“Culture is beyond definition & limitation- a concept or a box. It is the living, evolving soul of the people.”
Culture of Sustainability (COS) Outreach
Our research-based, eco immersion trainings with post-training online resources are tailored to effectively support individuals, organizations, and businesses interested in unifying vision to co-create sustainable local/global communities. The COS Outreach offers several experiential retreat options to help you develop your eco-based vision/mission; clarify strengths and needs; and provide practical planning/strategy/tools with ongoing assistance for reducing our collective carbon footprint and general over-consumption. Increase your altruistic presence in the community and contribution to the restoration of the planet. These retreat intensives provide a unique immersion experience with focused depth training in beautiful, rustic or luxurious, green-sustainable settings (US/international locations available).
Cultural Wellness Program
Green-Sustainable Community Transition
The Cultural Wellness program offers collaborative partnership in revitalizing distressed communities. The program provides sustainable living, health, and wellbeing education with youth cultural arts mentoring; eco-entrepreneur workshops, startup incubator, and cooperative (with micro grants/loans); organic urban farming/permaculture; and green, sustainable community-building/conservation resources. The program also includes building aesthetic, sustainable “off the grid” homes with natural and repurposed materials as well as land restoration and greenspace design.
Health & Wellbeing
A supportive network of resources (online/phone and onsite) is provided for effectively resolving emotional-mental or life difficulties, improving health and wellbeing; and for personal, family, and community development. Nature-based, mind-body depthwork and holistic therapies provide the benefits of solution-focused therapy and holistically uncovers long-standing patterns and underlying contributors to effectively resolve issues or problems. Focused development includes 7 fundamental aspects of health and wellbeing: emotional, mental, physical, spiritual, relational, creativity, and purpose/life meaning. These sessions help to facilitate personal and family/transgenerational healing with the discovery of new insights/awareness to effectively navigate life challenges and lead a fulfilling life of truth and vibrant self-expression.
Arts-based Youth Mentoring
We have ongoing after-school opportunities for youth ages 14-21. The mentoring program integrates lived experience with expressive/performance art and multimedia to facilitate personal growth, life skill development, resiliency, and a deeper connection with the environment (active engagement in the community and in Nature). The program concludes with a performance and multimedia presentation of their work. Students who complete the mentoring program receive a scholarship to attend the Nature Studies Conservatory.
Contact us to participate and learn more about our community projects and how to become involved!