Advocacy & Volunteering
Advocacy & Volunteering

Advocacy & Volunteering

Volunteer today at organizations that advocate for the greater good.

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Earth Island Institute (EII) works on environmental issues in the global context by initiating conservation and restoration projects. Attempting to develop a worldwide network of Earth Island Centers. Publishes the quarterly Earth Island Journal. Sponsors the Brower Youth Awards. EII serves as an incubator for start-up environmental groups. Currently, Earth Island has more than 60 projects under sponsorship.

The Ann Arbor Ecology Center works for a just and healthy environment through grassroots organizing, advocacy, education, and demonstration projects. Programs include climate and energy research, environmental education, farmland and natural area preservation, nontoxic product advocacy, chemical policy reform, and "Recycle Ann Arbor," which includes a Zero Waste initiative.

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) provides funding for projects that reduce UC Berkeley's negative impact on the environment and make UC Berkeley more sustainable. TGIF will allocate funds to projects that promote sustainable modes of transportation, increase energy and water efficiency, restore habitat, promote environmental and food justice, and reduce the amount of waste created by UC Berkeley. Portions of the fund also support education and behavior change initiatives, student aid (via return to aid), and internships. TGIF is supported by student fees and administered through a student-majority committee and a program coordinator.

The Watershed Project is committed to inspiring Bay Area communities to understand, appreciate and protect local watersheds. They are working to restore and preserve the unique ecosystems that make up the San Francisco Bay. They bring a watershed perspective to the urban environment, promoting green design and supporting natural cycles. The Watershed Project is always looking for volunteers. You can pitch in to clean up the shoreline, restore a creek bank or sign up for a workshop. Check the Calendar of Events to find volunteering opportunities.

Adopt-A-Shoreline program gives opportunity to take care of a specific section of the shoreline and watch it change over the season. Support for group leaders, they also provide maps, data cards, bags, gloves, etc.

We are building a grassroots climate movement, working for deep reductions in carbon pollution in the San Francisco Bay Area & beyond.

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A public interest and environmental advocacy organization which works to address the impacts of our food production system on human health, animal welfare and the environment. CFS works to achieve its goals through grassroots campaigns, public education, media outreach, and litigation. National Headquarters: 660 Pennsylvania Ave, SE, Suite 302, Washington DC 20003. They also have the Cool Foods Campaign which aims to educate the public about how food choices can affect global warming and empowers them with the resources to reduce the impact. Annually updates a Shopper's Guide to Non-GMO Food.

An alliance of grassroots indigenous peoples whose mission is to protect the sacredness of Mother Earth from contamination and exploitation by strengthening, maintaining and respecting the traditional teachings and the natural laws. Formed by Indigenous people to address environmental and economic justice issues. Building capacity to protect sacred sites, land, water, and air. Campaigns include Indigenous Mining Campaign, Persistent Organic Pollutants, Toxics Campaign and Indigenous Energy Campaign.

Beach "adoption" involves commitment to cleaning the beach at least three times a year. Adopt-A-Beach provides education and guidance for beach adoption and/or neighborhood cleanup and educational materials/curricula for coastal cleanup.

California Walks is a statewide organization of affiliated nonprofit and volunteer groups dedicated to creating healthy, safe, and walkable communities. Our mission is to provide a statewide voice for pedestrian safety and walkable communities through policy advocacy, community empowerment, and a growing unified statewide network of local community organizations and affiliates with particular focus on healthy equity and communities disparately impacted by pedestrian injuries and fatalities.

COF is committed to preserving the state's native oak forest ecosystem and its rural landscapes. COF advocates for curbing urban sprawl and creating livable cities. They provide technical assistance, scientific and resource information, press and community outreach guidelines, and testimony. This Group is a project created by the California Wildlife Foundation.

A grassroots social movement of citizens from all walks of life who have come together to advocate for the protection of public health and safety, the environment, and the common good. Your support of Town Hall Coalition enables us to identify key issues, organize grassroots citizens' groups, educate the public through town hall forums, and take action to advocate for responsible land use policies. Town Hall Coalition provides information to the public about their rights regarding water, soil erosion, pesticide drift, habitat degradation, grading, forest conversions to vineyards, industrial vineyard and wine factory development, subdivisions, logging, and more. They emphasize on Sonoma County.

Works to reduce the suffering of animals raised for meat, eggs, and milk. Visit the site to learn about the issue and find ways to take action.

Since 1994, the Women's Forest Sanctuary has been raising funds to purchase a rare and magnificent old-growth redwood grove on the Mattole River in northern California.

Working to protect, restore and celebrate San Francisco Bay. Founded in 1961, Save The Bay protects the Bay from pollution and inappropriate shoreline development, making it cleaner and healthier for people and wildlife. They restore habitat and secure strong policies to re-establish wetlands that are essential for a healthy Bay. They inspire the next generation of environmental leaders by educating thousands of students annually. Also maintains list on website of places to take medications for proper disposal. Not a drop site for medical waste. On the web site you can choose a volunteer job to restore natural wetland habitats by hand at several sites around San Francisco Bay.

