Rodale Institute's Global Program has developed a new service to assist development
organizations, local and international NGO's, conservation groups, and private industry
to establish and maintain socially and environmentally progressive enterprises that would
serve as economic alternatives to traditional public and private funding sources. The
group also works with development and industry organizations to introduce regenerative
and sustainable resource management practices into their existing programs.
Regenerative resource management seeks to use local, natural resources while improving
Rodale Institute is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to work with
people worldwide to achieve a regenerative food system that renews environmental and
human health. The Institute's programs aim to find agricultural solutions to hunger,
malnutrition, disease and soil degradation.
The new service seeks to stimulate regenerative enterprise activities that support
stewardship of natural resources while providing economic opportunities to local
The consulting group will provide services to program-linked enterprises and/or
incorporate regenerative management practices into existing or proposed programs.
THE SERVICE OFFERS:
A: Enterprise Development
- Enterprise feasibility studies
- Business plan development and grant proposals
- Project design and management
B: Consulting in Regenerative Resource Management
- Organic waste-stream management
- Regenerative agriculture systems
- Organic food production
ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT CATEGORIES INCLUDE:
- Organic agricultural production to grow a market crop that, through value-added
processing, can be sold in regional, national, and global markets.
- Forest products that can be "sustainably extracted" for use as a component or converted
into a ready product for regional or global markets.
- Handicraft products requiring resource monitoring, technology transfer, market access,
secondary processing, design alteration, market framing, or packaging.
- Natural resource educational tours, programs, seminars, and workshops that address
current issues of resource management (e.g. composting, organic soil amendment usage,
non-toxic food systems, synthetic-free nutrition, hunger, etc.).
- Technologies related to composting, waste management and treatment, environmental
remediation, agricultural initiatives that minimize petrochemical inputs, encourage land
use management planning, maintain cultural integrity, improve local economies, and
enhance soil and water quality.
- Planned community land developments offering alternative/locally produced sources of
energy and responsible water resource use, solid waste reduction, community
composting, and community supported organic agriculture.
- Projects will be designed to generate revenues within a 12 month period and to
break-even within a 48 month period.
- Projects will be designed for social and economic viability.
- Urban, suburban, and rural communities and development projects
- US and international resource conservation programs
- The services of CGRE are provided on a fee basis.
For more information, please contact:
Tom Horton, CGRE Coordinator
Rodale Institute, 611 Siegfriedale Rd., Kutztown, PA 19530 USA
Tel:(610)683-1400 - Fax:(610)683-8548