A new sustainable learning adventure due to launch this July, will offer guests the opportunity to learn through experience how to build sustainable communities, on location in the rain-forests and eco-villages of Costa Rica.
Upward Spirals, a social benefit organisation which recently opened the world’s first Solution Centre in southern Costa Rica, is now introducing The Sustainable Living Expedition.
A sustainable learning adventure
Guests on this seven-day experiential sustainable learning adventure will tour projects with both innovative and low tech systems of organic food production, renewable energy generation, natural building, food forestry, education and regenerative community development.
Through a combination of site visits, workshops, and making expert connections, The Sustainable Living Expedition will help people become more sustainable both as individuals, and as members of a wider community.
The aim is for visitors to leave feeling empowered to go back to their own regions of the world and work towards building sustainable communities at home.
According to Upward Spirals’ co-founder Eric Baudry:
“Personal sustainability is the first step towards building truly sustainable communities. The best way to increase personal sustainability is to learn directly from successes, and to work with experienced planners to design a personalised action plan.
“The Sustainable Living Expedition combines expert demonstrations and workshops to create customised plans, and resource sharing to ensure each guest leaves with the knowledge they need and are empowered to apply it.”
Diamante Valley Solution Centre
The Diamante Valley Solution Centre is surrounded by some of the world’s greatest biodiversity as well as being located close to many other organisations that are working to co-create community, food, education, and economic systems in harmony with nature.
Organic food, reforestation, community development, permaculture and conservation projects are everywhere in this part of Costa Rica.
A community said to be as diverse as the surrounding natural environment, is working to contribute to a global culture based on ecologically and socially harmonious values. This includes local people and visitors, volunteers, social entrepreneurs and environmentalists.
Upward Spirals aims to make it easier for people to live in balance with nature and have set some bold goals for such a small organisation.
They are designing, building, and sharing tools, templates, guides, regenerative business models, project management tools, and knowledge management best practices, and applying them to accelerate society’s transition to a regenerative relationship with nature for the benefit of all life.
The mission of the Diamante Valley Solution Centre is to help co-create an ecologically harmonious world through wellness and sustainability education events, developing local sharing economies, supporting organic food systems, and systematically empowering individuals and groups to work to build a regenerative society.
As well as offering sustainable learning adventures, the centre also offers yoga and well-being retreats, and a variety of other opportunities to reconnect with nature in this beautiful region.
Would you consider taking part in a sustainable learning adventure like the Sustainable Living Expedition? What goals would you hope to achieve through the programme?
More information about the sustainable learning adventures is available from the Diamante Valley Solution Centre.
More information about visiting Costa Rica is available from Essential Costa Rica.
Photos courtesy of the Diamante Valley Solution Centre.