Since 1872 The Bar Association of San Francisco has been providing San Francisco legal professionals with networking and pro bono opportunities in order to better serve the community.

FogQuest is a non-profit, registered Canadian charity dedicated to planning and implementing water projects for rural communities in developing countries. They utilize innovative fog collectors as well as effective rainfall collectors to make optimum use of natural atmospheric sources of water.

The Wilderness Society combines science, advocacy, and education to save, protect, and restore America's wilderness areas.

Formed to meet the challenge of saving the Northern Rockies Bioregion from habitat destruction. Membership-based nonprofit organization; board and advisors include some of the nation's top scientists and conservationists.

Works on a variety of issues, including urban environment, urban agriculture, social justice, and protecting old growth forests.

Using legislative initiatives, legal action, scientific principles, and statewide partnerships, the Ohio Environmental Council secures a healthier environment for Ohio's families and communities.

As You Sow was founded in 1992 and has grown into two programs that strive to increase corporate accountability. The Environmental Enforcement Program seeks to reduce and remove carcinogenic exposures by pursuing compliance with California's Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act. In 1997, As You Sow launched the Corporate Social Responsibility Program (CSRP) to use shareholder advocacy and the financial markets to catalyze positive change within public held companies.

A nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. They link local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology.

Earth Island Institute (EII) works on environmental issues in the global context by initiating conservation and restoration projects. Attempting to develop a worldwide network of Earth Island Centers. Publishes the quarterly Earth Island Journal. Sponsors the Brower Youth Awards. EII serves as an incubator for start-up environmental groups. Currently, Earth Island has more than 60 projects under sponsorship.

Investigates and challenges nuclear weapons programs at the Livermore, Los Alamos, Sandia National Laboratories and the Nevada Test Site. Seeks to abolish nuclear weapons and compel open public review of hazardous nuclear technologies. Also to ensure appropriate management of nuclear waste. Grounded in both international and environmental law which is the principle guiding WSLF's activities is advancement of the democratization of policies affecting nuclear weapons and related technologies. WSLF's legal, technical and organizing activities support public participation in shaping domestic and global nuclear policy. A founding member of Abolition 2000.

Dedicated to preserving sacred places, their associated cultures, and the environment. Preservation efforts include: documentation, educational programs, direct action advocacy and financial contributions for restoration projects. Offers study trips and site walk through. Features a library, multimedia archives, and a database registry of sacred sites. Quarterly journal: Site Saver.

Prevention Institute synthesizes research and practice to address community health and safety concerns.

Offers info about rights, provides landlord/tenant mediation and investigates housing discrimination, throughout northern CA.

RATS is a project of Earth Island Institute whose goal is to see all anticoagulant and other poisonous rodenticides taken off the market due to their dangerous impacts on children, pets, and wildlife. Part of their work is to educate people about the value of raptors in their midst.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), with more than 2 million members and supporters, is the largest animal rights organization in the world. PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in laboratories, in the clothing trade, and in the entertainment industry.

Philanthropic clearinghouse for nonprofit environmental organizations (based on the United Way model). Contributions are distributed among member environment organizations which educate children, plant trees, conduct recycling programs, and job training for at-risk youth. Environmental referral telephone line: (800) 368-1819.

A nonprofit, public benefit land trust dedicated to wilderness preservation, the promotion of biological diversity, native habitat research, and education about environmental stewardship.

OSA works to protect sensitive lands, preserve natural communities, and manage open space in ways that promote agriculture and compatible recreation. Also offering hikes and nature-oriented meetings - check the website for current listings.

CRRA is a statewide nonprofit recycling advocacy organization representing municipalities, private industry, and grassroots organizations.

Public charity service striving to provide financial support to the Sierra Club and other environmental organizations. Funds a range of environmental projects which fall into the three general categories: public education, litigation, and training.

Works along Klamath forest and river to preserve both in the best conditions possible. Works with education and outreach, with scientists, businesses, logging companies as much as possible to encourage sustainability. Newsletter Forests and Rivers, detailed articles on Northern California forest issues.

Northwest Youth Corps offers a challenging education and job-training experience that helps youth and young adults develop the skills they need to lead full and productive lives.

Provides tenant counseling, organizing and lobbying. Tenants rights info available on website.

When first established in 1997 we were known as Marin Beyond Pesticides Coalition, the coming together of 44 Marin organizations and businesses working to change the way people view the use of pesticides. Created in a colabration between Marin Breast Cancer Watch and the Health Council of Marin under the guidance of Pesticide Watch, our first objective was to get the County of Marin to reduce the use of pesticides in public spaces and implement an integrated pest management (IPM) strategy. That goal was realized in December 1998 when the Marin County Board of Supervisors passed the IPM Ordinance. In 2009-10 the IPM Ordinance and Policy was revised and was adopted by the Marin County Board of Supervisory on January 14, 2010. Today the IPM Commission is meeting and pesticide use is being reduced.

