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Sustainability Action Network
Local Solutions for Transition to a Sustainable Economy
Founded: 2008
Contact Name: Michael Almon
Contact Email:
Who We Are

The Sustainability Action Network, a non-profit organization, is bringing awareness of the global crisis caused by climate change, energy vulnerability and economic instability to communities in the Kaw River (Kansas River) bioregion. We are initiating positive solutions inspired by the Transition and Permaculture Movements. We bring the tools needed to re-skill and re-localize our economy and create a more socially just and ecologically sustainable world.

What We Do

Our current projects include:

1) Peak Oil Action – initiating municipal level Peak Oil resolutions and response planning.

2) Permaculture Collaborative – developing skills and resources for sustainable food production.

3) Land Consortium – organizing interested stakeholders to acquire prime farmland in the urban fringe for land-based economic development and regional food security.

4) Water Rights and Watersheds – protecting the water commons, the source of all life, from privatization and contamination, and restoring our watersheds.

5) SAN Sustainability Announcements – informing and encouraging others to become active in our Sustainability Action Network, or other such action driven groups.

6) Collaboration with sister organizations – such as: Citizens for Responsible Planning; Films for Action; Kansas River Valley Growers fighting for local water rights; Lawrence Future Food advocating farm-based economic development in Lawrence; national efforts by the Sustainable Energy Network; KC Metro groups like the Kansas City Food Circle and the All Species Project, etc.

Get Involved

Our weekly Newsletter provides a clearinghouse for local sustainability-related events, SAN meetings, community actions, independent news, local group campaign updates, and other pertinent information – all geared to helping you get informed and take action.


To subscribe, please send an e-mail to with the subject line reading “Subscribe.”

Skills & Resources
projector and screen, permaculture training
Group Admin
Tim Hjersted Dave Yates