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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts Education, Education, Environment, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection, Secondary & High Schools, Vocational & Technical Schools

Mission: The mission of the Ecosa Institute is to restore health to the natural environment and thus the human environment through education in design.  Our vision is based on synthesizing the ethical and ecological values critical to the health of the environment with the vitality and dynamism of the design arts.

Geographic areas served: International

Programs: Educational institute that provides a semester of hands-on study in the field of environmental design

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Levi M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've always been impressed with the creative work that goes on at Ecosa! The students are amazing and the design concepts they create are always inspiring. Keep up the good work!

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Ecosa I.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I joined the Ecosa Institute Staff as an AmeriCorps VISTA member in 2011. I continue to volunteer at the Institute and enjoy the work we do. Ecosa brings creative people together to work on design solutions to ecological issues effecting local communities, regions and the planet. It is always a pleasure to see the good work that Ecosa produces!

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Ecosa Institute was an amazing experience. I cannot recommend the program enough. It was a powerful catalyst in my life. I learned so much in a short amount of time, and worked with projects that have made a difference in the world already. I continue to maintain relationships gained through the experience and am considering returning for the Ecosa Plus Program sometime in the future.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This experience really changed my life. I feel very connected with the alternative/ecological design world. My professor, Antony Brown, especially inspired me through his knowledge, background and positive energy. I would do this program again in a hot minute.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a graduate of Ecosa, I've found the material and design process to be leaps and bounds ahead of what I've encountered in the

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I cannot say enough positive things about Ecosa to convey the worth of the education I received during my time in the program. I built a more holistic understanding of sustainability and how we might achieve it during my time at the institute than in my four years as an environmental studies major at a large university. Ecosa is committed to true, deep green solutions that really get at the root of the issue and change it for the better. Their non-linear approach to education that is heavily experiential engages all five of your senses to understand our current dilemma. With an understanding of the problems at hand Ecosa then teaches you to literally think differently when crafting solutions so to break free of our problematic paradigms of the present. In a intimate setting the program provides the opportunity to rub elbows with the pioneers and rising stars of the sustainable design field such as Sim Van der Ryn, Pliny Fisk, David Orr and Steve Badanes to name only a few. I would highly recommend the Ecosa experience to anyone who wants to make an impactful change for a better future, no matter your field of emphasis.