Our focus areas are Ecosystems, Energy Systems, Food Systems and Cultural Systems. We accomplish our mission through educational programs, training courses, research, and demonstration projects that in each focus area. The basis for our work is the science and technology of innovative ideas and appropriate technology applications for use in sustainable development, responsible resource management, and everyday living.
Through strategic planning and intensive reformulation of programs, we have developed strategies under each focus area to achieve our mission. Like the ecosystems that surround us, our successes in each focus area are dependent upon the strength of the programs in all of the focus areas; many of our programs are interdependent. Our strategies by focus area: