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United Mountains of Europe for International Mountain Day

This project is for outdoor people.      OUTDOOR literally means: outside the front door. It means that if you are an inhabitant of the planet THIS IS ALSO YOUR PROJECT.

11th of December 2021

ON THIS OCCASION THE DEMANDS OF UNITED MOUNTAINS OF EUROPE WILL BE PRESENTED IN FRONT OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT IN BRUSSELS

United Mountains of Europe for International Mountain Day

 ON 11th OF DECEMBER 2021 THE DEMANDS OF UNITED MOUNTAINS OF EUROPE WILL BE PRESENTED IN FRONT OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT IN BRUSSELS

WHAT DO WE WANT?

Recognise

the need for a cultural shift that redefines the human-nature relationship in order to address the environmental crisis. Facilitate the role of the outdoor community in steering said shift.

Rethink

and reinforce EU legislation to support effective implementation of sustainable tourism systems and infrastructure.

Create

a joint working group bringing together stakeholders with diverse experience and knowledge of the Mountains and Members of the European Parliament to write the declaration of mountain rights, in order to support local communities and other concerned actors in the preservation of mountainous regions.

YES, we are doing it for real.

We are organising an event, with the help of the Belgian Alpine Club, outside of the EU parliament in Brussels.

To present these demands and the testimonies collected during the first part of the project
(a trip across the mountains of Europe)

  1. Show that the outdoor community is united in demanding – on paper and in fact – an immediate and effective ecological transition.
  2. Be the spokespeople of the need to radically rethink our relationship with the world around us
  3. Be part of the solutions: collaborate and co-create with politicians and the rest of society
  4. Bring the knowledge of the mountains to society
  5. Promote a new way of practicing mountain activities within an ethical model that is respectful and non-consumerist
  6. Foster the network between various realities committed to the sustainable preservation and promotion of mountainous regions.

SEE YOU IN BRUSSELS!

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ABOUT THE EVENT

Part One - The Think Tank

A introspective moment with the outdoor community to reflect on the community’s role to facilitate a human-nature cultural shift. 

Part Two - A Gathering

A gathering to show to the European Parliament and the world that the outdoor community is united in the fight for preserving mountenous areas, and willing to impliment concrete solutions.

Part Three - A symbolic Act

The core team of United Mountains of Europe (Eline, Alessia, Sara and Adele) will march to the parliament as a culmination of their trip across the Mountains of Europe.

WE BELIEVE IN

Adventure

Adventure is the way  we tackle life. We are joyful, we are bold,  we trust life and we adapt.

Co-creation

We believe in our community’s inventiveness and creativity to imagine and implement solutions

Respect

Our deep respect for the mountains comes from our love of Nature.We listen, we are humble and inclusive towards what others have to bring us.

Effectiveness

We have our heads in the clouds but our feet on the ground. We are committed to our mission and won’t settle for words not followed by actions

LETS' MAKE IT TRUE. We need apples for energy

Are you ready? This will be a real adventure CHOOSE YOUR OWN WAY TO ACT

Our voices have weight. But how much do they weigh?
Kilos, tons of… POSTCARDS!

Do you hear the mountains singing?       
SING WITH US. We wrote a song. Read the text, listen to the melody, record your voice and send it to united.mountains.of.europe@gmail.com

TEXT

Do you hear the mountains sing

Asking for justice one last time

this is the music of our planet

That will not be a slave again

 

Since the first day of the earth

mountains are standing strong and wise

this is the time to climb together toward the sky

 

Close your eyes and feel the wind

we are just a part of something big

the mountains should stay free they don’t belong to you or me

 

We care, so we act

we will not stop to fight

for their rights

AUDIO

is coming

Co-create

If you could give a right to the mountains, what would it be?

Share your thoughts, claims and ideas

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