About Ecosystem Restoration Camps
Ecosystem Restoration Camps Foundation is a Dutch non-profit foundation with over 400 members from over 30 countries around the world, and we continue to grow. In 2017 we have established Camp Altiplano, the first Ecosystem Restoration Camp in Spain, and in 2018 we plan to establish three more camps worldwide.
We strategically chose The Netherlands as a base for the organization because the country is well known for its open-minded, corruption-free environment. These conditions allow us to operate as a charity with few legal and accounting obstacles. The foundation structure enables us to work with an executive Board of Directors, a volunteer and financially responsible Supervisory Board and a strategical Advisory Council.
We regularly work with our members in the development of the foundation through members hackdays and surveys to incorporate their thoughts and ideas into our strategy moving forward.
Main Representative to the United Nations, Global Ecovillage Network.
CEO, Commonland Foundation
Chairman Mustardseed Trust
Advisory Council – Roles and Responsibilities
The Advisory Council gives strategic advice and guidance to the Supervisory Board and the General Assembly. John D. Liu is currently serving as director of the advisory board.
Supervisory Board – Roles and Responsibilities
- Are responsible and accountable for all decisions of the Foundation.
- Appoint a Board of Directors and supervise the day-to-day affairs of the Foundation.
- Supervise the budget, financial planning, and reporting process.
- Approve annual plans, financial statements, reports, and budgets.
- Oversee strategy and help to minimize risks associated with the Foundation’s activities, regulation and compliance issues.
- Translate the vision and mission of the Foundation into strategic policy plans.
- Support the General Assembly and circles with individual knowledge and collective wisdom.
Board of the Directors
Board of Directors – Roles and Responsibilities
- Act as a daily representative to the Foundation and are being paid for their time if that time is substantial.
- Are accountable to the Supervisory Board. To be clear: the Supervisory Board is responsible for decisions of the Foundation.
- Adopt, prepare, and execute the Foundation’s policy.
- Manage the budget of the Foundation and produce its annual reports.
- Are appointed by the Supervisory Board.