EarthWays Foundation

Location:

20178 Rockport WayMalibuCalifornia90265United States View Map

Employees:

35

Phone:

(310) 456-8300

Fax:

(310) 456-0388
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Description:

Since 1985, Earthways has initiated or helped to develop projects in four main categories: Social Justice, Environment, Arts & Education, and Consciousness & personal growth. 1. Social Justice Projects focus on empowering disadvantaged people, especially women and girls, and indigenous peoples. Various social justice projects that were developed in past years at EarthWays include: Asetena Pa, The Atomic Mirror, Guatemalan Organic Agriculture with Mayan Women, and SEE (Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs). A few of the more impactful projects from the past include: The International Accountability Project (IAP) is a public interest advocacy organization, established in 2003, that offers legal support to a global network of people who are seeking to hold international financial institutions and multinational corporations accountable for violations of environmental and human rights. We also work to defend the rights of communities around the world threatened with displacement by international development projects. Just Vision highlights grassroots Israeli and Palestinian efforts to build a base for peace in the Middle East. Through educational curricula, documentary film and innovative online and face-to-face encounters, Just Vision increases awareness of these peace workers, and acts as a hub where they can gain access to one another as well as to audiences abroad. Just Vision aims to become the primary resource for teachers, journalists, policy makers, community leaders and students seeking information about Israelis and Palestinians who are working together in visionary, non-violent and future-driven ways. The Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE) Program was created in September 1994 as an affiliate of EarthWays. SEE's mission is to foster social and environmental justice in the following program areas: 1) Education; 2) Community Affairs; 3) Local and International Social Justice; 4) Animal Rights; 5) Environmental Preservation and Deep Ecology; 6) Peace, Justice, and Tolerance. SEE is designed to make activism easier by removing the obstacles which often bog down project directors, their staff, and volunteers. 2. EarthWays Environmental Projects are working to prevent ecological destruction, protect wildlife in its natural habitat, and promote the importance of a sacred connection with nature. Various environmental projects that were developed in past years include: Ballona Wetlands protection, John Seed Directed Grants, Panacocha, Burma Rescue, Touch the Jungle in Ecuador, and WildRescue. A few of the more impactful projects from the past include: The Ballona Wetlands ecosystem is crucial to the health of the entire region. Its loss would be catastrophic for southern California. It is a vital part of the Pacific Flyway, and contains some of the only wetlands remaining between Pt. Mugu and Tijuana, and the last remaining coastal wetlands in the L.A. basin. The purpose of this project has been to encourage and catalyze Los Angeles' urban population to preserve this natural gem to benefit the 8 million people of L.A. County. Wetlands are recognized for their ecological importance. Wetlands absorb and filter pollutants that would otherwise degrade lakes, rivers, reservoirs, and aquifers. Coastal marshlands buffer the impact of storm tides on populated uplands.

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