(School of the Green Future)
Futuro Verde (FV) is the only school in the region that provides an environmental, progressive and bilingual education. Futuro Verde offers a program that embraces the environment and the diverse cultural and linguistic population in the southern Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica. In the 2013 school year, FV counted among its student community children representing an astounding 18 countries.
The Karen Mogensen Reserve is a gorgeous biological reserve situated in, and considered "the lungs of, the Nicoya Peninsula". The Costa Rican reserve is also the provider of fresh, clean water to 6 surrounding communities. It is the home of old growth forest, waterfalls, and many rare tree species. 1000 trees are planted within the reserve annually.
Wild Sun Rescue Center is a Costa Rican non-profit association, located in the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica right on the border of the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve. The main purpose of the rescue center is the conservation and rehabilitation of Wildlife in the southern Nicoya Peninsula. In addition to sanctuary services we offer environmental education at our center through workshops for our local community. Founder and Director, Jeremy Levine, has been featured on Animal Planet (Vet Gone Wild).
Office + Project
The Green Wave Sustainable Living Project (aka the Green Wave House or Casa de Ola Verde) is an on-going living research, demonstration, and education center for modern ecological living. Open to the public by appointment and once a month on Saturday. We serve the greater Southern Pacific-side of the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica. Casa del la Ola Verde will be a living example of harmonious living for both Costa Rican residents and travelers providing visual, educational inspiration.
Green Wave acts as the green consulting service for the Electronic Music Alliance. EMA established in 2010. EMA regenerative, sustainability, and safety awareness and solutions to the electronic dance music community. EMA also serves as an activator for music fans to get involved in permaculture based community service days. Through EMA we also assist, "Safer Raving by Amy Raves" a harm reduction organization for the festival circuit. Safer Raving keeps festival goers safe through outdoor survival education and services.
Escuela de la Jungla is the program partner for Green Wave permaculture education and initiatives in Costa Rica. Escuela de la Jungla currently consults 2x a week at The Green Wave House and also serves now as the permaculture consultant for Futuro Verde.
Costa Rican nonprofit asociación helping keep the beaches of Playa Hermosa clean. Green Wave gave a one time grant to Una Limpia Playa Hermosa (ULPH) for the legal set up fees to create this organization that will benefit the community indefinitely.
Art + Relief
Lend a Hand and a Foot (LAHAF)
Art and Disaster Relief Consulting Partner LAHAF, has dedicated the last several years to connecting dots, resources, and sources of hope for communities in times of need. LAHAF has assisted in the Syrian refugee crisis, Haiti earthquake, and most recently in community building with Global Block and Anchorage Artists Co-Op whereby they created global programs for artists to use their talents to help innovate change, awareness, and bring beauty to the world.
USA + Costa Rica Connection
The U.S. and Costa Rica have shared ties for several decades. It is locally known amongst environmentalists working in Costa Rica that the U.S. was behind a cattle industry subsidy after WWII that resulted in the deforestation of most of the Nicoya Peninsula and which led to the extinction of species including the iconic indigenous bird, the Scarlett Macaw.
Today there are many U.S. companies that are headquartered or have locations in Costa Rica. Costa Rica likes to boast that the country has no army, but Pura Vida is made possible in part due to the protection of the U.S.
Although the U.S. gives back protection and business opportunities, it is the opinion of Green Wave that the U.S. still "owes" Costa Rica the regeneration of lands affected by short-sighted or misunderstood opportunities of the past.
We have therefore created an alliance of local organizations that we support fiscally and through consultation to help in this endeavor and also so we can work towards a model for local resilience and regeneration that can be used globally.