Our Partners

Project Biodiversity

Project Biodiversity (Projeto Biodiversidade) is a Cabo Verdean non-profit organisation committed to the protection of wildlife through community-focused environmental initiatives in Sal, Cape Verde.

Since its inception in 2015, Project Biodiversity has led the direct protection and conservation efforts on the island. (…)

Project Biodiversity (Projeto Biodiversidade) is a Cabo Verdean non-profit organisation committed to the protection of wildlife through community-focused environmental initiatives in Sal, Cape Verde.
Since its inception in 2015, Project Biodiversity has led the direct protection and conservation efforts on the island. Our combined approach centers around three main goals: protecting island wildlife, increasing environmental awareness, and supporting a greener and more sustainable local economy.
Defined by these interconnected pillars, our approach unites local conservation efforts with long-term capacity building by establishing programmes that benefit both Sal island’s unique ecosystems and its people.

  • Our Vision:
    A world in which humans and nature can thrive together; where communities practice sustainable use and management of natural resources, and are committed to protecting them - ultimately giving back in return.

  • Our mission:
    To implement conservation programs that promote a sustainable growth model, protecting Cape Verde's natural ecosystems and paving the way for a more vibrant community - one that is both environmentally conscious and economically strong.

Bahamas Plastic Movement

Our Vision:
Bahamas Plastic Movement believes that through research, education, citizen science & policy change (…)

Our Vison:
Bahamas Plastic Movement
believes that through research, education, citizen science & policy change, we can create a healthy marine and terrestrial environment free of plastic pollution.

Our Mission:
BPM’s mission is to build a community of education and activism around plastic pollution. By empowering Bahamians to contribute to hands on citizen science and environmental leadership, we aim to evolve mindsets and spark cultural practices that will be pivotal in executing changes at the policy level. We envision a Bahamas where an engaged public has created a nation free of plastic debris.


Moving Windmills Project

Moving Windmills Project envisions a future where talented youth design and co-create solutions that respond to real needs. (…)

Moving Windmills Project envisions a future where talented youth design and co-create solutions that respond to real needs. Our mission is to empower a generation of creative problem-solvers, from Malawi to the world.


The Papahanaumokuakea Marine Debris Project

The Papahānaumokuākea Marine Debris Project (PMDP) is a U.S. 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to protect the sensitive wildlife (…)

The Papahānaumokuākea Marine Debris Project (PMDP) is a U.S. 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to protect the sensitive wildlife and critical habitats of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (Northwestern Hawaiian Islands) from the threats of marine debris. PMDP conducts annual large-scale cleanups of marine debris from the remote and uninhabited islands and coral reefs of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (northwestern Hawaiian Islands). Removing ghost nets and harmful ocean plastics from this sensitive ecosystem gives the wildlife there the best chance of survival. Over 70% of all US coral reefs are contained in this remote end of the Hawaiian island chain, which provides habitat for over 7000 different species of animals, including 23 endangered species. As one of the worldʻs most remote protected areas, Papahānaumokuākea should be a model for what pristine ecosystems should look like. Instead, it is a "canary in the coal mine" for the sheer scale of the global marine debris problem, with over 115,000 pounds of ghost net accumulating on the reefs there annually. Endangered Hawaiian monk seals (of which there are only 1400 left), and threatened green sea turtles are particularly impacted by this marine debris, routinely becoming entangled or dying of ingestion. PMDP is the only entity currently conducting cleanup operations in Papahānaumokuākea, and as such, the work that we do is of extra importance. Our goal is to match the rate of accumulation to the rate of removal by 2026 to ensure safe and healthy habitats for all wildlife.


Moore Institute for Plastic Pollution Research

Our Theory of Change:
Despite science-driven disruptive technological breakthroughs, the science of living well in the modern world lags behind.
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Our Theory of Change:
Despite science-driven disruptive technological breakthroughs, the science of living well in the modern world lags behind. Science is slow to change, and scientists are slow to advocate for change. What we are witnessing today is the inability of science, technology, and politics to prevent the negative planetary consequences of an advanced industrial society.  Modern science’s gold standard is a mechanistic understanding of existing phenomena that then leads to control for profitable production in the current worldwide economy. A future that frees humanity from a life dominated by buying, selling, and consuming is utopian and cannot be tested. Yet, the amazing accomplishments of the existing society make utopia not only possible, but necessary. Overabundance and extreme poverty cannot continue to exist side by side in a “flat,” connected world. The harm created by disruptive innovation over the last two centuries is irrefutable, but science wants to prove harm in each individual case before taking remedial action, as preventing potential harm is too theoretical. However, when threats come at you from innumerable aspects of our “civilized” world, theoretical approaches become necessary. Change can start by adopting four basic strategies: 1. Take preventative action in the face of uncertainty; 2. Shift the burden of proof to proponents of an activity; 3. Explore the widest range of possible alternatives; and 4. Increase public participation in decision-making. Given our power to both control and degrade the natural environment that supports us, we must stop ignoring caution in the name of progress and economic growth. The Moore Institute for Plastic Pollution Research will provide accurate data on global plastic pollution while advocating for fundamental change in the system that produces it.

