Vicki Robin

New Road Map Foundation Grants 1998-2001

The New Road Map Foundation was created in 1984 to distribute the proceeds from the group’s educational programs on money, health and relationships to non profits dedicated to a sustainable future. In 15 years of grantmaking, we distributed nearly a million dollars in 800 small grants.

Our original mission statement
The New Road Map Foundation seeks to foster a cooperative human community in a diverse yet interconnected world by creating and disseminating practical tools and innovative approaches to personal and cultural change. We promote love and service as routes to personal and social well-being. The New Road Map Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational and charitable foundation.

Grant Recipients 1998-2001

(records of recipients from 1980-1997 no longer available)

2001 Foundation Donations Recipients

Center for Sacred Ecology (111 Fairmount Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611, 510/451-4926; http://www.sacredecology.org) Facilitates interconnections of people and organizations throughout North America that are involved in local Earth literacy education through the North American Earth Literacy Network.

Earth Activist Training (PO Box 341, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956) Provides residential training sessions that teach permaculture, nonviolent direct action, ecological literacy and political strategy for supporting a living, sacred Earth.

Global Living Project (Gr 4 Comp 17 RR #1, Winlaw, BC, V0G 2J0, Canada) Explores the measurement of Ecological Footprint and supports the evolution of low-consumption lifestyles.

Mississippi 2020 Network (PO Box 13506, Jackson, MS 39236-3506, 601/969-2902) Primary goals include incorporating the Our World program – which models sustainability, community, and service – in elementary schools in Mississippi, and supporting courses in their Earth Literacy Learning Center.

Porcupine Year Round School (PO Box 180, Porcupine, SD 57772, 605/867-5337) Serves 200 elementary school children from the Oglala Lakota Nation; programs include a greenhouse where students learn growing methods to use at home, encouraging self-sufficiency and community sustainability.

Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project (2129 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121, 206/441-3247) Publishes a newspaper sold on the street by people who are homeless, and supports cultural projects that empower the poor and homeless.

2000 Foundation Donations Recipients

*Adbusters Media Foundation (1243 West 7th Ave., Vancouver, BC, V6H 1B7 CANADA, (604) 736-9401; http://www.adbusters.org) Works to redirect the commercial media culture towards ecological and social awareness, provides alternative news and analysis through their website and magazine, and promotes campaigns like Buy Nothing Day and TV Turnoff Week.

*Alternatives for Simple Living (5312 Morningside Ave., Sioux City, IA 51106, 712/274-8875, http://www.simpleliving.org) Encourages people to live more simply by giving them nuts-&-bolts ideas about how to do it. Shows how overconsumption damages the Earth and our spirits, and shows voluntary simplicity as the solution.

*Aprovecho Research Center (80574 Hazelton Rd., Cottage Grove, OR 97424, 541/942-8198, http://www.efn.org/~apro) Located on a forty-acre land trust, Aprovecho researches and designs alternative technologies that help people in the U.S. and developing countries conserve precious resources and teaches organic farming.

*Center for a New American Dream (6930 Carroll Ave., Suite 900, Takoma Park, MD 20912, 301/891-3683, http://www.newdream.org) Helps individuals and institutions reduce and shift consumption to enhance quality of life and protect the environment by offering a wide variety of services and educational tools.

The Circle, One Planet, One People (11160 Glade Drive, Reston, VA 21091, 703/620-2577 http://www.oneprayer.org) Supports increased environmental awareness and collaboration among groups through an annual Prayer Vigil for the Earth in Washington D.C., which brings together participants from many religious traditions.

*The Co-Intelligence Institute (436 – 48th Street, Oakland, CA 94609; http://www.co-intelligence.org) Provides broad-range thinking about culture and contemporary society and works on projects that support positive outcomes.

Collective Heritage Institute (901 West San Mateo Road, Suite L, Santa Fe, NM 87501, 505/896-0366; http://www.bioneers.org) Spreads the good news about biological pioneers who are working with nature to heal nature; produces an excellent annual conference, “The Bioneers,” in the San Francisco Bay area.

Conscious Consumer (PO Box 95650, Seattle, WA 98145, 206/898-4822, http://www.consciousconsumer.org) Assists consumers who wish to support socially responsible businesses by providing a web-based database on companies’ activities and policies in the areas of environmental responsibility, women and minority representation, and union issues.

