Women for Wildlife :: Earth Island Institute Wild Heritage :: Earth Island Institute Covenant Solar Initiative :: Earth Island Institute PGM ONE :: Earth Island Institute John Muir Trail Foundation :: Earth Island Institute Armenian Environmental Network :: Earth Island Institute Real Food Real Stories :: Earth Island Institute Kelly Creek Protection Project :: Earth Island Institute Ecovet Global :: Earth Island Institute Wild Oyster Project :: Earth Island Institute Oakland Food Policy Council :: Earth Island Institute Seeding Sovereignty :: Earth Island Institute Children in Nature Collaborative :: Earth Island Institute West County DIGS :: Earth Island Institute EFCWest :: Earth Island Institute Generation Waking Up :: Earth Island Institute Shark Stewards :: Earth Island Institute Green Life :: Earth Island Institute Cultivate Oregon :: Earth Island Institute Numi Foundation :: Earth Island Institute Ultimate Civics :: Earth Island Institute Alter Terra :: Earth Island Institute ALERT - A Locally Empowered Response Team :: Earth Island Institute Serengeti Watch :: Earth Island Institute Green Schoolyards America :: Earth Island Institute Public Lands Media :: Earth Island Institute Wild Hope :: Earth Island Institute Rooted in Resilience :: Earth Island Institute Global Women’s Water Initiative :: Earth Island Institute Changing Gears :: Earth Island Institute All One Ocean :: Earth Island Institute Youth Empowered Action :: Earth Island Institute Climate Wise Women :: Earth Island Institute Transition Earth :: Earth Island Institute KIDS for the BAY :: Earth Island Institute International Marine Mammal Project :: Earth Island Institute Project Coyote :: Earth Island Institute Borneo Project :: Earth Island Institute Richmond Trees :: Earth Island Institute Nature in the City :: Earth Island Institute Women’s Earth Alliance :: Earth Island Institute Sacred Land Film Project :: Earth Island Institute John Muir Project :: Earth Island Institute Food Shift :: Earth Island Institute Center for Ecosystem Restoration :: Earth Island Institute Bay Area Wilderness Training :: Earth Island Institute Mississippi Farm to School Network :: Earth Island Institute ÉnergieRich :: Earth Island Institute Raptors Are The Solution :: Earth Island Institute Urban Bird Foundation :: Earth Island Institute Wholly H2O :: Earth Island Institute California Institute for Community, Art and Nature :: Earth Island Institute WildFutures :: Earth Island Institute Viva Sierra Gorda :: Earth Island Institute South Coast Habitat Restoration :: Earth Island Institute SAVE International :: Earth Island Institute Save Our Soil (Formerly Safe Food and Fertilizer) :: Earth Island Institute Ethical Traveler :: Earth Island Institute Eco-Village Farm Learning Center :: Earth Island Institute EcoEquity :: Earth Island Institute Alaska Clean Water Advocacy :: Earth Island Institute California Student Sustainability Coalition :: Earth Island Institute Baikal Watch :: Earth Island Institute Guias Unidos :: Earth Island Institute California Trade Justice Coalition :: Earth Island Institute The Altai Project :: Earth Island Institute Hempstead Project Heart :: Earth Island Institute Friends of Muonde :: Earth Island Institute Plastic Pollution Coalition :: Earth Island Institute California Urban Streams Partnership :: Earth Island Institute Junior Wildlife Ranger :: Earth Island Institute

Conservation Kids

Women for Wildlife

Wild Heritage

Covenant Solar Initiative


John Muir Trail Foundation

Armenian Environmental Network

Real Food Real Stories

Kelly Creek Protection Project

Scott Hess

Ecovet Global

Wild Oyster Project

Oakland Food Policy Council

Seeding Sovereignty

Children in Nature Collaborative

West County DIGS


Generation Waking Up

Shark Stewards

Green Life

Cultivate Oregon

Numi Foundation

Ultimate Civics

Alter Terra

ALERT - A Locally Empowered Response Team

Serengeti Watch

Green Schoolyards America

Public Lands Media

Wild Hope

Rooted in Resilience

Global Women’s Water Initiative

Changing Gears

All One Ocean

Youth Empowered Action

Climate Wise Women

Transition Earth

KIDS for the BAY

International Marine Mammal Project

Project Coyote

Borneo Project

Richmond Trees

Nature in the City

Women’s Earth Alliance

Sacred Land Film Project

John Muir Project

Food Shift

Center for Ecosystem Restoration

Bay Area Wilderness Training

Mississippi Farm to School Network


Raptors Are The Solution

Pamela Dimeler

Urban Bird Foundation

Wholly H2O

California Institute for Community, Art and Nature


Viva Sierra Gorda

South Coast Habitat Restoration

SAVE International

Save Our Soil (Formerly Safe Food and Fertilizer)

Ethical Traveler

Eco-Village Farm Learning Center


Alaska Clean Water Advocacy

California Student Sustainability Coalition

Baikal Watch

Guias Unidos

California Trade Justice Coalition

The Altai Project

Hempstead Project Heart

Friends of Muonde

Plastic Pollution Coalition

California Urban Streams Partnership

Junior Wildlife Ranger

Website: https://www.conservationkids.org/

Conservation Kids connects the next generation of young adults with the environment through the use of photography.

