In 2022, some camps are organising camp experiences for you to participate in. We are hopeful that they will be able to go ahead. Camps will follow the local conditions closely, and may have to cancel activities if the local COVID-19 situation forces them to do so. If you have already signed up for a camp-activity you will be informed when this happens. We will update the website also, when such decisions are taken. Please check your own local authority travel advisory to see if you can travel to or return from the camp after the activity. At all times, when at camps, please observe it’s COVID-19 policy (such as wearing masks, social distancing, washing hands, etc).
We believe that all beings are equal and endowed with certain inalienable rights. We voluntarily, joyfully and with peaceful intent wish to restore basic ecological function so that all people and other living things can live together in harmony. We choose to work together to restore the fundamental ecological integrity of the Earth and to train large numbers of people to do this so that methods learned can be adopted throughout the world.
We envision a fully-functional, peaceful, abundant, biologically diverse Earth brought about through cooperative efforts for the ecological restoration of degraded lands.
Our objectives are:
The camps community is supported by two non-profit institutions: Stichting Ecosystem Restoration Foundation in the Netherlands (the lead foundation in support of the global movement) and ERC USA. Ecosystem Restoration Camps Foundation is a non-profit foundation supported by thousands of donors from over 30 countries around the world, and we continue to grow. In 2017 we supported the establishment of Camp Altiplano, the first Ecosystem Restoration Camp in the world. Now we support camps on every continent. Our aim is to have hundreds of camps in the movement by the end of 2030.
Our structure enables us to have the work of the foundation done by an executive Board of Directors and a team of dedicated professionals. The Directors and team are overseen by a Supervisory Board and are supported by a strategic Advisory Council.
The foundations support the movement with:
Read the organisation articles of the global foundation in English or in Dutch, or read more about our Policy Plan and Privacy Statement. For more information on ERC USA, please go here. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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Chair; Visiting Research Fellow Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO), Ecosystem Ambassador – Commonland Foundation
Publisher at Permaculture Magazine
Editor of Permaculture Magazine
Founder of Whole Systems Design
UNITAR Fellow and UN House Scotland Director of Cities Programme
Principle of John Todd Ecological Design
Senior Science Policy and Communications Advisor at World Agro-Forestry Center (ICRAF)
President of Alvelal Cooperative
Founder and Director of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA); Regeneration International
International Director of Regeneration International
The Farm Ecovillage Training Center
Professor of Physics, CNRS at Centre National de la recherché scientifique
Co-Founder of Quail Springs Permaculture
Founder of Friends of the Trees Society; Founder of Global Earth Repair Foundation
Author of Designing Regenerative Cultures
Leo Van der Vlist
Director of Netherlands Institute for Indigenous People
President of World Association for Soil and Water Conservation
Main Representative to the United Nations, Global Ecovillage Network
CEO of Commonland Foundation
Chairman of Mustardseed Trust
Co-Founder & Program Director of Occidental Arts and Ecology Center
Founder of Trees for Life
Co-founder of Gaia University, and member of the GEN Council of Elders
Co-founder of Gaia University, and permaculture expert
Managing Director of Just Trees
Head of the World Resources Institute, UK Office
Forest Agriculture Enterprises and New Forest Farm
CEO of SEKEM Initiative
Founder of Drinkable Rivers
CEO of Earthbanc; Co-Founder of Liquid Token; Research Fellow CRDC George Mason University (Earth Back to Eden Project)
Permaculture Designer & Co-Founder of GreenGaiaProject
Designer & Co-Farmer of Food Forest Ketelbroek; Chair of Voedselbosbouw Foundation
Director of Bee Foundation
Founder and CEO of Avalon Foundation; Founder foundation Soune Groun (Healthy Soil); Ambassador for IFOAM-Organics International
Reem N Bsaiso
Stichting Ecosystem Restoration Foundation /
Ecosystem Restoration Camps 2020