SHE Kindness Campaign (Sustainability, Health...)

Link to Our YouTube Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VVYMKQETew


Campaign Update: Matching Donation to Launch our SHE Kindness School Program

Your support will be matched through a generous $3,500 grant from the Leuthold Family Foundation. You can play a key role in our raising the remaining $5,200 so that we reach our next $10,000 goal through our SHE Kindness GoFundMe and launch our groundbreaking SHE Kindness School Program  that will reach students in 20 schools nationwide, 10 of which will be in under-served communities.

The School Program will inform, inspire and engage students, teachers, staff, administrators and parents to bring about sustainability, health, equity and kindness in their school, home and community. We seek to:

- Empower students to overcome “climate anxiety” and hopelessness to engage and take action for sustainability, health, equity and kindness
- Create a new generation of sustainability leaders by training and paying our dedicated college interns from across the country to present and facilitate SHE Kindness in grades 6-12, as well as guide SHE Kindness efforts in their own schools, hometowns and future workplaces

Who We Are


The Alliance for Sustainability (www.afors.org) was created nearly forty years ago by visionary leaders from around the world with a mission to co-create sustainability on a personal, organizational, and planetary level.


What is Sustainability?

We developed one of the first definitions of sustainability back in 1983:  ecologically sound, economically viable, socially just and humane, embodying our highest values in terms of how we treat people, animals and the planet. We have always seen sustainability from a holistic, integrative perspective that embodies all aspects of life and incorporates health, equity, kindness, culture, regeneration, and so much more.

Sustainability provides a clear yet ever evolving and inspiring North Star and vision of the world we’d like to create that is yet to be fully realized. We see sustainability as an umbrella term that incorporates a range of powerful, cutting-edge approaches, including regeneration, restoration, resilience, circular economy, Cradle to Cradle, UN Sustainable Development Goals, Permaculture, Biomimicry, Net Zero, organic, Natural Step and so many more. Consequently, we fully support these initiatives and seek to have them become widely adopted.


The Challenges We All Face

We now face a new world in the wake of a global pandemic, racial injustice, climate disasters and threats to democracy. These challenges raise a big question: Is it possible to bring about transformation and fundamental systems change to co-create a world of sustainability, health, equity and kindness?

A Powerful Solution

Our answer is YES! While the challenges we face can appear overwhelming, we feel they present tremendous new opportunities given the accompanying shift in public awareness and support for long-needed, fundamental systems change. We must begin by transforming ourselves and all institutions by confronting racism, sexism and all other isms while collaborating on campaigns and policies that will bring the tipping points for fundamental systems change. To succeed will require diverse groups to work together to co-create innovative ways of thinking and acting. Fortunately, there is a growing community of leaders, nonprofits, social enterprises, and public bodies who have the expertise, wisdom and commitment to accomplish this.

While it is daunting, we are energized by the invitation to explore what is emergent and what is needed to be birthed to transform our world using our open-hearted center of deep listening, empathy and collaboration.  Building upon our nearly 40 years of our pioneering work to make sustainability mainstream and co-creating strong, successful alliances, we have spent a great deal of time strategizing and planning.

We have developed a bold, positive and impactful approach for co-creating a new world through a Campaign for Sustainability, Health, Equity and Kindness, which we refer to as our SHE Kindness Campaign. We believe it can transform our world and create an abundant, healthy, and equitable future of true sustainability.


SHE Kindness Campaign Goals

The Goal of the SHE Kindness Campaign is to support personal and institutional transformation, fundamental policy shifts and systems change. We will educate, engage and inspire more than one million diverse people and groups to action on everything from lifestyle and consumption to campaigns and policy changes. 

This Campaign will be powered by diverse young people and utilize the latest, cutting edge technologies and approaches, including inspiring, impactful and paradigm-shifting videos, social media engagement, blogs, podcasts, a dynamic, interactive website, a short book and other publications, presentations, workshops, trainings and collaboration with Alliance partners on targeted campaigns and public policies.


