Culture & Arts
“I used to think the top environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse and climate change. I thought that with 30 years of good science we could address those problems. But I was wrong. The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed and apathy … and to deal with those we need a spiritual and cultural transformations and we scientists don’t know how to do that.”
Gus Speth, US Policy Maker and Environmentalist
We are at a time in history where more then ever nature’s balance is disturbed by mankind and as Gus Speth points out, a true spiritual and cultural transformation is necessary because we cannot continue to use nature as an unlimited resource. Our role as a botanical garden is to build and implement the necessary understanding and tools for biodiversity conservation and the natural setting of Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden encourages contemplation, stimulation, and creativity. We believe that Art and Culture take a central place in our work to help with this consciousness shift for towards a more liveable world.