Omega Center for Sustainable Living

Regenerative Thinking and Design

The Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL) demonstrates and teaches what is possible through regenerative thinking and design. Our award-winning building, Eco-Machine, community organizing, and innovative educational programs offer visitors and students a path toward a sustainable, just, resilient, and regenerative future. We envision a world where all people can awaken their full human potential while caring for each other and the Earth.

Now more than ever, we need each other

We are working hard to find new ways to be a source of wisdom and inspiration in the wake of COVID-19 and the temporary closure of Omega's campus. Thanks to the support of our community, we are developing new ways to engage online so that we can continue to forge a path toward a more sustainable, regenerative future. Will you help?

Explore the OCSL

Everything

Video

The Power of Motivational Interviewing

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Article

Refrigerants: Global Warming's Overlooked Solution

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How Pain Can Drive Climate Action

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Article

Truth to Power: A Young Climate Activist’s Journey

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DIY All-Natural Body Cream

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Workshops & Events

Workshop

Grow Food Everywhere

  • Jul 03 - Jul 05 2020
  • Rhinebeck, NY
Workshop

Earth Wisdom of the Teyuna Elders

  • Jul 05 - Jul 10 2020
  • Rhinebeck, NY
Workshop

Educating for a Sustainable Future

  • Aug 02 - Aug 07 2020
  • Rhinebeck, NY
Workshop

Reaffirming Indigeneity

  • Aug 02 - Aug 07 2020
  • Rhinebeck, NY
Workshop

Healing the Wounds of Turtle Island

  • Aug 09 - Aug 14 2020
  • Rhinebeck, NY
Workshop

Permission to Care

  • Sep 18 - Sep 20 2020
  • Rhinebeck, NY
Workshop

Handcrafted Herbal Body-Care

  • Oct 09 - Oct 11 2020
  • Rhinebeck, NY
Conference

Orion Environmental Writers' Workshop

  • Oct 25 - Oct 30 2020
  • Rhinebeck, NY

Programs & Initiatives

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Scholarships

Leadership Award in Sustainability Education

Past Programs

Read. Watch. Listen.

Video

Meet Some of the ELIP Participants

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Article

Commercial Passive House

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Design by Nature Conference Keynote

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How Nature Inspires Innovations in Engineering

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Commercial Passive House

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Saving Seeds Is Our Duty

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The Commons Are the Web of Life

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Omega in Action

Clearwater Receives the First Leadership in Sustainable Education Award

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Everything That Is Good for the Environment Is a Job

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3 Biggest Ways to Reduce Your Environmental Impact

Article

What Permaculture Teaches Us About Leadership

Article

We’re All Seed Savers, Even If We Don’t Know It

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Our Fate Hinges on Water Reclamation

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Who Lives in Omega's Lake?

OCSL in Action

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Cultivating Hank's Beans and a Seed Center

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Paris Climate Agreement Is the Start Not End of Action

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Kids Will Love Vegetables Once They Know Them

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Kids Will Love Vegetables Once They Know Them

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Local Teens Can't Stop Talking About Omega

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Buying Local is About Building Relationships

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A Groundwork Hudson Valley Retreat at Omega

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Governor Cuomo Bans Fracking

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#WeCantWait for Everyone to Have a Toilet

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Keep Power Lines Within Current Footprint

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Honoring the Life of Toshi Seeger

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Earth Day Every Day

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