Environmental problems are cultural problems.
Rising to meet the challenges posed by climate change, ecological decline, and environmental injustice requires more than new technologies and policies. At Groundwork, we believe it also requires profound shifts in the ways we relate to one another and to the world around us.
Our name represents our work: examining and shifting foundational cultural values, habits, and practices causing environmental destruction.
Our programs address the hopelessness and resignation we see in young people who don’t see a viable path forward—we believe our next generation of environmental leaders needs a strong vision of the world they want to create. Our work is at once deeply practical and spiritual—we seek to expand our collective capacity to imagine sustainable futures outside of industrialism, capitalism, and consumerism. As we work to build localized economies and food systems and to connect people with the land, we offer visions of individual and collective success that challenge the norm, leading to more livable futures.