A practical expression of the faith of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Committed to the principles of nonviolence and justice, it seeks in its work and witness to draw on the transforming power of love, human and divine. The Northern California Regional Office also has twelve programs on issues such as farm workers, Native Americans, hunger, homelessness, etc.

A nonprofit research and education organization. As a multidisciplinary real estate forum, ULI facilitates the open exchange of ideas, information and experience among local, national and international industry leaders and policy makers dedicated to creating better places. The mission of the Urban Land Institute is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.

The staff of the California State Lands Commission serves the people of California by providing stewardship of the lands, waterways, and resources entrusted to its care through economic development, protection, preservation, and restoration.

The East Bay Watershed Center is a resource center serving the creek and watershed community of the East Bay. This project is funded by a 3-year CalFed Watershed Program grant and is currently housed at the Merritt College Environmental Center. Its purpose is to facilitate local watershed stewardship and management by citizen groups, schools, planners, land owners, businesses, elected officials - in short, anyone with an interest.

Member Ward Valley Coalition 2/96. Reservation. Originally settled/given to the Mohaves and the Chemehuevis. Lake Moovalya and Havasu form behind both the Headgate and Parker Dams. Open to swimmers, boaters and water skiers.

The Center for Rural Affairs advocates and researches for social justice, family farms, and rural communities. They work on federal agriculture and environmental policy and research, rural development, beginning farmers, and sustainable agriculture. Numerous publications and a monthly newsletter.

They charter marine expeditions and voyages for remote island surveys of conservation issues, diving and u/w video, offshore plastics sampling and collection, water quality monitoring and student educational trips. Their mission is to work to actively strengthen the health of marine life through Exploration, Conservation and Education work and also inspire and develop a new generation of leaders in conservation science, communication, education, art and policy leadership.

Works to protect the environmental quality of the state by increasing public awareness of the environmental performance of all elected officials, working to elect environmentally responsible candidates, and holding them accountable to the environmental agenda once elected. Publishes the annual California Environmental Scorecard.

Provides support and information for women with cancer, their friends, and their family.

Project of the Earth Island institute. Protects endangered sea turtles around the world. Publishers of Viva la Tortuga! newsletter.

Works toward maintaining a healthy, resilient, and productive ocean and coastal ecosystems for the benefit of current and future generations.

A non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world's oceans, waves and beaches. The San Francisco chapter consists of over 1,200 members throughout the Bay Area, including surfers, windsurfers, dog walkers, environmentalists, fishermen and more. The SF chapter consists entirely of volunteers looking to make a difference.

Coalition of community groups, landowners, and individuals in Mattole River watershed seeking to restore and sustain local ecosystems. Envisions economic contributions via ecologically sound stewardship of resource such as forestry, fishing, and ranching.

The Ann Arbor Ecology Center works for a just and healthy environment through grassroots organizing, advocacy, education, and demonstration projects. Programs include climate and energy research, environmental education, farmland and natural area preservation, nontoxic product advocacy, chemical policy reform, and "Recycle Ann Arbor," which includes a Zero Waste initiative.

Ocean Conservancy works to keep the ocean healthy, to keep us healthy. Their goal is to bring people together to find solutions for our water planet. They educate and empower people to defend not only the ocean and its wildlife, but also the millions who earn their living from the ocean.

KyotoUSA is a grassroots effort of volunteers who live and work in the San Francisco Bay Area and have come together to urge the cities we live in - and the institutions and people who make up our local communities - to take real action to address the causes of global warming and the climate disruption that it causes.

ISI is a nonprofit which provides business management services and fiscal sponsorships. Their services are provided primarily to nonprofit organizations and other groups whose activities are consistent with their ethical and sustainability guidelines.

CPEHN's mission is to improve access to health care and eliminate health disparities by advocating for public policies and sufficient resources to address the health needs of people from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

A small organization which interacts with communities, companies, and other organizations. Their mission is to protect Southern forests by engendering broad-based, diverse support for ending unsustainable industrial forest practices.

The Green Party of California is based on the platform of: Ecology and Earth Stewardship, promoting social justice and livable communities, and they also promote peace and nonviolence.

IICD is a nonprofit that has been operating since 1987 and has trained over a 1,200 volunteers, who have taken part in development and community work with projects in Africa, Central America and Brazil. IICD offers a unique program to people of all ages and walks of life. People with a desire to travel the world and do good.

The SF Bay Area chapter of the Sierra Club. Issues the Yodeler newsletter.

CIBA’s vision is to preserve, promote, and perpetuate California Indian basket weaving traditions while providing a healthy physical, social, spiritual, and economic environment for basket weavers.

