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Here's an expansive list of allies doing important work on the local, regional, national and/or global levels. We value their work and we hope you will find them as helpful as we have.

  • 24 Ways to Make Your Classroom Eco Friendly This Year
  • AboutCSL.com. Website for the Center for Soulful Living, founded by Bill Bauman.
  • advocatesforyouth.org.
  • AmericasHeartland.com. Website dedicated to American farming.
  • ArborDay.org. Website for the Arbor Day Foundation, with programs dedicated to many different ways of planting trees, education about nature, etc.
  • Beacon.org. Website of Beacon Press, Boston-based “independent publishing since 1854.”
  • BillMoyers.com. Website for/about veteran journalist Bill Moyers including current stories from his PBS shows, news and commentaries, etc.
  • BioChar-International.com. The international biochar intiative.
  • BiologyReference.com/la-ma/life-cycle-human.html. Website for info on the human life cycle.
  • Bioneers.org. NPO that has (since 1990) highlighted breakthrough solutions for restoring people and the planet.
  • BluHomes.com. Website for simplified green building nationwide: ultra-green off-site home construction designed by leading architects.
  • BohoMag.net. Website for Boho Magazine, the only 100% recycled post-consumer waste fashion magazine—for free-spirited, creative, socially/environmentally conscious world-changing consumers —fashion, beauty, adventure and self-discovery.
  • Bountifulgardens.org. Website for heirloom, untreated, open-pollinated seeds for sustainable gardening.
  • Bread.org. Website of Bread for the World, dedicated to feeding the hungry globally.
  • Caminodecrestone.org. Website for an interfaith pilgrimage program in Crestone, Colorado.
  • Care2.com. Healthy and green living online resource.
  • Change.org. A leading Internet site dedicated to effecting broad-based societal change.
  • Charity.org. Website for Global Impact, a NFP NGO dedicated to helping the poorest people on Earth; it is the gateway to more than fifty U.S.-based international charities, and it has raised more than $1.3 billion for relief/development programs since 1956.
  • ChelseaGreen.com. Publisher/distributor of books on alternative/sustainable living.
  • ChristinaCooks.com. CreateTV website devoted to Christina’s cooking.
  • Clean-air.org. Website of the American Hydrogen Association—energy information, especially on hydrogen fuel cells.
  • CleanTechies.com. Website/blog for green careers, networking, etc.
  • CleanUpTheWorld.org. Volunteer organization with focus on positive environmental change.
  • ClimateCare.org. Website for one of the leading global carbon offset providers.
  • Conservation.org. Website of Conservation International, dedicated to global environmental protection.
  • Composting 101
  • CreateTV.com. PBS channel devoted to many important domestic things creative: cooking, gardening, homebuilding, etc.
  • CropMob.org. Volunteer workforces that help farmers with free labor in return for free lunches.
  • CropMobster.com. Website dedicated to supporting local farmers, preventing food waste and feeding people.
  • CrowdSourcing.org. Website for an organization dedicated to crowdsourcing and crowdfunding (the gathering of people and resources for advancing projects).
  • DavidSpero.org Website for spiritual leader David Spero.
  • DemandCleanPower.org. Website dedicated to helping America become a 100-percent clean energy nation.
  • Democracynow.org.  A daily independent global newshour with Amy goodman and Juan González.
  • DreamGreenHomes.com. Plans and designs for building green homes
  • EarthBagBuilding.com. Earth bag structures website
  • EarthCharterInAction.org/content/pages/what-is-the-earth-charter%3f.html. Website about the Earth Charter.
  • EarthGrains.com. Company dedicated to improving the energy efficiency of grain-growing.
  • EcoVillageIthaca.org. Website for EcoVillage at Ithaca, NY.
  • Eco-xchange.com. Website for viable, reliable eco-business networking.
  • Eco & Environmental Scholarships, Internships, and Activities
  • EdenProject.com. A site dedicated to the U.K. green theme park, where they teach visitors about nature and her care.
  • EDF.org. Website for the Environmental Defense Fund.
  • EPA.gov/cleanenergy/energy-and-you/how-clean.html. EPA website where one can calculate one’s power useage profile—the emissions associated with one’s electricity useage.
  • EPA.gov/climatechange/emissions/ind_calculator.html. EPA website where one can calculate one’s total household carbon footprint.
  • Expertise.com Website dedicated to help make better decisions about hiring local professionals.