Cottonwood Foundation (Box 10803, White Bear Lake, MN 55110, 651/426-8797, http://www.pressenter.com/~cottonwd/) A funding organization that promotes empowerment of people, protection of the environment and respect for cultural diversity. The foundation funds grassroots organizations that rely strongly on volunteer efforts.

Creation Myth Project (2447 Prince Street, Berkeley, CA 94705) Encourages creativity in children and adults by re-telling and illustrating creation myths from around the world.

Earth Connection (370 Neeb Road, Cincinnati, OH 45233, 513/451-3932) Based in a sustainably-built community center that offers community gardening, demonstrates and teaches practices for sustainable living and fosters spirituality and deeper understandings of humans as part of an interdependent Earth community.

Ecotopia Project (3508 SE Madison Street, Portland, OR 97214, 503/736-9701; http://www.tnews.com/ecotopia) Informs and assists residents of Portland neighborhoods in their movement toward community self-reliance, social equity, and ecological balance.

Genesis Farm (41A Silver Lake Road, Blairstown, NJ 07825, 908/362-6735) Offers Earth Literacy programs, focusing on connections between the health and sustainability of the Earth and the health of human communities; program topics include organic gardening, sustainable agriculture, appropriate technology, nutrition, simplicity, ecological ethics and global ecological security.

The Giraffe Project (PO Box 759, 197 Second St., Langley, WA 98260, 360/221-7989; http://www.giraffe.org) Honors “Giraffes,” people who stick their necks out to make the world a better place. Their strategy is to overcome apathy, cynicism and feelings of powerlessness by showing what a courageous, caring person can achieve.

*Harvest Moon Community Farm (14363 Oren Road North, Scandia, MN 55073, 651/433-4358; http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/Canopy/3226/) A sustainable living education center based at a family farm that assists children, youth and adults in search for meaning, balance and community, while nurturing the environment and animals, through programs exploring the relationships between the arts, agriculture and nature.

Imago (EarthSpirit Rising) (553 Enright Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45205, 513/921-5124) Seeks to create a new vision of human presence within the Earth community, drawing on Earth-centered traditions and bioregional consciousness, through education for sustainable living, including EarthSpirit Rising Conference.

Institute of Cultural Affairs (1504 25th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122, 206/323-2100 http://www.ica-usa.org) Promotes social innovation through community building and participation.

Ithaca Health Fund (Box 362, Ithaca, NY 14851) Provides locally-controlled, democratic, nonprofit, preventive- and complementary-oriented health insurance for the benefit of members who cannot afford standard insurance and to create a model for a national health plan.

*Kaisagait Environmental Conservation Youth Group (PO Box 27, Kesogon, Via Kitale, Kenya) Trains farmers and community groups in farming practices that conserve top soil, reduce use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers, and promote wildlife habitat restoration.

Maasai Environmental Resource Coalition (2020 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 136, Washington, DC 20006, 202/785-8787; http://www.lcp2.com/merc) Works to protect Maasai environment, wildlife and habitat, as well as Maasai indigenous land rights.

Mid-Missouri Peaceworks’ Center for Sustainable Living (804-C E. Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201, 573/875-0539; http://peaceworks.missouri.org/homepage.html) Provides outreach and education for earth-friendly lifestyle choices.

*Neighborhood Gardens Society (2093 East 12th Ave., Vancouver, BC V5N 2A9, Canada, 604/879-4562 http://www.cityfarmer.org/Neighborgardens.html) Matches people who own untended garden space with people who would like to grow organic vegetables in their neighborhood, and runs an organic gardening school for immigrants, low income earners and other city dwellers.

Northwest Regional Facilitators (East 525 Mission Avenue, Spokane, WA 99202, 509/484-6733; http://www.nrf.org) Collaborates with individuals, small groups and communities to create locally based solutions that strengthen community life in the areas of affordable housing, support of working families and their employers, enhancing communication in communities and strengthening the performance of nonprofit organizations.

*Pathways to Peace (PO Box 1057, Larkspur, CA 94977, 800/201-4932) Works with young people around the world, using dance and storytelling to teach conflict resolution, non-violence and mediation.

