Pachamama Alliance is a global community that offers people the chance to learn, connect, engage, travel and cherish life for the purpose of creating a sustainable future that works for all. With roots deep in the Amazon rainforest, our programs integrate indigenous wisdom with modern knowledge to support personal, and collective, transformation that is the catalyst to bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet.
Our unique contribution is to generate and engage people everywhere in transformational conversations and experiences consistent with this purpose. We weave together indigenous and modern worldviews such that human beings are in touch with their dignity and are ennobled by the magnificence, mystery, and opportunity of what is possible for humanity at this time.
We are here to inspire and galvanize the human family to generate a critical mass of conscious commitment to a thriving, just and sustainable way of life on Earth. This is a commitment to transforming human systems and structures that separate us, and to transforming our relationships with ourselves, with one another, and with the natural world.
Our work includes ongoing financial and logistical support to 8 indigenous governing organizations in Ecuador, funding and helping organize trainings, workshops, and special assemblies where indigenous communities come together to learn their individual and collective rights under national and international law. We also work with the Achuar people and the Sápara people to maintain and enhance eco-tourism projects in their communities, and created and support the Jungle Mamas program, training Community Maternal Health Promoters—indigenous women who will be providing training in healthy birthing practices and maternal and newborn care in nearly 100% of Achuar territory (1.8 million acres and over 70 communities). These women are emerging as committed and powerful voices for the defense of indigenous territory and culture.
In the developed world, The Up to Us engagement pathway is a set of programs and activities designed to wake, inspire, and engage people to become “pro-activist” leaders—people actively taking responsibility for creating new futures in their communities. The Awakening the Dreamer Symposium is a half-day transformative, educational, workshop presented in 81 countries, in 16 languages, by a team of close to 5000 trained volunteer Facilitators. In 2015 we released the Awakening the Dreamer Online Course— a self-guided course containing the videos and messages of the Symposium.
- More than 3000 people from all 50 U.S. states and 30 countries have enrolled in the Game Changer Intensive— an online course that picks up where Awakening the Dreamer leaves off and catalyzes the inner work of transformation, inspiring and equipping people to engage in effective collective action. Participants hail from all 50 U.S. states and over 30 countries.
- We provide trainings and leadership models to support and strengthen Pachamama Alliance Communities around the world—local hubs where people work together to bring about a new future for life on Earth.
- We support key Game Changing Movements aimed at addressing the root causes of two of the most pressing issues facing us today: climate change and unrepresentative democracy.
- We organize and lead immersions to the Ecuadorian Amazon at the invitation of our indigenous partners. We also lead Journeys in the North with powerful offerings to the high desert of New Mexico.