Welcome to the new Green Dean website and blog. We hope you like and enjoy the new look and feel, as well as some of our exciting new services and projects. It’s always a really good feeling to start fresh in anything in life, especially a new website when you’re in business, and that feeling is even more special when your business is your passion.
After almost two years with our previous website, it’s great to have a new one, and share all the fresh new stuff we’re offering and planning with our community, whether you’re online or know us personally. While we have designed the new site and blog to let people know what we do as a business, we’ve also equally designed it with our community in mind. We’ve aimed to make it as user-friendly as possible, and offer our community more info, education and non-profit projects.
Previously, we offered a number of other sustainability related services, but after a lot of reflection and feedback, we have focused even more closely on what we’re deeply passionate about sharing with the world, which is Earth and Food.
Earth is the foundation of all life. Without living earth, the planet and all living organisms would die. For over 100 years, humans have been disturbing and destroying the Earth with poisons, chemicals, synthetic fertilisers and all kinds of disrespectful practices. This has affected every living thing on the planet, impacted on every ecosystem and habitat in the world, and resulted in increasingly lifeless and infertile earth. As a result, world food and agricultural systems are on the verge of collapse. A new system is desperately needed.
Our food is suffering also. This continued disrespect for the Earth has gone on too long, resulting in a food crisis never before seen in history – chemicals and fertilisers being used on a mass scale to prop up barely surviving agriculture; lifeless, sterile, tasteless food travelling hundreds and thousands of kilometres around the world to supply an increasingly ignorant, arrogant and demanding increasing world population; food grown and produced at high social, environmental and economic cost to farmers, producers, workers and consumers; the exploitation of people and habitats; billions of animals, reduced to mere numbers, living in abstract misery and suffering from birth to death; and the demise of human health and wellbeing due to poor food, lack of movement and the unsustainable lifestyle of endless consumption of finite resources, with no awareness of or care for where food and products come from or where they go after use.
That’s the bad news. The good news is that you and I can make a positive difference through the wonders of the internet, social media and the rapidly increasing number of Earth care and environmental groups spreading around the world, using technology to share and spread the essential benefits of a greener, more sustainable lifestyle. This increased information can lead us to learn more, join and connect with like-minded people and groups. It brings a new awareness and connects us with much needed training and education that will enable us to live more sustainably into a brighter future.
The result will be a green revolution, where millions more people will be aware of and embracing permaculture, choosing to create urban farms in towns and cities, growing and producing more of our own food and materials, recycling, reusing, repairing and refusing more stuff, and making a stand against major negative impacts on our right to access and consume good food and care for the Earth, such as genetic modification, factory and monoculture farming, exploitation of people, land and animals for profit only, and much more.
Through our educational events, services, projects and sharing, Green Dean invites you to join that green revolution with us and be part of something much more than growing a few vegies in your backyard. The much more we speak of will be your part in possibly saving the planet, and influencing so many systems that desperately need everyone’s attention, care and commitment to make a better world. After all, the Earth is the only planet with chocolate, so it’s definitely worth saving!
Please develop your green thumbs, hug more trees, get a few backyard chooks, attend some workshops and get involved more deeply with what’s happening in the world of earth and food. We are here to support you all we can.
Sincere thanks, Green Dean