We draw inspiration from these pioneering individuals and institutions.


Bill Mckibben

350* is building a global grassroots climate movement that can hold our leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principles of justice. 350.org


Amy Balkin

Criminal evidence, not scientific evidence, as gathered from sites of slow crimes in progress for tomorrowmorning.net


Mbongeni Buthelezi

South African artist Mbongeni Buthelezi recycles plastic litter, adds some heat and melts it all on to his canvas to create some of the most audacious pieces of art. A regular exhibitor on the local and international art scenes for almost 20 years, he has been hailed as one of the country’s most innovative artists. brandsouthafrica.com


Black Lives Matter

A unique contribution that goes beyond extrajudicial killings of Black people by police and vigilantes. It goes beyond the narrow nationalism that can be prevalent within some Black communities, which merely call on Black people to love Black, live Black and buy Black, keeping straight cis Black men in the front of the movement while our sisters, queer and trans and disabled folk take up roles in the background or not at all. Black Lives Matter affirms the lives of Black queer and trans folks, disabled folks, Black-undocumented folks, folks with records, women and all Black lives along the gender spectrum. It centers those that have been marginalized within Black liberation movements. It is a tactic to (re)build the Black liberation movement. blacklivesmatter.com


Cape Farewell

Changing the way we think about climate change. capefarewell.com



A  San Francisco-based artist collective focused on strengthening the intersections between individual practicing artists and the arts community in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. oneplusoneplustwo.com


Matthew Brown

A San Francisco Bay Area filmmaker and photographer. Brown is an affiliate with Wild Projects and is currently working on his documentary, Site Specific Cameras. soundoftone.com


Community Water Center

The center works with the one million people living without drinking water in the San Joaquin Valley of California. Communitywatercenter.org

Nature Conservancy

Conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. thenatureconservancy.org

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Patricia Sweetow Gallery

Established San Francisco Bay Area art gallery representing some of the best artists to be found in California. Always cutting edge, they are currently located in Oakland. patriciasweetowgallery.com


Creek College

Creek Colleges are experimental schools that bridge art and environmental conservation. We offer a range of free art courses to local community in exchange for aid in the restoration of watersheds suffering from environmental degradation. Our goal is to create an experiential learning environment that combines art and stewardship with a focus on accessibility and inclusivity. creekcolleges.com


Tomorrow Pictures

Stories that matter. tomorrowpictures.com


Marcia Wood Gallery

Marcia Wood Gallery represents contemporary artists of exceptional merit who range the spectrum from ground breaking young artists with emerging careers to internationally established masters. The criteria for inclusion in the gallery program is an artist’s rigorous commitment to contributing compelling work that is pertinent and critical  in today’s contemporary art arena. marciawoodgallery.com


Kristina Dutton

Violinist/composer Kristina Dutton works in a wide range of musical settings, moving freely between improvisation, new music, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Conservatory trained, she has performed on more than 30 albums of various genres, appeared with numerous orchestras, and a handful of internationally acclaimed rock groups.


Kim Anno

Kim Anno is a painter, photographer, and film/video artist whose work has been collected and exhibited by museums nationally and internationally. kimanno.com



Community Works

We empower people impacted by incarceration,and we use our work on the front lines toadvocate for a more humane justice system. communityworkswest.org




Sierra Club

To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth; to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives. sierraclub.org


Alicia Escott

Interested in the function of rapid evolution in a moment of profound global change. Connecting the speed of change today with the speed of change in the geologic history of the planet. These issues touch on conservation, mediating climate change, technology, rapid species loss, adaption, the singularity, solastalgia, living through the anthropocene and the experience of love and loss in a human life. aliciaescott.com


The Green Theater

Sharing knowledge about Green Theatre, ecological theatre, ecotheatre, sustainable theatre ,environmental theatre, and recycled theatre. thegreentheater.org


1000 Gestalten

The 1000 GESTALTEN represent a society that has lost their feeling for the fact that a different way of life is possible. 1000gestalten.de


KD Hampton

As an artist of color, I have made a life long commitment to creating artwork that responds to the lives of my ancestors.  My lens is anthropology and I study my own genealogy. I travel in my ancestors footsteps, I walk the roads where they lived, explored the plantations where they were enslaved, I am the storyteller.  As their medium I provide a vehicle for my ancestor’s spirits to transcend history and remain as historical memory.   kdhampton.com


The West County Toxics Coalition (WCTC)

 A nonprofit, 501(c)(3), multi-racial membership organization founded in 1986 to empower low and moderate-income residents to exercise greater control over environmental problems that impact their quality of life in County Costa County, particularly West Contra Costa County (West County), in Northern California. westcountytoxicscoalition.org




Berkeley Civic Arts Program

The Civic Arts Program administers and develops projects which accomplish the mission of the Civic Arts Commission, which advises the City Council on all matters affecting the beauty and culture of the city. cityofberkeley.info