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Director: Daniel Dietrich

2150 Allston Way, Suite 460 Berkeley, CA 94704

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Website: https://www.womenforwildlife.com/

Women for Wildlife is an international movement to support, empower and unite women and girls around the world who are passionately devoted to wildlife and conservation. Scientists, photographers, indigenous leaders, artists, activists, students, filmmakers, entrepreneurs, and explorers — all hold a key role to the future of thousands of species on the planet.

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Director: Jennifer Palmer

c/o Earth Island Institute 2150 Allston Way, Suite 460 Berkeley, CA 94704

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​Wild Heritage works to protect Earth’s remaining primary forests and to leverage the World Heritage Convention for wilderness protection globally.

Director: Cyril Kormos

2150 Allston Way Suite 460 Berkeley, California 94704

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Website: http://www.covenantsolar.org

Covenant Solar Initiative is a solution and a movement – led by a team of Native Americans and Renewable Energy, Education, Finance, and Community Development experts – working together to eliminate poverty, diminish climate change, and create thriving indigenous communities with the clean and regenerative power of solar.

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Director: Cheri Faso Olf

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Website: https://www.pgmone.org/

The PGM ONE summit convenes hundreds of emerging and established professionals of the global majority to lead the racial equity and inclusion movement in the outdoor and environmental sectors. During the three-day multidisciplinary and intergenerational summit, participants will share, learn, collaborate, heal, celebrate, build community, find support, and sharpen their analysis of racial equity in their field.

Director: Grace Anderson

2150 Allston Way Berkeley, CA 94707

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Website: https://johnmuirtrailfoundation.org/

The Project works to restore and conserve the historic John Muir Trail (est. 1915) and its network of access trails and resupply sites, as wel as the historic buildings, in its path along the in the high Sierra Nevada of California.

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Director: Marla Stark

The John Muir Trail Foundation at Earth Island ℅ Earth Island Institute 2120 Avy Avenue PO Box 7348 Menlo Park, CA 94025

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Website: http://www.armenia-environment.org/

Armenian Environmental Network (AEN) was founded in 2007 as a response to the lack of information about environmental issues in Armenia. AEN has a dual mission – to share environmental news among the Armenian Diaspora, Armenians living in Armenia, and the global conservation community; and to facilitate partnerships between these communities to promote sustainable development in Armenia.

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Director: Serda Ozbenian

2150 Allston Way Suite 460 Berkeley, CA USA 94704

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Website: http://www.realfoodrealstories.org/

Real Food Real Stories (RFRS) is on a mission to humanize the food system for a connected, sustainable and just tomorrow. RFRS uplifts powerful personal stories from the Bay Area food community and curates live monthly gatherings to foster a food culture around authentic sharing, generous listening, and a connection to our shared humanity.

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Director: Pei-Ru Ko

2150 Allston Way Berkeley, California USA 94704

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Website: http://extendputnampark.org

The mission of the Kelly Creek Protection Project is to support a community effort to protect a 58-acre parcel of land at the edge of Petaluma, California from excessive suburban development. The property is a classic old ranch with habitat for a threatened frog species, oak trees, and iconic red barns. The project aims, instead, to expand the adjacent Helen Putnam Regional Park (Sonoma County) with a new trailhead for public access and preservation of the exquisite natural landscape, plants, and animals.

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Director: Greg Colvin

Greg Colvin P.O. Box 2596 Petaluma, CA 94953

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Website: http://www.ecovetglobal.org

Ecovet Global partners with organizations and communities around the world to improve animal health (domestic and wildlife) as a sustainable path to resolving issues connecting poverty, threats to public health, food insecurity, and loss of biodiversity. Using an integrative approach that focuses on enhancing local capacity, we bring a veterinary lens to global development challenges that have reciprocal impacts on animals, humans, and ecosystems.

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Director: Kate Sulzner

c/o Earth Island Institute 2150 Allston Way, Suite 460 Berkeley, CA 94704-1375

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Website: http://wildoysters.org/

The Wild Oyster Project’s aim is to bring native oysters back to San Francisco Bay through restoration, community engagement, and thoughtful urban planning. Our vision is a swimmable, edible Bay!

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Director: Linda Hunter

224 Noe Street San Francisco, CA 94114 415-378-7832

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Website: http://www.oaklandfood.org/

The Oakland Food Policy Council is a 21-seat council that studies the Oakland food system and makes recommendations to the City of Oakland on ways to make the system more equitable and sustainable.

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Director: Shaneice Alexander

2150Allston Way, Suite 460 Berkeley, CA 94704

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Website: https://seedingsovereignty.org/

Seeding Sovereignty is a multi-generational, youth-led model by and for indigenous and non-indigenous women based on mentoring relationships and principles of unity, solidarity, justice, sharing and respect.

Our collective works to seed paths of personal, community, cultural, and energy sovereignty by amplifying voices of new leaders working to stop violence to women and Mother Earth so that this and future generations have humble and more joyous lives on a healed and thriving planet.

