Jim Embry

Jim Embry


Sustainable Communities Network


Roles at NAAEE

ee360 Fellow



Jim Embry considers himself Stardust congealed in human form that represents billions of years of Earth’s evolution. As an evolutionary being, his purpose is to contribute to a paradigm shift towards Sacred Earth consciousness and refers to himself as a Sacred Earth Activist. As an activist, Jim has participated in most of the major social justice movements of his era and now believes that the sustainability movement encompasses all the other movements. As the founder and director of Sustainable Communities Network, Jim seeks to contribute to the theory and practice of sustainable living. As a scuba diver and photographer, Jim has traveled widely to capture the beauty of the land and oceans. He has exhibited his photos in local hospitals, galleries, and local magazines. Working now on two books, Jim has contributed articles and photographs to the Sustainable World Sourcebook, Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky, Kentucky African American Encyclopedia, Latino Studies, Biodynamics Journal, African American Heritage Guide, and other publications. Jim believes that we need some big ideas that connect humans in a sacred relationship with the Earth, which will require us to think not just “out of the box” but “out-of-the-barn”.

About Jim‘s ee360 Community Action Project

Jim will use his ee360 Community Action Project to magnify the work of the Madison County Pollinator Habitat Working Group, which he organized in 2017. This Working Group will conduct extensive community education about pollinators with the goal of increasing the number and acreage of pollinator habitats throughout the county. With the support of NAAEE and ee360, Jim will offer this community effort as a model for other counties in Kentucky. His work also includes creating a 10-acre pollinator habitat and environmental education center on the family farm where he resides. 

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