste, as a major element of “Trieste European Capital of Science 2020.”Very best, Ervin
The Four Worlds International Institute (FWII) was established in 1982, at the University of Lethbridge, by Indigenous elders, spiritual leaders and community members from across Canada and the US. FWII is an internationally recognized leader in holistic human, community, organizational and economic development because of the Institute’s unique focus on the importance of culture and spirituality in all elements of development.
The One Planet – One People project was launched in 2016 to make our vision known to the world, to build bridges and link networks, stimulate partnerships and achieve objectives. In order to achieve growth together, we organize activities such as workshops, conferences and symposia.
More to come
Are you interested to cooperate in this project; please fill in this form and we contact you.
Wil je meedoen aan de campagne om de grond onder het Veerhuis vrij te kopen; klik dan hier.
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