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Latest Ecuador Report (4/19/11)
News & Events (3/19/11)
Peter Berg's Dispatch from Ecuador (12/20/10)
Latest Report - Ecuador Bioregional Education (12/20/10)
Resources (Links) (12/20/10)
Educational Resources (12/20/10)
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Some pictures from Ecuador Field Report-Set 1,2010











Planet Drum Foundation’s unique focus is  the idea that everyone lives in a bioregion.

bioregion: a distinct area with coherent and interconnected plant and animal communities, and natural systems, often defined by a watershed. A bioregion is a whole "life-place" with unique requirements for human inhabitation so that it will not be disrupted and injured.

We contribute to the understanding of living-in-place through Planet Drum's Current Projects

PD Upcoming Events

Get involved! Upcoming Events is a calendar of ongoing or date-specific workshops and Activities in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond in which Planet Drum Foundation is participating.

and the

Green City Calendar


Attention volunteers and participants! Daily and monthly listings in the Green City Calendar serving the San Francisco Bay Area for a wide range of environmental sustainability opportunities and events. For more resources, click Green City .

Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador

Eco Ecuador

Eco Ecuador is an ongoing project in collaboration with an urban community located in Ecuador to create a sustainable local ecology. We have been working there since 1999. There is a by-year sequence of Field Manager and Bioregional Education Reports accompanied by many photographs, as well as Dispatches from Ecuador by Planet Drum Director Peter Berg.  

Come and volunteer in Ecuador!

Winter Olympics Monitoring Action: Guard Fox Watch

Guard Fox Watch

(Index to Winter Olympic Games' Actions)
Planet Drum Foundation has opposed the environmental impacts of the Winter Olympics since 1996, when wildlife biologist Kimiharu To from Nagano, Japan  contacted Peter Berg for assistance to inform the local residents and others about the consequences they would suffer from the 1998 Winter Games. After monitoring the1998 Games, they formed Guard Fox Watch (GFW) to safeguard safety for the near-wild watershed areas threatened by media spectacle sports destruction. GFW has observed and critiqued successive Games at Salt Lake City, USA (2002), Turin, Italy (2006) and Vancouver, Canada (2010). 

Planet Drum's Vision:

What approach can we take to begin living sustainably wherever we are located?

Planet Drum was founded in 1973 to provide an effective grassroots approach to ecology that emphasizes sustainability, community self-determination and regional self-reliance. In association with community activists and ecologists, Planet Drum developed the concept of a bioregion. Through its projects, publications, speakers, and workshops, Planet Drum helps start new bioregional groups and encourages local organizations and individuals to find ways to live within the natural confines of bioregions.     [more]

  Quick Bioregional Quiz!

1.Where is the place that urbanites, suburbanites, and rural residents inhabit together?
2.Where is the place to learn and practice sustainable ways that satisfy basic human needs?
3.Where is the place nearest at hand to restore & maintain ecosystems & wildlife?
4.Where is the place to re-localize & decentralize political, social and economic features?
5.Where is the place to remanufacture products from recycled material?
6.Where is the place for students to learn about ecology?
7.Where is the place to begin both reducing climate change & planning suitable adaptations?

Answer: The watershed in the bioregion where you live.

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