Sustainable Living

Are you looking for a better way to treat yourself and the planet? Learn to make customized, nontoxic, personal-care products perfectly suited to your skin, hair, and body.

Whether you want to avoid the chemicals found in many products,...

Here in the Hudson Valley—with our fertile land, clean water, and emerging local economy—we are uniquely poised to transition away from unsustainable social, economic, and environmental practices to a more regenerative way of life. A large...

When facilitating a conversation, meeting, or event, the ability to listen on multiple levels, capture what surfaces from the group, and serve it back in a way that reflects the emerging story is crucial. Visual Systems Thinking combines the...

The Education for Sustainability (EfS) framework is an evidence-based, transformative learning process developed by the Cloud Institute. It is based on systems thinking, sustainable economics, and the science of sustainability.

Instead of...

Is there anything more important to health and survival than what you eat? In a world plagued by social ills, disease, and hunger, we can all play a role in transforming our lives and communities toward greater health and abundance with fresh,...

Explore the ecological depths of your own backyard and your inner landscape while you learn to create a thriving ecosystem that feeds your body and spirit, nourishes the planet, and strengthens human and natural communities.

Permaculture...

Take a stroll through the woods and you may find berries for your smoothie, mushrooms for your stir fry, syrup for your pancakes, and bark for a medicinal tea—all in your own backyard.

Walking the aisles of nature’s supermarket isn’t as...

Humans and nature intertwine irrevocably. Consequently, ecological principles operate within all aspects of human culture and our own lives—and permaculture’s regenerative design framework applies not just to landscapes, but to all aspects of...

“There are times when the heart flies wide open and we can barely stay in our skin—a refrain of music, the flight of a butterfly, the song of water slipping over rocks,” says Carl Big Heart. “There are also times when deep grief for a loved one...

Through short presentations, group discussions, and focused breakout sessions, we will share ideas, make new connections, and look at a whole-school approach to education—from curriculum and instruction to facilities and grounds—nested within a...

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