Omega Point Projects tend to last many months, and in some cases years, as they have a set goal which can take a prolonged amount of planning, coordination, time, resources, management focus, and the support of other individuals and third party organizations. A recent example would be the three year period required to incubate the United States Peace Academy to the point that it received its own non-profit accreditation with the Internal Revenue Service, its own permanent staff, and an independent funding base, at which point Omega Point Institute released the then fully-formed Peace Academy to proceed independently.
One of our projects, WALK 2 KNOW(c), started with a one year walk by Taylor Lancaster from Santa Monica, California to Manhattan, New York to encourage conversation about the right to know what is in our food and whether GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) are being hidden in our food supply. Every human being has the right to choose what they ingest, and unless the government requires GMOs to be labeled, we simply do not know what we are eating and what potentially adverse impacts those substances may have on our bodies or farming practices. This project is being launched with Taylor’s walk to raise national awareness and will continue indefinitely until the public has the right to demand that the existence of GMOs in our foods be identified on a product’s label. It is more than a consumer right, it is a human right to be able to choose what we will ingest.
Recent project: provided over $100,000 in relief for Hurricane Haiyan victims
Recent project: distributed the autobiography of Mother Teresa
Recent project: incubated the National Peace Academy for 3 years