Planet Earth Eco-Region Society (Box 119, Winlaw, BC V0G 2J0, CANADA, 250/226-0065; http://www.peersfund.com) Provides funding to proactive grassroots eco-regional projects and produces a directory of projects, products, services and organizations contributing to sustainability in the Slocan Valley Eco-Region.

*Plenty (PO Box 394, Summertown, TN 38483; http://www.plenty.org) Works to demonstrate that if we protect, manage wisely and share the abundance of the Earth, there will be enough for all. Their projects are in Latin America and the U.S.

Positive Futures Network (PO Box 10818, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, 206/842-0216 http://www.futurenet.org; http://www.yesmagazine.org) Publishes Yes! A Journal of Positive Futures quarterly to help shape and support the evolution of sustainable cultures and communities.

Presbyterian Appalachian Broadcasting Council (PO Box 40472, Nashville, TN 37204, 615/298-4786; http://www.neighborhoodlink.com/org/pabc) Produces public service announcements for radio and TV to proclaim the gospel and to address the needs of the people of Appalachia.

Puget Sound Network for Compassionate Communication (PO Box 15353, Seattle, WA 98115) An all-volunteer organization that lives and promotes a compassionate way of communicating to create empathic connections and win-win resolutions to conflicts.

Radio Catskill – WJFF (PO Box 797, Jeffersonville, NY 12748, 845/482-4141) Local public radio station run primarily by volunteers, who also produce 40 percent of its programming.

*Sarvodaya (Lanka Jaitika Sarvodaya Shramadana Sangamaya, “Dhamsak Mandiraya”, 98 Rawatawatte Road, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka) A dynamic, grass-roots national organization promoting peace in Sri Lanka, based on buddhist principles of self-reliance, community participation and planned action.

E. F. Schumacher Society (140 Jug End Rd., Great Barrington, MA 01230, 413/528-1737 http://www.schumachersociety.org) Promotes the values of small-scale, place-based approaches to restoring economic, social and environmental vitality to our communities.

*Simply Living (PO Box 82273, Columbus, OH 43202, 614/447-0296 http://www.simplyliving.org/sl) Teaches people to live responsibly and joyfully in relation to the earth and each other.

University Street Ministry (4515 16th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105, 206/522-4366) Provides evening meals and other services to homeless youth living on the streets.

*U’wa Defense Project (c/o 445 Summit Road, Watsonville, CA 95076, 408/846-8680; http://www.uwacolombia.org) Provides legal, community development, advocacy and research support to the Colombian indigenous U’wa people as they strive to defend their ancestral territory and environment.

*Wilderness Volunteer Corps (4649 Sunnyside Ave. N #520, Seattle, WA 98103, 206/633-1992 x101 http://www.wawild.org/youthvolunteer) Takes low-income and at-risk youth through an intensive three week summer wilderness course followed by service learning and mentoring throughout the following school year.

Youth for Environmental Sanity/YES! (420 Bronco Rd., Soquel, CA 95073, 831/465-1091; http://www.yesworld.org) Sponsors summer camps for young people from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds who desire to make our world a better place. The camps foster a sense of community, team spirit and a commitment to living simply.

*Funding provided by the Joseph R. Dominguez Memorial Fund.

1999 Foundation Donations Recipients

Aprovecho Research Center (80574 Hazelton Rd., Cottage Grove, OR 97424; http://www.efn.org/~apro) Located on a forty-acre land trust and focuses on researching and designing alternative technologies that help people in the U.S. and developing countries conserve precious resources and teaches organic farming.

Attitudinal Healing Network of the Peninsula (1799 E. Hamilton Ave., Suite 205, San Jose, CA 95125) Primarily a volunteer organization and serves as a link to community services such as hospice care or respite service, following patients and families from diagnosis through difficult treatment to recovery or death.

Center for a New American Dream (6930 Carroll Ave., Suite 900, Takoma Park, MD 20912; http://www.newdream.org) Helps individuals and institutions reduce and shift consumption to enhance quality of life and protect the environment by offering a wide variety of services and educational tools.

Community Cycling Center (2407 NE Alberta, Portland, OR 97211) Provides opportunities for at-risk youth to learn bike repair and safe riding skills through various program initiatives.

