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There is incredible work going on in the world today that is aligned with the vision and values of the Planet Project. In this section of the website we list and give information about some of the organizations and people we have discovered and are inspired by. These are Aligned Change Agents. There are many more, so please nominate candidate organizations and people. Just seeing how much good work is being done is inspiring and hopeful. Please support these organizations in any way you can.


RESOURCETYPECATEGORYDESCRIPTIONSECTORDate Added For the PlanetType: OrganizationCategory: Environmental Stewardship1% for the Planet is a global movement inspiring businesses and individuals to support environmental solutions through annual memberships and everyday actions.Functional Sector(s): 3/1/2022,000 HoursType: OrganizationCategory: Positive Solutions80,000 Hours is a non-profit that provides research and support to help students and graduates switch into careers that effectively tackle the world’s most pressing problems. They offer a podcast, job board, 1-1 advice and online guides that include suggestions on which global problems are most pressing, on how to compare careers based on social impact, high-impact career paths, and how to make a career plan.Functional Sector(s): Hub, Education3/1/2022 Center for Race and the EconomyType: OrganizationCategory: Social JusticeThe Action Center on Race & the Economy (ACRE) is a campaign hub for organizations working at the intersection of racial justice and Wall Street accountability. We provide research and communications infrastructure and strategic support for organizations working on campaigns to win structural change by directly taking on the financial elite that are responsible for pillaging communities of color, devastating working class communities, and harming our environment. We partner with local organizations from across the United States that are working on racial, economic, environmental, and educational justice campaigns and help them connect the dots between their issues and Wall Street so that each of the local efforts feeds into a broad national movement to hold the financial sector accountable.Functional Sector(s): Justice3/1/2022 We Can Save ProjectType: OrganizationCategory: Environmental StewardshipNurturing a welcoming, connected, and leaderful climate community, rooted in the work and wisdom of women, to grow a life-giving future.Functional Sector(s): Environment3/1/2022 for a Viable FutureType: OrganizationCategory: Indigenous Wisdom and CultureOur mission is to build alliances and develop leadership for community-scale climate solutions and intercultural peacemaking throughout our Northeast bioregion.Functional Sector(s): Environment, Justice, Spirituality, Governance4/13/2024 for Youth ActionType: OrganizationCategory: Democracy and VotingEmpowering young people’s organizations to strengthen our democracy, fix our economy, and correcting injustices through on-the-ground organizing.Functional Sector(s): Governance3/1/2022 to End Plastic WasteType: OrganizationCategory: PlasticsSince 2019, we have rallied over 90 member companies, project partners, allies and supporters who are committed to ending plastic waste in the environment with us. We are bringing together a diverse network of resources and expertise. From technical leaders, engineers, scientists and practitioners, we are working together to create and scale innovative solutions around the world. Together with policy makers, non-governmental organisations, and local communities, we are driving and delivering transformational change: to end plastic waste in the environment and protect the planet.Functional Sector(s): Environment6/17/2022 Conscience ChecklistType: OrganizationCategory: Social JusticeAoCC lowers the barriers to impactful collective action in order to help manifest their vision of a kind and thriving nation. AoCC follows over 100 social justice advocacy groups and non-partisan, pro-democracy organizations. Twice a month, they publish a checklist featuring clear, well-researched actions for Americans who value democracy, equality, voting, and decency. Functional Sector(s): Justice, Governance1/22/2024 SmitsmanType: PersonCategory: Environmental StewardshipDr. Anneloes Smitsman (Ph.D., LLM), is a futurist, systems scientist, keynote speaker, and award-winning pioneer and bestselling author in human development and systems change. She is the Founder and CEO of EARTHwise Centre, co-founder of the EARTHwise Futures DAO, initiator and architect of the EARTHwise Constitution for a Planetary Civilization, and lead architect of the EARTHwise and Future Humans Games. Her passion is to catalyze humanity for a net-positive and thriving planetary civilization. Her commitment is to act as a vector of love (rather than destruction), as explained in her TEDx talk from 2016.Functional Sector(s): Hub, Environment, Governance6/18/2023 in ArmType: OrganizationCategory: Climate ChangeArm in Arm’s goal is to ignite a transformational era that ends the climate crisis by centering racial and economic justice.Functional Sector(s): Environment3/1/2022 At The Aspen InstituteType: OrganizationCategory: Social JusticeAscend at the Aspen Institute is the national hub for breakthrough ideas and collaborations that move children and the adults in their lives to educational success, economic security, and health and well-being.Functional Sector(s): Education, Health, Economics3/1/2022
https://ballotpedia.orgBallotpediaType: OrganizationCategory: Democracy and VotingThe nation’s premier resource for unbiased information on elections, politics and policy, to help you make decisions about how you'll vote in an election.Functional Sector(s): Governance3/1/2022
Beau RezendesType: PersonCategory: HumanityCo-founder of the PLANET Project. Beau grew up in Peoria, Illinois and has lived in Colorado since 1964. Beau’s background is a blend of corporate, academic, and public sector work. Functional Sector(s): Hub3/1/2022 WorldsType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsBetter Worlds believes that the digital transformation and related technologies are revolutionizing the very nature of the way we live and who we are and that, done right, these innovations can help lead us to a better world. They are working to create a collaborative, inclusive, and sustainable community to explore innovative solutions that will contribute to achieving bioregional and global prosperity by integrating our three interconnected worlds: the natural world, the human-made physical world, and emerging technologies. Better Worlds seeks to explore alternative viewpoints through media, international conferences, symposia, essays and hack-a-thons that encourage and support the development of innovative solutions. One key focus of their mission is to explore how the innovations of Web3, Ai, and Quantum Computing can help to sustain the natural world and build greater efficiencies to grow our shared prosperity. Functional Sector(s): Media, Infrastructure, Governance1/22/2024
https://www.beyondplastics.orgBeyond PlasticsType: OrganizationCategory: PlasticsLaunched in January 2019, Beyond Plastics is a nationwide project based at Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont, that pairs the wisdom and experience of environmental policy experts with the energy and creativity of college students to build a vibrant and effective anti-plastics movement. Our mission is to end plastic pollution by being a catalyst for change at every level of our society. We use our deep policy and advocacy expertise to build a well-informed, effective movement seeking to achieve the institutional, economic, and societal changes needed to save our planet, and ourselves, from the plastic pollution crisis.Functional Sector(s): Environment7/29/2022 Kid ScienceType: OrganizationCategory: EducationBig Kid Science offers fun and scientifically accurate products that educate and inspire. 100% of their revenue (NOT just profits) is devoted to a combination of public outreach and donations to non-profits in support of Equal Justice, Black Lives Matter, and Education for All. Their outreach offerings include: a free, online textbook/curriculum for Middle School Earth and Space Science, "The Max Goes to the Moon Movie/Planetarium Show", and free school visits by their founder, Jeffrey Bennett. Through his “Max Goes to Schools” donation program, author Jeffrey Bennett has donated more than 30,000 Big Kid Science books to elementary school libraries and other educational institutions in the United States and around the world. Functional Sector(s): Science12/9/2023
https://braverangels.orgBraver AngelsType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsTheir Mission: We bring Americans together to bridge the partisan divide and strengthen our democratic republic.Functional Sector(s): Governance3/1/2022 Center for JusticeType: OrganizationCategory: Social JusticeAn independent, nonpartisan law and policy organization, that conducts rigorous research to identify problems and provide in-depth empirical findings and compelling analyses of pressing legal and policy issues. We also pioneer and champion policy solutions, such as automatic voter registration and small donor public financing.Functional Sector(s): Governance3/1/2022 AllianceType: OrganizationCategory: Democracy and VotingPromoting civility, transparency, effective governance, civic engagement, and a country before party mindset -- i.e. all the elements necessary for healthy self-governance in the democratic republic that is the United States.Functional Sector(s): Governance4/12/2022 Nothing ProjectType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsBuy Nothing offers people a way to give and receive, share, lend, and express gratitude through a worldwide gift economy network in which the true wealth is the web of connections formed between people.Functional Sector(s): Economics3/1/2022 Vote ProjectType: OrganizationCategory: Democracy and VotingWorking with universities, community colleges, faculty, students and election officials to reduce barriers to student voting. Check voter status, register to vote, request an absentee ballot.Functional Sector(s): Governance3/1/2022 InstituteType: OrganizationCategory: RegenerativeThe Capital Institute has been on an evolutionary learning journey since 2010…”searching for a path that will lead us beyond our current unsustainable economic system and the finance-dominated ideology that drives it.” They define Regenerative Economics as “the application of nature’s laws and patterns of systemic health, self-organization, self-renewal, and regenerative vitality to socioeconomic systems.” Functional Sector(s): Economics3/1/2022
https://culturalevolutioncenter.orgCenter for Applied Cultural EvolutionType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsOur vision is to see entire communities gain the ability to guide their own evolutionary processes to become more healthy and resilient in our rapidly changing world. In simple terms, you can think of the Center for Applied Cultural Evolution as a gathering place for scholars and practitioners to set up field sites for applied cultural evolution research that support change makers as they go about their work of making the world a better place.Functional Sector(s): Relationships3/1/2022 for Ecozoic StudiesType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsAn education, imagination, dialogue, and action center for an ecological age whose mission is to advance ecology and culture as the organizing principles of societies by by informing, inspiring, and encouraging people in the Great Work of co-creating the Ecozoic era. Their index of articles includes nearly 3,000 titles published in the Ecozoic Journal since 2001.The Great Work into which we and our children are born comes in response to the devastation of the planet caused by human activity. We are facing a breakdown in the life systems that can only be understood by comparison with events that marked the great transitions in the geo-biological eras of Earth’s history, such as the extinction of the dinosaurs and countless other species when the Mesozoic era ended and our present Cenozoic era began. Our task is to move from our modern industrial civilization with its devastating impact to that of benign presence. It is to move from a terminal Cenozoic era to an emerging Ecozoic era.Functional Sector(s): Hub9/13/2023 for Healthy Minds at University of Wisconsin-MadisonType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsWhat if our world were a kinder, wiser, more compassionate place? A place where we exercise our minds just like we exercise our bodies? A place where transforming your mind not only improves your own well-being, but cascades to the well-being of others in your community and around the globe?We’re making this vision a reality at the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Faced with mental and physical health challenges at a global scale, we conduct rigorous scientific research to bring new insights aimed at improving the well-being of people of all backgrounds and ages.Our research, rooted in neuroscience, comes down to one basic question: What constitutes a healthy mind?To begin to answer this, we’ve investigated the science of emotions, contemplative practices and qualities of mind we suspect affect well-being, including attention, resilience, equanimity, savoring positive emotions, kindness, compassion, gratitude and empathy. The Center, part of one of the world’s top research institutions, benefits from cross-disciplinary collaborations in the arts and humanities, the physical and natural sciences, and the social sciences. We take pride in being a global hub for innovations in affective and contemplative neuroscience in addition to well-being across the lifespan.Functional Sector(s): 12/8/2023 for Humane TechnologyType: OrganizationCategory: Unbiased MediaBest known for the The Social Dilemma, the documentary-drama hybrid that reveals how social media is reprogramming civilization with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations. CHT's focus goes beyond the negative effects of social media, working to expose the drivers behind all extractive technologies steering our thoughts, behaviors, and actions. Their mission is to shift technology towards a more humane future that supports our well-being, democratic functioning, and shared information environment.Functional Sector(s): Media, Infrastructure3/1/2022 for Humans and NatureType: OrganizationCategory: Environmental StewardshipThe Center for Humans and Nature is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, publisher, forum, and place to explore, connect, and nurture our understandings of and responsibilities to the natural world. Our work work provides in-depth and diverse perspectives about what it means to be human in an interconnected world. We share ideas that foster curiosity, build community, and inspire action.Functional Sector(s): Environment3/1/2022 for RegenerationType: OrganizationCategory: RegenerativeThe Center for Regeneration is a coalition of people, businesses, & institutions pursuing global regeneration through education, cooperation, & investment. The Center for Regeneration (the Center) leverages public-private partnerships to convene communities with the social, technical, and financial tools they need to address coordinative and funding challenges. By facilitating cooperative models and shared infrastructure, the Center aligns private and public resources to bridge research and practice, provide contexts for shared learning, and enable communities to identify, resource, and govern their futures. Functional Sector(s): Hub, Environment9/6/2023 for the Story of the UniverseType: OrganizationCategory: HumanityInspired by the work of Thomas Berry, the Center was founded by Brian Thomas Swimme and Bruce Bochte. It offers award-winning videos to expand our collective consciousness and redirect the current self-destructive trajectory of society towards a vibrant community that transcends individual, human and geo-political boundaries.Functional Sector(s): 9/19/2023
