We Are Nature Rising
Mark Morey is dedicated to leaving the world better than he found it. He fosters regenerative leadership values, practices and learning systems for communities and workplaces.
For the last 30 years, Mark has been a leader in the international nature connection movement to reconnect humanity to the natural world. He has done this through several organizations that he has founded as well as facilitating 100 Art of Mentoring workshops in five countries. Mark has facilitated life-changing retreats for adults and youth of all ages with the intention to empower the individual to be a leader in cultural change. His work has ranged from 200 person, week-long events with families of all ages, to adolescent rites of passages, adult leadership immersions, business consulting, public speaking, and organizational network leadership on an international scale. Mark’s passion for environmental healing and cultural consciousness has gained wide recognition as a leader in earth-centered leadership development.
“In times of rapid change and surpassed ecological limits, we are no longer in business as usual. There is a demand right now for leadership that takes direction from social-ecological priniciples that create a regenerative society going forward. The principled leadership at Standing Rock is the inspiration for this project.
We believe that as humans, we are nature. Right now we are actively rising to not only protect the water but to create healthy systems based on living principles.”
After volunteering at the water protection camps at Standing Rock in September, Mark began organizing short-term solutions to the dynamic events in North Dakota. He raised $20K and spent 100% of the proceeds on immediate resources wanted, such as winter shelters, wood stoves, firewood and food. He co-created a team of volunteer leaders nationally that organized to put systems of communication and resources into place, such as the 8K+ member Standing Rock Action Network Facebook page, organizing caravan conference calls, on the ground relational leadership communication, camp wifi router technology, Horse Nation resource coordination, defund DAPL campaigns, street protests, radio interviews and public talks.
After three months of integrating the Nature Connection Movement with Standing Rock campaigns, Mark created We Are Nature Rising, a regenerative leadership project about awakening youth to their ecological identity, immersing them in regenerative culture over time and fostering the leadership skills to act on behalf of the planet.