John believed deeply in environmental awareness, preservation of natural spaces, and exploring the connections between ecology and literature. Please consider making a donation in his memory to one of the organizations below.

The Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment seeks to inspire and promote intellectual work in the environmental humanities and arts. Their vision is an inclusive community whose members are committed to environmental research, education, literature, art and service, environmental justice, and ecological sustainability.

Sempervirens Fund is California’s oldest land trust and the only organization dedicated exclusively to protecting the redwood forests of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Sempervirens Fund’s mission is to protect and permanently preserve redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forests, wildlife habitat, watersheds, and other important natural and scenic features of California’s Santa Cruz Mountains, and to encourage public appreciation and enjoyment of this environment.