Cottonwood Foundation (Box 10803, White Bear Lake, MN 55110; http://www.pressenter.com/~cottonwd/) A funding organization that promotes empowerment of people, protection of the environment and respect for cultural diversity. The foundation funds grassroots organizations that rely strongly on volunteer efforts.

Crabgrass (3181 Mission St. #30, San Francisco, CA 94110; http://www.crabgrass.org) Helps displaced people in Kosova, supplying medicines to a clinic in Pristina built by Albanian women who are a force for peace and nonviolence.

E. F. Schumacher Society (140 Jug End Rd., Great Barrington, MA 01230-9007) Promotes the values of small-scale, place-based approaches to restoring economic, social, and environmental vitality to our communities.

EarthLight (1558 Mercy St., Mountain View, CA 94041; http://www.earthlight.org) Seeks a renewed earth and humanity and works to ensure a future for our children that is rooted in an earth-based, creation-centered spirituality; publishes an excellent newsletter.

Ecology Action (5798 Ridgewood Rd., Willits, CA 95490-9730) Promotes and teaches sustainable agriculture to help reverse hunger, malnutrition and soil erosion. Our grant supports the Kaisagat Environmental Youth Project in Kenya.

EcoStewards Alliance (5765-F Burke Centre Parkway, Suite 321, Burke, VA 22015-2233) An all-volunteer and membership organization, focusing on heightening awareness of humanity’s interrelationship with all of creation and supporting individual choices aligned with holistic personal and environmental health.

Foundation for Global Community (222 High St., Palo Alto, CA 94301-1040) Works to bring together the knowledge of science and traditional wisdom to launch a new story of the unfolding universe and its evolutionary implications.

Friends of Women’s World Banking, India (G-7, Sakar-1, Opp. Gandhigram Railway Station, Ahmedabad-380 009) Promotes direct participation of women in the economy through access to financial services.

Friends of Peace Pilgrim (43480 Cedar Ave., Hemet, CA 92544) Offers free, to those who ask, publications with the words of Peace Pilgrim that relate her many examples of dealing lovingly and fearlessly with violent and confused persons, as well as her unique solutions to problems.

Genesis Farm (41A Silver Lake Rd., Blairstown, NJ 07825-9524) Offers Earth Literacy programs, focusing on connections between the health and sustainability of the earth and the health of human communities; program topics include organic gardening, sustainable agriculture, appropriate technology, nutrition, simplicity, ecological ethics and global ecological security.

The Giraffe Project (PO Box 759, 197 Second St., Langley, WA 98260) Honors “Giraffes,” people who stick their necks out to make the world a better place. Their strategy is to overcome apathy, cynicism and feelings of powerlessness by showing what a courageous, caring person can achieve.

Global Living Project (Gr 4 Comp 17 RR #1, Winlaw, BC, V0G 2J0, Canada) Explores the measurement of Ecological Footprint and supports the evolution of low-consumption lifestyles.

Harvest Moon (14363 Oren Rd. N., Scandia, MN 55073; http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/Canopy/3226/) A sustainable living education center based at a family farm that assists people in search of meaning, balance and community while nurturing the environment and animals through responsible gardening, agricultural practices and animal husbandry. Programs include farm school, workshops, community action and gardens.

Journey Into Freedom (4620 S.W. Caldew St., #E, Portland, OR; http://www.journeyintofreedom.org) Offers a radically fresh expression of the Gospel of Jesus to a people addicted to convenience, materialism, comfort and power.

Lost Valley Educational Center (81868 Lost Valley Lane, Dexter, OR 97431; http://www.efn.org/~lvec) Offers a Deep Agroecology Apprenticeship program, open to applicants from around the world, to focus on permaculture and creative models of sustainable agriculture and sustainable culture.

Maasai Environmental Resource Coalition (2020 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 136, Washington, DC 20006) Works to protect Maasai environment, wildlife and habitat, as well as Maasai indigenous land rights.

The Millennium Project (1213 E. Shelby St., Seattle, WA 98102) Using mass media, educates and awakens the American public to the unsustainability of our current situation and provides a clear and simple vision of what a sustainable society might look like.