Our Mission:
The Moore Institute for Plastic Pollution Research is a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding knowledge surrounding the impact of plastic pollution on our environment, through focusing on micro- and nano- plastics research and their threat to the Biosphere worldwide.


The Outlaw Ocean Project

The Outlaw Ocean Project is a non-profit journalism organization based in Washington D.C. (…)

The Outlaw Ocean Project is a non-profit journalism organization based in Washington D.C. that produces investigative stories about human rights, environment and labor concerns on the two thirds of the planet covered by water.


T1International

We are a non-profit led by people with and impacted by type 1 diabetes for people with type 1 diabetes. We believe in a world where everyone with type 1 diabetes (…)

We are a non-profit led by people with and impacted by type 1 diabetes for people with type 1 diabetes. We believe in a world where everyone with type 1 diabetes – no matter where they live – has everything they need to survive and achieve their dreams. We accept no funding from pharmaceutical companies so that we can advocate independently for long-term change.

Our Mission:
T1International
supports local communities by giving them the tools they need to stand up for their rights so that access to insulin and diabetes supplies becomes a reality for all.


Sonia Nabeta Foundation

The Sonia Nabeta Foundation (SNF) believes in an Africa where children with type 1 diabetes (T1D) have an equal chance at long, healthy, gainful and productive lives.  (…)

The Sonia Nabeta Foundation (SNF) believes in an Africa where children with type 1 diabetes (T1D) have an equal chance at long, healthy, gainful and productive lives. SNF’s mission, therefore, is to reduce the hefty cost of treatment and to provide holistic healthcare and community support to children with T1D from low-income households in Africa.
For these underserved communities, SNF partners with Ministries of Health, local and global partners to implement several programs that address the whole child and their multiple determinants of health to achieve good clinical outcomes.


The Story of Stuff

Our Theory of change:
The Story of Stuff Project was founded in 2008 to leverage the unexpected viral success of The Story of Stuff (…)

Our Theory of change:
The Story of Stuff Project was founded in 2008 to leverage the unexpected viral success of The Story of Stuff — a groundbreaking online documentary that tells the story of where our Stuff comes from, and where it goes when we throw it away. Since then, our trademark animated movies have garnered tens of millions of views, and our 2020 documentary The Story of Plastic won a News & Documentary Emmy. In addition to our storytelling, we field high-impact campaigns that empower our one-million+ Community members to drive meaningful change; and we support a network of innovative changemakers at the local, national and global level to tackle our most pressing environmental issues.

Our Mission:
We have a problem with Stuff: we have too much of it, too much of it is toxic, and we don’t share it very well. But that’s not the way things have to be. The Story of Stuff Project's mission is to transform the way we make, use and throw away Stuff to create a world that is more sustainable, healthy and fair.


Harambee

Our Theory of change:
Harambee is an Austrian registered charity providing education and sustainable support to poor communities in Kilifi, Kenya. For that purpose Harambee is partnering with a Kenyan registered charity, GAPEKA (…)

Our Theory of change:
Harambee is an Austrian registered charity providing education and sustainable support to poor communities in Kilifi, Kenya. For that purpose Harambee is partnering with a Kenyan registered charity, GAPEKA. Currently we are educating more than 900 children from extremely poor family backgrounds. Around 600 children are attending Kilifi Vonwald School, a combined Primary and Secondary School funded and maintained by Harambee. In addition, we are supporting about 300 children to learn at various other schools in the area and at higher education institutions. It is our mission to provide quality education up to a first vocational or academic qualification that allows our children to sustainably support themselves and their families. Furthermore, we provide support to the families of our students with the aim of self-reliance and independence. We do so in form of microcredits and business mentoring, as well as in engaging the families in sustainable agriculture and water-management. In cooperation with local governmental offices, we also run relief programs to lift the burdens of natural disasters like droughts.

Our Mission:
It is our aim to not only deliver help to our direct beneficiaries, the children and their families, but to support the community at large in the area around the coastal town of Kilifi. We aim to do so with a focus on sustainability, gender-equality and environmental impact.


While our foundations programmatic areas are broad, the criteria for selection are clearly specified and followed. We accept proposals by invitation only.

McPike-Zima Foundation Contact: info@mcpzfoundation.org