Building Sustainable Communities
Vision: A thriving planet and sustainable communities for all, now and for the future.
Mission - our unique role in achieving this:
CERBAT creates sustainable communities and sustainable opportunities in economically challenged neighborhoods.
Strategies and Tactics
Through five areas of interest, CERBAT will assist communities in regaining their cultures and environment as well as the ability to produce thereby being both economically and environmentally viable communities. Through five integrated initiatives, CERBAT will help guide communities in the viable, thriving, self-sustaining cooperatives that will enhance the environment.
CERBAT envisions a holistic understanding of sustainability that acknowledges the integration of human activity in multiple sectors from housing to food to employment all contribute to a community being truly sustainable and viable. The systems we put in place that reduce our negative impact on the environment must address the economic as well a environmental issues in our communities in order to be viable solutions. If solutions to environmental sustainability can address the greatest challenges of our neighborhoods: poverty, homelessness, underemployment, income inequality and alienation, then our communities can become holistically sustainable..
Environmental sustainability does not exist in a bubble, isolated from other societal issues. If poverty and income inequality prevents a community from embracing environmental sustainability, our community planning needs to address those issues to be effective. Lack of ownership of housing and the economy puts environmental sustainability at risk. Therefore our strategic planning takes into account all levels of sustainability.
CERBAT EDUCATING ABOUT NATIONAL MONUMENTS AND PARKS AT RISK
“You can’t protect something you don’t understand,” the nature-loving youngster, Robbie Bond, to the Huffington Post in a recent article: 9-Year-Old Launches Nonprofit To Fight Trump’s Monument Reviews.
There are 27 monuments across the country targeted by a pair of executive orders signed by Trump in April.
CERBAT joins the fight to to protect, advocate for and educate others about America’s national monuments and parks. CERBAT also is working to support Uranium Mining Withdrawal from national parks like the Grand Canyon:
Other Current Projects:
WORCS - Worker Ownership Resources and Cooperative Services
Transforming the local community through educating on cooperative principles, promoting economic fairness, growing an environmentally sustainable local economy, creating lasting economic opportunity and wealth, by incubating worker cooperatives.
Cultivating an environmentally sustainable community and thriving cooperative
economy through dignified labor, workplace democracy, and 100% worker ownership.