Resources

Endangered Species

Global Warming

  • 350.org – organizes protests, divestment campaigns, non-violent civil disobedience, and local and national movements to stop coal and oil companies
  • Greenpeace – protects wildlife and fights global warming and ocean pollution; fights nuclear power and fights nuclear pollution
  • Clean Energy Action – organizes against coal and helps to  fight global warming, they collect success stories from communities around the world that have increased renewables energy sources and efficiency,  they support municipalization of the Xcel, the Colorado elctric utility, keeps investing in coal power plants and opposing a rapid change to efficiency and renewables
  • Sierra Club
  • Rising Tide North America
  • Ruckus Society – provides environmental, human rights, and social justice organizers with the tools, training, and support needed to achieve their goals through the strategic use of creative, nonviolent direct action
  • SustainUS
  • Students for a Just and Stable Future
  • Oxfam – worldwide development organization that mobilizes the power of people against poverty
  • International Trade Union Confederation – uniting autonomous and democratic trade unions
  • ActionAid International – a global movement of people working together to further human rights and defeat poverty for all
  • Friends of the Earth – fights for wildlife and our planet
  • Roots & Shoots – Jane Goodall’s youth-led community action and learning program
  • Earth Guardians
  • Appalachian Community Health Emergency – the first law ever proposed that would end the human rights/health disaster that is Mountaintop Removal in Appalachia
  • Tom Weis

Sustainability

  • Bioneers – an innovative nonprofit educational organization that highlights breakthrough solutions for restoring people and planet, with DVDs and radio shows
  • Green America
  • Organic Consumers Association – amazing coalition that fights for organic food, peace, economic justice- against GMOs, antibiotics in foods, pesticides, and toxic chemicals
  • Food and Water Watch – works to make food and water safe
  • Institute for Local Self Reliance – creates local sustainable communities through the smart utilization of local resources
  • Institute for Agricultural & Trade Policy – create environmentally and economically sustainable communities and regions through sound agriculture and trade policy
  • Eco-cycle – pushing the zero waste goal. Boulder requires separation by households, but needs to require it by businesses.
  • Treehugger – partial to a modern aesthetic, it shares sustainable design, green news and solutions

Environmental Justice

Environmental and Wildlife Groups

Sea Life and Whales

Other Animals

Citizen Protection

  • Iraq Body Count – tries to establish an independent public database of civilian deaths in Iraq resulting directly from military actions by the USA and its allies in 2003
  • OpenStreetMap – was used in Arab Spring to find out what roads were open and to find shelter and to avoid the military; create maps, show local areas, show where there is safe drinking water, etc.
  • Cultural Survival – partnering with indigenous peoples to defend their lands, languages, and cultures

Citizen Science

Fracking

Pollution

Health

Smoking

Consumers

Human Rights

Awards

Anti-Nuclear

Pesticides

Population

Peace

Forest

Rainforest

Water and Rivers

  • American Littoral Society
  • American Rivers
  • Desert Fishes Council – mission is to preserve the biological integrity of desert aquatic ecosystems and their associated life forms, to hold symposia to report related research and management endeavors, and to effect rapid dissemination of information concerning activities of the Council and its members
  • International Rivers Network – organization working to halt destructive river infrastructure projects, address the legacies of existing projects and improve development policies and practices
  • River Network – helps local groups to protect wild rivers from pollution, development, and dams
  • Water Defense – works to create a world where water is safe to drink, a world where the oceans don’t rise and the economy is powered by clean, sustainable sources of energy like wind, water and solar
  • Clean Water Action – a national citizens’ organization working for clean, safe, and affordable water, and prevention of health-threatening pollution
  • Food & Water Watch – fights fracking and pollution in our food and water

Politics

  • Move to Amend – We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling and other related cases, and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights
  • Public Citizen‎ – a national, nonprofit consumer advocacy organization founded in 1971 to represent consumer interests in Congress, the executive branch and the courts
  • New Era – organizes youth to vote and participate in politics; because youth are more progressive than older people, they are supporting issues such as sustainable energy, and the municipalizaion of electric companies
  • Public Campaign – ‎stop corporations and wealthy interests from buying our elections
  • Working Families Party – evaluates thousands of candidates every year and only support the ones who stand with us on the issues that matter most to working families, from good jobs to quality schools to fair taxes to clean energy
  • Green Party – acts to improve the quality of our environment and everyday lives
  • Common Cause – fights for good government and fair elections, against fraud

Reform

Election Reform

  • New Era – organizes youth to vote and participate in politics; because youth are more progressive than older people, they are supporting issues such as sustainable energy, and the municipalizaion of electric companies
  • League of Conservation Voters
  • Common Cause
  • Public Citizen‎ – a national, nonprofit consumer advocacy organization founded in 1971 to represent consumer interests in Congress, the executive branch and the courts
  • Public Campaign – ‎stop corporations and wealthy interests from buying our elections
  • OpenSecrets – the most comprehensive resource for federal campaign contributions, lobbying data and analysis available anywhere; it lists campaign contributions to politicians from companies and individuals
  • Move to Amend – We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling and other related cases, and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights
  • League of Woman Voters
  • Sierra Club Committee on Political Education

Economy

  • Move Your Money – Divest from the nation’s largest Wall Street banks and move to local financial institutions. Little has changed to prevent another financial crisis or to end ‘Too Big To Fail,’ and with Congress unwilling to act, we are encouraging individuals to take power into their own hands by voting with their dollars and no longer contributing to a financial system that has lead our country astray. We are a campaign that gives people real, concrete actions they can take to create a more sane, stable and localized banking system.
  • US Uncut – direct action against corporate tax cheats and unnecessary and unfair public service cuts
  • Probe International – rethinking foreign aid, restoring accountability, reinvigorating economies, monitors for corruption and fraud in large overseas projects

Bicycling

Media

Magazines