Marin Cat Connection – (Marin County, CA)
Dedicated to cat rescue, adoptions and education. We operate an extensive Adoption Program to help find caring homes for homeless cats and kittens. Before our cats are available for adoption, they undergo a thorough exam with a veterinarian, are tested, spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and receive any additional care so that they will be healthy when they go to their new home. All of our kitties are fostered by our volunteers, so we can provide you with extensive information about their personalities.
Address: 1 Blackfield Drive, Box 110 Tiburon, CA 94920
Tel: (415) 381-1440
Web: Website Link
Marine Conservation Biology Institute (MCBI) – (international)
A leader in the global movement to protect and recover the integrity of vast ocean areas. We use the latest science to identify important marine ecosystems around the world, and then advocate for their protection, for us and future generations. Marine Conservation Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving our living oceans. We work with scientists, politicians, government officials and other organizations around the world to protect essential ocean places and the wild species in them. Web: http://www.mcbi.org/
The Marine Mammal Center – (Sausalito, CA)
Mission is to expand knowledge about marine mammals—their health and that of their ocean environment—and to inspire their global conservation. Our core work is the rescue and rehabilitation of sick and injured marine mammals, supported by state-of-the-art animal care and research facilities, a corps of dedicated volunteers, and an engaged community.
Address: 2000 Bunker Road, Fort Cronkhite, Sausalito CA 94965-2619
Tel: (415) 289-7325
Mercy for Animals – (national and international focus)
Mercy For Animals is dedicated to preventing cruelty to farmed animals and promoting compassionate food choices and policies. Imagine a world free of cruelty. Where we nurture our bodies, minds and spirits with wholesome, healthy food that is kind to animals and sustainable for our planet. Mercy For Animals believes that world is possible, in fact inevitable, if we work together to elevate humanity to its fullest potential.
Tel: (866) 632-6446
Web: Website Link
Merritt College Environmental Program – (Oakland, CA)
One of the oldest environmental programs in the nation, and is recognized for working in the community to solve real world environmental problems. The program trains leaders in creative problem solving, critical thinking, and responsible citizenship.
Address: 12500 Campus Drive, Oakland CA 94619
Tel: (510) 434-3840
Milo Foundation - (office in Point Richmond, focus on Bay Area)
The Milo Foundation rescues hundreds of highly adoptable animals that would otherwise be euthanised at Animal Control shelters. We welcome all forms of support – including volunteers, foster homes and donations. Our primary goal is to find a home for every abandoned, neglected, and "surrendered" animal that would otherwise be killed. Point Richmond Address: 220 South Garrard Blvd, Point Richmond, CA 94801
Tel: (510) 900-2275
Web: Website Link
Monarch Watch (national)
Focused on the Monarch butterflies through education, conservation and research. “Monarch butterfly populations are declining due to loss of habitat. To assure a future for Monarchs, conservation and restoration of milkweeds needs to become a national priority.” – Chip Taylor, Director of Monarch Watch
Tel: (888) TAGGING or (785) 864-4441
More Dirt – (National focus, website of resources)
Where folks can learn how to bring more dirt and green life to their cities; so that people have clean air to breathe; fresh locally grown food to eat; and can combat global warming right in their own neighborhoods. Focus on community gardens, tree planting, rooftop gardens and permaculture resources.
Mother Earth Living
The authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. Ogden Publications publishes this and other magazines and books for people interested in self-sufficiency, sustainability, rural lifestyles and farm memorabilia. Web: http://www.motherearthliving.com
Native Forest Council – (national)
Dedicated to the preservation and protection of all publicly owned natural resources from destructive practices, sales, and all resource extraction. Commercial timber sales, grazing, mining, and oil and gas extraction all contribute to the destruction and degradation of air quality, wildlife habitat, and of our wilderness areas. We believe a sound economy and environment need not be incompatible, and that current land management practices are devastating to both. Web: http://www.forestcouncil.org
Native Seeds / SEARCH (NS/S) - (focus on southwestern U.S. and northwestern Mexico)
Crop diversity is key to achieving sustainable food security both globally and within our own region of focus, the southwestern U.S. and northwestern Mexico. Our approach to food security focuses on seed security, which relies on the conservation and sharing of appropriate crop diversity and the knowledge to use that diversity effectively.
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) – (national and international focus)
NRDC is the nation's most effective environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of more than 2 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of nearly 500 lawyers, scientists and other professionals. The New York Times calls us "One of the nation's most powerful environmental groups." The National Journal says we're "A credible and forceful advocate for stringent environmental protection."
Address: 40 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011
Tel: (212) 727-2700
Web: Website Link
The Nature Conservancy – (national and international)
Works with local communities, businesses, and individuals to protect over 100 million acres of land around the world. In doing so, The Nature Conservancy preserves entire wildlife communities and the rich species diversity that inhabits those lands. It’s a wholistic approach, one that is vital to the health of our planet.
