“If grown-ups don’t give a shit about my future, I won’t either.”
15-year-old Greta Thunberg has got a good point, and that is probably why her school strike is getting so much media attention in Sweden. climatesafety.info/strikeforclimatesafety/
In Denmark, an association which aims to become a new citizens movement, is preparing to buy up smaller farms on a co-op-basis and then convert the land to sustainable, climate-safe agriculture.
"We consider it a new type of childrens savings,” co-founder of the association Andelsgaarde told the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten:
"We can no longer sit with arms crossed and wait for politicians or a technological fix to solve the climate crisis. The association Andelsgaarde is a simple model for how we can collectively buy smaller farms and start cultivating the land in a sustainable manner. We do this to meet the growing climate and biodiversity crisis and to have healthy food in the future. The buildings are utilised in a new visionary way and future-proofed by renovating sustainably and covering them with ‘climate screens’.”
Andelsgaarde has had 900 members sign up in just four months.
The Danish Department for Agriculture & Food welcomes the initiative.
The word 'Andelsgaarde' means ‘Co-op farms’ or ‘Shared farms’