John Foran, co-founder of the Eco Vista Transition Initiative: active since early 2019 with a mission of transforming Isla Vista into a nearly-carbon neutral, socially just, and vibrant eco-village by 2030. We work on 1) responding to food insecurity, enhancing gardening and permaculture, and reducing food waste, 2) learning how to design and build a circular economy of low-carbon services that show care for the community and might provide employment and opportunities, and 3) creating art, music, social media, news/zines, and activist scholarship. I hope we might deepen practices of guided retreats, yoga and meditation, talks and workshops, and cultural-spiritual events that celebrate and cultivate a regenerative and imaginative activism.

This profile was last updated on May 11, 2023

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Wise Climate Actions & Sacred Activism

Vivian Valentin, Radhule Weininger, Michael Kearney, John Foran, Kevin M Gallagher

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Environment | Interconnection | Social Change