EARTH EQUILIBRIUM

earth and life in balance

aka Equilibrium   |   Duxbury, VT   |  www.earthequilibrium.org
This organization has not appeared on the IRS Business Master File in a number of months. It may have merged with another organization or ceased operations.
This organization's exempt status was automatically revoked by the IRS for failure to file a Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, or 990-PF for 3 consecutive years. Further investigation and due diligence are warranted.

Mission

Advancing more sustainable ways of living

Ruling year info

2011

Executive Director

Michelle Libby Tewis

Main address

1061 Mountainview Dr.

Duxbury, VT 05676 USA

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EIN

27-1770904

NTEE code info

Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs (C60)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Rural (S32)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Building for the Future

This program supports rural school students of little economic means with uniforms and textbooks; it supports building classrooms and restrooms, and provides clean water, solar energy, and recycling sheds for marginal rural schools.

Population(s) Served

This program takes environmental education to a new place! Based on the fundamental premise of care and respect for self the students and teachers journey outwards towards their peers and the world around them. The program empowers a child, showing them that they matter and can make a significant difference by living more sustainably, and protecting and conserving natural resources.

Population(s) Served

Our reading program installs small libraries in impoverished rural schools. It actively promotes reading with song and dance, puppet shows, storytelling, and theatre. Our lessons boost writing and thinking skills, expand creativity and promote critical analysis.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

From 2015 - 2020, the goals for each one of the organisation's three projects are:

Building for the Future:
5 provisions for clean water
5 provisions for solar energy
5 recycling sheds
1 major provision (i.e: restrooms, classrooms) of key school infrastructure per year
1 minor provision(i.e: desks) of key school infrastructure per year

Learning is Change:
Program functioning yearly in 10 schools
Online environmental curricula (materials and activities) available for
teachers to enrich their current environmental lessons

Books to Fly:
25 small functional libraries and corresponding reading programs
installed

We have selected specific geographic areas within Costa Rica that have high poverty indices. In each geographic area we partner with a small business or organisation that wants to support education and environment. Based on a need and feasibility assessment, we select one or two schools with which to work in each area. With the school, we identify key needs and create a yearly plan with a vision to working with the school for five years. In general terms, for each school we: implement environmental education for five years and pass the knowledge off to the teachers; address 1 major infrastructure issue (i.e.:classrooms, restrooms) and 2 or 3 minor issues (i.e.: desks, roofs); install the library and reading program, and attend to solar energy or water quality needs.

We have the support of:

engineers for Building for the Future;
and experienced educators and volunteer staff for Learning is Change and Books to Fly.

We have partners that support some of the organisations operational expenses like room and board, and transport when we are in the field.

We have established points for collecting project focussed donations.

We are slowly but surely expanding our partner and donor base!

All programs have made steady progress towards fulfilment of their goals!

Largest challenges: expanding partner and donor base; increasing funding, including establishing thriving social media as a strategy to do so; incrementing board involvement.

Financials

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EARTH EQUILIBRIUM

Board of directors
as of 4/29/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Michelle Libby Tewis

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