Mool Sustainability Research and Training Center (or, simply, Mool1) aims to inspire youth to build local resource-based, environment-friendly, and independent livelihoods. Mool seeks to explore sustainable ways of living enabling Kashmiris to lead participatory socio-economic transformation for a just, equal, and healthy society.
Following are the core values that have emerged from our work so far:
Dignity and trust
Build a society based on dignity and trust where each individual and each community is treated – and it’s life and interests are protected – in the best possible manner, not less than anybody else’s.
Equality and justice
Build communities based on justice and equality without any discrimination – including discrimination based on gender, religion, socio-economic differences (for example of class, caste, ethnicity or region) and ideological or political orientation.
Freedom and responsibility
Build a society where we act of our own free will, individually as well as collectively, with responsibility toward other individuals and the collective.
Inclusivity and participation
Build inclusive and participatory communities; building a conscientious society with transparent and accountable decision-making.
Individual, family and community wellbeing
Build a society where creative potential of the individual and the collective is realized for their contentment, prosperity and happiness.
Relationships and collaborative learning
Live in harmony with natural processes and trace constructive relationships to enhance mutual understanding and collaborative learning for progress of all people, communities and neighbourhoods.
Self-sufficiency and sustainability
Build communities where all can realize their potential and rely on their own resources to meet their needs, and develop individual and collective lifestyles to achieve economic, social and ecological sustainability.