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.
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