Sustainable Preservation Initiative Builds Futures and Saves Pasts

Many of humanity's most important heritage sites co-exist with some of the world's poorest people.  Their combined futures are in danger.  SPI creates economic stability by giving communities the tools to be self-reliant, leveraging their historic sites responsibly and freeing them to thrive.  The result: the preservation of our collective legacy. 

Watch the recent TED talk by our Executive Director, Larry Coben, below.  Learn why SPI was formed, why it works, what we have learned, and some of the inspiring stories of hope and change of the many artisans and entrepreneurs we support! 

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WINNER: 2013 First Tourism Cuida / Tourism Cares Award  (San Jose de Moro)

NOMINATED: 2013 Katerva Sustainability Award

WINNER: 2015 Second Tourism Cuida / Tourism Cares Award (Pachacamac)