"Ekobie wants to be a part of a global positive, sustainable change.
Recently, the Earthwatch Institute declared bees the most important living species on this planet.
This declaration is concerning because, according to wildlife scientists and experts, bees are on the endangered species list.
Studies show a dramatic 90% decline in the bee population in the last few years. The main reasons for their extinction include the use of pesticides, deforestation or lack of flowers. Bees are titled the most important being on earth because 70% of the world’s agriculture depends exclusively on bees. Without the hard work of bees’ pollinating, those plants would not be able to reproduce.
Our climate is out of balans by pollution, deforestation, overbuilding, food waste,...Ekobie wants to raise consciousness about our threatened environment.
Therefore this 'bie' is a large part of our identity."
Ellen Ongena, founder of Ekobie
We want to increase awareness through education, presentations, media, campagnes and events. Together with companies, organisations and municipalities we develop sustainable ideas and take action. We want to be a part of a positive global change and we want to take you with us on our journey.
LESSONS from nature
Besides boosting happiness, positive emotion, kindness, exposure to nature may also have physical and mental health benefits. Nature experiences lead to reduced stress and behavioral changes that improve mood and general well- being.
Ekobie is also convinced that nature can teach us about health care, running economies on limited resources, providing homes that self cool and heat: Nature does all these things far better, far more effectively and far more beautifully than humans do.
By using insights from nature we can redesign our societies to be more like nature, to be abundant, beautiful and free from pollutants.
Nature recycles waste efficiently, uses renewable power from the sun, is resilient to sudden changes, adaptable over time to new conditions, and self regulates through feedback. A future economy and society, a circular economy, could have the same characteristics.
In order to achieve our common goals, we work together with other organisations and friends: