Archie’s Acres - Veterans Sustainable Agricultural Training A small-scale farm in Valley Center, CA using sustainable and bio-organic techniques to grow herbs, vegetables, fruits. Most are grown using bio-hydroponics. All the water is contained and is re-circulated into the Nutrient Film Technique (NFT). VSAT (Veterans Sustainable Agrculture Training) is their program that, in cooperation with San Diego Veterans Affairs Healthcare System’s Compensated Work Therapy gives returning veterans an opportunity to transition into the private sector, employment opportunities, and professional training in sustainable agriculture.
Bioneers - Collective Heritage Institute Promotes practical environmental solutions and innovative social strategies for restoring the Earth and communities while providing essential resources. Guiding philosophy is that interdependence teaches us that there are no single issues because it is one whole that can be addressed only by bringing together all the parts. Bioneers span all fields, cultures, ages and walks of life. The work ranges from science to spirit - local to global - academia to the grass roots - farm to city - business to public service - art to engineering. Annual gathering of the best minds offering innovative solutions. Radio series. Live broadcasts of annual conference. Newsletter. Youth Initiative.
Caring Economy Campaign A network dedicated to develop the foundations for a caring partnership economics is being formed with representatives from government, business, civil society, and academic sectors. An enterprise of the Center for Partnership Studies.
Center for Global Development Conducts analysis on a wide range of topics related to how rich country policies impact the developing world. These include, for example, aid effectiveness, education, globalization, health, migration, and trade. Research related to proposals for specific, practical improvements in rich country policies is organized into initiatives, such as an advance market commitment for vaccines or debt relief for Nigeria. Their Commitment to Development Index, conceived in partnership with Foreign Policy Magazine, quantifies a range of rich country policies that have an impact on poor people in developing countries. Its annual rankings have become a tool for discussions not only of aid, debt and trade, but of environmental, security, and immigration policies. A unique think and do tank, where independent research is channeled into practical policy proposals that help to shape decisions in Washington and other rich country capitals. Many articles and publications
Earth Institute - Columbia University Brings together talent within the University to address complex issues facing the planet and its inhabitants, with focus on sustainable development and the needs of the world's poor. Motivated by the belief that science and technological tools already exist, and could be expanded, to greatly improve conditions for the world's poor while preserving the natural systems that support life on Earth. Supports pioneering projects in the biological, engineering, social, and health sciences, while actively encouraging interdisciplinary projects - often combining natural and social sciences - in pursuit of solutions to real world problems. A leader in environmental and sustainable development education, and a significant contributor in the international sustainable development arena.
Environmental Defense Fund Dedicated to protecting the environmental rights of all people, including future generations. Among these rights are clean air, clean water, healthy food and flourishing ecosystems. We are guided by scientific evaluation of environmental problems, and the solutions we advocate will be based on science, even when it leads in unfamiliar directions. Working to create solutions that win lasting economic and social support because they are nonpartisan, cost-effective and fair.
Gaia Foundation Sustainable development needs a multi-disciplinary approach. Acts as a resource, information hub and liaison between international organization, educational institutions, NGOs, policy makers, governments and the business community. Encourages existing and traditional models - or create new ones - which are pivotal in opening up new directions in sustainable and global thinking and action.
Global Marshall Plan–Project of Tikkun This Network of Spiritual Progressives calls for a new approach to economics which emphasizes that generosity and caring for others is a more effective and morally coherent approach to human security, peace and development than current models that feature domination in one form or another. The key to the plan is a Strategy of Generosity. To reestablish trust and hope among all people, to reflect and act coherently on ending world poverty in our lifetimes and save the environment of earth from almost certain destruction by current economic policies. Working now to develop this plan as well as make people, and politicians, aware of it.
National Priorities Project A data heavy site showing how U.S. federal tax and spending policies impact individuals and communities. Shows government expenditures. An interactive page lets visitors see how their own tax dollars are spent. Search the uses of tax money by state and location.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Dedicated to fostering growth while fostering good government and sustainable development. The OECD groups 30 member countries sharing a commitment to democratic government and the market economy; fostering good governance in the public service and in corporate; promote rules of the game in areas where multilateral agreement is necessary for individual countries to make progress in a globalized economy. Sharing the benefits of growth is also crucial as shown in activities such as emerging economies, sustainable development, territorial economy, and aid.
Peace Action The United States' largest peace and disarmament organization with nearly 100,000 members and nearly 100 chapters in 30 states and works to achieve the abolition of nuclear weapons, promote government spending priorities that support human needs and encourage a foreign policy that embodies respect for human rights.
Rocky Mountain Institute An entrepreneurial nonprofit organization that fosters the efficient and restorative use of resources to make the world secure, just, prosperous, and life-sustaining. We do this by inspiring business, civil society, and government to design integrative solutions that create true wealth. A think tank interested in: Shifting economies away from oil. Founded by visionary physicist, economist, and inventor Amory Lovins.
Women's Action for New Directions WAND empowers women to take political action to change our culture and our national priorities: toward peace and real security and away from militarism and violence. WiLL (Women Legislator's Lobby) WAND (education) STAND (Young Women United in the Commitment to Peace and Justice).
Please keep in mind that these links do not reflect our endorsement of the organizations, their products, or services. While we have tried to select carefully, AFWW has no control over the content of these sites and cannot guarantee the appropriateness of the sites from day to day or the quality of the organization's work. Last updated 8/17.