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American Forests restores and protects urban and rural forests. Founded in 1875, the oldest national nonprofit conservation organization in the country has served as a catalyst for many of the most important milestones in the conservation movement, including the founding of the U.S. Forest Service, the national forest and national park systems and literally thousands of forest ecosystem restoration projects and public education efforts. Since 1990, American Forests has planted more than 42 million trees in forests throughout the U.S. and in 38 countries, resulting in cleaner air and drinking water, restored habitat for wildlife and fish, and the removal of millions of tons of CO2 from the atmosphere. Learn more at www.americanforests.org.
Carbonfund.org is the leading nonprofit carbon reduction and climate solutions organization, making it easy and affordable for individuals, businesses and organizations to reduce their climate impact by supporting third-party validated renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects. Carbonfund.org has over 450,000 individual supporters and works with over 1,300 business and nonprofit partners including Discovery, Motorola, Amtrak, Volkswagen, Dell, JetBlue, and Staples. Please visit www.carbonfund.org.
At Grist, we believe that news about green issues and sustainable living doesn’t have to be predictable, demoralizing, or dull. We exist to tell the untold stories, spotlight trends before they become trendy, and engage the apathetic. We’re fiercely independent in our coverage; we throw brickbats when they’re needed and bestow kudos when they’re warranted. And while we take our work seriously, we don’t take ourselves seriously, because of the many things this planet is running out of, sanctimonious tree-huggers ain’t one of them. www.grist.org
Habitat for Humanity (East Bay)
Founded in 1988, Habitat for Humanity East Bay’s mission is to create successful homeownership opportunities for families with limited incomes by building sustainable housing and revitalizing neighborhoods. Habitat East Bay is the largest affiliate in the Bay Area building 20+ homes per year and also the leading affiliate in environmentally sustainable “Green” building. In 2008, Habitat East Bay will celebrate its 20-year anniversary and the completion of its 200th home! Habitat for Humanity East Bay envisions simple, decent, affordable homes in safe neighborhoods for all families. For more information on how to volunteer or donate, visit www.habitatEB.org.
Habitat for Humanity (Silicon Valley)
Habitat for Humanity Silicon Valley partners with the community to provide families with very low incomes the opportunity to build and own their own homes, with no-interest loans, thus helping to eliminate substandard living conditions in Santa Clara County. The process of building homes helps transforms the lives of our partner families and our communities. www.HabitatSiliconValley.org
Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society
The mission of Ocean Futures Society is to explore our global ocean, inspiring and educating people throughout the world to act responsibly for its protection, documenting the critical connection between humanity and nature, and celebrating the ocean’s vital importance to the survival of all life on our planet. www.oceanfutures.org
Los Angeles Audubon
The mission of Los Angeles Audubon is to enjoy and protect birds and their habitat through recreation, education, conservation and restoration. www.laaudubon.org
New American Dream
The Center for a New American Dream’s mission is to help Americans consume responsibly to protect the environment, enhance quality of life and promote social justice. We work with individuals, institutions to conserve natural resources, counter commercialization of our culture, and promote changes in the way goods are produced and consumed. We have reached tens of millions of Americans through media campaigns, shifted billions of dollars into environmentally superior goods through our institutional purchasing program, built a community of over 140,000 Americans who make healthier consumer choices, and delivered to the public the message that a sustainable lifestyle is both rewarding and accessible to all. www.newdream.org
Outward Bound is a 501(c)3 non-profit that inspires character development and self-discovery in all ages of people through challenge and outdoor adventure. Since 1962, over 500,000 individuals have participated in Outward Bound expeditions in US mountains, deserts, rivers, and oceans. Outward Bound impels people to achieve more than they ever thought possible, to show compassion for others, and to actively engage in creating a better world. www.outwardbound.org
The Stop Global Warming Virtual March was founded by Laurie David, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Senator John McCain as a non-political effort to bring all Americans together in one place to confront the critical issue of global warming. With the support of leading scientists, political, corporate and religious leaders, prominent Americans and concerned citizens, the Virtual March is a way to come together, make our voices heard and demand that our leaders freeze and reduce carbon dioxide emissions immediately. Once a person joins the Virtual March, they receive regular updates from stops on the march which highlight the effects of global warming on the U.S. and solutions that are readily available to each and every one of us. www.stopglobalwarming.org
