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Grants List Year Ending 12/31/2021

Environmental Education

Dan Grossman Media – Climate Change; Impacts and Solutions – $4,053

Dan Grossman reports on climate change impacts around the world,  This grant supports his research on Baffin Island both looking at historical ice records and current changes.

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 615,Washington, DC 20009

http://dangrossmanmedia.com/

Foundation Earth – True Cost Accounting – Rethinking Society – $600

Foundation Earth focuses on changing the basic elements of the economic system.  The scorecard compares each nation’s environmental and economic policies on a scale with those nations following the best current practices to point out weaknesses and encourage solutions.

660 Pennsylvania Ave. S.E., Suite #302, Washington, DC 20003 USA 
http://www.fdnearth.org/

Global Footprint Network –Environmental modeling – $1,000

The heart of their work is the Ecological Footprint. The Footprint measures human demand on nature, expressed as a single, easy-to-understand number that is scalable from an individual to a global level.  The mission is to help end ecological overshoot by making ecological limits central to decision-making.

1528 Webster Street, Suite 11, Oakland, CA 94612
www.footprintnetwork.org

Jordan Fishersmith – Integrating natural wildfire in forestry management – $1,000   

As the frequency and intensity of wildfires in the west continue to increase, this is an essential topic.  Fishersmith won acclaim for his previous book, Engineering Eden, for his thorough research and impactful articulation of problems in managing National Parks.  Now he focuses on fire management.

P.O. Box 1069 Nevada City, CA 95959

Local Futures Society (formerly ISEC) – Developing local economies – $1,000

Local Futures seeks to create a sustainable world by focusing on the root causes of society’s dysfunction. One step is to create vibrant local economies that use local resources to supply local needs.

Local Futures/ISEC, PO Box 36, East Hardwick, VT 05836

http://www.localfutures.org

Oregon League of Conservation Voters – Educating voters with Environmental Scorecard $1,000

OLCV sums up the legislative session and grades legislators’ stances on environmental issues. The Environmental Scorecard allows citizens and environmental groups to hold their legislators accountable.

http://www.olcv.org/

Post Carbon Institute – General fund – $1,000

Post Carbon Institute pays leading role in providing research and information assisting the transition to a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable world.

613 4th Street, Suite 208, Santa Rosa, California 95404 USA

http://www.postcarbon.org

Wilderness/Habitat Preservation

Klamath Siskiyou Wild –  $5,000

Klamath-Siskiyou Wild lands Center is an advocate for the forests, wildlife and waters of the Klamath and Rogue River Basins of southwest Oregon and northwest California. KS Wild uses environmental law, science, collaboration, education and grassroots organizing to defend healthy ecosystems and help build sustainable communities.

PO Box 102, Ashland, OR 97520

URL: http://kswild.org/

Oregon Wild – Preserving Naural Ecosystems – $500

Oregon Wild works to protect and restore Oregon’s wildlands, wildlife, and waters as an enduring legacy for future generations.

5825 North Greeley, Portland, OR 97217

https://oregonwild.org

Our Climate – Empowering the nest generation to protect their world – $1,000

Our Climate empowers young people to advocate for the science-based, equitable and intersectional climate justice policies that build a thriving world. We engage and train youth from affected communities and groups to participate in broad and diverse advocacy coalitions.

1 Thomas Circle, Suite , Washington, DC 20005 

https://ourclimate.us/

Xerces society Researching decline of honeybee populations $500

Xerces society focuses on preserving invertebrates and their habitat a key to preserving the entire food chain.  The decline of honey bee populations is a critical current focus.

The Xerces Society • 628 NE Broadway Ste 200, Portland OR 97232

 http://www.xerces.org

The Developing World

Solar Cookers International Solar cooking and water purification – $1,000

Simple inexpensive solar cookers and water purification systems provide clean water and the ability to cook food in wood scarce regions of the developing world.

2400 22nd. St. Ste 210, Sacramento, California 95818

http://solarcooking.org 

SOIL – Planting Trees, making compost in Haiti – $1,000

SOIL’s mission is to revitalize Haitian agriculture by composting human waste from urban areas and using it to fertilize fruit and other food bearing trees.

124 Church Road, Sherburne NY 13460

http://www.oursoil.org/

Trees Water People Tree Nursery in El Salvador – $1,000

This grant focuses on TWP reforestation work in El Salvador titled, “Planting Seeds for Conservation in El Salvador: Expanding TWP Nursery Capacity by 10,000 Seedlings.

633 Remington St., Fort Collins, CO 80524      

URL: http://www.treepeople.org

Energy and the Environment

Alan Kapuler Ph.D. Developing new lines of open pollinated food crops$6,000

Dr. Kapuler, using traditional breeding techniques, is developing new open pollinated varieties of vegetables and grains with the goal of increasing productivity and nutritional value by crossing them with wild varieties.

Alan M. Kapuler Ph.D., 2385 SE. Thompson St., Corvallis, OR 97333

Earth Justice – Using the court system to protect the environment – $500

Earthjustice is a nonprofit public interest environmental law organization.

1001 G St. NW, Ste. 1000, Washington, D.C. 20001

Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW) – Clean Energy program  $1,400

E-Law trains and supports partners around the world in defending environmental quality in their native countries.  E-law is increasing its focus on converting to less carbon intensive energy production.

