In our view ecologizing our lifestyle is to admit that we have bodies and that bodies are rooted in space and time. One of the major human needs is to live somewhere, to have a habitat and to care about the environment. We need to reappreciate the sense of locality.
Where do you feel at home and how do you treat your home?
There are two notions that helps to restore our relationship with the local environment and local community: ownership and resilience. We will also elaborate on the question in what sense the workplace can be seen as a local community.
To take care about the environment is related with the experience of ownership. A lot of people don't feel they participate in the ownership of their neighbourhood. They experience the street, the park, and the company as not theirs. Ownership has not to be understood as possession, but as belongingness and identification. If one experience something in the so called outside as a projection of self, then you well start to care about it.