Green Retirement

Living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle can help you protect your health, your retirement funds and the planet. You can do this in any number of ways, including taking public transit more often, reducing your waste or by living in a green retirement community.

Beyond Toxics

protects and enhances human and environmental health. We use environmental justice engagement and community-based environmental grassroots organizing to ensure environmental protection and health for all communities. We empower communities to enact lasting solutions to environmental health threats.


Pollinator Project Rogue Valley

is an all-volunteer Oregon state-registered nonprofit.
We joined together to promote the health of pollinators and people
– for our food systems and ecosystems – in our communities and beyond.
Working together, we can save our pollinators.


Non-Toxic Rogue Valley

is an initiative formed by Beyond Toxics and Pollinator Project Rogue Valley. Inspired by the success of Non Toxic Irvine, we are working with community residents concerned about the use of pesticides on city and park properties, where families and pets play and relax.


Southern Oregon Climate Action Now

is a grassroots, volunteer, non-profit organization of area residents who care about climate change and have joined forces to take bold action against it. Through volunteer projects, we focus on reducing the impacts of Global Warming across Southern Oregon.

Sustainable Rogue Valley is an Ally of Southern Oregon Climate Action Now

Southern Oregon Pachamama Alliance Community

We are Southern Oregonians inspired by the vision of “bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet” . . .  and we invite you to join us.


The Transition Town Movement

The Transition Movement is comprised of vibrant, grassroots community initiatives that seek to build community resilience in the face of such challenges as peak oil, climate change and the economic crisis. Transition Initiatives differentiate themselves from other sustainability and “environmental” groups by seeking to mitigate these converging global crises by engaging their communities in home-grown, citizen-led education, action, and multi-stakeholder planning to increase local self reliance and resilience.

To Learn more go here…


Blue Zones

The people inhabiting Blue Zones share common lifestyle characteristics that contribute to their longevity. The Venn diagram at the right highlights the following six shared characteristics among the people of Okinawa, Sardinia, and Loma Linda Blue Zones:[11]

  • Family – put ahead of other concerns
  • Less smoking
  • Semi-vegetarianism – the majority of food consumed is derived from plants
  • Constant moderate physical activity – an inseparable part of life
  • Social engagement – people of all ages are socially active and integrated into their communities
  • Legumes – commonly consumed

To learn more go here…


Meal Train

Meal Train creates and strengthens physical communities, enabling giving by reducing the information gap between those in need and those with the capacity to help.


Demonstration Rain Garden at Josephine County Fairgrounds Oregon

The Why and How of Building a Rain Garden

Rain gardens are a small sustainable way we can actually DO something to balance out the water we use.

If you have a well, rain gardens and swales are a directly important tool for making sure the groundwater that feeds your well is regularly recharged with the rain that falls on your land. It’s simple, natural and sustainable.

Building a rain garden is a way to help insure that we all have an ongoing supply of clean fresh water for all the ways we use it on into the future. You can feel good that you are doing something to mitigate the problem – not add to it!

To learn more go here.


ACE’s  – Adverse Childhood Experiences

Southern Oregon Success is a key partner with ACE Interface in the Self-Healing Community Initiative, an outreach and training effort to help Jackson and Josephine Counties develop a common understanding, vocabulary and approach to challenges across all sectors. To learn more go here.