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Review for ECOSA INSTITUTE, Prescott, AZ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I was one of the founders of Ecosa in 1999-2000 and built the organization up until I left in 2005. I still go to local Ecosa events and see that Ecosa is sill one of the most progressive and cutting edge sustainable design education non-profits I am aware of. The students I have met and the work I have seen is consistently top notch. The personal conversations I have with the students there always confirms that Ecosa is changing peoples lives and bringing a new ethic of integrity and quality of work to the future problem solvers and designers of our world. Not only this, but Ecosa has managed to expand its outreach and affect in a down economy by adding a professional design arts studio as well that is integrated with the non-profit educational arm of the institute giving students real world experience. THis is true education. Its not the big institutions that need support and recognition, its the smaller ones, like Ecosa, that are able to respond quickly to our changing world, and that are free from large beurocracy to change and experiment with appropriate and timely pedogogy, organizations like the Ecosa Institute.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Its always cutting edge and attracts some of the most intelligent young designers I've ever met.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

always welcoming and BUSY running the organization and pushing things to the next level.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand and establish itself as the worlds best design school to create more leaders that solve environmental problems created from the expansion of the human built environment.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Former staff & Director of Operations.