Project Nuevo Mundo’s Earth Odyssey
GLOCAL is all about thinking GLOBAL and acting LOCAL. The New World needs individuals who act beyond their own personal desires to live in “comfort”. Planetary regeneration relies on thriving in harmony with the local resources and acting consciously to see the consequences of our initiatives on a larger scale, positively affecting people around the world.
The Earth Odyssey expanded this concept by following the permaculture principle to use small and slow solutions – the bigger they are the harder they fall – slow and steady wins the race. The Econauts brought their expertise to El Pedregal, a permaculture demonstration center in Oaxaca, Mexico, to build systems that does not require outside infrastructure to sustain and regenerate itself. We planted comfrey plants to turn our urine into a fertilizer, used bio construction techniques using materials collected at the site, and nurtured the eroded soil to create a symbiotic space with mycorrhiza spores to become fertilizer for the gardens.
We hope that our efforts inspire more people to become more integral with the environment that surrounds them.