Listings (J - L)


Jane Goodall Institute (JGI)  - (international)

Seeks to: Improve global understanding and treatment of great apes through research, public education and advocacy * Contribute to the preservation of great apes and their habitats by combining conservation with education and promotion of sustainable livelihoods in local communities * Create a worldwide network of young people who have learned to care deeply for their human community, for all animals and for the environment, and who will take responsible action to care for them    

Web: http://www.janegoodall.org/     



Keep Albany Local – (Albany, CA) 

A grass-roots organization of Albany residents and business owners whose aim is to procure development in Albany that establishes a strong tax base, is in keeping with our climate action plan, protects the last remaining agricultural tract of the Gill Tract from development and does not negatively impact our local business community. We seek a thriving and sustainable local economy where 60% of consumer dollars spent in Albany, stay in Albany (when spent on local businesses) as opposed to leaving (when spent on out of state corporations, such as Whole Foods, Walmart, etc.)    

Email: keepalbanylocal@gmail.com    

Web: http://keepalbanylocal.com     

 

 

La Pena Cultural Center - (Berkeley, CA)    

A vibrant community cultural center with a national reputation and a global vision that promotes peace, social justice and cultural understanding through the arts, education and social action. As a welcoming gathering place, La Peña provides opportunities for artists to share diverse cultural traditions, to create and perform their work, and to support and interface with diverse social movements. In addition to hosting concerts with local and overseas bands, we also provide discounted meeting spaces for community organizations, hold 17+ adult & kid's classes every week, and curate 6 separate gallery spaces.

Address: 3105 Shattuck (near Ashby, 2 blocks from Ashby BART), Berkeley CA 94705    

Tel: (510) 849-2568      

Email: info@lapena.org    

Web: http://www.lapena.org    

 


Laytonville EcoVillage – (Mendocino County, CA)    

Nestled near the small town of Laytonville in Northern California’s Mendocino County, this 10-acre site is being developed as a model eco-village. In its infancy, there’s ample opportunity to become a co-creator in planning, building, design and execution if only for a day or two. Using hands-on instruction students can learn site analysis for sustainable development, greywater systems application and building with natural materials. Take a break from stress and city life and step into the peaceful surroundings found at the future Laytonville Ecovillage.   

Address: P.O. Box 914, Laytonville 95454

Tel: (707) 984-6536

Email: Laytonville.ecovillage@gmail.com

Web: http://laytonvilleecovillage.com    

 

 

LightHawk - (international)

LightHawk believes in the power of flight to accelerate conservation. That's why our 501 (c)(3) non-profit leverages the skill and generosity of over 200 volunteer pilots to benefit conservation projects. We believe seeing our world from above causes people to care about what they witness from the air and stirs them into action when they return to the ground. We partner with conservation groups in the US, Canada, Central America and Mexico to employ flight to protect land and water for people and nature.

Web: http://www.lighthawk.org     


 

Local Clean Energy Alliance of the East Bay – (Oakland, CA)  

We are the Bay Area’s largest clean energy coalition, with 90 affiliated member organizations, working for a clean energy future in the Bay Area. The Local Clean Energy Alliance sees the development of local energy resources as key to creating sustainable business, advancing social equity, and promoting community resilience.    

Address: 436 14th Street #1216, Oakland CA 94612    

Tel: (510) 834-0420        

Email: lcea-info@baylocalize.org    

Web: http://www.localcleanenergy.org/ 



Local Harvest – (national) 

America's #1 organic and local food website. We maintain a definitive and reliable "living" public nationwide directory of small farms, farmers markets, and other local food sources. Our search engine helps people find products from family farms, local sources of sustainably grown food, and encourages them to establish direct contact with small farms in their local area. Our online store helps small farms develop markets for some of their products beyond their local area.    

Web: http://www.localharvest.org