https://change-finance.comChange FinanceType: OrganizationCategory: Social JusticeChange Finance builds performance-oriented investment products for the sustainability-minded investor. We believe investing for good can profit people, planet, and investors.Functional Sector(s): Economics3/1/2022 EisensteinType: PersonCategory: Positive SolutionsCharles Eisenstein is deeply authentic, honest, critical and active observer who takes us on his explorations of civilization, consciousness, money, and human cultural evolution in his writings, videos and podcasts.Functional Sector(s): Hub, Spirituality, Economics, Science1/22/2024 Climate LobbyType: OrganizationCategory: Climate ChangeAt Citizens’ Climate Lobby, we’re committed to building the political will for the climate solutions we all need.Functional Sector(s): Environment3/1/2022
https://climatedemocracyinitiative.orgClimate Democracy InitiativeType: OrganizationCategory: Democracy and VotingThe Climate Democracy Initiative (CDI) is sounding a national and global alarm, tying the necessity of preserving democracy as the favored form of governance to the proportionate level of action needed to contend with the climate crisis. CDI's vision is a democracy that empowers community leaders to fully recognize and effectively address the catastrophic impacts of global warming. We envision a populace that understands the interconnectedness of government, business, academia, nonprofit initiatives, and the planet’s life support systems. CDI 's former incarnation is The State of American Democracy -- an organization that ievolved from conferences hosted in 2016 and 2017 that were devoted to discussing the preservation of ecological systems that make life possible, and governmental action at all levels from local to state to national, needed to respond proportionately to the enormity of the climate crisis.Functional Sector(s): Governance, Environment3/1/2022
Climate FoundationType: OrganizationCategory: Climate ChangeWinner of the XPRISE for Carbon Removal, the Climate Foundation is working to reverse global warming in our lifetime.We have found that with the right help, we can stop the mass extinctions, We can lower the carbon, We can reverse climate change, ​​We can save the Earth.Functional Sector(s): Environment12/4/2022 Justice AllianceType: OrganizationCategory: Climate ChangeSince 2013, the Climate Justice Alliance has focused on uniting frontline communities and organizations into a formidable force focused on building a Just Transition away from extractive systems of production, consumption and political oppression, and towards resilient, regenerative and equitable economies. Their six-pronged strategy balances community-centered work on the ground (Fight the Bad, Build the New), with strategic thrusts that embrace the need for broad change in economics (Move the Money), and governance (Change the Rules), while mobilizing large scale change through alliances (Build the Bigger We) and aspirational narratives (Change the Story).Functional Sector(s): Environment, Justice, Economics, Governance4/16/2024
https://www.climatedesigners.orgClimateDesigners.orgType: OrganizationCategory: Climate ChangeClimate Designers is the global hub for designers and creative professionals from all industries, committed to using our creative skills for climate action.1) We provide the resources, knowledge, and community to support designers to be climate leaders everywhere they work.2) We inspire, motivate, and graduate climate designers by providing climate-focused resources for design educators in higher education and professional development.Functional Sector(s): Environment3/1/2022 CauseType: OrganizationCategory: Democracy and VotingTraining thousands of nonpartisan volunteers to serve as voters’ first line of defense against confusing restrictions, outdated infrastructure, and disinformation.Functional Sector(s): Governance3/1/2022 DreamsType: Media OutletCategory: Social JusticeCommon Dreams is a reader-supported independent news outlet created in 1997 as a new media model. Our nonprofit newsroom covers the most important news stories of the moment.Functional Sector(s): Media, Relationships3/1/2022 OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsBridging the gap between inner work and a world that works for ALL…Our job is to transform our dysfunctional societies, through a collective shift in human consciousness. Collective consciousness is where ALL of the masters and wisdom teachers have been leading us. Now, at this time of global peril, we have the ability to achieve it.We are imagination-impaired. We must re-learn how to DREAM BIG.VISION: We stand on the brink of one of the most profound cultural and spiritual shifts in human history. All around the world, people by the millions are actively catalyzing positive change, meeting the challenges of our times with creativity, joy and a deep spiritual reverence. They are acting like their lives have meaning in the world. These turbulent times are calling forth authentic leaders adept at surfing through chaos who are creating a world beyond war and beyond fear: a world that works for all. We encourage all people to walk this path.Functional Sector(s): 11/9/2023 InternationalType: OrganizationCategory: Environmental StewardshipSince 1987, Conservation International has worked to spotlight and secure the critical benefits that nature provides to humanity.Functional Sector(s): Environment3/1/2022 ProjectType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsThe Consilience Project’s purpose is to lay the foundations for a new kind of society that is capable of addressing the catastrophic risks humanity now faces. Its mission is to facilitate the emergence of new forms of collective intelligence and governance to strengthen open societies, which are essential for a civilization capable of employing and safely directing the power of exponential technologies. They are developing content to inform and empower people to help design viable future systems to progressively increase meaningful quality of life for all.Functional Sector(s): Hub3/1/2022 FosterType: PersonCategory: Turning InwardAcademy award winning, South African documentary filmmaker, naturalist, and founder of the Sea Change Project.Functional Sector(s): Arts8/6/2023 HamiltonType: PersonCategory: Turning InwardCraig Hamilton's innovative approach to transformation seeks to unlock the codes to our highest human potential. More than 16,000 people in 85 countries have taken his in-depth online courses that offer practical spiritual tools and training that are informed by an up-to-date understanding of the human condition. They bring together core insights and approaches based on decades of on-the-ground research at the leading edge of spiritual practice and inquiry. Craig Hamilton is a staff recommendation from Steve Melville who describes his approach to meditation as innovative and pragmatic, infused with love, informed by his deep experience.Functional Sector(s): Spirituality3/1/2022 DonationsType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsHere at CREDO, we empower our customers to become philanthropists. That's because every CREDO member who uses our Credo Mobile, Credo Energy, Credo Credit Card (Comentiy) services contributes to our mission and helps us make progressive change at no extra cost to them.Functional Sector(s): Infrastructure, Hub3/1/2022 SurvivalType: OrganizationCategory: Indigenous AdvocacyCultural Survival supports a movement of empowered Indigenous Peoples organizing their communities to engage the international processes, national policies and human rights bodies to respect, protect, and fulfill their rights.Functional Sector(s): Relationships, Justice, Governance3/1/2022 Hack LabsType: OrganizationCategory: HumanityCulture Hack Labs' mission is to change the cultural narratives that create and justify ecological breakdown, extraction, and structural inequality. Culture Hack Labs (CHL) is a not-for-profit consultancy that supports organizations, social movements and activists to create cultural interventions for systems change.Functional Sector(s): Hub, Science10/19/2023
https://civilizationemerging.comDaniel SchmachtenbergerType: PersonCategory: Positive SolutionsDaniel Schmachtenberger is one of the deepest, broadest and most articulate explorers of the root causes of our civilization's existential risks. He is a founding member of The Consilience Project, aimed at improving public sensemaking and dialogue. The throughline of his interests has to do with ways of improving the health and development of individuals and society, with a virtuous relationship between the two as a goal. Towards these ends, he’s had particular interest in the topics of catastrophic and existential risk, civilization and institutional decay and collapse as well as progress, collective action problems, social organization theories, and the relevant domains in philosophy and science. Motivated by the belief that advancing collective intelligence and capacity is foundational to the integrity of any civilization, and necessary to address the unique risks we currently face given the intersection of globalization and exponential technology, he has spoken publicly on many of these topics, hoping to popularize and deepen important conversations and engage more people in working towards their solutions.Functional Sector(s): Science, Environment, Governance, Economics3/1/2022 BollierType: PersonCategory: CommonsDavid Bollier is an author, activist, blogger and consultant who has devoted more than 20 years to exploring the commons as a new paradigm of economics, politics and culture. He is the Director of the Reinventing the Commons Program at the Schumacher Center for a New Economics, based in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.Functional Sector(s): Hub, Science, Environment3/1/2022
https://www.darwinianrevolution.comDavid Sloan WilsonType: PersonCategory: Positive SolutionsDavid Sloan Wilson is an American evolutionary biologist and a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences and Anthropology at Binghamton University. He is co-founder of the Evolution Institute and Prosocial World. Wilson is a prominent proponent of the concept multilevel selection theory, which challenges the more orthodox approach of gene-level selection and individual selection. This framework argues that natural selection operates on a nested hierarchy of units, such as between genes within individuals, between individuals within groups, between groups within a multi-group population, and even between ecosystems (such as microbiomes) in multi-ecosystem populations. Each level of selection results in adaptations at that level and tends to be undermined by selection at lower levels. Hence the notion of multilevel selection.Functional Sector(s): Hub, Science, Environment3/1/2022 Suzuki FoundationType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsThe fundamental guiding truth of the David Suzuki Foundation is also the central meme of Planetay culture: we are interconnected with nature, and with each other. What we do to the planet and its living creatures, we do to ourselves. The foundation empowers people to take action in their communities on the environmental challenges we collectively face. Supported by evidence-based research, policy analysis, education and citizen empowerment, they are working to conserve and protect the natural environment to create a sustainable Canada.Functional Sector(s): Science, Environment, Relationships11/26/2022 Time WalkType: OrganizationCategory: Turning InwardAn experienced team of playwrights, scientists, professional actors, radio producers and designers that collaborated to create the Deep Time Walk app.Functional Sector(s): Hub3/1/2022 Transformation PodcastType: Media OutletCategory: HumanityExcellent podcast channel hosted by Roger Walsh and John Dupuy whose tagline is: Self-Society-Spirit. Includes dialogues with cutting-edge thinkers, contemplatives, and activists to explore the great questions of our time—and all time.Functional Sector(s): Hub, Science, Spirituality9/6/2023 Now!Type: Media OutletCategory: Democracy and VotingDemocracy Now! produces a daily, global, independent news hour covering breaking daily news headlines and in-depth interviews by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. They aim to present a diversity of voices speaking for themselves, providing a unique and sometimes provocative perspective on global events. Democracy Now! is broadcast daily on Pacifica, NPR, community, college and satellite radio stations; on PBS, public, community and satellite TV; and viewed by millions of people online each day. Functional Sector(s): Governance3/1/2022 School for Regenerating EarthType: OrganizationCategory: Environmental StewardshipThe Design School is the latest organization launched by Joe Brewer and Planet Community member, Penny Heiple and is one of the foremost groups actually making a difference in the quest to manifest a flourishing Earth. This group weaves together an extraordinarily clear vision with local empowerment to create a potent mix of "hands-dirty" and "feet-wet" landscape restoration projects that are bioregionally organized into networks of mutual support and shared learning. Functional Sector(s): Hub, Environment, Infrastructure, Justice3/27/2024
