Planet Drum is an organization with a truly important vision for our planet:
here is an excerpt from their home page http://www.planetdrum.org
"What approach can we take to move beyond environmental protests and actually begin living sustainably wherever we are located?"
"Planet Drum was founded in 1973 to provide an effective grassroots approach to ecology that emphasizes sustainability, community self-determination and regional self-reliance. In association with community activists and ecologists, Planet Drum developed the concept of a bioregion: a distinct area with coherent and interconnected plant and animal communities, and natural systems, often defined by a watershed. A bioregion is a whole "life-place" with unique requirements for human inhabitation so it will not be disrupted and injured. Through its projects, publications, speakers, and workshops, Planet Drum helps start new bioregional groups and encourages local organizations and individuals to find ways to live within the natural confines of bioregions."
To learn more, go to Planet Drum.Org http://www.planetdrum.org