Who We Are

Geoversity is a newly formed alliance of entities that share a commitment to “learning from and partnering with nature”. Evolving as an ecosystem blending science, business and the arts, Geoversity has as its mission to model ways whereby human design, enterprise and creative expression can evolve and thrive inspired by nature and in harmony with nature. Among the institutional founders of Geoversity are Earth Train Foundation; Rainforest Capital; Forest Finance; the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard University (TECH); the Center for Spatial Studies at the University of Redlands; and Fundación Ciudad del Saber.

In September, the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard (TECH) published a report called "Geoversity: Strategic Planning and Start-Up February 26, 2016". You can view and download it here.

Mission

The Earth Train Foundation, an international educational organization, has been coordinating the planning of Geoversity and is currently hosting Geoversity.org, that is the secretariat of the alliance that will ultimately become a separate not-for-profit corporation.

Geoversity.org has as its mission to serve the Geoversity ecosystem by ensuring:

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Cooperation

We facilitate networking and joint venture development between Geoversity alliance members.

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Diversity

Continual enrichment of the cultural, generational and operational diversity of the ecosystem.

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Evolution

We are recruiting new members and growing a network of open source learning organizations dedicated to the Geoversity mission and vision.

Programs

2nd Bamboo Construction Workshop

The Geoversity Natural Design Workshop Series

Enjoy this glimpse of the Second Earth Train Bamboo Design and Construction Workshop that took place last January 2017 as part of Geoversity’s Natural Design Workshop Series.

Under the direction of Junglewood Design partner Jörg Stamm together with architects Dayra Bern, Patrick Dillon, and Roger Martinez, 24 women and men, with no prior experience in bamboo, built the 12-meter-high Bambuseo alongside the Frank Gehry-designed Biomuseo, Panamá in only three days.

The Bambuseo concert debut took place during Geoversity’s The Nature of Business Executive Program.

Click for details (in spanish)

Verne Harnish Geoversity Spotlight

Verne Harnish

Co-founder and Chair, Geoversity

The Nature of Business

A Geoversity Executive Program

In February, 2017, 20 senior executives from six countries participated in a remarkable four-day experiential and educational program in Panama. They teamed up with business leaders, best-selling authors and designers to gain practical insights from nature that will help them drive their businesses to new levels of sustainability.

Directed by Brian Dumaine, Editor at Large Fortune Magazine and co-chair of Fortune’s Brainstorm-E Conference, Geoversity’s EP was conducted in partnership with the Technology and Entrepreneur Center at Harvard (TECH).

See photos here: Mamoní Valley Preserve | City of Knowledge | Bambuseo | Biomuseo

For additional background on the program already completed this year, click here

The 2018 The Nature of Business is scheduled for January 30 to February 4, 2018.

Bamboo Construction Workshop

The Geoversity Natural Design Workshop Series

In September, Geoversity presented the first Bamboo Construction Workshop, led by the re-knowned German constructor Jörg Stamm together with the Colombian architect Roger Martínez and the Panamanian architect Patrick Dillon.

Participants came from Nicaragua, Honduras, USA and Panama. The workshop was organized by Earth Train in team with the Municipality of Panama City and the City of Knowledge Foundation.