Serving Up HOPE Through ACTION


Operation Road Trip Videos

Powerful video stories about passionate people affecting systemic change in the economy, education, and more that will enlighten you and give you hope for a future that takes care of people and the planet. It is happening now all around the country. Enjoy the video stories and enlightening conversations over a savory dish and beverage of your choice with friends, family, and colleagues.

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  1. Now Is The Time To Ask What Can I Do?

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    Please don’t get overwhelmed by that question. When JFK first posited it in 1960, the implication seemed to be that you/I/we needed to do something pretty big to help our country. I’m thinking a bit smaller. First, it’s important to acknowledge that things are not so hot in the U.S....
  2. Where Do You Fit In: Protester Or Community Builder?

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    I was a participant in the Women’s Movement in the 70’s and have remained involved in social, environmental and economic change efforts since then. Although, I may not be an expert on social movements, I have formed an opinion on their process based on my experience. In a nutshell, I...
  3. The Power of Hope is Real for You & for Society

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    by Jan Roberts  The power of hope IS real. Hope is the belief that circumstances will get better. It’s not a wish for things to get better — it’s the actual belief, the knowledge that things will get better, no matter how big or small. Hope has the amazing power...

Operation Road Trip

Book Cover KindleWeb2An upbeat and illuminating ride through an explosion of on-the-ground initiatives around the country that are creating a caring future for people and the planet. Meet the artists, economists, teachers, media folks, neighbors and social activists who are making it happen.  Along the way, experience the quirky insights and passion of your driver Jan Roberts, who embarked on a solo road trip to video interview these passionate people.  It took her two and half months to cover 13,026 miles and interview 51 innovators.  You will discover a treasure trove of significant endeavors that are enriching lives and transforming communities right now. Get Your Copy Here!

The Earth Charter

The Earth Charter serves as the ethical framework for the Cultural Innovations Agency.

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Operation Bon Appetit is an initiative of the Cultural Innovations Agency, Inc. (CIA), a 501c3 nonprofit corporation, with the mission to engage ordinary people in sustainability and social change that emphasizes conviviality, arts, conversations and actions. The ethical framework for the CIA recognizes the interconnection of economic justice, human rights, respect for nature and a culture of peace.

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