Erin Blanding

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Group Collaborator: Consultant + Facilitator

Erin is known as a mission driven and passionate leader, advocate and ally. With over 15 years of proven experience as an international facilitator, speaker and community organizer, her work has always aligned with leading social change organizations. In her current role, she leads innovation of global educational programming at WE, overseeing programs in over 14,000 schools across Canada, the US, and UK and engaging over 4 million students.

For 10 years, Erin’s work was focused on the creation and development of the Windsong Peace and Leadership Center, a Me to We ranch on the US/Mexico border using permaculture and other design principles to guide programming and community change. She also led USA Leadership operations for WE, co-founded the Borderlands Restoration Leadership Institute, and is a consultant on a variety of projects for the University of the World and Cacao&Terra Nicaragua. In her consulting work, Erin has done projects in global education certification, Fundraising, permaculture and conservation, social justice organizing, inclusion in the workplace, and community business development.

She holds a BA in International Relations and Anthropology from Mount Allison University and a Masters in Applied Community Change and Conservation from Future Generations Graduate School. When Erin’s not working with groups to inspire them to make positive change in the world, she’s playing guitar, running and gardening.