About Next 7
“In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.”
– Iroquois Great Law of Peace
Next 7 is a grassroots organization bringing people together who believe in advocating ideas and solutions to benefit the next 7 generations.
We are dedicated to shifting towards a society that coexists harmoniously with the natural world and with each other, and where prosperity is sustainable and shared. We see it as Next 7’s goal to inspire and accelerate the path forward to that future.
Next 7 seeks to use people-power to create that shared vision of a regenerative and sustainable society, by taking action on issues that affect our ability to do so including food and farming, social justice, environmental sustainability and more.
If you care about the next seven generations, then you are part of the Next 7 community: a community of people like you who care about not just the next seven days, or the next seven years, but the well-being of the next seven generations.
Launched in Fall 2017, our first campaign is to preserve integrity of the Organic label. Find out more here.
ABOUT OUR FOUNDER
Lisa Stokke – Founder and Executive Director
Lisa Stokke has been a lifetime advocate for healthy food systems and through this commitment co-founded Food Democracy Now!, a nonprofit organization of 750,000 members where for 9 years she advocated and brought awareness to the importance of organic and regenerative agriculture through progressive policies and regulations that benefit family farmers, citizens and the environment.
She is now the Executive Director of Next 7, a new and exciting non-profit organization focusing on solutions to our greatest issues with the next seven generations in mind.
Her work through Food Democracy Now! has been featured in the book Modified (2016), and also in the New York Times, NPR, Politico and numerous other national publications. She was also recognized in Shape magazine as “Mom of the Year” and a “Woman Making a Difference”. She has spoken at numerous conferences as an environmental, food and agriculture activist throughout Europe and across the U.S.
She is an Iowa native and a mother of four who lives near Boulder, Colorado.