Emanuel Kuntzelman is a lifelong seeker and advocate of environmental awareness and world peace. Founder of the non-profit exchange organization, Greenheart International, he has helped thousands of participants build a foundation of cultural understanding across the globe while promoting environmental initiatives, personal and social transformation and fair trade practices through Greenheart’s numerous branches.
Dedicated to personal and social transformation, Emanuel leads workshops, lectures and retreats with the idea that personal growth leads to a transformed society of holistic humans. Emanuel’s accomplishments extend throughout the U.S. and Spain.
After starting Greenheart International, formerly known as Center for Cultural Interchange in 1985, Emanuel and his life partner Laura Rose, founded the Fundacion por el Futuro in Spain. Other endeavors include work with Ibiza’s ecological center, Casita Verde and the creation of the eco-friendly, fair trade Greenheart Shops on the island of Ibiza, as well as in Chicago. Emanuel has been an inspirational speaker since the mid 1970’s.
Emanuel is associated with the following organizations:
Greenheart International – In 1985, Emanuel founded Greenheart, formerly known as Center for Cultural Interchange (CCI), from the belief that increased cultural interaction and understanding is necessary for creating a peaceful world. For 25 years and counting, Greenheart has served the global community through youth and adult exchange programs. In 2004, inspired by his work with environmentalists on the island of Ibiza, Emanuel officially adopted environmental consciousness as a part of Greenheart’s mission statement. Greenheart International has diversified into numerous branches within the organization fostering cultural exchange, eco-fair trade, volunteerism, personal development and environmentalism.
Foundation for the Future – In 1995, Emanuel and his life partner Laura Rose created the Foundation for the Future to promote cultural understanding and environmental consciousness through the support and creation of educational programs and ecological projects based in Spain in conjunction with participants from countries around the world.
Greenheart Music – In 2003, Emanuel collaborated with a music producer on the island of Ibiza to create the socially conscious music platform, Greenheart Music. World musicians and nature inspired artists come together to create Greenheart Music.