World Solutions Tour Recipients
100% of Rob’s speaking honorariums for 2020 are being donated to indigenous and women led grassroots environmental organizations. He is grateful to be able to support these powerful human beings who are contributing to a better world for all.
Here are some of the amazing organizations, with more to come. We encourage you to learn about these organizations and support the ones that you feel called to.
“Promoting Alternative Housing, Education, Energy, and Food Sovereignty For Indigenous Families.”
Founded by Christinia Elea
Founded by Winona LaDuke
“Honor the Earth uses indigenous wisdom, music, art, and the media to raise awareness and support for Indigenous Environmental Issues. We leverage this awareness and support to develop financial and political capital for Indigenous struggles for land and life.”
“NAFSA is dedicated to restoring, supporting and developing Indigenous food systems through best practices and advocacy that place Indigenous peoples at the center of national, Tribal and local policies and natural resources management to ensure food security and health of all future generations.”
“North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems (NāTIFS), founded by James Beard award winners The Sioux Chef, is dedicated to addressing the economic and health crises affecting Native communities by re-establishing Native foodways. We imagine a new North American food system that generates wealth and improves health in Native communities through food-related enterprises.”
“IEN is an alliance of Indigenous peoples whose mission it is to protect the sacredness of Earth Mother from contamination and exploitation by strengthening, maintaining and respecting Indigenous teachings and natural laws.”
“Navdanya means “nine seeds” (symbolizing protection of biological and cultural diversity) and also the “new gift” (for seed as commons, based on the right to save and share seeds. In today’s context of biological and ecological destruction, seed savers are the true givers of seed. This gift or “dana” of Navadhanyas (nine seeds) is the ultimate gift – it is a gift of life, of heritage and continuity. Conserving seed is conserving biodiversity, conserving knowledge of the seed and its utilization, conserving culture, conserving sustainability. Navdanya is a network of seed keepers and organic producers spread across 22 states in India. Navdanya has helped set up 122 community seed banks across the country, trained over 900,000 farmers in seed sovereignty, food sovereignty and sustainable agriculture over the past two decades, and helped setup the largest direct marketing, fair trade organic network in the country. Navdanya is a women centered movement for the protection of biological and cultural diversity.”
Founded by Vandana Shiva
“The Community Compost Movement, founded by Changing Tides Foundation, is on a mission to make at-home composting a seamless part of the North Shore Lifestyle while helping regenerate our island’s soils and reduce our community’s carbon footprint!”
“Permaculture Women’s Guild is cultivating global abundance for a new generation, through interactive education, regenerative leadership, and social systems design. We’re here to build personal and professional connections between women who teach, practice, write about, and live on the permaculture path.”
Mission: “To provide a safe, nourishing, loving environment so our loved ones can reconnect, learn and heal one another with their medicines and gifts.”
Vision: “Founded by Becky and Dallas Chief Eagle, the center welcomes all beliefs, and all peoples, from ALL nations. With the sole intention to share, learn and teach skills to alleviate the burdens of pain ALL families carry. All Nations Gathering Center’s vision is to provide learning experiences that will help us develop the skills to understand, to transform, and manage these medicines throughout our lifetime. We are building a healthy and healing environment to revitalize our ancient teachings and pull up our moccasins to create a beautiful pathway that will last seven generations and beyond.”
“Get Out Stay Out / Vamos Afuera is a grassroots, Central Coast nonprofit, that invites Indigenous Migrant youth to run, play, and discover themselves in the natural environment. Through equitable and culturally sensitive, outdoor programming GOSO believes the natural environment provides the perfect tools needed for youth to build self-confidence, develop leadership skills, and build community. We are committed to increasing diversity and representation for people of color within the outdoor industry, and especially for kids and youth of indigenous backgrounds. We believe that outdoor recreation provides the tools to build self-confidence, develop leadership skills, and the opportunity to build community.”
“We are currently in the process of creating an outdoor gear library to provide equipment and education to all low-income families and individuals throughout Payahuunadü. We will also provide access to organizations traveling to Payahuunadü to recreate on our homelands.”
When Alicia Serratos was only 8 years old she became an activist on a mission to get GMO’s out of Girl Scouts cookies. She’s 13 now, still hard at work with her current project, 3 Sisters Seed Box. Her goal this year is to get seed libraries into 100 schools across the USA, using her ingenious “Seed Library in a box.” These seed libraries will make seeds accessible to many people who wouldn’t otherwise have them and teach people the practice of seed-saving and the importance of seed diversity. She’s on a mission to help kids and adults across the nation take back control of their food back from Big Ag and to create empowered, healthier and more sustainable communities.