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Susan Burton - A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project - eTown

Susan Burton – A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project

anewwayoflife.org/ | Los Angeles, CA

A New Way of Life’s Founder and Director Susan Burton is herself a formerly incarcerated woman who understands the challenges people face leaving prison. After more than 20 years cycling in and out of the criminal justice system, unable to find work, housing or addiction-recovery treatment, Susan mercifully gained freedom and sobriety in 1997 and made it her life’s work to help other women walking in her shoes.

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Stephen Ritz - Green Bronx Machine - eTown

Stephen Ritz – Green Bronx Machine

greenbronxmachine.org/ | Bronx, NY

Stephen Ritz is a South Bronx educator / administrator who believes that students shouldn’t have to leave their community to live, learn, and earn in a better one. Moving generations of students into spheres of personal and academic successes which they had never imagined — while reclaiming and rebuilding the Bronx — Stephen’s extended student and community family have grown more than 40,000 pounds of vegetables in the Bronx while generating extraordinary academic performance.

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eChievement Award - Melaney Smith - Books For Keeps - eTown

Melaney Smith – Books For Keeps

booksforkeeps.org | Athens, GA

In 2009, Melaney Smith heard about a little girl who was not looking forward to summer. The reason? This second-grader loved to read, but had no books at home. Melaney asked around and learned that there were many children in the same situation. In asking the question, “Why doesn’t somebody do something about this?” she realized, “I am somebody. I can do something.”

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Aiding Those In Need
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  • Books for Africa
  • Bridging Inc.
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  • Common Care Network of Nichols
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  • Think Humanity
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  • Universal Giving
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  • Walden House
  • Warm Winters
  • Washington Works
  • We’re hEAR For You
  • Whitman Walker Clinic
  • Women’s Bean Project
  • Youth Action Int’l

Feeding the Hungry
  • $93 Club
  • Ashland Food Angels
  • Boulder Food Rescue
  • Brad’s Lunch Bunch
  • Conscious Alliance
  • David Levitt
  • Dysartsville Food Pantry
  • Empty Bowls
  • F.A.R.M. Café
  • Fans With Cans
  • Feed A Child Yancey
  • FeelGood
  • FoCo Cafe
  • Food Chain
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  • Food to Food Bank
  • Full Belly Project
  • Grant Family Farm
  • Heart of Illinois Harvest
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  • Joshua’s Heart Foundation
  • Just the Right Attitude
  • Kau Kau Wagon
  • Kent Senior Center
  • Kentucky Harvest/USA Harvest
  • Le Moyne Sandwich Makers
  • Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard
  • Move For Hunger
  • One Sandwich at a Time
  • Oregon Tuna Classic
  • Rock and Wrap It Up!
  • Salvation Farms
  • SAME Café
  • Sisters of the Road Café
  • Sunshine Pantry
  • The Food Project
  • The Generous Garden Project
  • The Love Kitchen
  • The Potato Project/Gleaning Network
  • The Stenson Family
  • Urban Bicycle Food Ministry
  • We Don’t Waste
  • Western Mass. Food Bank Farm
  • Wheels of Love
  • Whole in the Wall
  • Yoganics

Protecting the Planet
  • 350.org
  • Adopt-A-Stream
  • Alameda Computer Resource Center
  • Alliance for Int’l Reforestation
  • Amani Butterfly Project
  • American Bat Conservation Society
  • Anacostia Watershed Society
  • Anne Oatman-Gardner
  • Artula Institute
  • Aspen Skiing Company
  • Barbara Ingersoll
  • Bay Area Wilderness Training
  • Bear League
  • BioTransformations
  • Birds of Prey Rehab Foundation
  • Black Locust Initiative
  • Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Brother Wolf Animal Rescue
  • Canyon City HS Environmental Club
  • Carl Leopold
  • Carmel Valianti-Smith
  • Casey Golden
  • Center for Environmental Education
  • Chemical Weapons Working Group
  • Chopstix
  • Chris & Cindy Burger
  • Chris Foreman
  • Christian Miller
  • Clean Coast
  • Coloradans United for Bears
  • Columbia River Swim
  • Columbia River United
  • Cool School Challenge
  • CU Biodiesel
  • Daryl Hannah
  • Dave Fouts
  • David Beschen
  • David Swartz
  • DAWGS
  • Deja Shoe
  • Dekai Animal Sanctuary
  • Deleware Highlands Conservancy
  • Dogwood Alliance
  • Don’t Be Crude
  • Dr. Stephen Kress
  • Earth Day
  • Ecological Restoration
  • Ecover
  • Elwha Group
  • Environmental Investigation Agency
  • Environmental Learning For Kids
  • FairTrade USA
  • Focus the Nation
  • Foothills Conservancy of NC
  • FoundStuff Paperworks
  • Freecycle
  • Friends of Hudson
  • Friends of the Everglades
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  • Friends of Wild Sky
  • Geneseo Bus Program
  • Geo Environmental Tree Program
  • Girdwood Action Team
  • Goodkind Pen Company
  • Gov. Bill Ritter
  • Grassroots Animal Rescue
  • Grassroots Garbage Gang
  • Great Old Broads for Wilderness
  • GRID Alternatives
  • Gridcore
  • Headwaters Institute
  • Heather Bell
  • Hiawatha Purchase Committee
  • High Country News
  • Highlands Nature Sanctuary
  • Honl Tree Care
  • Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
  • Ideal Energy Home Program
  • Int’l Fund for Animal Welfare
  • Int’t Fund For Animal Welfare
  • Interface Inc.
  • Intervale Center
  • Jacksonville Woodlands Association
  • James Brooks
  • James D’Addario
  • Jane Goodall
  • Jim Balog
  • Jim Evanoff
  • John Beal
  • Jon Bowermaster
  • Kelly Ohlson
  • Ken Dawson
  • Kentucky Environmental Foundation
  • Kevin Howard
  • KP Products
  • Lake Champlain Land Trust
  • Larry Warnberg
  • Laura Beth Moore
  • Lents Springwater Habitat Restoration
  • Levi Strauss Company
  • Lisa Morzel Family
  • Living Lands & Waters
  • Maxine Johnston
  • Midwest Renewable Energy Association
  • Mona Newton & Allison Peters
  • National Mill Dog Rescue
  • National Recycling Coalition
  • Nature Wildlife Refuge
  • New Iberia Beautificaion Committee
  • New Vision Renewable Energy
  • Newman’s Own Organics
  • NextStep Recycling
  • North Carolina Coastal Land Trust
  • Oak Grove Elementary School
  • Paco Wenzel
  • Pauline Schneegas Wildlife Foundation
  • Planet Ink
  • Plates For People & the Planet
  • Project Green Fork
  • R Community Bikes
  • Recycling Program
  • Reis Southworth
  • Remnant Cove
  • ReSource
  • Resource Revival
  • Responsible Cruising in Alaska
  • Rich Messer
  • Riki Ott
  • Rob Messick
  • Robert Kennedy Jr.
  • Robin Young
  • Rocky Mountain Ark
  • Rocky Mtn. Wildlife Conservation CTR
  • Ruth Howard
  • Sally Gurley
  • Santa Barbara Marine Mammal Center
  • Sara Cameron
  • Sedgwick County Zoo
  • Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance
  • Stan Mavis
  • Steve Kelton
  • Stray Rescue of St. Louis
  • Sue Remer
  • Susan Grant
  • Sustainable Harvest Int’l
  • Terry Tempest Williams
  • The Bullitt Foundation
  • The Can Lady Project
  • The Elephant Sanctuary
  • The Marine Mammal Stranding Center
  • The Pelican Man’s Bird Sanctuary
  • The TECHE Project
  • The Turtle Hospital
  • The Wilderness Land Trust
  • Thorne Ecological Institute
  • Tobyhanna State Park
  • Tom Taber
  • Trash Dogs
  • TREX
  • Unique Mobility
  • United Anglers of Casa Grande
  • Upstate Forever
  • Washed Ashore
  • Wayne Hare
  • Wild at Heart
  • Wilderness Workshop
  • Woodworks Alliance for Rainforest Protection
  • Yellow Creek Concerned Citizens
  • YES Club

