Below are some great organizations and the smart, courageous, and caring people that make them great. Thank you for your commitment and actions toward making the world a better place for us and future generations.
Philippe Cousteau, the 31-year-old son of Jan and Philippe Cousteau Sr. and grandson of the legendary Jacques-Yves Cousteau, continues his family's legacy as CEO of EarthEcho International, a non-profit he founded with his sister and mother. Philippe is also: co-founder of Azure Worldwide, a strategic environmental design, development and marketing company; Chief Ocean Correspondent for Discovery's Animal Planet; a special correspondent for CNN International hosting a series of environmentally themed specials; co-host with his sister Alexandra of Planet Green's annual Blue August initiative; Chief Spokesperson for Environmental Education for Discovery Education; and the co-author of Going Blue, A Teen Guide to Saving Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, & Wetlands. Philippe also serves on many boards, including those of The Ocean Conservancy, Marine Conservation Biology Institute, and the National Environmental Education Foundation, as well as on the advisory boards of Planet Green and the National Council of the World Wildlife Fund. (earthecho.org, azureworldwide.com)
FOUR YEARS. GO. is a global communication and awareness campaign to energize a worldwide movement of imagination, enthusiasm and action to shift humanity to a sustainable, just and fulfilling path by 2014. For more information, please watch the video above or visit http://www.fouryearsago.org.
Sacred Grounds Coffee roasts the freshest organic coffees available and ships them to retail and wholesale customers around the globe. Ask for Beth. These guys truly have the best and most sustainably-produced coffees available. They are my favorite!
New Wedding Planet is an innovative online wedding planning training course with the mission to mainstream eco-friendly wedding venues, products, and practices. It also provides advice on how to set up an ethical wedding planning business that is culturally inclusive, socially responsible, and environmentally sustainable.
Twisted Limb Paperworks makes unique, colorful stationery and invitations from 100% handmade paper. Environmental conservation and excellent customer service are top priorities. Sheryl and her team make this world a better place for all of us!
GGO Architects is a national, environmentally focused private architectural practice based in Dallas, Texas. Sustainable "green building" projects since 1987 have ranged from private homes to regional shopping mall expansions. I can’t say enough about Gary’s approach to creating a sustainable world through energy-efficient and sustainably-built structures.
The Alliance for Sustainability supports projects that are ecologically sound, economically viable, socially just and humane on the local (Minnesota), national and international levels. Terry Gips is doing outstanding work. He still practices what he began in his work as a staffer of President Carter’s administration.
Sustainable Ways offers a comprehensive resource for people who want to live sustainably. Find out what saving the environment really means, and what you can do to help. Krystle diligently reminds us all how to become sustainable in those things that are “right under our nose” every day we live. Her zeal and passion are inspiring.
Trashbusters is the website representing Kaufman County Solid Waste Management Cooperative in its ongoing effort by concerned officials and citizens to take on the problem of disposing of household waste. These are some very committed folks!
Green Living Now is a trusted source of organic and natural products for consumers and their horses, dogs and cats. It also offers unique wellness services, such as life and business coaching, animal communication, and more. Everything it sells is used by environmental health expert, Amy Todisco. My hat is off to Amy and others like her that are doing our planet so much good.
Santuario Sisterfarm is a nonprofit organization founded in 2002 and co-directed by Adrian Dominican Carol Coston, OP and Elise D. García. Located in the Hill Country of south central Texas and rooted in the rich multicultural legacy of the Borderlands, Santuario Sisterfarm is dedicated to inspiriting the work of transforming human relationships with Earth and among ourselves, from dominance to co-creative partnerships, drawing on insights from wisdom traditions, nature, the new science, and women's ways. These sisters walk their talk, and they keep on spreading their love and wisdom in creating a sustainable planet for all of us and future generations.
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