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An overview about our project and our association

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Organicvision Organicvision Presentation Transcript

  • Inspire and Initiate a Process of Change for a Sustainable Lifestyle ! www.organicvision.org
  • Table of Contents
    • The reasons behind, the challenges ahead and us right in the middle ...................1
    • Personnal testimony, vision, aims, message and communication tools......................7
    • Organisation, actions, route, preparation and budget, previous and next milestones, fundraising tool, sponsorship and partners............................................12
    • DEFINITIONS...................................................................................................................22
    • SOURCES ............................................................................................................................24
    • CURRICULUM VITAE........................................................................................................25
    • CONTACT US.....................................................................................................................27
  • The reasons behind...
    • “ Every person, community, and society in the world is already, or will soon be, affected by the crisis , through climate change, economic breakdown, ecosystem collapse, population pressure, food and water shortages, resource depletion, nuclear and other threats.
    • If we continue on our present unsustainable path, by mid-century the Earth could become largely uninhabitable for human and countless other forms of life.
    • But if we collaborate and act with vision , foresight and commitment we can lay the foundations of a global community that is both peaceful and sustainable.”
    • Dr. Ervin Laszlo, Worldshift 2012
  • ...the challenges ahead...
    • “ Our existing educational programs and institutions are preparing their graduates for jobs in institutions destined to fail or to be replaced.
    • Not only must future graduates be prepared to serve institutions, for which we now have few models, that support ecological balance, shared prosperity, and living democracy , they must be prepared to create such institutions.
    • It isn´t just about young people. The entire society must be retooled and reskilled – immediately .”
    • David Korten, board chair of YES! Magazine
    • Education for Sustainable Development Conference in Stockholm, January 2010
  • ...and us right in the middle!
    • We are Joanna and Franck, a German/Polish-French couple in their thirties , living in Brussels.
    • Being concerned about the impact of mainstream urban lifestyle has on our health and our
    • environment, we started to search for alternatives. To our surprise, we came across many projects
    • for sustainable, social and healthy lifestyles sprouting here and there, but that were hardly known by
    • our friends and family. Just to name a few: Permaculture, transition towns, eco villages*…
    • Visiting our first organic farm in Belgium, we were captivated by the generosity, calm and energy of
    • the people living there. So we decided to share our passion for sustainable lifestyles with others,
    • setting up an association, Organicvision.
    • From August 2010 on we will embark on a journey around the world visiting 30 selected projects of
    • sustainable lifestyle in order to gain more expert knowledge on the ground and to understand the
    • skills and organization behind the process of change .
    • Later on we plan to set up a network of activists and become trainers to empower people and
    • institutions to change existing unsustainable styles of production and consumption .
    • * For more explanation see section „Definitions“
  • Who we are?
    • Joanna Mastalerek (30)
    • studied : European politics,
    • Communications, German language
    • worked for :
    • the European Commission,
    • the German Research Foundation
    • and Continental Airlines
    • loves: video making, travelling,
    • ecology, dancing, people with passion,
    • courage and conviction, ...
    • speaks
    • Franck Marion (30)
    • studied : Business (Finance), Change
    • management, Information systems
    • worked for :
    • BNP Paribas and SNCF
    • loves : photography, travelling,
    • information technology, ecology,
    • martial arts, ideas for change...
    • Franck´s blog :
    • www.franckmarion.com
    • speaks
    6 For more details see section „CVs“ mother tongue mother tongue
  • Our personal testimony...
    • Looking at the animals and their life it seems that they are there to enjoy what nature offers.
    • But we do not only enjoy. We abuse, we go to the limits of what nature offers. Why? Is it all our
    • limbic brain saying: Now it is there, better take it, before it is gone tomorrow?
    • We do not have a natural enemy. So we create one: Our own greed. The only taming force is nature
    • itself, reacting with storms, floods.
    • Why do people do not change when facing all the horrible scenarios of climate change.
    • Personally, every time when we think or discuss this problem it seems so complex that our minds
    • crash down like a computer infected by a virus.
    • We seem to be trapped in a system, no longer apt to work in an alternative manner.
    • We look back in history and wonder how people transported heavy stones. Without cars, without
    • oil…today it seems our brains can no longer imagine these transport methods.
    • It seems that there is no alternative to this consumerism, go to work eat-sleep world.
    • We have forgotten how we can live in harmony with nature.
  • ...and why we created Organicvision!
    • We were particularly struck by the film “The Age of Stupid”. It shows a guy in New Orleans who
    • lost everything he possessed, but retired early from his oil platform job and rediscovers nature.
    • Why are there so few examples of people living a really different life?
