Sustainable Living Expedition Network

Association Community Carbon Trees (ACCT)

Jennifer Smith, the inspiring founder of this innovative nonprofit reforestation project, shares how her business model benefits the community, landowners, workers, volunteers, donors, and most importantly, the interconnected ecosystems around the world. While on site, we plant seeds and saplings to join over half a million diverse rainforest trees that Jenny’s team has planted near the equator.

Diamante Solution Center

The Diamante Solution Center is a social benefit organization
co-creating an ecologically harmonious world by
hosting wellness and educational events,
developing local sharing economies,
supporting organic food systems,
and systematically empowering all organizations building a regenerative society.

Eric Baudry of Upward Spirals

Co-founder and sustainability strategist Eric Baudry, who co-developed the Expedition with HappE Roberts, leads an eye-opening discussion on how the declining economy systematically converts nature and communities into financial commodities, and how we can use regenerative economics to create an ecologically balanced and socially just society.

Estrella Azul

Founders Roguer Kehler and Chantelle Mironuck tells a captivating story of how their young family transitioned from Canada to Costa Rica and converted a deforested property into a thriving homestead with microhydro electricity, food production, and site-appropriate structures. They also share how they became stewards for the local holistic school and are now connecting with more families in this developing community.

Fuente Verde Organic Farming Community

Travis Britzke, who is also the farm manager at Fuente Verde, leads a tour focused on turning degraded lands into a thriving community.
We visit their restaurant at the SomerTime Inn for an outstanding lunch, followed by a panel discussion on ecovillage living.

La Joya Del Sol

Renowned raw food chef, health coach, and expert arborist Eric Rivkin offers an amazing in-depth tour of his 167-acre off-grid homestead, featuring food production, reforestation areas, and renewable energy systems. After a delightful lunch demo, he taught the group about the personal, societal, and environmental benefits of a raw vegan diet.

M & B Organico

 Master organic farmers Bolivar and Marjorie bring us on a tour of their organic food production and distribution business. On a relatively small quarter acre, they grow enough food to feed their family and friends, sell at market, and deliver to nearby organic restaurants. The robust health and diversity of plants in their greenhouse was a testament to the efficacy of organic agriculture.

 

Veganissimo

After visiting the local farmers market, Feria Tinamaste Agricultura, Melissa Sweet explains how her non-profit organization has evolved from educating farmers about organic agriculture, to building greenhouses for their graduates, to establishing the farmers market. In just three years, it has grown to include an astounding variety of fresh food, artisan products, and professional services. Vida Autentica has since started an annual Seed Exchange and led a grassroots movement that successfully banned the use of toxic agrochemicals in public spaces countywide.

 

Vida Autentica

After visiting the local farmers market, Feria Tinamaste Agricultura, Melissa Sweet explains how her non-profit organization has evolved from educating farmers about organic agriculture, to building greenhouses for their graduates, to establishing the farmers market. In just three years, it has grown to include an astounding variety of fresh food, artisan products, and professional services. Vida Autentica has since started an annual Seed Exchange and led a grassroots movement that successfully banned the use of toxic agrochemicals in public spaces countywide.

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