Care and respect for the earth and the diversity of species which inhabit our planet is foundational to all we do. Although aware we cannot fix the entire world at once, we believe in infinite possibilities. At the very least, we can stretch out to mend the part within our reach (Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés), doing so with passion. We understand that miracles do happen, everything is connected, and exponential growth happens when working together. It inspires us to be ingenious with our vision of infinite possibilities, meticulous with our practices, forge alliances with like-minded organizations, and strive to walk the talk with our actions.
Our way of life, particularly in western culture, is unsustainable. An organization founded by Nelson Mandela in 2007, The Elders recognizes climate change as the biggest challenge of our time and note a disproportionate impact on the poorest and most vulnerable. It threatens the well-being of hundreds of millions of people today and many billions more in the future. Our actions have consequences. We recognize our impact on climate change, on the degradation of our soil, air and water through toxins and poisons. Massive swaths of habitat have been destroyed contributing to the loss of countless species.
Conscious that we live in urgent and uncertain times, Living Ways increases awareness of our global situation while providing practical guidance and opportunities to support effective ground-level projects. Living Ways will foster sustainable practices such as permaculture, the protection of land, and the way of collaborative communities, among many others. Future generations will reap the efforts of our work. Diligently listening, discerning, designing, creating and tending projects and programs, we work for an abundant harvest for generations to come.
As an organization, we likewise infuse all aspects of our operations with the principles of sustainability. Living Ways is committed to ecological practices that maintain and restore the health of natural ecosystems, local economies, and the well-being of our staff, volunteers and all our relations.
To find out more about our projects visit our Project Sanctuary Page.