Today, in a time where greenhouses are run with rockwool and nutrient
solutions and where Food is produced on an industrial basis and always
available, awareness of the dependence on the earth is not a matter of
course anymore. Earth, air and water, the basis of all life on this
earth, are continuously threatened by pesticides, traffic, industrial
waste and other human activities (war!). The conservation of healthy
soil becomes a goal of political actions today. Soil, earth is the basis
of all life.
The protection of the existing earth is the only chance to save the
basis of our life. So let's not trample the ground with our feet, for
it is more than a solid foundation and more than a exploitable area and
more than a dark hiding-place for our waste.
The daily experience of the earth is different:
Roads lead to places on the earth.
Every play at its soil on which we stand, from which we live.
All roads lead from soil to soil, like the life of the people.
At the sime time, the knowledge about the uniqueness and finiteness of
the earth has grown in some of us, in particular since astronauts saw
the earth from space and communicated their impression in words and
Ulf Merbold (German Astronaut): "I suddenly realized that the
borderlines drawn in on maps are only products of the brains of