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Director: Janet MacGillivary

375 8th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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Website: http://www.cincbayarea.org/

The Children in Nature Collaborative is part of a global movement to increase equitable access to nature so that children can thrive.​

CINC develops leadership and networks within a global movement to:

  • Build awareness of the benefits of nature to the well-being of children, families, and communities
  • Promote collaboration and support self-organizing projects to increase access to nature
  • Create spaces for community dialogue to develop trust, connection, and collaboration
  • Identify and support the flow of information, knowledge, and resources.
  • Develop communities of practice to create opportunities for learning and inspiration

Director: Mary Roscoe

PO BOX 94501-6178 Alameda, CA 94501-6178

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Website: http://www.westcountyschoolgardens.org/

We support school gardens in West Contra Costa County by providing resources, advocacy, and partnerships. We build out community’s resilience by cultivating wellness, academic achievement, and sustainable practices.

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Director: Graciella Rossi

2150 Allston Way Berkeley, California 94704 (510) 237-7149

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Website: http://www.efcwest.net/

EFC West is a member of the Environmental Finance Center Network. The EFCN consists of ten Environmental Finance Centers (EFCs) serving states and territories throughout the United States. By sharing and integrating information, tools and techniques, the EFCs work together and with the public and private sectors to promote a sustainable environment, bolstering efforts to address difficult how-to-pay issues.

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Director: Sarah Diefendorf

2150 Allston Way Berkeley, California USA 94707

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Website: http://generationwakingup.org/

GENERATION WAKING UP is a global campaign to ignite a generation of young people to bring forth a thriving, just, sustainable world.
We strive to:

  • Awaken in young people a clear sense of who we are as a generation, an understanding of the urgent global challenges and opportunities we face, and a calling to take action.
  • Empower young people with the training, mentoring, and support needed to thrive as global citizens, leaders, and change agents in the 21st century.
  • Mobilize young people locally and globally across issues, geography, and all lines of difference, unleashing the collaborative power of our generation

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Director: Joshua Gorman

2150 Allston Way Suite 460 Berkeley, California USA 94707

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Website: http://sharkstewards.org

Saving Sharks, imperiled marine life and restoring health to the oceans.

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Director: David McGuire

c/o Earth Island Institute 2150 Allston Way, Suite 460 Berkeley, CA 94704 415 350-3790

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The Green Life holistically supports individuals affected by incarceration to find and nurture passion, purpose, and leadership that creates thriving lives for us and our communities and seeds wellness, restorative justice, and re-entry work with specialists who know the landscape firsthand and belong to the most affected communities.

Our environmental literacy peer-education program is led inside San Quentin by incarcerated individuals, and individualized reentry planning and support. In 2018, we launched the Environmental Leadership Training and Education Program for Formerly Incarcerated Adults: providing grassroots environmental leadership training and research opportunities to Green Life program participants and Peer Leaders; forming partnerships and opportunities within the greater reentry network, local environmental organizations, and education programs in Alameda County that will uplift the voices of underrepresented communities that are most impacted by mass incarceration, environmental pollution, and health disparities; advancing environmental justice and community capacity-building opportunities for people in reentry; and developing and establishing relationships between the Peer Educators and community members of East and West Oakland to advance environmental justice.

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Director: Angela Sevin

2150 Allston Way, Suite 460 Berkeley, CA 94704

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Website: http://www.cultivateoregon.org/

Cultivate Oregon, a project of Earth Island Institute, is focused on regenerative agriculture issues, and building local seed and food system resiliency.

We are a group of leaders who were initially united through various campaigns around food, agriculture, and environmental issues. Our statewide alliance is working to expand socially and environmentally responsible agriculture that champions food, farm, and economic vitality.

We are raising public awareness around the consequences of GE contamination in our communities. Through educational and legislative efforts, we are growing a diverse and equitable food system that promotes biodiversity, pollinator and soil health, heritage seeds, and resource conservation.

Cultivate Oregon is part of a coalition that includes Our Family Farms, Center for Food Safety, Friends of Family Farmers, and Oregonians for Safe Farms and Families.

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Director: Amy Wong

2150 Allston Way Suite 460 Berkeley, California 94704

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Website: http://www.numifoundation.org/

Numi Foundation’s mission is to nurture and empower thriving communities: we envision a world where all basic human needs are met and people have the resources to fulfill their greatest potential. Globally, we provide Numi Organic Tea’s fair trade farming communities with access to clean, safe drinking water; and in our backyard of Oakland, California we offer experiential gardening, arts, and social studies curricula to low-income K-8 public schools.

Director: Darian Rodriguez Heyman

400 23rd St.,
Oakland, California

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Website: http://www.ultimatecivics.org

Our mission is to work towards a government of, for, and by the people: We inspire, empower, and engage youth (and adults) in activating democracy and emerge as game-changers.
We believe in our youth, so we create educational tools to engage and inspire our future leaders. We believe that real change begins close to home, so we also provide tools for adults who need a refresher course in rights, rules, and tools.
We believe that inalienable rights belong to real (human) people and that money is not speech, so we develop teaching tools for system change.