https://doughnuteconomics.orgDoughnut Economics Action LabType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsDoughnut Economics Action Lab (DEAL) is part of the emerging global movement of new economic whose aim is to help create 21st century economies that are regenerative and distributive by design, so that they can meet the needs of all people within the means of the living planet.Functional Sector(s): Economics3/1/2022 Martin ShawType: PersonCategory: Turning InwardMyths are stories that touch something deep and timeless inside us. Dr Martin Shaw has introduced thousands of people to mythology and how it penetrates modern life. Shaw has also been a wilderness rites of passage guide, working with at-risk youth, the sick, returning veterans and many women and men seeking a deeper life.Functional Sector(s): Hub, Arts, Education9/6/2023
https://drewdellinger.orgDrew DellingerType: PersonCategory: Positive SolutionsDrew Dellinger, Ph.D., is an internationally sought-after speaker, poet, writer, and teacher who has inspired minds and hearts around the world, performing poetry and keynoting on justice, ecology, cosmology, and compassion. He is also a consultant, publisher, and founder of Planetize the Movement.Functional Sector(s): Hub, Justice, Environment, Arts3/1/2022
https://duaneelgin.comDuane ElginType: PersonCategory: Positive SolutionsDuane Elgin is an internationally recognized speaker, author, and social visionary who looks beneath the surface turbulence of our times to explore the deeper trends that are transforming our world. He received the International Goi Peace Award in Japan in recognition of his contribution to a global “vision, consciousness, and lifestyle” that fosters a “more sustainable and spiritual culture.” Duane is currently the Co-director of the Choosing Earth Project. His prodigious work is clustered around four categories: THE LIVING UNIVERSE: Seeing the universe as a living system transforms our identity and evolutionary journeyTHE HUMAN JOURNEY: Exploring the big picture of humanity’s journey from the deep past and into the futureVOLUNTARY SIMPLICITY: Living meaningful, satisfying and sustainable livesCITIZEN VOICE INITIATIVES: Mobilizing media for trans-partisan, collective expression, local to globalFunctional Sector(s): Hub, Spirituality, Environment3/1/2022 GuardiansType: OrganizationCategory: Environmental StewardshipEarth Guardians inspires and trains diverse youth to be effective leaders in the environmental, climate, and social justice movements. Earth Guardians was started in Hawaii in 1992 and relocated to Boulder in 1997.Functional Sector(s): Environment3/1/2022 RegeneratorsType: OrganizationCategory: Environmental StewardshipThis rich, mutli-faceted community is a living lab of embodied practice inspired by Joe Brewer's book The Design Pathway for Regenerating Earth (listed in Positive Culture). Earth Regenerators is helping manifest the vision of planet-wide network of learning ecosystems by establishing a hands-in-the-soil community in the Barichara, Columbia while partnering with other bioregional regenerative projects elsewhere in the world. A living, evolving example of the Planet Movement in action!Functional Sector(s): Hub, Environment, Economics, Governance Media OutletCategory: Environmental StewardshipThe largest recycling database in the nation — probably the world.Functional Sector(s): Environment8/5/2022 PrizeType: OrganizationCategory: Environmental StewardshipThe Earthshot Prize is the most prestigious global environment prize in history, designed to incentivise change and help repair our planet over the next ten years.Functional Sector(s): Environment3/1/2022 OrganizationCategory: Environmental StewardshipThe name “EARTHwise” reflects our commitment to become wise like our Earth, as complex living systems of a whole and sentient universe. Becoming EARTHwise is about taking our evolutionary next step as future humans of an emerging planetary civilization. We then discover the ways to co-create with life in partnership with the Earth, Cosmos, and Universe we form part of. EARTHwise Centre has grown into a vibrant global community that is giving birth to new forms of organizations and communities to discover and co-create the ways for thriving in harmony with our planet for generations to come. Our team members are based in the Netherlands, Germany, Mauritius, Puerto Rico, the United States, Australia, and Argentina. EARTHwise Centre is a CSR registered non-profit company based in Mauritius (BRN C15131982 | NCSRF/2018/0005). Functional Sector(s): Hub, Environment, Governance6/18/2023 OrganizationCategory: Environmental StewardshipEarthX is an international nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to educating and inspiring people and organizations to take action towards a more sustainable future worldwide. Functional Sector(s): Environment3/1/2022
https://eckharttolle.comEckhart TolleType: PersonCategory: Turning InwardThis author of The Power of Now and A New Earth (among other books), embodies awakening to presence in all of his books, videos, articles. “The awakening of human consciousness is no longer a luxury—it is a necessity for the survival of our species. It is up to each of us as individuals to embody the state of aware presence and thus rise above the egoic mind and its dysfunction. When a sufficient number of humans undergo this transformation, this will bring healing and sanity to our planet.” This is a staff recommendation from Steve Melville.Functional Sector(s): Spirituality3/1/2022 Restoration CommunitiesType: OrganizationCategory: RegenerativeEcosystem Restoration Communities envisions a fully-functional, peaceful, abundant, biologically diverse Earth brought about through cooperative efforts for the ecological restoration of degraded lands. Their mission is to work together to restore ecological functionality, to build research, training and innovation centers for ecological restoration, to engage people in inquiry into ecological restoration, and train people in how to restore degraded lands in perpetuity. They offer the opportunity to: (1) LEARN via courses that give everyday people the chance to become ecosystem restoration practitioners, (2) PARTICIPATE in hands-on experiences at locations around the world, to develop a deeper connection with the earth and actively take part in restoring the land and (3) DISCOVER restoration projects already making a difference in the world.Functional Sector(s): Environment, Education8/21/2023 OrganizationCategory: Social JusticeEEqual is a for-youth by-youth nonprofit working to overcome student homelessness by raising awareness and increasing access to higher education.Functional Sector(s): Education3/1/2022 AltruismType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsEffective Altruism (EA) is a project that aims to find the best ways to help others, and put them into practice. This project matters because, while many attempts to do good fail, some are enormously effective. For instance, some charities help 100 or even 1,000 times as many people as others, when given the same amount of resources. EA is both a research field, which aims to identify the world’s most pressing problems and the best solutions to them, and a practical community that aims to use those findings to do good. EA was formalized by scholars at Oxford University, but has now spread around the world, and is being applied by tens of thousands of people in more than 70 countries.Functional Sector(s): Hub3/1/2022 ProtectionType: OrganizationCategory: Democracy and VotingWe recruit, train, and deploy thousands of nonpartisan Election Protection volunteers across the nation, as voters’ first line of defense against confusing voting rules, outdated infrastructure, rampant misinformation, and needless obstacles to the ballot box.Functional Sector(s): Governance3/1/2022 CommonsType: OrganizationCategory: HumanityMaking Sense Together for a More Connected World. This is a member and volunteer-supported community that emerged from the work of Rebel Wisdom. We have found that *how* we relate to each other is an essential aspect of our foundation and growth--at least as important as what we discuss or do together. This Mighty Networks-based community encourages its members to:* Share what lights us up and explore what sparks others* Engage in relational practices and experiments* Discuss current events, philosophical questions and spiritual journeys in an open and depolarized way* Share art/poetry/music* Join or start Crews to do all of the above* Find other members in your geographic regionFunctional Sector(s): Relationships11/9/2023 EarthType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsEntrepreneurial Earth, founded by Martin Ogle, helps companies, organizations and individuals/families achieve their sustainability goals and engage their innate human creativity to envision and implement sustainable ways of working and living.Functional Sector(s): Economics4/3/2022 ActionType: OrganizationCategory: Environmental StewardshipEnvironmental Action was founded in 1970, on the first Earth Day, as a community of grassroots environmental activists for a cleaner, greener world.Functional Sector(s): Environment3/1/2022 Single VoteType: OrganizationCategory: Democracy and VotingFunding ballot initiatives to expand vote-by-mail and automatic voter registration.Functional Sector(s): Governance3/1/2022 LeadersType: OrganizationCategory: HumanityEvolutionary Leaders is a project of The Source of Synergy Foundation whose purpose is to collectively inspire, support and serve conscious evolution. Functional Sector(s): Hub3/1/2022 FightType: OrganizationCategory: Democracy and VotingPromoting fair elections around the country, encouraging voter participation in elections, and educating voters about elections and their voting rights.Functional Sector(s): Governance3/1/2022
https://www.filmsforaction.orgFilms for ActionType: Media OutletCategory: Positive SolutionsFilms For Action is a library for people who want to change the world. Our mission is to empower citizens with the knowledge and perspectives essential to creating a more compassionate, just, regenerative, and democratic society.Functional Sector(s): Media, Hub3/1/2022 FoundationType: OrganizationCategory: PlasticsFootprint Foundation is the non-profit branch of Footprint©, a sustainable technology firm that is focused on reducing or eliminating plastics in our everyday life through the development and manufacturing of revolutionary technologies.Functional Sector(s): Environment3/1/2022
www.forthegood.orgFor the GoodType: Media OutletCategory: Social JusticeChanging the world one girl at a time. For the Good is a 501 (c)(3) organization. We work in a region of Kenya that has been labeled as “not wanting education”. Functional Sector(s): Education3/1/2022 the WildType: OrganizationCategory: Social JusticeFor The Wild is a female-led collective composed of a small group of dedicated creators, alchemists, and forever-learners who are committed to land-based restoration, social reconciliation, storytelling, responsibility, and education.Our work is built on relationships as we attempt to combat the rampant loneliness, divisiveness and emptiness pervasive in a consumer culture. We believe that people coming together and nurturing the interconnectedness with the Earth that humans need to thrive can not only build community but also may be one of the only ways forward to address some of the critical issues we are currently facing. For The Wild has engaged in land-based restoration directed at renewing and preserving ecosystems from the Redwoods to the Copper River Delta in Alaska. We are open to collaborations in the name of Earth defense and Indigenous sovereignty.Functional Sector(s): Hub, Environment, Justice, Media3/1/2022 OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsGaianet is a worldwide virtual network where heart-led professionals, project leaders, experts, elders and investors unite in co-creation of a New Earth.Gaianet shapes the social infrastructure, processes and blueprints to help New Earth contributors connect with the right people, knowledge and tools.The network currently consists of 680+ mission-aligned projects and 520+ trusted professionals (all personally invited).Functional Sector(s): Hub, Environment, Justice11/9/2023 HochachkaType: PersonCategory: Climate ChangeGail Hochachka is a climate change researcher who is intrigued by the human dimensions of this complex issue. With an extensive background in sustainable development, along with current social science research in climate change, she has explored how we might manifest a more sustainable world, one that is diverse, just, and thriving.Functional Sector(s): Environment, Relationships, Hub9/23/2023 of TribesType: OrganizationCategory: HumanityThe Gathering Of Tribes is where the regenerative ecosystem comes together in person every two years. This year we are gathering for five days in Portugal, September 11th-15th. The Gathering of Tribes invites regenerative companies, communities, initiatives, villages, DAOs, to come together in nature and to connect for action aimed at catalysing the emergence of a regenerative ecosystem of collaboration. Humanity is in the depth of a polycrisis, on the verge of a great transformation. Where do we want this transformation to take us? The tribes - companies, communities, villages, DAOs - of the regenerative ecosystem are building a new society, a new relationship to the Earth, how do we support their growth and scale their impact?The purpose of the Gathering of Tribes is to strengthen the regenerative ecosystem, its tribes and the connections between them by creating a time to gather in nature, celebrate, building a culture of meaningful dialogue, mutual learning, peer support andconnecting for action.Functional Sector(s): Hub, Environment, Education, Governance1/27/2023 CitizenType: OrganizationCategory: Social JusticeGlobal Citizen is a movement of engaged citizens who are using their collective voice to end extreme poverty by 2030.Functional Sector(s): Economics3/1/2022 Ecovillage NetworkType: OrganizationCategory: Environmental StewardshipThe Global Ecovillage Network‘s shared purpose is to link and support ecovillages, educate the world about them, and grow the regenerative movement – to inspire, scale and facilitate communities and people from all walks of life to become active participants in the transition to a resilient and regenerative human presence on Earth.Functional Sector(s): Environment7/16/2023 Footprint NetworkType: OrganizationCategory: Environmental StewardshipGlobal Footprint Network, an international nonprofit organization founded in 2003, envisions a future where all can thrive within the means of our one planet.Functional Sector(s): Environment3/1/2022
