Hello, we are Orenda
Orenda is a non-profit organization with a mission to support, develop and enhance the re-greening effort on Curaçao and other islands in the Caribbean. We pursue values such as full transparency and equality.
Orenda is all of us. It’s not just the four guys on the board committee, Orenda is each and everyone who works with us for the same goals and shares our vision of a greener and happier Curaçao.
We want to contribute in a positive and proactive way to the challenges we, as humanity, now face in the 21st century. We follow a syntropic agroforestry approach, accumulating solar energy into a myriad of smaller living niches that contribute to a stronger, climate-proof and resilient whole. We do this in our edible forests.
Focusing on improving life for the entire society, our non-profit invites the government, the private sector, educational facilities and individuals alike in our green spaces. There we teach how our societies, too, can thrive in nature’s ways.
The ways of sharing and caring, of diversity and density, biomass and niches, creativity and growth, of participation and learning. A new society arises on the ashes of the old and shows us that the future is regenerative, inclusive and distributive.
What we do
The foundation’s vision is developing, initiating and stimulating activities with an increased degree of syntropic circularity, in two areas:
On the organic level – by stimulating syntropic agroforestry through knowledge, expertise, subsidies and donations for private individuals, neighbourhoods, farmers and companies; as well as by upgrading vegetable, fruit and garden waste as input for the food forests.
On the technological level – the foundation does this by upgrading various waste and raw materials and making them accessible through a circular, syntropic system.
Orenda Foundation Board
The Orenda board consists of: