About Me

Cynthia works with communities internationally – catalyzing people, places, and ideas towards a regenerative future.

She serves on the board of the Global Ecovillage Network, as well as the Fellowship for Intentional Community. She is the marketing coordinator for NuMundo, a platform linking people to impact centers around the world. A co-founder of NextGENNA, she engages young people in the ecovillage movement and produces educational events. In 2015, she ran volunteer trips to InTerraTree, a cross-cultural and sustainability education center in Togo, West Africa.

Cynthia supports non-profit and start-up organizations as a freelance consultant, marketer and digital designer. She regularly offers workshops, facilitation and coaching sessions. She holds a BA degree in Sustainability from Goddard College, along with Permaculture & Ecovillage Design Certificates.

Cynthia has a home-base in Asheville, NC, although she is often on the move, linking projects and minds globally. Her writing and photography can be found at www.cynthiatina.com

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“My dream is yours – to leave this world better than I found it. Hundreds of thousands share this dream too and are uniting in a call to action. Despite moments of grief, I feel blessed to be alive now, as just one participant in a vast movement shifting humanity’s story, building a world based on love and respect for all life.”

I’m a cultural creative with a diversity of passions. I read furiously, travel widely, and share myself to support the movement of movements. From an early age I taught myself how to garden and cook, deeply studying ancient practices of living with the land. From there I went on to teach permaculture to American university students, European farming communities, and villagers in rural Africa. More recently, my focus is in the “soft skills,” working with groups to shift consciousness and collaborate across sectors of society. Intentional communities and ecovillages are a key part of this mission. I serve on the Boards of several community networking organizations and offer consultation to community projects. I also design and produce educational experiences, and through doing so, have acquired skills in marketing, website, and graphic design. My perfect day is a dance between the sun filled garden, a collaborative project through the interwebs, and sharing meaningful conversation with friends.

When Digital Companies Unplug to Reconnect in the Jungle
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When Digital Companies Unplug to Reconnect in the Jungle

Imagine having meetings with your coworkers while swimming in blue tropical waters… joining a work retreat where the agenda gives equal importance to business strategy and authentic relating games… conversing with company founders, under a star-filled sky, about how our organization can do the most good for the future of humanity… Welcome to a typical NuMundo […]

Summer Camp Forever: An Ecovillage Story
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Summer Camp Forever: An Ecovillage Story

Written by: Cynthia Tina (www.cynthiatina.com) Open sky, warm summer days, friendship, and adventure. The idealized “summer camp” has been enshrined for decades in movies, Uncle John’s yarns, and perhaps your own childhood memories. It serves as an adolescent’s wild escape from the boring confines of suburban neighborhoods and primary school, at least until “growing up” […]