Assisi Nature Council
an Italian Registered Charity -
ONLUS - with special tax exemption

The Assisi Nature council is an environmental organisation inspired by St.Francis of Assisi ’s vision of a universal brotherhood as ecological interdependence and the frugal use of earthly resources. It is concerned with the preservation of the natural and cultural heritage of the area Assisi/Mount Subasio, and it is focused on education to sustainability and environmental ethics as its foundation.

A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.
This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us.
Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."
Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

The main focus of the organisation has originally been provided by the identification with St.Francis's vision of Universal Brotherhood, scientifically translated as ecological interdependence, and of a frugal use of eathly goods.

It has inspired the educational programme of the association which strives to apply ethical principles...

to the relationship between man and all other living creatures and to recognize the urgent need to protect vegetal and animal forms of life against extinction of species...

to understand our past and develop an ecological culture projected into the future without loosing positive cultural identities

We are developing partnership with organisations and individuals whose main focus is the ethical concern in our common future.