Our current economic systems are one of the key drivers for runaway climate change and our unsustainable ecological destructions. To address our greatest challenges today we need to fundamentally rethink and redesign the premises and foundations of our economic systems.
One of our core commitments is to support the development of a Wisdom Economy for the transition to a Thrivability Civilization, based on the understanding that we are all Planetary Beings in a finite world with infinite consciousness. The Thrivability Growth model that has been developed through the PhD research of EARTHwise Founder Anneloes Smitsman services as a theoretical framework based on indigenous wisdom principles and transformational practices for the development of the Wisdom Economy with key partners.
Our design principles and practices for a Wisdom Economy also include our Value Currencies™ model as a concrete tool for businesses to bring forth new economic models and behavioural transactions for ecological VALUE EXPERIENCES founded on Life as WHOLENESS.
Our Thrivability Education courses & projects are for people from all generations, and in particular Youth, to learn how to become Custodians for a Thrivable world and future. Our courses are for schools, businesses, and communities. We trained over 300 teachers and reached more than 20,000 students in Mauritius since 2012. Our courses include learning: the fundamentals for ecological sustainability, eco-systemic health, climate change mitigation & adaptation, biodiversity protection, eco-systemic governance, ecological food security, zero-waste principles, permaculture and regenerative design principles, social innovation, eco-social entrepreneurship, collective and intuitive intelligence, whole-Self development, peace-building, healing & reconciliation, law and governance for thrivability, creativity and innovation, how to connect and listen to the Spirit of the Land and honour the original Custodians, traditional Wisdoms, Vision development, and learning how to Love each other and our Earth from wholeness & with respect for the Unity in our Diversity.
Together with Four Worlds International Institute (FWII), SINE, and our other partners we apply the Sixteen Indigenous Guiding Principles for Developing a Sustainable, Harmonious and Prosperous World.
Starting from within, working in a Circle,
in a Sacred manner,
we Heal and Develop Ourselves,
our Relationships and Our World.
As a Global Community we coordinate online Gatherings, Talking Circles, and Webinars that support the FWII-led Indigenous Unifying Movements, including "Healing Ourselves & Future Generations - Counting Coup on Sexual Abuse, Rape and Incest."
In many of our Indigenous Cultures it is said that to know who you and where you are going you need to know from where you are travelling and who is travelling with you.
Many people today grow up without awareness of their ancestral heritage Cultural Heritage Empowerment is essential for Social Change in society. Many people today are not aware of their ancestral roots and their Cultural Heritage. In indigenous Cultures, honoring our Ancestors is essential and part of preparing the Future Generation.
We have been working for several decades in Mauritius to help raise awareness about the Cultural and Ancestral Heritage of the Maroons and their vital role in the fight against slavery and oppression centuries before it finally got abolished and stopped in practice. Since 2007 we have been directly involved in the Le Morne Cultural Heritage (LMCL) process by documenting the Maroon Oral History and providing critical input for the inscription of LMCL as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The following stories that we have published explain more about this:
The Maroon Academy of Being (TMAOB) Project provides a strategic Vision and empowerment programs for linking economic, cultural, and psycho-ecological development of the people and their environments related to Le Morne Cultural Landscape (LMCL), among others. The TMAOB activities build on the proper development and transmission of the unique maroon heritage of Mauritius in a manner that is inclusive and respectful of the rich ethnic and cultural diversity of Mauritius.
TMAOB acts as an important bridge between people, communities, and sectors in the LMCL region to develop a shared vision and the necessary competencies and capacity building required for actualizing this vision. The TMAOB project provides the necessary leadership and capacity building for LMCL to become a true testimony of a World Cultural Heritage Site that empowers people and their respective communities, in an ecologically sustainable manner
Our Climate Change Advocacy projects catalyze concrete actions based on our Planetary Health Indigenous Wisdom principles and facilitation of the underlying consciousness shift. Through our advocacy work we have also been providing key strategic and legal advice for movement building and leveraging for Transformational Change for Thrivability. Through our Climate Change Education projects we have been supporting schools and businesses to become Solutionaries for stoping runaway climate change and the eco-genocide.
Anneloes Smitsman explains during this TEDx talk how Love can provide a Solution for OUR WORLD in crisis. To become a Future Creative and an Evolutionary Catalyst for a Thrivable World there are three essential questions to ask ourselves. :
Our EARTHwise Projects are born, grown and developed in answer to these three fundamental questions. We also applied this methodology in peace-building and reconciliation initiatives with communities that have been impacted by deep internal divisions.