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What is “SCALE”?

The near collapse of Wall Street in 2008 precipitated a global economic recession that put millions of people out of work and forced local and state agencies into widespread cutbacks. The economic decline also demonstrated just how vulnerable most communities have become. At the same time, mounting evidence of climate change surrounds us, from rapidly melting glaciers and Antarctic ice sheets, to prolonged droughts and other severe weather. And the problems aren't just in the atmosphere: over the past 100 years, the amount of productive land available per capita has shrunk dramatically, from 14 acres...

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We are a nonprofit organization (501c3) wanting to advance the practice, and spread awareness of the opportunity, of turning atmospheric carbon into soil organic matter.


Our principal project is the Soil Carbon Challenge, an international prize competition to see how fast land managers can turn atmospheric carbon into water-holding, fertility-enhancing soil organic matter. (Peter has been touring the continent in a converted school bus, doing baselines.)


We think the opportunity for increasing carbon and water in the soil is huge, and will help drive...

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Southern Mutual Help Association (SMHA) was founded in 1969 to be an Agent of Change in rural Louisiana.

Its mission is to build strong, healthy and prosperous rural communities, with emphasis on low-wealth families, w 80 omen, people of color, and on families and communities whose livelihoods are interdependent with the lands and waters.

SMHA and its leadership have been recognized regionally, nationally and internationally, receiving numerous...

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The SBA was founded to support and encourage sustainable production and use of the renewable fuel biodiesel. In 2006, founders, Kelly King, Daryl Hannah and Annie Nelson formed the 501(c)3 non profit to develop tools for biodiesel stakeholders to evaluate the fuel and create a certification system for sustainable biodiesel.

The primary mission of the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance is the completion of an independent sustainability certification system for U.S. Biodiesel Feedstock, Production, Distribution and end use fuel.


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The Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota supports the development and enhancement of sustainable farming systems through farmer-to-farmer networking, innovation, demonstration, and education


  • Promote sustainable farming systems through innovation and demonstration of profitable and environmentally sound farming methods that benefit rural families and communities.
  • Enhance and expand our information network among SFA members, SFA Chapters, and the public through on-farm learning experiences, online communications, seminars, research projects, and the media.
  • Mentor and encourage...
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We envision a thriving Northwest with strong communities, vibrant economies, and healthy and productive landscapes.

We are a non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon that bridges multiple stakeholders to solve natural resource management issues in rural communities. Founded in 1994, Sustainable Northwest is a pioneer in solving problems through collaboration and has grown into one of the most trusted organizations working at the intersection of the environment, economy, and community.

Sustainable Northwest brings people, ideas, and innovation together so that nature, local economies, and rural communities can thrive....