Learning to be sustainable beings
Understanding sustainability and
learning to be sustainable beings
KASA Sustainability was formed in 2015 with the mission of (re)connecting people to nature. We are interested in understanding and appreciating complex and dynamic human-nature relations. Our first initiative was the Campus Farming project, which teaches how to enjoy the harvest of organic vegetables, fruits, and flowers while appreciating the importance and difficulty of growing food.
The name KASA has multiple interconnected meanings. In Latin languages, “Casa” is a word for “house/home.” At KASA, we see ourselves as a home where people with distinct backgrounds, skills, and expertise can come together to understand and practice sustainability and learn to be sustainable beings. Kasa (傘) also means “umbrella” in Japanese. The umbrella is made by gathering several spokes together that support each other to protect people from the rain. As an umbrella structure, at KASA, we are all connected to the core belief that “humans are not in control of nature.”