"I have always had an affinity toward nature, as a child I was frequently drawing trees but there were a series of specific experiences
that would catalyse the creation of FUTURO NATIVO"
I worked in the UK as a strategic project and program manager for many years, heavily in the corporate industry - until I decided to sell all my belongings and leave to travel the world.
In my travels I saw the first hand destruction of the rainforests and natural habitats caused by industry and disregard. In 2011, I summated Kilamanjaro. I remember when I got to top, just looking out, something shifted in me. I realized how beautiful the planet is and with that appreciation I wanted to see more of it. I then traveled through Europe and India.
In 2015 whilst diving with giant manta rays in Ecuador - I noticed plastic on their fins and at that point I started to question how we were treating the earth.
During my first time in the Amazon my whole world suddenly shifted. I had my first experiences with the medicinal teachers of the jungle and becoming aware of how intrinsically connected we are to nature, I realised how important it was to protect it.
On the way out of the Amazon, I had a flight from Rio to go to Australia, I was traveling down a long road. On one side I saw dense jungle and the other side was all torn down. It was a desert. Literally one side of this long road was alive, and the other side was dead.
I knew, at that moment, I needed to do something.
Together we create and build a new path, a different journey
TRUST & TRANSPRENCY
We have lifelong relationships with the communities we work with, building trust and having transparency with our donors of how funds support our projects is our foundation.
HONOUR THE EARTH
We are the Earth Guardians and it starts with having reverence for Gaia. The future of life on earth depends on our ability to honour the earth as a living breathing being.
RECIPROCITY & RIGHT RELATION
Mutual giving and receiving is the foundation for supporting our needs as humans and restoring balance to the earth.
We are a small team of dynamic professionals and community members that are passionate to serve the earth