Earth Rights Institute
Alanna Hartzok is co-director of Earth Rights Institute, a civil society organization working for economic justice and peaceful resolution of conflicts. Her 2001 E. F. Schumacher Lecture was published as Democracy, Earth Rights and the Next Economy. That same year she was a candidate for Congress in the Ninth District of Pennsylvania.
Hartzok is currently director of a 34-member International Advisory Group which is developing a Land Value Tax/Capture Program in association with the United Nations Habitat Global Land Tool Network and completing a forthcoming book, The Earth Belongs to Everyone.
She is a United Nations ECOSOC NGO representative for the International Union for Land Value Taxation based in London and as such is working to develop land value taxation policy trainings worldwide. She is also a psycho-spiritual counselor and maintains a small private practice.
In 1993 she initiated tax reform legislation and worked with state Senator Terry Punt and his staff to guide it through Pennsylvania legislative hearings to nearly unanimous passage of Senate Bill 211, signed by Governor Thomas Ridge as Act 108 in November of 1998.
Her published articles on tax reform are used by legislators in the states of Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York. Her articles are referenced in the literature of the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) in California, a recent issue of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, Dialogues, a publication of the Canada West Foundation, and in several books, including the Worldwatch Institute book by David Roodman, The Natural Wealth of Nations and Creating a Sustainable World, an anthology edited by Trent Schroyher and Tom Golodik. She is one of several people featured in Planet Champions: Adventures in Saving the World—New Paths to Peace, Prosperity & Human Rights, authored by Jack Yost.
Last Updated: May 30, 2017