World Progress Now

Tehachapi, CA   |  www.worldprogressnow.org

Mission

Our mission is to protect local environments, economies, and cultures from the negative impacts of tourism. Our vision is to develop awareness of the economic, social, and the environmental impacts of tourism worldwide. We develop policy solutions and promote equitable economic practices. We support responsible tourism that protects cultural tradition, heritage, and identity. We encourage positive environmental change through innovative solutions.

Ruling year info

2016

President, Co-Founder

Alec Griffin

Treasurer, Secretary, Co-Founder

Nicole Griffin

Main address

1121 W Valley Blvd Suite I-260

Tehachapi, CA 93561 USA

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EIN

47-3744982

NTEE code info

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification N.E.C. (C99)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Responsible Schools, #gowithoutplastic Educational Campaign

Educating the tourists of tomorrow is one of our main goals as an organization. With education, students will be equipped with the tools to make informed choices about leaving less of an impact when they travel. The tourists of tomorrow can help to alleviate many of the environmental, economic, and cultural issues associated with tourism.

There are 1.1 billion international tourists every year and the number continues to grow. Using a conservative number, we can predict that one-in-ten students will become an international traveler later in life. At a large high school of two-thousand students, that would mean two-hundred individuals taking an international trip a year. If those two-hundred travelers use one plastic water bottle a day, then in one week 1,400 plastic bottles would be used. This is an amazing amount of waste for one week! Many of the places visited do not have a recycling or waste removal program. There are many other issues surrounding irresponsible tourism and educating the youth of today can help make for a better tomorrow.

Population(s) Served

World Progress Now is spreading the word on the damaging effects single-use plastic products have on the environment. Tourists and travelers, those on-the-go, are the largest consumers of single-use plastic due to convenience. Through social media outreach, events, and presentations our organization is advocating for awareness and alternatives to the issue.

Population(s) Served

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Financials

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World Progress Now

Board of directors
as of 04/29/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Alec Griffin

Napa Valley College

Term: 2015 -


Board co-chair

Nicole Griffin

Stone Edge Farm Winery

Term: 2015 -

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No