From the 1st to the 10th of June, Indonesia’s 20 top environmental activists will share their vision for a greener world at the Eco Living Summit Indonesia, a platform hosted by Patrick Woodcraft on solutions to move into a healthier and more sustainable way of living.
The ELS 2017 aims at bringing wisdom and insights from the the most inspiring individuals who are actively paving the way to a more sustainable future, showcasing “pioneering projects to a conscious mainstream audience who are ready to be the change they want to see in the world.” As a voice for future generations, Patrick selected Eco Property Developers, Sustainable Builders, Eco Tourism Operators, Intentional Community Leaders, Green Tech Inventors, Environmentally Conscious Pioneers, Innovators and Entrepreneurs operating in Indonesia who “demonstrate their zero-compromise stance on doing what’s best for people and the planet.”
Eco Regions Indonesia is represented by John Higson, Eco Regions’ co-founder. In these interviews, John shares his vision of Eco Regions Indonesia. “A lot of development in Asia doesn’t take care of the environment and it doesn’t cooperate with the local people. So there’s a window here to go in and make sure that Indonesia’s natural assets — its land and marine biodiversity and people — benefit from development.” John commented.
Other remarkable speakers at this 2017 edition include Simon Jongenotter, the mind and heart behind The New Earth Cooking school, a venture to empower people through healthy food, Jye Dawes, a pioneer in permaculture practices, Liam Neil, Indonesia’s Trash Hero and Lili Angling Tilarshih, head of Barn n Bunk, an accommodation and organic farming education centre in Gianyar Regency, Bali. Mike Reynolds, the architect who invented the Earthship and who is collaborating with Eco Regions on the development of Kenawa island, West Sumbawa, is also among the panel of speakers. “With the Earthship, we are creating a system that takes care of people in a way that doesn’t destroy the planet,” the 72-year old pioneer sustainable architect said. “In the Earthship,” he added, “people feel more secure when using less power”.
Host Patrick Woodcraft collects the answers on some of today’s most crucial issues from experts, environmental activists and eco pioneers who have real viable solutions to the biggest challenges facing humanity today. His motivation? A better life for the world and generations to come. “What I really want for my kids, and your kids, and kids everywhere is to grow up playing under clear blue skies, swimming in pristine rivers and thriving coral seas, and being able to explore endless forests full of life.” he said. “It’s up to each of us to play our part and make the move to a more sustainable way of living now.”