September 19, 2017

Philanthropy

Support work and philanthropy


  • Consultant to Atlanta 2000 citizens group looking at the future of their city. (1973–77), about which a special edition of The Ecologist was published
  • 4 months with the Gandhi Peace Foundation in New Delhi, comparing the Gandhian (Sarvodaya) movement with the Ecology movement in Europe (1974), about which a special edition of The Ecologist was published
  • 3 months at Environment Canada’s Advanced Concepts Centre in Ottawa writing a report on the future of Canada which was later published as a special issue of The Ecologist (1975)
  • Co-organizer of a conference in Atlanta, Georgia (at the Georgia Technical Institute) on the Future of America, editing special issue of The Ecologist on the subject for the participants (1977)
  • Established and funded the “Commission for the Study of the Economics of Nuclear Electricity” (CSENE) under the chairmanship of Sir Kelvin Spenser, who was once chief scientist at what was then the Ministry of Power (1982)
  • Through the Goldsmith Foundation, and in association with BBC-TV, provided funding for Alan Ereira’s celebrated documentary about the Kogi of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Columbia “From the Heart of the World: The Elder Bothers’ Warning”. (1990)
  • With funding from the Goldsmith Foundation, helped found an alliance between small farmers, organic growers, environmental groups, animal welfare groups and consumer groups in the UK (SAFE Alliance) in France (Alliance Paysans, Consommateurs, Ecologistes). There are now similar alliances in most West European countries. (1992)
  • Provided research for Enemies of the State, by Gary Murray, 1993
  • With funding from the Goldsmith Foundation, supported numerous campaign groups, citizen organisations, and a variety of other groups campaigning for environmental protection, grassroots democracy and activism, alternative energy, traditional farming, corporate transparency and responsibility
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