Tools + Rules = Game Changers!

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Director: Riki Ott

PO Box 2195, Vashon Island, WA 98070

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Website: http://www.alterterra.org/

Alter Terra takes an innovative approach to addressing the environmental and socioeconomic effects of unplanned urbanization by promoting initiatives that reduce poverty, create jobs, and improve general health of neighborhoods that lack sanitation and healthcare. Focusing on biodiversity and watershed-based planning, we create locally specific solutions for environmental conservation in impoverished regions of Americas.

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Director: Oscar Romo

2150 Allston Way Suite 460 Berkeley, California USA 94704

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Website: http://alertproject.org

ALERT connects oil and public health, making healthy people and healthy communities part of our energy future. We give people the skills and training to deal with health effects from extreme oil activities and empower people to have a voice in what happens in their communities. Your contribution means funding for programs such as:

  • Creating and sharing user-friendly educational material and resources about environmental health and disease for the general public, with a focus on chemical illnesses from exposure to oil and gas activities
  • Training local trainers with nonprofit organizations to share and build on this material, to address their community’s concerns and needs
  • Developing and conducting public health surveys as tools to increase public awareness about the connectivity between community and environmental health issues
  • Raising funds to test and treat at least two people from Gulf Coast communities at a licensed medical clinic, as a Demonstration Project to show proper diagnosis and treatment for chemical illnesses
  • Building coalitions to integrate meaningful citizen involvement in the national oil disaster planning and response system, to strengthen oil spill prevention and response policies and local governance, and to include protection for response workers and the public health

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Director: Riki Ott

PO Box 2195, Vashon Island, Washington 98070

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Website: www.serengetiwatach.org

The Serengeti is one of the world’s great natural treasure. But it’s facing a host of critical threats, from climate change, water shortage, invasive species, roads and dams, and a fast expanding human population with growing needs. Our mission is build awareness and support for the Serengeti through grassroots programs in community conservation.

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Director: Boyd Norton & David Blanton

706 Cayuga Heights Road Ithaca, NY 14850 Phone: 607-351-1120

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Website: http://greenschoolyards.org

Green Schoolyards America is a national organization that expands and strengthens the green schoolyard movement and empowers Americans to become stewards of their school and neighborhood environments. Our programs support the living school ground movement, build relationships that help it succeed, and work to embed this perspective in our existing institutions and policy and regulatory frameworks.

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Director: Sharon Danks

2150 Allston Way Suite 460 Berkeley, California USA 94707 510-872-4554

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Website: https://george-wuerthner-t3yb.squarespace.com/

Our mission is to provide greater ecological understanding, accuracy, and context by the media for environmental issues. To achieve these goals, we will use 3 primary methods – researching, writing and publishing editorials/commentaries in media outlets, countering inaccurate information by follow up with reporters to help education them or become a source for future news stories, and finally, by reviewing, digesting, and summarizing scientific papers and making them available to media, conservation groups, scientists, who might find the information germane to on-going policy debates. The primary issues areas of focus: livestock grazing impacts, predator restoration/unnecessary predator control, wildfire ecology and forestry issues, energy development, wilderness/park designation, biodiversity conservation and related topics.

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Director: George Wuerthner

541-255-6039 Bend, Oregon

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Website: http://wildhope.org/

Wild Hope magazine publishes stories and images that raise awareness of the need to preserve Earth’s biodiversity and inspire readers to get involved in protecting other species with whom we share this planet. Wild Hope is co-created by naturalists, conservationists, wildlife rehabilitators, veterinarians, biologists, ecologists, nature writers, photographers and artists.

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Director: Kathryn Arnold

2150 Allston Way Berkeley, California USA 94707

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Website: http://www.rootedinresilience.org/

Rooted in Resilience, formally known as Bay Localize, confronts the challenges of climate change and economic recession by boosting our region’s capacity to provide for everyone’s needs, sustainably and equitably. We achieve this equipping grassroots community leaders with flexible tools, models, and policies that strengthen their communities.

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Director: Shreya Shankar

436 14th Street #1216 Oakland, CA 94612 Tel: (510) 834-0420

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Website: http://globalwomenswater.org

Global Women’s Water Initiative is training a cadre of grassroots women to become water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) experts and social entrepreneurs, unleashing their leadership potential so they can build water technologies, generate income and solve an issue that burdens them the most - lack of water and sanitation.

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Director: Gemma Bulos

285 Brooks Ave Claremont, CA 91711

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Website: http://www.changinggearsbikes.org

Changing Gears Bike Shop is a non-profit bike shop that provides full service sales and repairs to the general public, job training to formerly homeless individuals, opportunities for low income people to earn bikes and parts, and a community gathering space for nearby residents. The shop receives over 1250 bike donations per year, and is located on a former naval air base in a 4000 square foot repurposed warehouse in Alameda, CA.

