Creating a Collective Vision: Businesses, Organizations, & Communities

"We have the potential to redesign our lives with individual and collective vision to co-create a thriving and renewable, sustainable world."

Our research-based, ecoimmersion trainings with post-training online resources are tailored to effectively support individuals, organizations, and businesses interested in unifying to co-create sustainable local/global communities. 

Several experiential retreat options are provided to help you develop your eco-based vision/mission; clarify strengths and needs; and provide practical planning, strategy, and 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).

Culture of Sustainability (COS) Outreach

Our focus is to establish mutually, restorative relationships between businesses, organizations, communities, and our environment.

The Nature Studies Conservatory is a dynamically evolving, diverse learning community. Theory, research, and practice are applied to invest in new ways of being via social, economic, and environmental stewardship and design utilizing our local-global community resources: the arts, multimedia, eco-preneurship, science, and technology.

The COS Outreach involves students, instructors, communities, and businesses collaboratively building effective partnerships, learning and working together to create innovative strategies for achieving a shared collective vision—sustainable evolution.

immersion training Retreats


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.

Whole Life 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. Focused development includes 7 fundamental aspects of health and wellbeing: emotional, mental, physical, spiritual, relational, creativity, and purpose/life meaning.

Arts-based Youth Mentoring

We provide 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 the Conservatory’s ongoing projects!

community development