Even though we were both raised in very different cultures, both sets of grandparents have very similar ideals that have been handed down to us. Their sustainable living mindset has been embedded in everything they do on their ecosystem farms, long before sustainability became a trendy buzzword over the past decade. Anton’s grandpa would collect rainwater for their household in big buckets after the rain, while my Cantonese grandma would harvest a large cabbage from her garden and use every single part of the plant to make 10 delicious dishes.
We have adopted this sustainable mindset in raising our two beautiful boys, cherishing everything that nature has given us. Fortunately, we live in Sydney, where nature is at our doorstep, and our favorite activity is bushwalking, splashing in the water, or walking along the beach on a scavenger hunt missions. We lower our heads to our sons’ height to see things from their angle and observe the uniqueness of every leaf on a tree or every sea shell on the beach. As we walk, we listen to the howling sound of the wind and how it changes from the bush to the beach, notice the sounds of the waves, and smell the salty seawater. We taste the ziggy berries, smell the sweet Osmanthus flowers, and find seaweed that the boys think looks like a monster.
It’s a wonderful feeling to be soothed by nature and use all our senses to enjoy it. We love nature as much as you do, and we hope future generations will be able to experience the beauty of our planet as we do now. Our promise is to find balance by preserving the present without compromising the world for future generations.
We are proud of what we have achieved with Kaolin, providing a broad range of affordable and accessible green materials to those who share our vision. We hope to see more buildings using green materials not only because it ticks all the boxes but because it’s how we believe it should be. These buildings could last for hundreds of years, and this is the environment we want to leave behind for future generations.
Let’s do it together!”