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650 W. Ranger Ave #C-2, Alameda, CA 94501 510-995-1478

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Website: http://www.alloneocean.org/

All One Ocean’s mission is to educate our communities about the dangers of marine debris. We believe the solution to ocean pollution starts with education, and we provide crucial education through our two primary programs: Ocean Warriors, our elementary school environmental leadership program, and our Beach Cleanup program. Education of elementary school students is the key to developing future environmental leaders. Our innovative Ocean Warriors and Beach Cleanup programs are vital to educating schoolchildren and other community members; enabling them to make responsible lifestyle changes that will reduce or eliminate marine debris by using effective, solution based educational project milestones.

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Director: Nicole Cibellis
Founder: Hallie Austen Iglehart

All One Ocean PO Box 1164 Mill Valley, CA 94942-1164

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Website: http://yeacamp.org/

YEA Camp is a collection of experienced activists, credentialed teachers, and community leaders committed to a world in which people, animals, and the planet are treated with respect, and where everyone is empowered to take action, and express what matters most to them. Youths have the power to impact the environment, their communities, and our society as a whole. YEA Camp wants to help make this happen.

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Director: Nora Kramer

2150 Allston Way, Suite 460 Berkeley, California USA 94704 (415) 710-7351

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Website: http://www.climatewisewomen.org

Climate Wise Women are activists for women’s grassroots women’s leadership on climate change solutions. Our mission is to increase recognition for women’s climate wisdom and to insure access to the critical resources necessary for their leadership — and their families and communities — to thrive.

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Director: Tracy Mann

Climate Wise Women Project # 40 650 Amsterdam Avenue, #1A New York, NY 10025

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Website: http://transition-earth.org/

Transition Earth promotes human rights and nature’s rights in a world of unsustainable growth and advocates for global systems change to enable the shift to a sustainable planet for all. Our vision is to foster a healthy, resilient world grounded in holistic, rights-based approaches to global problems, including empowering women, supporting voluntary family planning, addressing overconsumption and redefining economies.

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Director: Suzanne York

6143 Rose Arbor Avenue San Pablo, CA 94806 510-517-4082

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Website: http://www.kidsforthebay.org/

KIDS for the BAY provides a vital environmental education service to school communities. We use the local environment as a living laboratory to turn school students on to science and to inspire environmental action.

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Director: Mandi Billinge

1771 Alcatraz Avenue Berkeley, CA 94703 Tel: (510) 985-1602

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Website: http://www.savedolphins.eii.org/

Since 1982, Earth Island Institute’s International Marine Mammal Project (IMMP) has been a global leader protecting whales and dolphins and their ocean habitats. IMMP established Dolphin Safe tuna fishing practices and a monitoring program that saves approximately 100,000 dolphins yearly. We rescued and released Keiko, star of Free Willy, and are working to create seaside sanctuaries where captive performing whales and dolphins can retire. We’re challenging dolphin slaughters in Japan, commercial whaling, and the international trade of cetaceans for entertainment. Join us in keeping whales and dolphins wild and free!

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Director: David Phillips

Earth Island Institute 2150 Allston Way, Suite 460 Berkeley, CA 94704 510-859-9146

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Website: http://www.projectcoyote.org

Project Coyote is a national non-profit organization and a North American coalition of scientists, educators, and citizen leaders promoting compassionate conservation and coexistence between people and wildlife through education, science, and advocacy. Project Coyote seeks to create fundamental and systemic change in the way coyotes, wolves, bears, cougars, bobcats, and other native carnivores are viewed and treated in North America, and to press for laws and policies that protect them from abuse and mismanagement. We have successfully spearheaded campaigns to end predator mismanagement in the form of trapping, killing contests, poisoning and “penning” at the state and county levels. Our supporters are active partners. Only with your help can we advocate for wildlife in the legislature, in the courtroom, at the ballot box, through the media, and in communities. As donors, lobbyists, letter writers, and community advocates, you help spread our message by…

  • Supporting Project Coyote ~ make a secure online donation here;
  • Including Project Coyote in your estate plan ~ contact us for assistance;
  • Informing and empowering yourself and your community using our resources;
  • Joining the E-Team to receive our e-newsletters and e-alerts (click here to join);
  • Volunteering ~ contact us about opportunities in your area here.

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Director: Camilla H. Fox

PO Box 5007 Larkspur, CA 94977 Phone: 415-945-3232

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Website: http://borneoproject.org

The Borneo Project brings international attention and support to community-led efforts to defend forests and indigenous rights in Malaysian Borneo. We believe that protecting human rights and environmental integrity in Borneo is a critical component of the global movement for a just and peaceful world.

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Director: Jettie Word

c/o Earth Island Institute 2150 Allston Way, Suite 460 Berkeley, CA 94704 Tel: (505) 250-3843 Fax: (510) 859-9091

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Website: http://www.richmondtrees.org/

The mission of Richmond Trees is to promote and grow the City of Richmond’s urban forest and green infrastructure through community planting, tree care, education and advocacy in order to improve the health and well-being of the diverse Richmond community.

Richmond Trees’ vision is one of a healthy urban forest that covers at least 40% of the city and is cared for by partnerships between community organizations and the City of Richmond. A healthy tree canopy has innumerable economic, environmental and social benefits and its presence reflects a community that understands and appreciates those benefits.