Address: Worldwide office headquarters at 4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203-1606
Tel: (703) 841-5300
Web: Website Link
Nature in the City – (San Francisco, CA)
An urban environmental justice nonprofit located in San Francisco. We help connect people, communities, and the city to local nature through urban ecological restoration and stewardship. We are San Francisco's first organization wholly dedicated to ecological conservation, restoration and stewardship of the city's bioregions. Our membership reflects San Francisco's reputation as a leading center for the safeguarding of urban species and the restoration of their habitats.
News from Native California – (media, office in Berkeley, CA)
A quarterly magazine devoted to the vibrant cultures, arts, languages, histories, social justice movements, and stories of California’s diverse Indian peoples. We strive to preserve the cherished knowledge of an older generation, provide opportunities for a younger generation making a place for Indian ways in the modern world, and illuminate the beauty of Native cultures to all of California.
Address: 1633 University Avenue, Berkeley CA 94703
Tel: (510) 549-2802
Web: Website Link
Nine Lives Foundation – (Redwood City, CA, with focus on Northern CA)
A nonprofit no-kill cat welfare organization that works with the local community, TNR (trap/neuter/return) and rescue groups to reduce the over-population of homeless cats in Northern California by providing low-cost spay/neuter services, vaccinations, health care and shelter for stray, feral, and at-risk cats. Nine Lives Foundation provides all necessary medical treatments for its shelter cats through an on-site veterinary clinic, and seeks loving, permanent homes for them, including those with physical, medical or behavioral disabilities.
Address: 3016 Rolison Road, Redwood City CA 94063
Tel: (650) 368-1365
Web: Website Link
Non-GMO Project – (focus on North America)
Offers North America’s only third party verification and labeling for non-GMO (genetically modified organism) food and products. We currently have over 27,000 Non-GMO Project Verified products from 1,500 brands, representing well over $11 Billion in annual sales. Non-GMO Project Verified is currently one of the fastest growing labels in the natural food sector, and increasingly is an attribute sought by conventional brands as well.
Address: 1155 N State Street, Suite #502, Bellingham, WA 98225
Tel: (360) 255.7704
North Berkeley Harvest - (North Berkeley, CA)
Ever thought of donating the unused fruit from your very own fruit trees? We will gladly pick up or harvest your fruit and donate it to local food initiatives. Organic food only.
Tel: (510) 812-3369
Northern California Recycling Association (NCRA) – (office in Berkeley)
An association of recycling businesses, community groups, municipalities, and individuals committed to promoting, expanding, and institutionalizing recycling. Founded in 1978, NCRA is a nonprofit trade organization for recyclers with more than 200 members, the majority of whom are located in Northern California. NCRA promotes waste reduction, reuse, salvaging, recycling, and composting as vital tools for resource and energy conservation, and as cost-effective, environmentally sound methods of disposing of discarded materials.
Address: PO Box 5581, Berkeley CA 94705-5581
Tel: (510) 982-1841
Northern California Solar Energy Association (NorCal Solar) – (Office in Berkeley)
A nonprofit, member-supported association for consumer education on the many aspects of solar energy. Since 1974, NorCal Solar has served as an information portal for solar professionals and newcomers, the general public, policymakers, grassroots organizations, advocacy groups, and the media as a clearinghouse for unbiased information. NorCal Solar promotes passive design, building integrated solar, photovoltaics (PV), solar cooking, solar hot water, other solar and renewable energy strategies, and energy efficiency. We organize networking and other events and publish a Solar Energy Resource Guide. Come join us!
Address: POBox 3008, Berkeley CA 94703
Tel: (510) 705-8813
Oakland Animal Services – (Oakland, CA)
Volunteers are absolutely essential to Oakland Animal Services. Not only do OAS volunteers benefit from a fun and rewarding experience, they also significantly improve the lives of the animals at the shelter. Spending time with the animals, increasing adoptions by helping citizens find the right animal to join their family and making new friends along the way, volunteers remain the driving force behind OAS.
Address: 1101 29th Avenue, Oakland, California 94601
Tel: (510) 535-5602
Oakland Food Policy Council (OFPC) – (Oakland, CA)
We are a 21-seat council that works to establish an equitable and sustainable food system. We work with diverse constituencies and across different food system sectors to create a healthy and resilient local and regional food system. We aim to make a healthy, local food system a top priority in our city and engage in state and national action for food policy reform. We carry out research, foster collaboration and engage in collective advocacy for our priority policy initiatives: economic security & development; food access; local and sustainable food procurement; and urban agriculture.
Address: 221 Oak Street, #D, Oakland CA 94607
Tel: (510) 761-5428
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center (OAEC) – (Occidental, CA)
An 80-acre research, demonstration, education, advocacy and community-organizing center in West Sonoma County, California that develops strategies for regional-scale community resilience and the restoration of biological and cultural diversity. OAEC trains and supports “whole communities” — schools, public agencies, Native American tribes, urban social justice organizations, watershed groups and others — to design and cultivate resilience to mounting ecological, social and economic challenges.
