The current six-month programme of the Academy of the Saxon Regional Conservation Foundation has adopted the theme of the current UN decade of “Education for a Sustainable Development”. The main objective of this programme is to increase public awareness of the fact that everything which we gain from matter and energy actually comes from nature. All these things permeate society, culture and the mind before they return to nature. Looking at nature in this manner, it can neither be devastated nor destroyed. It can however be transformed into a condition which makes it unfit for human life. In that case, we could no longer sustain the ecological system as we know it today.
To enable us to live in conditions fit for human beings in the future, the world community has created the concept of sustainable development, a concept which has more or less been introduced to all systems of society. For this concept to succeed however, it must be communicated through education.
The Academy’s programme has therefore been designed to acquaint the different groups of society with a variety of conservation topics and with the concept of a sustainable development. We hope that many people will actively take part in the numerous events which have been planned and that this in turn will lead to new ideas and activities towards an ecologically beneficial and successful development of Saxony in the future.