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Director: Jan Mignone

PO Box 2887 Richmond, CA 94802

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Website: http://www.natureinthecity.org/

Our mission is to inspire San Francisco to discover local nature.

Skyscrapers, coyotes, and sand dunes. Rapidly urbanizing San Francisco is a biodiversity hotspot. With so many colorful plants and animals sharing our home, we’re dedicated to educating our community about urban wildlife and pioneering projects to encourage exploring and stewarding local habitats. This year, we published a foldable map to show you where to find nature in the city!

We connect youth and adults to urban ecology in San Francisco because we believe in the importance of engaging with local nature.

By organizing habitat restoration projects throughout diverse neighborhoods in San Francisco, we seek to empower local communities with tools to participate in stewardship, citizen science, and lifelong learning.

As a grassroots environmental nonprofit, we’re delighted to provide all age groups with volunteering opportunities, educational resources, and advocacy support in San Francisco.

At Nature in the City, we deeply value our partnerships. We’re enthusiastic about working with individuals and organizations who share our love for nature. If you have a bright idea for a collaboration, please reach out — we can’t wait to hear from you.

Will you take part? Together, let’s explore nature in the city.

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Director: Amber Hasselbring

PO Box 170088 San Francisco, CA 94117

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Website: http://womensearthalliance.org/

WEA equips women with the skills and tools they need to protect our earth and strengthen communities from the inside out. In some of the most threatened places on earth, WEA leaders are selling clean cookstoves, launching sustainable farms, protecting land rights, and more.

With local leadership guiding each project, we design capacity-building trainings where women access skills and tools in appropriate technology, entrepreneurship, and leadership. They gain seed funding, mentorship, and a global alliance, and go on to launch their own environmental projects and teach others to do the same.

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Director: Melinda Kramer

c/o Earth Island Institute 2150 Allston Way, Suite 460 Berkeley, CA 94704 510-859-9106

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Website: http://www.sacredland.org/

Sacred Land Film Project is a community dedicated to protecting the Earth’s sacred places through media, education and action.

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Director: Christopher (Toby) McLeod

c/o Earth Island Institute 2150 Allston Way, Suite 440 Berkeley, CA 94704 510-859-9190

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Website: http://www.johnmuirproject.org/

JMP seeks to protect native wildlife, biodiversity and natural processes on public forests, and to foster better management of our public lands through education, scientific research and legal defense work.

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Director: Chad Hanson

P.O. Box 897 Big Bear City, CA 92314 Tel: (530) 273-9290

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Website: http://www.foodshift.net/

Food Shift is developing collaborative models to reduce wasted food, feed communities, and provide jobs.

We believe thousands of people can be employed in the recovery, redistribution and processing of excess food. By reducing food waste, we can feed the hungry, create jobs, combat climate change and cultivate more sustainable communities.

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Director: Dana Frasz

c/o Earth Island Institute 2150 Allston Way, Suite 460 Berkeley, CA 94704

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Website: http://www.ecorestoration.org

CER is focused on promoting environmental restoration and completing restoration projects. We believe that restoration offers a practicable form of sustainable development which can improve the human and natural environment while reconnecting communities to land and water.

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Director: Thomas Ardito

Po Box 476 Saunderstown, RI 02874 Tel: (401) 575-6109

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Website: http://www.bawt.org

Bay Area Wilderness Training (BAWT) exists as a vital, comprehensive and ongoing source of support to agencies that lead youth wilderness trips. We believe that urban youth, once exposed to wilderness, have a broadened sense of themselves, each other, and the world around them.

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Director: Scott Wolland

1050 East 8th Street Oakland, CA 94606 Tel: (510) 452-2298

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Website: http://www.mississippifarmtoschool.org/

The Mississippi Farm to School Network works to connect farmers with schools in order to bring Mississippi products to school cafeterias. We seek to strengthen the local agricultural economy and educate Mississippians on the importance of eating locally-grown, nutritionally-dense foods. By gathering a diverse community of farm to school advocates, the network strives to reach all students and their families.

The Mississippi Farm to School Network has three main goals: create a coalition to connect farm to school practioners across Mississippi, improve student health and well-being across Mississippi, and improve local farm economies across the state of Mississippi.

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Director: Co-Directors Sunny Young Baker, Dorothy Grady-Scarbrough

1503 Jackson Ave. East #5 Oxford, MS 38655

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Website: http://www.energierich.org/

ÉnergieRich offers global solutions for energy access, food sustainability, technology acquisition and employment, by establishing local production of innovative renewable energy powered products. ÉnergieRich emphasizes harnessing the talent of Engineers in Africa and the Diaspora for collaborative product design and project support.

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Director: Dena Montague

1409 De La Vina Street #7 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 650-336-3247

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Website: http://www.raptorsarethesolution.org/

Raptors Are The Solution (“RATS”) educates people about the ecological role of raptors and the enormous danger to raptors and all wildlife, as well as pets and children, from the wide use and availability of rat poisons. RATS partners with other NGOs, agencies, scientists, municipalities, and others to work toward eliminating toxic rodenticides from the food web.

