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Learning from

nature and each

other transforms us

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Education Programs

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Sustainable Leadership:

Ecological Consciousness

Yapı Kredi Bank, Marmara Municipalities Union

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The Role of Arts in the Transformation Process

Donau University 1st Global Trasndicplinary
Education Conference

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Regenerated Living & Eco Campuses Architecture and Design

Middle East Technical University, Istinye University, Ayazağa Işık Highschool

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Wasteless Kitchens to Regenerative Agriculture:

Habiba Community and Kashakarikas

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Nature and Belonging

Regenerative School, 

International Association of Chaplains in Higher Education at Sheffield University

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Archaeology, Gastronomy and Connecting to nature

Empower with Nature is a Non-Profit organization created to improve societies' relationships with nature for a sustainable future. In line with this purpose, we carry out ecological, social, economic, practical, structural and design projects and realize transdisciplinary studies.


We unite a team from different countries with academicians, activists, ecovillages, eco-restoration camps and people who come from all walks of life and cultures. They show how different traditions and disciplines can coexist, transform our present and influence our future.

Projects

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WOMEN & CLIMATE ACTION

Strengthening capacity for climate action and empowerment of women at Ovacık Köyü Kadın Tohum Derneği

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US Department of State & Bahçeşehir University

Tech Camp: Climate Action Empowerment and role of Youth and Women

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Nature & History

Curated a self-guided tour of gardens by Mine Küçük and Maya Galimidi 

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Maya Galimidi

FOUNDER

EMPOWER WITH NATURE

All living things fulfil a specific function in the universe. Unfortunately, many of us lose this precious connection to nature. As a result, we find ourselves in a purposeless and joyless existence.


I had this feeling a few years ago and found my way to the desert. I lived through sand storms, fell asleep under the stars, learned permaculture, experienced community and sustainable living. It then became clear to me that every one of us who shared this experience in the desert was transformed by the magic of reconnecting with the natural world. We all need this connection to understand life.

Maya Galimidi

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Team

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Maya Galimidi

Founder

Empower with Nature

Turkey

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Diana Renner

Co-founder

Uncharted Leadership Institute

Chair

Australian Adaptive Leadership Institute

Australia

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Mark Naveh

Co-founder

Kibbutz Lotan Center for Creative Ecology

Israel

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Lara Karaso

Interior Designer

and Lecturer

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Meltem Doğan

Financial Consultant

Turkey

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Felix Bivens

Co-founder and co-director

Regenerative School - Rē

USA

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Maged El Said

Founder

Habiba Community

Eygpt

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Ashlei Laing

Co-founder and co-director

Regenerative School- Rē
USA

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Chef Sibel Pinto

Founder and 

Chef- instructor

Action Kashkarikas 

France

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Mike Kaplin

Co-Founder and Director

Kibbutz Lotan Center for Creative Ecology

Israel

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Mine Küçük

Archeologist and Museologist

Turkey

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Kennet Chepkwony Kiplang

 

Vice-Chairman

Ken Arava

Kenya

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Prof. Dr. Nilgül Karadeniz

 Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Landscape Architecture

University of Ankara 

Turkey

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Juliet Egesa

Biology and Agriculture Teacher

St. Mary Highschool
Kenya

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Alex Cicelsky

Co-founder

Kibbutz Lotan Center for Creative Ecology

Researcher

Ben Gurion University

Israel

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Didem Tekay

Founder

Grow Forward Consulting

Author

‘The Grow Forward Manifesto’ Book

Turkey

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Natalie Brassill

Environmental Scientist & Water Quality Microbiologist

University of Arizona

USA

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Salman Sdan

Head

 The Hidden Village

Traditional Bedouin Village

Israel

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Founder

TRUST ROOM

Research, Art and Systems Science

Austria/Thailand

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Anlı Ataöv

Faculty + Researcher

Faculty of Architecture

Middle East Technical University

Turkey

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David Ufuk Ogur

Founder and General Manager
Ufuk Ogur Education and Tutoring Center

institutions we worked with

Global Ecovillage Network 

US Embassy Turkey 

US Department of State 

Tech Camp 

Marmara Union of Municipalities

 

Elazığ Trading Chamber 

Management Center Türkiye 

Yapı Kredi Bank

Sheffield University 

Donau University  

Regenerative School 

Middle East Technical University 

İstinye University 

Bahçeşehir University

Haccettepe University  

Ankara University

Ayazağa Işık Highschool

Ovacık Village Women Seed Association 

International Association of Chaplains in Higher Education

Wofford College 

Kibbutz Lotan Center for Creative Ecology 

The Hidden Village

Uncharted Leadership Institute

TRUSTROOM

Ufuk Ogur Education and Tutoring Center

Ken Arava

Habiba Community 

Grow Forward Consultancy 

Action Kashkarikas

Partnering with

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