"The sustainability of a living system is tied directly to its beneficial integration into a larger system. The smaller system contributes to the larger system's development and, in turn, received nourishment for its own."
Bill Reed, Pamela Mang from Regenesis
Sustainable Development is a means to improve society’s wellbeing without destroying natural resources needed in the future. An example is us conserving over 90% of our land. While this is a step forward, it is not enough.
Ensuring that our development meets today's broad challenges, we partnered with The Regenesis Group in 2019. Led by principals who co-authored the LEED standard in the 90’s, they introduced us to a philosophy called Regenerative Development.
Here, the goal is to improve society’s wellbeing in a way that also builds the capacity needed for all living systems to grow -- versus just sustaining the status quo. This involves developing restorative systems that are dynamic, resilient, and beneficial for all species.
This regenerative philosophy is embedded in all aspects of the resort's design and construction, while also guiding our culture:
An understanding that energetically, we all affect each other, all the time, because all living systems are one.
Helping guests be the best version of themselves so they can do good in the world is so powerful. However, we challenge ourselves to reach higher by being an exemplar and a change catalyst. We have an ability to serve 25,000 change-makers a year (including 25% on some from of scholarship) in a way that meets both individual needs and the greater good. Our vision is to extend beyond the individual to impact family, community, social, agricultural, and environmental causes.