The Green Institute of America

Edward Abbey inspired countless people to connect with nature, and challenged society to preserve, rather than exploit, the natural world. The Green Institute of America will be a home for those carrying on Abbey's vision, built in harmony with the desert he loved.

Sustainable architecture

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Inspired by the desert tortoise, the Green Institute of America will be the heart of the Green Movement. Utilizing passive cooling and built with sustainable techniques like rammed earth, the Institute will be a home for activists and entrepreneurs that embodies the values of its occupants.

A meeting space to showcase the Green Movement

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With an auditorium, office spaces for Green organizations, full content production facilities, and more, the Green Institute will be a nexus of positive change.

Desert setting

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Edward Abbey loved the Sonoran desert. The Green Institute will live where Abbey lived, and offer convenient access to beautiful nature walks and mountain hikes.