Humans are part of nature. For far too long we have tried to subjugate it. It is now clear that we have interfered too much in its complex processes – so much so that our existence and that of many other living beings is at stake.

Equilibrism seeks to reconcile nature and civilisation. It combines available alternatives in order to come closer to a balance (equilibrium) and describes what such a world could look like.

The goal of Equilibrism is a complete paradigm shift regarding ecological and social issues. To this end, the concept deals comprehensively with the most important challenges facing humanity:

  1. Ecological alternatives as well as efficiency and new structures in all areas of life
  2. Natural circular economy
  3. Sustainable monetary and land management
  4. Global citizenship

The founding principles were jointly described in depth by the association’s founder Eric Bihl and Volker Freystedt in a non-fiction book in 2005: » (Equilibrism – New concepts instead of reforms for a world in balance). Intended as a construction aid for a model project, the work provides detailed insights into backgrounds and possibilities.

But what does Equilibrism actually mean?

The term “Equilibrism” comes from the Latin “aequilibrium” (balance) and is composed of “aequus” (equal) and “libra” (balance). The tightrope walkers in the circus are called equilibrists. And we want to follow their example by never losing our balance in tempestuous times.