Welcome to TORVEC, an organisation in the process of creating the ultimate health and wellness eco-centre, a life enhancing, life extending development,our aim is to construct a sustainable and multifaceted complex with it’s own energy, water and organic food production system on a permaculture farm in a wonderful location where the sun is almost always shining, a beautiful Garden of Eden in a modern day Shangri-la river valley, a residential community for like minded individuals who are looking for a healthy living rustic lifestyle, an opportunity to be able to live a longer, happier, healthier life in a safe and secure environment, one that will provide a sheltered haven of peace and tranquillity, an oasis of calm in a stressful modern day world.
Sustainability is the capacity to endure. In ecology the word describes how biological systems remain diverse and productive over time. Long-lived and healthy wetlands and forests are examples of sustainable biological systems. For humans, sustainability is the potential for long-term maintenance of well being, which has ecological, economic, political and cultural dimensions.
Healthy ecosystems and environments are necessary to the survival and flourishing of humans and other organisms. There are a number of major ways of reducing negative human impact. The first of these is environmental management. This approach is based largely on information gained from earth science, environmental science and conservation biology.
The second approach is management of human consumption of resources, which is based largely on information gained from economics. A third more recent approach adds cultural and political concerns into the sustainability matrix.
Sustainability interfaces with economics through the social and environmental consequences of economic activity. Sustainability economics involves ecological economics where social aspects including cultural, health-related and monetary/financial aspects are integrated.
Moving towards sustainability is also a social challenge that entails international and national law, urban planning and transport, local and individual lifestyles and ethical consumerism.
Ways of living more sustain ably can take many forms from reorganising living conditions (e.g., eco villages, eco-municipalities and sustainable cities), reappraising economic sectors (permaculture, green building, sustainable agriculture), or work practices (sustainable architecture), using science to develop new technologies (green technologies, renewable energy and sustainable Fission and Fusion power), to adjustments in individual lifestyles that conserve natural resources.
Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment.
Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations.
Sustainability is important to making sure that we have and will continue to have, the water, materials, and resources to protect human health and our environment.
At TORVEC we are committed to utilise the natural resources we have at this wonderful location to the best of our ability, minimising our dependence on external energy, food and water by creating the most eco friendly sustainable system we can with the help, guidance and skills from within our own community.
Quote from Stephen Covey "We do make a difference — one way or the other. We are responsible for the impact of our lives. Whatever we do with whatever we have, we leave behind us a legacy for those who follow."
Recent pictures of the location from my phone camera
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