Sustainability Report 2016 – Economy

“Times are changing, the organic sector is expanding and we have to find the right position for SEKEM in this transforming environment by grabbing its potential for the future, which SEKEM absolutely owns.”

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Stopping the water from flowing away

Water researchers from Witten-Herdecke University in Germany are involved in a project in India to stop water losses. The aim is to provide a more reliable water supply not just in the major cities but also in more rural areas.  … >>

SEKEM initiative receives UN prize in the fight agains soil erosion

The Egyptian SEKEM Initiative has received the “Land for Life Award 2015” from the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).  … >>

Waldorf emergency education team heads for Turkey

An emergency education team from the international Waldorf organisation Friends of Waldorf Education is heading for Turkey on Sunday for a short-term deployment with refugees from Syria and Iraq.  … >>

Amazing experience

Schumacher College is simply one of the finest teaching and learning environments to be found anywhere in the World. … >>

Swiss online platform “Without you” urges support for foreigners

When Switzerland voted by a very narrow margin in a referendum in February to restrict immigration, three Swiss citizens felt moved to do something about it.  … >>

Witten International Network

Newly founded student initiative wants better integration of international exchange students into university and student life at UW/H. … >>

Haiyan – the monster storm

After the storm, the flood. Since typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines and other parts of the south-east Asia last month, followed by severe flooding, emergency aid has been pouring into the country.  … >>

Call for greater civil society engagement

Von Uexkull described the manifesto of the World Future Council as a “new brand” to save civilisation. … >>

Ethical banks call for positive vision of the financial system

Ethical banks from around the world have called for a fundamental transformation of the financial system to create greater stability and make people its focus.  … >>