Sustainable Conservation believes promoting a healthy environment can be good for business. Our award-winning climate, air, water and wildlife initiatives promote practical solutions and tangible results for California. Founded in 1993, Sustainable Conservation’s effectiveness lies in building strong alliances with business, agriculture and government — and establishing models for environmental and economic sustainability that can be replicated across California and beyond. www.suscon.org
Trees for the Future
Trees For The Future has been the steward of planting more than 50 million trees throughout the world since 1988. Through a people-to-people action plan, we restore tree cover to the world’s most degraded lands. Planting trees sequesters carbon, offsetting climate change and improving our global environmental health. Tree planting is also good for local economies and social development, preserving traditional livelihoods and cultures for generations to come. www.treesftf.org
Animal Haven is a nonprofit organization that finds homes for abandoned cats and dogs throughout the Tri-State area, and provides behavior intervention when needed to improve chances of adoption. Founded in 1967, we operate a limited admission shelter/adoption center in Manhattan and mobile adoption van. We also provide programs that enhance the bond between animals and people. www.animalhavenshelter.org
Anza-Borrego Foundation & Institute
The Anza-Borrego Desert State Park®, comprised of nearly 650,000 acres in Southern California, is one of the largest State Parks in the nation and equal in size to all of California’s other State Parks combined. Since its formation in 1967 to acquire holdings in the Park, the Anza-Borrego Foundation has secured 35,000 acres for habitat conservation, historic preservation and outdoor recreation. In 2003 the Foundation launched a new venture, the Anza-Borrego Institute, to enhance knowledge about the region, foster responsible resource management decisions, and inspire a responsible environmental ethic. The Institute educates the public of the importance of conserving the land and through youth programming, trains the next generation of land stewards. The Institute is a public private partnership with California State Parks and the Wildlife Health Center at UC Davis. www.theabf.org
Born Free USA
Born Free USA united with Animal Protection Institute (Born Free USA) works to alleviate captive animal suffering, rescue individual animals in need, protect wildlife — including highly endangered species — in their natural habitats, and encourage compassionate conservation globally. As part of the international Born Free family, we save imperiled wild animals from the global onslaught driving them to critical levels and protect the environments in which they live — whether it’s the elephants’ African savannah, tiger landscapes in India, or sea turtle nesting beaches in Israel. Our favorite “green” place is the lush landscape of our Primate Sanctuary in Texas, home to more than 500 primates, many of whom were rescued from grim conditions and now reside in a naturally enriched environment with minimal human interference.
In the film Born Free, the true story of Elsa the lioness touched the hearts of millions. Elsa’s spirit and journey to freedom remains the inspiration for Born Free USA today. Learn more at www.bornfreeusa.org
Center for Biological Diversity
At the Center for Biological Diversity, we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature — to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law, and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters, and climate that species need to survive. We want those who come after us to inherit a world where the wild is still alive. www.biologicaldiversity.org
The EcoMom Alliance is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization working to inspire and empower mothers to help reduce the climate crisis and create a sustainable future. www.ecomomalliance.org
Environmental Working Group
The mission of the Environmental Working Group is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment. Our team of scientists, engineers, policy experts, lawyers and computer programmers pores over government data, legal documents, scientific studies and our own laboratory tests to expose threats to your health and the environment, and to find solutions. Our research brings to light unsettling facts that you have a right to know. It shames and shakes up polluters and their lobbyists. It rattles politicians and shapes policy. It persuades bureaucracies to rethink science and strengthen regulation. It provides practical information you can use to protect your family and community. www.ewg.org
Friends of the Urban Forest
San Franciscans rely on Friends of the Urban Forest to help them plant and maintain trees for a more beautiful and healthy city. Since 1981, Friends of the Urban Forest’s community-based tree plantings have literally transformed San Francisco’s cityscape. In that time, Friends of the Urban Forest has planted more than 41,000 trees — that’s more than all the trees in Golden Gate Park — which represents over 40% of all the street trees in the city. In addition to street tree planting and maintenance, FUF operates an education program, which includes a youth project to pay and teach teens tree care skills, and conducts tree tours and bi-lingual pruning workshops. www.fuf.net
Great Old Broads for Wilderness
Founded in 1989, Great Old Broads for Wilderness (Broads) is a non-profit, public lands organization that uses the voices and activism of elders to preserve and protect wilderness and wild lands. Great Old Broads represents and gives voice to the millions of older Americans who want to see their public lands protected as wilderness for future generations. Broads advocates for healthy ecosystems and natural environments including restored habitat for wildlife, healthy native plant communities, and robust riparian areas.
