Projects

Green Cities Fund
Belly of the Beast Film Project “Cuba from the Inside”

Journalists and documentary filmmakers Ed Augustin and Reed Lindsay are producing a ten part series on the Trump White House and Cuba. Combining hard hitting journalism and stunning cinematography, the series will assess the impact of the Trump White House on … Continue reading

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God is a Woman – A documentary by Andrés Peyrot

In 1975 anthropologist, explorer and Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Pierre Dominique Gaisseau traveled by canoe to the island homes of Panama’s Cuna (formerly “Kuna”) Indians with his wife, Kyoko, and their little girl, Akiko, age 2.  Gaisseau and his family spent … Continue reading

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Havana El Jardin 3-D Lab

The El Jardin 3-D Lab in Havana will be an ongoing laboratory for creativity and cutting edge technology in Cuba in cooperation with  the private Cuban non-profit Ludwig Foundation.  The project will be headed by Sage Lewis, who has been … Continue reading

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PLANTING SEEDS IN PUERTO RICO

In 2012 Green Cities Fund sponsored a visit to Cuba by West Coast chefs to encourage and support Cuba’s sustainable food movement. The trip inspired the further development of sustainable farming in Cuba and related projects. Chefs who went to … Continue reading

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Cubanobel.org

Green Cities Fund arranged for the nomination of Cuban medical workers for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, delivering to Oslo nominating letters from Dr. Paul Farmer, founder of Partners in Health, and  U.S. Congressional Representative Barbara Lee. The medical workers, … Continue reading

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CARAVAN SUPPORT PROJECT

Green Cities Fund is fiscal sponsor of the Caravan Support Project, founded by Thanh Mai Bercher and Holly Joy Wertman, who received their B.A.’s in Public Health at U.C. Berkeley. They have been active in women’s health and refugee relief … Continue reading

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PEOPLE’S PARK MURAL PRESERVATION PROJECT

Artist/attorney Osha Neumann has fought for generations for the preservation of Berkeley’s People’s Park as a symbol of the never ending fight against injustice. He has also worked to preserve the adjacent People’s Park Mural which is badly in need … Continue reading

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Running Shadow Documentary

Inspired by the Native American youth who confronted an epidemic of suicides to start the movement behind the Standing Rock Protests, Green Cities Fund is supporting Cuban documentary filmmaker Carlos Betancourt’s short film documentary RUNNING SHADOW. For information see: www.runningshadowfilm.com 100% of … Continue reading

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Political Cartoons

Green Cities Fund has sponsored a number of educational political cartoons with noted cartoonist Khalil Bendib and others.  Among the most popular was “Play Ball” showing President Obama on the mound pitching to Fidel.  In 2012 It was presented to … Continue reading

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NHA SAN ARTISTS COLLECTIVE

Established as an independent collective in 1998 by artists in Hanoi whose skill, innovation and creative spirit have established new artistic boundaries in a society moving from a tragic past to a challenging future, Nha San has nurtured artists whose … Continue reading

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Planting Seeds “Cocina Abierta”

In December of 2012 Green Cities Fund sponsored a visit to Havana by a delegation of organic food experts and chefs trained at Berkeley’s famed Chez Panisse Restaurant. The purpose of the trip, whose planning took almost a year, was … Continue reading

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Palma Soriano – A Clean Water Plan

Over a decade ago river restoration experts from the University of California at Berkeley began developing a clean water plan with the Palma Soriano community. Located near Santiago de Cuba in Eastern Cuba, it is a community of 80,000 rich … Continue reading

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Cuban Economy Project

Green Cities Fund has been at the forefront of economic innovation in Cuba, providing educational information on socially responsible enterprise as an adjunct to the state-controlled economy. Here is an article on the subject: http://www.ssireview.org/articles/entry/cuban_remix Here is a report by the … Continue reading

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Cuba Music, Art and Cultural Programs

Cuba’s love of music, art and culture is renowned, and to encourage exchanges in this area Green Cities Fund has accomplished several outstanding successes. Green Cities Fund arranged for the Oscar nominated documentary and Sundance Film Festival winning documentary film … Continue reading

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Eco Cuba Network

Eco Cuba Network, a 20 year old collaboration between US and Cuban environmentalists, promotes environmental interchange with Cuba, and works within both countries to implement the ideas generated by the Network. Our goals are two-fold: to create a program of … Continue reading

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Cuban Humanitarian Programs

The above photo shows Cuban gay rights advocate Mariella Castro and her husband accepting Berkeley cartoonist Khalil Bendib’s “Play Ball” cartoon from Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates, State Senator Loni Hancock and Green Cities co-founder Tran Tuong Nhu at a December, … Continue reading

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Aid to Haiti: “FONDAM” – The Dallas Monnin Foundation

The Monnin family has played an integral part in Haitian culture since 1947.  Through Galerie Monnin, Haiti’s most prominent gallery, the family has introduced Haitian artists to the international art market with great success.  In 2002, the family established The … Continue reading

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Vietnam Green Building Council

The Vietnam Green Building Council, founded in Vietnam by Green Cities Fund in 2006, has had a major impact in Vietnam and Southeast Asia through its educational programs and its development of the “Lotus” green building certification program specific to … Continue reading

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The Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

In 1966 co-founder Tom Miller and renowned plastic surgeon Arthur J. Barsky established the Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Vietnam to  treat war-injured children. Almost 50 years later the greatly expanded Center flourishes as a national center for … Continue reading

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Send A Piana To Havana

In 1993 Berkeley California piano tuner Ben Treuhaft was introduced by Green Cities Fund founder TT Nhu to the director of Cuba’s extraordinary National Music School, where talented youth from all over the country come to study in an open … Continue reading

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New Sun Road

After serving as founding director of the Vietnam Green Building Council’s founding director, Jalel Sager, obtained his doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley’s Energy Resource Group.  He then established with colleagues New Sun Road, which focuses on renewable … Continue reading

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La Pena Cultural Center

Green Cities Fund co-founder Tom Miller assisted in the establishment of La Pena Cultural Center in Berkeley, California over 40 years ago.  The Center was founded by Chileans after the destruction of democracy and the death of Salvador Allende in … Continue reading

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Dangerous Waters: The Conflict in the South China Sea

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Chi-Em Microfinance

Chi-Em is a small microfinance project serving ethnic minorities living in the mountains surrounding Dien Bien Phu, the remote valley in the northwest corner of Vietnam where, in 1954, the Vietnamese defeated the French colonial government. It was founded by Nathalie … Continue reading

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OMEGA GLOBAL INITIATIVE (OGI)

The floating OMEGA system produces green energy, clean water, and healthy food while preparing coastal cities for sea-level rise—OGI makes it happen. The Vision:  With guidance from OGI, coastal cities expand production of energy, water, and food beyond the limits … Continue reading

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