Their main mission is to protect DNA, the "blueprint of life", from being seriously damaged or altered. They focus on the two major technologies that attack DNA on a global scale. * Genetic engineering which is on the verge of irreversibly polluting the DNA in the environment at a global scale. * Mobile/Cellular phones, that pose a threat to the brain DNA of over 3 billion users, increasing the risk of cancers, predominantly in the brain.

A federal agency created to save an historic American place and transform it to fulfill a new national purpose. Over the past fifteen years the Presidio Trust has rehabilitated more than 300 historic buildings for new uses, removed Army landfills, restored acres of natural areas, revitalized the century-old forest, and updated the park’s infrastructure.

The Oakland Food Policy Council is a 21-seat council comprised of an innovative, progressive group of professionals and residents from the food justice, food business, labor, public health, land use planning, education, government, and waste reduction fields. We work to make healthy food available and accessible to every Oakland resident, build a healthy local economy, cultivate a healthy environment, and educate residents so they are equipped to make healthy choices about food and the food system.

Has campaigned for safe and enjoyable bicycle riding for more than 100 years. Supports Bike to Work Day (in May) organized by local communities. Promotes work through the use of bicycles and physical development through the use of the same. What started as a movement by "Wheelmen" on high-wheel bikes to get roads paved continues today with advocacy on the federal level. They provide education programs, help create better biking environments, promote bicycling as the option of choice and help support creation of bicycle-friendly places.

Information on the environmental and health consequences of secondhand smoke.

CERES is a nonprofit coalition of investors, public pension funds, foundations, labor unions, and environmental, religious and public interest groups working in partnership with companies and corporations toward the common goal of corporate environmental responsibility worldwide.

A diverse group of environmental organizations joined together to support socially and environmentally sustainable transformations within the pulp and paper industry.

The Peninsula Open Space Trust is a non-profit land trust dedicated to preserving the beauty, character, and diversity of the San Francisco Peninsula. Since its founding, POST has protected more than 40,000 acres of San Francisco Peninsula open space.

Fenton is a social change communications agency that uses the power of stories, media and technology to make the world a better place.

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) provides funding for projects that reduce UC Berkeley's negative impact on the environment and make UC Berkeley more sustainable. TGIF will allocate funds to projects that promote sustainable modes of transportation, increase energy and water efficiency, restore habitat, promote environmental and food justice, and reduce the amount of waste created by UC Berkeley. Portions of the fund also support education and behavior change initiatives, student aid (via return to aid), and internships. TGIF is supported by student fees and administered through a student-majority committee and a program coordinator.

Founded in 1981, the Tuolumne River Trust is the voice for the River. They promote stewardship of the Tuolumne through: *Education, community outreach and adventures *Collaboration with a diverse array of stakeholders *On-the-ground restoration projects *Advocacy and grassroots organizing to demonstrate public support for their work

A member of the Utah Wilderness Coalition.

The Watershed Project is committed to inspiring Bay Area communities to understand, appreciate and protect local watersheds. They are working to restore and preserve the unique ecosystems that make up the San Francisco Bay. They bring a watershed perspective to the urban environment, promoting green design and supporting natural cycles. The Watershed Project is always looking for volunteers. You can pitch in to clean up the shoreline, restore a creek bank or sign up for a workshop. Check the Calendar of Events to find volunteering opportunities.

Focuses on fighting threats to nature within the Sierra Nevada region.

The Mountain Lions Preservation Foundation is a nonprofit conservation and education organization dedicated to protecting mountain lions and their habitats.

Nonprofit, all volunteer organization in the Fremont, Newark, Union City area. * Focuses on Conservation, Education and Preservation * Info re: recycling, habitat, wetlands, hill development, green Christmas, pesticides, etc * Publishes 'Eco-Logic' Newsletter that has great articles on current events, sustainable living issues. * Office open Thursdays 11-2 (or by appointment) at 3375 Country Dr., Fremont (Behind Washington High School)

An index to about 1200 organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area that are related to progressive activism and/or helping out disadvantaged people, plus links to related web sites elsewhere.

Started by Gorbachev, working to change values and distribute power with respect to environment. It works with the government, the private structure, environmental organizations, etc. Over 21 countries engaged to promote nuclear environmental clean ups, anti-war, and to maintain sustainability

A coalition of nearly 1000 conservation, sporting, labor, and religious groups working together to protect Alaska's wild public land.

They protect island habitats and assist local communities by offering villages a unique deal: if they agree to create a forest or marine reserve, we'll provide funds for something the village needs, like a schoolhouse or health clinic.

To reduce trash that pollutes the Bay and harms wildlife, Save The Bay secures local and regional limits on plastic bags, polystyrene, and toxic tobacco litter. They also provide resources and information regarding pollution and litter prevention.

A unique neighborhood located on 34 acres of Alameda Point. Comprised of formerly homeless residents, staff and volunteers who are dedicated to building their lives in a compassionate community. APC operates a community garden, bike shop, commercial plant nursery, health center and community center.

