Through the organizations it has helped
found, guide and support, NNF has advanced a variety of causes
that help address the long term problem of attaining sustainable
With NNF's help, NNYN
into a strategic alliance with City
University of New York
which resulted in the creation of a
course at CUNY devoted to nature in New York, and culminated in
the founding of a new institute, the CUNY
Institute for Sustainable Cities
. With the assistance of NNF,
NNYN also created books
and supporting educational materials
including one published by National Geographic that teaches about
the nature in and around New York. Finally, with NNF's help, NNYN
commissioned a major transit report
that was overseen by Institute
of Rational Mobility
on balancing free mass transit with congestion
NNF also helped to establish a The Nurture Nature Center
in the city of Easton, Pennsylvania, at a central location on the Delaware River. The Center includes, along with other undertakings, unique exhibits and programs addressing the urgent problem of flooding along our waters. NNF has provided direct support for the Center, and also assisted with the formation of a Pennsylvania nonprofit named Nurture Nature Center, Inc., to help with local outreach In the same city, NNF renovated a historic building
that had been closed for over a decade, reopening it as a hotel
that has played a critical role in revitalizing the downtown area of the city of Easton and has become as well a center or community activity in the town.
NNF also assisted in the establishment of the Kheel Center on Resolution of Environmental
which is dedicated to assisting law students, lawyers and law associations as well as corporate and individual members of the public on the resolution of environmental "interest" disputes, that is, disputes that can only be resolved by agreement or voluntary consent as distinguished from "rights" disputes which address violations of environmental laws through litigation.
|To read about Robert Rauschenberg and the Environmental Crisis, or to purchase the catalog for the exhibit on that subject, click here.
To purchase Rauschenberg art prints, with the proceeds going to NNF, click here.