About Me

Shayna is the creator of this blog, Cofounder of NuMundo, writer, singer, dancer, lyricist, event producer, facilitator, Dream Activator, digital marketing and crowdfunding consultant and life-long earth and community-steward.

Mission

While Shayna has manifested many of her own visions and dreams, her mission is to guide others in activating theirs. Through her experience and watching her peers dive fully into their purpose and unfolding all of the magnificence that life can be, she knows that we have infinite potential for what we can accomplish to transform the planet.

Most transformational travel experience

Taking 2 buses and 23 earth warriors on a 4 month permaculture adventure through Central America was not only my first independent travel (without parents) out of the country of my life but also the biggest growing experience of my life. For an abundance of reasons, my leadership skills were challenged to the core, forcing me to problem solve quickly, listen compassionately and most of all act and live in integrity with our highest collective vision. During this and my continued travels through South America, witnessing and immersing myself in indigenous culture brought me to great humility and appreciation for the deepness of wisdom I could feel simply through their smiles, colorful expression and genuine glares. I am forever moved and transformed by the opportunity to fall in the flow, feel community everywhere, enrich myself with culture and dig my hands deep into our mother earth.

My Mantra

The more you understand, the less you know.

Guate’s Up? Building A Regenerative Living & Learning Center in Guatemala
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Guate’s Up? Building A Regenerative Living & Learning Center in Guatemala

Almost one year ago Nuevo Mundo Foundation, the non-profit arm of Project Nuevo Mundo, was donated 6 acres of lush cloud forest in the small and remote village of Lanquin, Guatemala. Lanquin is located near the natural marvel Semuc Champey in the Alta Verapaz region northeast of Guatemala City.  After almost a year of preparations, […]

10 Ways to Empower Youth Leadership
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10 Ways to Empower Youth Leadership

According to the Knight Foundation, statistics also show a gap. ‘Often that energy, that desire to contribute or lead, is going unsupported and untapped, they said.’ Teens and young adults don’t always see a place for their voice and their work.’ They feel unwelcome, perhaps a result of negative messages about youth coming from adults […]

PNM Permaculture Workshops at ForeverLand Festival this Month!
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PNM Permaculture Workshops at ForeverLand Festival this Month!

Project Nuevo Mundo will be hosting the permaculture workshop area at Foreverland Music and Arts Festival next weekend, September 19-21 outside of the San Francisco Bay Area. We’ll be hosting the Sacred Spaces Village  zone and activating attendees with hands on permaculture workshops, ecology-centered panels and talks, and some engaging workshops on different aspects of our transitional culture’s current and […]

The Polish Ambassador Activates Communities through Pushing Through the Pavement: A Permaculture Action Tour – Shayna Gladstone
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The Polish Ambassador Activates Communities through Pushing Through the Pavement: A Permaculture Action Tour – Shayna Gladstone

Remember in the 1960’s when music was the counterpart of social activism, during a time of resistance to war and civil rights? Remember when young people all around the US self-organized in their universities and became the driving force behind the civil rights and anti-war movements? In the first six months of 1968, more than […]

Who’s Really Sharing? Exploring the Sharing Economy & Its Potential for Growth.
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Who’s Really Sharing? Exploring the Sharing Economy & Its Potential for Growth.

“For all its troubling externalities, the sharing economy is largely heralded as a “return to the village,” an ahistoric utopia where we were friends with all of our trusted neighbors, lived in harmony with nature, and wanted not to consume, but to share. (Never mind that this is not new at all—sharing and homesteading are […]

Returning to the Roots – Eco-Bus Caravan Collaborates with Indigenous Artist Co-op in Guatemala to Build Natural Dye Garden
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Returning to the Roots – Eco-Bus Caravan Collaborates with Indigenous Artist Co-op in Guatemala to Build Natural Dye Garden

Returning to the Roots “Dyeing with Plants” Project Nuevo Mundo`s  2013 Earth Odyssey Bus Caravan After the long journey from San Diego, The Earth Odyssey caravan landed on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala for two months to implement some incredibly regenerative projects. In collaboration with JUSTA and 22 permaculture specialists, we broke off into 3 teams and […]

Turning Sun into Food – Eco-Bus Caravan Collaborates with Nutrition Center in Guatemala to build Solar Cookers
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Turning Sun into Food – Eco-Bus Caravan Collaborates with Nutrition Center in Guatemala to build Solar Cookers

SPORACTION “Turning Sun into Food” Project Nuevo Mundo`s  2013 Earth Odyssey Bus Caravan After the long journey from San Diego, The Earth Odyssey caravan landed on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala for two months to implement some incredibly regenerative projects. In collaboration with JUSTA and 22 permaculture specialists, we broke off into 3 teams and completed 3 […]