CYNTHIA’S BLOG

Here you will find a collection of my recent musings, articles, video, and photography. The focus of my creative expression is often related to the sustainable communities movement, including topics such as networking, ecovillages, movement building, permaculture, project management, and more!

  • When Digital Companies Unplug to Reconnect in the Jungle

    When Digital Companies Unplug to Reconnect in the Jungle

    Imagine having meetings with your coworkers while swimming in blue tropical waters… joining a work retreat where the agenda gives equal importance to business strategy and authentic relating games… conversing with company founders, under a star-filled [...]

  • Digital Nomads and Community in the Modern Age

    Digital Nomads and Community in the Modern Age

    In times of globalization, community does not only connect people who physically live together. Cynthia Tina is co-founder of NextGENNA and part of a modern nomad tribe. (Article originally published on www.ecovillage.org) An ecovillage is nothing [...]

1906, 2017

When Digital Companies Unplug to Reconnect in the Jungle

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Imagine having meetings with your coworkers while swimming in blue tropical waters… joining a work retreat where the agenda gives equal importance to business strategy and authentic relating games… conversing with company founders, under a star-filled sky, about how our organization can do the most good for the future of humanity… Welcome to a typical NuMundo team retreat. NuMundo began three years ago, when the founders had a tough decision to make. They were offered a beautiful piece of land in Guatemala, and intended to start an ecovillage on the property. But at the same time, they had already begun work on an online platform that would support thousands of land projects around the world, just like the one they wanted to build in Guatemala. Executing both massive projects well was not an option. Was now the time to focus locally or globally? To dig deep roots or join the tech startup [...]

1906, 2017

How to Build a Banana Circle – Tropical Permaculture

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While living in Togo, West Africa I experimented with planting a banana circle - a neat tropical permaculture technique to maximize yields, space, and the use of waste. The community land project I was working on in Togo was called InTerraTree. More of about my work with ecovillages and permaculture can be found at www.cynthiatina.com Grow abundant papaya, cassava, bananas and more! Happy learning! Film produced by Cynthia Tina

1906, 2017

Digital Nomads and Community in the Modern Age

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In times of globalization, community does not only connect people who physically live together. Cynthia Tina is co-founder of NextGENNA and part of a modern nomad tribe. (Article originally published on www.ecovillage.org) An ecovillage is nothing new. Throughout history communities of people have lived lightly on the same piece of land, sharing skills and resources, celebrating their culture and values. With the advent of agriculture, these villages have increasingly rooted to a single geographical area. The majority of people are settled, yet there has always been a distinct minority on the move. In various cultures these are the traders, sailors, gypsies, bards, messengers, explorers, philosophers, actors, pilgrims, tourists and doctors - the nomads. The function of the nomad is to connect isolated groups through the sharing of goods, services, stories and, primarily, ideas. In the digital age, we still have our nomads, but their essential function has largely been replaced by [...]