Satish Kumar writes, “The way of elegant simplicity is a natural consequence of karma yoga… which instructs us to act without desiring the fruit of our action”. For a newcomer to this philosophy, the question naturally arises, What will motivate action, if not the desire for its fruit? Satish provides the answer: “Action is its own reward, a source of pleasure and joy”. More than that, however, Satish shows us the way by his example.
(Chair, PCD Management Committee)
The traditional Chinese version of "Transition Town in Japan — A Community Action Research Connecting Individuals with the World," written by Mr. Hide Enomoto, Co-founder of Transition Japan, and translated by Mr. Xue Songping, has been translated and published this summer.
In this annual report, we present the latest progress of our projects in mainland China and highlight exciting developments in our Hong Kong projects. Our Hong Kong team has explored four key themes over the past two years: Transformative Learning, Building Community Resilience for Climate Change, Community Economy, and Culture and Community Building. Our mainland China and Hong Kong partners, including social workers, community organisers, grassroots organisations, and design studios, have inspired us with their passion and perseverance. We look forward to new creative collaborations with them in the future.
We would like to share with you a piece of good news. Thanks to the joint efforts of our colleagues and partners, the "Annual Report 2020-2021" has finally been printed and officially released.
2020-2021 has been a year full of challenges. In this annual report, we would like to share with you how we work in partnership with grassroots communities to build resilience and explore ways of sustainable living under the following working themes — Wisdom of Nature, Ecological Agriculture, Community Economy, Traditional Knowledge and Innovation, Sustainable Living Network, and Interactions with the Philanthropy Sector.
“I wish PCD will continue to soak up the sun and the water and the soil, and continue to grow and evolve in a natural way in response to the evolving needs of our communities. It would not get stuck in a particular kind of dogma or way of doing things, but will continue to be receptive and open.”
Chairperson of our Management Committee
In mainland China, we expand our network of collaboration and dialogue and build strategic bridges for ecological civilisation and rural revitalisation, our two main goals.
Our partners bring new approaches – such as nature education – as well as new community responses to climate change. They enrich our understanding of sustainable living.
Our Hong Kong Programme was launched in 2020. We facilitate a reconnection with nature, raise awareness on environmental crises and encourage reflection on mainstream culture,
especially the ecological and social impacts of market-driven economic development.
By collaborating with our partners and weaving networks across groups and communities, we explore diverse ways of achieving sustainable living together.