The Mississippi 2020 Network (PO Box 13506, Jackson, MS 39236-3506) Primary goals include incorporating the Our World program in elementary schools in Mississippi, supporting courses in their Earth Literacy Learning Center and gathering participants in the Year 2000 Environmental Wake-Up Challenge project.

Mitraniketan (Vellanad Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695543, India) A volunteer non-governmental organization that has pioneered people-centered holistic rural development for improving the quality of life and living of village communities.

The Natural Step (PO Box 29372, San Francisco, CA 94129-0372) An international network of non-profit educational organizations that works to accelerate the movement toward a sustainable society and provides a planning framework grounded in natural science that serves as a guide for businesses, communities, academia, government entities and individuals undertaking the path of sustainable development.

Northwest Environment Watch (1402 3rd Ave., Suite 1127, Seattle, WA 98101-2118) Serves as both a vigilant monitor of the region’s environmental conditions and a pathfinder towards an environmentally sound economy.

One Less Car (PO Box 1027, Edgewater, MD 21037-7027; http://www.onelesscar.org) An all-volunteer organization dedicated to promote a healthier economic and social climate by advancing bicycling and walking as viable modes of transportation and as integral parts of the overall transportation system.

Peace Between People and AVP/WA (5751 33rd Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98105-2320) A nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching nonviolent conflict resolution skills through workshops in the community, including schools, social service organizations and the Washington State prison system. These workshops help participants develop skills, attitudes, processes and techniques vital to resolving the conflicts that all of us struggle with in our daily lives.

Peaceworks’ Center for Sustainable Living (804-C E Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201; http://www.peaceworks.missouri.org) Provides outreach and education for earth-friendly lifestyle choices.

Phinney Neighborhood Association (6532 Phinney Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98103; http://www.poppyware.com/pna/) Provides a wide range of speakers and programs related to voluntary simplicity and study circles.

Plenty (PO Box 394, Summertown, TN 38483; http://www.plenty.org) Works to demonstrate that if we protect, manage wisely and share the abundance of the earth, there will be enough for all. Their projects are in Latin America and the U.S.

Positive Futures Network (PO Box 10818, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110; http://www.futurenet.org) Publishes “Yes! A Journal of Positive Futures” quarterly to help shape and support the evolution of sustainable cultures and communities.

Puget Sound Network for Compassionate Communication (PO Box 15353, Seattle, WA 98115) An all-volunteer organization that lives and promotes a compassionate way of communicating to create empathic connections and win-win resolutions to conflicts.

RESULTS Education Fund (236 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Suite 300, Washington, D.C. 20002) Creates the will to end hunger through public education, research, media outreach and other charitable activities.

Simply Living (200 Crestview Rd, Columbus, OH 43202; http://www.simplyliving.org/sl) Teaches people to live responsibly and joyfully in relation to the earth and each other.

Spirit in Nature (Box 253, East Middlebury, VT 05740) Created in 1998 in response to the environmental crisis with the goal to transform consciousness through religion and spirituality in ways that lead to environmental action.

Sustainable Community Roundtable (2129 Bethel St. NE, Olympia, WA 98506) An all-volunteer organization that helps create sustainable community in the South Sound region by facilitating a process of dialogue, vision, action and celebration.

Ta S’ina Tokaheya Organization (PO Box 199, Oglala, SD 57764) Builds healthy, sturdy houses for Pine Ridge people using local building materials such as clay, sand, straw bale and rammed earth and provides legal services so participants can secure clear title to land.

Vermont Population Alliance (PO Box 466, Norwich, VT 05055) Focuses on reducing natural resource consumption by motivating individuals to examine and transform their values and habits and accept responsibility for the care of the Earth.

Wilderness Volunteer Corps (4649 Sunnyside Ave. N. #242, Seattle, WA 98103; http://www.wawild.org/youthvolunteer) A conservation and service learning program that seeks to instill an ethic of volunteer service, environmental stewardship and self-respect in youth from the Puget Sound Region.

Women’s World Summit Foundation (PO Box 2001, 1211 Geneva 1, Switzerland; http://www.woman.ch) A humanitarian, international, non-governmental organization working for the rights of rural women and children. They honored thirty women from all over the world for creativity in rural life this past year.

Youth for Environmental Sanity/YES! (420 Bronco Rd., Soquel, CA 95073; http://www.yesworld.org) Sponsors summer camps for young people from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds who desire to make our world a better place. The camps foster a sense of community, team spirit and a commitment to living simply.