https://www.globalpurposemovement.orgGlobal Purpose MovementType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsGlobal Purpose Movement is a nonprofit working to nurture a worldwide culture aligned with humanity’s highest purpose. It’s through this sense of purpose that we hope to create sustainable, global transformation, inspired by activists like you.Functional Sector(s): Hub3/1/2022
https://globalvolunteers.orgGlobal VolunteersType: OrganizationCategory: Social JusticeOne-to-three-week opportunities to create, nurture and sustain the well-being of the world’s children and their families.Functional Sector(s): Hub3/1/2022 of the WholeType: OrganizationCategory: HumanityGood of the Whole, LLC is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization - a growing community with a global mission and shared purpose.Functional Sector(s): Hub3/1/2022 Living Detective: Danielle VickType: OrganizationCategory: Environmental StewardshipIn a perfect world, how green something is or isn’t would be an equal part of our decision making. But, for most of us, there are a thousand and one other things that also weigh in on the demands of modern life. Here is an effort to uncover the gray area between ideals and reality. With the answers you’ll find here, you can choose the path to Your Greenest Life and ditch the guilt about the rest. Thanks for joining me on this journey!Functional Sector(s): Environment3/1/2022 GroupType: Media OutletCategory: Social JusticeGreenBiz Group is a media and events company that accelerates the just transition to a clean economy.Functional Sector(s): Media, Economics3/1/2022 ThunbergType: PersonCategory: Climate ChangeA Swedish environmental activist who is known for challenging world leaders to take immediate action for climate change mitigation.Functional Sector(s): Environment3/1/2022 OrganizationCategory: Democracy and VotingGetting people registered to vote and interested in democracy at concerts, festivals, community events - anywhere we can translate the power of music and culture into real action.Functional Sector(s): Governance3/1/2022 InstituteType: OrganizationCategory: HumanityThe mission of the HeartMath Institute is to help people bring their physical, mental and emotional systems into balanced alignment with their heart’s intuitive guidance.Functional Sector(s): Health3/1/2022 OrganizationCategory: HumanityHolomovement is a unifying worldview for conscious collaboration to transform the world. Rather than a specific organization or entity, Holomovement is a name to rally around in exploring and supporting unity and the acceleration of the evolution of consciousness. It is an experiment in joyful, radical collaboration--a named space for coalition and shared collective wisdom--rather than a non-profit or organizational entity. While there are stewards helping to ignite and hold the flame of this catalyzing movement, there are no boards or governing bodies holding ownership of the Holomovement itself. Functional Sector(s): Hub, Spirituality, Science10/17/2023 EnergyType: OrganizationCategory: HumanityHuman Energy is a nonprofit research, media, and educational organization dedicated to addressing the loss of identity, meaning, and direction in our science and technology driven age. We use multimedia to share the Third Story of the universe and the formation of the noosphere as a source of meaning and orientation in our rapidly changing world. We envision a global human society that recognizes itself as a meaningful unity—a new kind of superorganism, or Noosphere. The noosphere began forming with early human culture and has accelerated with modern technologies of interconnection. It represents a vision of global integration for the immense variety of human beings and communities that continue to create it. The healthy Noosphere we envision will have respect for the biosphere from which it emerged and with which it continues to share the Earth.Functional Sector(s): Hub, Science, Infrastructure10/18/2023's TeamType: OrganizationCategory: Turning InwardThe first of the Planet Project’s Guiding Principles is “All people, all life, and all our planetary systems are interconnected and interdependent.” Humanity’s Team has been devoted to spreading the lived experience of Oneness throughout the world since 2003. They offer classes, live events, streaming videos and podcasts. In their own words, “Humanity’s Team is a global non-profit organization focused on helping people throughout the world awaken to the interconnectedness—or Oneness—of everything in the Universe, so they can embody that awareness in every aspect of their lives.” This is a staff recommendation from Steve MelvilleFunctional Sector(s): Spirituality3/1/2022 OrganizationCategory: Indigenous Wisdom and CultureCreated and led by Native peoples, IllumiNative is a new nonprofit initiative designed to increase the visibility of – and challenge the negative narrative about – Native Nations and peoples in American society.Functional Sector(s): Hub3/1/2022 5Type: Media OutletCategory: Positive SolutionsImagine5 is an impact media foundation co-creating a sustainable future. We aim to inspire and unite behind great ideas, through storytelling, partnerships and building an engaged community. It may be hard to believe with all that doom dominating the news – but look beyond the headlines and you’ll see that change is happening. You’ll see people out there seeding scalable solutions and bold ideas. Now imagine all of that promise spreading and gathering momentum until it catches on big-time: so cool it’s contagious. That’s what Imagine5 is all about. Inspiring the many and using our communal power to supercharge the change that’s already all around us. Functional Sector(s): Media, Environment, Justice6/17/2023 Environmental NetworkType: OrganizationCategory: Social JusticeEN was formed in 1990 by grassroots Indigenous peoples and individuals to address environmental and economic justice issues (EJ).Functional Sector(s): Environment, Economics, Justice3/1/2022 OrganizationCategory: Environmental StewardshipInhabitat® is a green design and lifestyle site that provides coverage of environmental news and the latest in sustainable design.Functional Sector(s): Environment3/1/2022 Ocean CoalitionType: OrganizationCategory: Environmental StewardshipCreating an inland movement that builds land-to-sea stewardship. Developing a two-way relationship with the ocean and the inland.Functional Sector(s): Environment3/1/2022 Development GoalsType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsA central tenet of the Planet Project is that true progress toward wellbeing for all demands a shift in culture. At its root, culture is a manifestation of our collective consciousness. Lack of adequate progress on the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), led the organization to very similar conclusions. In response, they gathered a group of researchers, experts and practitioners in leadership development and sustainability to co-create a corresponding set of Inner Development Goals (IDG). The IDG encompass 23 skills categorized in 5 dimensions. They have gone on to create an IDG toolkit consisting of a set of freely accessible practices and methods.Functional Sector(s): Environment11/10/2022 TimerType: OrganizationCategory: Turning InwardThis is the company behind the InsightTimer meditation app. Their app is included in our Positive Culture list, but not enough is known about the company to include them in our list of Aligned Change Agents.Functional Sector(s): Hub3/1/2022 TransitionType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsInspiring Transition is a platform to support thought leaders, volunteer citizen educators and evolutionary catalysts in communicating to inspire thoughtful mainstream commitment to transitioning to a life-affirming culture.Inspiring Transition is not an organisation in the usual sense. Each individual or group that lends their influence acts as an autonomous agent. There is no central group that directs what people do. We are aligned in our commitment to transitioning to a life-affirming culture,… and in our recognition that communicating to inspire mainstream commitment to transformational change is essential for success. We are taking on humanity's evolutionary challenge.Functional Sector(s): 11/9/2023 for a New Political CosmologyType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsIts mission is to contribute to a dramatically more inclusive worldview by promoting the practices of wisdom-seeking—the search for the best way to live. This truth quest is now generating an evolutionary big picture which helps make sense of the current social turmoil. It reveals that many life-affirming practical projects already underway are part of underlying seismic changes in culture and consciousness. This enlarged vision reveals deep connections among change initiatives at many levels—that of individuals, NGO’s and governments—and helps guide collaboration into movement for a thriving Earth community. We see this thriving for understanding as a singularly defining aspect of what it means to be human. Accordingly, we present the truth quest as both a method of cosmology building and the core practice of a fully human politics in synergy with a flourishing Earth community.Functional Sector(s): Hub3/1/2022 for Ecological CivilizationType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsEcoCiv works internationally to design and scale solutions toward long-term sustainability, focusing on water, economies, and human communities. We conduct research, convene experts, and facilitate the quest for solutions.Functional Sector(s): Economics, Environment, Justice3/1/2022 for the Study of Energy & Our FutureType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsThe Institute for the Study of Energy and our Future (ISEOF), with our network of scientists and systems thinkers, focuses on researching, understanding, and communicating how the full human ecosystem functions, the resulting risks, and what likely future outcomes and leverage points exist.Functional Sector(s): Infrastructure3/1/2022 Bateson InstituteType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsA non-profit foundation for transcontextual research in ecology, economy, social change, health, education, and art. The International Bateson Institute supports a new kind of research that encourages and incubates projects, which examine the interactions within complex systems. It supports three streams of activity: Research, Education, and Culture.Functional Sector(s): Hub, Environment, Relationships, Arts8/7/2023 RimanoczyType: PersonCategory: Environmental StewardshipIsabel Rimanoczy is academic and author of 27 books who made it her purpose to promote Change Accelerators -- people who influence, pioneer, champion, support, motivate, inspire, and encourage others -- with a focus on educators, young people, and women. Isabel's Sustainability Mindset has been used as the basis for graduate and undergraduate courses, a global Community of Practice that has become the Working Group of the Sustainability Mindset of the United Nations initiative on Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) with an ever-growing network of academic members from 280 institutions in 59 countries.Functional Sector(s): Environment, Education, Governance3/27/2024 OrganizationCategory: Social JusticeIWGIA was founded in 1968 by anthropologists alarmed about the ongoing genocide of Indigenous Peoples taking place in the Amazon. The aim was to establish a network of researchers and human right activists to document the situation of Indigenous Peoples and advocate for an improvement of their rights.Functional Sector(s): Hub, Relationships, Governance3/1/2022 BennettType: PersonCategory: EducationAn astronomer by training and a teacher by trade, Dr. Bennett now spends most of his time as a writer. His extensive teaching experience all levels from preschool through graduate school. He has received numerous awards, including the American Institute of Physics Science Communication Award and the Klopsteg Education Award from the American Association of Physics Teachers. Dr. Benett is also the founder of Big Kid Science.Functional Sector(s): Education, Science12/9/2023
https://jerusalemyouthchorus.orgJerusalem Youth ChorusType: OrganizationCategory: Cooperation"We envision a Jerusalem—and a broader Israel-Palestine—defined not by hatred, division and injustice, not by occupation, terror, and violence, but by acknowledgement of a shared connection to place, celebration of individual and collective belonging to that place, and systems that allow that belonging to be equally realized by Jews, Christians, and Muslims, Palestinians and Israelis alike. We reject attempts to pit Arabs and Jews, Israelis and Palestinians, against one another in service of systemic violence that robs all of their agency to even imagine, let alone choose, a different way. Instead, as we create a home for all in the chorus, we seek to show what Jerusalem could be - and use our songs and stories, within a broad ecosystem of change, as a catalyst to bring that future about."Functional Sector(s): 5/20/2024 LightfootType: PersonCategory: Positive SolutionsJoe Lightfoot is a writer, podcaster, coach & facilitator. "I'm inspired by the emergence of a regenerative planetary culture and particularly interested in the inner journey of transformation required for each us to get there.I think of this process as one of Becoming Community Creatures. This will be the title of my next book."Functional Sector(s): Hub3/1/2022 MiltonType: PersonCategory: CooperationJohn P. Milton is a pioneering ecologist, spiritual teacher, meditation master, vision quest leader and shaman. John has pioneered for western civilization a unique, vital way of spiritual cultivation in Nature that ripens in a deep ecological experience of Communion with all species, and with Mother Earth herself. Since the 1950's, John has guided thousands of people into the wilderness, sharing with them experiences and practices that cultivate a profound connection with Nature and, ultimately, Source Awareness.Functional Sector(s): Hub, Spirituality, Environment3/1/2022 StewartType: PersonCategory: CooperationJohn Stewart is an Australian evolutionary thinker. His main interest is in the development of an evolutionary worldview that reveals to us who we are, and what we should be doing with our lives. Functional Sector(s): Hub, Governance, Science3/1/2022 Kabat-ZinnType: PersonCategory: Turning InwardJon Kabat-Zinn is an American professor emeritus of medicine and the creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His mindfulness teachings arise from his integration of scientific findings with Zen Buddhist and yoga practices.Functional Sector(s): Hub3/1/2022 CurrivanType: PersonCategory: Positive SolutionsDr. Jude Currivan is a cosmologist, planetary healer, futurist, author and co-founder of WholeWorld-View. She is a life-long researcher into the scientific and experiential understanding of the nature of reality, integrating leading edge science, research into consciousness and universal wisdom teachings into a wholistic worldview.Functional Sector(s): Hub11/17/2023 ChayneType: PersonCategory: Indigenous AdvocacyThis Taiwanese native is a writer, creative, and the podcast host of the Green Dreamer podcast and the Uprooted newsletter. Kamea (@GreenDreamerKamea) brings together a wide range of voices, all focused on collective healing, biocultural regeneration, and true abundance and wellness for all.Functional Sector(s): Economics3/1/2022
