The Mission of 7th Generations Advisors is to empower individuals and organizations to create and adopt solutions that protect our environment and fight climate change, based on the ancient First Nations philosophy that the decisions we make today should result in a sustainable world seven generations into the future.
We recognize the link between climate, conservation and the health and well-being of all living things and we strive to initiate, support and implement projects that support this interconnection. We have cultivated deep partnerships in diverse issue areas that enables us to work at this intersection.
To carry out our mission, we:
- Provide expertise and guidance to decision-makers in government, business, non-profit, academia, and other stakeholders (based on our team’s deep expertise in each of these sectors) on environmental policies that address the urgent need to take action. This work spans from sharing knowledge to designing and implementing new projects.
- Partner with non-profit organizations and other key stakeholders on campaigns and initiatives that utilize bold tactics, including creative communications, litigation, value added project management, fundraising and investor education/outreach (based on our experience with environmental litigation and celebrity empowerment/engagement, among other relevant skills).
- Advise companies on sustainability and related issues
- Educate the public through research, speeches, op-eds, books, and blogs (including numerous widely published books and op-ed contributions through social media and news outlets).
Though our three programmatic pillars we aim to support and contribute to the following goals:
- Goal: Contribute to significant rapid reductions of GHG emissions. This includes:
- Replacing dirty diesel with clean renewables in remote communities throughout the world through our Clean Energy Access Fund;
- Assisting governments in deploying low carbon technologies at scale through R20 Project Sourcing; and
- Securing a global price on carbon by linking the world’s biggest markets through our “Putting a Price on Carbon” program
Thriving Lands, Waters and Wildlife:
- Goal: Protect landscapes and waterways that are essential to climate adaptation, species protection, and global sustainability. This includes:
- Supporting our partners in strategic citizen action and advocacy through our Environmental Law Enforcement program;
- Supporting efforts to protect and restore critical landscapes;
- Gathering and sharing information on protecting our waters through our Multi-Benefit Stormwater Management Database.
- Goal: Expand Environmental education to all 6.2 million students in California and expand that model to other states and nations.
- Goal: Fight against environmental racism and injustice through support of our partners on the front lines of environmental justice.
- Goal: Empower individuals to take personal action in reducing their impact on the environment. This includes:
- Personal Climate Action Center, providing the tools and resources to take individual action;
- Clean Energy Access Fund, identifying and prioritizing projects that are in underserved communities and viewing potential projects through a racial equity lens;
- Environmental Law Enforcement program, prioritizing and supporting lawsuits against polluters who exploit vulnerable communities;
- Multi-Benefit Stormwater project, enabling policymakers to prevent pollution and conserve water (and enable community members to advocate for those measures);
- Special projects, such as Chimps in Need, enabling individuals to make a difference in protecting wildlife; and
“In every deliberation, we must consider the impact on the seventh generation… even if it requires having skin as thick as the bark of a pine”— The Constitution of the Iroquois Nations: The Great Binding Law