ERI'S Goals


Empower impoverished communities of the global south in managing and directing their own local development.

Bridge the divide between academic research in sustainable development and action in the field.

Build a culture of Peace by promoting cross-cultural collaboration and encouraging appreciation for cultural diversity.

Advance solutions to crucial global issues in global development and create awareness by supporting Solidarity across the globe

Earth Rights Institute is a social network

Who are we?

Incorporated in 2001 and recognized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization by the American Internal Revenue Service, Earth Rights Institute (ERI) takes an innovative approach to join education, advocacy and research in building ecologically, economically and culturally sustainable communities in some of the world’s poorest communities. Earth Rights Institute advocates a model of development that supports the re-localization of development expertise. We believe that in order to empower communities of the global south to manage and direct their own development, strategies and expert knowledge must be conceived locally. ERI is a United Nations NGO affiliate for ECOSOC, UN Habitat, UNCSD, and UN Finance and Development. 

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What's New - ERI IVORY COAST OFFICE

Ivory Coast and Liberia Sustainable Development Project
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West Africa Director

Dr. Dramane Toure NABLE

 

 We are in the process of finalizing the funds for each section of the proposal.  We hope by 2015 to start the implementation of all these amazing projects that are waiting to be immobilized. 

Dr. Toure has continued to forge ahead as we get closer to being funded for a wide variety of projects that will help bring peace and stability to the norther region of Ivory Coast and Liberia.


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PLEASE SIGN OUR PETITION! HELP US BRING BACK PEACE IN IVORY COAST

Stop military abuses in the Northern Region of Ivory Coast and bring back stability and peace to the population.

Our partners in the Ivory Coast running the Earth Rights Institute West Africa office need our help! In the northern region of Ivory Coast, the population is still suffering from military abuses and criminels. ERI's projects and infrastructures have been destroyed by military groups, even worst some ERI's workers has been killed.

SIGN HERE

This woman’s story reveals what innocent victims are having to endure 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 to death as they fired several shots near her and took everything she own out of her home.  

PLEAE SIGN OUR PETITION HERE

Earth Rights Institute Living Labs - NEW ONLINE COURSE LAUNCHERD

ARE YOU READY TO BECOME A CHANGE MAKER?
Finally our new ONLINE COURSE is AVAILABLE on UDEMY

Become a Leader in Sustainable Development



Learn how to use powerful tools and processes that prepare you to be an Innovative Change Maker.

This is an online public course for those who want to explore and eventually become pioneering leaders in the sustainable development movement. We clarify the objectives, purpose and goals of the sustainability movement for you to/so that you can prepare yourself to become a change maker. This course helps you to realize your potential to be a catalysts 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 NGO’s, we provide the tools and resources for an emerging generation of leaders to engage in sustainability and social justice at the grassroots level.

NEW SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TOUR IN GUATEMALA

ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL GUATEMALA AND LEARN ABOUT SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNITY BUILDING! 


GO! LEARN! LEAD!

-Enter the Guatemala and experience its breathtaking beauty!

-Engage with local and international leaders to design REAL solutions to REAL needs.

-Inspire others to balance social, economic, and environmental health

ON THIS TOUR YOU WILL:

-Work with local leaders to design innovative solutions for sustainable fair trade cooperatives through Holistic Action Planning for Innovation (HAPI)

-Collaborate with change makers such community activists, social entrepreneurs, local NGOs, educators and women’s organizations

-Learn about the global context through the lens of the “People’s Goals for Sustainable Development”

-Hone your leadership skills

-Spend 9 days immersed in rural Guatemalan culture, sharing the home of a local leader

More info on the Global Exchange website

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SMILE Project in Laos part of ERI Fiscal Sponsorship Program


The mission of the SMILE Project 
(Supporting Multitudes in Life & Education) is to provide FREE education, food, and healthcare to underprivileged students lacking funds and/or resources for quality education and nourishment.

The project is committed to sharing heartfelt knowledge so that educational gains not only activate the mind, they are also felt and understood in the depths of the heart and shared from there with one’s whole being, and indeed with the entire universe.

Founder/Director Michael 
2014 Summary Report
 With all the donations this year, I have been able to pay tuition to university for 10 students, and various extra-curricular studies fees for another 10 students to study finance, sciences, languages, and computers!  I now have a fund to cover dental appointments, eye care, and medical care (including one student who will be getting hearing aids through SMILE Project).  I also have a helmet fund to get motorbike safety helmets for students as the accident rates are skyrocketting here.  I moved the project to a new village in Luang Prabang where I have a classroom and am housing 8 students with me currently.  Over the summer I had 14 of them here.  We have begun our own garden on the property so that we can grow food organically for ourselves. 
TO DONATE FOR THEIR PROGRAM 

SWF INTERNATIONAL - SERVICING WILD FLOWERS

SWF INTERNATIONAL IS BACK!!!

TO HELP THE EBOLA VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES 

PLEASE HELP US TO CONTINUE OUR WORK
IN SIERRA LEONE
LET'S JOIN TOGETHER TO SUPPORT THE FAMILIES AFFECTED BY EBOLA
SWF International is a non governmental organization NGO working in Sierra Leone by empowering men, women and children through education, medical care, economic opportunities and the arts.
 

DONATE TODAY!!!

United African Congress - Ebola Relief Concert at the UN General Assembly

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 of Dr. Mohammed Nurhussein and President UAC Sidique Wai

Both co-founders and directors Annie Goeke and Alanna Hartzok were VIP members of the event.

Invited by Mr. President Sidique Wai and Dr. Mohammed Nurhussien and Gordon Tapper from GTAH 

 

MEET OUR PARTNER SEEDS FOR A FUTURE!

WE WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE YOU TO OUR PARTNER NGO "SEEDS FOR A FUTURE" 

SEEDS FOR A FUTURE (Semillas Para el Futuro) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is helping the Guatemalan town of Chocolá escape poverty by providing the knowledge and skills necessary to cultivate their land with high-value crops. But agricultural reform is just the beginning. Education is also a critical component. Semillas Para el Futuro provides a systemic approach to helping people help themselves. 

Visit their website: www.seedsforafuture.org

DISCOVER THEIR LATEST PROGRAM: 

"Healthy Kitchens and Cooking for Nutrition"

This project will bring qualified local educators to teach women in the community about the importance of clean kitchens and the essentials of pathogen avoidance when handling food.

The training will have a permanent impact on the lives of participants and their families because the information they receive is focused on knowledge and skills that can last a lifetime and be shared with their family, friends and neighbors.

FIND MORE INFORMATION HERENEW SEEDS FOR A FUTURE PROJECT ON GLOBAL GIVING

ERI Advocacy and Policies - Land Rights and Other Economic Initiatives

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

 
 
 

ERI NEEDS YOUR HELP FOR 2015


HELP US TO CONTINUE OUR IMPORTANT WORK!!!

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Earth Rights Institute, 1127 18th Street #4

SANTA MONICA, CA 90403

 



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ERI Publication

Publications - The Earth Belongs to Everyone

A compilation of articles and essays by ERI Co-Director Alanna Hartzok    has received the Radical Middle Book Award. This annual award is given to books that best exemplify a politics that  are grounded in practical reality, and at the same time are deeply creative and imaginative.

The 360 page book sets forth the vision and policy foundation for "Earth Rights Democracy" as an essential ethical basis necessary to secure other economic human rights and to create a world of peace and plenty for all.

"The Earth Belongs to Everyone" presents a large and hopeful worldview with profound possibilities for transformational action for peace, economic justice, and environmental restoration. 

The book alone is $25. 

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