Welcome to the Phoenix Zones Initiative Resource Center, which includes a collection of materials that address how we can better understand and treat one another, animals, and the planet. Please reach out if you have questions or suggestions.
Vegan permaculture builds on the systems-based philosophy of permaculture by advancing the rights, health, and wellbeing of people, animals, and the planet. It could form the basis of regional and national policies and practices to eliminate hunger and food insecurity among humans while respecting the rights of other animals and protecting the health of the planet.Read more
The US needs to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), a comprehensive framework for helping governments ensure that children are protected from exploitation and abuse and that children are provided with what they need to live and thrive. US ratification of the CRC would benefit the nation’s standing in the world and would help the US increase its role as a positive global force for children.Read more
The One Health approach, which is used as a framework by government officials to influence public health policy, recognizes the interconnectedness of the health of humans, animals, and ecosystems. But it doesn’t go far enough. The Just One Health approach recognizes that sincere pursuits to achieve optimal health and wellbeing for all require inclusive, evidence-based approaches that advance rights and justice for humans and animals.Read more
Toward the Goal of a Clothing and Textiles Industry That Is Healthy for People, Animals, and the Planet
Currently, the clothing and textile industry negatively impacts the health and wellbeing of humans, animals, and the planet. Restructuring it to meet human needs without negatively impacting other beings or the earth requires changes at every level. Learn about the importance of shifting to ethical fashion policies and practices that are healthy and just for people, animals, and the planet and about who is leading the way.Read more
Effective advocacy addresses the deep roots of social and environmental injustice in ways that transform our systems and institutions so that everyone can rise and thrive. Explore Phoenix Zones Initiative’s toolkit to help you engage in meaningful change for people, animals, and the planet.Read more