Adopt-A-Shoreline program gives opportunity to take care of a specific section of the shoreline and watch it change over the season. Support for group leaders, they also provide maps, data cards, bags, gloves, etc.

4-H Clubs are made up of youth and adults who plan, implement, and evaluate an annual plan of programs, projects, and activities. Youth officers lead the clubs under the guidance of an adult community club leader. Clubs meet monthly and provide a forum for organizing events and project activities for youth members. Parents and adult volunteers lead projects in a wide range of learning-by-doing interest areas. Project Based Learning curriculum are described for the following project areas: Animal Sciences (Small and Large); Arts & Leisure; Consumer Sciences; Engineering and Technology; Personal & Social Development; Plant Sciences; Resource Sciences.

Their mission is to help San Francisco businesses adopt environmental practices that are sustainable as well as profitable. They achieve their mission by setting stringent criteria, providing technical assistance, and publicly recognizing and promoting Green Businesses with a seal that enables customers to shop in keeping with their values.

A space in Oakland, collectively stewarded by a group of Bay Area collectives. Its express purpose is to build consensus among member collectives with minimal possible bureaucracy for the administration of a common space and sharing of resources for the use and stewardship of the greater community. Each collective puts forth a delegate to participate in the consensus process. The types of groups: Donation-based, Volunteer-led, Non-profit, Worker Owned, Offering value to the public for free or sliding scale. Their core values: social, economic & environmental justice, maintaining active, publicly accessible commons, fostering radical discourse and education, removing barriers to technical innovation and scientific inquiry by providing needed equipment and space for individual and group learning, and providing a venue for innovative cultural production.

Carries out the mission of the Sierra Club in the Palo Alto area of the Bay Area.

Many services, including assistance with installing wheelchair ramps, disabled access, blind services, attendant services and accessible housing search. Additional Address: Downtown Oakland 610 16th St. Suite 419 Oakland, CA 94612 Voice: (510) 763-9999 TTY: (510) 444-1837 Fax: (510) 763-4910

NEC's mission is to promote understanding of the relations between people and the biosphere and to conserve, protect and celebrate terrestrial, aquatic and marine ecosystems of northern California and southern Oregon. Educates, activates, and when necessary litigates on behalf of the Klamath-Siskiyou bioregion. Provides environmental information and referral services and operates a library open to public. Publishes monthly Econews.

The Clean Seas Coalition is a growing coalition of environmentalists, scientists, California lawmakers, students, and community leaders pushing California to strengthen laws reducing trash in California’s seas and on beaches. The purpose of the Coalition is to act as an informal clearinghouse for diverse efforts aimed at making the recommendations of the Ocean Protection Council relating to marine debris a reality, and to increase public awareness of the serious environmental impacts of disposing of trash and plastic waste in the Ocean.

Provides the following services — CREDO Mobile, CREDO Long Distance or the Working Assets Credit Card — and sends donations to nonprofit groups working for peace, equality, human rights and the environment.

Their mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provides grants for projects in the United States and U.S. territories that advance our mission to improve the health and health care of all Americans.

Provides tenant counseling, organizing assistance and legislative advocacy.

Promotes industrial hemp and it's many uses via education, advocacy, maintaining business ties, etc. Supports services like and

Nonprofit organization that runs and assists international education exchange programs for people with disabilities. Publishes Over the Rainbow.

Citizens for East Shore Parks (CESP), a coalition of organizations and individuals, who work to protect open space along the eastern shore of the Bay, by creating a shoreline park through advocacy and education. The park protects habitat and provides for public access to and use of the shoreline and Bay waters.

Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights is the only national lobbying organization dedicated to nonsmokers' rights, taking on the tobacco industry at all levels of government to protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke and youth from tobacco addiction. ANR pursues an action-oriented program of policy and legislation. The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, an educational nonprofit organization, creates comprehensive programs for school-age youth on issues of smoking prevention and their right to breathe smoke free air. We also provide educational materials to aid adults in their quest for a smoke free environment.

Research, education and lobbying pertaining to wilderness, parks and public lands.

FOGCRT is affiliated with the Urban Creeks Council and is a group of volunteers who work in the natural areas of the canyon doing habitat restoration. Projects mostly focus on removal of non-native plants and weeds. Work days are the third Saturday of each month.

Animal rights activist organization. Organized a Saks Inc. boycott as a means of protesting fur sales.

HFA's goals are to protect farm animals from cruelty, to protect the public from the dangerous misuse of antibiotics, hormones, and other chemicals used on factory farms, and to protect the environment from the impacts of industrialized animal factories. HFA's programs include: anti-cruelty investigations and exposes, national media and ad campaigns, direct hands-on emergency care and refuge for abused farm animals.

Promotes the celebration and protection of cultural diversity through social, political, economic, and ecological justice. Publishes the Cultural Survival Quarterly, Action for cultural Survival, Information packets, etc. Offers workshops for schools, community groups and the media. ($45 for a year's subscription to both newsletters; $25 for a subscription to Action for Cultural Survival).

