Hi Ashley. We will be tackling hunger and environmental care through regional organizations working in those fields who are experts and equipped to address these problems; we will strengthen the efforts of those organizations by bringing more community followers to their cause and thus opening new sources of funding and volunteers through our Interfaith One Earth Initiative. So, for example, in the Bay Area, the organizations working in these areas include: for anti-poverty and hunger: Second Harvest Food Bank, St. Anthony Foundation, Glide Memorial United Methodist Church, People United for a Better Life in Oakland (PUEBLO); for environmental concerns: Sierra Club, Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice, Poder San Francisco. All of those organizations offer various ways to participate in their work, including financial support, volunteer activity, and speaking out on issues. Two or three of these organizations will be selected by our team of faith leaders and become part of our Interfaith One Earth planning process and focal point for most of the Calls to Action. Calls to Action will also include things that people can do as individuals, households, and congregations to alleviate hunger and care for the environment such as conserving water use, recycling, and preventing food waste by ensuring that people are served only the amount of food they can reasonably eat. These efforts will be replicated in all 5 regions in which Interfaith One Earth will operate, working with similar regional organizations. The specific outcomes of this project in hunger alleviation and environmental care will include the following: increased awareness of hunger and environmental care in 90% of the tens of thousands of congregants of participating religious communities, institutional linkages between participating religious communities and hunger and environmental care organizations that will continue beyond our project, a corps of several hundred people in each region prepared to be effective allies of organizations dealing with poverty and environmental justice, and several thousand individuals signing up as “fans,” “advocates,” and “heroes” (in our incentive program) to take up the causes of hunger alleviation and environmental care in the calls to action they implement at their home and workplace.
Thank you. We've updated the proposal to do just that by engaging our Sikh partners who will hopefully find this useful. We're starting with the three Abrahamic traditions but creating a Starter Kit that will scale this project to other communities that we think will adopt our ideas nationally and add new partners! Happy to share our Starter Kit of course. Stay in touch with us.
Your suggestions led to an improved proposal, so thank you! We did exactly what you've suggested in the new journey maps we attach. We focus one of them on one Beneficiary, who now also has an incentive plan to take on our calls to action. Our Executive Director found your suggestions to be of most value.