1. Transition US

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    Transition US was established in 2008 as the result of a collaboration between the UK-based Transition Network and the Post Carbon Institute in the US. Since then, its national network has grown to encompass more than 160 local initiatives, several regional hubs and five national working groups.

    All of these (mostly volunteer-led) organisations are working hard every day to revitalize local food systems, strengthen local economies, reduce dependence on fossil fuels, and unleash the collective genius to design and implement innovative solutions to some of the greatest challenges of the times.

    Transition US provides support for these efforts by offering leadership trainings and webinars, facilitating networking and peer-to-peer learning, sharing replicable models, and developing key resources for grass-roots leaders.

    The organisation follows the eight key principles that are common throughout the international Transition Movement. These include respect for resource limits, promotion of inclusivity and social justice, paying attention to balance and the fostering of creativity.

  2. TERRA Collaborative

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    TERRA Collaborative founded The Pueblo Project (TPP) in 2014 to teach women and young people skills to construct and renovate homes and buildings using locally-sourced, low-carbon, natural building materials.

    By providing training in natural, place-based building techniques, its work seeks to empower participants to become the leaders of community resilience. It shares natural and accessible building skills for creating homes, structures, and communities that are safer, healthier and more resilient.

    Its training includes practical, hands-on sessions and classroom instruction at all levels of earthen construction practices, modernizing and building upon the traditional construction styles of the local cultural heritage. Since 2014, TPP has provided trainings in Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador.

    It has built six community spaces, developed three home improvement initiatives, drafted curriculum materials, developed prototypes for improved cooking stoves and dry composting toilets, trained two natural building teams and held an International Building Fair.

    TPP’s work strives for a future where dignified housing doesn’t involve devastating damage to the environment but instead assures a sustainable, healthy relationship with our natural world.

  3. Earth Freedom Collective

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    Earth Freedom Collective is a decentralized network of co-ops working in the domains of food, solar, housing, hemp/cannabis and health justice sanctuaries. Each co-op has a trauma-informed workforce development component, providing economic opportunity to society’s most marginalized.

    The collective has access to over 700 acres of rural land in Northern California and a network of urban eco-villages in Oakland seeking to address issues of racial and economic justice, community health, sustainable housing and climate resilience.

    It is working with diverse community partners to establish a hybrid model LLC cooperative and community land trust rooted in black and Indigenous land reclamation. These channels will provide practical pathways for large numbers of people to gain access to land, food and freedom from exploitation. It envisions the creation of numerous healing centers anchored by elders from various wisdom traditions that provide spiritual and practical support for marginalized communities.

  4. North American Agroecology Conference Project

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    Our project culminates in a conference on agroecology in North America. But this will be no typical academic conference.

    We will first conduct dozens of workshop-consultations with frontline communities who are implicated in agroecology, such as small/young/ecological farmers, urban food justice activists, farmworkers, and indigenous people.

    The workshop process will integrate the global history and science/movement/practice of agroecology and the experiences of attendees, while the consultation will shape the goals, content, and organizational framework of the conference.

    After this grounding of agroecology in the North American context, nonprofits, scientists, and policy-makers will then become involved in the conference organizing and conference itself.

  5. Regeneration International (RI)

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    Regeneration International is a project of the Organic Consumers Association.

    RI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to building a global network of farmers, scientists, businesses, activists, educators, journalists, governments and consumers who will promote and put into practice regenerative agriculture and land-use practices that: provide abundant, nutritious food; revive local economies; rebuild soil fertility and biodiversity; and restore climate stability by returning carbon to the soil, through the natural process of photosynthesis.

  6. Rural Coalition

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    Rural Coalition, an historic alliance of farmers, farmworkers, indigenous, and migrant people has worked since 1978 to build a society that values unity, hope, people, and land.

    This vision is carried out through alliances, advocacy, and shared models of knowledge exchange to empower farmers and rural leadership. A member of La Via Campesina, our principles of food sovereignty, agricultural regeneration and rural resilience are rooted in the lifeways, practices and knowledge of our land-based communities.

    We promote democratic participation of our communities in catalyzing an equitable transition in the systems and relations of exchange of local and global food systems.

  7. Global Diversity Foundation North America

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    GDF-NA was established in 2013 to meet a specific demand among members of the GDF network for peer-to-peer exchanges among North American Indigenous environmental leaders engaged in revitalization and regeneration of their landscapes.

    We carry out collaborative biocultural projects that build resilience, foster innovation and promote learning. Our work contributes to the growing global transition towards justice, respect and dignity for all beings.

    At the grassroots, through our regional programmes, we support communities as they improve their livelihoods while respecting environmental processes and make autonomous, informed decisions regarding their lands, resources and futures.

    At the global scale, we strengthen the knowledge, networking and communication skills of emerging environmental changemakers through the Global Environments Network.

  8. Nutwood Farm

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    Nutwood Farm is a regenerative agroforestry nut farm in Western Massachusetts, USA.

    We are cultivating a diverse array of edible perennial nuts, fruits, and grains for our local and regional foodshed while demonstrating the importance of growing more food in integrated regenerative agricultural systems.

    By growing and selling hybrid hazelnuts and chestnuts and value-adding them into a variety of oil, flour, and nut butter products, we hope to introduce more perennial staple foods into our community food system as well as inspire deeper changes in how we relate to food and the ecological systems we are embedded in.