W. Alton Jones Foundation

Sustainable World Program

1998 Grants to Create Economic Models that are Environmentally Sustainable

Energy Outreach Center
Olympia, WA $25,000
To host the nation's first conference for state leaders interested in using the tax code to promote a sustainable economy, with the Center for a Sustainable Economy.

Maine Center for Economic Policy
Augusta, ME $80,000
To formulate and distribute recommendations on the potential for Maine to undergo an environmental tax shift, in cooperation with Mainewatch Institute.

Mainewatch Institute
Hallowell, ME $80,000
To formulate and distribute recommendations on the potential for Maine to undergo an environmental tax shift, in cooperation with Maine Center for Economic Policy.

Minnesotans for an Energy Efficient Economy
St. Paul, MN $200,000
To advance public understanding in Minnesota about the benefits of an environmental tax shift through ongoing communications and research work.

Oregon Environmental Council
Portland, OR $35,000
To explore how the Oregon tax system can be harnessed to promote environmental objectives, including a reduction in use and emission of toxic chemicals, and more sustainable growth patterns and resource extraction.

Pacific Forest Trust
Boonville, CA $80,000
To promote stewardship forestry and financial incentives to meet landowner needs and public expectations on private forest lands in the Pacific Northwest.

Redefining Progress
San Francisco, CA $100,000
To gain public attention for and broaden the research base behind a revenue-neutral environmental tax shift.

Sierra Business Council
Truckee, CA $10,000
To publish the Sierra Nevada Wealth Index, documenting practical benefits of finding solutions to community problems that meet social, economic and environmental needs.

Sonoran Institute
Tucson, AZ $100,000
To promote community-based conservation that preserves ecological integrity while meeting the economic and social aspirations of landowners and communities.

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility
Burlington, VT $75,000
To explore how the Vermont tax system can be used to promote environmental objectives, including a transition to cleaner energy sources and more sustainable growth patterns, in cooperation with Vermont Natural Resources Council.

Vermont Natural Resources Council
Montpelier, VT $75,000
To cooperate in efforts examining the benefits of tax-shifting for Vermont's environment and economy.

Rev. 99.06.07
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