About Us

“In a sense, each of us is an island. In another sense, however, we are all one. For though islands appear separate, and may even be situated at great distances from one another, they are only extrusions of the same planet, Earth.” J, Donald Walters from the book, Earth Citizen, Recovering our Humanity.


The purposes and aims of the Trust are to use or employ both capital and income generated by the Trust to support the purposes in accordance with the provisions of the deed as follows:

Scholarships for leadership training
Facility development
Community outreach support
The main sectors, activities and beneficiaries are as follows:


Education, Training, Research, Environment, Conservation and Community Development.


Events and opportunities that support the development of youth, the environment and communities.


Children, Young Adults, General Public


Earth Citizens Organisation (ECO) reflects our belief that we are all citizens of the Earth and therefore we share the responsibility of caring for the Earths well-being in every way. Sharing this concept and creating necessary changes in our daily lives to support this concept is the very essence of the Earth Citizen Movement.


Koro Carman

Koro has worked in the tourism and hospitality industries for 25 years. In 2004, Koro had the privilege of being one of the founders of the world acclaimed Footprints Waipoua tour company and helped to facilitate the world first Union of Ancient Trees Agreement between Aotearoa and Japan. Koro was also involved in establishing Whakaara Pito Mata ‘The Maori Tourism Academy’ in 2019 and delivered two pilot programs in 2020.

Aleksandra Petrovic

Aleksandra Petrovic came to NZ in 2008 from Serbia, where she gained her BSc and MSc degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science. Aleksandra has worked as a university teaching assistant, programmer, business intelligence developer, data analyst and IT Product Owner.
She contributed to digital and business strategies both in New Zealand and internationally, in university and commercial contexts.
In the last five years, she has started the Brain Education practice, which enabled greater effectiveness in her professional and personal growth and improved her life.

Yewon Hwang

Yewon Hwang is from South Korea where she worked as a Medical Doctor. She then lived in America for 10 years where she was a Researcher and Manager of a Health and Wellness Company. She was involved in developing and delivering various wellbeing programs to Adults and Children. She is now a passionate Kiwi and wants to contribute to developing future global leaders who are healthy in their mind and body. She believes the pristine nature of New Zealand will enable the youth to recover their good character and true potential.