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Foundation for Global Sustainability, Inc.

Solidarize with Mother Earth

aka EarthSolidarity!™; Hellbender Press — The Environmental Journal of Southern Appalachia   |   Knoxville, TN   |  https://GetSustainableNow.org

Mission

Encouraging and enabling individuals to bring about an equitable, sustainable future.

Ruling year info

1989

President

Wolf Naegeli PhD

Editor-in-chief

Thomas Fraser

Main address

PO Box 1101

Knoxville, TN 37901-1101 USA

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EIN

61-1148736

NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

International Environment, Population & Sustainability (Q38)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

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Our programs

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Living Sustainably

Provides information and education about sustainability policies and practices.

Fosters a wholistic approach to assessing global and local aspects of the multitude of global and regional crises that threaten our planet.

Draws attention to the need and benefits of mindfulness about ecological, economical, sociological, political, psychological, emotional, spiritual, and intuitional dimensions, motivations, and points of view.

Focuses on individual green initiatives, neighborhood livability, community engagement, bioregional awareness, and the Think Globally, Act Locally ethos.

Motivates individuals and families to adopt more sustainable habits and lifestyles that reduce their ecological footprint.

Stimulates interest in civic affairs, public participation in decisions about neighborhood livability and the community’s resilience and sustainability.

Encourages wholistic decision making by community leaders, businesses owners and managers.

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults
Adolescents
Academics
Activists

Legislators, policymakers, educators and citizens have a fragmentary awareness only of the growing systemic sustainability issues that loom over Southern Appalachia. Piecemeal approaches miss the interrelations and cumulative impacts that saddle this predicament with urgency.

Our program facilitates understanding of how long-term synoptic ecological forces interact with socioeconomic factors. The project has published two books that have also been used as textbooks in college courses, and established a State of the Bioregion Speakers Bureau.

What Have We Done? The Foundation for Global Sustainability's State of the Bioregion Report for the Upper Tennessee Valley and Southern Appalachian Mountains, John Nolt, ed. Earth Knows Publications, 1997.

A Land Imperiled: The Declining Health of the Southern Appalachian Bioregion, John Nolt, ed. University of Tennessee Press, 2005.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents
Academics
Activists
Farmers

Hellbender Press: The Environmental Journal of Southern Appalachia is an ad-free independent digital environmental news service with a focus on the Southern Appalachian bioregion. It aggregates relevant stories from across the news media space and provides original news, features and commentary.

Espousing the “Think Globally, Act Locally” ethos of FGS, Hellbender Press promotes the conservation and study of the environment and protections for air, water, climate, natural areas, and other resources that are critical to human health and a robust, resilient economy.

The Hellbender also champions civil and human rights, especially in matters of environmental justice, equity of access to natural resources and the right to a clean environment.

Hellbender Press is a self-organizing project of the Foundation for Global Sustainability’s Living Sustainably Program. All donations made for Hellbender Press to FGS are tax-deductible.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents
Families
Academics
Activists

● Challenges everyone to become more active in humanity’s formidable exigency to quell the destruction of our planet’s life-support systems.
● Imparts understanding of the life-enabling conditions on our planet and of how all life on Earth mutually depends on the delicate 'Web of Life' that has taken eons to evolve.
● Dares all to introspectively assess how they can lower their personal global footprint through lifestyle modifications.
● Advocates for more sustainable business and institutional policies and practices.
● Inspires, nurtures, and strengthens grass-roots resourcefulness to achieve community resilience and global sustainability.
● Draws attention to the need and benefits of mindfulness about ecological, economical, sociological, political, psychological, emotional, spiritual and intuitional dimensions, motivations and points of view.
● Awakens compassion for the less fortuitous—among us and around the globe—that recognizes and accepts their legitimate expectations.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Academics
Activists
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

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Foundation for Global Sustainability, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 10/27/2023
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Board chair

Wolf Naegeli

Amadou Bocar Sall

David Rick Vaughan

Wolf N Naegeli

Lauren Elizabeth Parker

Stephen A Smith

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/27/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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