Below is a list of kindred organizations committed to the development of more humane, sustainable, creative and eco-centric communities. Most reside in the Tampa region. Some are national organizations.
COMMUNITY STEPPING STONES
CSS is dedicated to using an arts-infused curriculum to inspire, educate, mentor and prepare at-risk youth to become successful adults.
EARTH CHARTER US
With its home in Tampa the ECUS mission is to inspire, educate and engage people in the U.S. to implement the Earth Charter vision and principles in their personal lifestyles, institutional policies/practices, educational policies/curricula and community initiatives.
FLORIDA COMMUNITY OF MINDFULNESS
FCM offers Buddhist teachings that are relevant to the realities of day-to-day life and lead to personal transformation.
Provides the highest quality professional theatre which respects, ignites and celebrates the human spirit while challenging the thresholds of intolerance and insensitivity.
The Sustany Foundation supports sustainable practices on a local level through education, investment and culture.
TAMPA BAY TIME BANK
Tampa Bay Time is a community service exchange, a collection of people and groups who create abundance from scarcity by connecting unused resources with unmet needs. Using a community currency- the TBT Hour- created by the act of doing work, Tampa Bay Time rewards unpaid work that the mainstream economy ignores.
TAMPA BAY WELLNESS MAGAZINE
The Bay area source for information on natural ways to stay well physically mentally and spiritually. We look at wellness as a "multidimensioanl state of being including the existence of positive health in an individual as exemplified by quality of life and a sense of well-being". C. Corbin
ANIMAS VALLEY INSTITUTE
Founded by depth psychologist, Bill Plotkin, the focus at Animas is nature-based initiation. Their mission is to contribute to cultural transformation by fostering nature-based personal development and thus the maturation of individuals and the human species.
CENTER FOR CONSCIOUS ELDERING
Dedicated to supporting the development of conscious elders by offering coaching, rite of passage, workshops and pilgrimages to meet indigenous elders.
This website opens doors to the new bodies of thought, time-tested spiritual practices, and pioneering group methods that are powerful inspirations for understanding and action