bringing together people from different cultures and disciplines to find creative solutions to climate change and some of the most intractable environmental challenges facing the Americas
We are a solution generator, incubator, and accelerator — anchored in social capital.
We approach our work from advanced systems thinking, a perspective that brings together multiple disciplines and angles to solution-making, including a profoundly integrated sense of the needs and aspirations of underserved communities.
We advance sensitivity to diverse cultures and their unique conservation challenges.
We work to jump-start planning
processes and build local capacity, not to dominate.
We focus on innovative strategies, projects, and policies that meet local, regional, and global needs.
We acknowledge that yesterday’s solutions are poor fits for today’s and tomorrow’s problems.
We involve and train community members, youth, and stakeholders in the full project cycle.
We enjoy co-creating transdisciplinary and whole-community solutions.
Review our Project Collaborations
- River Sisters in Denver
- River Sisters in Mexico
- Timeline: Binational River Sisters Partnership
- People’s Bridge of the Sun and Bridge of the Moon
- Youth + South Platte River
Meet Our Leadership Team
- Nita Gonzales, Principal
- Paul Cawood Hellmund, Principal
- Jorge Figueroa, Principal (2017-22)