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Emerald Compassionate Action Network (ECAN) seeks to illuminate and activate people's deep need to contribute to the lives of others.

We wish to demonstrate that there is an abundance of sources of compassion here, in central Lane County, Oregon, and that once our citizens become self-aware of their similarities -- their team identity -- there will an exponential scaling up of the impact among organizations and individuals on social problems as collaboration on service projects accelerates.


"A vision is a compass. It’s an ideal. It’s vision. Then there’s life: messy, imperfect, resource-constrained, ego-filled. Life as a human being is about moving between these two worlds – the ideal that we hold and are –within, and the messiness of the world.

That’s why a vision serves as a compass, a guiding light – not as a plan to execute.

What matters is that we are moving toward our vision. That we have stepped fully onto the road of pursuing the dream. That we allow our dreams to be a guiding force in our lives.

Calm, trusting, dedicated action taken from that place will pull us closer to the vision." 

---- Tara Sophia Mohr

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