Ecology Crossroads Cooperative Foundation

Richmond, Kentucky, United States
Joined September 2022

Solving Today's Challenges with Tomorrow's Choices

Presence in: United States
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Indigenous Peoples' Rights, Livelihoods, Traditional / Customary Justice

Ecology Crossroads Cooperative Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and a 509(a)(1) public charity established for purposes qualified under section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Internal Revenue Code, it is the most-esteemed exempt status offered by the IRS. The organization was founded and established in the United States in 1994 by David J. Wright of Kentucky and several friends to illustrate the idea that we are living at an ecological crossroads where people need to make a choice which road they will take, in the early years we promoted ecological awareness through urban re/forestation programs, in 2020 the organization shifted its focus to protecting the remaining natural temperate woodlands from the Appalachia to the Andes.

Since the organization began it has been involved in a broad-spectrum of sustainable development activities and events, we started by planting trees with Arbor Day and Earth Day; today we are engaged in fighting climate change, protecting biodiversity, providing Indigenous philanthropy, protecting natural heritage, recovering ecosystems and promoting agroforestry as well as engaging cross-culturally with autonomous Indigenous peoples in goodwill diplomacy missions to protect their legacies from the scourges of mining, deforestation, displacement and depopulation of forest residents. SInce 1994 and more recently with Globcal International, Ecology Crossroads programs have made a significant global impact, protecting forests, sequestering millions of tons of carbon, creating essential ecosystem services, defending indigenous territory and in addressing the Sustainable Development Goals.