  • FairTradeTownsUSA.org. Shows you how your town can become a fair trade community.
  • FINCA.org. Website for FINCA, dedicated to helping heal and empower the poor, all over the world.
  • FOET.org. Website of Foundation on Economic Trends, website of Jeremy Rifkin.
  • FonsVitae.com. Publisher of authors on the Perennial Philosophy and spirituality.
  • FoodCowboy.com.  Website that shows how smart phone technology can be used to reduce humger and food waste.
  • ForEffectiveGov.org. Website of Center for Effective Government, formerly OMB Watch—news on activities of government agencies.
  • Forest-Trends.org. Eco-system service market opportunities.
  • ForeverGreen.org. Natural products.
  • ForeverWildFilm.com. Website for the film Forever Wild, Celebrating America’s Wilderness, hosted by Robert Redford and the prose of Terry Tempest Williams.
  • FourSeasonFarm.com. Long-time Maine-based grassroots cold-frame, hoop-house, and greenhouse-building. Website where guru Eliot Coleman and Barbara Damrosch describe effective techniques for growing your own food year-round even in intense weather.
  • FreetheChildren.com. Website of an international charity and education partner dedicated to empowering and enabling youth as agents of change. Programs include “We Day” and “We Act,” and the poverty-cycle-busting “Adopt a Village” holistic sustainable development model.
  • freespirit.com
  • Fundly.com. Website for a social platform whose mission is to maximize fundraising for political, school, and event campaigns.
  • GarySiniseFoundation.org. Actor Gary Sinise’s foundation dedicated to building homes for the most severely wounded veterans.
  • Genesisfarm.org. Website for New Jersey’s Genesis Farm, dedicated to Earth literacy and transition culture since 1980.
  • Givelove.org  Community-led sanitation projects to improve public health & create jobs around recycling.
  • GlobalCommunity.org. Website for the now terminated Foundation for Global Community, with a multitude of free info on their sixty-year Palo Alto, CA, history.
  • GlobalFamily.net. Website for Global Family, an NFP NGO based in New Mexico, USA, an international network of individuals and groups who recognize the unity of humanity and who join with others, through education and support of personal and planetary transformation, in compassionate action for the benefit of all.
  • GlobalOnenessProject.org. Explores how our interconnectedness and unity can be lived in our increasingly complex world—many resources: interviews, films . . .
  • GlobalVolunteerNetwork.org. Website for the Global Volunteer Network, dedicated to helping volunteers find Earth- and Humanity-healing projects worldwide.
  • GMRFChildren.org. Website for the Global Medical Relief Fund, a NFP NGO dedicated to helping children worldwide who have been burned, lost limbs or eyes, etc., due to war, natural disasters, and/or illness.
  • GoFossilFree.org. Campaign for institutions of all types to divest from fossil-fuel companies.
  • Go Green & Get Green: Tax Rebates and Incentives for Green Home Improvements
  • Going Green with Solar Panels in the Home
  • Gp.org. Website for the Green Party of the United States.
  • Grassroutesjourneys.com. Website of the organization that encourages/designs travel opportunities to promote community tourism projects, cross-cultural understanding, equality and peace, etc.
  • GreenAmerica.org. Website for Green America, broad-based green consortium of American unity-based organizations/businesses.
  • GreenBeltMovement.org. An environmental organization, founded by Professor Wangari Maatha in Kenya, that empowers communities, particularly women, to conserve the environment and improve livelihoods.
  • GreenChamberOfCommerce.net. Website for 900+ businesses in various industry sectors.
  • GreenFireMovie.com. Website announcing the documentary about Aldo Leopold, available April 2013.
  • GreenForAll.org. Website for Oakland, CA-based NGO devoted to building an inclusive green economy that can lift people out of poverty.
  • GreenHomeBuilding.com. Green building website, with lots of great green home building information and resources (see especially http://greenhomebuilding.com/education.htm).
  • Green Jobs: A Resource Guide for Individuals with Disabilities
  • Harness the Power of the Sun: The Complete Guide to Using Solar Energy
  • HayHouse.com. Alternative publisher with motto “Look Within.”
  • HazelnutKids.com. Website for green and healthy toys for kids.
  • Heifer.org. Website of Heifer International, which has helped millions of families in 125+ countries become more self-reliant through the gift of livestock/environmentally intelligent agricultural training.
