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 intergrated 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

ERI Africa Executive Director Professor Dramane Toure presented our West Africa climate change initiative at the COP 22 meeting. This 4 West African countries program includes renewable energy, tree planting, urban gardens, energy-efficient cooking tools and other carbon reduction projects.  We have started our first project with developing a green city program for Cocody (suburb of Abidjan) Cote d'Ivoire. Our USA and Europe representatives attended an official visit in May 2017 and signed the partnership agreement and contract.

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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
Ecovillages
A high quality, low impact way of living that leds to the lowest per capita footprints in the industrialized world.
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We have on-going projects through out the year as well as specialized projects all over the world.
Advocacy
Earth Rights advocates policy implementation and movement building through educational initiatives, lobbying and outreach activities

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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.

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Alanna Hartzok is Co-Director of Earth Rights Institute and author of The Earth Belongs to Everyone, recipient of the Radical Middle Book Award. In 2011 she received the International Earth Day Award from the Earth Society Foundation. She is International Liaison for the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation; United Nations NGO Delegate for the International Union for Land Value Taxation; and a psycho-spiritual counselor and psychotherapist in private practice. In both 2014 and 2001 she was a candidate for US Congress for Pennsylvania’s Ninth District. She initiated tax reform legislation that was signed into law by Governor Thomas Ridge in 1998.  She has given lectures and seminars in 30 countries.

 

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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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