From the Directors: What More Can We Do?

February 2018

Dear Black Mountain Circle Community,

We are thrilled to announce that Kamala Tully has become the co-executive director of Black Mountain Circle, joining Steve in guiding the future of the organization. In the past three years, Kamala has  demonstrated a strong passion for the mission of Black Mountain Circle, programmatic and organizational adeptness, and she brings the spirit and energy of the next generation to our work.

As Black Mountain Circle’s mission continues to evolve, it is clear that in the coming years we will be mentoring and building the leadership skills of young people through the power of story, nature, and spirit. Two upcoming events highlight this commitment—the Acorns to Oaks retreat we held this past weekend for 25 millennials and the 30 scholarships offered to young people for the Geography of Hope Conference in March. We are also building a regional network of spiritual ecology best practices of teachers, leaders, and practitioners that will serve young people.

In 2015, Kathleen Dean Moore served as the co-chair of the Geography of Hope Conference: Women and the Land. Her standard—"I only participate in events that in some way impact the future environment for my children and grandchildren"—has become our criteria and focus for much of our work, too.

The upcoming 2018 Geography of Hope Conference: Finding Resilience in Nature in Perilous Times asks a critical question: how are we offering resilience to nature (and ourselves) during times when unprecedented environmental threats will surely impact the lives of next generations? We hope you’ll join us in March to explore this important issue.

Steve and Kamala