• The Unreasonable Institute Global Summit

    Alpine Initiatives members Emmanuelle Vital and Erik Wardell recently had the chance to visit Boulder, CO for a most unreasonable event. The Unreasonable Institute held their very first Global Summit, which highlighted the work of 22 young social entrepreneurs striving to make drastic changes in our world. The Unreasonable Institute brought together these 22 entrepreneurs from all over the world...

  • Alpine Initiatives and Evolve Chile Partner

    Alpine Initiatives is pleased to announce that we have found a new and energetic ally in Evolve Chili. In a chairlift ride, Evolve Chile is the premier South American camp destination for skiers and snowboarders that want to improve...
  • AI Board Meeting

    Ahhh.. it was great to be all sitting at the same table. It had been too long!We had so much to share and catch up on.Cell phones, emails, texting, social networks, skype, video comferences... means of communication are good enough that you'd think a small group of people could run a non-profit without having to see each other in person.....

  • Karambu on TEDx Du

    On may 13th, University of Denver hosted an independently organized TED event where Karambu was invited to speak about getting marginalized people out of the dependency vicious cycle. Check out the video to hear Dr.K's views on changing the way we see others, about how and why she started IPI and more.."The right kind of action can change the course...

  • IPI LONDON MAY 26th

    A very successful meeting on May 26th in London..... All parties who support IPI were in attendance. IPI US, IPI Kenya, SKANSEN and AI.We discussed accomplishments, goals, possibilities, collaboration and our future together... there will be much more to come!

  • Meru Bound

    Heading back to Kenya for a quick trip, before the ski season is in full effect.This is our last chance to catch up with everyone in Meru and see how everything is going. Purpose of the trip: -See how the dining hall will be added to the kitchen-Plan for a half basket ball court. (Oakley eyewear's Christmas present to the...

  • Main building completed!

    Today, the construction company handed the keys of the main building over to Karambu.  It was a big moment for both her and Michele.  Construction was started in 2005 and was sponsored by a british construction company named Skansen.The kitchen, dining room, gardens and landscaping were added to the plans later on and this was when AI came in the...

  • on tour with Simon

    It's always a delight to take a stroll around the grounds of KACH or through the community of Kithoka with our friend Simon who is the Head Gardener at KACH.
  • KACH, 2nd of July 2009

    So here is how KACH looks right now.  I't amazing to see how much work has been done since we were here last! Dr. K, the visionary behind KACH.

  • I Don't Know What To Feel

    Karambu told us to uncover our eyes, we did, and before us was KACH, a place we had last visited in October of 2008. The sight that lay before us had changed tremendously, where once sat a half finished building in the middle of a desolate, grass splattered field is  a roofed, windowed and doored home appearing to be minutes...

  • Second Colorado fundraiser party

    Mikey decided to make this party an 80's dance night....  I didn't have any 80s clothes with me but the Vail locals were more then happy to hook me up with an outrageous looking pink shirt....  Lots of dancing, lots of prizes... good times!  Vail totally made it happen.Photos by Creative WerdBig thanks to Vendettas, Orage, Armada, Alaska Heliskiing, Oakley, The...

  • Integrated design

    While we were in Colorado, we took the opportunity to go look at some of Lisa's integrated design work.  She showed us an extensive green roof project she just had finished in Steamboat and told us all about how it works. This one is a sedum application, composed of 11 different species of sedum, which can survive on only 3...

  • Update from Karambu

    "... This is what KACH will look like..." Dr. K"