It sometime seems as if things are grim and change could just never come about in the places where we live. With extreme divide in our government, a broken food system and environmental degradation continuously getting worse, what can we possibly do to change things? I say, start an ecological community with all of your favorite people in the most ideal climate where conscious choice and intentional design are integral to your decision making. I will guide you on my journey in Costa Rica in creating community on a crystal clear river with deep pools where dripping fruit trees line the roads and neighbors care about each other and are dedicated to improving our world.
Stephen’s passion lies in seeking more sustainable ways to live our daily lives without compromising quality of life. These passions have taken him around the world in search of experiences in sustainable living, which resulted in the creation of The Punta Mona Center for Sustainable Living and Education on the Southern Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica. In addition, Stephen founded Kopali Organics, an organic, Fair Trade food company sold in stores throughout the US. He also founded La Ecovilla and Tacotal, two ultra sustainable planned communities on a crystal clear river in the fruit growing capital of Costa Rica. Stephen also coproduces the Envision Festival, a yearly beachfront festival dedicated to conscious music, yoga, movement and workshops in sustainability and healing on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. Stephen is obsessed with tropical fruits and all useful plants.