With Slow Motion Projects, we wish to foster sustainable and selfless behaviours, unite people from here and far under the same sustainability goal. We want to support people in building a sustainable future and enable sustainable growth for all.
We want to see the world beyond our own and generate a broader impact; stop taking and give back instead.
Slow Motion Projects provides support in an environmentally sound way. We travel to the project locations only when necessary and avoiding to fly as much as possible. On site, our volunteers and local partner teams are keeping their footprint as small as possible by favouring ecological housing and foods with lower environmental impact.
How it all started
We are just like you - we work, we have hobbies, we like eating out and travelling during our holidays. Just like you, we try to reduce our environmental impact and support causes we believe in. Years ago, we started asking ourselves questions such as: do we actually understand the world we live in? Are we generating the impact we want to generate? Are we creating a better world for our children, and everyone else's? Too often, the answer to these questions was "not really", and this left us wanting more from our lives.
Our background and professional experiences made us acutely aware of the importance of creating a tight, sustainable link between people and their resources, cultural and environmental. In September of 2015, we decided it was time to go beyond ideas and words, and gave ourselves 6 months to leave our comfortable lives in Switzerland, step out of our golden bubble, and start on our own path: the Slow Motion Projects.
What flipped the switch for us
The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered: