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University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources


Updated on February 21, 2020


True to the mission of the land grant universities, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources connects the power of UC research in agriculture, natural resources, nutrition and youth development with local communities to improve the lives of all Californians.

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The Children's Environmental Health Network is a national multi-disciplinary organization whose mission is to protect the developing child from environmental health hazards and promote a healthier environment.

Educates people about the effects our food choices have on the environment, our health and all life on Earth, and encourages a shift toward a healthy, plant-based diet.

The Environmental Working Group uses cutting-edge communications technology to inform the public and shape policy about toxic chemicals in air, water and food, as well as political and corporate irresponsibility. Through reports, articles, technical assistance and the development of computer databases and Internet resources, EWG's staff of researchers, computer experts and writers produce hundreds of reports each year, drawing on original EWG analyses of government and other data. EWG is based in Washington, D.C., with a West Coast office in Oakland.

Dedicated to protecting and enhancing the environment by educating its members and the Marin citizenry on environmental issues. In furtherance of this goal, it conducts annual training programs on environmental matters, provides continuing education for its members and the public, and supports citizen action to influence public policy.

The California Native Plant Society, working through its local chapters, seeks to increase understanding of California's native flora and to preserve this resource for future generations. Membership includes amateurs and professionals, with diverse interests including natural history, botany, ecology, conservation, photography, drawing, hiking, and gardening. Publishes the magazine "Fremontia". Each chapter hosts various activities including restoration projects, hikes, etc. East Bay Chapter (Alameda and Contra Costa Counties): For further information or to volunteer, please call: (510) 549-0211 or e-mail:

The Oakland Green Jobs Corps is a job training program providing “green pathways out of poverty” for young adults in Oakland facing barriers to employment. The program provides job-readiness training, ongoing support services, and on-the-job training, enabling trainees to pursue careers in green industries. The training sessions are 16 weeks long and cover a range of topics from solar to green building.

NAEE bring the brightest minds together to advance environmental literacy and civic engagement through the power of education to create a more sustainable future for all. Our work is based on more than five decades of research about what motivates individuals, organizations, and communities to learn, take action, and create positive societal change. It is also based on the latest thinking about what makes associations and nongovernmental organizations more effective, and how to collaboratively and effectively scale up our collective impact.

A zero waste blog & website to share resources and build community around the topic of zero waste.

Electronic herbal database – provides hyperlinked access to the scientific data underlying the use of herbs. Evidence-based information resource for professionals, researchers, and general public.

This website provides free downloadable e-books about radical agriculture, natural hygiene/nature cure, and self-sufficient homestead living. Link to agricultural and health library.

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