Grant Amount: $40000, on 10/5/12
ForestEthics leverages market-based power to transform corporate and consumer behavior in order to protect wild places, wildlife, and human well-being. Its current campaign to slow the expansion of Canada’s tar sands and halt the building of a pipeline through the Great Bear Rainforest has the potential to have a major impact on global greenhouse emissions. To accomplish its goals, ForestEthics leadership believes it is important to build a culture of mindfulness within the organization. Using meditation, coaching, retreats, and”inspired vacations,” ForestEthics has increased staff tenure and morale, made more efficient use of its resources, and experienced less conflict around difficult decisions. A 2012 grant will support documentation of the mindfulness program and assessment of its specific organizational and programmatic outcomes.