Address: 15290 Coleman Valley Road, Occidental CA 95465
Tel: (707) 874-1557
Email: email@example.com Web: http://www.oaec.org
Occupy the Farm - film (focuses on the fate of the Gill Tract in Berkeley, CA)
A documentary that chronicles the battle between an allied group of urban farmers and the University of California, Berkeley over the last agricultural land in the East Bay. UC Berkeley wants to commercialize the land: turning it into a super market and housing plaza. The Farmers want to preserve the land as an urban farm and educational resource. After months of action, hundreds of activists, a large university, riot police, and the community caught in the middle, the fate of the Gill Tract is still unknown.
Occupy Oakland – (Oakland, CA)
We are reclaiming public space to use as a forum for the people to come together, meet one another, listen to each other, and build power for ourselves. Occupy Oakland is more than just a speak out or a camp out. The purpose of our gathering is to plan actions, mobilize real resistance, and defend ourselves from the economic and physical war that is being waged against our communities.
Web: Website Link
Oil Change International – (international)
A research, communication, and advocacy organization focused on exposing the true costs of fossil fuels and facilitating the coming transition towards clean energy. We focus on the fossil fuel industry because we view the production and consumption of oil, gas and coal as sources of global warming, human rights abuses, war, national security concerns, corporate globalization, and increased inequality. We also see fossil fuel industry’s interests behind every major barrier to a clean energy transition.
Address: 714 G St. SE #202, Washington, DC 20003
Tel: (202) 518-9029
Oilwatch – (international)
A resistance network that opposes the activities of oil companies in tropical countries. Oilwatch is a network that builds solidarity and fosters a common identity among peoples of the South. Oilwatch understands similarities in the current pattern of resource exploitation in countries of the South, which reflects historical legacy of disempowerment of peoples and considers the recognition of the right of peoples to self-determination as primary in the resolution of environmental problems.
Omni Commons – (Oakland, CA)
Comprised of several Bay Area collectives with a shared political vision—one that privileges a more equitable commoning of resources and meeting of human needs over private interests or corporate profit. We invite you to join us in establishing a safe, productive place to pool resources for the collective use and stewardship of the greater community. A space that fosters an ethic of radical collaboration across disciplines and between individual collectives, creating a living model for future radical spaces.
Address: 4799 Shattuck Avenue, Oakland CA 94609
One Brick - (San Francisco, CA)
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, One Brick is a non-profit organization that brings volunteers together to support other local non-profits by adopting an innovative twist to the volunteer experience: we create a friendly and social atmosphere around volunteering, and after each volunteer event -- which typically lasts only 3 to 4 hours -- we invite volunteers to gather at a local restaurant or café where they can get to know one another in a relaxed social setting.
One Green Planet (media, national, international)
We officially launched in 2013, with the goal of redefining "green," because, well, the earth needs a media company that’s really got its back! Our goal is to help create a world where we eat delicious food and use amazing products that provide us with maximum benefit and have minimum impact on the planet.
Orangutan Conservancy – (international, Borneo and Sumatra)
The Orangutan Conservancy (OC) supports rehabilitation centers in Borneo and Sumatra; funds conservation science; supports Indonesian students through our scholarship program; stages the annual Orangutan Conservancy Veterinary Workshop (OC/OVAG); and promotes orangutans and their conservation plight. We are committed to helping Southeast Asia’s only great ape survive in the wild.
Address: Mail to P.O. Box 513, 5001 Wilshire Blvd. #112, Los Angeles, CA 90036 USA
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: Website Link
Organic Consumers Association – (national)
An online and grassroots non-profit 501(c)3 public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability. The OCA deals with crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, children's health, corporate accountability, Fair Trade, environmental sustainability and other key topics. We are the only organization in the US focused exclusively on promoting the views and interests of the nation's estimated 50 million organic and socially responsible consumers.
Address: 6771 South Silver Hill Drive, Finland MN 55603
Tel: (218) 226‑4164
Organic Seed Alliance – (national)
Advances the ethical development and stewardship of the genetic resources of agricultural seed. We accomplish our mission through collaborative research, education, and advocacy programs that closely engage organic farmers and other seed professionals.
Address: PO Box 772, Port Townsend, WA 98368
Tel: (360) 385-7192
Our World – (media, international)
The Our World web magazine shares expert views, research and commentary on contemporary affairs of relevance to the mandate of the United Nations. This award-winning web magazine, brought to you by the United Nations University (UNU), exchanges these insights through video briefs, articles, debates, photo essays and public events. Our World is produced by the UNU Office of Communications team in Tokyo. Since the first article, the magazine has been dedicated to bilingual publishing in English and Japanese.
Oyate – (Native organization, local and North America focus, office in Sonoma, CA)
A Native organization working to see that our lives and histories are portrayed with honesty and integrity, and that all people know that our stories belong to us. For Indian children growing up in the 21st century, it is as important as ever for them to know who they are and learn about the histories that they come from. Our work includes critical evaluation of books and curricula with Indian themes, conducting workshops on “Teaching Respect for Native Peoples,” administration of a small resource center and reference library; and distribution of literature and learning materials for children, youth, and their teachers. We try to emphasize in our inventory the lifting up of writing and illustration by Native people from across North America.
Address: 330 East Thomson Avenue, Sonoma CA 95476
Tel: (707) 996-6700