The Noah Project

Rebuilding a sustainable world.

Back on track and going strong

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The 2020 elections have already started.  In their bid for office, candidates and their surrogates have spent hours of air time and columns of print on income inequality, climate change and social division. These issues are not new to the readers of The Noah Project.  We’ve been talking about them, among ourselves, for years.

In fact, The Noah Project was established over five years ago as a counterbalance to the seemingly endless  stream of negative articles about rampant consumerism, corporate predation, crony capitalism and social breakdown.  We wanted to present our readers with positive ideas they might find intriguing, initiatives they might not have been aware of and organizations they could work with to effect change.

Below the surface of all that bad news, movements were being born and nurtured; La Via Campesina, an international peasants movement working to improve the lives of millions of peasants, small and medium size farmers, landless people, rural women and youth, indigenous people, migrants and agricultural workers from around the world.  The Democracy Collaborative founded in 2000 at the University of Maryland as a research center dedicated to the pursuit of democratic renewal, increased civic participation, and community revitalization. The Fair Trade Federation, tracing its roots to the late 1970’s when individual alternative trade organizations began holding yearly conferences.  Incorporated formally as the North American Alternative Trade Organization in 1994, it changed its name to The Fair Trade Federation the following year and has been dedicated to expanding markets for artisans and farmers around the world.

We are thrilled about resuming The Noah Project and look forward to bringing you a more focused site, with more targeted content in the months and years to come. Keeping a site like this running is challenging and time consuming.  If you are interested in contributing in any way, please contact me at daniela@noahsgiftsandgallery.com

Author: Daniela

I was born in Croatia, at that time Yugoslavia. My family moved to the US when I was very young, but I still treasure the memories of my grandfather teaching me how to protect myself against the "evil eye," my grandmother shopping early every morning, at the open air market, to buy the freshest vegetables for the day's meals, and the traditions that were the underpinnings of our society. Someone once noted that "For all of us that want to move forward, there are a very few that want to keep the old methods of production, traditions and crafts alive." I am a fellow traveler with those who value the old traditions and folk wisdom. I believe the knowledge they possess can contribute significantly to our efforts to build a more sustainable world; one that values the individual over the corporation, conservation over growth and happiness over wealth.

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