    • With this quest on our mind, we have set up Organicvision: An association that aims to present
    • amazing people who live differently. We believe that the stories of great people who have achieved
    • great projects should be shared to encourage others to do the same.
    • Examples that encourage to learn about how you can take a path that will make you use the force
    • of nature that is in you and around you....
  • Our association
    • Founded under French law in October 2009
    • by Joanna Mastalerek and Franck Marion
    • Our vision:
    • an ecologically-sound and economically viable system of society
    • Our aims:
    • make models and tools of sustainable lifestyle widely known
    • promote projects and institutions that develop alternative styles of production and consumption in balance with local ecosystems
  • Our association
    • Extract of the register of associations:
    • Translation : Declaration at the prefecture of Côte-d`Or. Organicvision – an association for a
    • sustainable society. Objective: Taking into consideration current problems (financial, food and
    • environmental and crisis), Organicvision aims to develop, promote and contribute to a public
    • conscience that a sustainable model of life is both necessary and possible . Registered office:
    • 5. rue des Roses, 21000 Dijon. Email: info@organicvision.org, official website :
    • www.organicvision.org Date of declaration: 6 October 2009.
  • Our association
    • Our message:
    • Sustainable lifestyle is necessary, possible and fun !
    • Our communication tools:
    • a blog incl. interviews, videos, and pictures, regular newsletters ...
    • Later on also exhibitions , trainings , pedagogic material , a book ...
  • Our project: world tour devoted to sustainable lifestyles
    • Sdfsd
    • Volunteering in 30 projects of sustainable lifestyle
    • incl. permaculture projects and projects selected via NGOs like Global Ecovillage Network, the Transition Town Movement, WWOOF…
    • From August 2010 between 12 - 18 months of travel on 5 continents
    • Europe, North and South America, Australia and Africa,
    • among others Germany, France, Switzerland, Scotland, Canada, Cuba, Peru, Argentina, New Zealand, South Africa, Senegal,...
    • (depending on our ressources and encounters)
    • Objective:
    • to gain diversified hands-on experience and expert knowledge about sustainable lifestyles worldwide, interviewing project founders, filming and taking pictures , writing , ...
    • .
  • Our project: world tour devoted to sustainable lifestyles
    • Actions !
    • Compensating our carbon footprint during our journey
    • support for micro-lending in developing countries
    • use of solar energy reducw our water consumption
    • explore and create meaningful relationships with the people we encounter (through Wwoof, Couchsurfing…)
    13 Do you have any other idea for an action? Please suggest us!
  • Our project: world tour devoted to sustainable lifestyles 14 ► between flights: mostly use of public transport, car-pooling, our feet… ! CO2 compensation !
  • The budget of our project 16 CO2 compensation included Bio or/and FairTrade clothes Natural medicine Solar charger Investing in microfinance A cooperative bank
  • Our preparation…
    • From 2009 until June 2010 :
    • 2009:
      • WWOOF at an organic wine reseller, La Llacuna - Penèdes (Spain)
      • Interview with Elaine McParland, organic farmer growing almonds and olives , Alcover (Spain)
      • Work at the eco-village Kasteel Nieuwenhoven , Sint Truiden (Belgium)
      • Interview with Jeanne Hoogenboom, founder of Kasteel Nieuwenhoven
      • Visit of public beehives , Etterbeek Brussels (Belgium)
      • Members of Local Exchange Trading Systems (LETS), Couchsurfing (CS), ethic finance and environmental association, Brussels (Belgium)
      • Research and reading on: voluntary simplicity, permaculture, transition towns …
    • 16-17 January 2010: Yoga training , Tibetan Institut, Huy (Belgium)
    • 23 April-4 May 2010 : Microfinance project, Thies (Senegal) - Franck
  • … and our next milestones !
    • Agenda July-September 2010:
    • 5-10 July : Training on solar technology , Brussels (Belgium)
    • 16-18 July : Survival training , Virelles (Belgium)
    • 5-8 August : Visit of Quartier Vauban, sustainable model district , Freiburg (Germany)
    • 8-14 August : Herbology training, Benedictine Monastry, Niederrickenbach (Switzerland)
    • 15-20 August : Visit of newborn Quartier Confluence, sustainable model district , Lyon (France)
    • 20-22 August : construction site of a castle using medieval techniques
    • and (eco-)materials, Yonne - Burgundy (France)
    • 25 August-12 September : Permaculture Design/Ecoconstruction course ,
    • Ecocentre Périgord (France)
    • 17 September : Departure for WWOOFs in Canada
    • November – December : Costa Rica, ...
