New Name, New Staff for our Education Organization

With our third neighborhood, TREE, well underway, 2014 dawns with a fresh focus and more time, energy and resources for education outreach and sharing.

Learn@EcoVillageIthaca is the new name of the non-profit EcoVillage at Ithaca Center for Sustainability Education.  This fall two staff members joined Executive Director Liz Walker. Since 1991, the organization has incubated and helped launch many projects, both onsite and in the broader community. These include the village itself, the Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming,  New Roots Charter School, and  Ithaca Car Share to name a few.

Now we’re responding to a growing demand for positive and practical solutions. Our new name Learn@EcoVillageIthaca speaks directly to the many people, schools, forming communities, and professional groups who contact us wishing to gain knowledge and skills they can apply themselves.

To better serve them, Learn@EcoVillage is raising funds and adding staff to develop more educational programs and a robust organization.  Hired this fall as Director of Development, Shawn Galbreath brings a wealth of experience in non-profit human services and financial sustainability. Sara Culotta, our new Operations Director, draws on her information technology and business management background as we build our capacity to serve a variety of learners.

The deep knowledge, diverse  talents and commitment to learning embodied by our EcoVillage resident-educators and the entire community is the greatest resource we have to share with visitors and program participants.

With a new name, new staff and generous support, we’re building an organization that connects people who want to learn together, for a whole new way of living on Earth. What an exciting year lies ahead!