Ethan is an educator and coordinator of ecological projects and community-based initiatives around the world. Since 2009 he has lived in multiple communities outside of the US, working as a sustainability educator, and becoming increasingly involved in the ecovillage movement. Since 2011 he has volunteered and worked with the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN), and spent 2015 working as Internal Communications Director at GEN's international office located in Findhorn, Scotland. From 2009 to 2012 he taught Living Routes sustainability community study-abroad program in Auroville. As an educator, Ethan loves to support others in cultivating their passion for life on this planet, for making connections between human-beings, and for knowing themselves more deeply. Along with rebuilding NextGEN, the youth network of GEN, he has helped to develop regional networks, primarily in Africa and the Middle East. Prior to his shift towards ecovillages, Ethan spent four years working in the United States in the field of green building and energy efficiency, and then completed his Masters degree in Environmental Education at the Audubon Expedition Institute through Lesley University. He currently lives in the community of Tamera in southern Portugal.
Blueprint is an alliance of organisations and individuals collaborating on integrated design solutions for regenerative human settlements - inspired by the ground-breaking work of Paulo Mellett.