Stewards of the Land, Sea and Native Cultures
Earth Foundation is a nonprofit, national media specialist team. The Pacific Rim is of immediate, vital interest to us. We are currently focusing on Hawaii & the Pacific. We are working to preserve Hawaii’s native culture & natural resources. Earth Foundation (“EF”) researches the State of Hawaii’s & Maui’s Agriculture, Energy and Water; helps protect Maui’s and Hawaii’s beaches & land; works with the Native Hawaiians on Maui and statewide and with Hispanics on Oahu; and helps protect the international public health of Hawaii, U.S. West Coast, and the Pacific from nuclear waste.
In the Hawaii State Legislature, in Honolulu, EF’s representative has good relationships with top leaders in the State Senate and the State House of Representatives. On Maui, we have good relationships with top elected and appointed officials, the Mayor, and the Planning Director of Maui County Government and we work closely with Maui County Government where appropriate.
Earth Foundation has close ties with the United Nations, U.N. related organizations, the Hawaii State Legislature, and the University of Hawaii.
Earth Foundation’s main focus and expertise is to generate information through the media, EF’s website, and through flyers and posters, to give people information on facts and solutions, what to do, who to contact and how to contact them. Our efforts are geared to pulling in the numbers, supporting people to show up and be heard.
In October 2010, Earth Foundation sent its seven person, international film crew to the United Nations Biodiversity Conference in Nagoya, Japan. To our surprise, the Earth Foundation/Hawaiian Television film and television news crew was the only such media team present the first week of the conference, with 193 nations attending. It was the largest Biodiversity conference ever held in the world. 10,000 people a day attended the several weeks of the conference. The experience was energizing, uplifting, and humbling for us all.
In May 2010, Earth Foundation spent a week in New York and several days in Montreal, Canada strengthening our relationships with the various U.N. divisions and agencies we deal with.
In August 1997, while Earth Foundation was preparing its nonprofit incorporation papers for filing and its initial “Public 501(c)(3) charitable organization” application to submit to the I.R.S. for consideration, Earth Foundation proceeded with the building of vitally important business relationships. EF’s President had successful, solid meetings during four days in New York with the United Nations (U.N.) and a day in Washington, D.C. with the U.N. Global Environment Facility (“GEF”) to establish substantial working relationships with these organizations. A retired U.N. Assistant Secretary General and Executive Deputy Director of UNEP is on the Board of Directors of Earth Foundation. He was very kind to line up and make the appointments for EF’s President to meet with all these people.
Earth Foundation is fortunate that, if needed, our board member could help get us in contact with whoever is needed in the U.N.
Since 1997 EF’s representative has been dealing with the U.N. He is in contact and talks and emails to 15 to 20 people who can get things done fast who work for the seven U.N. agencies listed below:
- U.N. Environmental Programme (UNEP)
- U.N. Development Programme (UNDP)
- U.N. Equator Initiative (part of UNDP)
- U.N. Television News
- U.N. Secretariat of Biological Diversity (part of UNEP)
- Tropical Disease Research (TDR), of WHO (U.N.’s World Health Organization)
- U.N. Global Environmental Facility (GEF)