  • Homepower.com. Website for HomePower magazine—encouraging home owners to take responsibility for their home power needs.
  • Hubblesite.org. Website for the Hubble Space Telescope.
  • Ienearth.org.  Website for the Indigenous Environmental Network, dedicated to strengthening, maintaining and respecting traditional teachings and natural laws.
  • InnerTraditions.com. Publisher of Inner Traditions and Bear & Co.—books on alternative philosophies and modalities.
  • InterAction.org. Website that encourages global healing through active efforts all around the world: “a united voice for global change.”
  • InterFaithDialog.org. Website for the Institute for Interfaith Dialog, which supports interfaith events, academic and grassroots activities, interfaith trips and dinners, etc.
  • ISCVT.org. Website for the Institute for Sustainable Communities, dedicated to empowering active citizenship, environmental protection, and climate change activism worldwide.
  • ITreeTools.org. Software produced by the USDA Forest Service.
  • JamesOdea.com; ShiftMovement.com; TheShiftNetwork.com. Websites devoted to the emerging network of advocates and change agents dedicated to an evolutionary shift of consciousness.
  • JillStein.org. Website for Jill Stein’s presidential campaign, and many good links.
  • KFA.org. Website of the Krishnamurti Foundation of America.
  • Kickstarter.com.  A new way to fund creative projects large and small that links financial backers with project developers. It has thus far provided 4.8 million people with $800 million in funding.
  • Kiva.org. Website of Kiva, an organization dedicated to alleviating global poverty by connecting lenders and lendees worldwide.
  • LanternBooks.com. Alternative publisher—books on vegetarianism, etc.
  • LarsonPublications.com. Publisher of books on philosophical topics, spirituality in daily living, women’s issues, healing, inspiration.
  • LeanPath.com. Website dedicated to the only automated food waste tracking system, used in hospitals, universities, restaurants, etc., that reduces food waste by as much as 80% while helping to green and sustain institutional food streams.
  • LoveEarth.com. Website for those who love and/or want to learn more about the Earth.
  • MakeYourBuildingsWork.com. Website for Johnson Controls, a company dedicated to helping organizations reduce the energy costs, carbon emissions, and water usage of existing and new infrastructure.
  • MenashaRidge.com. Publisher of books on hiking, biking, camping, outdoor adventuring.
  • Middlebury.edu/bread-loaf-conferences/BLOrion  Website for Middlebury College's Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writer's Conferences, a week-long annual event co-sponsored by the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Orion magazine, and Middlebury College’s Environmental Studies Program.
  • Millennium-Project.org. Global futures studies and research; formerly “Stateofthefuture.org.”
  • MNN.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/stories/the-15-best-carbon-calculators. Website for Mother Nature Network’s listing of the fifteen best carbon calculators. Picking one will help in calculating an entity’s carbon footprint.
  • modernize.com A wonderful, helpful, real-people-based website oriented toward helping individuals and families modernize home improvement and efficiency.
  • Moneyandlifemovie.com.  Website for the 2013 documentary by Storm Cloud Media.
  • MonkfishPublishing.com. Monkfish Book Publishing website offering titles about philosophy, religion, feminism, etc.
  • MountainFilm.org. Website of the Telluride Mountain Film Festival.
  • NationalForest.org, NationalForest.org/visit. Websites for the National Forest of England, a radical, twenty-plus-year effort to re-green two hundred square miles of England’s industrial Midlands.
  • Nationalgeographic.com.  Website for the National Geographic Society.
  • NaturalResourceCharter.org. Website about natural resource use/extraction, etc., that documents the decision chain for natural resources utilization—and which thus is potentially the precursor of an international convention on same.
  • Nature.org. Website for the Nature Conservancy.
  • NetworkForGood.org. Website for the Network For Good, an online resource for linking charities, volunteers, and donors worldwide.
  • NewmansOwnFoundation.org. Website for Newman’s Own Foundation, that has donated more than $370 million to make the world a better place, from donations of all the net profits/royalties of all Newman’s Own product sales.
  • NewSociety.com. Canadian New Society Publishers: “Books to build a new society.”
  • NewWorldEncyclopedia.org. Website for the New World Encyclopedia.
  • NGM.NationalGeographic.com/big-idea/05/carbon-bath and NGM.NationalGeographic.com/big-idea/13/carbon-capture. National Geographic Magazine websites with carbon dioxide information.
