Our mission is to provide creative networking opportunities that strengthen communication, connection and collaboration among holistic centers worldwide.
Our vision is to:
- provide logistical and organizational connections for the Holistic Centers Network
- support networking and partnership opportunities among centers around the world
- market the services and offerings of the centers to expand public awareness of these opportunities
- offer bursary support to expand participation in the Holistic Centers Network
- pursue initiatives that support the collective goals of the holistic centers movement
At the turn of the new millennium, the Breitenbush Eco Fund (formerly Breitenbush Foundation) acquired 67 acres of forest land adjacent to Breitenbush Hot Springs (the other “half” of the original 160 Breitenbush homestead). Slated for major development by its previous owner, this once pristine wildlife habitat had been logged and roaded, leaving large amounts of industrial debris on the land. The Eco Fund began restoration efforts immediately, completing two log cabins that had been partially erected, cleaning up some of the worst messes, and sponsoring the first educational gatherings held on the property. After this beginning, the Eco Fund returned the property to Breitenbush Hot Springs which has continued these stewardship efforts to maintain the ecological balance promoting co-existence between human uses and the needs of the natural world.
The Breitenbush Eco Fund underwrites programs and workshops, and provides scholarships to support people whose aspirations and intentions align with our mission, but who may need financial assistance. The Eco Fund supports educational environments that foster a direct experience of the natural world, inviting opportunities for personal growth and our connection to the web of life. The Eco Fund makes these resources affordable and accessible to a diversity of individuals and communities.
Board of Directors
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