advancing whole-systems solutions for the Earth
Communities acting for
the good of the whole
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From our partners at primaryforest.org, used with permission.
co•her•ence | kō’ hi(ə)rəns |
The quality of forming a unified whole
unity, aloha, love
We advance whole-systems solutions by uniting Indigenous Wisdom + Earth Systems Science and by bringing people together to act coherently for the good of the whole.
Our methodologies and measurements for success are driven as much by the way we operate as by the outcomes we seek.
WHEN WE'RE ALIGNED, MIRACLES HAPPEN - We offer a new structure of accessing unlimited thinking about what is possible, toward a thriving and peaceful planet. We assemble teams of cutting-edge and traditional solutionaries to generate and carry out strategies for healthy ecosystems.
The alchemy of radical collaboration across boundaries provides entry to realms of intelligence that are inaccessible in ordinary strategy sessions. By cultivating a respectful environment of undefended presence and deep listening, we access collective genius, raise our consciousness beyond where thinking has gone before, and co-create new ways forward.
taking action. our programs.
Taking Action to Achieve Sustainable Change
Earth Forest Collaboratory
YEAR ROUND | Securing the permanent protection of all remaining Primary Forests on Earth
As a global community we face multiple accelerating, existential crises - climate change, species extinction, freshwater pollution, pandemics and indigenous genocide. At the center of these crises are Primary Forests - natural forests untouched by destructive human activities. The Earth Forest Collaboratory's mission is to secure the permanent protection of all remaining Primary Forests on Earth.
Our whole-systems change model unites unlikely allies to align action at scale, expand Indigenous forest projects, adds research-backed mechanisms for financial sustainability and reforms policy and subsidies affecting forest health at national and international levels.
To learn more and or to offer your time, energy and support to the Earth Forest Collaboratory, please contact Prajna at
2020 | In November 2017, Coherence Lab was honored to host and support Ilarion (Kuuyux) Merculieff’s vision for 13 Indigenous Wisdom Weavers from tribes around the world to gather for four days on Kaua`i to co-create a message for humankind. Hundreds of community members gathered over the four-day event for sunrise ceremonies, shared traditions, teachings and communication.
US/Russia Peace Summit and Aloha Tour
2020 | On January 13, 2018, the Hawaiian islands received an Emergency Alert that an inbound ballistic missile was imminent. For 38 minutes, fear was felt everywhere. In the aftermath, our long-time partners at NuclearWakeUpCall.Earth went into action. These experts on US-Russian relations, nuclear weapons and diplomacy traveled to Russia for...
YEAR ROUND | Our work has expanded to include work with entrepreneurs and next-generation heirs looking to shape their legacies for global and personal responsibility. Through our events and private coaching we work with individuals and families to redefine wealth and prosperity toward social change. In 2018 we worked with heirs of small and large fortunes and multi-billion dollar family...
YEAR ROUND | The aim of Kaua’i Circle is to catalyze a community engagement process in which everyone can contribute to the creation of a free, interactive wiki community website that provides a constantly updated scan of Kaua’i as a whole system. The goal is to provide a data-rich, yet easy-to-understand overview of all the critical elements our community has and needs for a thriving, sustainable future.
2020 | A means to build a “community of innovators for sustainability” with students, traditional practitioners, educational institutions, allies in business, government, non-profit, and community organizations. By bringing together diverse and committed teams, we hope to systematically address Kaua’i’s priority challenges to a sustainable future at the root-cause or systemic level.
Kaua'i Leadership Summits
2020 | Bringing together the leadership and expertise that already resides within the different communities of Kaua’I, the Leadership Summit creates a platform for sharpening the focus on developing a sustainability model for Kaua’i. Articulating where we collectively want to be will support the widening of...