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Who we are and what we do.  

Our values:

EON provides Grassroots Movement support and media support for those working for planetary and human rights through deep democracy.

Deep democracy is grassroots decision-making for justice, peace, compassion and sustainability.


Who we support:

Movements we support focus on three ubiquitous and threatening yet under-reported issues of our time: Nuclear Radioactivity; Wireless Radiation; and Election Integrity.


Our cooperative partnerships — partial list:


Fiscally Sponsored projects:

EMF Safety Network.org
Positive News.org
EMFAnalysis.org


EON Board

Martine Amita Algier
MartineAlgier.com
Consultant, Educator, Mediator; Workshop leader and Trainer with the Center for Non-Violent Communications (NVC).
San Francisco, CA

Mary Beth Brangan – Executive Board Position: President
Filmmaker, educator, journalist
Bolinas, CA

James M. Heddle – Executive Board Position: Vice President
Filmmaker, educator, journalist,
Bolinas, CA

Rachel Gertrude Johnson
Activist, Artist, photographer, Mother and Entrepreneur; co-founder of Kaleidoscope Womens’ Crafts Collective and Coastal Artisans; Founding Board Member, Bay Area Nuclear (BAN) Waste Coalition. See her work here.
Bolinas, CA

Betsy E. Lehrfeld
Attorney specializing in progressive advocacy groups, environmental and health issues,
partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm Swankin and Turner.
Washington, D.C.

James Turner – Executive Board Position: Treasurer
Attorney specializing in alternative health issues and organizations, Chairman of the Board of Citizen’s for Health, co-author with A. Lawrence Chickering of VOICE OF THE PEOPLE: The Transpartisan Imperative in American Life and partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm Swankin and Turner.


Founding Board Members (Now deceased)

Francine Levien (2001)
Writer, Founder/Director of Zero Breast Cancer (formerly Marin Breast Cancer Watch) Francine inspired many to action on behalf of health.
She was honored for her activism by former Rep. Lynn Woolsey in the Congressional Record Record Volume 147, Number 59 (Thursday, May 3, 2001An award in her honor “Honor Thy Healer”  is given each year through Zero Breast Cancer.
San Anselmo, CA

Bill Moyer (2002)
Author: “Doing Democracy.” Social movement theorist, author, international workshop leader on non-violent communication for organizations, groups and individuals.   Assistant to Rev. Martin Luther King, co-founder of the Movement for a New Society and founder of the Social Movement Empowerment Project (SMEP), Bill was a lifelong practitioner of non-violent political and social activism.
San Francisco, CA

Myan Baker (2016)
A pioneer in the field of organizational evolution, Myan specialized in supporting innovation by conceptualizing and implementing change-related systems strategies, models and processes that emphasize shifting mindsets and re-framing relationships. She consulted to leaders of more than 400 organizations, networks and alliances, including private sector corporations and e-businesses, national and international collaborations, governments and related agencies, academic and research institutions, and a wide array of non-profit organizations. She was Senior Consultant at Economic Transformations Group Inc.
……..She was noted for her capacity to focus on the future and to infuse organizational and leadership cultures with practical new ideas and creative methods.
Bolinas, CA and Charlottesville, Virginia  
 




Co-Directors 

James Heddle and Mary Beth Brangan,  life and work partners since 1983, are documentary video and radio producers, educators, community and international organizers. They co-direct EON, the Ecological Options Network,  producing video reports and blogs on activists and organizations working – at local, national and international levels – for solutions to planetary challenges.  They’re currently working on a new documentary – Shutdown: The California Fukushima Connection – The legacy of nuclear energy, weapons and waste; The promise of a renewable energy transition.
  
Documentaries by Brangan and Heddle have been broadcast and toured nationally and internationally; aired in Congress, the United Nations, on PBS, ABC, CNN, cable; and used in parliaments, universities, libraries and by citizens’ organizations and NGO’s worldwide. Their work has been honored at the Sundance, American, San Francisco Asian-American, Dallas, Hawaii International and Margaret Mead Film Festivals, among others.  
  
James Heddle is a filmmaker, media producer, blogger and educator with a multifaceted career paralleling the evolution of media since the 1960’s. He has taught media studies, communications and psychology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison; Grand Valley State Colleges, Grand Rapids, Michigan; Concordia University, Montreal; and Antioch University, Seattle, Washington where he headed the Graduate Psychology  program and helped create the graduate program in Whole Systems Design. Since becoming an independent producer in 1982 he has devoted his energies to producing media for social change.
  
Mary Beth Brangan is an experienced organizer at the community, state, national and international levels.  She was a co-founder of the successful movement against the nuclear waste dump in Ward Valley California on the Colorado River, source of drinking water for millions of people. She was involved in successful campaigns to stop aerial spraying of pesticides over urban San Francisco Bay area counties, promote Community Choice energy, defeat PG&E’s Proposition 16, block unchecked proliferation of cell tower antennas and in the push back against forced installation of wireless ‘smart’ meters.   
  
Jim and Mary Beth were public interest intervenors in the California Public Utilities Commission proceedings, advocating for a community wide “opt out” for the more than 56 cities and counties that oppose the forced installation of wireless utility meters. Since the stolen election of 2004, they’ve been part of the national movement to expose election fraud – by electronic voting, gerry mandering, blocking easy voter registration, the modern “Jim Crow” ID laws, etc.

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