Ecology Crossroads Cooperative Foundation

A Sustainable Planet Balancing Nature, International Cooperation, Indigenous Philanthropy and Respect for Human Rights

aka Globcal International   |   Richmond, KY   |  https://www.ecooperator.org/programs

Mission

The mission and vision of Ecology Crossroads has changed over the past 20 years to focus on protecting the ecosystems and people living in regions of the planet that are most critical and essential to everyone's well-being. Our mission as an organization is to serve an integral role in creating an ecological and sustainable balanced world through the introduction of natural sustainable alternative solutions for some of the greatest environmental and humanitarian issues. Our vision today is to accomplish these goals through publicly accessible programs engaging donors developed by our members and supported through ecosystem restoration, ethical social enterprises, forest protection, indigenous philanthropy, land management, law enforcement and the creation of scouting programs.

Notes from the nonprofit

Ecology Crossroads' does not have paid employees, its Board of Trustees and Executive Officers are volunteer; our organization is administered by Globcal International which is a subsidiary organization of Ecology Crossroads Cooperative Foundation, TIN/EIN 61-1259384. Globcal International is a fiduciary management and member service cooperative which serves to facilitate international sustainable development programs and projects of Ecology Crossroads. To distinguish private activity bonds, cooperative activities, carbon offsets, blockchain agroforestry, land acquisition and tax-exempt capital development and mission based investment programs go under TIN/EIN 84-4622213.

Ruling year info

2020

President and Executive Director

Col. David Jeffrey Wright

Main address

302 General Smith Drive

Richmond, KY 40475 USA

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Formerly known as

Arbor Day (Disaster ReLeaf)

Free Tree Program (freetrees.com)

EIN

61-1259384

NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

International Environment, Population & Sustainability (Q38)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (Y01)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Globcal International

Independently developed by the founder in 2009 while working in Latin America to develop a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) that connects independent activists, advocates and professionals in a virtual cooperative international non-governmental organization (CiNGO) that take the roles of goodwill ambassadors and global citizens to work together creating and finding solutions for environmental and humanitarian issues through the development and support of qualifying programs. In essence the organization serves as a multilevel multifunctional cooperative shell to administer nonprofit global missions. In 2020, its ambassadors and programs became a subsidiary corporation of Ecology Crossroads Cooperative Foundation with several officers taking board positions fusing the organizations. Under a special memorandum of understanding (MoU) Globcal International operates as a supporting organization of Ecology Crossroads and manages all non-US projects and programs. [globcal.net]

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Indigenous peoples
Work status and occupations
Religious groups
Social and economic status

A special nonprofit social enterprise cooperative 1% investment program that addresses a number of indigenous rights issues faced by the De'Aruhuä (also known as the Huottüja or Piaroa) people while helping them manage their vast forest reserves by incorporating sustainability principles and practices through establishing a single chocolate making factory and cacao research laboratory empowering 13 Piaroa villages with immediate economic benefits. The Huottüja control and inhabit an area the size of Belgium. The funding for the program will be raised through crowdfunding, PPMs, private tax-exempt charitable bonds, and tokenized blockchain capital which will all appreciate in value as the company and the cacao trees grow and produce cocoa beans. The rare heirloom chocolate being produced will be used for fundraising and sold as a non-profit premium product. See the De'Aruhuä Indigenous Chocolate website at [dearuhua.com].

Population(s) Served

Indigenous sustainable development foundation (organization) established by and for the Piaroa people of Colombia and Venezuela in Puerto Carreño, Colombia by Globcal International through several well-educated Huottüja Talismans, one even serves as a federal judge in his home jurisdiction. The foundation in Colombia serves several purposes for the Huottüja, especially cacao growers; it also allows US and European investors to engage in a legal investor business relationship with the De'Aruhua Indigenous Chocolate Company which will be managed by the Huottüja Foundation in Puerto Carreño. Globcal International administers its indigenous philanthropy efforts through the Huottüja Foundation. Read more about the Huottüja Foundation at [huottuja.org].

Population(s) Served

Under the management of Globcal International some of its members led a commission to support Indigenous Peoples' Day which led to the development of the International Indigenous Unity Flag and Indigenous Planet, one of the programs is important bringing routine and seasonality to our organization efforts and the other two serve as important awards programs. The program and other presentation are online at [indigenousunityflag.com].

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples

Goodwill Ambassadors began in 2009 under Globcal International. since 2013 the members of Goodwill Ambassadors focused on a redevelopment involving similar programs from 2014, 1992, 1980 and 1964 into one organization to license the title and trademark. The Goodwill Ambassador Commission is based on the development of an international verification system of credentials (commissions) for Goodwill Ambassadors and disqualification of invalid credentials. [goodwill-ambassadors.org]

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Acres of land managed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Indigenous peoples

Related Program

Huottüja Foundation Commission

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This metric is based on the tribe defending and protecting indigenous territorial lands that are not acknowledged by government.

Number of acres of land protected

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Indigenous peoples

Related Program

Globcal International

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Protection developed by area residents forming a local government, planting trees, and organized reforestation program.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

Our organization has been involved in a broad-spectrum of activities and events, today we are engaged in fighting climate change, protecting biodiversity, indigenous philanthropy and promoting agroforestry as well as engaging cross-culturally with autonomous indigenous peoples in goodwill diplomacy missions to protect their natural heritage from the scourges of mining, deforestation, displacement and depopulation of forest residents. Ecology Crossroads programs have made a significant global impact, protect forests, sequester carbon, create essential ecosystem services and address the Sustainable Development Goals.

Our greatest accomplishments have been within the indigenous territories of Colombia and Venezuela where we are supporting agroforestry, the formation of autonomous indigenous government, delineation of indigenous territories and providing other types of support to build economies and social equality.

Our organization at one time depended on the newspaper, large scale in-person events and lots of small contributions to operate. As we all know none of these things are a reality or even possible today and much more needs to be done to reach your milestone audience and donors.

In 2020, we finally reinstated and reformed our organization by teaming up with an international cooperative talent pool "Globcal International" which needed us as much as we needed them. So now we are realigning and refocusing a number of objectives with stopping global climate change, protecting indigenous peoples and addressing other environmental crisis issues in conjunction with the SDGs.

In November 2021 Ecology Crossroads adopted the long awaited White House Global Forest Plan. This Plan is aligned with and amplifies existing U.S. government commitments to end natural forest loss and increase the restoration of forestlands, including those related to U.S. support for the U.S. implementation of the Paris Agreement, relevant outcomes under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the New York Declaration on Forests. Under this plan Americans will be able to invest in providing ecosystem services which fits well with the Ecology Crossroads Mission.

Globcal International operating since 2009 has more than 15 programs under development, Ecology Crossroads is now strategically fortifying those projects for reintroduction online in Facebook and LinkedIn through many well known advocates.

How we listen

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Financials

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Ecology Crossroads Cooperative Foundation

Board of directors
as of 08/08/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Col. David Wright

Ecology Crossroads

Term: 2020 - 2024


Board co-chair

Col. Luis Cruz

Globcal International

Term: 2020 - 2022

Godfrey Brock-Gadd

Globcal International

Maria Ylikomi

Tidningen Maia

Sophia Williams-Wright

JMN Services, LLC

Javier Vazquez

Phillips Mushroom

Nicholas Wright

Independent Scientific Researcher

Fiyinfoluwa Elegbede

Commonwealth of Kentucky

Ricki Landers

US Cellular

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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/16/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

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