The mission of Stone & Compass is to serve as an incubator and driving force for global partnerships and projects based on our model for sustainability. Stone & Compass reinvests profits from its tours and programs into sustainable projects that help build a vibrant future full of hope, financial security, peace, and happiness.

To be sustainable, a project must be economically viable and include a tangible outcome.  Each stakeholder involved may then educate and inspire others to form new projects, spreading the model of change.  This intersection of partnerships and projects is necessary to move toward a peaceful global community that has universal respect for the individual, the collective, and the environment.

Stone & Compass works with stakeholders who are committed to collaborating across physical and ideological boundaries.  We inspire them to see how their interests can come together into one project that will address multiple sustainable development goals.

Sustainable Partnership Model

Project Phase

Development Phase

Sample Partnership Projects

Stone & Compass partners with the Green Go Solar Project to train community members to create a usable infrastructure for cosmetically defective solar cells from the waste stream of the manufacturing process.  Community members receive valuable education and the infrastructure can provide energy and revenue for the community with little to no overhead cost.  Excess energy can potentially be sold back to the local governments.  This project uses functional solar cells with some cosmetic defect rendering them unsuitable for use in retail-grade solar panels due to their appearance. These cells would otherwise become a waste product and have a negative impact on the environment in their disposal.

Stone & Compass partners with the Green Go Solar Project to train community members to create a usable infrastructure for cosmetically defective solar cells from the waste stream of the manufacturing process.  Community members receive valuable education and the infrastructure can provide energy and revenue for the community with little to no overhead cost.  Excess energy can potentially be sold back to the local governments.  This project uses functional solar cells with some cosmetic defect rendering them unsuitable for use in retail-grade solar panels due to their appearance. These cells would otherwise become a waste product and have a negative impact on the environment in their disposal.

The Balkan Heritage Foundation’s mission is to support the protection, conservation, management and promotion of cultural and historical (both tangible and intangible) heritage of Southeastern Europe as precondition for sustainable development of the region. S&C supports the 7000 year old excavation Tell Yunatsite through the BHF. Here is an article about our donation.

The Balkan Heritage Foundation’s mission is to support the protection, conservation, management and promotion of cultural and historical (both tangible and intangible) heritage of Southeastern Europe as precondition for sustainable development of the region.

S&C supports the 7000 year old excavation Tell Yunatsite through the BHF. Here is an article about our donation.

Archaeon is a cultural preservation organization located in Bosnia & Herzegovina. S&C has provided both monetary donations to Archaeon as well as support to make cross cultural connections with other NGO organizations in the Balkans. Here is an interview between Archaeon and Stone & Compass.

Archaeon is a cultural preservation organization located in Bosnia & Herzegovina. S&C has provided both monetary donations to Archaeon as well as support to make cross cultural connections with other NGO organizations in the Balkans.

Here is an interview between Archaeon and Stone & Compass.

Stone & Compass is supporting a family owned start up organic hazelnut farm in Serbia whose goal is to combat the 'big' business that is taking over production of the countries valuable crop.  More pictures & article coming shortly.

Stone & Compass is supporting a family owned start up organic hazelnut farm in Serbia whose goal is to combat the 'big' business that is taking over production of the countries valuable crop. 

More pictures & article coming shortly.


Stone & Compass CEO Julie Kiernan (pictured blue shirt) with the founders of both Balkan Heritage Foundation and Archeon during a meeting S&C sponsored to introduce the two organizations to each other.

Stone & Compass CEO Julie Kiernan (pictured blue shirt) with the founders of both Balkan Heritage Foundation and Archeon during a meeting S&C sponsored to introduce the two organizations to each other.

 

EQUITABLE ACCESS TO STONE & COMPASS FACILITIES AND PROGRAMS

In addition this these NGO organizations, funding is reserved to underwrite access to programs for those in need including scholarships for students and programs for organizations at minimal costs. For more information about such programs contact us.