  • NowThisIsColorado.com. Colorado information and downloadable visitor’s guide.
  • NRDC.org. Website for the Natural Resources Defense Council.
  • NRDCGreenGifts.org. NRCC website dedicated to green gifting (for the holidays, etc.
  • Oceana.org/en/about-us/what-we-do. Oceana Foundation is the largest international NGO focused solely on ocean conservation that seeks to return Earth’s oceans to their former state of purity and abundance.
  • OdeWire.com. News for Intelligent Optimists. Website for Ode magazine, aka The Intelligent Optimist magazine.
  • OffsetConsumer.org/providers/. Website that compares the top-rated carbon offset providers—the “Consumer Reports” covering the carbon offset business.
  • One.org. Website dedicated to fighting AIDS and extreme poverty.
  • OnePercentForThePlanet.org. Website of 1% for the Planet, which encourages businesses to contribute One percent of sales for environmental causes.
  • OrganicBouquet.com/i_461/some_page.html. Get Organic Style Magazine, with info on green lifestyle choices.
  • OrionMagazine.org. Award-winning magazine (both print and digital), the best of environmental literature.
  • PAllenSmith.com. Website for P. Allen Smith (well-known garden/home designer).
  • PeacefulUprising.org. Website for Tim DeChristopher et al.’s effort to engage civil disobedience for “defending a livable future through empowering nonviolent action.”
  • Pear-Energy.org. Website for matching your electricity usage with clean energy. Buy renewable energy for home or business anywhere in the U.S. without installing solar panels or wind turbines.
  • PermacultureCU.org/. Website (formerly PCUOnline.org) of the Permaculture Credit Union, that gathers the resources of people who are dedicated to permaculture—care of the earth and of people, and applies them to Earth-friendly and socially responsible loans and investments.
  • philipcoppens.com/caral.html. Website for info on the ancient city of Caral.
  • PlanetaryPower.com. Website for the company that is dedicated to providing clean, affordable, renewable energy generation whenever and wherever it is needed.
  • PlanetForward.com. High-profile ideas-into-action website.
  • PopularResistance.org. Website dedicated to furthering non-violent resistance culture through democratic orgs that empower local communities.
  • Poverty.com/internationalaid.html. Website on global poverty.
  • RechargeColorado.org. Website devoted to rebates on energy efficiency improvements, energy saving tips, home energy audits, etc.
  • RedwoodHill.com. Website for Redwood Hill Farm, a dairy featuring a solar-powered creamery that produces carbon neutral organic goat yogurt, etc.
  • RefugeesInternational.org. Website for Refugees International, an independent NGO that advocates and provides solutions for displaced populations around the world.
  • Rescue.org. Website for the International Rescue Committee, an NGO that, in conjunction with the UN, responds with aid to the world’s worst crises and emergencies, helping people to survive and rebuild their lives.
  • ReUseIt.com. Cloth bags to replace the plastic ones.
  • RichardBangs.com/adventures/. Website for Richard Bangs, a pioneer of modern adventure travel, and his related activities.
  • Rodale.com. Website of Rodale Press, publisher of books on gardening, health, etc., also articles on such topics.
  • Roots&Shoots.org.  Website for Jane Goodall’s global campaign toward empowering, educating and inspiring today’s youth to improve life quality for people and animals.
  • SacredPassage.com. Website of Sacred Passage and The Way of Nature Fellowship, founded by John P. Milton.
  • Sacred-Texts.com. Internet Sacred Text Archive, with hundreds of freely available online books on religion, philosophy, mythology, and folklore.
  • Sanctuaryhouse.org. Website for an interfaith retreat center in Crestone, Colorado.
  • SaveBiogems.org. Website affiliated with NRDC for saving important places on Earth.
  • ScientificAmerican.com. Website of Scientific American magazine. The website archives many articles published in its magazine, as well as hosting podcasts and other resources on many scientific topics.
  • SDO.GSFC.NASA.gov/. NASA’s website for the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO).
  • SelectBooks.com. Website of publisher of books on spirituality, health, etc.
  • Shambhala.com. Website of Shambhala Publications, books on Buddhism, philosophy, religion, health, etc.
  • ShiftMovement.com; TheShiftNetwork.com. Websites devoted to the emerging network of advocates and change agents dedicated to an evolutionary shift of consciousness.
