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30 January 2001


Earth Rights Institute incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

30 January 2002

Annie Goeke Participation

2002-2004, Annie Goeke participated in the United Nations World Summit in Johannesburg, World Social Forum 2003 in Porto Alegre, UN CSD11 and 12 in NYC, and WTO in Cancun

30 January 2004

Donation Program

2004 - Humanitarian Aid to Nigeria and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Donation program of books and computers

Under the direction of Francis Udisi, ERI Program Coordinator Nigeria/USA, Gordon Abiama, ERI Program Coordinator Nigeria and Fr. Jean Claude Atusameso, ERI Program Coordinator Democratic Republic of Congo/USA, Earth Rights Institute has organized the shipment of 10 ocean containers of humanitarian donations to Nigeria and the Congo (DRC).

30 January 2005

Donation of Medical books

July 2005 donations: Medical Textbooks, videos and journals from Drew University Library;
   Donation of wheelchairs, crutches, hospital beds from Wheels for Humanity, Los Angeles

30 January 2005

First Ecovillage Living Lab

August 2005

1st EcoVillage Living and Learning Center in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Jatukik Providence EcoVillage Living and Learning Center in Kibeti

30 January 2005

Global Eco Expo in China

2005 - China Global Eco Expo & Green Forum on Ecological Protection & Green Industry

30 January 2009

UCLA Study Abroad in Senegal

2009 - Senegal - UCLA meets with ecovillage leaders, academics, goverment officials, students/interns, and others

30 January 2010

UCLA Students Complete Study Abroad Program

2010 - 19 students completed a program collaborated with UCLA in their Senegal Summer Travel Study Program, which was conducted by the Earth Rights EcoVillage Institute (EREV) in Yoff, Senegal.

30 January 2011

10 week Program on Ecovillage concepts

2011 former ERI Interns, Anne Flaherty and Antoinette Brou, a part of the USIE program created a ten-week program and curriculum working alongside ERI to provide other students with an introduction to Ecovillage concepts.

More to come!

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Earth Rights Institute funds many of its programs through external grants. We recognize that an important aspect of enduring social and environmental change on a global scale is collaborating at local and international levels by securing partnerships with governments, groups, organizations and skilled individuals who share common goals and vision of global social and environmental change.

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Living LabsEcovillagesProjectsAdvocacy
ERI's Living Labs, provide the opportunity for hands-on education in sustainable development. We create a space of exchange between villagers, students, researchers, professors and experts from around the world.  These ERI Living Labs offer a transformational academic and living environment to educate the individual’s knowledge on issues such as strong participatory democracy, economic and social justice, and environmental protection within the cultural context of the region.


The Earth Rights Institute proposes an integrated solution to community development that is intended to be socially, economically, and ecologically sustainable. This solution is based on the model of the “ecovillage”, a community where human activities are harmoniously integrated into the natural world, in a way that is supportive of healthy, human development, and can be successfully continued indefinitely into our future. It relies upon the integration of ‘green’ infrastructural capital and traditional socio-cultural values to create a community that thrives on renewable energy sources and permaculture, local purchasing to support the village economy, local food production and distribution between neighboring villages, and community led education initiatives. In accordance with local normative social and value interests, an eco-village develops consensus decision-making for governance through an active choice to respect diversity.

We work on several types of projects from Climate Change to Food Security to Health and Wellnes and more.  These projects are world wide and through these projects we strive to make this planet a greener world.

ERI participates in and organizes awareness and advocacy campaigns that promote a healthy and sustainable world for all its inhabitants. ERI advocates a fair market economy, and is concerned in large part with land rights and land value capture/taxation policies that promote easy access to land and ownership, fundamental elements of sustainable development policies.  We also work on human rights issues with our partners from around the world demanding social justice and reparations for victims.

To learn more about Land Rights issues and how you can make a difference sign up for the Earth Rights Institute Land Rights online program


About Earth Rights Institute

The Earth is the birthright of all people

Earth Rights Institute (ERI) is designed to be an equilateral knowledge platform, where local people collaborate with academics and development professionals, both local and foreign, by exchanging skills, experiences, and knowledge to solve crucial development issues such as widespread poverty, land right disputes and environmental degradation.

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