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Get Your Hands Dirty

Join us on the Mendocino Headlands every Wednesday for invasive plant removal.

Go Solar

Have you been considering home solar? Now is the time. Starting on April 14th, the buyback rate for solar energy will decrease significantly. Click here to make sure you get solarized before the cutoff.

Envision an Alternative Future

Register here for the 2023 "Decolonizing Economics Summit"

What We Do

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Working groups are the root of what we do here at GRI. Going a step further than the usual nonprofit committee structure they organize, recruit volunteers, and plan their strategies for addressing community needs. Our working groups take action to implement solutions for the common good. 


GRI initially offered courses at Mendocino College campuses in Fort Bragg, Ukiah, and Willits on Grassroots Solutions to Corporate Power. Those discussion-based workshops educated hundreds of Mendocino County residents as to how powerful corporate actors systematically degrade the functioning of our democratic political system: the vitality of our economic system: the health and sustainability of our environmental system, and the international connections of all people on the planet. Education has been a basic part of our mission and our ability to educate through workshops will continue to be an important part of what we do. More info coming soon!

The GRI is a network of friends and neighbors studying, promoting, and working to carry out progressive solutions for the Common Good. The Institute grew out of the Mendocino Coast Chapter of the Alliance for Democracy, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. 

GRI stays busy, and we would love to have you involved! Check out our calendar for the latest events, and be sure to subscribe for alerts. 

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