Richardson Grove State Park, covering approximately 2,000 acres, was put into the public trust almost a century ago to memorialize the fallen soldiers of WWI, and it is home to the ninth largest tree of all remaining Coast redwoods. Caltrans is proposing to realign and widen Highway 101 through Richardson Grove (a redwood forest) in response to Governor Schwarzenegger's 2006 Strategic Growth Plan that proposed changes to north coast highways to enable interstate STAA trucks full access to Del Norte and Humboldt Counties. The Coalition to Save Richardson Grove represents environmental, business and citizen groups in Humboldt County.

Support for cleaning and maintenance of City storm drains. They provide safety tips, start-up kits and general information regarding prevention of water pollution from clogged City water drains.

The Mission of the California Native Grasslands Association is to promote, preserve, and restore the diversity of California’s native grasses and grassland ecosystems through education, advocacy, research, and stewardship. They have an archive of historical research, they publish a journal and have an online store.

Nonprofit conduit for pipe lining unwanted materials from businesses and individuals to schools, daycare centers, homeless shelters, colleges, neighborhood centers, playgrounds, fairs, theater groups, and many other non profit organizations. In addition SCRAP facilitates reuse education via workshops and educational programs. Physical Location: 801 Toland Street Entrance is on Newcomb Avenue Between Toland & Selby

Pronounced "say-vah," from the sanskrit word meaning service. Work includes: blindness prevention in India, development work in S. America, and assistance programs for Native Americans as well as the homeless. $1 gets you a copy of "Gifts of Service" catalog and the current newsletter.

Women Outdoors is a national, nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide a supportive environment where all women can have fun and challenge themselves in a community of women who love the outdoors while respecting the earth. Women Outdoors promotes leadership, friendship, adventure and enjoyment in the great outdoors. An all-volunteer organization, Women Outdoors sponsors several regional chapters, which organize activities for their members such as hiking, biking, kayaking and cross country skiing. Every Memorial Day weekend, women from across the country travel to New Hampshire for the national Women Outdoors Gathering.

A website focusing on the problems caused by palm oil production, which is causing damage to rain forests, surrounding ecosystems and habitat in various places including South America, Africa and Indonesia. The site is produced by the Rainforest Action Network.

Provides information to communities about local economic development strategies for self-reliance and empowerment. Areas of work include recycling, community development, public education, energy policies, research, and decentralized economics.

Project Open Hand is a nonprofit organization that provides meals with love to seniors and the critically ill. Every day, they prepare 2,500 nutritious meals and provide 200 bags of healthy groceries to help sustain our clients as they battle serious illnesses, isolation, or the health challenges of old age. We serve San Francisco and Alameda Counties, engaging more than 125 volunteers every day to nourish our community.

Dedicated to inspire and promote civic engagement and philanthropy to protect, sustain, and enrich San Francisco parks, recreation and green open spaces.

EarthAction’s goal is to mobilize growing numbers of people around the world to press their governments (or sometimes corporations) for stronger action to solve global problems. EarthAction’s strategy is to create a global action alert network made up of individuals, groups and legislators, with particular attention to building a more democratic and effective UN system.

Ecologically based political party. Supports a community based democracy. Fights to preserve social and biological diversity. Believes in living within both fiscal and ecological means.

The Romberg Tiburon Center is San Francisco State University's marine field station located 30 minutes north of San Francisco on the Tiburon Peninsula. The Center is the only academic research facility situated on San Francisco Bay, the largest estuary on the west coast of the United States. The Center's mission is to perform basic scientific research and educate and train the next generation of scientists. Publishes the Bayside newsletter, quarterly.

The Forest Stewardship Help line can answer questions and provide referrals on any forest-related topic. Note: the Help line has a California focus.

Formed by Mrs. T. (Original Lady Terwilliger), acts as an outdoor education center for Wildcare. A large volunteer base helps center provide many classes and programs.

The Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the local environment and historic legacies of two exceptional parks in Woodside, CA. The Friends organization encourages environmental awareness and provides educational opportunities for children and adults through community participation in the enjoyment of our parks. The Friends provides children's hikes in Huddart Park. At the historic Folger Estate Stable site in Wunderlich Park we promote exhibits, give guided tours, and assist with school programs.

Project Kaisei is the ocean clean-up initiative of Ocean Voyages Institute, a non-profit organization based in San Francisco. It was established to focus on major ocean clean-up and to raise awareness regarding the global problem of marine debris/ocean trash. Since its inception in 2009, Project Kaisei heralds the need for our ocean ecosystem to recover and takes action both on land and in the sea.

Conservation Corps North Bay supoorts both low-income youth of Marin County and Marin's natural habitiats by training and employing youth to mantain trails and Marins natural greenery.

Nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping coral reefs alive around the world by supporting local coral reef conservation efforts, promoting coral reef tourism, and educating people about coral reefs.

