Building the Root Cellar at EcoVillage Ithaca


LEARN@EcoVillage creates and conducts programs in partnership with EcoVillage Ithaca and others to deliver sustainability education. The Village generously supports this work, serving as a launching point and living lab for many programs. LEARN@EcoVillage is a fiscally sponsored project of the Center for Transformative Action (CTA). CTA, an educational 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is legally and financially responsible for all our project activities.

While the three neighborhoods are organized as housing cooperatives, and EVI Inc. stewards the beautiful land, LEARN@EcoVillage shares skills, knowledge and experience through a variety of educational opportunities. We coordinate tours, host immersion programs, and offer workshops and service learning experiences. LEARN@EcoVillage  is a project of the Center for Transformative Action, our 501(c)3 fiscal sponsor.

Our staff includes 1 full-time member, and countless talented and generous volunteers.

Nathan Scott, Director, provides vision and leadership to LEARN@EcoVillage.  Nathan has a background and training in Non-Profit Leadership & Management and has been the Executive Director of multiple educational organizations.  He is the co-founder of the Global Climate Corps, providing climate leadership training for youth around the world and is a passionate global educator.  To tackle the challenges of this century Nathan believes we are going to need everyone’s engagement and participation!  That is the spirit he brings to LEARN@EcoVillage.

Past programs include the Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming, launched in 2009, which serves the needs of beginning farmers, homesteaders and food justice activists.  The Welcome Home! EPA Climate Showcase Community Initiative, completed in 2014, focused on green building professionals such as architects, city planners, energy consultants and developers.

Our LEARN@EcoVillage Advisory Board:

Kathryn Caldwell (Chair), Rob Goldberg, Amber Sky Harris, David Kay, David McCobb, Dawn Montanye, Heather Sullivan-Catlin, Bruce Rosenbloom.

We are a membership organization and welcome your participation in our work. Email us to get involved.