W. Alton Jones Foundation
Sustainable World Program
1996 Grants to Balance Economic and Environmental Needs
- Center for Conservation Biology * Feb 1996 - $200,000 over 2 years
- To counter current environmental science backlash through policy research and through education of the public, scientists, environmentalists and the media.
- Clearinghouse on Environmental Advocacy and Research * May 1996 - $240,000 over 2 years
A project of the Tides Center
- For a national information clearinghouse to collect and disseminate information on environmental backlash.
- Environmental Information Center * Feb 1996 - $175,000
- To engage the media, the public and policymakers in the debate over environmental issues and policies.
- Ozone Action * Feb 1996 - $30,000
- To counter media misinformation which undermines the public debate on ozone depletion and climate change.
- Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility * Feb 1996 - $75,000
- To document and verify incidents of violence and harrassment against public employees of environmental agencies and pursue legal solutions.
- Great Lakes United * May 1996 - $15,000
- To serve as a resource center, clearinghouse, and training facility for local groups to counter environmental backlash in the Great Lakes region.
- Institute for Washington's Future * Feb 1996 - $40,000
- To demonstrate the positive relationship between conservation and economic opportunity, and to encourage religious leadership in promoting environmental protection.
- Message Works * Feb 1996 - $7,500
A project of Wahington Environmental Alliance for Voter Education
- To analyze the sucessful strategies used by a coalition of environmental, labor and community organizations to defeat an extreme "takings" initiative in Washington state.
- 1,000 Friends of Florida * May 1996 - $35,000
- To assess public understanding in Florida of the property rights movement and to promote sustainable growth management.
- People for Puget Sound* Feb 1996 - $40,000
- To document and publicize the economic benefits of an environmentally healthy Puget Sound.
- Progressive Leaders Project * Feb 1996 - $30,000
A Project of the Western States Center
- To provide information and encourage community involvement in county decision-making concerning natural resource management.
- Save the Dunes Council * May 1996 - $8,400
Michigan City, IN
- To educate the legal community and others about the implications of "takings," and to develop strategies to counter environmental backlash.
- South Carolina Coastal Conservation League * Feb 1996 - $40,000
- To reduce threats to environmental protection in South Carolina and to build support for land use planning and regulatory programs that protect the environment.
- Washington Environmental Alliance for Voter Education * Feb 1996 - $40,000
- To improve the public outreach strategies of grassroots groups in Washington state focused on environmental protection.
- Washington Environmental Council* Feb 1996 - $25,000
- To develop new strategies to promote environmental protection in Washington state.
- Western Colorado Congress * May 1996 - $40,000
- To develop a citizens' plan for management of the San Juan National Forest that both protects forest resouces and sustains the local economy.
- Western States Center * Feb 1996 - $40,000
- To counter environmental backlash and to monitor and expose violence against environmental activists in the western United States.
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