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Council of Visionaries

Adam J Lewis Family Foundation

The Lewis Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization established in 2002 by philanthropist Adam J. Lewis. The Lewis Foundation seeks to award grants to other nonprofit organizations and/or individuals that are involved in environmental responsibility, green space issues and research, in addition to helping preserve wilderness and natural resources. More information...

Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University

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Crawford School of Public Policy is in the College of Asia and the Pacific, at The Australian National University. The School's approach to policy draws on the complementarity between, on the one hand, disciplinary excellence in the core areas of economics, governance, environment and development and, on the other, deep country and region specific knowledge of Asia and the Pacific, including Australia. More information...

Friends of Sustainability

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Betsy and Jesse Fink Foundation

The Betsy and Jesse Fink Foundation focuses on conservation and environmental education.

The Central Appalachia Prosperity Project (CAPP)

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The Central Appalachia Prosperity Project (CAPP) is a one-year privately funded initiative to create a plan for the region’s transition to a clean energy economy – in other words, an economy built on green jobs and industries, healthy communities, protection of natural resources, and restoration of assets that have been depleted or damaged by past activities. Modeled loosely on the Presidential Climate Action Plan, the CAPP plan will contain detailed recommendations for changes in federal, state, regional and local policies and programs to help the region accomplish this transition.

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment. EPA's purpose is to ensure that all Americans are protected from significant risks to human health and the environment where they live, learn and work; national efforts to reduce environmental risk are based on the best available scientific information; federal laws protecting human health and the environment are enforced fairly and effectively; environmental protection is an integral consideration in U.S. policies concerning natural resources, human health, economic growth, energy, transportation, agriculture, industry, and international trade, and these factors are similarly considered in establishing environmental policy; all parts of society — communities, individuals, businesses, and state, local and tribal governments — have access to accurate information sufficient to effectively participate in managing human health and environmental risks; environmental protection contributes to making our communities and ecosystems diverse, sustainable and economically productive; and the United States plays a leadership role in working with other nations to protect the global environment. More information...

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

USGS logoThe USGS serves the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life. More information...

Altruists

The Capital Institute

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The Capital Institute is a non-partisan, 21st Century think and do tank, founded in 2009 by financiers, business people, and academics from multiple disciplines to effect change. Our mission is to drive systemic change of financial theory and practice necessary to harness the power of capital and markets to evolve a more just, resilient, and sustainable economic system. More information...

Crea and Phil Lintilhac

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Mrs. Crea Lintilhac and Dr. Phil Lintilhac live in Shelburne, Vermont. Dr. Lintilhac has served on the faculty of the University of Vermont for over 30 years, specializing in plant development and the cellular architecture of plants. Mrs. Lintilhac is a member of the Board of Advisors at the Rubenstein School of the Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont. They have three children Paul, Louise, and Will Lintilhac.

David Suzuki Foundation

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The David Suzuki Foundation's mission is to protect the diversity of nature and our quality of life. It works with government, business and individuals to conserve our environment by providing science-based education, advocacy and policy work, and acting as a catalyst for the social change that today's situation demands. More information...

Lintilhac Foundation

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The Lintilhac Foundation is a private foundation overseen by Phil and Crea Lintilhac with their daughter Louise. The foundation’s scope includes local scientific, environmental, and educational issues. It annually supports over 100 projects and organizations across Vermont. More information…

The Small Planet Institute

Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé founded the Small Planet Institute in 2001 to further an historic transition: a worldwide shift from the dominant, failing notion of democracy — as something done to us or for us — toward democracy as a rewarding way of life: a culture in which citizens infuse the values of inclusion, fairness and mutual accountability into all dimensions of public life. More information...

Partners

350.org

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350.org is an international campaign that's building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis—the solutions that science and justice demand. Their mission is to inspire the world to rise to the challenge of the climate crisis—to create a new sense of urgency and of possibility for our planet. Their focus is on the number 350—as in parts per million CO2. If we can't get below that, scientists say, the damage we're already seeing from global warming will continue and accelerate. But 350 is more than a number—it's a symbol of where we need to head as a planet.More information…

The Alliance for Appalachia

The Alliance for Appalachia is a regional alliance with 13 members and the goals of ending a devastating form of coal mining called mountaintop removal coal mining, putting a halt to destructive coal technologies and supporting a sustainable, just economy in Appalachia. More information…

Alliance for Climate Education (ACE)

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Alliance for Climate Education is a national nonprofit dedicated to educating America's high school students on climate change science. Our primary goal is to equip students with the knowledge and tools they need to confront the global warming challenges our planet faces. We educate students through free in-person multimedia assemblies; we inspire students to lower their emissions and raise their voices; and we activate students to take on carbon-reducing projects, in their schools and communities. More information…

Alliance for International Women's Rights (AIWR)

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The Alliance for International Women's Rights is a U.S.-based non-profit organization with a mission of supporting women leaders and future women leaders in developing countries, with a current focus on Afghanistan. We support women leaders and future women leaders by creating connections between Afghan women and girls and skilled professionals in developed countries who can use their expertise to further women’s rights. The primary way in which we create these connections is through our long-distance Volunteer Programs, including our long-distance English Program and Mentor Program. More information…

