Why the name BUXUS


The name BUXUS was the result of a conversation about the resilience of plants and extreme environmental conditions during a visit to the Loire. The conversation mentioned the endangered box tree (Buxus), which is made of hard, valuable wood. The common box tree (buxus sempervirens) in our regions is a resistant and, almost euphemistically, tolerant plant. In China, the buxus is a symbol of long life.

But like all plants, this tree can only survive under conditions that are conducive to it. Symbolically, this fits in well with the approach of the BUXUS projects, that we humans, as much as we care about our own growth and individual development, are dependent on each other. Human survival is impossible in the long run without mutual support.


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URL: https://www.fritz-bauer-forum.de/en/buxus-foundation/why-buxus/