We support a variety of community projects, locally, regionally, and internationally. Our goal is that 10% of our profits will be dedicated to these projects. These include:
UnifiedCommunity.info: A free, non-commercial meta site resource listing over 1,500 sites on the broad themes of sustainability, new paradigm thinking, & solutions, with about a hundred subcategories.
ExploringBotanicals.com: Projected website on botanical photos for tropical/temperate medicinal plants. In English and Latin names with brief descriptions for each plant.
Hemp Hemp Hooray!: The Growing Industrial Hemp Market videos donated to various state libraries as an educational resource on how hemp can improve the environment and economy.
Alcohol Can Be a Gas (book on ethanol) by David Blume: Helped support and research.
FOSL (Foundation of Sustainable Living, Santa Cruz/Mendicino, CA): Development of
skill sets for teaching and mentorship for sustainability. All ages.
Environmental / Conservation:
North Coast Environmental Center (Arcata, CA)
Open Space Alliance (Santa Cruz, CA)
Save-the-Redwoods League (San Francisco, CA)
Sempervirens Fund (Los Altos, CA) Supporting the Lompico Headwaters campaign.
Gemma (Santa Cruz, CA) Helping women in transition. Have provided grants and given talks on motivation, psychology, mentorship, health & nutrition. Helped schedule other speakers, organize events, projects, infrastructure.
Community organizations: Worked with a variety, freely donating time and resources, helping with infrastructure, focus, and direction for projects such as directing the first Santa Cruz Industrial Hemp Expo, co-founding a community forum for non-profit groups called Synergy Party, and working with Gaia Song, Vision Quest, and others. Created numerous local events to support natural health, music, and culture.
Pen & notebooks project Through monasteries, schools, and direct contact in Southeast Asia provided writing materials to children so that they have a chance to write and draw.
Sri Rakum School for the Blind Orphanage for blind children in Bangalore, India. Helped fund food and supplies.
Boca de Tomatlan, Mexico Helped build a safe footbridge linking two sides of a river and in clean up for local sanitation, and also donated nutritional supplements to their clinic.
Village program Providing basic nutrition (rice) for a village in Burkina Faso (Africa). Working to film and archive village life in traditional culture in this part of the world, contributing to a related documentary.
KKUP (Santa Clara, CA) Provided ethnic & world music programming grant.