Sustainable development in rural Romania.
We believe that the great opportunity of the Romanian village lays precisely in the capitalization of its specific traits and not on further industrialization. Unlike western Europe’s countryside that has succumbed to industrialization a long time ago, much of the Romanian village is still at a crossroads of development. The tendency now seems to be economic growth with no scruples, large investments that do not take into consideration culture and environment and eventually accentuate economic disparities.
But we don’t need to cut our forests, impoverish our biodiversity, poison our rivers and work only in factories to achieve wellbeing. We also don’t need to all move to large cities; in fact, all signs point to the fact that our globe would’t be able to sustain such trends, in the long term.