https://www.kateraworth.comKate RaworthType: PersonCategory: Positive SolutionsKate Raworth is an economist best known as the author of Doughnut Economics and co-founder of the Doughnut Economics Action Lab (DEAL). Doughnut economics offers a radical re-framing of economics that assesses the health of an economy by the extent to which the needs of people are met without overshooting Earth's ecological ceiling. Earlier in her career, Raworth worked promoting micro-enterprise development in Zanzibar, co-authored the United Nations Development Programme's Human Development Report, and was a Senior Researcher at Oxfam. She is currently a Senior Research Associate, Tutor and Advisory Board member of the Environmental Change Institute of the University of Oxford. She is also a Senior Associate at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.[Functional Sector(s): Economics3/1/2022
https://kathleenallen.netKathleen AllenType: PersonCategory: Positive SolutionsKathleen Allen specializes in leadership coaching and organizational change in non-profit organizations, foundations, small to mid-sized businesses, community development, higher educational institutions, and collaborative networks. She uses nature as a model, mentor, and muse to rethink how leadership is practiced today and as a source of inspiration to help organizations see a new way of leading and designing workplace structure, applying the generous framework found in mature ecologies to human organizations.Functional Sector(s): Governance3/1/2022 Media OutletCategory: Positive SolutionsKindling is a 501c3 nonprofit that ignites change by sharing good news and connecting people with opportunities to build a more sustainable, equitable, and prosperous future for all.Functional Sector(s): Media4/5/2022 Via CampesinaType: OrganizationCategory: Food SovereigntyLa Via Campesina was born as a global articulation of peasant movements. It defined among its objectives the formation of solidarity relations between peoples and especially between peasants’ organizations and, acknowledging the diversity of peasantry worldwide, the construction of a model of agricultural development that guaranties food sovereignty as the right of the people to define their own agricultural policies, as well as the preservation of the environment and protection of biodiversity.Functional Sector(s): Infrastructure3/1/2022
https://lecielfoundation.comLe Ciel FoundationType: OrganizationCategory: Indigenous Wisdom and CultureLe Ciel Foundation recognises that one of the main root causes of this crisis is a systemic separation between the material and the spiritual: our society has forgotten how to instil daily actions with purpose, values and principles that integrate within a global vision based on interconnectivity and collaboration with life. And so, each one of our initiatives exists to catalyse this much-needed transformation. Guided at every step by the values of Primordial Wisdom, we adopt a holistic and multi-layered approach to impacting change, addressing our individual and collective beliefs, behaviours, actions and systems.Functional Sector(s): Spirituality, Education, Relationships3/1/2022 IndiaType: OrganizationCategory: EducationLEAD India (Leadership for Environment and Development) began as a unique, live, ever growing, national and international network of professionals, known as ‘Fellows’ committed to development that is environmentally sustainable, socially equitable and economically viable. Over a period of time, we have expanded our mandate to build leadership for change among youth and children.Our purpose is to create leaders who become the catalyst for change.Functional Sector(s): Education, Environment, Justice4/13/2024 of Women VotersType: OrganizationCategory: Democracy and VotingA nonpartisan, grassroots organization working to protect and expand voting rights and ensure everyone is represented in our democracy. We empower voters and defend democracy through advocacy, education, and litigation, at the local, state, and national levels.Functional Sector(s): Governance3/1/2022 ForwardType: OrganizationCategory: CooperationLeap Forward emerged in response to the mandate to evolve a new human mind, governed by our hearts, and a resilient society capable of deep adaptation to the radically changing conditions that threaten us. It began with a question: "Can a diverse group create an environment and support systems that condition people to be resilient, inner-directed and relational by building trust, cooperation, and interdependence?" Leap Forward's intention is to make visible the lessons learned from this experiment in order to build and nurture loving communities, of every size and kind.Functional Sector(s): Relationships, Spirituality, Governance1/22/2024 AureliusType: PersonCategory: Turning InwardRoman emperor from 161 to 180 AD and a Stoic philosopher. Not really considered an Aligned Change Agent, but included here because of his authorship of The Meditations. Functional Sector(s): Spirituality3/1/2022 OrganizationCategory: HumanityThis site offers books and courses by Hanzi Freinacht about Metamodernism. Metamodernism is a philosophy and view of life that corresponds to the digitalized, postindustrial, global age. This can be contrasted against modern and postmodern philosophies. Functional Sector(s): Hub9/6/2023
http://michaeldowd.orgMichael Dowd and Connie BarlowType: PersonCategory: Climate ChangeTHE REVEREND MICHAEL DOWD is a bestselling eco-theologian, TEDx speaker, and pro-science, pro-future advocate whose work has been featured in The New York Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Newsweek, Discover, and on television throughout the United States and Canada. His book, Thank God for Evolution, was endorsed by 6 Nobel Prize-winning scientists, noted skeptics, and religious leaders across the spectrum. Michael and his science writer, evolutionary educator, and fellow climate activist wife, Connie Barlow, have spoken to some 3,000 groups throughout North America since April 2002. Connie Barlow is a leading advocate for the "assisted migration" of native trees poleward in this time of rapid climate change, founder of the Torreya Guardians, science writer and video editor of the Post Doom seriesFunctional Sector(s): Hub, Spirituality, Environment3/1/2022
https://michaelfranti.comMichael Franti & SpearheadType: PersonCategory: Planet PlaylistMichael Franti evokes planetary culture in his songs of peace, social justice, and environmental stewardship. Functional Sector(s): Hub, Spirituality, Environment3/1/2022 HauptType: PersonCategory: RegenerativeEthical ESG Advisor & Social E̶n̶g̶i̶n̶e̶e̶r̶ Artist based in Cape Town, South AfricaFunctional Sector(s): Hub, Environment9/6/2023 MeadeType: PersonCategory: Turning InwardAmerican author, mythologist, storyteller, and was a figure in the Men's Movement of the 1980s. Having distanced himself from the Men's Movement, he continues to publish and teach to a broader audience. Meade uses story and mythology as a means of discovery for others to find their inner wisdom and inherent gifts.Functional Sector(s): Hub12/26/2023 BauwensType: PersonCategory: CommonsMichel Bauwens is Belgian theorist in the emerging field of peer-to-peer (P2P) collaboration, writer, and conference speaker on the subject of technology, culture and business innovation. Bauwens founded the P2P Foundation, a global organization of researchers working in open collaboration in the exploration of peer production, governance, and property. He has authored a number of essays, including his thesis The Political Economy of Peer Production.[Functional Sector(s): 4/13/2024 Our DemocracyType: OrganizationCategory: Democracy and VotingMind Our Democracy is a response to the critical threat to our democracy. With our immense challenges, we need spiritually-based movements of activists with a clear vision to protect democracy and our exquisite planet. Functional Sector(s): Hub, Spirituality, Environment10/15/2022 SocietyType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsServes as a post-scarcity informational resource hub, providing utility for individuals to come together in the name of implementing a moneyless society and resource based economy.Functional Sector(s): 12/8/2023 Multicultural FoundationType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsMythologist Michael Meade created this organization whose mission is to offer Living Myth presentations and publications that demonstrate how each person, regardless of age or background, is imbued with genius and able to contribute to a transformation of life on Earth. Participants learn to transform personal struggles and traumas into creative expressions that bring meaning and purpose to individual lives and also contribute to greater sense of genuine human community.Their work is rooted in the vision that at critical moments in history, mythic imagination tries to return to our awareness in order to reveal the capacities for the renewal of culture and the restoration of nature. Without the visionary capacity and imagination of the soul, we are unable to perceive ourselves as having meaningful responses and being able to contribute to the necessary work of healing both nature and human culture.Functional Sector(s): Hub, Arts12/26/2023 HagensType: PersonCategory: Positive SolutionsNate is a well-known speaker on the big picture issues facing human society. Nate’s presentations address the opportunities and constraints we face after the coming peak of global economic growth.Functional Sector(s): Hub3/1/2022 SchneiderType: PersonCategory: Positive SolutionsNathan Schneider is at the forefront of planetary transition in the areas of democratic governance, education and technology. He is an assistant professor of media studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he leads the Media Enterprise Design Lab and the MA program in Media and Public Engagement. An innovative and articulate researcher, author, editor and leader, he operates from a place of humility, curiosity and connection.Functional Sector(s): Governance, Economics, Infrastructure, Relationships5/20/2024 Wellness InstituteType: OrganizationCategory: Indigenous Wisdom and CultureThe Native Wellness Institute exists to promote the well-being of Native people through programs and trainings that embrace the teachings and traditions of our ancestors.Functional Sector(s): Health3/1/2022 JusticeType: OrganizationCategory: Social JusticeNatural Justice is an organisation rooted in the struggles of communities in Africa. As a team of pioneering lawyers and legal experts, we specialise in human rights and environmental law in pursuit of social and environmental justice.Functional Sector(s): Justice3/1/2022 to KnowType: Media OutletCategory: Positive SolutionsN2K is a platform that follows pressing issues of our time, and then provides solutions and action steps so that people can engage in creating a world that works. The site is organized by topic so that you can do four things: you can view, you can do/take action, you can discuss the issues in our groups, and you can purchase goods that relate to the topics on the site. N2K currently has two ways to navigate our material, via subject and by map view. Functional Sector(s): Media, Environment, Justice, Governance3/1/2022 Era ColoradoType: OrganizationCategory: Democracy and VotingOne of the leading voices for young people in Colorado politics and one of the most effective youth civic engagement organizations in the country, bringing about a new era of political engagement for our generation.Functional Sector(s): Governance3/1/2022 Georgia ProjectType: OrganizationCategory: Democracy and VotingA nonpartisan effort to register, civically engage, and build power with the New Georgia Majority–the large and growing population of Black, brown, young, and other historically marginalized voters.Functional Sector(s): Governance3/1/2022 Public For BetterDigital PublicSpacesType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsA place for thinkers, builders, designers and technologists to meet and share inspiration. Purpose, Community, Magazine, Signals, ResearchFestivalFunctional Sector(s): Infrastructure3/1/2022 Voice StrategiesType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsMission: We create, incubate and launch projects to heal divides, restore compassion and strengthen self-government.Functional Sector(s): Governance3/1/2022 Plastic WasteType: OrganizationCategory: PlasticsWe are working with industry to create a market-led model for a circular plastics economy. We are leading world first research to create greater transparency across the plastics supply chain. We incubate innovations to reduce recycling costs, create alternatives to plastic and recover plastic that is already polluting our environment – particularly the ocean.Functional Sector(s): Environment3/1/2022 Being ProjectType: OrganizationCategory: HumanityThe On Being Project is a nonprofit media and public life initiative. We make a public radio show, podcasts, new ways to experience poetry, and tools for the art of living. Six grounding virtues guide everything we do. We explore the intersection of spiritual inquiry, science, social healing, and the arts.Functional Sector(s): Hub3/1/2022 Earth FutureType: OrganizationCategory: Social JusticeOne Earth Future Foundation (OEF) is an incubator of innovative peacebuilding programs that designs, tests, and partners to scale programs that work hand-in-hand with those most affected by conflict to eliminate the root causes of war.Functional Sector(s): Hub, Governance3/1/2022 Shared WorldType: OrganizationCategory: HumanityWe are a broad and inclusive movement of stakeholders working collaboratively across diverse cultures, communities, ethnicities, organizations, entities, interests, generations, and nations to ensure a better future for humankind and the sustainability of our collective home.Functional Sector(s): Hub, Governance3/1/2022 Future