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Earth Rights Institute Director, Annie Goeke, was interviewed by Women's Radio about how individuals and communities can take part in and strengthen the sustainability movement on both a local and global level. Women's Radio is a media partner of the Los Angeles Green Festival.
Our Green Festival Los Angeles event this September 2016 was great! There was an inspiring line up of speakers including our presentation on Climate Change and Peace. A thank you for having Perrine Vaillant from the Human Rights Watch join our discussion.
Earth Rights Institute is a proud partner of the Green Festivals. And we want to thank our speakers, volunteers and friends for participating in this year's event.
We hope you will join us next year in 2017!
2015 - Some new exciting projects and resurgence of previous programs
Much of our time was spent reaching out, working on grants, discussing collaborations and sharing new insights about sustainability to the general public. Our 2015 highlights included participating at the UN General Assembly UAC Ebola Fundraiser, CGO 2015 Conference in Detroit, Green Festivals LA, COP 21 Paris Summit, and Claremont College Know Tomorrow event. Our ERI Living Lab Guatemala program awaits for the perfect partner while our Udemy online course Become a Leader in Sustainable Development has educated over 65 individuals from 11 countries. Our Executive Director for ERI West Africa, Dr. Dramane Touré, has worked tirelessly to bring international awareness of the atrocities that have existed in his country. Together we are urging the Ivory Coast government to fulfill their pledge for peace and support programs that address climate change for the entire West African region. We are happy to add to our new partnership with Madame Diaby, to eradicate poverty in her homeland the Comoros Islands.
We hope you take a little time to review our 2015 Annual Report to get an in-depth look at all of our projects and initiatives! Also, like us on Facebook for updates and stories about our latest projects!
Annie and Alanna, invited partners, at the UN General Assembly for the United African Congress event for Ending Ebola and Building for the Future. March 2, 2015.
Great blessings and peace!
Annie Goeke and Alanna Hartzok
DEMAND REPARATIONS TO HELP ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE IN WEST AFRICA
Our partners running the Earth Rights Institute West Africa office in the Ivory Coast need our help! In the northern region of Ivory Coast, the population is still suffering from military and criminal abuses. ERI's projects and infrastructures have been destroyed by military groups, and even worse, ERI workers have been killed.
Ivory Coast Petition
Please sign to help up raise awareness for the forgotten people of the Ivory Coast! Citizens have been murdered, raped, and systematically infected with disease. ERI's climate change campaign cannot start again until the government gives reparations to these citizens. They deserve this aid after suffering such horrible atrocities. Help us make the government of the Ivory Coast acknowledge these survivors!
Sign our petition here!!
Here is a link to the Sample Congress Letter.
ERI, West Africa office demands reparations on behalf of the people of the Ivory Coast. Between 2008 and 2010, Ivory Coast soldiers murdered humanitarian aid workers, occupied and looted ERI sites, tortured and raped women, and systematically contaminated humanitarian workers with HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. ERI, upon request of the Ivory Coast government, helped to build a “green wall” of trees over the last twenty years that helped to combat climate change in the region. So, when the government suddenly started pillaging the trees, ERI stood up against them. Murder, disease, and rape were the results.
This woman’s story reveals what innocent victims are enduring as the Ivory Coast military continues to abuse the local population in the northern region of the Ivory Coast.
She became blind from crying so much for her children who were openly murdered by the military. They also threatened her life as they fired several shots near her and took everything she owned from her home.
Here is ERI, West Africa's report on the human rights' abuses in Northern Ivory Coast. It was written by our ERI, West Africa Executive Director, Dr. Toure.
EARTH RIGHTS INSTITUTE LIVING LAB ONLINE COURSE
65 people from eleven countries have already heard the call!
YOU can be next!
This is an online public course for those who want to explore and eventually become pioneering leaders in the sustainable development movement. This course helps you to realize your potential to be a catalyst for change and to thrive in the complexities of the world we live in today. Learn how to define what is sustainable development, what policies and agendas are influencing sustainability worldwide, how to engage locally and globally in developing sustainable development, what ways communities/organizations/individuals achieve sustainability, and what methods and systems can be used to implement change. Through sharing our relationships with local NGOs, we provide the tools and resources for an emerging generation of leaders to engage in sustainability and social justice at the grassroots level.
March 2nd 2015
UN General Assembly Hall
Ending Ebola and Building for the Future event
Sponsored and organized by our partners
the United African Congress
Photo to left of Dr. Mohammed Nurhussein and President UAC Sidique Wai
Both ERI co-founders/directors Annie Goeke and Alanna Hartzok were VIP members of the event. Invited by Mr. President Sidique Wai, Dr. Mohammed Nurhussien and Gordon Tapper from GTAH.
EARTH RIGHTS Advocacy and Policies 2010 Land Rights and other economic initiatives
Co-Director, Alanna Hartzok- Annual Report
A primary mission of Earth Rights Institute s to promote policies and programs which further democratic rights to common heritage resources. Our Land Rights and Land Value Capture online course now has nearly 500 people enrolled from 76 countries. Modules include land rights and poverty, land prices and the law of rent, and the economics of war and peace. The course describes how the policy of land value capture or taxation is a key to new economics policy that addresses a number of issues including affordable housing for all, funding infrastructure, promoting land reform, and improving the environment, especially when combined with green taxes. Course graduates receive a certificate and are eligible to develop policy research and implementation projects in partnership with ERI.
Our pilot implementation project was launched in Pretoria, South Africa, and was coordinated by Tunde Dairo. Eighty people enrolled for the online course and participants conducted research, as well, a public forum was held. The project was funded through a grant from the International Union for Land Value Taxation (IU), and helped us build a clear direction for future projects.
In November we launched a project in Caracas, Venezuela, led by Dr. Quisia Gonzalez, a land and human rights professor at the Henry George School of Social Science. Our Caracas parnters, The Prout Research Institute was Quisia's host organization for the time she was there. Our funding partner organizations for this project are the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation and the IU. Before leaving for Caracas, Gonzalez and Alanna Hartzokwere interviewed on the Harold Channer Show, which now can be viewed YouTube
Click the link for more information or to enroll in the ERI LAND RIGHTS COURSE