Why we started Calypso Project

This project started as an answer to our need of change but at the beginning it wasn’t really clear which direction we wanted to take.

The reasons for such a need were pretty unclear and so were the expectations, in fact what we had was nothing more than the feeling that something was not correct, somehow.

But there was actually nothing we could say we were missing because we actually had and still have everything.

Things started clearing up few years ago after a short swim in the wonderful crystal-clear sea waters of one Elba island’s beach, when I got my hand full of tiny small pieces of plastic. By looking at the sea from the beach, the Mediterranean water was appearing to be one of the cleanest on hearth, but the reality was different: it was a soup of tiny pieces of plastic garbage, almost unnoticeable.

That hand covered in plastic was for us a punch in the face.

As ocean lover, we were quite familiar with everything endangering our oceans, and more extensively our planet, but suddenly it was not something theoretical and remote, it was very real, there just in front of our eyes, on our hands palm.

So we got interested to learn more about pollution and climate issues We started reading about what can be done, which solutions are available to reduce the damages to the environment caused by human activities and to conserve the nature on hearth.

 At first, we have been overwhelmed by the huge amount of information available and the immense number of groups, initiatives and activities at every level all around the word acting to preserve our planet.

Even if the lack of coordination between them and their inherent differences somehow diminish their effectiveness, they have the great merit of having drastically increased the general awareness about the consequences of our actions on our future on earth. Us included.

After some time spent to understand, we arrived to the conclusion that there is only one effective way to preserve our planet and to improve the life of humanity on long term: end consumerism.

Only by reducing the consumption of things we don't need, we can hope in a better world. It is not about the type of sources we use to produce energy, it is about the redefinition of our needs and of the associated economic model.

In few words, enough is more.

Now, we do not pretend to change the world and to make a real difference but we believe we have a sort of moral obligation to at least do not contribute to the climate crisis.

In the end we did find what we were looking for, what was not correct and this project is in fact our way to leave the type of life in which we do not believe anymore.

Our new life will be about enough is more, more nature, more humanity, more ourselves.


  1. The Flag of Trinidad and Tobago, similar to that of numerous different countries in the Caribbean, has just been used for somewhat more than 50 years. It was decided to supplant the past Trinidad and Tobago flag and address the new country when it acquired its autonomy from the English Realm in the a very long time after WWII.


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