Our Philosophy - Deeply committed to a sustainable future!

Photo credit: Glen Foster
Courtesy of Glen Foster

Eco Echo invites individuals, communities, organizations and private corporations to contribute to rediscovering a fulfilling, just and sustainable relationship with Mother Earth. This philosophy includes:

Cultural Expressions

We embrace “terroir”--the wisdom of the land, where individuals and community share their uniqueness and everyday expression of their human and natural heritage.

Terroir represents a pool of human knowledge, understandings, interactions, and different expressions that have evolved over time and space, in different natural and social environments.

Environmental Understanding

Eco Echo invites visitors to contribute to healing the land by remembering our place in nature and restoring the balance between ecosystems and people. 

Connectedness

Eco Echo is committed to honouring and celebrating our connection with nature and the incredible web of how our environment is created and sustains itself.

Unlimited lessons can be drawn from nature--listening, observing, seeking, asking and discovering through our programmes and experiences--- from drop-in visits and workshops, to multi-day activities and time in a “sanctuary” for quiet reflections and inner connectedness.

Transformation With A Purpose

Eco Echo offers a safe environment to learn how to engage more fully with the natural community, including humankind and all living beings. It offers a place to commune with like-minded individuals in a supportive and uplifting natural setting. By inviting people to connect to the land and to others, Eco Echo provides an opportunity for participants to transform what they have learned concrete actions shared with others.

When we discover that all beings are part of the seamless fabric of creation, it naturally awakens in us a sense of connection with and compassion for the rest of life.  We see that we are participants in an unceasing miracle of creation.

Duane Elgin, Awakening Earth, William Morrow and Company, New York, NY, 1993

Sustainability is a way of working and living that balances immediate needs for commerce, living, habitation, food, transportation, energy and entertainment with future needs for these resources and systems as well as the liveliness and support of nature, natural resources and future generations.

Sustainability is similar to the "seventh generation" philosophy of the Native American Iroquis Confederacy, mandating that chiefs always consider the effects of their actions on their descendents seven generations in the future. Presidio Graduate School