In a nutshell:
- 1% of our sales flow into the FLSK Future Fund.
- We use the money to support ecological and social projects. The "GLS Zukunftsstiftung Entwicklung“ helps us to do this.
- Most recently, we supported 3 projects: a training center for biodynamic agriculture in Mexico, an organic farming college in India and the Kasuku Organics community forest in Uganda.
With the FLSK Future Fund, we want to make the future we believe in possible. In order for our (environment) world to change in a sustainable way, people must change first. That is why we are particularly committed to initiatives with a focus on education, research and development.
Which projects have a sustainable approach, operate sensibly and work seriously? Outsiders who are willing to donate often do not have enough insight to evaluate this. That's why we work together with the "GLS Zukunftsstiftung".
This has decades of experience in the development and supervision of projects of holistic development cooperation. The GLS Zukunftsstiftung advises us with its ecological, ethical and social criteria in the selection of projects and manages our fund. We are very happy to present you here our three heart projects that we have already supported!
Agrosol - dual training center for biodynamic agriculture
WHERE? Veracurz, Mexico
WHAT? Training young people in biodynamic agriculture
WHY? To create perspectives for land and people
Mexico is characterized by unemployment, crime and drug abuse. Many young people emigrate or go off the rails because they see no way to feed their families. At the same time, it is becoming increasingly difficult to extract enough food from the soil due to progressive soil erosion.
Agrosol wants to do something about both of these problems. The practically oriented training provides the trainees with all the skills they will need to later practice small-scale agriculture themselves according to biodynamic principles. A desirable and meaningful job that brings in a good income? That is a real perspective for the young Mexicans.
Timbaktu Collective - organic farming college
WHERE? Andra Pradesh, India
WHAT? Training youth in sustainable agricultural practices.
WHY? Support organic farming and marginalized young people.
In this part of India, there is great poverty. Young people in rural areas have hardly any access to education and are often ill - due to poor nutrition, lack of exercise and lack of medical care.
In the 2-year boarding school Timbaktu they learn writing and reading as well as everything about organic farming, biodynamics and permaculture. With this knowledge supplemented by practical work experience, health and fitness, the graduates of the course are better equipped for life.
Kasuku Organics - Community Forest
WHERE? Wakiso District, Uganda
WHAT? Reforestation, training in organic agriculture
WHY? Forest protection and safeguarding smallholder families.
Sand mining near Lake Victoria has left thousands of square meters of land barely usable. Kasuku Organics is buying up this land to transform it back into a green, thriving and revitalized natural environment with native plants and trees.
Local people are also involved in the project: Smallholders are agroforestry-managing the main part of the newly created forest, learning how to protect the biodiversity of their homeland. A smaller part remains a forest reserve in the long term.
Through tourism, beekeeping and cultivation of medicinal plants, the area may even contribute to the income of the locals in the future. The expansion of the community forest is also very likely in the future, as further neighboring properties are up for sale.