Envirovillage was founded in July of 2012 by Kirstin Walter. After reading a book about global warming, The Weather Makers, Kirsti decided to do her part by starting a nonprofit organization focused on environmental education and social responsibility. After organizing two youth led projects, as well as taking youth on outdoor adventures and participating in community events, the organization applied for its tax-exempt status.

In December of 2013, Envirovillage received its 501c3. Since that time, Envirovillage has organized a variety of different projects and programs, including a community garden project in NE Portland, art workshops for youth and adults and four years of youth summer camps in Cascade Locks, Oregon. Envirovillage continues to work towards the goal of acquiring land to start the development of the Envirovillage Education Center.