Towards Planetary Wellbeing


Ayñiy focuses on environmental value education and advice, helping organizations to take steps towards sustainability and circularity based on the interdependence of all life. Ayñiy works with themes such as climate change, biodiversity, sustainable lifestyles, and resource wisdom.

Value education encompasses the concept of "learning to be" and delves into the intricacies of our daily lives and decision-making processes. It encourages us to critically examine our assumptions, worldviews, and their impact on the wellbeing of both the community of life and the planet. It encourages us to adopt multiple perspectives and evaluate what is morally upright, particularly concerning the "common good."

Planetary wellbeing prioritizes Earth system and ecosystem processes, ensuring the persistence of species and populations for future generations, while enabling all organisms to thrive.

To ensure a sustainable future, we should prioritize individuals' values and norms. It is necessary to implement environmental education across all levels, aiming to instil knowledge and inspire behavioural change. By embracing frameworks such as the Earth Charter, environmental education provides a platform for approaches that promote sustainable living, community wellbeing, and a deep sense of respect and care for the interconnectedness of life. Through these efforts, we can actively work towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and fostering Planetary Wellbeing.


Ayñiy is committed to and driven by the values and principles of the Earth Charter and is involved with the Earth Charter in different ways. Irma Verhoeven belongs to the ECI Circle of Friends.

The Earth Charter is an ethical framework for building a just, sustainable and peaceful global society. It is concerned with the transition to sustainable ways of living and human development.  It seeks to inspire in all people a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the wellbeing of the greater community of life, and future generations.