Welcome to Greenheart
We are so glad you are taking a moment to read our story, and we hope that we can write the future together. Environmentalism has always played a major role in the lives of the Center of Cultural Interchange’s President, Emanuel Kuntzleman and CEO, Laura Rose. Together in 1995, 10 years after starting CCI, they founded the Foundation for the Future in Madrid, Spain. The foundation supports an ecological group on the island of Ibiza, Spain known as Greenheart. Inspired by the unyielding work of environmentalists growing the green movement in Ibiza, Emanuel and Laura took the decision to orient their work at CCI with the concepts of love and respect for planet earth by incorporating Greenheart into CCI’s mission and all departments.
Since 2006, CCI has developed environmental programs available to over 10,000 exchange students. In addition, there are volunteer opportunities abroad via Greenheart Travel and a bustling eco fair trade shop online and in Chicago, called the Greenheart Shop. Greenheart program development continues to evolve, with positivity and the goal of connecting people and planet. We welcome your participation, encouragement and good vibrations.
Greenheart is CCI's environmental and social enterprise that connects
people and planet through environmentalism, fair trade, social
transformation, and cross-cultural understanding.