Hayley Soderlund's Fundraiser:
The Macko Wedding Wedding Registry - Bad Rap and Center for Ecoliteracy
EVENT DATE: Aug 06, 2016
Hello Friends and Family,
Thank you for navigating to our fundraising / wedding registry page. Please help us donate to the following two charities that resonate with Matt and Hayley: Bad Rap and Center for Ecoliteracy. Please refererence below for brief descriptions. We appreciate your support!
"BADRAP's Mission: Securing the future of the American Pit Bull Terrier as a cherished family companion.
BADRAP was formed in 1999 to tackle the difficult issues that had been bringing early death and suffering to San Francisco bay area pit bull type dogs. We soon developed into a nationally recognized resource for both dog owners and shelters, offering desirable pets for adopters, training classes for dog owners and presentations and professional consultations to animal welfare leaders around the country.
Ranked nationally as the top high-impact nonprofit working on a local/state level for 'Local Animal Welfare, Rights, & Protection' by 170 experts for Philanthropedia at GuideStar."
"WHAT WE DO
The Center for Ecoliteracy promotes ecological education.
We recognize that students need to experience and understand how nature sustains life and how to live accordingly. We encourage schools to teach and model sustainable practices.
The Center leads systems change initiatives, publishes original books and resources, facilitates conferences and professional development, and provides strategic consulting. We work at multiple levels of scale, with local, regional, state, and national programs.
One initiative, California Food for California Kids® supports systems change by improving children's health, education, and the state's economy while teaching students where food comes from and how it reaches the table.
The Center was founded in 1995 as a nonprofit dedicated to education for sustainable living by Fritjof Capra, author and systems thinker; Peter Buckley, business leader, farmer, and philanthropist; and executive director Zenobia Barlow, a pioneer in creating models of schooling for sustainability. It is located in the award-winning David Brower Center in Berkeley, California.
The Center supports leaders in cultivating conditions for social impact and sustainable systemic change. Major projects include California Thursdays®, our implementation strategy for healthy, freshly prepared school meals from California-grown food, advanced through our statewide network of school districts serving more than 250 million meals a year. Our Education for Sustainable Living seminars have attracted participants from five continents and 40 states."
*Text above in quotation marks borrowed from the Charity's websites