DawnWatch is an animal advocacy media watch that looks at animal issues in the media and facilitates one-click responses to the relevant media outlets. You can learn more about it, and sign up for alerts on the website.
Defenders of Wildlife – (national)
Works on the ground, in the courts, and on Capitol Hill to protect and restore imperiled wildlife across North America and around the world. Combining hands-on collaboration with communities and active promotion of pro-wildlife legislation, Defenders of Wildlife have a record of over sixty years protecting imperiled species, such as the black bear, Alaska gray wolf and the American bison. Together, we can ensure a future for the wildlife and wild places we all love.
Address: 1130 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (800) 385-9712
East Bay SPCA - (Oakland, CA)
We look forward to having you join our fantastic team. In addition to a little cat or dog hair on your clothes, you will go home with the knowledge that your efforts truly made a difference in the lives of homeless animals in your community. If you have any further questions, please contact the Volunteer Services Department.
Tel: (510) 563-4604
Eco Art Matters – (class taught at Laney College, Oakland, CA)
The focus of the course is to unite creative skills and thinking with urgent environmental and social justice issues, based on the idea that artists are trained in sideways thinking and thinking outside the box, which is necessary to create positive solutions to urgent issues. It covers a brief history of the environmental/social justice art movement, with several distinguished guest artist, scientist, eco and community activist speakers. The students do extensive research on an important “matter” of their choosing, develop a proposal, and then create artworks, installations, visual presentations or performances which are installed by the artists and exhibited at a local gallery.
Web: Website Link
Ecology Center – (Berkeley, CA)
Focuses on the environmental impacts of urban residents. We address issues through educating, creating community momentum, building infrastructure to make change easy, and spreading positive solutions through convening and advocacy. Our core issues include waste and consumerism, food and farming, climate change prevention and resiliency, and sustainable living. Mission is to inspire and build a sustainable, healthy, and just future for the East Bay, California, and beyond. We transform the ideals of sustainability into everyday practice. We deliver information you can act on, infrastructure you can count on, and leadership for lasting change.
Address: 2530 San Pablo Avenue, Suite H (at Blake), Berkeley CA 94702-2000
Tel: (510) 548-2220; (510) 548-3402 (store); (510) 527-5555 (recycling program); (510) 548-3333 (farmers markets)
Ecology Center Of San Francisco (ECOSF)
Cultivates ecological awareness in the San Francisco Bay Area. The organization came to life in January of 2006 to provide resources, education, and support to create sustainable and regenerative communities within San Francisco. We focus on ecological education, the science of relationships and connections, to help the community better understand the local environment, the greater world we live in and how to find our place in the intricate web of life through cooperation not domination.
Address: 424 Russia Street, San Francisco CA 94112
Tel: (415) 565-9576
EcoVillage Farm Learning Center – (Richmond, CA)
Mission is to create a healthy sustainable environment and socially/economically just society for present and future generations. EcoVillage Farm Learning Center is a place where urban residents of all cultural backgrounds feel welcome and come to learn through (participatory) “mind/hands on” activities how to restore and protect Mother Earth and her people. EcoVillage Farm Learning Center is an “Oasis of Connectivity” in the City of Richmond, a city that is often perceived of as a food, safety and environment desert. Yes! A Farm in Richmond!
Address: 21 Laurel Lane, Richmond CA 94803
Tel: (510) 223-1693
EcoViva – (Central American partnership, office in Oakland, CA)
Works in partnership and solidarity with community-led organizations in Central America organized to achieve environmental sustainability, economic security, social justice and peace. The vision and implementation of our programs come from our local partners.
Address: 1904 Franklin Street, Suite 203, Oakland CA 94612
Tel: (510) 835-1334
ELV Motors – (Santa Clara, CA)
Offer Quality Electric Bikes that are pollution-free, sustainable, affordable, and fun to ride. We can equip you, your company, campus, city or rental fleet with quality alternative energy vehicles. Our showroom in Silicon Valley carries and services the largest selection of major brand electric bicycles in Northern California. Our shipping department can ship most major brands any place in the world.
Address: 2070 Homestead Road, Santa Clara CA 95050
Tel: (888) 612-9883
Environment California - (Statewide CA)
A statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization. We believe there’s something special about California — something worth protecting and preserving for future generations. Whether it’s our magnificent Pacific coastline, Yosemite’s “glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space,” or our 278 state parks, California’s natural wonders enrich our lives in countless ways.