Local Action

The Power of Hope (PO Box 57, Clinton, WA 98236) An arts-based program that empowers teens to live positive, engaged lives through discovering their own sense of purpose and creative potential.

Seattle Habitat for Humanity (PO Box 85870, Seattle, WA 98145-1870) An ecumenical, Christian housing ministry that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Needy and affluent people work together, building new relationships and a sense of community along with housing

1998 Foundation Donations Recipients

ALTERNATIVES TO CONSUMERISM (The Qalandar School, 1314 8th St., Boulder, CO 80302) is based in Thailand and provides educational materials and training on alternatives to consumerism. Drawing on Asian values, they also utilize curricula and knowledge from the West, especially in the realm of voluntary simplicity.

BAY AREA ACTION (715 Colorado Ave Ste 1, Palo Alto, CA 94303-3913; http://www.baaction.org) is hosting an art and poetry contest for Earth Day 1999, to give students an opportunity to explore the concept of sustainability and to creatively express their ideas through art. They are collaborating with other groups such as Youth for Environmental Sanity (YES!).

THE CO-INTELLIGENCE INSTITUTE (436 48th St., Oakland, CA 94609; http://www.co-intelligence.org) provides broad-range thinking about Y2K and works on projects that support positive outcomes.

COTTONWOOD FOUNDATION (Box 10803, White Bear Lake, MN 55110; http://www.pressenter.com/~cottonwd/) is a funding organization that promotes empowerment of people, protection of the environment and respect for cultural diversity. The foundation funds grassroots organizations that rely strongly on volunteer efforts.

CRABGRASS (3181 Mission St. #30, San Francisco, CA 94110; http://www.crabgrass.org) helps displaced people in Kosova. They supply medicines to a clinic in Pristina which was built by Albanian women who are a force for peace and nonviolence.

EARTHLIGHT (1558 Mercy St., Mountain View, CA 94041; http://www.earthlight.org) seeks a renewed earth and humanity and works to ensure a future for our children that is rooted in an earth-based, creation-centered spirituality. Publishes an excellent newsletter.

EARTHSAVE, SEATTLE CHAPTER (PO Box 9422, Seattle, WA 98109; http://www.tasteofhealth.org) provides education to help people make more healthful and environmentally sound food choices and to be wiser in their use of natural resources.

ECOLOGY ACTION (5798 Ridgewood Rd., Willits, CA 95490-9730) promotes and teaches sustainable agriculture to help reverse hunger, malnutrition and soil erosion. Our grant supports the Kaisagat Environmental Youth Project in Kenya.

FREMONT TIME (4128 Fremont Ave. Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98103) serves as a “bank” for recording exchange of hours of services as an alternative to the cash economy. Its goal includes building friendships and community.

FRIENDS OF PEACE PILGRIM (43480 Cedar Ave., Hemet, CA 92544) offers publications free to those who ask. The words of Peace Pilgrim relate many examples of dealing lovingly and fearlessly with violent and confused persons and tells of unique solutions to problems.

GENESIS FARM (41A Silver Lake Rd., Blairstown, NJ 07825-9524) offers Earth Literacy programs with focus on the connections between the health and sustainability of the earth and the health of human communities. Program topics include organic gardening, sustainable agriculture, appropriate technology, nutrition, simplicity, ecological ethics and global ecological security.

GLOBAL LIVING PROJECT (Gr 4 Comp 17 RR #1, Winlaw, BC, V0G 2J0, Canada) explores the measurement of Ecological Footprint and supports the evolution of low-consumption lifestyles.

HARVEST MOON (14363 Oren Rd. N., Scandia, MN 55073; http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/Canopy/3226/) is a sustainable living education center based at a family farm. It assists people in search for meaning, balance and community while nurturing the environment and animals through responsible gardening, agricultural practices and animal husbandry. Programs include farm school, workshops, community action and gardens.

KCTS 9 (401 Mercer St., Seattle, WA 98109-4640; http://www.pbs.org/affluenza) is a PBS television affiliate. NRM funded a proposal to produce “Escape From Affluenza,” a sequel to “Affluenza,” a documentary educating Americans on the overconsumption existing in this country.