Eco Farm is a nonprofit educational organization. They are funded through our activities and projects, community contributions, business sponsorships, membership donations, and grants. The Ecological Farming Association nurtures healthy and just farms, food systems, communities and environment by bringing people together for education, alliance building and advocacy. Through educational conferences, training programs, on-farm events and communications initiatives, they pursue a safe and healthful food system that strengthens soils, protects air and water, encourages diverse ecosystems and economies, and honors rural life.

The California Coastal Commission's Public Education Program works to increase public knowledge of coastal and marine resources and to engage the public in coastal protection and restoration activities. They offer a variety of conservation, education and community involvement programs.

The Freecycle Network is a grassroots and nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by a local volunteer. Membership is free. To sign up, find your community by entering it into the search box or by clicking on “Browse Groups” above the search box.

A nonprofit community-based organization located in Sonoma County, California. A social service program which trains youth and adults in ecological restoration, GIS mapping and data development, and environmental education services dedicated to preserving and restoring threatened ecological systems throughout California.

A nonprofit international volunteer organization providing service-learning opportunities for people worldwide to live and work abroad in Thailand, Cambodia and Tanzania. Programs are offered year-round from two weeks to six months. Volunteers live in a homestay with local families, while working hand-in-hand with local counterparts. Personalized service-learning programs, including HIV/AIDS Prevention, Sustainable Agriculture, Healthcare, English Instruction, Buddhist Immersion, and the Seeds of Sustenance Fellowship.

National, nonprofit, membership organization cooperating with local recreation and conservation agencies to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people. Provides education, advocacy, and technical assistance.

The Golden Gate Raptor Observatory, is a nonprofit program of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy in cooperation with the National Park Service (NPS). GGRO volunteers have been tabulating the annual fall migration of birds of prey over the Marin Headlands. This migration—the most significant of its kind in the western United States—soars over Hawk Hill in the southern Headlands, a critical place from which to monitor eagles, vultures, falcons, hawks, and kites of more than 19 species, and to track long-term changes in their populations.

5 Gyres conducts research and communicates about the global impact of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans and employs strategies to eliminate the accumulation of plastic pollution in the 5 subtropical gyres. To stop the flow of plastic to the sea they advocate new materials, better designed products, fair legislation, and engage in consumer education. Post-consumer cleanup efforts focus on coastal and island debris removal and mitigation.

The Regional Parks Foundation is a non profit established in 1969 to encourage private contributions in support of the East Bay Regional Park District. Besides directly supporting District programs, the Foundation holds and invests funds for future use by the District. The Foundation's goal is to balance protection and preservation of natural and cultural resources with parkland usage and educational and recreational programs for the public.

Works through the courts to safeguard public lands, national forests, parks and wilderness areas. Fights to reduce air and water pollution. Seeks to prevent toxic contamination. Wishes to preserve endangered species and wildlife habitats. Publishes "In Brief," a quarterly newsletter on environmental law.

Native American Health Center assists American Indians and Alaska Natives to improve and maintain their physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual well-being with respect for cultural traditions and to advocate for the needs of all Indian people, especially the most vulnerable members of our community. They have clinical facilities in San Francisco and Oakland. All people are also welcome.

A nonprofit community charity whose mission is to defend wilderness, protect Bio-diversity, and restore ecosystems of the Columbia River Basin.

Dedicated to the protection of all sea otters, especially the southern sea otter, a rare and protected species. Publishers of "The Otter Raft" and "The Raft" a science and education periodical.

Breast Cancer Action carries the voices of people affected by breast cancer. Seeks to end the cancer epidemic by inspiring social changes.

The California Rice Commission represents the California rice industry, including rice growers and handlers who farm and process rice produced on approximately 500,000 acres annually. The commission deals with the fields of development, maintenance and expansion of markets, marketing research, education, advertising and promotion, as well as production and processing research.

WhyHunger is a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment.

Nonprofit citizens' lobby in the California Legislature and local levels. Consists of public education, research and advocacy programs dedicated to conservation. Established in 1977 as a nonprofit grassroots organization, relies on individual donations for over 90% of operating funds, and are the only environmental group in California with a full-time lobbying staff working on recycling issues.

Amphibian populations have been rapidly disappearing worldwide and nearly one-third of the world's amphibian species are on the verge of extinction. Up to 200 species have completely disappeared since 1979. Founded in 2008, Save the Frogs! is America's first and only public charity dedicated to amphibian conservation. Our mission is to protect amphibian populations and to promote a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife.

A City of Berkeley Youth Employment and Training Program. Provides invaluable experiences and introduces Berkeley youth to the world of work. They operate the Summer Youth Employment Program, assess skills to match youth with appropriate jobs, broker employment opportunities and recruit for special projects, conduct job-readiness workshops and training, and collaborate with groups that provide youth services.