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Environment News Service
The Environment News Service is the original daily international wire service of the environment. Established in 1990 by Editor in Chief Sunny Lewis and Managing Editor Jim Crabtree, the company is independently owned and operated under the direction of the founders. With the belief that well-informed people are the best guarantee of democracy, The Environment News Service exist to provide late-breaking news of the environment from across the United States and around the world. With the conviction that ignorance is responsible for degradation of Earth’s ecosystems and knowledge can result in planetary health, ENS management and correspondents strive to provide news that is factual and presented without bias.
Environmental Health News (EHN)
An independent, foundation-funded news organization that reports, publishes and contextualizes news stories on environmental topics. Articles by EHN journalists are published at EHN.org and provided to newspapers and other media. EHN also offers a unique daily contextualization of articles on environmental health topics published in the world press. Our editorial team of journalists and researchers reviews upwards of 200 news stories, opinions and editorials a day. We aim to connect dots, putting events driving the day's news in a larger context for our audience and sharing our perspective as reporters with considerable expertise in the field. Web: Website Link
Environmental Justice Coalition for Water (EJCW) – (Statewide CA)
A statewide coalition of grassroots groups and intermediary organizations building a collective, community-based movement for democratic water allocation, management, and policy development in California. EJCW empowers low-income communities and people of color throughout California to advocate for clean, safe, and affordable water for their communities. We envision all communities throughout California having access to safe and affordable water, clean rivers, streams, and bays for personal, cultural, ceremonial, and recreational uses.
Tel: (916) 432-3529
Environmental News Network (ENN)
ENN has a serious editorial mission. Our mission is to inform, educate, enable and create a platform for global environmental action. As a result, our readers are top environmental leaders from government, business and educators, as well as a broad spectrum of "intellectually curious" citizens. While in the past we were mainly aggregators of environmental news, ENN has become more than just a collection of content. It is rapidly becoming a collection of resources, teachers, experts and tools that provide objective information and knowledge about the increasingly complex field of environmental science.
Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC) - (Arcata/Northern CA)
Works to protect and restore ancient forests, watersheds, coastal estuaries, and native species in Northern California. EPIC uses an integrated, science-based approach, combining public education, citizen advocacy, and strategic litigation.
Address: 145 G Street, Suite A, Arcata CA 95521
Tel: (707) 822-7711
Environmental Volunteers – (Palo Alto, CA)
Promotes the understanding of and responsibility for the environment through hands-on science education. We train volunteers to teach natural science in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties through: SCHOOL PROGRAMS - Each year, our volunteers teach 10,000 children through over 500 classroom programs and 125 field trips. ECOCENTER - The EV’s headquarters is the EcoCenter, a public nature center and education resource in the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve. SCIENCE BY NATURE - Science By Nature is a collaboration program and website administered by the EV, allowing educators to search and sign up for local nature education programs from a list of collaborating organizations.
Address: 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto CA 94303
Tel: (650) 493-8000
Environmental Working Group (EWG CA) - (CA office/Oakland)
Mission is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment. EWG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded in 1993 by Ken Cook and Richard Wiles. In 2002, we founded the EWG Action Fund, a 501(c)(4) organization that advocates on Capitol Hill for health-protective and subsidy-shifting policies. EWG specializes in providing useful resources (like Skin Deep and the EWG's Shopper's Guide to Pesticides™) to consumers while simultaneously pushing for national policy change.
Address: 2201 Broadway, Suite 308, Oakland CA 94612
Tel: (510) 444-0973
Ethical Traveler - (International: office is in Berkeley)
A nonprofit organization, founded in 2003 to “Empower travelers to change the world.” We offer a monthly news service, and mount action campaigns that use the economic clout of the international travel community to protect human rights and the environment. A project of the Earth Island Institute, we recently inaugurated an “Ethical Journeys” program with trips to Cuba and Burma.
Address: PO Box 5883, Berkeley CA 94705
Tel: (510) 653-6911
Farm Sanctuary – (National focus. farm sanctuaries located in Orland, CA, the Los Angeles area, and Watkins Glen, NY)
Combats the abuses of factory farming and encourage a new awareness and understanding about farm animals. Today, Farm Sanctuary is the nation’s largest and most effective farm animal rescue and protection organization. We have rescued thousands of animals and cared for them at our sanctuaries in Watkins Glen, New York; Northern California (Orland); and the Los Angeles area. At Farm Sanctuary, these animals are our friends, not our food. We educate millions of people about their plight and the effects of factory farming on our health and environment. We advocate for laws and policies to prevent suffering and promote compassion, and we reach out to legislators and businesses to bring about institutional reforms.
