Kantel professor Jan Rotmans roept iedereen in Nederland op om kantelaar te worden. Kantelaars zijn individuen en vormen vaak groepen die een probleem gezamenlijk aanpakken door het te kantelen en om te vormen naar een oplossing.
Er zijn al meer dan 250.000 kantelaars in Nederland en het doel is 2.5 miljoen in 2020.
Wetenschappelijk kennen we het principe van kritische massa. Toegepast op kantelen betekent het dat als 20% van de Nederlandse bevolking kantelaar wordt, de andere 80% direct volgt en mee gaat kantelen. In andere woorden de stemming in het land kantelt en tegenstanders krijgen als gevolg geen voet meer aan de grond.Een mooi voorbeeld is het initiatief van Urgenda dat door de rechter gesteund werd.
De grote Nederlandse bedrijven hebben geluisterd en kopen nu windmolenparken op zee om in de toekomst 100% duurzaam qua energie te kunnen worden. Om niet ten onder te gaan heeft zelfs Shell gekozen om te gaan investeren in duurzame energie. Echter, de minister van duurzame energie Kamp zegt nu dat de vervuilende kolencentrales open kunnen blijven aangezien de doelstelling van 16% in 2020 wel gehaald gaat worden. Ministers zijn nog geen kantelaars!
En nu belangrijk goed nieuws voor alle kantelaars!
EM (Effectieve Micro-organismen) producten zijn kantel producten!
Voor de landbouw betekent het onafhankelijkheid van kunstmest en pesticiden; voor de veeteelt betere gezondheid van de dieren waardoor minder ziekten en ziektebestrijding; voor het water (je vijver of je regenopvang) waterzuivering en balancering waardoor geen algen-vorming en een beter leefmilieu voor waterdieren en planten ontstaat; voor het milieu betekent het fermenteren in plaats van composteren, wat sneller gaat maar ook veel meer voeding behoudt voor het bodemleven.
In het kort: EM herstelt het milieu en alles in de natuur op een duurzame en natuurlijke wijze. Je kunt meekantelen door EM in de vorm van Wipe&Clean als schoonmaakmiddel in huis te gebruiken, EM als biologische voeding voor planten in huis en tuin, EM als product om je dieren gezond te houden en ziekten te voorkomen, door keukenafval te fermenteren met behulp van EM Bokashi en in je tuin te verspreiden. Je kunt tuiniersbedrijven vragen om hun tuinafval te fermenteren, hetzelfde met kantines en andere plaatsen waar veel voedselafval geproduceerd wordt. EM is bovendien een geweldig probioticum.
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Een case study uit het archief van EM Research Organisation Japan:
Mikawa Bay Purification Citizen School, which was established in 2002 in the Mikawa Bay area, exhibited at the Aichi Expo Seto venue in 2005 regarding their activities. With the slogan, “exciting environmental purification,” and as a volunteer activity that makes use of the autonomy and independence of each individual, we continue to expand EM activities in various areas because we enjoy it. We use EM with the different methods and purposes in various areas, in drainage from each household, direct application into rivers, in hotels and other companies, in livestock industry septic tanks, and EM applied agricultural drainage in fields and rice paddies. The amount of EM input continues to grow every year and through the rivers, such as the Yahagi River, it is flowing into Mikawa Bay. As a result, there has been significantly increased run-up of Ayu (sweetfish) to Yahagi River, the quality of fishery products has improved, including the short-necked clam, and the fish catches have increased, too. In addition, the small dolphin (“finless porpoise”) that it was feared had sharply decreased in number are now frequently seen, and it has been observed that the number of individual dolphins has been increasing. In Chita Peninsula, twenty five organizations affiliated with the Bay One Citizen’s School which was established in 2006, has carried out the application of EM in a variety of forms, such as in drainage channels and ponds, clams have greatly increased, especially in the south part of China Peninsula, and more and more people are enjoying shellfish gathering.
In the Ise Bay, “EM Exciting Net Mie” was launched in 2007, in cooperation with the local fisheries and school children, and they are trying to improve water system. In 2009, three groups, the Nagoya Horikawa Lions, the Horikawa Eco Club and EM Aichi NPO, began applying activated EM into Horikawa River, which flows through the center of Nagoya city down to Ise Bay. Horikawa River was contaminated by the influx of industrial wastewater and household sewage, and had problems with odor and poor water quality, but now the bad odor is greatly reduced, and biodiversity is returning.
One of the most remarkable reports in EM application case studies in Japan is the Todaiji Temple, which was built in the begining of the 8th century and is famous for the “Great Buddha in Nara”.
They are using EM Technology with excellent results not only for water treatment of the pond inside the Temple but also for the recovery of pine trees and elimination of foul odor of septic tanks and deer excreta.
EM Technology is also used for environmental protection of shrines and temples near Todaiji Temple and even in some other areas registered as the World Cultural Heritage.
Good effect of EM Technology made Todaiji Temple very serious
The manager in charge of general affairs at Todaiji Temple had tried many methods to find the best system to improve the water condition of the pond before he came to know about EM Technology through Ms. Kazuko Goto, the representative of Non-Profit Organization U-net for Nara Prefecture to him.
Ms. Goto, together with other U-net members, had been involved in purification programs by way of EM Technology with good result at Class A Komo River which is a part of Yamato River System running in the City of Nara.
After the manager of Todaiji Temple received some advices from Ms. Goto, he did some research by himself on cases of EM application. Occasionally he visited the actual sites to investigate the effect of EM Technology, and 6 months later, in December 2007, he concluded that EM could contribute to the environmental purification.
