The idea to set up Balance Earth arose from an older wish that I kept looking to implement in the most useful form. The process went through many stages of self-knowledge and self-understanding, until 2019 when, while participating in various conferences and volunteer programs related to environmental problems, I made the decision to step towards setting up an NGO to fulfill my aspiration.
Thus, I began building my dream of helping Nature exist, thrive and evolve – inspired by the Rights of Nature movement which I only discovered recently but fell for it instantly.
I firmly believe that at individual level we need a better relationship with nature, to respect it and to feel part of it. It will help us solve many of the problems we face. It will teach us to be more supportive, more attentive to those around us, but also to ourselves. It will teach us to get to know each other better, to live better, to be aware of what we consume and how we do it before consuming our own lives.
I’ve ‘armed’ myself with patience, experiences gathered from different parts of the world and materials from which to collect as many teachings as possible in order to inspire at least one person a day to behave consciously in relation to the environment. Thus, at the foundation of Balance Earth being grounded also the idea of growing a community with people eager to get involved, cooperate, support each other and mitigate their negative impact on the environment.
I trust these ideas. Improving our daily and individual behaviour will have a positive effect on our relationships – be them with ourselves, our families, friends, colleagues, or our home, the Earth.
Out of love for Nature, I would like to get the support of as many people as possible in these following steps, to inspire together, change mindsets together, have a conscious way of living and grant future generations a welcoming home in which to develop. It’s up to each of us. Therefore, I will be very grateful for any help, recommendation, assistance, initiative, suggestion, complaint or message.
I know that many will expect concrete figures and results to support such ideas. That is why I plan to start taking action as soon as possible and not get too lost in concepts and theory. But such an introduction was necessary 😊.
For now, the areas where I thought developing projects through Balance Earth are volunteering, environmental education, information, legislative and policy proposals, and access to justice in environmental matters. Will further develop how and why I chose these areas in the coming period on the Balance Earth page, so stay tuned.
I conclude this message with a quote from Seneca, ‘On benefits’ — ‘The things we hold in our hands, which we gaze upon, the things that are the focus of our desires, these things are vulnerable; bad luck and injustice can take them away from us. But a benefit endures even when we have lost the thing through which it was given; for the benefit is a correct deed, and no violence can nullify it.’ I’ll give you space for intepretation.
Thank you sincerely for your effort to read all these lines!
– Camelia Stanciu, Balance Earth
I would like to get the support of as many people as possible in these following steps, to inspire together, change mindsets together, have a conscious way of living and grant future generations a welcoming home in which to develop.
It’s up to each of us. Therefore, I will be very grateful for any help, recommendation, assistance, initiative, suggestion, complaint or message.