Address: Orland, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Watkins Glen, NY
Main Tel: (607) 583-2225
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.farmsanctuary.org/
Felidae Conservation Fund – (regional, national and international focus – office in Mill Valley, CA)
Improving the state of global wild cat ecosystems through a fusion of research, education and online technologies to benefit humanity and drive meaningful change in the natural world.
Address: 110 Tiburon Blvd., Suite 3, Mill Valley, CA 94941
Tel: (415) 354-5655
Forest Conservation Portal - (International)
A web site with vast rainforest, forest and biodiversity conservation news & information. Works to end deforestation, preserve primary and old-growth forests, conserve and sustainably manage other forests, and to commence the age of ecological restoration.
Tel: (808) 202-1062
ForestEthics – (U.S. and Canada focus. Office in San Francisco)
If you want to save the world, forests are a great place to start. And if you want to find one of the best organizations for the job, you’re in the right place. ForestEthics' strategies are always a step ahead, and our results speak for themselves: we’ve secured protection agreements for 65 million acres of forests; we’ve helped to move millions of dollars of corporate buying towards environmentally responsible market solutions and we’ve influenced the environmental practices of more than 100 major US companies. We’ve achieved this tremendous success in the US and Canada with the support of people like you.
Address: One Haight Street, San Francisco CA 94102
Tel: (415) 863-4563
Forests Forever (FoFo) – (Statewide CA focus. Office is in San Francisco)
Founded in 1989 during the historic campaign to save the Headwaters ancient redwood forest in Humboldt County, California. Our efforts helped galvanize the broad-based public awareness and outcry that led to that and other forest victories across the state. For more than 20 years we have been rallying Californians in defense of the state’s 17 million acres of woodland ecosystems and watersheds through year-round education, grassroots organizing, litigation, work in elections, and executive-branch and legislative advocacy.
Address: 209 Kearny Street, San Francisco CA 94108-4500
Tel: (415) 974-3636 (974-FOFO)
Friends of the Eel River (FOER) – (Arcata, CA)
Mission is to restore the Eel River and all her tributaries to a natural state of abundance, wild and free. Our immediate goal is to remove two antiquated dams that block hundreds of miles of prime spawning grounds. A river needs to stay in the watershed where it is birthed for that river system to remain healthy.
Address: PO Box 4945, Arcata CA 95518-4945
Tel: (707) 822-3342
Friends of the River (FOR) – (Statewide CA, office in Sacramento)
California's only statewide river conservation organization. FOR is nationally recognized as an authority on the adverse impacts of dams on rivers and ecosystems. Our Mission: Friends of the River protects and restores California Rivers by influencing public policy and inspiring citizen action.
Tel: (916) 442-3155
Friends of Sausal Creek (FoSC) – (Oakland, CA)
A group of community members protecting Sausal Creek at a grassroots level. The Friends recognize that citizen participation—from residents to decision-makers, teachers, and students—is critical for building a long-term commitment to protecting Sausal Creek as a natural resource for the greater Oakland community. Sausal Creek begins in the hills of Oakland, CA and runs through Oakland to San Francisco Bay.
Address: PO Box 2737, Oakland CA 94602
Tel: (510) 501-3672
Friends of the Urban Forest - (San Francisco, CA)
Helps individuals and neighborhood groups plant and care for street trees and sidewalk gardens in San Francisco. This "green infrastructure" improves the city by beautifying neighborhoods, cleaning the air, raising property values and reducing polluted storm water runoff. Since 1981, FUF has planted more than 48,000 trees, totaling 43% of the city's street tree canopy.
Address: Presidio of SF, 1007 General Kennedy Avenue, Suite 1, San Francisco CA 94129-1405
Furry Friends Rescue – (Fremont, CA)
An all-volunteer non-profit Bay Area companion animal rescue organization, comprised entirely of experienced volunteers who collectively have rescued hundreds of companion animals and placed them in loving homes.
Address: POBox 7270, Fremont CA 94537-7270
Tel: (510) 794-4703