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Grants List Year Ending 12/31/2016

 

2014 | 2013 | 2012

 

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

 

18 grants

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Grants List Year Ending 12/31/2016

 

2014 | 2013 | 2012

 

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

 

18 grants