'At this very moment, the Earth is above you, below you, all around you, and even inside you. The Earth is everywhere. You may be used to thinking of the Earth as only the ground beneath your feet. But the water, the sea, the sky, and everything around us comes from the Earth. Everything outside us and everything inside us comes from the Earth.
We often forget that the planet we are living on has given us all the elements that make up our bodies. The water in our flesh, our bones, and all the microscopic cells inside our bodies all come from the Earth and are part of the Earth. The Earth is not just the environment we live in. We are the Earth and we are always carrying her within us.' -Thich Nhat Hanh's.
Unfortunately human beings have slowly detached themselves of nature, living in concrete bubbles. We have forgotten the interconnectedness of us to everything around us. Fortunately more and more people see the bigger picture and want to make a change nowadays.
As a kid, i used to live in the jungle of Peru. It is engraved inside my body, it moved my heart and reached my essence. The trees and plants were so astonishing and beautiful. Colourful and delicate butterflies were diving in the rays of sun, wild orchid show off with their bright yellow colors, the ground was humid and the smell of the forest all around accompanied with the noise of the parrots and monkeys in the trees. Each week i remember this magnificent nature.
Well i decided to give my word to the jungle and to all the humans and animals living there that i won't stop until i have done everything in my power to make the world aware of industrial gold mining processes and their consequences for each of us.
Dear Earth, i promise you GOLPIRA is making killer jewelry without killing the environment.