About Ecosystem Restoration Camps

Ecosystem Restoration Camps Foundation is a Dutch non-profit foundation with over 370 pledged members from over 30 countries around the world, and we continue to grow. In 2017, it is our objective to finance the building and maintenance of the first Ecosystem Restoration Camp in Spain. Once the first camp is established, we will help set up more restoration camps worldwide.

We strategically chose The Netherlands as a base for the organization because the country is well known for its open-minded, corruption-free environment. These conditions allow us to operate as a charity with few legal and accounting obstacles. The foundation structure enables us to work with an executive Board of Directors, a volunteer and financially responsible Supervisory Board and a strategical Advisory Council.

The cooperation of members organises its work in circles that regularly meet in a General Assembly.

Read our organisation articles in English or in Dutch, or read more about our Policy plan. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Advisory Council

John D. Liu
Chair – Visiting Research Fellow Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO), Ecosystem Ambassador – Commonland Foundation

Tim Harland
Publisher – Permaculture Magazine

Maddy Harland
Editor – Permaculture Magazine

Ben Falk
Founder – Whole Systems Design

May East
Chief Executive – GAIA Education

Dr. John Todd
Principle – John Todd Ecological Design

Patrick Worms
Senior Science Policy and Communications Advisor – World Agro-Forestry Center (ICRAF)

Dr. Dietmar Roth
President – Alvelal Cooperative

Ronnie Cummins
Regeneration International

Andre Leu
President of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)

Albert Bates
The Farm Ecovillage Training Center

Charling Tao
Professor of Physics, CNRS – Centre National de la recherché scientifique

Warren Brush
Co-Founder – Quail Springs Permaculture

Lauren Tucker
Executive Director – Kiss the Ground

Daniel Wahl
Author – Designing Regenerative Cultures

Advisory Council – Roles and Responsibilities

The Advisory Council gives strategic advice and guidance to the Supervisory Board and the General Assembly. John D. Liu is currently serving as director of the advisory board.

Supervisory Board

We are looking for new Supervisory Board members. Please take a look at the job descripion,

Supervisory Board – Roles and Responsibilities
  • Are responsible and accountable for all decisions of the Foundation.
  • Appoint a Board of Directors and supervise the day-to-day affairs of the Foundation.
  • Supervise the budget, financial planning, and reporting process.
  • Approve annual plans, financial statements, reports, and budgets.
  • Oversee strategy and help to minimize risks associated with the Foundation’s activities, regulation and compliance issues.
  • Translate the vision and mission of the Foundation into strategic policy plans.
  • Support the General Assembly and circles with individual knowledge and collective wisdom.

Board of the Directors

Marieke Karssen
Chairman and Secretary

Board of Directors – Roles and Responsibilities
  • Act as a daily representative to the Foundation and are being paid for their time if that time is substantial.
  • Are accountable to the Supervisory Board. To be clear: the Supervisory Board is responsible for decisions of the Foundation.
  • Adopt, prepare, and execute the Foundation’s policy.
  • Manage the budget of the Foundation and produce its annual reports.
  • Are appointed by the Supervisory Board.


Cori Chong
Online Manager

Marieke Karssen

Anne-Chloé Destremau
Camp Manager of Altiplano Camp

Ashleigh Brown
Business Development Manager