Associations & Nonprofit Organizations
National and global instrumental environmental organizations to consider joining. Please be encouraged to also seek local sustainable ecology establishments not listed below.
- Builders Without Borders (BWB)
An international network of ecological builders who advocate the use of natural, local and affordable materials in construction, and with a focus on organized education.
- Collective Heritage Institute
Uniting nature, culture, and spirit in an earth-honoring vision.
Dedicated to providing the technical, strategic, and informational tools, as well as implementation assistance, necessary for paper buyers to convert to environmental papers.
- Co-op America
Practical advice, resources, and contacts to help companies turn social responsibility into business success and for individuals to find healthier, green products.
- Dovetail Partners
A highly skilled team that fosters sustainability and responsible behaviors by collaborating to develop unique concepts, systems, models and programs with the goal to help responsible firms become successful.
- Earthwatch Institute
Promotes sustainable conservation of our natural resources and cultural heritage by creating partnerships among scientists, the general public, educators, and businesses.
- EcoMall (Ecology America, Inc.)
A city of environmental data with links to all sorts of useful environmental sites from marketplace to forums, experts, articles, and more.
- Environmental Media Association
Nonprofit EMA mobilizes the entertainment industry in educating people about environmental issues, which in turn, inspires them to take action.
- Environmental Working Group
Research organization dedicated to improving public health and protecting the environment by advocating on Capitol Hill for health-protective and subsidy-shifting policies that reduce pollution in air, water and food.
- Farm Aid
Unites the common interests of family farmers, consumers, and people who care about the environment. The formulated goal, created by Willie Nelson with his famous comrades, is to keep family farmers on their land and to restore a strong family farm system of healthy agriculture.
- Generation Green
Consumer action wing of the Center for Environmental Health as advocate for corporate and governmental policies that will allow children to grow up toxin free.
- Global Green USA
A national organization addressing human challenges for green buildings and cities, toxic weapons elimination, and clean drinking water. 1990 Nobel Piece Prize recipient, President Mikhail Gorbachev, founded the organization in 1993 to reconnect humanity to the environment. Two award ceremonies each year honor environmental visionaries.
- Greenpeace International
Global organization that focuses on the most crucial threats to our planet’s biodiversity and environment. Presence in 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia, and the Pacific.
- Hemp Industries Association
Seeks changes in government policies to encourage global production of hemp as a raw material for industry.
- Institute of Natural Fibers
Interdisciplinary organization with headquarters in Poland. Works for industry, agriculture, environment protection, building industry, transport, and other branches of economy by involvement in complex research of natural textile raw materials such as flax, hemp, silk, and wool.
- International Center for Spirit at Work
A global resource to support global transformation by integrating spirituality in the workplace with rehensive world class, faith neutral, spirituality-at-work products, programs, tools and research that are practical and easily accessible.
- Japan Organic Cotton Association
Promotes organic cotton in Japan, including certification and labeling, to preserve earth’s environment with organic cotton production and recycling systems.
- National Animal Interest Alliance (NAIA)
An association of business, agricultural, scientific, and recreational interests dedicated to promoting animal welfare, supporting responsible animal use and strengthening the bond between humans and animals. The membership roster includes some of America’s most respected animal professionals, advocates and enthusiasts.
- North American Industrial Hemp Council
Vision is to reestablish and expand the use of industrial hemp.
- Organic Consumers Association (OCA)
The OCA is the only U.S. non-profit public interest organization focused exclusively on promoting
the views and interests of the nation’s estimated 50 million organic and socially responsible consumers. They support campaigns for health, justice, and sustainability, which includes crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic fair trade, and environmental sustainability.
- Organic Farming Research Foundation
Fosters the improvement and widespread adoption
of organic farming practices.
- Organic Trade Association
A membership-based business association that focuses on the organic business community in North America. Provides political news, a public directory, and a fiber forum for members to address topics of interest to all types of businesses within the organic agricultural fiber industries.
- Pesticide Action Network
Works to replace pesticide use with ecologically sound and socially just alternatives.
- Rainforest Action Network
Works to protect the earth’s rain forests and support the rights of their inhabitants through education, grassroots organizing, and nonviolent direct action.
- Sustainable Cotton Project
Building bridges between farmers, manufacturers, and consumers to pioneer markets for certified organically grown cotton.
- The Nature Conservancy
Mission is to preserve the plants, animals, and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.
- Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI)
An innovative, non-profit, small business centre dedicated to nurturing, promoting and supporting new fashion entrepreneurs and designers.
- World Wildlife Fund
Dedicated to protecting the world’s wildlife and wild lands.
A green design guide.
- Eco Fabulous
Sexy and sustainable style.
Ethical and ecological updates from around the globe with tips to help save our planet.
Covers environmental, humanitarian and animal rights issues as they relate to those in the spotlight.
The search engine for all things green.
For the women who want to do right and still look good doing it.
- Feel Good Style
Shared inspirations to embrace innovative designs with beauty and integrity.
Dedicated to pure, natural, organic products and eco-friendly finds for guys, girls, babies, pets, and homes.
- Good ‘n Planty
Always in bloom with garden tips, tricks and treats.
A shopping blog devoted to green eco-friendly babies and their parents.
- Green Globetrotter
Find thought-provoking ideas, sound advice, cool suggestions and most importantly, an ease in planning more eco-friendly journeys.
- Green Lodging News
Focuses solely on environment-related issues that impact profitability.
- Green Options Media
A network of environmentally-focused blogs with a broad spectrum of information on and direction for making more sustainable choices.
An eco guide blending high style with sustainability.
- Heart of Green
A vision to enable, recognize and support modern green projects and people that protect the Earth for future generations.
- Hot to Get Married in Green
Eco-friendly wedding information and advice.
- Jolly Green Girl
Brings eco-friendly information for a green living without compromising style and sensibility.
- One Plus One
Loves uber stylish, eco-friendly and affordable clothing featured from USA and beyond.
- Planet Pink n Green
An original, aesthetic, resourceful and thought provoking blog.
- Plenty in the Garden
Weekly advice on greener gardening.
An edited and advertising wedding site that demonstrates how to have a dream wedding while balancing an eco-friendly way of life.
- The Alternative Consumer
A unique, upbeat perspective of eco news, green product reviews and useful info for busy folks looking to cultivate a greener, healthier,more sustainable lifestyle.
- The GIN Lady
An eco-friendly fashion and lifestyle magazine that is upbeat, fun and cozy with green news, eco blog, and magazine. Covering green, independent and natural lifestyle brands, you’ll find updates on natural beauty, organic fashion, green lifestyle, seasonal foods, and more.
Make a difference and look good while doing it.
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