The eCoexist Foundation promotes the evolution of environmental consciousness and helps build a society that is deeply connected to Nature.
For human beings to live a creative, happy and fulfilled life they need to experience and understand their place in the ecosystem and to find ways to live in harmony with the living and nonliving environment that sustains their life. In modern society, and in urban environments, this deep connection has been severely damaged and has isolated humanity from its natural origins.
The eCoexist foundation aims to help restore this feeling of interconnectedness, by making people conscious about their food, their lifestyle choices and their dependence on the animal world.
It aims to invoke love and respect for Nature in the human heart and by doing this, to build societies and environments that are healthy, prosperous, content and harmonious. It creates communities that are built on the sharing of resources, where a self aware population lives in interdependent and symbiotic relationships, sensitive to the underprivileged and challenged members of the community.It does this using all the creative human potential available, through arts, design and beauty, and with an attitude of service.
The vision of eCoexist Foundation is to build a generation of self aware individuals that are highly conscious of their place in and their obligations to, the Natural world.
The Outer Environment
Living in a city disconnects us from our own natural environment. Our feet rarely touch the earth, and often we go months without watching the sun rise or set. eCoexist started its work looking at urban lifestyles and considering ways in which we could reconnect people to Nature through the lifestyle choices they make and the products they use. The intention is to bring an acute awareness of the natural environment to urban residents so that they make conscious and environmentally responsible choices.
The Inner Environment
The disconnect however is two ways. Urban living also disconnects us from our own selves. The stresses of city life, numb the bodily senses and overburden the mind and this leads to a wide range of mental and physical ailments. eCoexist believes that human beings who are connected to Nature are also healthier, more content and happy in their lives and bodies.
Since its inception eCoexist has chosen to reach out a wide range of underprivileged and challenged groups to create livelihoods for them through our eco products. Over the course of the past twelve years we have worked with prison inmates at the Yerawada Prison in Pune, with women farmers in rural Karnataka and with mentally and physically challenged groups as well. Our cloth bag campaign provides a steady income to several women self-help groups who are empowered through the trainings they receive from us.