W. Alton Jones Foundation

Sustainable World Program

1995 Grants to Promote the Economic Value of Biodiversity

Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia * Feb 1995 - $150,000
Philadelphia, PA
To develop Woods of the World, an interactive, multi-media computer database of wood species for designers and woodworkers that will facilitate the use of lesser-known species.

Communications Consortium Media Center * Nov 1995 - $150,000
Washington, DC
To conduct public opinion research and disseminate information on biological diversity, ecosystem protection and other environmental topics.

Consultative Group on Biological Diversity * May 1995 - $100,000 over 2 years
San Francisco, CA
To advance public understanding of the contribution that biological diversity makes to human prosperity.

Earth Force * Feb 1995 - $135,000
Arlington, VA
For a series of regional and national "town meetings" to allow young people to express their views about environmental issues.

Island Press * Feb 1995 - $100,000
A Division of the Center for Resource Economics
Washington, DC
To advance public understanding that human prosperity is dependent on crucial services provided by healthy, natural ecosystems.

National Religious Partnership for the Environment * Feb 1995 - $150,000
New York, NY
To encourage the involvement of four major American faith groups in environmental activities.

Organization for Tropical Studies * Nov 1995 - $60,000 over 2 years
Durham, NC
For travel to Costa Rica by U.S. decision-makers and corporate leaders to demonstrate the impact of public policy and development decisions on natural resources.

Sierra Club Foundation * Nov 1995 - $175,000
San Francisco, CA
For public and policymaker education about the presence of dangerous contaminants in drinking water and measures to improve drinking water safety.

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