Tag: Environment



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ExtraFood’s mission is to help end hunger in Marin county. ExtraFood picks up excess fresh food from any Marin business, such as grocery stores, farmer’s markets, caterers, cafeterias and restaurants, and delivers it immediately to nonprofits that serve Marin’s most vulnerable people. Since ExtraFood’s free, grassroots food recovery program began in December 2013, volunteers have […]


Filament Theatre Ensemble

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Filament Theatre Ensemble’s mission is to pioneer a system of theatre-making that simultaneously profits their arts community, their neighborhood and our Earth. FTE believes that the performing arts are necessary tools for imagining what is needed to achieve a thriving society and are therefore essential contributors to individual, community and environmental health. They accomplish that […]


Rock the Earth


Rock the Earth acts as advocates to ensure the existence of a sustainable and healthy environment for all. We aim to represent those individuals and communities whose environment or natural surroundings are directly and adversely affected by others. Rock the Earth is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Founded in […]


Where Have All the Mountains Gone?

<p><img class="alignleft" title="mountaintop removal" src="https://rexfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/shoutin-mountain-distance.jpg" alt="mountaintop removal" width="195" height="146" />Through many parts of Appalachia, the practice of coal mining by mountaintop removal has destroyed an estimated 470 mountains and buried or polluted 2,000 miles of rivers. Open pits gouge the landscape where once stood the summits of some of the oldest mountains on earth. Coal slurries pumped into aquifers have poisoned wells.</p>


SF Outside Lands: The Humans are Still Being In

Radiohead’s set on Friday, August 22nd, marked a San Francisco first – officially sanctioned live music after dark in Golden Gate Park. Three generations of artists were represented on the roster for the weekend – Steve Winwood, Toots and the Maytals, Tom Petty, Wilco, Widespread Panic, Ben Harper, and Jack Johnson were just a few […]


A Change of Priorities

Interviewed in the current Rex newsletter, Annette Gellert of Women’s Environmental Leadership Network proposes that the will to change, the momentum needed to solve the world’s most intransigent problems, proceeds from a set of priorities very different from those that currently prevail.   “We need to consider our children’s health and quality of life first, […]


More Than A Cooking Class

For San Francisco’s Nextcourse, food is a tool for building a better world, and better lives By Mary Eisenhart “We believe it is our social responsibility to make healthy food accessible to the entire community, and we are dedicated to preserving local farms and farmland. Chefs are offering up their skills not to make a […]


Tule Elk Park

Tule Elk Park Child Development Center By Mary Eisenhart “Whatever landscape a child is exposed to early on, that will be the sort of gauze through which he or she will see all the world afterwards.” — Wallace Stegner (quote at entrance to Tule Elk Park) “Rita, who’s she?” an inquiring 5-year-old, pointing in my […]


Rock The Earth

Rock the Earth: Defending the Planet ‘One Beat at a Time’ By Mary Eisenhart “For the environmentally-minded artist, we’re one-stop shopping – not only can we take action on the issue, but we can also conduct the necessary education, publicity and fundraising to mobilize their fanbase and fund the advocacy activities.” – Marc Ross, Rock […]


Food for Change

Buy Local, Buy Fresh at Oakland’s People’s GroceryBy David Large “We envision a future model for the organization in which a farm and a grocery store work together as one whole. This will be an innovative model in reformulating the role of a grocery to become both a central hub of wellness services and of […]