Rubicon was founded in 1973 as a non-profit provider of housing, training, employment and mental health services, serving people across Alameda County and Contra Costa County. Rubicon's mission is to transform East Bay communities by equipping low-income people to break the cycle of poverty.

We are building a grassroots climate movement, working for deep reductions in carbon pollution in the San Francisco Bay Area & beyond.

The SCCC is a non profit that has the aim of pooling resources to protect and enhance the our environment. The Environmental Center of Sonoma County is a project of the SCCC. It is operated jointly with the Sierra Club Redwood Chapter, Sonoma Group, mainly by volunteers. The Center has three functions. It supports the work of member organizations, serves as an information and referral service and provides opportunity for ad hoc groupings to work on specific issues. Postal Address: SCCC PO Box 4346 Santa Rosa, CA, 95402

We are a volunteer-powered, grassroots group of Southern Californians who are passionate about reconnecting to our food system, promoting issues of food justice, and making change around hunger in our community. We convene at private properties, public spaces, and farmers and wholesale markets to recover excess fruits and vegetables, donating 100% to local direct-service agencies who feed our community's most vulnerable.

WeTap improves awareness, access and use of public drinking fountains, reducing dependence on single-use plastic.

The Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperatives or NoBAWC (pronounced "no boss") is a grassroots organization of democratic workplaces dedicated to building workplace democracy in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

Creates working relationships with activists who facilitate projects that are charitable in nature. By supporting projects that perform fieldwork in various arenas, SEE is able to enter small communities with constructive innovations at a grassroots level and at the same time concentrate on long-term improvements dealing with social and ecological reform.

The California Anti-SLAPP Project (CASP) is a public interest law firm and policy organization dedicated to fighting Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation in California. Often these suits are filed in the form of claims of defamation, libel, slander, malicious prosecution and/or abuse of process, among others. Our practice is devoted to defending our clients’ First Amendment rights to participate in government and civic affairs, and protecting the right to speak freely about public issues and matters of public interest.

Welcome to SalmonAID, a non-profit dedicated to restoring our rivers, wild salmon species, and the communities that depend on them for survival.

The Eviction Defense Collaborative provides counseling and legal help to tenants during the eviction process. Programs include preparing a response to the lawsuit, limited representation at the settlement conference, and preparation of requests for delays of the sheriff's eviction. The Rental Assistance Program provides one-time, no-interest loans to tenants at risk of losing their residence and becoming homeless. Offers drop-in clinic on certain days.

The Sacramento Area Creeks Council preserves, protects, restores and maintains the natural streams in our urban communities through education, advocacy, financial support and technical expertise.

A diverse group of people dedicated in preserving and sharing our cultures and restoring a healthy way of life through a collective effort of farmers, educators, healers, youth, elders, and spiritual leaders.

A collaboration between the City of Berkeley, UC Berkeley, local businesses, environmental organizations, and other community partners working to accelerate Berkeley's sustainable goals.

Founded in 1986, Friends of the Inyo is a Bishop-based nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to the exploration, preservation and stewardship of the public lands of the Eastern Sierra.

SFBike's number one goal is to interconnect every neighborhood in San Francisco by means of bike pathways and traffic-calmed streets. They also have youth programs, a store, bylaw information, rides and events, volunteer opportunities and more.

A clearinghouse for information pertaining to Humane issues and activities: the human companion animal bond (HCAB), Animal-assisted therapy, connections between child and animal abuse and other forms of violence. Also provides affordable videos and publications on the above topics. Publishes the Latham Letter.

Wildcare is a merger between the California Center for Wildlife and the Terwilliger Nature Education Center; nature education center, nature classes, and field trips for children and adults; wildlife rehabilitation for injured, orphaned, and ill birds and mammals. Additionally, WildCare Solutions has been created to help residents to manage wildlife that have become a nuisance to their properties. Our approach is simple, humane and is the only long-term solution that works. Mammals- 415-298-7325 Birds- 707-523-2473

Demonstrates alternatives to sprawl and petroleum dependence while fighting new road construction, including a national paving moratorium campaign. Publishes the magazine Culture Change.

A coalition that advances policy solutions at the nexus of climate change and sustainable agriculture. They do so by complimenting and augmenting existing sustainable agriculture and environmental policy efforts by providing a coordinated, unified and diverse coalition to address state agriculture policy from a climate protection perspective.

Factsheet on climate change and taking action. Any step, no matter how small, is important!

Provides accessible wilderness trips for people with all abilities, including the handicapped.

Originally formed by a Grandmother who felt the way to maintain Peace did not include sitting on her rocking chair. Organization now operates as a non profit anti nuclear weapons group. Raises funds and attends demonstrations. This is an international organization.

Green Empowerment promotes community-based renewable energy and water systems with related watershed restoration projects to generate social and environmental progress internationally. They bring electricity and water to communities in the less developed world through volunteer efforts in the USA and in the project countries. All their projects emphasize environmental concerns, including environmental education, resource conservation, watershed mapping, restoration and protection activities.

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