A Business Model For Giving
Your purchase enables me to put my art to work for the causes that I believe in. With every artwork sold, I give a portion of the proceeds to one of the organizations listed below.
Areas of Contribution
The non-profit organizations that I have selected have distinguished themselves as leaders and innovators in several sectors. These sectors are critical to achieving a sustainable human existence, as they serve to reduce fertility rates (children’s education), promote sustainable farming practices, protect sustainable indigenous lifestyles, and promote healthy ecosystems (wildlife conservation).
Overpopulation is the biggest challenge in developing a sustainable future. Research has shown that one of the most effective ways to slow population growth is to provide girls and boys with adequate education. Countries with higher enrollment rates tend to have far lower fertility rates.
Sustainable agriculture is critical for ensuring food resources for current and future generations. Sustainable agriculture means developing and maintaining healthy soils, managing water conscientiously, minimizing air and water pollution, and promoting biodiversity.
Indigenous groups can serve as role models for a sustainable future. In many cases, indigenous peoples have existed sustainable for millennia. Indigenous lifestyles cannot be viewed as “outdated” in a world suffering from the shortsightedness and complexities of modernization.
Many scientists believe that we are currently undergoing the sixth mass extinction. Human are believed to be the cause. Our planet’s invaluable ecosystem services function only when the biotic and abiotic components within them are preserved.
Room To Read
Room to Read promotes systemic transformation within schools in low-income countries. The organization focuses on early primary school for literacy acquisition, and secondary school for girls’ education.
Groundswell International Inc.
Groundswell International promotes family farmers in Africa, the Americas and Asia to cultivate, grow and spread environmentally sound farming practices.
Survival International (SI) was founded in 1969 to “help tribal peoples defend their lives, protect their lands and determine their own futures.”
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) was founded in 1977 by Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick D.B.E. The organization has established itself as the most “successful orphan-elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world.”