    18 Do you have any other suggestion or contacts? Please let us know!
  • Fundraising tool
    • On our website we offer the possibility to order T-Shirts
    • with our logo and the slogan „What´s your vision of a good life?“
    • on the back. We hope to find local artists painting their visions on
    • the back of the T-shirt, which will be sold as unique pieces.
    organicvision.org FRONT BACK 19
  • Support us !
    • You are a company, organisation or a person supporting the values of
    • sustainable lifestyle? Then join our project!
    • We are looking for:
    • Media partners who can provide media coverage for our project
    • Sp onsors who can support us with contacts, donations and donations in kind (like flight tickets, IT and outdoor equipment, travel guides, lunch vouchers...)
    • Volunteers for translating our newsletter in French, German, Spanish…
    • In exchange we can provide you with:
    • exclusive articles , podcasts or photo material of ourjourney
    • the display of your logo on a prominent place on our website and newsletter
    • each month we will make a special feature on one of our sponsors (with fundraising and games)
    • .
  • Our current partners
    • Our web host :
    • Our webdesigner : Monika Czaja
    • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?id=755468477
    • Our bank :
    • Our partner NGO : SOS Faim Asbl
    • Our partner in accomodation : , Servas, Hospitality Club, WWOOF
    • Our media partner : WwIndy News
    21 Want to be part of our project? Please contact us!
  • Definitions
    • Sustainable lifestyle : A life in balance with ecology, in respect of nature´s cycles and using eco-innovation , that encompasses areas like food, housing, energy, mobility, clothing, education etc.*
    • Transition towns: Responding to the challenges of climate change and peak oil, this bottom-up movement seeks to locally reduce energy usage as well as increase a community´s self-reliance.*
    • Permaculture: Using the inherent qualities of plants and animals combined with the natural characteristics of landscapes and structures to produce self-supporting human settlements, using the smallest practical area.*
    • * For more information see section „Sources“
  • Definitions
    • Ecovillages: urban or rural communities of people, who strive to integrate a supportive social environment with a low-impact way of life. Ecovillages integrate various aspects of ecological design, permaculture, ecological building, green production, alternative energy, community building practices, and much more.*
    • WWOOF (Willing Workers on Organic Farms):
    • In return for volunteer help, WWOOF hosts around the world offer food, accommodation and opportunities to learn about organic life- styles and share more sustainable ways of living.*
    * For more information see section „Sources“ 23
  • Sources
    • http://permacultureportal.com
    • http://www.permacultureactivist.net/pcresources/Europe.htm
    • http://totnes.transitionnetwork.org
    • http://transitiontowns.org/Main/HomePage
    • http://gen.ecovillage.org
    • http://www.wwoof.org
  • CV Joanna
    • http://be.linkedin.com/pub/joanna-mastalerek/3/4b3/8a8
    • Professional experience:
    • 2009 -2010 Communication assistant, European Commission, DG
    • Budget – Brussels, Belgium
    • 2006 – 2009 Consultant, European Liaison Office of the German Research
    • Organisations - Brussels, Belgium
    • 2005- 2006 Customer Service, Continental Airlines - Diegem, Belgium
    • 2005 Stagiaire, European Commission, DG Environment – Brussels, Belgium
    • Education:
    • Training as a German language teacher , Goethe Institute, Munich, Germany
    • Training in Science Management, Speyer, Germany
    • Master in European Studies, University of Hamburg, Germany
    • Bachelor in Communication Studies and German Literature, University of Greifswald, Germany
    • Erasmus exchange student at the University of Franche-Comté, France and Jagiellonian University, Poland
  • CV Franck 26
    • http://be.linkedin.com/in/franckmarion
    • Professional experience:
    • 2007 -2010 Performance Manager, BNP Paribas Fortis – Brussels, Belgium
    • 2003 – 2007 Financial Controller Northern Europe, SNCF Rail Europe -
    • Brussels, Belgium
    • 2002-2003 Financial Controller Switzerland, SNCF Rail Europe –
    • Bern and Geneva, Switzerland
    • 2001 Stagiaire Budget Controller, PPR Guilbert - Paris, France
    • 2000 Stagiaire Human Resources, Aventis – Paris, France
    • Education:
    • Master in Business, INSEEC European Business School - Lyon, France
    • Master in IT Project Management, ULB Solvay Business School – Brussels, Belgium
    • PhD in Change Management (not yet completed), ULB – Brussels, Belgium
    • Professional training in European Studies (UCL), E-Business (Technofutur)
    • Intensive (2 weeks) Polish language course at Jagiellonian University, Poland
  • Contact us
    • JOANNA [email_address]
    • Tel.: 0032-474-77 35 24
    • FRANCK [email_address]
    • Tel.: 0032-476-36 20 85
    • www.organicvision.org
    • or visit our group website on or
    • : pseudo “ organicvision ”