At the TerraVita Stewards, nature brings us together and guides our work. We seek to understand, by observing nature, how best to be stewards of the Earth and to live in harmony with nature to restore and preserve the environment. 

 

Mission

We restore and preserve our natural environment in a way that brings harmony to all life.

 

Values and Actions To Achieve

  • We value observing and listening to nature so we can learn about what we need to do to take care of it.

    • Look at what trees are native to the area and plant native trees.

    • Our Carbon Sequestration pages provide best management practices for ecological engagement.

    • See what plants can be used for medicine in our Herbal Reference Guide.

  • We value activities that involve people constructive work.  

    • We announce volunteer opportunities for all of our tree planting events.

    • We hold rain barrel workshops so that people can make and take home a rain barrel to conserve water.

  • We value working together to achieve greater success.

    • We welcome people to share their ideas on how to improve the environment that we might explore a collaborative working relationship.

    • We have developed partnerships with other organizations to scale our ability to promote tree planting and water conservation.

    • We actively search out the most helpful information and display it on our website so others can benefit from it.

  • We value working locally as it also has a global impact.

    • We plant trees locally. This cleans the air locally, but ripples out globally through the atmosphere.

    • We promote collection of rainwater as it reduces the use of piped in water and utilizes local rainfall, so that it is not drained away to larger bodies of water.

    • With some planning, we are ready to work anywhere in the world that is a safe place.

  • We value sharing knowledge to improve life and empower people.

    • We share information we learn on our website and social media outlets.

    • We hold rain barrel workshops where people learn about water conservation.

  • We value biodiversity (diverse species of animals and plants) as key to having a thriving environment.

    • We plant diverse types of native trees.

    • We offer ideas on how to grow food at home. By doing this you are lessening your impact on the environment.

    • (possible statement on how clean water aids biodiversity)

  • We value a thriving environment that has the resiliency to recover from damaging events, man made or natural disasters.

    • We plant diverse types of native trees which help increase environmental stability.

  • We value everyone’s right to access clean water, clean air, clean food, and clean surroundings.

    • We plant trees that filter pollution out of water and help sequester large amounts of carbon dioxide out the the air.

  • We value taking responsibility to clean up after ourselves.

    • After we conduct an event, we leave it better looking than when we arrived. mab

  • We value ways of life that respect the environment, taking only what we need.

    • We recycle materials whenever possible when conducting our events.

    • We share tools with other nonprofits.

    • We purchase products made with recycled materials whenever possible.

    • We use only what we need to get the job done.

  • We value responsible living so that nature can create an abundance of natural resources for all.

    • We are mindful everyday in everything we do.

    • We are open-minded. We welcome your suggestions to make our work and lives more environmentally responsible.

    • We are flexible. We will make changes to improve our work and lives.