Previous & Supported Works

 

SEE Innovation or its leadership have been developing or supporting award-winning public education and market transformation work since 1993. Listed below is a summary of previous projects developed or supported.
  • Generation Earth

    Generation Earth was one of SEE Innovation’s first projects and was centered around spreading success models in environmental education. It was built on the premise that success models in environmental education programs could serve to motivate other schools to develop their own programs. Between 1993-95, staff traveled over 5,000 miles around the U.S. documenting innovative environmental education programs in secondary schools. As a result, the documentary film and a curriculum, Generation Earth, was completed. It received numerous awards and later informed the development of Los Angeles County’s secondary education program called Generation Earth which was named after the documentary. Due to effective efforts to teach workshops and put the resources in the right hands, the film and curriculum has been seen by millions of students throughout the U.S. and has inspired the development of many new environmental education programs. WATCH THE VIDEO

  • Recycled Products Cooperative

    The Director of SEE Innovation founded the Recycled Products Cooperative (RPC) in 1997, while at the Solana Center for Environmental Innovation, and directed it until 2003. The RPC started with a $5,000 grant as a San Diego based purchasing cooperative for recycled paper and grew to be national in scope and awarded by the U.S. EPA for innovation. As a program, the RPC pools purchasing volume together for recycled paper and products as a strategy to reduce costs. The RPC also builds market awareness through education and has now converted over 700 institutions to using recycled paper and products. It has since been spun off as a for-profit effort and is now a private corporation. SEE Innovation staff currently serve in an advisory capacity for the RPC.

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  • Environmental Paper Network

    The Environmental Paper Network (EPN) is an organization that is dedicated to transforming the impacts of the pulp and paper industry. It was co-founded by the Green Press Initiative and eight other organizations in 2002 and is now an international network of over 100 organizations working to reduce the industry’s impacts on climate, forests, and people. As a successful capacity building effort, the EPN has been a model for other markets-organizations looking to unify their voice and maximize efficacy. Staff from SEE Innovation wrote the first grants to establish the EPN and have chaired the oversight, fundraising, and recycled fiber committees since that time.

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