Pacifica Gardens – (Pacifica, CA)
A 30,000 sq. ft. urban agricultural project located on an abandoned soccer field at Linda Mar School, 830 Rosita Road, Pacifica, CA. Projects underway: biointensive food gardens, permaculture food forest, native plants, culinary and medicinal herbs, fruit tree mini-orchard, large-scale composting, elementary school field trips, youth community service program, adult composting workshops, food donation program. Programs in development: school garden demonstration, backyard edible garden demonstration, community education classes and workshops.
Address: 830 Rosita Road, Pacifica CA 94044
Pachamama Alliance – (international focus, office is in San Francisco)
Mission is to empower indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest to preserve their lands and culture and, using insights gained from that work, to educate and inspire individuals everywhere to bring forth a thriving, just and sustainable world. The vision that informs The Pachamama Alliance’s work is of a world that works for everyone: a socially just, environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilled human presence on this planet — a New Dream for humanity.
Address: Presidio Bldg 1009, PO Box 29191, San Francisco CA 94129-9191
Tel: (415) 561-4522
Pacific Environment – (international focus, office in San Francisco)
Protects the living environment of the Pacific Rim. We have partnered with local and indigenous communities in Russia, China, California, and the Alaskan Arctic for more than two decades. We believe that long term environmental and social progress originates from strengthening local communities and grassroots movements, complemented with sophisticated policy advocacy at international finance and governance institutions.
Address: 369 Pine Street, Suite 518, San Francisco CA 94104
Tel: (415) 399-8850
Palomacy – (SF Bay Area focus, office in San Francisco)
Rescues and Rehomes Domestic Pigeons & Doves. Palomacy — formerly MickaCoo Pigeon & Dove Rescue — saves domestic (unreleasable) birds that would otherwise be killed in San Francisco Bay Area shelters. We provide vet care, foster homes and adoptions. Since 2007, Palomacy has rescued more than 600 birds! Palomacy — It’s Pigeon Diplomacy.
Address: C/O Community Initiatives, 354 Pine Street, Suite 700, San Francisco, CA 94104
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Pavement to Parks – (San Francisco, CA)
A collaborative effort between the San Francisco Planning Department, the Department of Public Works, and the Municipal Transportation Agency. San Francisco's streets and public rights-of-way make up 25% of the city's land area; more space than all the public parks combined. Many of our streets are excessively wide and contain large underutilized areas, especially at intersections. San Francisco's "Pavement to Parks" program seeks to test the possibilities of these underused areas of land by quickly and inexpensively converting them into new pedestrian spaces.
Paw Fund – (Alameda and Contra Costa Counties)
PAW Fund runs free monthly vaccine and health clinics. We offer free vaccines, free and low-cost basic health services like spaying and neutering, and we can often help out with pet supplies, referrals, and information (in both English and Spanish) to help you care for your dog or cat. PAW FUND provides help to community members in Alameda County and Contra Costa County.
Tel:( 510) 390-3488
People’s Grocery – (West Oakland, CA)
People's Grocery's mission is to improve the health and local economy of West Oakland by offering holistic programs which encourage a diversified, local and sustainable community while facilitating conversations about racial equity and its impact on the community.
Tel: (510) 652-7607
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Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS) – (San Francisco, CA)
Believes that the healing impact of the human-animal bond is one of the best supports available for medically vulnerable individuals, and mounting evidence indicates that this bond can yield valuable health outcomes. For many people, having a companion animal is part of living a happy and fulfilling life. For some individuals, especially those who are chronically ill, frail, and isolated by disease or age, having a companion animal can be central to their health and well-being. Animal companionship becomes even more important when our human contacts diminish because of aging or illness.
Address: 3170 23rd Street, San Francisco CA 94110
Tel: (415) 979-9550
Phat Beets Produce – (North Oakland, CA)
Aims to create a healthier, more equitable food system in North Oakland through providing affordable access to fresh produce, facilitating youth leadership in health and nutrition education, and connecting small farmers to urban communities via the creation of farm stands, farmers' markets, and urban youth market gardens.
Address: 5709 Market Street, Oakland CA 94608
Tel: (510) 250-7957
Planet Drum Foundation – (San Francisco, CA)
Mission is to promote awareness of sustainable strategies for human inhabitation of the earth based on the bioregions where people live. We seek to enhance the intimate connection with life-places by spreading the ideas and activities of "living in place" through publications, workshops, formal curricula, and hands-on demonstration projects. This work is motivated by our vision of a truly sustainable world in which humans are harmonious with and respectful of the natural environment.
Address: PO Box 31251, San Francisco CA 94131
Tel: (415) 285-6556
Planting Justice – (Oakland, CA)
A non-profit organization based in Oakland, CA dedicated to food justice, economic justice, and sustainable local food systems. We are the first organization of our kind to combine ecological training and urban food production with a grassroots door-to-door organizing model that will vastly increase our educational community outreach, help us to recruit volunteers, decentralize our fundraising sources, and provide local jobs that also train young community organizers.
Address: 996-B 62nd Street, Oakland CA 94608
Tel: (510) 290-4049
Pollinate Farm & Garden – (Oakland, CA)
A local general store with a twist: We provide supplies for seed-to-table organic farming and gardening, food preservation, small scale livestock raising and beekeeping. We teach the "hows" and "whys" of DIY Food. In addition, we offer a comfortable community learning and meeting space and feature both lecture and hands-on workshops on a wide variety of urban farming topics.