CoalitionType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsWe are designers, developers, social systems architects, economists, storytellers, and movement builders innovating social, technological, and financial tools that support our ability to collectively innovate on, resource, and apply solutions to the world’s most pressing issues. We came together officially in January of 2021 to help the global impact ecosystem strengthen its collaborative capacity by empowering the transparent exchange of capital, skills, and knowledge in service of measurable impact. Our first endeavor has been the launch of Open Impact, a network where impact organizations, donors, & community members can come together to match the right organizations with the right resources to maximize impact. In our current phase, we’re partnering on core demonstration projects that help us refine how we design, measure, document, templatize, amplify, and resource networks of on-the-ground solutions. Functional Sector(s): 5/26/2023 Source EcologyType: OrganizationCategory: CommonsThe vision of Open Source Ecology is a world of collaborative design – for a transparent and inclusive economy of abundance.An open source, libre economy is an efficient economy which increases innovation by open collaboration. To get there, OSE is currently developing a set of open source blueprints for the Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) – a set of the 50 most important machines that it takes for modern life to exist – everything from a tractor, to an oven, to a circuit maker. In the process of creating the GVCS, OSE intends to develop a modular, scalable platform for documenting and developing open source, libre hardware – including blueprints for both physical artifacts and for related open enterprises.Functional Sector(s): Economics, Infrastructure, Environment, Relationships4/15/2024 World AllianceType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsDedicated to advancing strategic regenerative solutions for a more sustainable and equitable world. We are fusing technology with sustainability and entrepreneurship with innovation to source, solve, support and scale successful solutions to today’s biggest social and environmental pressures.Functional Sector(s): Infrastructure, Economics3/1/2022 FoundationType: OrganizationCategory: CommonsSince 2005, the P2P Foundation has been researching, cataloging and advocating for the potential of P2P and Commons-based approaches to societal and consciousness change. It is a non-profit organization and global network dedicated to advocacy and research of commons-oriented peer to peer (P2P) dynamics in society. P2P is an abbreviation of “peer to peer”, sometimes also described as “person to person” or “people to people”.The P2P Foundation was conceived to help people, organizations and governments transition towards commons-based approaches to society through co-creating an open knowledge commons and a resilient, sustainable human network.Between the paradigms of the network and the organization, the P2P Foundation exists as an ‘organized network’ which can facilitate the creation of networks, yet without directing them. Their primary aim is to be an incubator and catalyst for the emerging ecosystem, focusing on the ‘missing pieces’, and the interconnectedness that can lead to a wider movement.Functional Sector(s): 4/13/2024 AllianceType: OrganizationCategory: Indigenous Wisdom and CulturePachamama Alliance is a global community that offers people the chance to learn, connect, engage, travel and cherish life for the purpose of creating a sustainable future that works for all.Functional Sector(s): Spirituality3/1/2022 OrganizationCategory: Democracy and VotingA global network and crowdsourcing platform for researchers, educators, practitioners, policymakers, activists, and anyone interested in public participation and democratic innovations.Functional Sector(s): Governance3/1/2022 ChodronType: PersonCategory: Turning InwardThis beloved Buddhist teacher, author, nun and mother has inspired millions of people from around the world who have been touched by her example and message of practicing peace in these turbulent times.Functional Sector(s): Spirituality3/1/2022 OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsPerspectiva is a community scholars, artists, activists, futurists and seekers who believe credible hope for the first truly planetary civilisation lies in forms of economic restraint and political cooperation that are beyond prevailing epistemic capacities and spiritual sensibilities. They sponsor multiple projects including: Perspectiva YouTube Channel, Emerge Project, Digital Ego Project, Perspectiva Press and the Realisation Festival.Functional Sector(s): Hub, Education, Governance, Relationships3/1/2022 BarnesType: PersonCategory: Positive SolutionsPeter Barnes is an innovative thinker and entrepreneur whose work has focused on fixing the deep flaws of capitalism. He has written numerous books and articles, co-founded several socially responsible businesses (including Working Assets/Credo), and started a retreat for progressive thinkers and writers (The Mesa Refuge). He lives in Point Reyes Station, California, with his wife, dog and vegetable garden.Functional Sector(s): Economics3/1/2022 OceansType: OrganizationCategory: PlasticsDedicated to ending plastic pollution and fostering sustainable communities worldwide.Functional Sector(s): Environment3/1/2022 Pollution CoalitionType: OrganizationCategory: PlasticsCollaborates with an expansive global alliance of organizations, businesses, and individuals to create a more just, equitable, regenerative world free of plastic pollution and its toxic impacts.Functional Sector(s): Environment3/1/2022 for ChangeType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsPlaying For Change was created to inspire and connect the world through music. The idea for this project came from a common belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people.Traveling around the world inspired us to unite many of the greatest musicians we met throughout our journey. These musicians come from many different countries and cultures, but through music they speak the same language.Functional Sector(s): Arts8/6/2023
https://polycrisis.orgPolycrisisType: OrganizationCategory: Positive is a project of the Cascade Institute working in consultation with the polycrisis community and the support of the V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation. Multiple global crises are worsening one another to produce what many policymakers, scholars, and commentators call a “polycrisis.” This website is a hub that helps this emerging community better understand and address the intersecting crises affecting humanity.Functional Sector(s): Hub1/29/2024 News (UK)Type: Media OutletCategory: Positive SolutionsPositive News is the magazine for good journalism about good things. When much of the media is full of doom and gloom, instead Positive News is the first media organisation in the world that is dedicated to quality, independent reporting about what’s going right.Functional Sector(s): Media3/1/2022 PlanetType: OrganizationCategory: RegenerativePossible Planet is a big and bold idea: Let’s build the more just, more sustainable, and more prosperous world we know is possible, rather than trying to fix the one we’ve inherited. Our main focus is on financing the change, but our vision of what’s possible is broader than that, and we invite you join us in expanding it further. What we offer today is:→Regenerative Financing— financing for clean energy, water conservation, and resiliency, as well as some other initiatives →Eco-Local Development — including Eco-Communities, Cooperatives, and Local Currencies.Possible Planet is our new name for CRCS, the Center for Regenerative Community Solutions.Think of us as a “trimtab” organization, interested in money and finance as the leverage points where we can use a small intervention to make a real difference in the world. We are about inspiring what’s possible everywhere on Earth — both geographically and in the groups of people who can influence each other to conceive of a possible planet, and then work towards it.Functional Sector(s): Economics, Environment, Infrastructure11/9/2023 the PollsType: OrganizationCategory: Democracy and VotingHelp staff your local polling places.Functional Sector(s): Governance3/1/2022
https://www.prosocial.worldPro-Social WorldType: OrganizationCategory: HumanityProsocial World (PW) is a non-profit organization that seeks to evolve a more prosocial world. Inspired by scientists, we take the word “evolve” seriously, basing our methods on the most recent developments in evolutionary, complex systems, and contextual behavioral science to enhance cooperation and inspire positive change for the well-being of others.Functional Sector(s): Hub, Governance3/1/2022 DrawdownType: OrganizationCategory: Climate ChangeProject Drawdown® is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks to help the world reach “drawdown”—the future point in time when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline.Functional Sector(s): Environment3/1/2022 WorldType: OrganizationCategory: HumanityInformed by the belief that to catalyze rapid, positive cultural change we need to recognize our interconnectedness and continuously improve the relationships we have with ourselves, each other and the planet, ProSocial World's purpose is to consciously evolve a world that works for all.Through a process of humble inquiry and practical application of both inner and outer work, ProSocial helps foster collaboration within and between groups at multiple scales – emulating the cooperation of a multicellular super-organism.Their science-based approach integrates previously isolated academic disciplines and can be applied to all topic areas (e.g., health, education, business, sustainability, spirituality...) and all scales from small groups to large networks and organizations, to the whole planet.Functional Sector(s): Governance, Relationships, Science10/20/2023
https://protectourwinters.orgProtect Our WintersType: OrganizationCategory: Climate ChangeWe help passionate outdoor people protect the places and lifestyles they love from climate change. Founded in 2007 by professional snowboarder Jeremy Jones, we are a community of athletes, scientists, creatives and business leaders advancing non-partisan policies that protect our world today and for future generations.Functional Sector(s): Environment11/20/2022
https://www.purposeearth.orgPurpose EarthType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsA global initiative supporting a grant and mentorship program with real-world impact. We believe purpose is the most powerful tool for transformation. By inspiring, empowering and supporting each other to live and take action from our unique sense of purpose, we can co-create a world that unifies us all.Functional Sector(s): Hub3/1/2022 OrganizationCategory: Environmental is a program of Post Carbon Institute (PCI). From 2004 to 2012 the site was known as “Energy Bulletin.” Over the years Energy Bulletin broadened its coverage from peak oil and energy to include other resource depletion, related issues, and articles which describe, encourage or educate on meaningful responses — in essence, the task of building resilience. From this came the inspiration to create, which combines the best of the Energy Bulletin with the addition of sections for Groups engaged in building resilience, and Resources — a combination of user-generated and Post Carbon Institute media and reports.Functional Sector(s): Environment, Infrastructure, Governance, Relationships6/2/2022 My VoteType: OrganizationCategory: Social JusticeRespect My Vote! works with Hip Hop artists and influencers to register and educate tens of thousands of voters and help them get to the polls. We have reached tens of millions of voters with information and affirmative messages about voting.Functional Sector(s): Arts, Governance3/1/2022 OrganizationCategory: RegenerativeA global network of restoration practitioners, NGOs, businesses, scientists and government organizations working together to advance restoration. Restor brings these actors together to enable the exchange of data, funding, and local knowledge.Functional Sector(s): Environment, Governance, Infrastructure, Science3/27/2024 FlyerType: PersonCategory: CooperationRichard Flyer reports having a formative spiritual experience that launched him on a fifty-year journey to find ways to shift the world from a Culture of Separation to a Culture of Connection.Functional Sector(s): Relationships, Governance2/13/2024 the VoteType: OrganizationCategory: Democracy and VotingFind all the important deadlines, dates, requirements, registration options, and information on how to vote in your state.Functional Sector(s): Governance3/1/2022 BriggsType: PersonCategory: HumanityCo-founder of the PLANET Project. Roger grew up in the mountains of Colorado and fell in love with nature and science at an early age. He is a team builder, program developer, curriculum writer, and an award-winning teacher who touched many lives.Functional Sector(s): Hub3/1/2022 and ShootsType: OrganizationCategory: Environmental StewardshipJane Goodall's org whose mission is to empower young people to affect positive change in their communities.Functional Sector(s): Environment3/1/2022 OrganizationCategory: Democracy and VotingRootsAction was founded in 2011 by longtime progressive advocates and journalists, Norman Solomon and Jeff Cohen. It aims to provide fresh approach to defend the public interest and expand social justice. Our country faces an increasingly extremist Republican Party that is largely a subsidiary of corporate America, and a Democratic Party whose leadership is enmeshed with and compromised by corporate power. RootsAction is dedicated to galvanizing people who are committed to economic fairness, equal rights for all, civil liberties, environmental protection -- and defunding endless wars. We mobilize on these issues no matter whether Democrats or Republicans control Washington D.C.Functional Sector(s): Governance3/1/2022 HarrisType: PersonCategory: Turning InwardSam Harris is the author of five New York Times best sellers. His writing and public lectures cover a wide range of topics—neuroscience, moral philosophy, religion, meditation practice, human violence, rationality—but generally focus on how a growing understanding of ourselves and the world is changing our sense of how we should live. He holds a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA. He has also practiced meditation for more than 30 yearsFunctional Sector(s): Science3/1/2022 For The Great TurningType: OrganizationCategory: EducationThe Great Turning, as described by Joanna