Good Vibe Getdown
Good Vibe Getdown is a group of experienced outdoor enthusiasts and concert-goers who have dedicated their communal strength to the improvement of their environment – natural and manmade. They are professors, lawyers, musicians, business owners, photographers, artists, chefs, programmers, and much more. The majority of the community has extensive experience with remote camping and backpacking which lends itself to the environmental stewardship that lies at the heart of their core beliefs. Over the past several years, they have built a community upon mutual respect and accountability, and it has created a tangible, positive change throughout the desert southwest.
the Cosanti Foundation
In 1965, Paolo Soleri and his wife Colly incorporated the Cosanti Foundation, a not-for-profit educational organization devoted to the support of Soleri’s noted architectural and urban planning research. Today, the primary areas of the Foundation’s work are:
• Educating students, design professionals, urban planners, and the general public about Soleri’s architectural concepts and philosophy.
• Ensuring the continuing construction of Arcosanti, according to the Arcology concept. This has been the main ongoing project of the Cosanti Foundation since 1970.
• Hosting educational and cultural conferences, as well as performing arts events, on a regular basis.
Slow Food Prescott
Slow Food is an organization that promotes local food and traditional cooking. Promoted as an alternative to fast food, it strives to preserve traditional and regional cuisine and encourages farming of plants, seeds, and livestock characteristic of the local ecosystem. It was the first established part of the broader slow movement. Its goals of sustainable foods and promotion of local small businesses are paralleled by a political agenda directed against globalization of agricultural products.
Local First Arizona
Local First Arizona promotes, supports and celebrates a vibrant and sustainable Arizona economy by educating citizens about local business ownership, social equity, cultural diversity, environmental kinship, and collaboration. Local First Arizona’s business coalition represents nearly 3,000 locally owned businesses of all industries and sizes across the state. Local First Arizona also boasts about 1,000 individual members of the Localist program.
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance
The Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance is a nonprofit organization working to assure an abundant and diverse supply of local seeds for the Rocky Mountain region through education, networking, and establishing community-based models of seed stewardship.
Fellowship of Intentional Community
We believe that community is an essential building block for creating a cooperative and sustainable world. The structures and wisdom of community are both a means and an end to meeting the needs of all people and the planet, and must be available, understood, appreciated, and developed. We envision cooperative communities of all kinds working together to meet these needs.
Through our own exploration, we have found thousands of hubs globally that are examples of sustainable and holistic living, producing practical, low-cost solutions to the global climate crisis. These hubs incorporate ideals like community living, whole systems design, appropriate technology, seed banking, holistic health, and regenerative enterprise. Through our platform, we envision these impact centers becoming more accessible to the world and easily sharing crucial information and resources.
We believe that a travel journey that takes us outside of our comfort zones is often the first step in expanding our worldview, finding a global community, and experiencing the simplicity and liberation of living without many possessions. Transformational travel takes this concept a step further through exposure to projects that will replace one’s societal conditioning with a whole new way of being. Through our platform and shared media, we are empowering people who are unfulfilled in their lives to take a journey that will ignite a new life-changing path.
Our team is enthusiastic about building a global movement of passionate people and land stewards to co-create a thriving planet for us and future generations.
The mission of Ecosa Institute is to restore health to the natural environment, and thus the human environment, through education in design. Our vision is of a world that blends the ethical values and ecological patterns, which are essential to the health of the world, with the vitality and dynamism of the design arts.
In 1996, Antony Brown founded Ecosa Institute in Prescott, Arizona, with a goal of bringing innovative ecological design thinking and an interdisciplinary approach to design education. The intent was to educate designers who can integrate human aspirations and nature’s systems with the help of the greatest designer of all – nature.
In 2017, fueled by the belief in Bernie Sanders’ statement that education should be free, Ecosa is once again on the cutting edge and taking a leap of faith by offering its Ecological Design Certificate program FREE to those students who are qualified and committed to getting the most out of this opportunity. The goal is to find students who are most likely to create positive change in the world, regardless of their ability to pay.
GreenLight Solutions Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that creates experiential learning opportunities for university students by connecting them with local organizations to collaborate on sustainability projects. We recruit purpose driven students and connect them with businesses, then they work together to design, plan, and execute a sustainability project using our proprietary project process. Our students become Solutioneers by engineering solutions for organizations during their time spent in GreenLight university chapters. Solutioneers graduate with the relevant hands-on experience necessary to catalyze meaningful change throughout their professional careers.