Address: 2727 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland CA 94601
Tel: (510) 686-3493
Project Coyote (regional, statewide and national focus, office in Larkspur, CA)
Project Coyote, a North American coalition of wildlife scientists, educators, predator- friendly ranchers and community leaders, promotes compassionate conservation and coexistence between people and wildlife. As a national non-profit organization based in Northern California, Project Coyote works to change negative attitudes toward coyotes, wolves and other native carnivores by replacing ignorance and fear with understanding, respect and appreciation. All of our work ó through education, science, and advocacy ó strives to create fundamental and systemic changes in the ways wild carnivores are viewed and treated in North America.
Address: P.O. Box 5007, Larkspur, CA 94977
Tel: (415) 945-3232
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Rabbit Ears – (Bay Area focus, office in El Cerrito)
RabbitEARS participates in the bay area rescue community, working in chorus with shelters and other rescues on “Eleventh Hour” animals that can no longer stay at municipal shelters.
Address: 6331 Fairmount Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530
Tel: (510) 356-4233
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The Rainforest Alliance - (international)
As the world’s population grows and natural resources dwindle, the creation of parks and protected natural areas is not enough to solve the problem of forest destruction. The Rainforest Alliance believes that it is possible to safeguard valuable ecosystems while still allowing communities and businesses to extract the forest resources upon which their livelihoods depend.
Address: 233 Broadway, 28th Floor, New York, NY 10279 USA
Tel: (212) 677-1900
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The Rainforest Foundation US – (international, throughout the Americas)
Rainforests are some of the most diverse and prolific ecosystems in the world. More than half of the world’s plant and animal species live there. But the habitat of rainforests – particularly tropical rainforests – is threatened every day by human activities such as logging, agriculture and urban expansion. The Rainforest Foundation works in partnership with indigenous groups and local grassroots organizations throughout the Americas to * Secure rights to their lands *influence laws and policies to protect their resources * Build strong and sustainable community leadership.
Email: Web: Website Link
Recycle for Change – (international and national focus, office in Richmond, CA)
Dedicated to helping those most affected by global climate change and poverty in the US and abroad. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that collects and recycles used clothing and shoes to protect the environment and support sustainable development work across the globe. Our green colored drop-off boxes have become the hallmark of textile recycling in our neighborhoods; in many cities they are the most readily available (or even the sole) environmentally responsible option for people to dispose of their unwanted clothing and shoes.
Address: 1081 Essex Avenue, Richmond CA 94801
Tel: (510) 932-3839
Reef Check – (Tropical and CA reef focus)
An international non-profit organization dedicated to conservation of two ecosystems: tropical coral reefs and California rocky reefs. With headquarters in Los Angeles and volunteer teams in more than 90 countries and territories, Reef Check works to create partnerships among community volunteers, government agencies, businesses, universities and other non-profits. Reef Check goals are to: educate the public about the value of reef ecosystems and the current crisis affecting marine life; to create a global network of volunteer teams trained in Reef Check's scientific methods who regularly monitor and report on reef health; to facilitate collaboration that produces ecologically sound and economically sustainable solutions; and to stimulate local community action to protect remaining pristine reefs and rehabilitate damaged reefs worldwide.
Reef Relief – (international)
A nonprofit membership organization dedicated to preserving and protecting living coral reef ecosystems through local, regional and global efforts.
Restore Hetch Hetchy – (office in San Francisco, CA)
Mission is to return the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park to its natural splendor, while continuing to meet the water and power needs of all communities that depend on the Tuolumne River. In order for this to occur, the City of San Francisco must agree to drain the Hetch Hetchy reservoir and return the valley to the control of the National Park Service.
Address: PO Box 565, San Francisco CA 94104
Tel: (415) 956-0401
Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library – (Richmond, CA)
A non-profit seed lending library located in the public library. We’re open whenever the public library is open. You do not need to have Richmond Public Library card to use the seed library, but we do ask people to watch our on-line orientation. We provide free classes on organic gardening and seed saving, and of course, you can also borrow books from the public library on these topics. Come and “borrow” seeds for free! You may be asking, “How can you ‘borrow’ seeds?” The basic is idea is that you plant the seeds, let some go to seed, then return some of these next generation seeds for others to borrow.
Address: Richmond Public Library, 325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond CA 94804
Rocket Dog Rescue (RDR) – (SF Bay Area focus, office in San Francisco)
An all-volunteer nonprofit group dedicated to saving homeless and abandoned animals from euthanasia in overcrowded Bay Area shelters. We literally give them a second chance at life. And everybody deserves a second chance.
Address: PO Box 460826, San Francisco CA 94146
Tel: (415) 756-8188
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) – (international with added focus on UK countries)
Our birds and wildlife are increasingly vulnerable in a rapidly-changing world. Together, we will create bigger, better, more joined-up spaces for nature to save our wildlife, and our shared home. Our conservation efforts extend to many countries around the globe. As part of the BirdLife International partnership, we work with and support like-minded conservation organizations all around the world to save our most endangered wildlife and special places.
Address: headquarters in all 4 UK countries