Uneco - United Eco-Action Fund

Human Freedom Demands Individuals Making Informed Global Choices

Since its inception in 1997, UNECO has supported regional and international environmental and educational programs aimed at promoting a deeper understanding of the effects our daily choices have on the world around us.


Founded in 1997, United Eco-Action Fund (UNECO) has been an active sponsor and supporter of environmental and social programs developed by the nonprofit community. For information on our initiatives, visit our programs page.

We are a certified California nonprofit.

Our Team
  • Aldo Vidali . Chairman
  • Viktoria Vidali . E Director
  • Mike Zuccolotto . CFO
  • Ed Mura . Director
  • Daniel Noble . Advisor
  • Lin Compton . Advisor
  • Janis Birkeland . Advisor
  • Clif Arrington . Advisor
  • Chuck Buck . Advisor
  • Gianfranco Vidali . Advisor
  • John R. Nuckols . Advisor
  • Lance Cottrell . Advisor

Aldo Vidali - Documentary author, writer, world explorer and sailor, Aldo brings to UNECO an understanding of human events and provides a compass for navigating our planetary vessel toward a safe shore. Full bio

Viktoria Vidali - Author, musician, photographer, and small business owner, with a 25-year history in education and research, Viktoria skillfully oversees UNECO's organizational development.

Mike Zuccolotto - A successful sales and marketing executive in the health and transportation industries, Mike brings to UNECO an extensive knowledge of national and international issues.

Ed Mura- Co-Founder of Tongass National Forest Timber Reform Movement; Curator of Northwestern Indian Arts, Alaska Museum System; former Mayor of Port Protection, Alaska Community Association; UNECO's Hawaii Program Director.

Daniel Noble - Vice President, Director of Research, Environmental Business Publisher, Environmental Business Journal.

Lin Compton - Professor and Chair, Development Studies Doctoral Program, Department of Forest Ecology, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Janis Birkeland - Professor, School of Resources, Environment and Society, Australian National University, ACT Office of Sustainability.

Clif Arrington - M.D, Anti-Aging Medicine, Kealakekua, Hawaii.

Chuck Buck - President, Buck Knives, America's most prestigious knife company.

Gianfranco Vidali - Professor, Department of Physics, Syracuse University, New York.

John R. Nuckols- Associate Professor and Director Environmental Health, Advanced Systems Laboratory, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins.

Lance Cottrell - President and Chairman, Anonymizer. Internationally recognized expert in cryptography, online privacy, and security.

About Our Mission

Our Mission

The food we eat, water we drink, products we use, votes we cast, charity we give, media we watch have consequences that reverberate within and beyond our borders. Our mission is to support and develop programs that enhance individuals' understanding of their impact on the world, thus encouraging informed and responsible choices.

We have one planet - all the marketing dollars in the world don't change that fact. Let's embrace our shared reality.

Our Staff A Letter From The Chairman

Nature's prodigious abundance and wonders offer renewable plenty for all. To realize this life-saving possibility is our mission.

The human condition harbors a self-destructive tendency. We seem to pay for our intelligence with loss of collective survival instinct. The precious gift of free will opens illusions that have been perennial sources of human error. In the last century alone, humanity pursuing power and greed killed 150,000,000 of its own kind and extinguished thousands of species. Biodiversity has been reduced more in the last 100 years than in the preceding thousand.

Short-lived profits for the powerful few determine the direction of modern society. In the face of reckless exploitation it may seem unrealistic to seek unification of competing economic and ecological interests into a positive movement to oppose ignorance and establish a sustainable economy. However, history shows that competing forces have achieved agreement on difficult issues. An urgent global consensus to save our environment, even if not perfect, can, if enacted in time, prevent the fall of contemporary society into chaos.

The seriousness of the global crisis is no longer open to dispute. Despite innumerable politically motivated attempts to distract and discredit, the scientific reality marches on. The frightening consequences of pollution, extinction of species, deforestation, misuse of wilderness, toxic devastation, and disease are shockingly visible even in the richest nation in the world. Governments acknowledge the increasing danger, but they have not faced up to the gravity of the situation because they deny the fact that our civilization does not occupy a privileged position in the history of the world. Unless our global society reconsiders its priorities and accepts the primacy of biodiversity, it will become engulfed in major cataclysms in this century.

Letter from the Chairman

Our Mission

Big Basin


Big Basin Redwoods State Park is California's oldest state park and home to the largest stand of ancient coast redwoods south of San Francisco.

Covering nearly 20 thousand acres, Big Basin is home to deer, raccoon, coyote, fox, bobcat, mountain lion, and many bird species - including egret, heron, hawk, owl, woodpecker, and the endangered marbled murrelet.

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Contact Us

To provide a financial contribution to a UNECO project, visit our contributions page.

245M Mt. Hermon Rd. #307
Scotts Valley CA 95066

e. info@uneco.org

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