The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The Chrysalis Institute's mission has three mutually reinforcing goals. The first is to create educational facilities and programs to disseminate knowledge enabling and encouraging our society's transition from its current unsustainable paradigm to s... Read more
The Chrysalis Institute's mission has three mutually reinforcing goals. The first is to create educational facilities and programs to disseminate knowledge enabling and encouraging our society's transition from its current unsustainable paradigm to sustainability.
The second goal is to initiate or aid the creation of local earth friendly, sustainable business enterprises to provide alternative technologies and services in the fields of eco-friendly construction, power generation, waste management and natural healing practices.
The third goal is to support and co-ordinate a non-hierarchal network of business, institutions and interested individuals to create a community working together for mutual assistance, co-operation and economic sustainability (steady-state as opposed to growth) with the aim of spreading the elements of a sustainable local economy.
The Chrysalis Institute is an organization dedicated to researching, developing and promoting local sustainability. We are located in Mariposa California just outside of Yosemite National Park. Currently we are hosting papercrete workshops where we show people how to make a low cost, environmentally friendly building material out of recycled paper. We are also working with Step It Up 2007 in hosting a climate change event here in Mariposa, to help bring awareness of climate change to our community.