The Home Foundation was founded in 1991, at the 15th anniversary of BSO (Eckart's software company at the time). The goal of The Home foundation is to demonstrate that ecology and economy are not in conflict with each other (something many authorities tend to think). Great initiatives following this principle sometimes simply need a liiittle hand or money in their start-up phase. "Home" is the English translation of the ancient Greek word "oikos" meaning house or family. Both economy and ecology are derived from oikos. Hence the name!
The Home Foundation has supported numerous inspiring initiatives. The Foundation is particularly proud of co-founding the Carbon Disclosure Project. CDP has assembled the largest corporate greenhouse gas emissions database in the world and its annual analyst reports provide a detailed analysis of how the largest companies around the globe are responding to climate change.
The Home Foundation has also supported (amongst others):
- The Rainforest Foundation which helps people living in and around rainforests to protect both the environment and their rights with regard to the land and their livelihood
- The Findhorn Foundation, an ecovillage in Schotland, with the lowest ecological footprint ever measured in the Western world
- The Gorilla Organization which helps to find alternative sources of income for farmers in order to protect the habitat of the endangered mountain gorillas
- Adopteer een Koe, an initiative to help create a better understanding between farmers and consumers, to create wellbeing for the animals as well as a fair income for farmers
- an organic farm where children could help out during school holidays in order to get in touch with an ecologically sound company
- the distribution of an educational booklet on environmental issues among primary schools.
If you are interested to learn more about The Home Foundation, please contact Ex'tent and we will put you through.