Our GoFundMe: Key Deliverables of Phase One of Our SHE Kindness Campaign

Our GoFundMe campaign will provide the base for Phase One of our SHE Kindness Campaign, which is essential to provide the foundation for the rest of the SHE Kindness Campaign. It has four components:


1. Business Presentations

We’ll take our powerful and impactful presentations on sustainability, health, equity and kindness to 20 businesses and corporations of all sizes, including Fortune 500 corporations such as Apple and Target, who we have begun working with. This will engage employees in our efforts, have them commit to at least one sustainability action and begin the process of building business support and shifting corporate practices and culture. 


2.  School Presentations

We’ll make presentations to 20 diverse schools, including at least 10 that are in under-served communities. This will energize young people, have them commit to at least one sustainability action and engage them and their schools to actively participate in the Campaign and start co-creating Students for Sustainability. 


3.  Public Policies and Campaigns

We’ll work with our allied partners to successfully support 10 public policies and high-impact campaigns targeting key tipping points for sustainability, health, equity and kindness. These policies and campaigns will create a vibrant green economy, infrastructure and jobs while addressing climate change, discrimination, LGBTQ, women’s and minority rights, access to decent housing, healthcare and education, gun violence, humane treatment of animals, voting rights, campaign finance reform and protections to our democracy.


4.  Declaration of Co-Creation and Interdependence

We’ll build broad support from more than 1,000 people and institutions for our recently-released Declaration of Co-Creation and Interdependence, a bold and inspiring call to action. 


Our Campaign Goals

We can accomplish all four of these major impacts over the next year if we reach our minimum goal of raising $10,000 in our GoFundMe Campaign. All of the funds will be used to cover the costs for the SHE Kindness Campaign staff and interns who will lead the effort.


However, our larger goal is to raise more than $25,000 so we can provide more presentations, engage additional people, pass more policies and create the essential infrastructure needed to grow the Campaign for the next phases, including videos, social media, adequate staff and organizational support. 


We Need Your Help to Accomplish This

We hope you will want to learn more and make a difference by contributing to our GoFundMe Campaign. And check out the great gifts you can get below.

Together we can co-create a new world of sustainability, health, equity and kindness. Please join us in making this vision a reality. 

We Can Do This! Our History of Big Accomplishments

Although the Alliance is a small non-profit, we’ve always partnered with a wide range of other groups to achieve big things. Our first act was to pass legislation establishing the toughest organic standards in the US. 

In the wake of the Exxon Valdez oil disaster in Alaska, we partnered with leading environmental groups, socially responsible investors, religious institutions, organized labor and, the pension funds for the City of New York and the State of California to create the CERES Principles, the first ever corporate environmental responsibility agreement. They were signed by numerous major corporations who changed their practices. 

We then worked with more than 100 NGOs to get all 179 countries attending the UN Earth Summit in Rio to adopt sustainable agriculture as a goal.  

Our Team

Terry Gips, Alliance Co-Founder and President – Terry has worked on sustainability in the public, private and nonprofit sectors for more than 40 years as a sustainability consultant, agricultural economist, founder of a health and sustainability start-up, Natural Step Framework Instructor, speaker and author of Breaking the Pesticide Habit and The Humane Consumer and Producer Guide.

In the past, he served as White House assistant, aide to US Reps. Abner Mikva and John Krebs, Aveda Director of Ecological Affairs and Sustainability, Cargill economist and grain merchant, Wall Street brokerage assistant with Neuberger Berman, Adjunct faculty with the Minneapolis College of Art & Design’s Sustainable Design Program, and co-founder of the Sacramento Community Garden Program. He graduated from Claremont McKenna College and completed his M.S. in Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of California, Davis and a Masters in Public and Private Management from the Yale School of Organization and Management.

Lydia Sulik is the Alliance's Communications and Administrative Coordinator, who serves as the Alliance’s head of Social Media, Communications and Marketing. She is a 2020 Macalester College graduate who majored in environmental studies. She worked in Macalester’s Sustainability Office and the MN Pollution Control Agency Eco Experience.

Additionally, each semester the Alliance has at least 5 interns working on communications, outreach, development, and our SHE Kindness Campaign. 



