We are a educational research organization dedicated to assisting our planet in the transition to a sustainable civilization by learning, experimenting, designing, prototyping and teaching regenerative and sustainable living models.
Green New World’s educational research center, Finca Nuevo Mundo is being developed in the valley of Tzununa close to the shores of Lake Atitlan in the Highlands of Guatemala to experiment and showcase regenerative and sustainable living models while restoring harmony with nature. Our models integrate principles and designs from numerous fields such as permaculture, biophilic design, holistic sciences, biomimicry and appropriate technology with focus on shelter, water, energy, food and zero waste systems.
The property was purchased in 2010 to establish a natural living research and education center with the final goal to leave a self-sustaining EcoVillage. The project site has 9 acres with a subtropical and temperate food forest with avocado, banana, berries, locuat, sapote, mango, fig, taro, yucca, papaya, coffee, citrus among other varieties, 6 mountain springs, three streams, nearby waterfalls and great views of the lake and surrounding volcanoes.
We are currently building a model home known as the House Of PeacE aka HOPE which is a prototype to address several current global issues. It will be the world’s first carbon negative residential building. The structure consists of a cluster of four interwoven domes out of Superadobe. HOPE integrates a holistic water system with a rain catchment, a water recycling system, natural grey-water filters, a hybrid renewable energy system and a sewage recycling system to make biogas while capturing atmospheric carbon dioxide and converting it to organic fertilizer and soil amendments. For more information please visit www.greennewworld.org/HouseOfPeace.html.
We offer Internships, Volunteering and Courses alongside our research.
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 1
- Open to new members
- Rarely open to visitors
We offer four programs: Internships, Volunteering, Courses and Recidency. Please enquire for more information.