Macy, is the name for the essential adventure of our time: the shift from an Industrial Growth Society to a life-sustaining civilization. The School offers online and in-person courses that encourage personal transformation towards becoming mutually beneficial members of the Earth Community.Functional Sector(s): Education, Environment, Spirituality6/5/2023 BrownType: PersonCategory: Social JusticeG. Scott Brown is a visionary transformation guide who brings together psychology, spirituality, and nature-based healing to address the root causes of stress, fear, and violence in all its forms. He is a leading advocate for transformational activism and bringing restorative justice to bear on the full range of social and environmental issues.Scott’s approach boils down to staying heart-centered and deepening relationships. His book, Active Peace: A Mindful Path to a Nonviolent World, is a practical guide to holistic, transformational change at the personal, interpersonal, and collective levels.Functional Sector(s): Justice3/1/2022 Change ProjectType: OrganizationCategory: Environmental StewardshipThe Sea Change Project is a team of media and science professionals dedicated to telling stories that connect people to the wild, motivating them to become part of the regeneration of our planet. Their work includes films, books, exhibitions, marine biology research through living science, and impact campaigns. Their team’s discoveries have led to a groundbreaking sequence in the BBC’s Blue Planet II TV series; an outdoor photography exhibition seen by an estimated 1 million people; the book Sea Change (released globally as Underwater Wild in November 2021); and a documentary feature film, My Octopus Teacher, which has won many international awards.Functional Sector(s): Environment3/1/2022 AbdullahType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsShariff work is a practical, visionary, and spiritually infused wisdom teacher who inspires participants to dig deep and aim high. Shariff’s wisdom has been showcased in organizations like the Green Business Conference, Sustainable Bellingham and Green Festivals (in Washington, Chicago, Denver, Seattle and San Francisco), The Institute of Noetic Science; Esalen; Wisdom University; Hollyhock; California Institute of Creation Spirituality and many others. . He has been a sought-after speaker and teacher in many different venues and disciplines, including speaking to academic, administrative, business and religious groups.Functional Sector(s): Spirituality, Relationships, Hub11/9/2023
http://www.darkoptimism.orgShaun ChamberlinType: PersonCategory: Environmental StewardshipAn associate of David Fleming, he shepherded Flemings masterwork to publication as 'Lean Logic: A Dictionary for the Future and How to Survive It' and a companion volume, 'Surviving the Future.' Functional Sector(s): Environment3/1/2022 TrueType: OrganizationCategory: Turning InwardSounds True’s mission is to wake up the world. They have created what they characterize as “the world’s largest living library of transformational teachings that support and accelerate spiritual awakening and personal transformation. We make this living library available on multiple media platforms and in multiple languages for people of today and for future generations.” They are a staff recommendation from Steve Melville.Functional Sector(s): Spirituality3/1/2022 of Synergy FoundationType: OrganizationCategory: HumanityThe Source of Synergy Foundation is a 501c3 not-for-profit educational organization whose purpose is to synergize individuals, organizations and efforts by tapping into the infinite source of collective consciousness, creativity and potential for the common good.Functional Sector(s): Education3/1/2022 Planet AllianceType: OrganizationCategory: Climate ChangeStable Planet Alliance and its member organizations and experts - all currently volunteers - are pushing forward to help governments and civil society talk and act swiftly again to bend the curve on ecological overshoot, specifically our population and consumption. And to help us all face and embrace the mindset shifts that we must make to stabilize and reduce our impact on our planet and climate - through public policy and public conversations.Ethical, empowering, beneficial, just, women-focused solutions are already available, and already achieving beneficial change. So please, no more bickering and finger-pointing! Our overshoot is choking our planet. We all need to be part of these urgent solutions.Functional Sector(s): 4/13/2024 of GraceType: OrganizationCategory: RegenerativeA bottom-up, self-organized, open-source roadmap & ecosystem for everyone intra-acting in the heroic transformation to societies that value cooperation, equity, & ecological balance. Functional Sector(s): Hub, Environment9/6/2023
Steve MelvilleType: PersonCategory: HumanityCo-founder of the PLANET Project. A Colorado native, Steve earned a BA in Philosophy from Hamilton College and an MS in Computer Science from University of Colorado. Yet throughout his career, Steve grew increasingly aware of the mounting interconnected global crises and felt a deep calling to find ways to leverage his technical skills to help address them.Functional Sector(s): Hub3/1/2022 OrganizationCategory: HumanityNo Dream Left Behind. Empowering people from all social segments to rise up and fly. We believe that every child deserves the best, SUKRUPA is here to create opportunities for a better future.Functional Sector(s): Education3/1/2022 OrganizationCategory: Social JusticeSumOfUs is a community of people from around the world committed to curbing the growing power of corporations. We want to buy from, work for and invest in companies that respect the environment, treat their workers well and respect democracy. And we’re not afraid to hold them to account when they don’t.Functional Sector(s): Economics3/1/2022 MovementType: OrganizationCategory: Climate ChangeThe Sunrise Movement is a youth (under 35) movement to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process. We’re building an army of young people to make climate change an urgent priority across America, end the corrupting influence of fossil fuel executives on our politics, and elect leaders who stand up for the health and wellbeing of all people.Functional Sector(s): Environment3/1/2022
https://sustainablehuman.orgSustainable HumanType: OrganizationCategory: RegenerativeSustainable Human is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to evolve human consciousness such that our society becomes capable of living in harmony with each other and the biosphere. In their view, humanity must undergo its metamorphosis from an ego-centric, life-destroying culture to an eco-centric, life-enriching culture. We see a vision for a more beautiful world, one in which all beings have a chance to be sovereign and thrive, one in which relationships to ourselves, to each other, and to the biosphere are restored and honored, one in which cooperation is seen as far more valuable than competition. We see a way to manifest this vision through the stories we tell each other.Functional Sector(s): Hub, Environment, Relationships9/8/2023 Heritage TrustType: OrganizationCategory: Indigenous AdvocacyThe Tairona Heritage Trust is a small UK Charity founded after the making of the first Kogi film. They work to help protect their indigenous communities and culture in the Sierra Nevada, Colombia. The mission of the Trust is to magnify the Kogis’ voice, to help them defend their culture and its territorial integrity, and to learn from them how to better protect the planet we all share. The Kogi believe they can help us to keep dangerous and destructive forces in check.Functional Sector(s): Spirituality, Education, Environment, Media1/22/2024 Tree CorpType: OrganizationCategory: Environmental StewardshipWe’re launching the TAZO Tree Corps with @SZA and American Forests. It's a paid workforce dedicated to building and maintaining the urban tree canopy in 5 major US cities.Functional Sector(s): Environment3/1/2022 50 PercentType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsThe 50 Percent is a global platform that empowers young people, regardless of their background, to pursue making a positive impact in their community, country, or globally. Rooted in their belief that systems change comes from all people embracing their agency, their vision is to be a global leader in bridging youth across different geographies to engage in systems transformation by creating opportunities for learning and doing. Functional Sector(s): Environment, Justice, Media5/20/2024 All We Can Save ProjectType: OrganizationCategory: Climate ChangeNurturing a welcoming, connected, and leaderful climate community, rooted in the work and wisdom of women, to grow a life-giving future. Welcome to the feminist climate renaissance.Functional Sector(s): Environment3/1/2022
https://www.thealliancecenter.orgThe Alliance CenterType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsThe Alliance Center's mission is to demonstrate sustainability in action and mobilize change agents to accelerate solutions. They offer an event and co-working space in downtown Denver that serves as a demonstrations site for sustainability in action. It is home to a number of Colorado nonprofits focusing on social, economic and environmental wellbeing. They have also formed several partnerships and initiatives, including the Regenerative Recovery Coalition.Functional Sector(s): Infrastructure, Environment3/1/2022 Center for Non-violent CommunicatioinType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsThe Center for Nonviolent Communication is an International Nonprofit Peacemaking Organization that helps people peacefully and effectively resolve conflicts in personal, organizational, political settings by supporting transforming how we speak to ourselves and one another; one empathic conversation at a time by speaking the “Language of Life” known as Nonviolent Communication (NVC) by Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD.THE VISION: A world where:* everyone values everyone's basic human needs and lives from an awareness that connects with the universal life energy and natural oneness of all life;* every individual embraces self-compassion;* people joyfully and compassionately contribute to each other and resolve conflicts peacefully;* the systems and structures we create in economics, education, justice, healthcare, peace-keeping and other areas across our global interdependent community reflect that consciousness. * They also evaluate their actions against their contribution to life and the human needs they ultimately serve.THE MISSION: to contribute to more sustainable, compassionate, and “life-serving” human relations. This contribution is in the realms of personal change, interpersonal relationship, and in social systems and structures, such as business/economics, education, justice, healthcare, and peace-keeping.RESOURCES THAT CNVC PROVIDES: * NVC trainer certification process: comparable to an independent study master’s degree program. * Newsletter that helps to connect the movement, celebrate progress and continue to spread NVC. * A store with books, videos, and learning materials in English and Spanish. Functional Sector(s): Relationships, Governance11/9/2023 Civil Conversations Project Type: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsOur mission is to bring an end to American racism by telling significant historical and contemporary stories and by engaging in dialogue in order to bring an accurate perspective to the structures and systems that perpetuate racism, thereby informing the public dialogue on the local and national level.Functional Sector(s): Relationships3/1/2022
https://climatemajorityproject.comThe Climate Majority ProjectType: OrganizationCategory: Climate ChangeThe Climate Majority Project works to accelerate citizen climate action towards system change, and help a mass movement to see its own power. Creating sufficient public support for system change to avert the worst scenarios of climate collapse requires mass public mobilisation. It therefore requires routes to collective climate action that are accessible and persuasive to a majority of people.Functional Sector(s): Environment, Relationships4/15/2024 Climate OptimistType: OrganizationCategory: Climate ChangeWe behave, buy, vote and work for change because we are optimists. And our vocal optimism will take our actions even further. It will make others bold. Political action, business innovation, new investment and global transformation all become possible.Functional Sector(s): Environment3/1/2022 Climate Reality ProjectType: OrganizationCategory: Climate ChangeThe Climate Reality Project is working to end the fossil fuel era and speed a just transition to clean energy. Sparked by Al Gore's 2006 film, "An Inconvenient Truth," the project was born from the simple belief that everyday people could lead the fight on climate and together change the world. Since 2007, the project has grown to over 45,000 advocates working together for bold and just climate solutions across sectors and continents. The project offers leadership training, digital campaigns, and grants community-centered climate justice groups.Functional Sector(s): Environment, Justice, Education1/22/2024 Enlightened Worldview ProjectType: OrganizationCategory: Cooperation"We are building an organization that will help people:Improve self-awareness and mindfulnessRelease inner tension and improve enacted well-beingExpress thoughts and feelings betterUnderstand other people’s thoughts and feelings at a deeper levelSort out fact from fiction amidst the constant bombardment of informationIdentify shared core values, even among people who come from different walks of lifeReduce conflict in the world and develop greater inner peace and overall societal peaceThis is Peacemaking through Sensemaking"Functional Sector(s): Relationships12/26/2023 Loka InitiativeType: OrganizationCategory: Indigenous AdvocacyThe Loka Initiative is an education and outreach platform at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Its mission is to support faith-led environmental and climate efforts locally and around the world by helping build capacity of faith leaders and culture keepers of Indigenous traditions, and by creating new opportunities for projects, partnerships and public outreach.Functional Sector(s): Education, Environment, Spirituality, Relationships12/8/2023 Ocean CleanupType: OrganizationCategory: PlasticsThe Ocean Cleanup, a non-profit organization, is developing and scaling technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. Our aim is to put ourselves out of business once the oceans are clean. Every year, millions of tons of plastic enter the oceans, primarily from rivers. And the plastic that’s afloat within the oceans isn’t going away by itself. To effectively solve the problem, we need to both turn off the tap and mop the floor at the same time.Dutch inventor Boyan Slat founded The Ocean Cleanup at the age of 18 in his hometown of Delft, the Netherlands. Functional Sector(s): Environment7/30/2022 Optimist DailyType: Media OutletCategory: Positive SolutionsThe Optimist Daily is a reader-funded daily publication that brings you solutions-focused, good news from around the world to sip on with your coffee each morning. Our vision is to shift human consciousness by catalyzing 100,000,000 people to start each day with a positive, solutions-oriented mindset.Functional Sector(s): Media3/1/2022 Planet ProjectType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsThe Planet Project brings together people and organizations from everywhere who share a planetary perspective, and who want to work together to co-create a positive future in which all people can thrive and contribute, while existing in harmony with the living planetary systems. Functional Sector(s): Hub, Environment, Justice, Economics3/1/2022
