Garten's mission is to support people with disabilities in their effort to contribute to the community through employment, career, and retirement opportunities.
Our actions increase society's awareness of human potential.


Horizon Solutions
A forum for the presentation of solutions to vital concerns in the areas of health, population, development and the environment..
Institute for a Sustainable Environment
The University of Oregon Institute for a Sustainable Environment produces information that can help resolve complex problems and enable people to sustain the economies and environmental systems that support their communities.
New American Dream
Helping Americans consume responsibly to protect the environment, enhance quality of life, and promote social justice.
Northwest Center for Sustainable Resources
A national clearinghouse for natural resource curriculum materials used by college faculty and high school science teachers, covering major subject areas of environmental science and natural resources.
Northwest Earth Institute
Motivating individuals to examine and transform personal values and habits, accept responsibility for the earth, and act on that commitment.
Oregon’s Future in Sustainability
Promoting dialogue among Oregonians concerning the future of our communities, industries and economy - and concerning the quality of life we want to make possible for our grandchildren.
Oregon Natural Step Network
Helping Oregon business, governmental, and educational organizations apply The Natural Step (TNS) framework for sustainability.
Oregon Sustainability Board
Working to find solutions that enhance Oregon’s practice and spirit of sustainability.
Fostering a cooperative human community in a diverse yet interconnected world by creating and disseminating practical tools and innovative approaches to personal and cultural change.
OSU Sustainable Living Project
A thoughtful approach to leading fulfilling, productive and environmentally responsible lives, by balancing our economic, cultural and environmental needs, to meet the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations.
People and the Planet - Facing the Future
Developing young people’s capacity and commitment to create thriving, sustainable, and peaceful local and global communities.
Sightline Institute
Formerly Northwest Environment Watch, Sightline brings about sustainability—a healthy, lasting prosperity grounded in place.
The Sustainability Institute
Seeking to understand the root causes of unsustainable behavior in complex systems, in order to help restructure systems and shift mindsets that will help move human society toward sustainability.
Zero Waste Alliance 
A non-profit partnership of universities, government, business and other organizations working to develop, promote and apply Zero Waste strategies.

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“Our ideals, laws and customs should be based on the proposition that each generation, in turn, becomes the custodian rather than the absolute owner of our resources and each generation has the obligation to pass this inheritance on to the future.” 
~ Charles A. Lindbergh, New York Times Magazine, 23 May 1971