Gifts for Backers of the Campaign

$10 Donated
Attractive, frameable, printable e-version of the Alliance Definition of Sustainability and Declaration of Co-Creation and Interdependence

$25 Donated
One E-copy of Alliance Board member and Inclusivi-tee CEO Dr. Lori Myren-Manbeck’s new book, You Can Save The World: In fact, You're the Only One Who Can. It provides practical, simple tips for living a more sustainable life no matter where you are on your sustainability journey https://inclusivi-tee.com/pages/you-can-save-the-world  

Attractive, frameable, printable e-version of the Alliance Definition of Sustainability and Declaration of Co-Creation and Interdependence

$50 Donated
15% One-time Discount on Cora Balls that capture 26% of non-biodegradable clothing microfibers per wash load. If 10% of US households use a Cora Ball, it could keep the plastic equivalent of more than 30 million water bottles from washing into our public waterways yearly https://coraball.com/

Attractive, frameable, printable e-version of the Alliance Definition of Sustainability and Declaration of Co-Creation and Interdependence

$75 Donated
Planting and Care of 5 trees by One Tree Planted in your choice of North or Latin America, Asia or Africa https://onetreeplanted.org/  

Attractive, frameable, printable e-version of the Alliance Definition of Sustainability and Declaration of Co-Creation and Interdependence

$100 Donated
E-copies of You Can Save The World for Every Student in One Class of an Under-Served School Plus One for You https://inclusivi-tee.com/pages/you-can-save-the-world  

Attractive, frameable, printable e-version of the Alliance Definition of Sustainability and Declaration of Co-Creation and Interdependence

$200 Donated
Your Photo Incorporated into Time Magazine “Sustainability Leader of the Year” Digital Image

Attractive, frameable, printable e-version of the Alliance Definition of Sustainability and Declaration of Co-Creation and Interdependence

$250 Donated
An E-copy of You Can Save The World for Every Student and Teacher in an Under-Served School plus You and One Printed Copy for the School Library https://inclusivi-tee.com/pages/you-can-save-the-world

Attractive, frameable, printable e-version of the Alliance Definition of Sustainability and Declaration of Co-Creation and Interdependence

$500 Donated
Invitation to Participate as a Guest or Co-Host of Inclusivi-TALKS Sustainability: A Podcast About Creativity, Health, Equity, and Kindness, plus promotion of your business or organization as a sponsor of that show. Recipient will be part of an inspiring conversation about personal creativity and strategies for creating a world where everyone thrives.  Previous guests have included musicians, National Geographic Explorers, scientists, and artists.

Attractive, frameable, printable e-version of the Alliance Definition of Sustainability and Declaration of Co-Creation and Interdependence

$750 Donated
Personal Half-Hour Consultation on Sustainability with Alliance President, Co-Founder and Author Terry Gips or Alliance Board member and You Can Save the World author Lori Myren-Manbeck.

Attractive, frameable, printable e-version of the Alliance Definition of Sustainability and Declaration of Co-Creation and Interdependence

$1,000 Donated
Virtual Talk or Keynote Address on Sustainability, Health, Equity and Kindness by Alliance President, Sustainability Consultant and author Terry Gips, author Lori Myren-Manbeck, Transformational Consultant Myron Lowe or Toya Lopez with Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate.

Attractive, frameable, printable e-version of the Alliance Definition of Sustainability and Declaration of Co-Creation and Interdependence

$2,500 Donated
Virtual Presentation by Diverse Panel of Sustainability Leaders on Sustainability, Health, Equity and Kindness for your business, organization, school or community.

Attractive, frameable, printable e-version of the Alliance Definition of Sustainability and Declaration of Co-Creation and Interdependence

$5,000 Donated
Virtual Workshop or Training on Sustainability for your Individual Work, Business, Organization, or Community with approximate 3-hour length and topics tailored to meet your needs.

Attractive, frameable, printable e-version of the Alliance Definition of Sustainability and Declaration of Co-Creation and Interdependence


SHE Kindness Campaign Next Phases

The next phases of the Campaign will consist of:

1.       Presentations, Workshops, Trainings, and Coaching on SHE Kindness - We’ll take our powerful and impactful presentations (virtual or in-person) to businesses and corporations of all sizes, schools, congregations, and government institutions. We’ll promote Dr. Lori Myren-Manbeck’s new book, You Can Save the World and the month-long Sustainability Challenges developed by Inclusivi-tee. We will engage participants in our efforts, have them each commit to at least one sustainability action, build support and begin to shift institutional practices.

