Community

Learn more about the community that builds and supports the values that Earth Altar upholds... These organizations and individuals are diligently working to create a world they are proud to leave to the future generations.

 
 

everyday gandhis

We seek to educate and inspire the public, supporting peace through sharing stories and experiences that illustrate fresh thinking, respect for traditional culture, restoration of nature, innovative media, and the importance of community storytelling.

www.everydaygandhis.org

 

Deena Metzger

A poet, novelist, essayist, storyteller, teacher, healer and medicine woman who has taught and counseled for over forty years. She conducts training groups on the spiritual, creative, political and ethical aspects of healing and peacemaking, individual, community and global, drawing deeply on alliance with spirit. 

www.deenametzger.net

 
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Casitas Valley Farm 

At Casitas Valley Farm we strive to create a generative local food production system that is economically, socially and ecologically viable at creating resilient, life-supporting systems. We use permaculture and regenerative principles applied in business and on the farm to bring communities together around the source of their nutrition. 

www.casitasvalley.com

 

Warren Brush and True Nature Design

Permaculture is a conscious integrated design system based on ecological principles that create resource efficient, productive and resilient human environments. Founded by Warren Brush, True Nature Design is a non-profit, corporation sole that offers consulting, education and keynote services in Permaculture Design around the world.

www.permaculturedesign.us

 
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No Regrets Initiative

We envision a world in which all agricultural ecosystems are managed for health, diversity and long-term sustainability. Our mission: to improve soil health and grow soil carbon in the agricultural soils of North America. To those ends, we demonstrate and advocate for a Regenerative Assets Strategy that deploys human, ecological and financial capital toward soil health and its effect on climate change.

www.noregretsinitiative.com

 

Occidental Arts and Ecology Center

The Occidental Arts & Ecology Center (OAEC) is an 80-acre research, demonstration, education, advocacy and community-organizing center in West Sonoma County, California that develops strategies for regional-scale community resilience and the restoration of biological and cultural diversity.

www.oaec.org
 


Body/Mind/Health

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Ken Gilbert | Embodyment

This is Ken Gilbert's beautiful blog on what he calls "Somastic Education in Body-Centered Movement'. 

www.embodyment.com
 

 
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Nia

Movement arts, fitness, lifestyle, training 'the body's way'.

www.nianow.com

 
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The Gut Institute 

Website and blog of the 'Gut Goddess'. Full of interesting articles, source for supplements, and more. 

www.thegutinstitute.com
 

 
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Bulletproof 

Website of Dave Asprey and the Bulletproof Diet folks. Wonderful podcasts, factoids and fantastic supplements.

www.bulletproof.com

 
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Body Ecology

Website of Donna Gates' Body Ecology Diet. Great info and great supplements.

www.bodyecology.com

 
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Medicine Dance

Website for the amazing Fred and Colleen Sugerman, co-creators of Medicine Dance in LA. Gently guided 'dancing from the inside out'.

www.medicinedance.com

 
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Angela and Victor

Website for the stupendous yoga instructors, Angela Farmer and Victor Van Kooten. Emphasis on self-empowerment to follow the subtle cues of the body and mind in exploring yoga as a practice of release and exploration, in dialogue with the physical and emotional body.

www.angela-victor.com

 
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Ada Lusardi

Website for the marvelous Ada Lusardi yoga teacher. Blends the science of yoga, precision of verbal cues with a focus on anatomy, alignment and myo-fascial tissues.

www.adayoga.com

 
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Gary A. Glickman, PhD LMFT                                  

Amazing body-centered psychotherapist in LA. Also, a dear friend who co-leads the annual Mindful Movement Talking Story retreat in Hawaii every summer.

www.garyglickman.com

 
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Love AMy Skin

Mindful, natural skincare and products.

www.loveamyskin.com

 

Conservation, Environmental Restoration

 
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Rhino Ride

This is the site for Matt Meyer, our safari guide and passionate defender of wildlife, especially severely endangered rhinos.

www.rhinoride.org

 
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Bioneers

A 'fertile hug of social and scientific innovators with practical visionary solutions for the world's most pressing environmental and social challenges. Annual gathering, support of indigenous and women-led social and ecological innovation, radio shows, and more.

www.bioneers.org

 
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Healthy Climate Alliance

Alliance of scientists, environmentalists, entrepreneurs, and activists dedicated to giving our children the same healthy climate our grandparents gave us, by 2050.

www.healthyclimatealliance.org

 
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Biomimicry Institute

Biomimicry Institute 'innovative approach to sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating Nature's time-tested patterns and strategies'.

www.biomimicry.org

 
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Piper and Heath Travel

Extraordinary travel agency dedicated to creating the extraordinary safaris that support wildlife, local communities and environmental protection.

www.piperandheath.com

 
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Grand Canyon Trust

Working primarily in the 4-corners area of the Southwest to protect fragile ecosystems and native culture.

www.grandcanyontrust.org

 
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Blue Sphere Foundation

Working to safeguard and restore the world's oceans. Amazing community-based approach and mind-blowing film and photography.

www.bluespherefoundation.org

 
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Indigenous Environmental Network

Indigenous Environmental Network is "an alliance of Indigenous Peoples whose Shared Mission is to Protect the Sacredness of Earth Mother from contamination & exploitation by Respecting and Adhering to Indigenous Knowledge and Natural Law".

www.ienearth.org/

 

Peacebuilding

 
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RSF Social Finance

SF-based Rudolf Steiner Foundation social finance. Amazing ahead-of-the-curve thinking about using money for social change through investment, business loans and grants supporting community resilience, food sovereignty, transparency in financial transactions, research, support of business initiatives led by women and people of color.

www.rsfsocialfinance.org

 
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Soldier's Heart

Working to 'transform the emotional, moral and spiritual wounds that often result from war and military service'.

www.soldiersheart.net

 
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Combatants for Peace

Combatants for Peace is an Israeli-Palestinian partnership dedicated to peace and nonviolence.

www.cfpeace.org

 
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Friends of Taghyeer

Friends of Taghyeer supports the Palestinian nonviolent peace movement founded by Ali Abu Awwad.

www.friendsoftaghyeer.org/

 
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Breaking the Silence

Israeli military veterans talk about their experiences, in particular the Israeli Occupation of Palestinian lands.

www.breakingthesilence.org.il

 
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Women Wage Peace

Amazing, incredible Israeli/Palestinian peace movement (patterned after the Liberian women's peace movement). 

www.womenwagepeace.org.il

 
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Center for Justice and Peacebuilding

Center for Justice and Peacebuilding & Summer Peacebuilding Institute at Eastern Mennonite University. Theoretical and practical peacebuilding taught by an international faculty. Shaped by John Paul Lederach's pioneering insights and community-based approach to peacebuilding.

www.emu.edu/cjp/

 

Spiritual Guidance/Insights

 
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Stephan David Hewitt

Wonderful astrologer and independent publisher. Co-leader of Mindful Movement Talking Story. 

www.stephandavidhewitt.com 

 
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Higher Self Communications

Stephanie Jourdan, PhD, an extraordinary astrologer/astrocartographer. Sessions also available working with archetypal energies.

www.higherselfcommunications.com

 
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I Ching Living Change

The website of Stephen Karcher, PhD, author and translator of the beautiful version of the I Ching that I use (Total I Ching: Myths For Change). 

www.ichinglivingchange.org