Therefore, he purchased and installed an EM Bio-reactor and a fermentation tank to introduce EM Technology in the temple facilities.
From January of 2008, Activated EM•1 was poured into 3 ponds (Ooyuya-Ike, Naga-Ike and the most downstream, Kagami-Ike) but mainly into Kagami-Ike alongside of the approach to Buddah’s Hall from Nandaimon (Great Southern Gate).
During this project, 3 staffs from Todaiji Temple were allocated to the actual work for EM application and EM Suketto-Net Co., Ltd. (in Nagoya City represented by Mr. Masanori Oka), which was experienced in EM Technology application, was in charge of device management and work planning.
Kagami-Ike sparkled like a mirror
Approximately 500 L of Activated EM•1 was poured into each Pond weekly. The result was remarkable.
No E. coli bacteria were detected at Kagami-Ike and the transparency improved to 50 cm about 3 months after the application. As a result of the continuous efforts such as placing EM Ceramics at water channels, the summer troubles such as freshwater red tide and foul odor produced by algal blooms were solved.
In the meantime, volunteers and children of Todaiji Temple Gakuen Kindergarten made about 2,500 EM mud balls and threw them into the ponds and water channels.
At first Mr. Oka expected that it would take at least 3 years to have a good result; however, it turned out to be only 1 year. Kagami-Ike is usually muddy when it rains to soiled water flowing from the upstream when it rains, but apparently, it returns to normal in a shorter time than before. The quality of the soil at the bottom of the pond is getting better thanks to the 5,000 EM mud balls thrown into the pond in 2 batches one year before.
Kagami-Ike used to have a stage in Japanese-garden-style, sticking out towards a small island (Nakanoshima) in the middle of the pond and it was necessary for the water to be cloudy to a certain extent in order to screen off the ground of the stage. However, the water tended to remain muddy for a longer time than is necessary. Moreover, an artificial waterfall that is to circulate and to filter the water located in the northwest of the pond dag up the algae deposited at the bottom of the pond, which diffused a foul odor.
Approximately 300kg of EM Ceramics were placed at this location this spring, and as a result, the foul odor disappeared and the water clarity improved up to 0.5-1 m.
Now ripples like fine wrinkles sparkling on the surface of the pond can be seen anytime. This is a typical found only in a pond with a good water quality. The reflection of Buddah’s Hall and pine trees at the pond can be seen on the surface of the water which brought Kagami-Ike back to what it was supposed to be in a sense that “Kagami” means “mirror” in Japanese.
Todaiji Temple requested a third party to compare pre- and post-data of the water quality.
Also, Mr. Oka and Ms. Goto collect water samples a few times a month to analyze water clarity and quality.
EM Revitalizes Pine trees at the Temple
New shoots came out from stand dead pine trees….
Other than the water improvement project, last year, they tried to revive approximately 200 pine trees, planted along the road from Great Southern Gate to Buddah’s Hall as a countermeasure against pine wilt disease. As a result of the continuous efforts in applying EM Ceramics Powder to trunks of the trees and spraying Activated EM•1 to the roots and the entire trees, “The tip of the branches grew and new shoots sprouted up in April to May this year with the smell of fresh green plants”, said Mr. Oka. They have a plan to give this tree treatment twice a year on more trees from now on.
The garden of Todaiji Temple has a lot of wild nature deers and therefore, they are also dealing with excreta odors problems.
Staff at Todaiji Temple sprayed Activated EM•1 once a week, from a tank on a pickup truck around the Great Southern Gate where more deer are to be seen than any other areas the deer gather. “You can see an obvious effect in reducing odor in 2 months”, said the staff. The owners of stalls alongside the approach to Buddah’s Hall are pleased with this “good deodorization effect”.
Furthermore, Activated EM•1 is applied in many different ways inside the Temple such as septic tank treatment, kitchen waste recycling, and tree planting. EM Ceramics are put at the temizuya (a Shinto water ablution pavilion) of Nigatsu-do.
In June 2009, an unusually large numbers of fireflies were to be seen at the downstream of Oyuya-Ike. This news delighted those who involved in the “Association of Daibutsu Firefly Preservation”.
They could see that their preservative activity of long standing and EM applications came to fruition.
EM spreads to other shrines and temples
Mr. Goto thinks that this project at Todaiji Temple triggers a movement of environmental purification.
There remains some wild forests co-existing with the city area in Nara City; however, in addition to the fact that the mountains in the area cannot deal with water resource anymore. The damages caused by acid rain, deer, and the poor maintenance accelerated forest devastation. As a result, muddy water flew into ponds and rivers after rainfall and the environmental condition got worse. In addition, the deterioration of water quality at ponds is a problem not only for Todaiji Temple. Mr. Goto is appealing for local authorities and Kasuga-taisha, and other shrines and temples on this issue as a starter of the environmental purification and protection for the whole community.
Responding to the appeal from Todaiji Temple, Jurin-in Temple (the chief priest, Junshin Hashimoto), located in the Gangoji-Temple which is one of the seven great temples in Nara, has already started using EM Technology to clean its ponds.
It has been 17 years since “Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara” was listed as one of the World Heritage. Next year, 2010, is the 1300th anniversary of the relocation of the capital to Heijo-kyo and also the 1250th Anniversary of Empress Komyo who got deeply involved in construction and maintenance of various temples such as Todaiji-Temple, Kofuku-ji Temple, Horyu-ji Temple, etc.
Recreation of the capital city of Nara referred to “City of Flowers” on the surface of ponds with ripples was a dream not only for Nara citizens but also many other people including those engaged in the pond purification project.