2.       Policy Advocacy and Impactful Campaigns – We will partner with groups like the American Sustainable Business Council, Green America, Black Lives Matter, CERES, faith organizations and others advocating for priority initiatives supporting SHE Kindness at the national, state and local levels. These will include alerts, calls, sign-on letters, on-line petitions, webinars and meetings. These policies and campaigns will create a vibrant green economy, infrastructure and jobs while addressing climate change, discrimination, LGBTQ, women’s and minority rights, access to decent housing, healthcare and education, gun violence, humane treatment of animals, voting rights, campaign finance reform and protections to our democracy.

3.       Declaration of Co-Creation and Interdependence - We’ll build broad support from more than 1,000 people and institutions for our recently-released Declaration of Co-Creation and Interdependence, a bold and inspiring call to action. 

4.       Video(s) on SHE Kindness – 1-3 paradigm-shifting, professional videos would be produced on various aspects of SHE Kindness to drive people to our new website.

5.       Social Media Campaign – Use Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and other platforms to also drive people to the website.

6.       Blogging – Work with ShiftCon and its 5,000-plus green lifestyle bloggers that reach more than 17 million people to develop messaging and encouragement to get involved in SHE Kindness.

7.       Hollywood, Music Industry, Sports and Media Celebrities Engagement – We will build on our relationship with Effect Partners and others to develop relationships with Hollywood and music industry celebrities, as well as well-known sports and media celebrities to participate in the campaign.

8.       Relationships and Sponsorships from Progressive Corporations – We will seek partnerships with a wide range of progressive companies to engage their employees, provide volunteer opportunities and obtain financial support. 

9.       Dynamic New SHE Kindness Website – The website will feature the latest SHE Kindness news, inspiring stories on various S/Heroes and organizations embodying SHE Kindness, Board and user up-loaded videos on what SHE Kindness means, SHE Kindness Daily Health Tips, Inspiration, Humor, Art, Music, Dance and Videos, Young People’s Platform with Common Sense Media, engagement opportunities on featured policy issues and advocacy campaigns, SHE Kindness lifestyle articles and blogs, information about our Alliance partners and ways to volunteer and be engaged in their efforts, information about sponsors and donors, gamification to encourage more action (with prizes from our sponsors and/or a reward system from Venn or Scryp), SHE Kindness products and services, and opportunities to contribute.

10.   Promotion of New Book by Dr. Lori Myren-Manbeck, You Can Save The World: In fact, You're the Only One Who Can - It provides practical, simple tips for living a more sustainable life no matter people are on their sustainability journey.

11.   School Curriculum and Training for Teachers - Dr. Lori Myren-Manbeck, author of You Can Save the World and her sister Bobbi Boggs, curriculum development specialist and education consultant, will develop a school curriculum and training for teachers to accompany her book, You Can Save the World.

12.   New Short Book about SHE Kindness – Terry Gips will work with the new Executive Director on a short, engaging, informative and inspiring book about SHE Kindness that will share about the Natural Step Framework, Max-Neef’s Fundamental Needs Analysis and other aspects of SHE Kindness.

13.   Book Tour, Interviews and Public Speaking about SHE Kindness – These will be used to raise public awareness, drive people to the website, encourage membership and bring in revenue from speaking and book sales.

14.   SHE Kindness Blog – We will feature various leaders speaking about SHE Kindness.

15.   Students for Sustainability – We’ll help organizations groups of college, high school and grade school students to be a powerful voice for sustainability and work within their institutions and communities to support projects, policies, curriculum and actions for sustainability, health, equity and kindness.  

16. Future GoFundMe Crowd-Funding Campaigns – We will develop future GoFundMe Campaigns for the next phases of the SHE Kindness Campaign.


Thank You for Helping Us Make a Difference!

Let's Make Our Dreams a Reality and Create a World of Sustainability, Health, Equity and Kindness!
  • Steve Shapiro 
    • $100 
    • 8 mos
  • Terry Mollner 
    • $100 
    • 9 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 11 mos
  • Martha Williams 
    • $50 
    • 11 mos
  • Brian PaStarr 
    • $60 
    • 12 mos
See all

Organizer

Terry Gips 
Organizer
Minneapolis, MN
Alliance For Sustainability (Alliance For Sustainability) 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.