https://www.theplanetarypress.comThe Planetary PressType: Media OutletCategory: Unbiased MediaThe Planetary Press is an online news source focused on reporting in sustainability, environmental advocacy, corporate social responsibility and climate change. It is a platform for people to share their work. It is a place for organizations, cities, governments, companies, journalists and individuals to share the good that they’re doing and the impact that they’re having. TPP highlights sustainable solutions around the globe that inspire others to make a measurable difference. Functional Sector(s): Environment, Justice, Media, Economics7/19/2022 Shift NetworkType: OrganizationCategory: The Planet Project seeks to foster and accelerate the “macro-shift” from Material to Planetary Culture. This shift in culture is a manifestation of an underlying shift in consciousness. The Shift Network is a staff recommendation from Steve Melville because they focus specifically on this shift in consciousness. “We call ourselves The Shift Network because we believe it will take millions of awake, connected, and inspired individuals to activate their full potential and collaborate on the changes that are needed for our world to truly shift. People from every race, creed, color, and national origin have their essential role to play. Our ultimate aim? Upgrade our human operating system in order to co-create a healthy, peaceful, sustainable, just, and prosperous world.”Functional Sector(s): Hub, Spirituality3/1/2022 Solutions ProjectType: OrganizationCategory: Climate ChangeWe support climate changemakers, innovators, and solutionaires at the grassroots. We back them with grants, amp up their media capacity, and hook them up with influential people. They do the heavy lifting — we're there for support.Functional Sector(s): Environment3/1/2022 Story of Stuff ProjectType: OrganizationCategory: Environmental StewardshipThe Story of Stuff Project emerged out of the torrent of pent-up demand for honest conversation about our consumption-crazed culture triggered by 2007's The Story of Stuff movie. It has grown into a global, online Community of over 1 million Changemakers interested in creating a more healthy and just world. Informed by an unflinching examination of our problems, its focus is on the big, exciting innovations driving the environmental and social change we need, as well as the little things individuals and communities can do to make a difference. This project is driven by the belief that dramatically increasing civic participation — not just refining our consumer choices — is the key to unlocking the profound challenges we face. Functional Sector(s): Economics, Environment, Infrastructure1/22/2024 Visioneers International NetworkType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsIn order to create an evolved human community of nations thriving in a just, prosperous and sustainable world, built around the concept of human nobility that embraces the qualities of kindness, honesty, decency, compassion, integrity and collaboration, they see their specifi mission is to celebrate and showcase outstanding human achievement on a local and global level through a Web of Good Work and Virtual Exposition to empower Visioneers to connect, collaborate and build a global community of changemakers. For people to undertake a great task, they need to believe that they can do it. Through the power of imagination, they tell themselves a story, seeing themselves successful in overcoming all obstacles and winning out, no matter how difficult the challenge. The Visioneers International Network and Web of Good Work was born from this understanding. It began in 1992 with the novel The Visioneers: A Courage Story about Belief in the Future. The Visioneers Project is alive with story, the original one written as a fantasy, now inspiring thousands of new, true stories of what people everywhere are doing to contribute towards a better future for all. Never has the world been more in need of such stories. Woven together as a Web of Good Work, they are the antidote to the fog of negativity that depresses the creativity and goodness of human nobility.Functional Sector(s): 11/9/2023 Wellbeing ProjectType: OrganizationCategory: HumanityThe Wellbeing Project is focused on catalysing a culture of inner wellbeing for all changemakers. We are inspired by love, care and compassion for all the people who work to build a better world, as well as to support the many causes and movements for which we all work.Functional Sector(s): Hub, Relationships, Spirituality3/1/2022
WEBSITE NO LONGER ACTIVETheatre of SolutionsType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsOUR VISION: To be a global platform that develops the idea of passion-for-humanity into a mass weapon for problem-solving. OUR MISSION: To promote a sense of humanitythereby harnessing human and social capital forrapid human development.Functional Sector(s): Media3/1/2022
https://thichnhathanhfoundation.orgThich Nhat Hanh FoundationType: OrganizationCategory: Turning InwardThe Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation works to continue the mindful teachings and practice of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh -- a global spiritual leader, poet, and peace activist, revered throughout the world for his powerful teachings and bestselling writings on mindfulness and peace. Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation is a staff recommendation from Beau Rezendes and Roger Briggs.Functional Sector(s): Spirituality3/1/2022
https://www.tide.earthTide Ocean SAType: OrganizationCategory: PlasticsTide Earth SA upcycles ocean-bound plastic, gathered with the help of local communities, to create #tide ocean material® -- an award-winning material resource that comes in the form of granules for plastic injection, yarn for textile applications, and filament for 3D printing. This upcycled plastic waste has been used to create high-quality products by reputable brands such as Maurice Lacroix, Tom Ford, Hugo Boss, Winter & Company or Yamamay. As of August 2022, Tide Earth SA reports that they have upcycled the equivalent of more than 30 million plastic bottles using a process that produces up to 80% less CO2 emissions than producing virgin plastics. They pay fair wages and work to ensure their products strictly comply to ethical and ecological standards such as the GRS (Global Recycle Standard). Functional Sector(s): Environment3/1/2022 Women RiseType: OrganizationCategory: Social JusticeTogether Women Rise is a powerful community of women and allies dedicated to achieving global gender equality.Functional Sector(s): Hub, Relationships, Education, Economics3/1/2022
https://transitionnetwork.orgTransition NetworkType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsTransition is a movement that has been growing since 2005. Community-led Transition groups are working for a low-carbon, socially just future with resilient communities, more active participation in society, and caring culture focused on supporting each other. Their approach is based in the Transition Principles. In practice, they are using participatory methods to imagine the changes we need, setting up renewable energy projects, re-localising food systems, and creating community and green spaces. They are nurturing the Inner Transition of the cultural and mindset changes that support social and environmental change. They are sparking entrepreneurship, working with municipalities, building community connection and care, repairing and re-skilling. Find out more about the characteristics of Transition. Functional Sector(s): Economics, Justice, Relationships9/13/2023 EarthType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsUNITY EARTH is a global network on a mission to accelerate the realization of unity and peace on Earth. Inspired by the world’s wisdom traditions and born out of the desire to meet global-sized challenges with global-sized solutions, the network is built to amplify the reach and impact of peace-aligned organizations and individuals. UNITY EARTH’s programs and activities focus at the intersection of spirituality, science, technology, transformative practices, and the arts, to engage people across cultures, generations, and geographical boundaries. UNITY EARTH grows community by sharing stories and experiences to create a new story for humanity.Functional Sector(s): Spirituality, Science, Arts6/19/2023 (Australia)Type: OrganizationCategory: HumanityUplift inspires people to embrace a life of love in action. “Love in Action” is about proactively expressing kindness, cooperation, affection, connection and empathy in our relationships with ourselves, each other and the planet.Functional Sector(s): Spirituality, Relationships3/1/2022 TVType: Media OutletCategory: HumanityThe best in conscious films. Subscribe to UPLIFT to watch out premium films, absolutely for free (no fees or credit card required!).Functional Sector(s): Media3/1/2022 NakateType: PersonCategory: Climate ChangeInspired by Greta Thunberg to start her own climate movement in Uganda, Nakate began a solitary strike against inaction on the climate crisis in January 2019.Functional Sector(s): Environment3/1/2022 AmericaType: OrganizationCategory: Democracy and VotingGet help registering, getting your ballot, or finding your local polling place.Functional Sector(s): Governance3/1/2022 ForwardType: OrganizationCategory: Democracy and VotingEfficient and well-organized letter-writing campaigns to increase the participation of historically underrepresented communities in the electorate.Functional Sector(s): Governance3/1/2022 OrganizationCategory: Democracy and VotingSee what's on your ballot, check your voter registration, find your polling place, discover upcoming debates in your area.Functional Sector(s): Governance3/1/2022 of NatureType: OrganizationCategory: Turning InwardWay of Nature offers nature-centered programs, podcasts, videos and publications atimed at fostering a global movement that merges Spiritual, Ecological and Social Consciousness. Functional Sector(s): Spirituality, Hub, Environment6/16/2023, The WorldType: OrganizationCategory: HumanityMission: The Mission of We, The World is to maximize social change globally – until we have a world that works for all! WE, the World is a global coalition-building non-profit organization based in New York City.Functional Sector(s): Hub3/1/2022 Economy AllianceType: OrganizationCategory: RegenerativeThis impressive alliance of 350+ organizations and thousands of individuals is devoted to shifting to an “economy designed to serve people and the planet, not the other way around. Rather than treating economic growth as an end in and of itself and pursuing it at all costs, a Wellbeing Economy puts our human and planetary needs at the center of its activities, ensuring that these needs are all equally met, by default.”Functional Sector(s): Economics5/12/2023 We All VoteType: OrganizationCategory: Democracy and VotingA leading national, nonpartisan initiative to change the culture around voting and to increase participation in every election by helping to close the race and age gap. Launched in 2018 by Michelle Obama, with Co-Chairs Stephen Curry, Becky G, Selena Gomez, Tom Hanks, H.E.R., Liza Koshy, Jennifer Lopez, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monae, Chris Paul, Megan Rapinoe, Shonda Rhimes, Bretman Rock, Kerry Washington and Rita Wilson.Functional Sector(s): Governance6/17/2022 OrganizationCategory: HumanityA growing interdependent co-operative of global change agents in service to nurturing our personal and collective need for meaning and belonging, celebrating our innate diversity within a unified whole.We have scientifically-based evidence that we've never had before. It is time for a fragmented worldview based on the illusion of separation to end. Healing our understanding offers us an experiential and transformative pathway home to our innate wholeness and offers us authentic hope for a future that works for the good of the whole.To paraphrase philosopher Teilhard de Chardin: Someday, we shall harness the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, humanity will have discovered fire. That someday is here and now. As we wake up to the radical reality of a wholeworld-view and a unitive narrative, we will also discover as a species and perhaps for the first time - who we really and truly are and who we can evolve to become.Functional Sector(s): Hub3/1/2022 MartinezType: PersonCategory: Environmental StewardshipXiuhtezcatl Martinez (shoe-tez-caht) is a principle in Earth Guardians and now a hip hop artist.Functional Sector(s): Environment3/1/2022
www.yonearth.orgY on EarthType: OrganizationCategory: Environmental StewardshipThe Y on Earth Community is a movement led by Ambassadors that empowers people with practical, hands-on information and inspiration to enhance health and well-being (Thriving) while deeply aligning our lives and communities with global strategies for regeneration and stewardship (Sustainability).Functional Sector(s): Environment3/1/2022! MediaType: Media OutletCategory: Positive SolutionsYES! Media is a nonprofit, independent publisher of solutions journalism.Functional Sector(s): Media3/1/2022 SteinType: PersonCategory: EducationZak Stein researches the relations between education, human development, and the evolution of civilizations.Functional Sector(s): Education3/1/2022 Waste InstituteType: Media OutletCategory: PlasticsArticles that inform about how to be Zero Waste.Functional Sector(s): Environment3/1/2022
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