An integral sustainable development practitioner weaving experience over the last 10 years, covering environmental education, cultural heritage, peacebuilding, development, communication, and humanitarian assistance for I/NGOs. After witnessing conflict and disasters, she was inspired to join the Transition and Ecovillage Movements and moved to Maia Earth Village in Palawan, Philippines, realising the need for whole system-designed solutions. Sarah is a transformative artist at heart. She plans to continue her Masters in Expressive Arts for Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding at the European Graduate School in Switzerland. She is inspired by creative restorative principles for resilience on the personal level and explores its applications to community-wide crisis rehabilitation and prevention. In 2012, Sarah was awarded by the Arts and Healing Network with its ‘Honoring the Next Generation Award’ for her work with children, leaders, and communities. Sarah is currently active in the ecological dimensions of interfaith peacebuilding as part of the United Religions Initiative. Sarah serves as Country Representative for GEN in the Philippines. She is helping develop GENOA’s story-based communications platform as member of the PR and Design Working Group. She is also helping incubate EmerGENcies Protocol, an emerging think tank to map out past, existing, or future ecovillage-led crisis response and rehabilitation around the world.
Blueprint is an alliance of organisations and individuals collaborating on integrated design solutions for regenerative human settlements - inspired by the ground-breaking work of Paulo Mellett.