Earthfire Institute Wildlife Sanctuary and Retreat Center
Earthfire Institute’s mission is to serve as a small but powerful seed center, generating new perspectives on our relationship with nature to change the way that people see, and therefore treat, wildlife and nature. It strives to accomplish this by developing deep relationships and insights with the rescued animals of the Earthfire Institute Wildlife Sanctuary that they can then share with others through conversation and storytelling. Earthfire is at the forefront of integrating wild animals’ voices into our awareness, considerations and decisions, resulting in an expanded sense of community that truly includes all living beings, and opening the door to a richer and more sustainable future.
The Ecological Citizen is a peer-reviewed, free-to-access journal that provides a forum for inspiring and mobilizing discussion with an Earth-centered perspective. Published online twice a year by a small team of volunteers, it has no financial affiliations and no publication charges. The journal's core aims are: to advance ecological knowledge; to champion Earth-centered action; to inspire ecocentric citizenship; to promote ecocentrism in political debates; and to nurture an ecocentric lexicon.
Elephant Voices works to advance the study of elephant cognition, communication and social behavior, and to promote the scientifically sound, ethical management and care of elephants. Elephant Voices accomplishes these through research, conservation, advocacy and the sharing of knowledge.
Evidence of Hope
Evidence of Hope is a series of portraits featuring people and projects from around the world who are addressing global challenges, successfully! Each portrait engages the audience through a positive narrative, presenting what is working and how it is working. Drawing on the ability to inspire through beauty and love, Evidence of Hope focuses on relating individual projects to the collective experience, highlighting how tradition can incubate innovation. Evidence of Hope documents and supports progress that is happening right now, demonstrating the reason we should have hope for a sustainable future. We are the change, and now is the time to begin a new story … the story of Evidence of Hope.
Field Institute of Taos
Based in the Taos, New Mexico, area and beyond, Field Institute of Taos has been connecting youth with the natural world and encouraging healthy, active lifestyles since 1996. Their vision includes developing a strong sense of place and building community connections. Unique, outdoor education programs include summer day camps, camping/backpacking trips, school experiential education (on and off campus), conservation education, after-school programs, an inclusive, family-oriented cycling team, a high school mountain bike team and FIT Neighborhood camp. Field Institute of Taos is active in collaborative efforts within the community, working with other nonprofit organizations as well as local schools and public land managers.
By providing positive, healthy opportunities for experiencing hands-on nature exploration and outdoor skills development, these programs help youth develop good mental and physical health while connecting with the local environment. A strong mentorship component runs through all Field Institute of Taos programs, where youth and adults are encouraged to share their knowledge and support each other.
Friends of Bonobos
Friends of Bonobos is the only organization in the world providing lifetime care to bonobos orphaned by the illegal trade in endangered wildlife. They are on the front line of the battle to protect bonobos in the only country they are found — The Democratic Republic of Congo.
Friends of the National Parks Foundation
Friends of the National Parks Foundation (FNPF) is an Indonesian nonprofit organization working to protect wildlife, restore habitat and improve the well-being of local communities. FNPF is a grassroots, front-line, conservation organization, and works closely with local communities, customary and cultural groups, government, researchers, volunteers and the global conservation community. FNPF employs, educates and improves the social and economic well-being of the local communities in the vicinity of each project. Their mission is to develop and implement best management practices to reach the goal of sustainable conservation that integrates local community well-being with the environment.
Hands Across the Sea
Hands Across the Sea seeks nothing less than the transformation of the child literacy landscape in the Eastern Caribbean. Every year, they send thousands of great new books — over 247,000 since 2007 — that have been requested by educators through their Hands Wish Lists. They help schools (from pre-school to high school), reading programs, and community libraries to create or rejuvenate lending libraries.
Himalayan Stove Project
Himalayan Stove Project (HSP) is a humanitarian program founded by George Basch — also their “chief cook” — in 2010. Its mission is to donate and distribute clean-burning, fuel-efficient EnviroFit cook stoves to Nepalese families living in remote Himalayan villages. These stoves reduce indoor household air pollution by 70% to 90% over the traditional, rudimentary stoves or open fire pits inside their homes.
EnviroFit stoves not only reduce deadly smoke and carbon monoxide, they also reduce fuel consumption by 60% while still allowing the Nepalese families to use their traditional fuel sources, be it wood or dung. Families who collect wood for fuel spend an average of two hours a day collecting wood. Families who purchase wood can spend up to a third of their household income on it.
The stoves they distribute are made by EnviroFit, a highly regarded social enterprise that has manufactured and delivered over one million modern, improved and clean-burning cook stoves worldwide since 2003.
HSP has transformed the lives of more than 40,000 Nepalese since 2010 with its clean cook stove program and is committed to continuing this humanitarian work.
Human Nature Projects
Human Nature Projects (HNP) is an international environmental NGO pioneering an
innovative model of community management for inclusive conservation actions and design.
Initiated in June 2019 by its founder and CEO Elliot Connor, it was formally recognized as a
charity under the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission effective as of 30th
August 2019. Altogether the network encompasses over 1500 volunteers across 105 countries.
The overarching objective of HNP is to heighten public interest and engagement in
environmental management as a prerequisite for reframing our human relationship with the
natural world. The organization’s philosophy seeks to tackle this root cause of anthropogenic
destruction of wild places by shifting community perspectives towards mutual respect,
appreciation and compassion for other lifeforms.
Kalahari People’s Fund
The Kalahari Peoples Fund (KPF) is a nonprofit organization formed for the benefit of the San and other peoples of the Kalahari Desert region in southern Africa. KPF is a non-government advocacy group composed of anthropologists, development workers, and other interested individuals who have worked closely with the San or are familiar with the situations they are dealing with. KPF’s function is to act as a channel of communication between southern African peoples and the wider world, bringing information about their hopes and needs to interested individuals, groups, and agencies who are able to help them.
Kerulos Center for Nonviolence
The Kerulos Center for Nonviolence is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, established in 2008 upon the discovery of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in wild elephants. They are committed to animal self-determination and seek to inspire radical change in human culture by translating the understanding of animal sentience into everyday practice and ethics. Kerulos’ work in sanctuary, education and research is rooted in the philosophy and concept of nonviolence.