LOST VALLEY EDUCATIONAL CENTER (81868 Lost Valley Lane, Dexter, OR 97431; http://www.efn.org/~lvec) offers a Deep Agroecology Apprenticeship program, open to applicants from around the world, who focus on permaculture and creative models of sustainable agriculture and sustainable culture.

MAASAI ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE COALITION (2020 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 136, Washington, DC 20006) works to protect Maasai environment, wildlife and habitat, and Maasai indigenous land rights.

THE MEDIA FOUNDATION (1243 West 7th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., V6H 1B7, Canada; http://www.adbusters.org) teaches media literacy and educates people about how their choices to consume are destroying the Earth. They publish a quarterly magazine called Adbusters and originated the idea of Buy Nothing Day.

NORTHWEST EARTH INSTITUTE (Ste. 532, 921 SW Morrison St., Portland, OR 97205) is a grassroots organization working to nurture the natural desire of the individual to protect the Earth; one focus is reducing overconsumption through voluntary simplicity. Their workplace study groups are in high demand.

PEACEWORKS’ CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING (804-C E Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201; http://www.peaceworks.missouri.org) provides outreach and education for earth-friendly lifestyle choices.

PHINNEY NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION (6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98103; http://www.poppyware.com/pna/) provides a wide range of speakers and programs related to voluntary simplicity and study circles.

PLENTY (PO Box 394, Summertown, TN 38483; http://www.plenty.org) works to demonstrate that if we protect, manage wisely and share the abundance of the earth, there will be enough for all. Their projects are in Latin America and the U.S.

POSITIVE FUTURES NETWORK (PO Box 10818, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110; http://www.futurenet.org) publishes “Yes! A Journal of Positive Futures” quarterly. They help shape and support the evolution of sustainable cultures and communities.

RESILIENT COMMUNITIES PROJECT (E. 525 Mission Ave., Spokane, WA 99202-1824; http://www.resilientcommunities.org) is a forum for focusing conversation, action and learning about how to make our personal lives and our communities more resilient and sustainable, and how to help our planet return to a state of ecological balance.

SIMPLY LIVING (200 Crestview Rd, Columbus, OH 43202; http://www.simplyliving.org/sl) teaches people to live responsibly and joyfully in relation to the earth and each other.

SUSTAINABLE SEATTLE (514 Minor Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109; http://www.sen.org/sustainable/susthome.html) seeks to protect and improve the area’s long-term health and vitality by raising awareness and application of the links between economic prosperity, social equity, and environmental durability.

THE OTHER ECONOMIC SUMMIT (TOES) (97 Secretariat 6612 Piney Branch Rd. NW, Washington, D.C. 20012; http://www.pender.ee.upenn.edu/~rabii/toes/) meets annually, in the same time period as The G8 Economic Summit, to address alternative interpretations of and solutions to economic issues.

YOUTH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SANITY/YES! (420 Bronco Rd., Soquel, CA 95073; http://www.yesworld.org) sponsors summer camps for young people from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds who desire to make our world a better place. The camps foster a sense of community and team spirit and a commitment to living simply.

Local Action

FREMONT PUBLIC ASSOCIATION (PO Box 31151, Seattle, WA 98103) has Lettuce Link Program, which delivers donated produce and seeds from P-patches to local food banks.

REAL CHANGE HOMELESS EMPOWERMENT PROJECT (2129 Second Ave., Seattle, WA 98121; http://www.realchangenews.org) operates the Streetlife Gallery cooperative to provide and promote an artistic and dignified working environment and art gallery for persons in financial difficulty.

SEATTLE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY (PO Box 85870, Seattle, WA 98145-1870) is an ecumenical, Christian housing ministry that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. By having needy and affluent people work together, Habitat builds new relationships and a sense of community along with housing.

SEATTLE YOUTH GARDEN WORKS (Church Council of Greater Seattle, 4759 15th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98105) creates opportunities for youth-in-need to cultivate self-reliance and integration with community and nature by promoting personal, social and environmental awareness and responsibility through horticulture-based education, employment and entrepreneurial activities.

STRAND HELPERS (1418 E. Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98122), operated in part by homeless people, provides food and shelter for the homeless, job search assistance, and equipment and services for the physically handicapped.

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