the source of all life - has provided humankind with sustenance
from the very beginning. Over time, Nature has provided humanity
with a means to grow and develop into complex societies based on
this very fundamental relationship.
vast network of knowledge and wisdom has evolved from this basic
relationship between humans and nature. Nature's wisdom, her mysteries,
her awe inspiring beauty and power, have been unlocked by inquiring
minds and scientific processes. Humans have become masters of this
knowledge and have developed incredible technologies to harness
energy and other resources.
an increasingly overcrowded world it is sometimes hard to focus
beyond everyday life and onto the long term effects of our technological
progress. Concrete jungles bear no resemblance to the fragile beauty
of the forest. Surely then, we must be reminded of the true wisdom
found in a sustainable relationship with nature. After all, we are
in a world witnessing an increasing amount of media coverage of
international debates concerned about damage to the environment.
It is commonly accepted that as far as the environment is concerned,
it is a time to rethink our relationship with nature before it is
development is what the Eco-communities project at Expo 2005 is
all about. The Eco-communities project has been envisioned to reuse
energy and to reduce and make use of existing waste. As well, the
entire Expo 2005 site - expected to host 25 million people over
a six month period - has been designed with the conservation of
nature and the local environment as the top priority.
answers for today's world must be done in the context of technology.
Thus, the concept of eco-communities was developed. Yet, an understanding
of the socio-historical context is just as important in today's
richly multi-cultural world of economically diverse states and unions.
And so the "Art of Life" Expo 2005 sub-theme was envisioned to be
a model of human participation on a global scale.