Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification

THINK EARTH ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION INC

aka Think Earth Foundation

Long Beach, CA

Mission

The mission of the Think Earth Environmental Education Foundation is to help communities create and maintain a sustainable environment through education. The Foundation seeks, initiates, and oversees environmental projects and partnerships among stake-holders in the governmental, business, education, and public sectors. These partnerships result in tangible ways for people to “Think Earth," that is, for people to:
1) conserve natural resources (e.g., water, energy, habitat)
2) reduce waste (e.g., recycle, repair, and reuse products)
3) minimize pollution (e.g., air, water, land)

Founded in 1988, the Think Earth Foundation began as a consortium of agencies, companies, and educators in the Southern California region that sought to address environmental knowledge and practices through education. The Foundation focuses on reaching large numbers of students and their families to educate them about the importance of our shared environment and to show them effective behaviors and habits that would benefit our air, land and water.

To help fulfill our mission, The Foundation initiates and oversees projects:

- Think Earth Environmental Education Curriculum (9 units from preschool to middle school)
- Online Curriculum Project
- Think Earth! It's Magic Assembly Program
- Think Earth Environmental Surveys
- Think Watershed Partnership

Past projects included:
- High School Environmental Clubs
- Solar/Electric Vehicle Races

Notes from the Nonprofit

The Think Earth Foundation is currently raising funds for our newest project: The Online Curriculum Project. We invite you to join us in this important effort.

After being used for many years by thousands of teachers to teach millions of students, it is time to update the units both in content and format. Thus, all the materials are currently being revised and converted to a format to be published online. The advantages of putting the Think Earth curriculum online include:
- greatly increased outreach as the materials will not need to be printed and shipped, so they will be available FREE to all teachers nationwide
- ability to update materials immediately, thus staying current educationally and environmentally
- increased appeal with up-to-date instructional-based technology

Our goal is to continue to reach millions of students with the Think Earth message, helping them to acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors to make a difference in our environmental future.

FUNDING PARTNERS --
In addition to our current Board members, funding partners to date include Edison International, The Hilton Foundation, The Gas Company, Joseph Stanley Leeds Foundation, and South Coast Air Quality Management District.

BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATION --
• Opportunity to review and provide input on the environmental content of the updated units.
• Acknowledgement in each online unit and on the Think Earth website.
• Opportunity to promote the curriculum and communicate with teachers through the organization’s own website.
• Attainment of consumer conservation and other environmental goals through Think Earth Home Surveys contained in the curriculum.
• Opportunity to leverage a small contribution with other organizations’ funds to support a proven, high-quality, comprehensive environmental curriculum.


To learn more about the ONLINE CURRICULUM PROJECT or about the Think Earth Environmental Education Foundation, please contact:

Joe Haworth
Think Earth Chairperson
(310) 386-4231
joehaworth@gmail.com

Ruling Year

1995

Board Chairman

Mr. Joseph Haworth

Main Address

5318 E 2nd Street #512

Long Beach, CA 90803 USA

Keywords

environmental education, environmental curriculum, environment, watershed, sustainable, conservation, energy conservation, water conservation, recycling , waste reduction, wastewater, climate change

EIN

33-0658992

 Number

2747637880

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs (C60)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

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The Think Earth Environmental Education Foundation is a non-profit partnership whose mission is to help Southern California communities create a sustainable environment through education. The Foundation seeks, initiates, and oversees environmental projects and partnerships among stakeholders in the governmental, business, education, and public sectors. These partnerships result in tangible ways for people to “Think Earth,” that is, for people to:

Conserve natural resources
Reduce waste
Minimize pollution

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THINK EARTH ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION INC

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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