Trathen Heckman is the founding director of Daily Acts Organization; the Board President of Transition U.S. and the former director of Green Sangha. Seeking to inspire the engagement of hearts, minds and senses, Trathen educates and works with community, business and municipal leaders to create programs, policy and models which harness the power of nature and inspired action to restore the health of our lives and communities.
Working with many local alliances, Trathen is a founding member of the Sonoma County Food Systems Alliance and Greywater Working Group which played a role in the 2009 California Greywater Policy change. Tratheninstalled the first permitted single-household greywater system in Sonoma County that was the subject of an award-winning How To Greywater video. Last year he helped organize the installation of 13 greywater systems in one weekend in two cities. Trathen was the co-originator of the 350 Garden Challenge which resulted in a collaboration of over 40 non-profits, businesses, schools, churches and municipalities planting and revitalizing 629 gardens in Sonoma County in a single weekend. The following year the challenge was expanded in collaboration with Transition U.S. and other partners to inspire over 1,700 home and garden actions in across the U.S.