Mission Statement: Help to make the earth greener and promote peace and harmony among all living creatures.

Nomads United is an organization that has crossed countries on horseback throughout the world since 1998, forming organic, multi-ethnic, mounted, pro-Earth legions of peace. Integrated by more than 300 people from more than 30 nations, we collaborate, live, and learn in order to create a wave of environmental conscience – a social current focused on stimulating values of sustainability. Our groups ride through rural areas learning from each region, and in turn, giving back solutions to critical environmental conditions.

Our way of life and movement becomes a compelling example of an NGO with the smallest of ecological footprints. We move with horses, adhere to an organic, vegetarian diet, and live and camp in nature. In this way, we hope to live according to the ideals we strive to promote through our workshops, which communicate our ideals. After more than 10 years, we have become the largest ongoing and most culturally diverse horse caravan in history.

The movement began as a romantic dream. With time, it has become the largest and most culturally diverse horse caravan on the planet. Our efforts prove how a group of individuals from the world over – Arabs, Jews, Europeans, Americans – can be united with a common intent, beyond the differences of races and beliefs. Not as an expedition, tour, or competition, but as a nucleus of nomadic, organic communal life. We build, then learn, then communicate our message to those we meet in order to create a wave of environmental consciousness of how we live our lives.

Our various projects have been formed by caravans in different areas of the world representing differing ecological, social, and cultural development. All aspects of our projects fit together, so that when combined, there is a potential to touch people around the globe, filling lives with an over-arching message of peace, drawn from alternative sustainable ways of living.

The determining factor of actually reversing the climate crisis lies not only in the lifestyle we live, but in deepening and broadening the values and aspirations of societies we encounter. Though many groups make solid efforts to achieve equilibrium, it is our observation that those involved are often merely messengers rather than actors. Hence, we seek to ensure integrity by merging understanding, observation, and action.

Programs and Activities

Lifestyle: Our way of life and movement becomes a compelling example of an NGO with the smallest of ecological footprints. We move with horses, adhere to an organic, vegetarian diet, and live and camp in nature. We are not in the consumer race for accumulating products. We sustain ourselves with the minimum technology and materials to be happy, comfortable, and active within the natural setting. In this way, we hope to live according to the ideals we strive to promote through our workshops, which communicate our ideals.

Organic transport: Our movement is a living model of the possibility of existence without cars and fossil fuels. Our lifestyle embodies the challenges of living in nature – with all the benefits and difficulties this implies. We intend to demonstrate real communion with flora, fauna, and rural villages inaccessible to vehicles. We encourage the use and restoration of ancient paths and trails, ecovillages, and – most of all – the beauty and harmony of living and traveling close to nature.

Reforestation: Deforestation has grown to an alarming rate, surpassing by far our index of reforestations that revitalize Earth and combat climate change. Our innovative reforestations combine the plantation of trees with multi-cultural events and ecoworkshopsat beautiful camping sites. These events last from a few days to several weeks.

Educating and learning: We accept a moral obligation and responsibility to protect the environment for future generations. The importance of environmental education is its raising awareness that can inspire change. Our integral education system has seven stages. These combine messages on environmental themes through dynamic cognitive experiences, music, theater, exciting creative activities, and games. This system produces a profound emotional impact, awakening ecological and ethical values, new understandings of the natural process, and empathy and co-responsibility for the Earth and its sentient beings.

Spreading the message: Our cultural program, in place since 1998, has resulted in performances in countless rural villages throughout America and Asia. The programs consist of multi-cultural features. We play music in several languages and offer ethnic dances, fire twirling, clowns, horse acrobatics, juggling, drama, puppets, and more. We seek to transmit Peace through our movement that exemplifies how people from divergent countries, classes, races and creeds can be united with a common intention, transcending language barriers that inspire empathy and a spirit of union between all beings with the Earth.

Other activities: These include Open Public Discussions on climate change, creation and workshops on Biodigestors, adobe brick building, and horseshoeing, among others.

Media: Throughout our ten years in existence, videos have been recorded in several formats that, today, amount to 140 hours of material. Besides all the invigorating materials on the journeys, there are reforestations, workshops and much unique material. Currently, we are in the process of editing videos that reflect the vitality and purpose of our organization and its innovative approach to life on Earth. The audiovisual material is available upon request, along with our public database located on our web site.This site also includes documents and a library of thousands of images from our expeditions and activities.

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Contact

Kareen Kohn:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.