1412 Pearl St., Eugene, OR 97401

http://www.elaw.org/


Total grants in 2021 –  $27,553

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Environmental Education

Corporate Accountability InternationalBanning plastic bottles from National Parks – $1,000

A step toward removing single use plastic bottles from the waste stream is to use the National Park System as a vehicle to educate the public about the resource waste and damage from throw away plastic. This grant supports their effort to ban single use plastic water bottles from National Parks.

Corporate Accountability International, 10 Milk Street, Suite 610, Boston, MA 02108

www.stopcorporateabuse.org

Dan GrossmanClimate Change; Impacts and Solutions – $5,000

Dan Grossman reports on climate change impacts around the world focusing on impacts to human populations. In this series of reports Dan covers research being done on predicting the ability of tropical forests to mitigate the release of CO2 into the atomosphere.

Dan Grossman Media,

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 615,Washington, DC 20009

http://dangrossmanmedia.com/

EarthjusticeProtecting the environment by enforcing the law – $2,000

Perhaps this year the motto of the organization is more true than ever “the earth needs a good lawyer.”

50 California Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94111

http://earthjustice.org/

Foundation EarthTrue Cost Accounting – Rethinking Society – $2,000

Foundation Earth focuses on changing the basic elements of the economic system. The scorecard compares each nation’s environmental and economic policies on a scale with those nations following the best current practices to point out weaknesses and encourage solutions.

660 Pennsylvania Ave. S.E., Suite #302, Washington, DC 20003 USA

http://www.fdnearth.org/

Local Futures Society (formerly ISEC)Developing local economies – $2,000

Local Futures seeks to create a sustainable world by focusing on the root causes of society’s dysfunction. One step is to create vibrant local economies that use local resources to supply local needs.

Local Futures/ISEC, PO Box 36, East Hardwick, VT 05836

http://www.localfutures.org

Northwest Earth Institute Discussion courses on environmental issues – $1,500

Northwest Earth Institute offers 8-week discussion courses ranging from Volunteer Simplicity to Healthy Children – Healthy Planet. This grant supports the expansion of the program.

Northwest Earth Institute, 107 SE Washington Street #240, Portland, OR 97214

http://www.nwei.org/

Our Climate Developing public knowledge and support for a carbon – $4,000

A solution to climate change will only come by addressing the roots of the problem. Our Climate believes that a fair carbon tax that distributes the benefits to all is the best solution to controlling fossil fuel related pollution. Formerly Oregon Climate expands to work nationally.

333 SE 2nd Ave.,Portland, OR 97214

http://www.ourclimate.us/

Oregon League of Conservation Voters Supporting educational outreach – $1,500

OLCV’s Mission is to educate Oregonians on the importance of environmental issues and related political action.

OLCV 133 SW 2nd. Ave., Suite 200 Portland, OR 97204

www.olcv.org

Post Carbon Institute General fund – $1,000

Post Carbon Institute pays leading role in providing research and information assisting the transition to a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable world.

613 4th Street, Suite 208, Santa Rosa, California 95404 USA

http://www.postcarbon.org/

Siskiyou Singers – Support for concert celebrating the environment$500

P.O. Box 3041, Ashland, OR 97520

Wilderness/Habitat Preservation

Klamath Siskiyou Wild$6,000

Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center is an advocate for the forests, wildlife and waters of the Klamath and Rogue River Basins of southwest Oregon and northwest California. KS Wild uses environmental law, science, collaboration, education and grassroots organizing to defend healthy ecosystems and help build sustainable communities.

PO Box 102, Ashland, OR 97520

URL: http://kswild.org/

Western Lands Project$2,000

Western Lands Project analyzes the equity of proposals to convert public land to private ownership in land swap agreements to insure the preservation of public lands for future generations.

P.O. Box 95545 Seattle, WA 98145-2545

http://www.westlx.org

Xerces SocietyResearching decline of honey bee populations – $2,000

Xerces society focuses on preserving invertebrates and their habitat a key to preserving the entire food chain. The decline of honey bee populations is a critical current focus.

The Xerces Society • 628 NE Broadway Ste 200, Portland OR 97232

http://www.xerces.org

The Developing World

SOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods)-recycling human waste in Haiti – $1,500

SOIL collects human waste from refugee camps in Haiti, composts it and uses it to replant and fertilize fruit and other food bearing trees. In rural areas they provide education and access to compositing toilets.

124 Church Road, Sherburne NY 13460

http://www.oursoil.org/

Solar Cookers International – solar cooking and water purification – $1,500

Simple inexpensive solar cookers and water purification systems provide clean water and the ability to cook food in wood scarce regions of the developing world.

2400 22nd. St. Ste 210, Sacramento, California 95818

http://solarcooking.org

Trees Water People – Tree Nursery in El Salvador – $3,000

This grant focuses on TWP reforestation work in El Salvador titled, “Planting Seeds for Conservation in El Salvador: Expanding TWP Nursery Capacity by 10,000 Seedlings.

633 Remington St., Fort Collins, CO 80524

http://www.treepeople.org

Energy and the Environment

Alan Kapuler Ph.D. -Developing new lines of open pollinated food crops – $7,000

Dr. Kapuler, using traditional breeding techniques, is developing new open pollinated varieties of vegetables and grains with the goal of increasing productivity and nutritional value by crossing them with wild varieties.

Alan M. Kapuler Ph.D., 2385 SE. Thompson St., Corvallis, OR 97333

Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW) – Clean Energy program – $3,500

E-Law trains and supports partners around the world in defending environmental quality in their native countries. E-law is increasing its focus on converting to less carbon intensive energy production.

1412 Pearl St., Eugene, OR 97401

http://www.elaw.org/

Total grants in 2016 – $47,000

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