Our Mission

Mission Statement

GRACE Communications Foundation develops innovative strategies to increase public awareness of the critical environmental and public health issues created by our current food, water and energy systems, and to promote a more sustainable future. By building partnerships and mobilizing philanthropic resources, we promote consumer actions and public policies that:

  • Support sustainable food systems.
  • Result in smarter use of water resources.
  • Provide clean energy alternatives to conventional power production.
  • Embrace the complex interconnections of our food, water and energy systems.
Food Program

Food Program

GRACE’s food program, Sustainable Table®, works to create a safe, healthy, fair food system by educating people about the benefits of sustainable agriculture and providing tools and resources to empower them to make better food choices.

Sustainable Table offers comprehensive information about food and farming, ranging from introductory to in-depth; practical tips for buying and cooking with sustainable foods; handouts, factsheets and other resources for teachers; and a range of actions we can all take to promote the transition to a sustainable food future. Our projects include: The Meatrix® – an award-winning series of animated movies depicting the ills of industrial livestock production, and Eat Well Guide® – a curated online directory of 25,000+ farms, stores, restaurants, CSAs and other sources of sustainably produced foods.

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Water Program

Water Program

GRACE's Water Program promotes clean water, sustainable water use and a greater understanding of how our actions affect our water resources. We focus largely on the tremendous amount of “hidden water” involved in producing the goods and services we use every day. Our innovative Water Footprint Calculator allows users to estimate their household water footprint and learn how to save water. We also offer a child-friendly animated video and accompanying materials called “Aqua: Conserve Water”.

Our program’s resources include topic pages and water-saving tips that help people make water conservation part of daily life. We explain how the protection and sustainable use of our water resources benefits everyone – whether at an individual, community or national level – and how such measures can offer positive solutions, not just for the water system, but for our food and energy systems as well.

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Energy Program

Energy Program

GRACE's Energy Program promotes clean energy, focusing on renewable energy, distributed generation and energy efficiency. We also shed light on the environmental effects of conventional power generation and highlight the interdependencies among food, water and energy systems through topics like hydrofracking, biofuels and power plant water use.

The program produces in-depth reports and online resources to raise awareness of emerging issues to help advocates, policymakers and the general public stay informed of the rapidly changing world of energy production and efficiency. We illustrate how the transition to a clean energy future will benefit not only the sustainability and security of our energy system, but our food and water systems as well. 

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GRACE Projects

We highlight the connections among food, water and energy, promoting a sustainable future through our projects including:

Sustainable Table Eat Well Guide The Meatrix Water Footprint Calculator Power Plants Kill Fish Nexus: Food, Water and Energy Ecocentric Blog

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Ecocentric Blog Posts

Food & Personal Health

The connection between the food we eat and our health is undeniable. Although the relationship is complicated, you can be sure of one thing: choosing sustainable food is a no brainer when it comes to achieving optimal health.

Tuna and Mercury on the Radio

GRACE’s Peter Hanlon spoke with Thom Hartmann on his radio program about our recent blog post on the FDA’s new fish and mercury consumption guidance, Consumer Reports’ advice on the issue and how mercury gets into fish in the first place.

This Week in Eco News - October 17, 2014

Will oil producers drill themselves into oblivion? #TurnipForWhat? How much water do we need to make wine in California? Let’s ponder these and other questions in this week’s food, water and energy Eco News!

Our Heroes: Trish Watlington at The Red Door

Meet one of our Eat Well Guide heroes: Trish Watlington at The Red Door in San Diego, where the cuisine is seasonal comfort food and made with one commitment: if they can’t grow it themselves or buy it locally, humanely treated and sustainably harvested, it’s not hitting the table.

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On the future of food
Nexus
Eat Well Guide
 Water Footprint Calculator
Our Heroes
The Meatrix for explore
Meatless Monday
Aqua video
Real Food