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Director: Lisa Owens Viani and Allen Fish

2150 Allston Way, Suite 460, Berkeley, California 94704

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Website: http://urbanbird.org

Urban Bird Foundation works to engage, educate and nurture a broad-based constituency to ensure the conservation of bird populations, and preserve the interconnected relationship between people and nature.

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Director: Scott Artis

PMB 201 101 W. American Canyon Rd #508-201 American Canyon, CA 94503

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Website: http://www.whollyh2o.org/

Wholly H2o’s mission is to equip Californians in the residential, commercial, institutional, industrial and agricultural sectors with the information and skills necessary to normalize water conservation and efficiency, as well as rainwater, graywater, stormwater and black water reuse/recycling. This effort includes participation in the formation of progressive legislation in California. The purpose is to mitigate the currently unsustainable demands on California water supplies, and corresponding environmental degradation of California’s natural water systems. The goal is to use our water in the most appropriate manner possible given our real-time existing conditions, matching the most appropriate water sources with water end use.

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Director: Elizabeth Dougherty

972 Mission Street, Suite 500 San Francisco, CA 94103 Phone: (415) 323-5966

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Website: http://californiaican.org/

The California Institute for Community, Art, & Nature (California ICAN) is an oasis for the human spirit, a sanctuary for ancient wisdom, a greenhouse for nurturing fresh ideas, and a boot-camp for visionaries who want to translate ideas into action. Through intimate gatherings, large public conferences, exhibitions, books, articles, and digital media, we provide inspiration and support to those fighting for a more socially equitable, naturally sustainable, and spiritually abundant world.

The work evolves around topics such as California Indian cultural heritage, endangered places and species, Bay Area history, ecology and people to help us better understand the natural world we live in and how we can keep it alive by drawing upon its centuries of accumulated wisdom and practice.

The work is guided by a few core beliefs: that in the long run, the battle for a sustainable, healthy, diverse, and beautiful world is not only a battle for land-use laws and policies, but is a battle for the human imagination; that the arts are the doorway into the human imagination; that the human race is capable of embracing change and achieving greatness; and that great work can best be done with joy and laughter.

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Director: Malcolm Margolin

2150 Allston Way Berkeley, California 94704 510-559-8382

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Website: http://www.wildfutures.us

WildFutures provides essential tools and trainings for wildlife and habitat groups as well as other conservation organizations. Through facilitation, trainings, campaign planning assistance and other services, WildFutures helps organizations, agencies, coalitions, biologists and individuals advance their conservation goals.

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Director: Sharon Negri

2150 Allston Way Suite 460 Berkeley, California USA 94704

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Website: http://www.vivasierragorda.org

Advocating protection of the nature and beauty of the Sierra Gorda mountains in central Mexico. We raise awareness and participation from concerned global citizens, to bring to life the daily work and generosity of the highlander community to rescue their homelands and support innovation in all sectors and protect Mother Nature and bioregional security.

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Director: Laura Perez Arce and Dr. Patricia Perez-Arce

5866 Harbor Drive Oakland, CA 94611 Tel: (510) 547-8328

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Website: http://www.schabitatrestoration.org/

SCHR works with private landowners and agencies to manage habitat restoration projects and increase community support. Projects include removal of fish passage barriers along the Central Coast, stakeholder planning and fundraising for regional fish enhancement projects, non-native invasive plant removal, fire and flood mitigation projects, and supporting community-based watershed groups.

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Director: Mauricio Gomez

PO Box 335 Carpinteria, CA 93014 Tel: (805) 729-8787

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Website: http://saveinternational.org/

SAVE International works to protect the critically endangered Black-faced Spoonbill and its habitat by promoting alternative economic development and long-term sustainability of the ecosystems and local communities.

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Director: Marcia McNally

SAVE International c/o Earth Island Institute 2150 Allston Way #460 Berkeley, CA 94704

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Website: http://www.safefoodandfertilizer.org/

Save Our Soil works to stop the use of hazardous and other industrial wastes in fertilizer, soil amendments and animal feeds because of their impact on human health and the environment.

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Director: Patricia Martin

617 H Street SW Quincy, WA 98848 Tel: (509) 787-4275

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Website: http://www.ethicaltraveler.org/

Ethical Traveler is dedicated to educating travelers about the social and environmental impact of their decisions, showing how travel can be a potent form of diplomacy, and giving travelers a forum through which their united voices can serve the world community.

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Director: Jeff Greenwald

PO Box 5883 Berkeley, CA 94705 Tel: (510) 653-6911

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Website: http://www.ecovillagefarm.org/

EcoVillage is an “Oasis of Connectivity,” promoting sustainable urban agriculture, environmental education, economic and social justice, youth leadership and community building through its various programs and activities.

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Director: Shyaam Shabaka

21 Laurel Lane Richmond, CA 94803 Tel: (510) 223-1693

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Website: http://www.ecoequity.org/

EcoEquity is a small, activist think tank that has had an outsized impact on the global climate equity debate. It has done this primarily, but not exclusively, by way of its work on global fair shares, in the context of a climate mobilization that is fair enough to actually work. See, in particular, is leadership in the Climate Equity Reference Project.

