Climate Action for Cocody - EcoCity West Africa

ERI is proud to announce our new partnership with Cocody, a district in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. Together, we are working on helping them achieve their goal to reduce 70% of its carbon emissions. A unique and integrated African design developing the first EcoCity in West Africa. Join us as we mobilize Africa with this city initiative we designed with the people of Cocody.

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Climate Change Initiative

Climate change affects us all, but for those living in already poverty-stricken communities, these effects are even more brutal. The most vulnerable are also, unfortunately, the hardest hit, and without proper resources, finances, and training, they have little hope of survival as the effects of climate change worsen with each passing year. Climate change initiatives in Africa are few and most of the African countries that submitted plans in Paris rely on partial or complete international funding. As climate finance has been slow, it is becoming increasingly more difficult to implement their plans. ERI is actively working on all levels to provide the support needed for our partners in Africa to achieve their goals to reduce carbon output. 

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Land Rights & Land Value Capture

Under the direction of ERI Co-founder/Executive Director Alanna Hartzok, she is currently director of a 34-member International Advisory Group which is developing a Land Value Tax/Capture Program in association with the United Nations Habitat Global Land Tool Network. An online course and certificate training program where individuals or groups can learn the basics of land value capture and land tools will be soon updated and offered to the public.

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Living Lab
A Living Lab is a local-global collaboration providing space to research and design innovative processes and solutions for community needs. It’s a highly participatory 'hands-on' and contextual environment for co-creation
A high quality, low impact way of living that leds to the lowest per capita footprints in the industrialized world.
We have on-going projects through out the year as well as specialized projects all over the world.
Earth Rights advocates policy implementation and movement building through educational initiatives, lobbying and outreach activities


Earth Rights Institute funds many of its programs through external grants. We recognize that an important aspect of enduring social and environmental change on a global scale is collaborating at local and international levels by securing partnerships with governments, groups, organizations and skilled individuals who share common goals and vision of global social and environmental change.

Our goal is to use our grant funds in resourceful ways to benefit each community we serve.



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Earths Rights Institute is constantly seeking interns and volunteers year round. We are grateful to all of our committed interns and volunteers who donate their valuable time and skills to make our programs successful. At Earth Rights Institute there is an abundance of opportunities for college-age students, recent graduates, or graduate students to gain experience working in the field of international development by practicing our unique approach.

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Our Co-Executive Director, Annie de la Bouillerie Goeke, is now an ambassador for the REDES - Network for Ecovillage Emergence and Development in the Sahel, Senegal. Earth Rights Institute considers this as one of the best models for development and education available to promote. It is a system that is an integral part of our mission and is what we believe is our main guideline as an organization addressing poverty, climate change and sustainability.

Janet’s Good News sends out a daily newsletter with all the news that is good from a left-wing perspective. We believe that good news includes the following types of activities:  Blowing the whistle on abuses of power Protesting and demonstrating against things that are harmful  Experimenting with positive alternatives for all the institutions  Protecting life on earth  Devoting resources to making peace instead of war  Increasing the amount of kindness and generosity in the world

Friday, May 19th, 9:00 am – Noon22 East 30th Street, New York, NY 10016(Located at The Open Center)Register for General Admission or Live StreamSacred Water, Profane Markets should be of particular interest and provide ground-breaking insights to any professional, NGO, or others with an interest in or responsibility for managing, funding, using or caring for substantial bodies of water for municipal, domestic,    commercial, agricultural, industrial, amenity, leisure or hydro power purposes.   SIGN UP NOW...

Ellen Brown talks with “The Earth Belongs to Everyone” author Alanna Hartzok about how our current method of taxation overlooks a more obvious and fair approach based on land and the Earth itself.   LISTEN NOW    


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The Earth is the birthright of all people

Earth Rights Institute (ERI) is designed to be an equilateral knowledge platform, where local people collaborate with academics and development professionals, both local and foreign, by exchanging skills, experiences, and knowledge to solve crucial development issues such as widespread poverty, land right disputes and environmental degradation.

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