350.org is an international environmental organization addressing the climate crisis. Its goal is to end the use of fossil fuels and transition to renewable energy. 350.org was founded in 2008 by Middlebury College professor and journalist Bill McKibben. Its name comes from McKibben's view that the world will not be safe from global warming unless the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere falls to 350 parts per million or below from the present total of 418 ppm.
701 E. Street, SE, Suite 200; Washington, DC 20003; 202-543-5450; Fax: 202-543-4791. email@example.com; www.beyondpesticides.org. Founded in 1981, Beyond Pesticides works with allies in protecting public health and the environment to lead the transition to a world free of toxic pesticides. Beyond Pesticides believes that people must have a voice in decisions that affect them directly. We believe decisions should not be made for us by chemical companies or by decision makers who either do not have all the facts or refuse to consider them.
Biodiversity for a Livable Climate
Biodiversity for a Livable Climate was founded in 2013 by four activists deeply concerned with ecological degradation and climate disruption. We saw an urgent need to expand the climate conversation to include the seriously underestimated positive impacts of the biosphere on the climate and physical world. We saw how appropriate human approaches to nature may be able to reverse the effects of global warming despite our inability to date to reduce emissions in a timely manner. Our goal is to contribute to planetary regeneration through research, education, collaboration and action to restore essential global biodiversity.
Center for Biodiversity
The Center for Biodiversity at Temple University is involved in research, education, and conservation. Nearly two million species have been cataloged by scientists and many more remain to be discovered. At the same time, our species continues to impact the global environment, including the oceans, climate, and forests, and these changes are affecting biodiversity. Some countries are close to losing all forest habitats, and extinctions are occurring globally. Research in the Center for Biodiversity seeks to understand how species evolved (the tree of life), what currently exists (systematics and taxonomy), how species interact with each other and the environment (ecology), and how we can save species from extinction (conservation). The Center for Biodiversity also hosts workshops and meetings that facilitate biodiversity and conservation science.
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.
Environmental League of Massachusetts
Environmental League of Massachusetts, 15 Court Square, Suite 1000, Boston, MA 02108; 617-742-2553; firstname.lastname@example.org. Goal is to influence state and federal representatives to ensure 100% clean energy and net zero emissions by 2050 with the 100% Clean Energy Economy Act.
Environmental Voter Project
The Environmental Voter Project (EVP) is bringing environmental voter turnout to a tipping point of overwhelming demand for progressive environmental policies. Founded by Nathaniel Stinnett, offices in 26 states.
EnvironmentalScience.org's mission is to be the most reliable and expansive advocate for environmental science education and careers.
League of Women Voters of Massachusetts
League of Women Voters of Massachusetts, 90 Canal St. Suite 415, Boston, MA 02114; Phone: 857-452-1715; email@example.com; Membership is free for 1 year for students. Join your local group. League members work with Mass. legislators to propose, track progress, and ensure passage of environmental legislation. The League needs young, dedicated members to continue the fight for a safe and just environment.
Mass Audubon, 6 Beacon Street, Suite 1025, Boston, MA, 617-523-8448.Get Involved in Mass. Audubon advocacy. Fights against climate change, through advocacy and legislation. Mass Audubon supports H.3983, An Act to Create a 2050 Roadmap to a Clean and Thriving Commonwealth. This state legislation would update our emissions reduction targets, and requires the state to create a plan to reach net-zero by 2050, along with interim targets to keep us on track. Use their call form, or contact your Representative yourself – just ask them to urge the Committee Chair to report the bill out favorably. You can find many current interesting articles on their blog.
National Wildlife Federation
National Wildlife Federation, P.O. Box 1583, Merrifield, VA 22116-1583; 800-822-9919. Conservation organization founded in 1936 to protect wildlife through to increase America's fish and wildlife populations and enhance their capability to thrive in a rapidly changing world. Also offers signs for Certified Wildlife Habitats to individuals and organizations that meet specific habitat requirements.
New England Grassroots Environment Fund
New England Grassroots Environment Fund, P.O. Box 611, Newmarket, NH 03857; 603-905-9915; Offers grants and training tools to help organizations increase grassroots participation in climate change, food justice, public health, and other environmental issues.
Northeast Organic Farmers Organization of Massachusetts
NOFA/Mass’s education on soil carbon sequestration and its advocacy is critical to regenerative agriculture in the Northeast. Programs: Bulk Order Program, Organic Certification, Raw Milk Network, Soil Carbon Restoration, Soil Technical Assistance Program.
Pollinator Partnership Protects pollinators and pollinator habitat through advocacy, publications, research, pollinator action teams, curriculum materials, memberships, andmore. Learn about pollinators and find plants for your yard in their Ecoregional Planting Guides. Signature initiatives include the NAPPC (North American Pollinator Protection Campaign), National Pollinator Week.
Sunrise Movement.https://www.sunrisemovement.org. Sunrise is a movement of young people fighting to stop the climate crisis. Sunrise is a movement to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process.Sunrise is building an army of young people to make climate change an urgent priority across America, end the corrupting influence of fossil fuel executives on our politics, and elect leaders who stand up for the health and wellbeing of all people.“We are ordinary young people who are scared about what the climate crisis means for the people and places we love. We are gathering in classrooms, living rooms, and worship halls across the country. Everyone has a role to play. Public opinion is already with us if we unite by the millions we can turn this into political power and reclaim our democracy.”
Douglas Tallamy is a highly respected author researcher, and professor. See the essay “Gardening for Life.” and the book Bringing Nature Home.
The Natural Resources Defense Council
The Natural Resources Defense Council (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a United States-based 501 non-profit international environmental advocacy group, with its headquarters in New York City and offices in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, New Delhi, Chicago, Bozeman, and Bejiing. “Help us safeguard the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the places we treasure.”
The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy is a global environmental nonprofit working to create a world where people and nature can thrive. Founded at its grassroots in the United States in 1951, TNC has more than a million members and the dedicated efforts of its diverse staff and more than 400 scientists, TNC impacts conservation in 79 countries and territories across six continents.
Wild Ones collective voice raises awareness through public education by sharing the compelling evidence that native plant communities support pollinators, provide food and habitat for wildlife, reduce erosion, mitigate flooding, sequester carbon, conserve and purify water, and enhance the mental, emotional and physical well-being of people of all ages. Wild Ones is a member-supported, volunteer-driven organization. Members share why and how to plant native plants. Local chapters provide opportunities for hands-on learning through volunteering and improve access to diverse native plant species.
Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, 628 NE Broadway, Ste. 200, Portland, OR 97232; 503-232-6639; Toll Free number: 855-232-6639; Fax: 503- 233-6794. Working with diverse partners to restore and expand habitat and further the science of pollinator conservation. Recent Articles from their site: Saving Seeds Can Be An Easy Way To Grow Pollinator Habitat Creating Wildflower Meadows From Scratch Or By Simply Changing Mowing Regimes