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PeaceTrees. Photo of planting trees in Vietnam Our founder Danaan Parry conceived the idea of promoting friendly relations between traditionally conflicting people by getting both sides together to do something positive and beneficial to all: planting trees. There have been many PeaceTrees projects completed so far around the world in places like Northern Ireland, South Africa, Palestine, Camden, NJ, Brooklyn, NY, and Los Angeles, CA. The grandest in scale has been PeaceTrees Vietnam which combined removing landmines with tree planting on a major battlefield of the Vietnam War. U.S. Vietnam vets worked side by side with Vietnamese. See the PeaceTrees Vietnam website.

Citizen Diplomacy Trips. Danaan Parry led the first Earthstewards citzen diplomacy outreach in 1983, an exchange of visits by Americans and Russians. Begining in 1990, Danaan initiated a citizen diplomacy project in the Middle East. Leah Green continued this work and led 11 citizen delegations to Israel, the West Bank, Gaza and Jordan from 1991 through 1997. Our work in the Middle East was so successful that in 1998, Leah founded a separate non-profit organization, Mid-East Citizen Diplomacy. Their main project is the Compassionate Listening Project, which focuses on Jewish-Palestinian reconciliation.

Global Citizen Journey. The vision for Global Citizen Journey evolved from the international grassroots experiences of Citizen Diplomacy, The Compassionate Listening Project and Peace Trees, and was catalyzed by connections made during a conference called The Practice of Peace. Global Citizen Journey joins listening ears, open hearts and ready hands across countries and continents. We envision an environment of deep, ongoing cross-cultural exchange that builds understanding, global connectedness and world peace.

Nicaragua Day Care Center. "The Nicaraguan Government has agreed to provide the funding for the expenses that have been provided by this Earthstewards project in the past. We have, as a result, closed our fundraising efforts. We are very grateful to the donors who have maintained this preschool for so many years for some of the neediest children in the Western Hemisphere. It is heartwarming to know that the work goes on thanks to your efforts."

Caring Clowns International. We clown to heal and expand the human spirit: people-to-people, country-to-country and culture-to-culture. We raise money to accomplish good in the world. We fund projects which improve people's lives. And, we clown to help awaken the human spirit: making people laugh, helping to heal, and connecting people to their individual humanity. http://www.caringclownsinternational.org/

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