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N.E.W. LOOPS stands for Nutrients Energy and Water LOOPS. Natural pathways of these life 
supporting resources are circular (LOOPS): plants receive nutrients and sunlight and through 
photosynthesis produce oxygen and organic matter that is eaten by animals and humans, i.e. it 
enters the food web. Through metabolic processes within the food web organic matter is 
transformed into nutrients and released back to the environment. Again, the nutrients are taken by 
plants, which produce organic matter for the food web. Similarly water cycles in our planet by going 
through several processes: evaporating from big water storage bodies (oceans, lakes and rivers), 
forming clouds by condensation, falling back to the surface in a form of rain, travelling (flowing) on
the surface and below the surface, transporting material and nutrients on the way and supporting 
life and finally reaching big water bodies again.

N.E.W. LOOPS is also the name of our non profit organization that aims towards preserving and 
enhancing broken material LOOPS. Majority of human settlements, particularly bigger cities are 
breaking the natural LOOPS: we import water, food and energy; produce ‘waste’ and release it to 
the environment, where it acts as pollutant and devastates our ecosystems. To close the LOOPS we 
aim towards following concepts: harvesting resources locally such as rain water harvesting or 
decentralized energy systems; producing food locally (also within cities) by using local nutrients and
water; turning our waste(water) into valuable materials, such as fertilizers (nutrients), energy and 
clean water, which is again used in our food production. In other words we aim to turn our human 
settlements into healthy ecosystems.

To reach our goals we are active in education, e.g. Permaculture education, in developing and 
applying various environmental technologies and in awareness rising for sustainable living. We aim 
to establish an integrative educational platform, where profiles like environmental specialists, artists 
(from different roots, fields and specializations), school systems, municipalities and others interested 
in sharing knowledge on sustainability will meet.

By using artistic creativity and by mixing formal and non-formal education, this platform of mutual 
learning will serve as a base for the creation of innovative models of sustainable living. It will also 
stimulate creativity in people and, hopefully, it will also produce a more culturally enhanced 
environment in our society. Communitarian Theatre as one of our artistic tools is a powerful 
transformative art, because it includes non-artists and the community as players. As Augusto Boal 
said “Theatre is a way of knowledge, and it also must be a way of transforming society, it can help us
to build the future, instead of waiting passively for it to come.”