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Californians Against Waste (CAW)
Advocacy & Volunteering
Updated on October 9, 2019
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.View the website
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.
Works to protect the San Pablo Creek Watershed and inspire community appreciation and stewardship through advocacy, education, and habitat restoration. Does watershed and creek work in El Sobrante, Richmond, and San Pablo.
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.
Sanctuary Forest is a land and water trust whose mission is to conserve the Mattole River watershed and surrounding areas for wildlife habitat and aesthetic, spiritual and intrinsic values, in cooperation with our diverse community.
Berkeley Path Wanderers Association (BPWA), an affiliate of Berkeley Partners for Parks, is dedicated to the creation and preservation of Berkeley's public paths, steps and walkways for the enjoyment of all. They are community volunteers who work to increase awareness of Berkeley's pathways through their programs and activities. They offer free guided walks, publish a map of Berkeley's path network, and build and maintain new paths on previously inaccessible city-owned rights of way.
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.
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