Rampa and Tom Hormel
Rampa and Tom Hormel have been environmentalists since 1986. Initially, they supported the Global Tomorrow Coalition by funding and organizing conferences supporting sustainable development.
In 1986, Tom founded the Global Environment Project Institute (GEPI) a private foundation which they co-chair. Through GEPI, they have initiated and supported projects such as: The Eastern Africa Environmental Network (EAEN) which helps increase environmental awareness in the region and promotes information exchange through a newsletter and an annual conference which now draws participants from 10 East African countries; Environment and Education which designed a curriculum for high school students to investigate the impact of consumption on natural resources within the school context; the Environmental Resource Centre (ERC) which serves the public with its library, meeting area and projects on waste, energy efficiency and transportation; the Sawtooth Community Garden Project (SCGP), which educates communities in sustainable living practices through the construction of a renewable energy greenhouse and community facility set in a five-acre botanical garden. SCGP will provide models of sustainable building and gardening practices.
Rampa has focused on consumer issues, the founding and directing of an information centre at the nation's first environmental shopping mall and served on the Board of Green Seal, a non-profit organization which identifies environmentally-friendly goods and services.