The first 'Pause' offers Grant Partners ("GP") time to slow down, savor natural beauty, and open inspirational, creative portals to foster new strategies addressing an aspect of climate change.
The second 'Pause' is a collective gathering of several ITP Grant Partners, current and past, to learn about and from each other as well as collaboratively brainstorm new adaptation, mitigation and resiliency initiatives.
Fundamental to ITP's mission is the belief
that each Grant Partner (2 or more individuals collaborating together) truly is a partner, not merely a grantee.
Each GP becomes part of our growing community of committed, passionate
individuals who have crafted their own unique programs to address
climate issues. ITP fosters connectivity and collaboration among the expanding ITP community of GPs both during and after their funding.
ITP casts a broad net
- we welcome and are open to possibilities
from many diverse disciplines and approaches for innovative thinking and
ways to touch others intellectually, emotionally and behaviorally.
Current and past GPs include documentary filmmakers, photographers,
conceptual artists, locavores, scientists, researchers, journalists,
entrepreneurs, universities, educators, activists, and changemakers.
To date, ITP has funded 25 projects - including cross-pollination among various GPs.
ITP "Guiding Lights":
Founder and Executive Director: Maggie Kaplan
Diana Cohn - Executive Director, Panta Rhea Foundation- See more at: http://invokingthepause.org/about-us.html#sthash.WPRlwog3.dpuf
Anisha Desai - Program Director, New Leaders Initiative at Earth Island Institute
Anne Fitzgerald - Retired Environmental Consultant
Lisa Micheli - Executive Director, Pepperwood Foundation
Nina Simons - Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Bioneers