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Director: Tom Athanasiou

c/o Earth Island Institute 2150 Allston Way, Suite 460 Berkeley, CA 94704 Tel: (510) 859-4864

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Website: http://www.acwa-alaska.org

ACWA, a project of the Earth Island Institute, works to prevent the degradation of public waters through advocacy, education, litigation, legislation and market campaigns in support of the fundamental goals of the federal Clean Water Act:
(1) all Alaska waters should protect aquatic life and be safe for recreation,
(2) the discharge of all pollutants into public waters should be eliminated.

Resource extraction and climate change are impacting the far north more dramatically than anywhere else on the planet. Our waters, and the people and wildlife that depend upon them every day, have never needed more support.

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Director: Gershon Cohen

PO Box 956 Haines, AK 99827 Tel: (907) 314-0228

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Website: http://www.sustainabilitycoalition.org/

The California Student Sustainability Coalition unites, connects, supports, and empowers students from across California to transform their educational institutions and communities into models of ecological, economic, and social sustainability.

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Director: Kyle Fischler

c/o Earth Island Institute 2150 Allston Way, Suite 460 Berkeley, CA 94704-1375 Phone: (510) 859-9143

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Website: http://www.baikalwatch.org/

Baikal Watch engages local and international communities to protect vital ecosystems in the Baikal watershed and the surrounding Siberian wilderness.

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Director: Gary Cook

c/o Earth Island Institute 2150 Allston Way, Suite 460 Berkeley, CA 94704

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Website: http://guiasunidos.org/

Guias Unidos works to inspire community based, conservation-minded tourism, by unifying local and international expertise and resources.

Our project is based in Ometepe Island, Nicaragua where we:

  • Work with local guides to establish curricula for training in English language, visitor services, tour techniques, earth sciences, anthropology, and first aid.
  • Encourage women and girls to consider guiding as a career, and empower them to fully participate in cooperatives and workshops.
  • Help build resource libraries for local guides using international and local knowledge of flora, fauna, geology, and archaeology.

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Director: Kate & Jeff Zylland

2150 Allston Way Suite 460 Berkeley, California 94707

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Website: http://catradejustice.org/

The California Trade Justice Coalition (CTJC) is an alliance of labor, social justice, public health, and environmental organizations working to stop bad trade schemes like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and advance an equitable trade agenda that creates quality jobs for our communities while protecting our shared environment for generations to come.

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Director: Will Wiltschko

436 14th Street, Suite 1216 Oakland, CA 94612 (831) 917-7997

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Website: http://altaiproject.org

The Altai Project will protect natural landscapes and wildlife and support indigenous cultures and traditional lifeways in and around Russia and the 4-nation Greater Altai region that also includes Mongolia, Kazakhstan, and China through community collaborations and targeted campaigns.

We will work to achieve this mission through grant-based support, strategic exchanges of expertise and technology, strengthening protected areas (including sacred sites), and amplifying the voices of frontline partners and experts through storytelling and advocacy.

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Director: Jennifer Castner

East Lansing, MI 48823 Tel: (510) 393-5525

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Website: http://www.hempsteadprojectheart.org

Hempstead Project Heart uses the power of music and art to raise awareness of the many benefits of hemp for the planet and people.

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Director: John Trudell/Faye Brown

2641 38th Avenue South Minneapolis, Minnesota USA 55406 510-859-9170

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Website: http://www.friendsofmuonde.org/

Friends of Muonde supports locally driven efforts to foment creativity and development in the Mazvihwa and neighboring areas of south central Zimbabwe. Through educational, agricultural and community extension programs, and a healthy dose of action research, we back local development efforts that maintain the connections between spirit, community and ecology.

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Director: Ken Wilson

Friends of Muonde c/o Ken Wilson 3375 Revere Avenue Oakland, CA 94605

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Website: http://plasticpollutioncoalition.org

Plastic Pollution Coalition is a global alliance of individuals, businesses and organizations working together to end plastic pollution and its toxic impacts on people, animals, the ocean, and the environment.

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Director: Dianna Cohen

Plastic Pollution Coalition c/o Earth Island Institute 2150 Allston Way, Suite 460 Berkeley, California 94704 United States Phone: +1 (510) 394-5772

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Website: /cusp

The California Urban Streams Partnership is an organization of local, regional and statewide groups in California which advocate for the protection, restoration and stewardship of urban streams. The alliance advocates for: the return of wildlife habitat in urban areas; an increase in quality of life in cities and neighborhoods; and added resiliency for urban ecosystems under the challenges of climate change.

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Director: Josh Bradt, Mike Vukman

Earth Island Institute 2150 Allston Way, Suite 460 Berkeley, CA 94704 Phone: 510.859.9197

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Website: http://www.juniorwildliferanger.org/

A hub for Ranger programs around the country, Junior Wildlife Ranger (formerly National Junior Refuge Rangers) propels childhood curiosity into lasting environmental stewardship. Through an interactive approach to environmental education, the program cultivates an appreciation of our public lands system and the outdoors.

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Director: Lynnea Shuck

c/o Earth Island Institute 2150 Allston Way, Suite 460 Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 984-4821

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