  • SierraClub.org. Large environmental organization’s website: magazine, books, news, and more.
  • SmartTravels.TV/adventure.htm. Website for Richard Bangs, his “Adventures with Purpose” TV series and related issues.
  • SolarGardens.org. Website for the Solar Gardens Institute—dedicated to helping communities go solar.
  • Standardalcohol.com. Website for the Standard Alcohol Company of America, Inc., dedicated to providing next-gen biofuels like “E4 Envirolene.”
  • Survivingprogress.com.  Website for the 2011 First Run Features film documenting views by some of today’s greatest visionaries about how we’re over-consuming our planet’s resources in the name of progress.
  • SustainabilityRevolution.com/index.html. Website for regularly updated, comprehensively focused sustainability information—a great resource!
  • TakePart.com. Website with articles, news, etc., on environmental and social issues. The trailer and film campaign for the documentary film Food, Inc. can be found under “Participant Films.”
  • Ted.com/talks/Jill_Bolte_Taylor_s_powerful_stroke_of_insight.html. Website for info on brain researcher Dr. Jill Taylor’s experiences as she studied her own brain stroke as it happened.
  • Ted.com/talks/lang/eng/VS_Ramachandran_the_neurons_that_shaped_civilization.html. Website source for info on Dr. Ramachandran’s work on mirror neurons.
  • Terre.TV/en/3872_the-homo-empathicus-according-to-jeremy. French website with sources of information on a broad range of subjects such as Jeremy Rifkin’s talk on Homo empathicus, etc.
  • TheEconomicsofHappiness.org. Website for the 2011 documentary film by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Steven Gorelick, and John Page that investigates perils of and workable alternatives to contemporary economic globalization.
  • TheFeedFoundation.org. Website for the Feed Foundation, a NFP NGO dedicated to improving the global food system by raising money for and awareness of nutritious school lunches for all children worldwide.
  • Thelotus.info. Website for the book The Lotus, a practice guide for sustainable leadership.
  • Theweave.info. Website dedicated to advancing sustainability through systems methodology and the Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development.
  • 30Project.org. Ellen Gustafson’s project to create a global food system providing sufficient healthy food for all within thirty years.
  • 350.org. Bill McKibben’s Earth-healing website dedicated to building a global grass-roots movement to solve the climate crisis.
  • TransitionCulture.org. Publisher of books on Transition Culture, including Transition Towns.
  • TransitionNetwork.org. Website for The Transition Towns Movement that is helping communities transition from earth-hurting to earth-healing.
  • Ucusa.org. Official site of the Union for Concerned Scientists.
  • UN.org. Website for the United Nations.
  • Unglobalcompact.org. U.N. site that invites companies to embrace universal principles and partner with the U.N. to promote global business enlightenment.
  • Unhcr.org.  Website for the UN Refugee Agency, dedicated to helping refugees worldwide.
  • Unicefusa.org. Website for the United Nations Children’s Fund that saves thousands of young lives daily, works toward reducing preventable childhood deaths to zero, and gives children a happy, healthy childhood around the world.
  • Unity.edu. Website for Unity College “America’s Environmental College,” located in Unity, Maine.
  • USANPN.org. Website of the National Phenology Network, providing information on the network of scientists and 4000+ amateur naturalists who augment the tracking and documentation of climate change—how it affects life on Earth, seasonal shifts, etc.
  • WindowFarms.com. Website that shows how a growing global grassroots movement for hydroponic window-farming can enable individuals to grow their own fresh produce at home. See The WindowFarms Project video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkCuPrsPn_I .
  • Wiser.org. The website for a social network for sustainability.
  • Wisn.org. Website for the World Indigenous Science Network, dedicated to interfacing between western and indigenous cultures.  They conduct research, host exchanges and provide advocacy for endangered indigenous practitioners and wisdom, as well as endangered species and biosystems, and  offer an advanced degree for Indigenous Mind; the modern study of global changes from an ancient perspective.
  • WorkingWithOneness.org. Website founded by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Father Thomas Keating, et.al. It offers a comprehensive body of teachings on the spiritual dimension of oneness.
  • WorldBank.org. Website of the World Bank, “Working for a World Free of Poverty.”
  • WorldPublicOpinion.org. Website of World Public Opinion, a global source of public opinion research on international affairs and policy, dedicated to giving a voice to the public around the world.
  • YesMagazine.org. Website of Yes! Magazine.
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