Relax, it's The Conscious Club

The Conscious Club is the showcase of the new sustainable future. We're the first public climate neutral canal house in Amsterdam. We've rebuild this former chocolate factory with a super high tech sustainable climate system and only used natural products to build a sacred space. Not only a conscious design but also one with a soul through the amount of antique details and items with a story.

 
 

 

"Who looks inside awakens" - Carl Jung

About us

All over the world people are waking up. At The Conscious Club we are responding to this rise in global consciousness that is calling out for a more spiritual and sustainable lifestyle. We've created a sacred space, a transformational learning and lifestyle center to awaken mind, body and spirit. We offer various ongoing activities (like yoga and meditation), training programs and workshops, alongside special gatherings throughout the year.

We invite our visitors to join our community in connecting, creating, learning and sharing!

Elizabeth Plokker and Charon Tolhuisen, owners of The Conscious Club & The Green Temple.

Elizabeth Plokker and Charon Tolhuisen, owners of The Conscious Club & The Green Temple.

Vision & Mission

Our vision is to raise spiritual and environmental consciousness and create space for individual and collective transformation. We wish to empower people to discover and share their natural gifts. We aim to be an ever flowing resource of wisdom and inspiration, connecting people on all levels.
 

With the aim for a better future

The Earth Overshoot Day measure has been calculated since 1986 and the day has never fallen so early as in 2017. It looks at the balance between global footprint - what humans take from the earth - and bio-capacity, which allows us to produce resources and absorb our waste.

In the 1980s, the overshoot day fell in November, shifting back to October by 1993 and to September just after the millennium. By 2016 it had reached 8 August.

Earth Overshoot Day was on 2 August this year, according to environmental groups WWF and the Global Footprint Network. That means humans have already used up their allowance for water, soil, clean air and other resources on Earth for the whole of 2017.

The date, earlier this year than in 2016, means humanity will survive on “credit” until 31 December. 

So what does that mean?

By August 2 2017, we will have used more from Nature than our planet can renew in the whole year. This means that in seven months, we emitted more carbon than the oceans and forests can absorb in a year, we caught more fish, felled more trees, harvested more, and consumed more water than the Earth was able to produce in the same period.

According to campaigners, the equivalent of 1.7 planets would be needed to produce enough natural resources to match our consumption rates and a growing population.

 

What can we do differently?

A better world starts with yourself. We hope to inspire others by being an example and showcase of the new sustainable future. We hope our community and platform will work as fuel for the soul and start a small revolution for a more loving and better future!

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has"

- Margaret Mead