Membership and participation with Great Old Broads has empowered many older women who used to feel they had no place within the environmental movement. Broads testify at hearings on land use policy, write letters to the media and legislators, and participate in protests and rallies. We wage campaigns to defend our nation’s wilderness and lend our support to other like-minded organizations. www.greatoldbroads.org
Green Yoga Association
At Green Yoga Association, our goal is to widen the circle of Yoga practitioners who are seeking and finding ways to honor and care for the Earth as an essential part of Yoga. We believe that Yoga practitioners have great potential to be a force for positive change. Through our Green Studios Program, we provide tools and support for Yoga studios, to help them become models of sustainability and leaders in their communities. www.greenyoga.org
King County Parks
King County Parks — Your Big Backyard | We provide Seattle and King County citizens with one of the largest regional parks and trails systems in the country! The King County Parks system has evolved from 150 acres in 1938 to more than 25,000 acres today. Our mission is to enhance regional quality of life through sound stewardship of parks, trails & open space. We look after over 180 parks covering 25,000 acres including such regional treasures as Marymoor Park and Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park and 175 miles of trail. By cultivating strong relationships with non-profit, corporate and community partners, King County Parks works to enhance park amenities while reducing costs. We hope you enjoy your time in parks! www.kingcounty.gov/parks
SAVE THE FROGS!
Frogs are the most threatened group of animals on the planet. Nearly one-third of the world’s 6,485 amphibian species are in danger of extinction, and up to 200 species have completely disappeared in recent decades. SAVE THE FROGS! is an international team of scientists, educators, policymakers and naturalists dedicated to protecting the world’s amphibian species. SAVE THE FROGS! conducts and funds scientific research, and engages in educational activities aimed at increasing the public’s awareness of environmental issues to ensure that amphibian conservation becomes — and remains — a top priority for current and future generations. www.savethefrogs.com.
Sierra Business Council
The Sierra Business Council is the only business organization serving the entire Sierra Nevada region. We are a nonprofit association of more than 700 businesses, agencies, and individual members committed to promoting a new perspective on regional wealth while emphasizing collaboration in planning and policy making. SBC’s mission is to pioneer innovative projects and approaches that foster community vitality, environmental quality, economic prosperity, and social justice in the Sierra Nevada. Our projects focus on community-based planning, conservation, leadership development, and sustainable business and development practices to build a sustainable future for the region. SBC is an innovative leader that provides communities the tools and models to develop livable towns and prosperous economies while maintaining our sense of place and protecting our natural resources. www.Sbcouncil.org
The Ocean Project
The Ocean Project helps its global partner network of zoos, aquariums, and museums effectively educate their millions of visitors about how they can help protect and conserve our ocean planet. The Ocean Project helps its broad network to enhance ocean awareness among the public; change attitudes and behaviors for conservation; increase civic involvement in community conservation activities; and generate regional, national, and international policy-focused action. An underlying premise in all our activities is to help people to think and act with our world ocean in mind — whether one lives in Australia or Arizona, Tahiti or Tennessee — and instill a stronger sense of the interconnectedness of life and a responsibility for making sure we do as much as we can in our lifetimes. www.TheOceanProject.org
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