Emanuel Kuntzelman is a lifelong seeker and advocate of environmental awareness and world peace. Founder of the non-profit exchange organization, Center for Cultural Interchange, he has helped thousands of participants build a foundation of cultural understanding across the globe while promoting environmental initiatives through CCI’s division of Greenheart.
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 the 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:
CCI Greenheart: Of the belief that increased cultural interaction and understanding is necessary for creating a peaceful world, in 1985, Emanuel founded the Center for Cultural Interchange (CCI). For 25 years and counting, CCI has served the global community through youth and adult exchange programs. In 2004, inspired by his work with Greenheart environmentalists on the island of Ibiza, Emanuel brought Greenheart to the USA through CCI. Since officially adopting environmental consciousness as a part of its mission statement, CCI has developed environmental programming for all exchange students.
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 Transforms: In 2009, Emanuel and his CCI Greenheart team launched a new division aimed at inspiring and motivating personal and social transformation through workshops, events and retreats. Greenheart Transforms hosts retreats in places like Sedona, Arizona and Ibiza, Spain and offers workshops on everything from “Food as Medicine” to “Meditation Medleys”.
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.