Another world is not only possible, she is on her way.

On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.

Arundhati Roy, Indian author and political activist

Short Description of the Alliance

The Alliance for Sustainability was created nearly forty years ago with a mission to co-create sustainability on a personal, organizational, and planetary level. We’ve always defined sustainability as being ecologically sound, economically viable, socially just and humane, embodying our highest values in terms of how we treat people, animals and the planet. We’re building on our pioneering successes to make sustainability mainstream using an open-hearted center of deep listening, empathy and collaboration.

We welcome you on our journey to co-create a diverse, inclusive alliance of more than one million people and organizations working together for personal transformation and fundamental systems change. We are expanding our efforts to inform and inspire individual and joint actions through a Campaign for Sustainability, Health, Equity and Kindness. We’ll engage our members, utilize media and work with our partners to achieve key tipping points to transform all institutions and the planet. Take the next step with a free membership: www.afors.org   

Executive Summary

We envision a healthy, just, equitable, thriving, kind and peaceful world that works for everyone, fulfills their fundamental needs and realizes our greatest dreams and vision of sustainability. Our mission is to co-create sustainability on a personal, organizational and planetary level.

We are a diverse, inclusive, entrepreneurial and high impact social enterprise co-creating, catalyzing and scaling an alliance for a healthy, equitable, thriving and kind world of sustainability from an open-hearted center of deep listening, empathy, compassion and collaboration. We are committed to the fulfillment of every person’s fundamental needs and achieving large and measurable social, economic and sustainability impact goals that can create Dr. Martin Luther King’s “Beloved Community” and the tipping points for transformation and fundamental systems change at every level. 

We seek to integrate the most impactful, innovative and proven technologies, models and ways of thinking, being and partnering. By identifying strategic tipping points in our society and catalyzing impactful action, we seek to scale sustainability so it can become the norm for how we live and do business. Through dynamic, cutting-edge thought leadership, effective engagement, collaboration with key stakeholders, powerful community and movement building, successful campaigns, and growth to a sufficient size, we will achieve a respected role in the adoption of impactful policies and programs in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.

We are on an ever-evolving journey to explore, embody, practice and model true sustainability. We seek to embed our co-created, comprehensive and integrative understanding of sustainability as a core operating principle in our way of thinking and culture, including every institution and policy. We will seek to do this through a combination of strategic, high impact social media, publications, speaking, and trainings, along with education, engagement, empowerment and action campaigns, projects, partnerships and movements.

We seek to engage people of all ages, backgrounds and perspectives, as well as public, private and nonprofit institutions. We will begin with the more than 50 million Americans (more than a quarter of adult Americans) who are open to, care about or practice sustainability, health, equity, kindness and related characteristics.

We have five primary areas of work that build on our nearly First Forty Years of pioneering, successful sustainability efforts that have brought about fundamental changes and laid the basis for our Next Forty:

  1. Be a pioneer, thought leader, content generator, convener and champion for sustainability through publications, social media, speaking, trainings, and public and private policy while countering those who greenwash and minimize true sustainability;
  • Inspire, inform, empower and engage all citizens to align their behavior, consumption and practices with sustainability, health, equity and kindness while encouraging them to participate in impactful action and policy;
  • Champion the shift to sustainability by all institutions, from business and government to educational and religious institutions, nonprofits, and communities;
  • Support sustainability public and private policies and campaigns by partnering with global, national, state and local organizations;
  • Build a diverse, powerful alliance of more than one million individuals and institutions that co-creates and collaborates to be a catalyst for transformation generating a tipping point for scaling sustainability, health, equity and kindness.

Right here, right now is where we draw the line. The world is waking up.

And change is coming whether you like it or not.

 Together and united, we are unstoppable.

– Greta Thunberg, Teenage Swedish climate activist