Social & Environmental Impact
  • 1% for the Planet
  • 20/20 Vision
  • 34 Million Friends
  • Alternative Transportation Department
  • American Forests
  • Barb Sullivan
  • Bearheart
  • Bicycle Repair
  • Big City Forest
  • Bob Weir
  • Boulder Food Rescue
  • BreakAway
  • Cedar Creek Learning Center
  • Citizens Conservation Corps of WV
  • Citizens For A Better Environment
  • Coffee Kids
  • Colleen Crosson
  • Community Bike Works
  • Crafts with Conviction
  • Cycle Oregon
  • Dallas Read
  • Dan & Pat Shepherd
  • Danny Seo
  • Dave Roberts
  • David Anderson
  • David Prowell
  • Dean Keller
  • Deer Creek Elementary
  • Donate Don’t Dump
  • Doug Thron
  • Eagle Eye Institute
  • Eleanor Stopps
  • Elise Boulding
  • Eugene Pearson (CU)
  • Fighting Whites
  • Finger Lakes ReUse
  • Flood Bucket
  • Food For Free
  • Food From the Hood
  • Free Geek
  • Friends of the Bow
  • Friendship Donations Network
  • Ft. Collins ReLeaf
  • Fulton Safe Drinking Water Committee
  • Gene Jones
  • Gibson Guitars
  • Give Something Back
  • GLAAD
  • Glenn Bannerman
  • Global Soap Project
  • Good News Garage
  • Green Guerillas
  • Greenbucks
  • Guacamole Fund
  • Gudy Gaskill
  • H. Victory
  • Hanna Anderson
  • Heidi & Jim Barrett
  • Hilda Lahti Elementary
  • Himalayan Stove Project
  • Hollie Shaner-McRae
  • Homeboy Industries
  • Hug It Forward
  • Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village
  • Idea Wild
  • Just Label It
  • KickStart Int’l
  • Kids FACE
  • Kids of Coral
  • Kieran Quinn
  • Kokopelli Notes
  • KOPE
  • Land & Water Fund of the Rockies
  • Lebanon Recycling Center
  • Linda Kantor
  • Longbranch Environmental Ed. Center
  • Lorraine Granado
  • Lovitz School
  • Luann Foty
  • Malcolm Brown
  • Marimed Foundation
  • Mary Spaulding
  • Maya Nut Institute
  • Mother Earth Farm
  • Move For Hunger
  • Music Maker Foundations
  • Nichole Connoly
  • Operation Hope
  • Pam & Tony Rice
  • Patagonia Inc.
  • Pattie Anne Corsentino
  • Patty Wallace & Ruth Colvin
  • Peace Jam
  • Pedals For Progress
  • Peter Brown
  • Play For Peace
  • Post Landfill Action Network
  • President Jimmy Carter
  • Project Helping
  • Project Pooch
  • Puppies Behind Bars
  • Random Acts of Flowers
  • Recycle 2000
  • Recycle Bicycles
  • Recycle Our Areas Resources
  • Reverb
  • Rich & Luce Myers
  • Richie Havens
  • Rick Brooks
  • Ruth’s Reusable Resources
  • Salvation Farms
  • Sample Soap
  • SCRAP PDX
  • Seeds of Change
  • Seeds to the World
  • Silk For Life
  • Skip LaPlante
  • SLUG
  • Smoke Free Educational Services
  • SOS – Solve Oil Spills
  • Southern Region EMS Council
  • Spokes For Folks
  • Steve’s Earth Engine
  • SustainAbility
  • Teens as Teachers
  • The Common Cents Penny Harvest
  • The Five Star Garden
  • The Garden Project
  • The Generous Garden Project
  • The Goldman Environmental Prize
  • The ReBuilding Center
  • The Video Project
  • Tim Vaughn & Michael Doten
  • Tim Womick
  • Tree Musketeers
  • Tree People
  • Trees, Water & People
  • University Bicycles
  • Urban Farm at Stapleton
  • Urban Gleaners
  • Waves for Water
  • We Don’t Waste
  • Wellington Urban Gardens
  • Western Folklife Center
  • Western Law Fund
  • Wetlands Preserve
  • Wilderness Inquiry
  • Women’s Environmental Network
  • Youth Build Boston
  • Youth for Environmental Sanity

