Advisor: Silvia Gomez (Colombia)

Silvia Gomez is the Head of Greenpeace Colombia, based just outside Bogota. An anthropologist by training, Silvia has a long history with Gaia, working first for our partner Gaia Amazonas, and then as an eco-cultural map facilitator with many of our partners, including Earthlore. During her time as an anthropologist, Silvia lived for almost 10 years with indigenous Amazonian communities. She says they taught her the value of the forest as a source of life and it was this time that inspired her to commit her working life to stop the destruction of Nature, exercised by economic and political powers. As a member of Efecto Mariposa, in recent years Silvia has been leading the Certificate in Holistic Science and Economics for Transition in Colombia, in association with Schumacher College UK. This course inspires a wide range of  people to embrace transition and transformation towards a more sustainable future. At home, Silvia, her partner and their two daughters have been developing a farming project of their own; complete with Sheepdog! Silvia is a much loved member of Gaia’s extended family.