Who We Are
Geoversity is an ecosystem of leaders and organizations collaborating in the pursuit of breakthroughs in human design, enterprise, and creative expression, inspired by Nature.
The Geoversity secretariat is administered by Earth Train Foundation, a U.S. public educational charity, and Fundación Earth Train, a not-for-profit foundation based in the Republic of Panama.
Biocultural renewal: Geoversity wants to bring about a popular shift in worldview, moving away from values and practices that set humankind apart from nature, toward a fully evolved oneness with nature.
Our core strategic values are:
Continual enrichment of the biocultural, generational and operational diversity of the Geoversity ecosystem.
Promoting networking, joint venture development and learning between alliance members and collaborators.
Go beyond problem-solving to focus on transformative breakthroughs.
"... a glimpse into the rich potential of this unusual community of purpose."
- Nathan Gray, Geoversity secretariat.
Check out our Geoversity Startup Report 2016-2017 here.
We pursue our mission through teamwork in three related areas of innovation:
Ecological Research and Service
We are developing land conservancy models that ensure:
- the conservation of terrestrial and marine ecosystems
- scientific field research
- sustainable communities and enterprise
- the honoring of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
- public-private sector collaboration in the management of protected areas
Designing with Nature
We engage accomplished designers, builders, and artists in the design and prototyping of structures, engineered solutions and art that:
- adopt Nature’s 3.8 billion years of evolutionary R&D (Biomimicry)
- celebrate natural materials
- ensure a connectedness to and harmony with nature
Geoversity Design is a market oriented initiative of Geoversity’s Designing with Nature program; including creative bamboo play and building events (BambooGanza).
Leadership and Learning
We conduct and support research and learning with thought leaders and top talent in business, science, education and the arts -always enriched with dialogue and total immersion in cultural and biological diversity.
The Nature of Business
A Geoversity Executive Program
The Nature of Business (NoB19): Designing with Nature
February 5th to February 10th, 2019 | Republic of Panama
Join us for the third of three annual programs where we gain practical insights from nature that help drive businesses to new levels of performance. Participate in a one day educational program at Panama City and a three day immersion program in the jungle at Centro Mamoni in the Mamoni Valley Preserve. Sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the latest news on the conference.
Read more here.
Bamboo Design and Construction Workshops
A Geoversity Design Program
The workshops are led by our Geoversity Design partner Jörg Stamm, a bamboo master builder, together with architects Patrick Dillon and Roger Martinez.
Teams of architects and builders will learn to build with this natural material.
The production of actual bamboo constructions is interspersed with short intervals of theory and interactive design sessions.
JIBE (Youth Innovating for Biodiversity and Ecology)
An Earth Train / Geoversity Leadership and Learning Program
The JIBE Program is in its third year and the main objective is to educate young people on the importance of environmental protection. Through hands on workshops we encourage youth to start up their own innovative green projects and teach them how to practice sustainability and create a healthy environment in daily life.
- May, 19: Environmental Education through the Arts.
- May, 26: Environmental Family Fair.
Private Sector & Public Institutions
Companies often engage through Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives and events or longer lasting joint-ventures.
Volunteering and Learning Opportunities
Students, youth leaders and experienced professionals of all ages can enroll in our Biocultural Volunteering and Internship Program (BVIP).
The Geoversity secretariat hosts and promotes international and grassroots development initiates that are models of collaboration in the service of the Geoversity mission.
Contact the Geoversity secretariat via email at: info-(AT)-geoversity-(DOT)-org for more information about joining.
We welcome your donation in support of the work of Geoversity