Foundation for Global Awakening
Hempy's Eco-Technology Clothing
Organic Consumers Association
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is an inclusive social change organization, dedicated to creating
a society that works for all. Our goal is to foster inclusive,
sustainable human societies on an ecologically viable planet.
. . . We also conduct projects, events and activities for
organizations and individuals that catalyze and demonstrate
inclusivity. We do this as consultants to other organizations
(client-based projects) and as internal activities (Commonway
-sponsored projects). . . . We have to move beyond "honoring
diversity" to embrace inclusivity. We must learn and
practice human ecology: building healthy, balanced and dynamic
human interactions from our currently toxic ones. If our society
doesn't work for everybody, it doesn't work for anybody.
for Global Awakening (FGA) was created to assist humanity's
spiritual and social awakening by providing facilitation and
resources for projects and individuals who are expressing
this consciousness in practical ways.
The Foundation draws together and coordinates financial, human
and material resources that are ready to be aligned with global
awakening. FGA will identify projects and individuals worldwide
already engaged in spiritually aligned work. The Foundation
is not limited to or influenced by any political, economic,
or religious interests.
The Foundation embodies new processes and structures designed
to serve humanity's spiritual awakening. All levels of FGA
activities and operations are encouraged to develop the greatest
possible synergy within themselves. The Foundation seeks cooperative
and synergistic relationships with other organizations and
individuals throughout the world to achieve the greatest effect.
Three principles guide FGA's work: all its activities have
intrinsic value as an act of service to global awakening;
all parts synergistically relate to each other; and all work
serves as a way to invite and engage people to connect with
their own spiritual awakening.
It is now essential to create a practical and energetic center
of communities that can tap potentially unlimited resources
to facilitate the transformation of humanity.
. . .
We are interested in developing global-scale processes and
structures that are specifically designed to assist the fullest
expression of social and spiritual awakening. To this end,
we are focusing on three main areas: creative and social expression
of the new consciousness; facilitation of projects, structures,
and processes; and development of financial and other resources
needed for this work.
Eco-Technology Clothing is the result of 5 years of
specialized research and development in the area of environmental
fabrics and hardware. Our goal was to design the ultimate
blueprint for creating premium clothing and accessories with
ecologically advanced materials. The result is a sophisiticated
line that embodies style and intelligence. Hempy's eco-technology
series is the clothing of the future.
Kogi are an indigenous people living in the Sierra
Nevada de Santa Marta mountains of northern Columbia, in South
America They are the only civilisation to have survived the
Spanish conquests and to have kept there individuality. .
. . They are perhaps the only indigenous people in the world
who, because of the particular nature of their surroundings,
have been able to keep them selves apart and sustain their
culture inviolate. . . . They have survived to this day, keeping
their traditions and relying upon, and looking after, the
mountain environment. They believe it is their duty to look
after the mountain which they call 'The Heart of the World'.
They call themselves the Elder Brother and refer to the new-
comers as the Younger Brother, who they believe is destroying
the balance of the world. . . . In 1990 the Kogi decided they
must speak out to the rest of the world. They had survived
by keeping themselves isolated but they decided that it was
time to send a message to the Younger Brother. They could
see that something was wrong with their mountain, with the
heart of the world. The snows had stopped falling and the
rivers were not so full. If their mountain was ill then the
whole world was in trouble.
The OCA is a grassroots non-profit public interest organization
which deals with crucial issues of food safety, industrial
agriculture, genetic engineering, corporate accountability,
and environmental sustainability. We are the only organization
in the US focused exclusively on representing the views and
interests of the nation's estimated ten million organic consumers.
The Organic Consumers Association was formed in 1998 in the
wake of the mass backlash by organic consumers against the
U.S. Department of Agriculture's controversial proposed national
regulations for organic food. Through the OCA's SOS (Save
Organic Standards) Campaign, as well as the work of our allies
in other organizations, the organic community was able to
mobilize 280,000 consumers to send in letters and emails to
the USDA. In this project the OCA worked in cooperation with
hundreds of natural food stores, consumer co-ops, Community
Supported Agriculture groups, and farmers markets, as well
as thousands of individual volunteers across the country--a
relationship which has continued through the present time.
Our political program is the Food Agenda 2000-2010: a three
point platform calling for
- a global moratorium on genetically engineered foods and
- a phase-out of the most dangerous industrial agriculture
and factory farming practices
- the conversion of American agriculture to at least 30%
organic by the year 2010
Our web site, research, and media team are considered by
reporters and radio talk show hosts to be among some of the
nation's top experts on food safety and organic food. Our
media team provides background information, interviews, and
story ideas to TV and radio producers and journalists on a
daily basis--from national TV networks to the alternative
press. Our field organizers provide advice and coaching to
grassroots activists across the nation and coordinate our
network of 10,000 volunteers.
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Solartech Illumination Inc. has designed a radically innovative and
cost-effective solar illumination system. The patented technology
complements a building's existing electric lighting system, providing
dramatic energy cost savings by reducing, or eliminating the need for
daytime electric lighting for a substantial part of the year.
Utilizing light concentrating mirrors, and by following the sun's path
each day for optimal alignment, the patented Solartech daylighting system
collects, concentrates and re-distributes sunlight for interior building
Illumination. A concentrated beam with heat removed (akin to a cool
laser) is transmitted over distance with no appreciable losses. Reflectors
then redirect successive portions of the beam, providing natural light
illumination through out the building.
The system can provide annual electric lighting energy
cost savings of $50-$100 thousand each year in a typical
130,000sq.ft commercial or industrial building installation.
International is a worldwide organisation supporting
tribal peoples. It stands for their right to decide their
own future and helps them protect their lives, lands and human
Survival is the only worldwide organisation supporting tribal
peoples through public campaigns. It was founded in 1969 after
an article by Norman Lewis in the UK's Sunday Times highlighted
the massacres, land thefts and genocide taking place in Brazilian
Amazonia. Like many modern atrocities, the racist oppression
of Brazil's Indians took place in the name of 'economic growth'.
Today, Survival has supporters in 82 countries. It works
for tribal peoples' rights in three complementary ways: education,
campaigns and funding. We also offer tribal people themselves
a platform to address the world. We work closely with local
indigenous organisations, and focus on tribal peoples who
have the most to lose, usually those most recently in contact
with the outside world.
We believe that public opinion is the most effective force
for change. Its power will make it harder, and eventually
impossible, for governments and companies to oppress tribal
Sustainable businesses offer products and services
that fulfill society's needs while contributing to the well-being
of all earth's inhabitants.
To us, sustainable businesses are companies that unabashedly
embrace the goal of enhancing life on earth as an integral
part of their business strategy. These companies show exceptional
leadership by their explicit commitment - and the significant
resources they allocate to back it up - to address the ecological
crisis as it relates to their industry.
At SustainableBusiness.com, we serve the businesses that are
ready to make this vision a reality now. We are the Internet
community for businesses that integrate economic, and social
and environmental concerns into their core strategy. In short,
we help green business grow.
We use the Internet to "grease the wheels" - to
accelerate the spread of sustainable business practices by
increasing market penetration of sustainable products, services,
and the companies that produce them. SB.com covers the field
as a whole, bringing together businesses from such diverse
industries as renewable energy, organic products, social investing,
green building and construction, and re-manufacturing.
By providing businesspeople direct access to the information
and tools they need, meaningful employment and resources for
sustainable business development, we are helping to shift
human and material resources toward a restorative economy.
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