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In one of their messages about Climate Change and the Sixth Mass Extinction, the Hathors referred to the rising phenomena of Thought Tribes (a collection of persons who share similar perspectives and passions).

To view this Hathor message regarding the Sixth Mass Extinction entitled The Cave of Altruin, click here.

Below are some resources for those of us who feel the need to educate ourselves and to act on behalf of our planet’s ecological survival. I suspect that given our large numbers, we come from very diverse backgrounds and beliefs. But if you are reading this on our website then I assume you are open to unusual sources of information.

Personally, here at the foyer to the Sixth Mass Extinction, I think we would do well to be very synergetic in our approaches. A synthesis of multiple disciplines, perspectives and forms of personal and collective action will be required if we are to undo what has been done.

And very importantly, I think we would be well advised to use science as one of our touchstones (i.e., reference points) to separate hope from delusion and practical spirituality from bullshit.

I recall an incident many years ago where a fellow teacher made the claim that he had found an amazing subtle-energy device that could clear all the Earth’s waters from pollution. He demonstrated this device to a group of students on a boat out on a large body of water, and the result was fascinating and revealing. There were no measurements of water purity before and after this demonstration, but many on the boat saw and felt that a miracle of purification had taken place. I had a friend who was an M.D. on that same boat, and he reported that some of those on the boat, himself included, hadn’t notice anything.

I personally have no doubt that information and inspiration from alternate realities can assist us in the existential task at hand. But I also feel that many of the intuitive aspects of human consciousness are, at times mercurial in nature, and without the safeguards of logic and verifiable 3D reality it is easy to drift into the misty realms of self-created delusion albeit sometimes comforting.

The task of dealing with our planet’s ecological plight is indeed a daunting one. And many terms are being coined to stretch our collective minds around the problem. While ecological collapse and the Sixth Mass Extinction may be accurate, these terms engender feelings of hopelessness and what’s-the-point fatalism—not resourceful states for human beings to live in.

Words have power, and we need to choose our words carefully.

Ecological Restoration is an increasingly popular concept for reframing our climate and ecological crisis. I believe this term encourages curiosity and hope—two resourceful states humans thrive in.

Therefore I have started a list of Resources for Restoration. The list is hardly complete, by any means, but the organizations listed below are good places to start.

If you feel the tug of our planet’s ecological and existential angst and you both wish and choose to find ways to be a proactive participant in the survival of Earth’s lifeforms as well as human civilization, you might find the list below helpful.

If you find an organization and its approach of interest, consider getting involved to some degree. Perhaps, at the very least, help through financial contributions. Many of the listed organizations have ways you can become even more involved—if you so choose.

If you know of organizations and/or information you think would be good for our fellow Restoration Tribe members to be aware of, please feel free to email them to

I intend to add new information and pertinent organizations to the list below as I become aware of them.

Tom Kenyon, M.A.

Resources for Ecological Restoration

“We are a profoundly interconnected species as the global economic and ecological crises reveal in vivid and frightening detail. We must accept the simple fact that we are dependent on and accountable to one another.”  

Parker Palmer

Jane Goodall

Dr Goodall is a renowned primatologist, researcher and ecological activist. She is very active in the Jane Goodall Institute and related organizations.  The Jane Goodall institute manages a wide range of projects to reverse the effects of climate change and to assist local peoples in less developed areas of the world to participate in symbiotic (i.e., mutually helpful) relationships) with the natural world. You can read about the Institute’s many projects here:


An informative article in National Geographic discusses the goal of planting One Trillion Trees by 2030. Jane Goodall has aligned with this effort, and you can read about it in the link below.

Protecting Bees

This is an organization of scientists and agricultural experts who actively conduct research for the purposes of protecting bee populations and educating society about the importance of bees for the ecological health of the planet.

“If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.”  

Albert Einstein

The Society for Ecological Restoration

“Ecological restoration is the process of assisting the recovery of an ecosystem that has been degraded, damaged, or destroyed.”  SER

SER is a group of scientists and agricultural researchers that are documenting successful methods for quick and sustainable restorations of natural habitats. Ecological restoration of many types will be required if we are to be successful in the task of restoring balance to the planet’s ecology.

Action Against Hunger

Food production is a victim of climate change affecting millions of people in areas plagued by such things as drought and wars. There are a lot of non-profit organizations rising to this crisis, and one of my favorites is Action Against Hunger. Why, might you ask do I favor their work so much? Part of it has to do with their goal, which is not to just feed those in distress but also, where possible, empower them to grow their own food in sustainable ways. They also spend most of their discretionary funds on the actual work of feeding the world’s hungry.

Save Soil Movement

Yogic adept and teacher, Sadhguru from  India, is spearheading a growing international movement called Save Soil. You can read about the Movement and see some vitally important statistics about soil here:

Ocean Conservancy

The Ocean Conversancy is an organization that brings science and people together to take positive action to address oceanic issues of pollution and climate change.


Surfrider is another organization that brings people together to protect and restore the oceans.

National Association of Wetland Managers

NAWM is a broad range effort to bring scientists, ecology experts and governmental agencies as well as interested individuals to address the growing plight of the nation’s wetlands.

Wetlands Training Institute

This is an excellent educational resource for those who wish a hands-on approach to protection and restoration of wetlands. The Institute offers in-person training as well as online courses and lectures.

The Farmer’s Footprint

This organization is a concerted effort between farmers, scientists, professors, and other scientists to educate the public as to the dangers of chemical-based farming due to its harmful effects on soil, the environment, and on human and animal health.

The Nature Conservancy

This non-profit organization is one of the foremost advocates for the conservation of natural habitats and a sustainable relationship between human beings and nature.