Somos El Cambio was initiated in 2020 to further strengthen and organize Envision's impact initiatives, primarily focused around environmental preservation, restoration of ecosystems and empowerment of the local community.
With an ever-efficient implementation of our resources, we strive to educate and empower the local community, as well as leverage volunteer programs and collaborate with both governmental and non-profit organizations.
We are strong in our beliefs that as well as bridging the gap between the public and private sector, our efforts will also serve as an inspiration for how others can make an impact within their own local communities.
With local expertise as well as a broad global reach, Somos el Cambio is an organization dedicated to its cause, driven by a passionate and motivated team of leaders with proven track records within their fields. Our connection with Envision Festival provides us with the benefit and leverage of a unique global audience. We are confident that with our resourceful and collaborative efforts that all contributions to our cause will make a difference.DONATE A TREECLICK HERE.
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Our number one priority for Somos El Cambio is environmental preservation and restoration, and all ongoing and future projects fall within this mission. See below for more information.
Thanks to an invaluable partnership with the owners of Rancho la Merced, the property where Envision Festival is located, we have built an alliance to work together and grow biological corridors that connect coastal and mountain ecosystems. By planting trees along the tracks and fence lines within the property that define its cattle pastures, we recreate the connectivity routes for wildlife migration in one of the most biodiverse regions of Costa Rica.
Over 17,000 trees have been planted by Envision Festival’s efforts alone. On top of that, via a number of collaborations with other foundations, initiatives and the independent efforts of others within their own properties, over 80,000 trees have been planted. Our goal to plant 10,000 trees in 2020 was proudly realized as a celebration of Envision’s 10 year anniversary.
Through an alliance with the ASADA, a branch of a national government agency (AyA) that regulates the distribution and use of water in rural areas, over 4600 trees of native species were donated and planted. With this alliance, we restored six hectares of deforested land, where numerous water springs had been identified. In addition to reforestation benefits, the shade created by the new growth of trees aimed to increased water flow during the dry season to replenish the springs that feed the principal river providing water to the local community of Uvita and its surroundings.
We believe in the power of numbers.
Partnering up with organizations who complement our missions and values is core to our strategy and vision to create change.
All our partners are vetted to ensure they adhere to the high criteria and standards we adhere to and operate by.
... and of course all of our beloved Envision Festival attendees, influencers and staff.