In 2012, CML collaborated with Amazon Watch and The Pachamama Alliance to bring 20 leading social entrepreneurs to the Ecuadorian Amazon. There, they immersed themselves in the cultures of the Achuar, Serayaku and other Indigenous communities. Participants gained a renewed sense of how to listen to their own wisdom before having the unique honor of attending a summit of dozens of tribes who convened to discuss the environmental injustices they’ve suffered at the hands of Big Oil. This momentous journey was so powerful to the group that it inspired a joint initiative between Amazon Watch and The Pachamama Alliance to support the indigenous tribes in the impending “11th Round” – the proposed auction of ten million acres of rainforest to oil companies.
Leading With Wisdom is planning a new trip for Next Gen philanthropists in 2014 – stay tuned!