Supporting Children
  • 100 Classroom Project
  • 2nd Reading
  • 826 Valencia
  • A Gift For Teaching
  • AfricAid
  • Art Road
  • Artists for Humanity
  • Asbury Park Toy Drive
  • Barbara Abouchar
  • Bejot’s Ensemble of Acoustic Troubadours
  • Blue Star Connection
  • Book Worm Angels
  • Books For Keeps
  • Bridge the Gap College Prep
  • buildOn
  • Camp Heartland
  • Camp Sunshine
  • Camp Takumpta
  • Camp to Belong
  • Candy Cane Lane
  • CAPP
  • Care Bags Foundation
  • Central Asia Institute
  • Child-Rite
  • Children Without Shoes Int’l
  • Christmas Unlimited
  • Coat Angels
  • Common Cents Penny Harvest
  • David’s House
  • Denver School of Science & Tech
  • Developing Minds Foundation
  • Dollars for Scholars
  • Donors Choose
  • Earth Angels
  • Educate the Children Foundation
  • Elves & More
  • Ethos, Inc.
  • Evergreen Halfway House
  • Extra-Life
  • Family Giving Tree
  • Feeding Minds Enriching Lives
  • Fine Arts for Children & Teens
  • Fiver Children’s Foundation
  • FKO After School
  • Friends of Disabled Adults & Children
  • Friends of Russian Orphans
  • Girls at Work
  • Girls for a Change
  • Global Education Fund
  • Global Explorers
  • Grandma Rita’s Children
  • Grandma, Please
  • Grassroot Soccer
  • Green Bronx Machine
  • HaitiChildren
  • HarmoniKids
  • HOPE Foundation
  • Hug It Forward
  • Inner City Kids Camp
  • Inner City Youth
  • Janada L. Batchelor Foundation
  • Justice For Children
  • Kenya Connect
  • Kids Can Free the Children
  • Kids On the Hill
  • Lauren Berkoski
  • LEAF Schools
  • Leave a Legacy
  • Little Kids Rock
  • Making A Difference
  • Mali Assistance Project
  • Miracle Marathon
  • Mosaic Project
  • National Indian Youth Leadership Project
  • One Voice
  • Operation Warm
  • PACER Center
  • Pass It Along
  • Peruvian Hearts
  • Project Self Discovery
  • Rainbow Bridge
  • RandomKid
  • Realities For Children
  • Results
  • Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center
  • Samuel Hightower
  • School on Wheels
  • Schools Count
  • Science By Mail
  • Seeds of Grace Book Bus
  • Seeds of Peace
  • Self Enhancement Inc.
  • Signs of Progress
  • Sit Stay Read
  • Tariq Khamisa Foundation
  • Teachers For A Better Belize
  • Teens for Technology
  • Tender Loving Care Ministries
  • The Food Project
  • The Mercy Ride
  • The Summer Camp
  • There With Care
  • Third Way Center
  • TOUCH Project
  • Trips for Kids
  • US-Africa Children’s Fellowship
  • Vitamin Angels
  • Waneta Cooper
  • Warm the Children
  • West Virginia Youth Service Initiative
  • Worth Our Weight
  • YES Club
  • Young Heroes Foundation
  • Youth Emergency Shelter
  • Youth Empowerment Project
  • Youth Garden Project
  • YouthBiz
  • Youthworks
  • Zienzele Foundation