Alliance for Sustainable Colorado

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The Alliance advances sustainability through collaboration among business, nonprofits, government and education. We break down barriers to statewide change and foster the development and implementation of sustainability policies and practices by engaging key community leaders in conversations that lead to action. More information…

American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE)

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ACORE is an organization of member companies and institutions that are dedicated to moving renewable energy into the mainstream of America’s economy, ensuring the success of the renewable energy industry while helping to build a sustainable and independent energy future for the nation. More information…

Appalachian Institute for Renewable Energy (AIRE)

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Through education, research and innovative social finance, Appalachian Institute for Renewable Energy strives to catalyze community-driven renewable energy in Appalachia and the Southeast U.S. We seek to end the region's dependence on mountaintop removal coal mining and other nonrenewable energy sources by helping communities develop their own, appropriately scaled renewable energy capacities. More information…

Appalachian Transition

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Appalachian Transition is devoted to ideas for a more just, sustainable and prosperous future in Central Appalachia. We are at a critical moment in our region. The time has arrived to talk about the coming transition of our economy, workforce and communities. Appalachian Transition is a resource for that conversation. More information…

Appalachian Voices

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Appalachian Voices works with people all across the country to solve the most serious environmental threats to the central and southern Appalachians and to promote a cleaner energy future for the southeast. Appalachian Voices has been recognized by Google Earth as a "Hero" for our work on mountaintop removal mining, and E, the Environmental Magazine recently called us as one of their top 5 favorite ways to become environmentally active. We are a proud member of the Waterkeeper Alliance. Visit us at Appalachian Voices.org More information…

Appalshop

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Appalshop is a non-profit multidisciplinary media, arts, and education center based in Whitesburg, Kentucky. As such, they are uniquely situated to document the transformation of central Appalachia’s economy and culture in a time of change, and to participate in and shape the community dialogue as this process moves forward. By capturing the hopes and fears of people in the region and placing them in a historical context, they hope to move beyond knee-jerk reactions for or against “change” and to reach an understanding of the reasons why social changes occur and what the choices are in confronting such evolution. More information…

The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies (AIES)

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The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies (AIES) is the premier environmental education and research program in the Middle East, preparing future Arab and Jewish leaders to cooperatively solve the region's environmental challenges. Affiliated with Ben-Gurion University, AIES houses academic programs, research, and international cooperation initiatives on a range of environmental concerns and challenges. More information…

Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC)

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For thirty years, the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC) has successfully led efforts to promote conservation and ensure adherence to environmental standards in the face of exploitation pressures from commercial fishing, mining and tourism companies. As an official observer to the Antarctic Treaty System, we also closely monitor the activities of the nations with a presence on the Antarctic continent. We are proud to have over 100 NGO members who support our efforts and over 30 Council members who work with us on policy development and representation at important meetings. ASOC carries out numerous campaigns to enhance protection of the Antarctic environment and ecosystems. More information…

Artist As Citizen

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Artist As Citizen has been exploring the subject of climate change and public belief since our first project, four years ago (which can be seen on our website as project # 1). The mission of Artist As Citizen is to encourage art students towards non-partisan, pragmatic social engagement; asking them to confront issues that will directly impact American society and their own lives. We combine emerging talent and donors to create new projects, and provide a network so that talent can explore a topic in direct contact with experts. We believe in getting work out the door, onto the street or onto other people's screens, and we believe the biggest value is in engaging public audiences that are not ordinarily reached on an issue, and making them participants in thinking about it with us. And, we believe that the creative talent around the world has an outsized influence on the ideas of the world. More information…

Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)

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The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) is an international, multi-generational, feminist, creative, future-orientated membership organization committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women's human rights. A dynamic network of women and men around the world, AWID members are researchers, academics, students, educators, activists, business people, policy-makers, development practitioners, funders, and more. AWID’s mission is to strengthen the voice, impact and influence of women’s rights advocates, organizations and movements internationally to effectively advance the rights of women. More information…

Australian Marine Sciences Association (AMSA)

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The Australian Marine Sciences Association (AMSA) is Australia’s largest professional association of marine scientists with over 900 members nationally. Our mission is to advance Australian marine science and our objectives are: to promote, develop and assist in the study of all branches of marine science in Australia; to provide for the exchange of information and ideas between those concerned with marine science; and to engage in public debate where we have specialist knowledge. More information…

School of Nature Conservation at Beijing Forestry University

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The School of Nature Conservation at Beijing Forestry University is the only institution that provides higher education, research, and technical support to the development and management of protected areas in China.

Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS)

The Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) is the national society of individuals and organizations dedicated to advancing atmospheric and oceanic sciences and related environmental disciplines in Canada. It is a major non-governmental organization serving the interests of meteorologists, climatologists, oceanographers, limnologists, hydrologists and cryospheric scientists. The Society addresses a broad range of national and international meteorological and oceanographic concerns including weather and weather extremes, global warming, ozone depletion and surface air quality and their effects on all aspects of life in Canada including forestry, agriculture and fisheries. More information…

The Canary Project

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The Canary Project produces visual media, events, and artwork that builds public understanding of human-induced climate change and energize commitment to solutions. They employ key strategies that include visualizing global warming in compelling ways that leverage data and communicate a sense of urgency; integrating the tools of art with those of science, education, mass communication and other disciplines that enhance our ability to engage diverse audiences; investigating questions lying at the root of our current ecological crisis and provoke reflection on those questions; cultivating media attention to further inform a broad public and to create excitement around the issue; and distributing information on concrete actions people can take to cut carbon emissions and lead people to take more action. More information…

Carbonfund.org

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Carbonfund.org is the leading nonprofit carbon reduction and climate solutions organization, making it easy and affordable for individuals, businesses and organizations to reduce their climate impact by supporting third-party validated renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects. Carbonfund.org has over 450,000 individual supporters and works with over 1,400 business and nonprofit partners including Discovery, Motorola, Amtrak, Volkswagen, Dell, JetBlue, and Staples. The organization also has the first carbon neutral product certification program and label in the US, CarbonFree® Certified. More information…

Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy (CASSE)

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Perpetual economic growth is neither possible nor desirable. The positive alternative to unsustainable economic growth is a steady state economy that features stable population and consumption within ecological limits. With our scientifically sound position on economic growth, our publication of the innovative Daly News (named in honor of Herman Daly), and our efforts to raise awareness about how to improve economic policies, CASSE has become the leading organization promoting the transition to a steady state economy. More information…

The Center for Economic Options (CEO)

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The Center for Economic Options (CEO) is a nonprofit organization in West Virginia that works with entrepreneurs and innovators who share a commitment to development that is socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable. With awareness of the growing green economy and issues related to our environment, CEO designed its Green Business, Green Jobs Accelerator (the Accelerator) project specifically to help entrepreneurs start and expand sustainable businesses, create jobs, and contribute to the health and wealth of their communities. Through the Accelerator CEO is targeting resources, network connections, training, and technical assistance particularly to industry sectors including local food; energy; construction, deconstruction and renovation; tourism; health; technology and forestry. More information…

Center for Ocean Solutions (COS)

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The Center for Ocean Solutions is a collaboration among three leading marine science and policy institutions – Stanford University (through its Woods Institute for the Environment and Hopkins Marine Station), the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). The mission of the Center is to elevate the impact of the sciences on ocean policy by integrating cutting edge science and technology with economic, social, and political expertise for the development of practical solutions to major ocean challenges. More information…

CO2 E-Race

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The CO2 E - Race (Erase CO2) Project is a climate awareness and relational art concept and event that started in Copenhagen early 2008. Many versions of the project took place throughout 2009 climaxing at The UN Climate Conference COP15 in Copenhagen. The essence of the project is to "tag" cities around the world with "CO2" with the help of CO2 neutral vehicles as "brushes" and GPS modules as "paint". The project is currently being planned to take place worldwide and is always looking for collaborators and partners to spread the message. More information…

Coal River Mountain Watch (CRMW)

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Coal River Mountain Watch (CRMW) is a grassroots organization begun in 1998 in response to the fear and frustration of people living near or downstream from huge mountaintop removal sites. Its mission is to stop the destruction of our communities and environment by mountaintop removal mining, to improve the quality of life in our area and to help rebuild sustainable communities. More information…

Community Carbon Trees

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Community Carbon Trees is a reforestation company that creates mixed forests planted in Costa Rica for carbon sequestration. These forests enable people and companies anywhere in the world to take responsibility for their personal contributions to the climate crisis by sponsoring the planting of trees in an easy and economical way. But beyond that, they are designed to synchronize solutions to a number of inter-related objectives concerning local environment and social development issues. More information…

Cornell Center for a Sustainable Future (CCSF), Cornell University

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The Cornell Center for a Sustainable Future that progress in sustainability research requires not only new ways of thinking and organizing, but also must integrate researchers with practitioners. CCSF therefore supports problem-oriented research and external partnerships to achieve important discoveries with tangible, real-world impact. They catalyze new intellectual collisions that spark discovery and real progress for humanity. More information…

Creative Change Educational Solutions

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Creative Change Educational Solutions is a nonprofit organization advancing educational leadership and transformation through a lens of sustainability. We help educational institutions use renewable energy, brownfields redevelopment and other sustainability sectors as platforms for instructional innovation and delivering on the promise of educational equity. Based in Southeast Michigan, CCES serves K12 schools, colleges, and nonprofit/governmental institutions at the state and national levels, with programs for kindergarten through adult education. More information…

E to the Fourth

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E to the fourth is a strategic communications firm founded by Leo Wiegman in 2008. They help you communicate better about the human role in global change. Their four key topics are Energy, Environment, Economics, and Equality. Each topic without the other is incomplete. Their goal is unlocking what experts know for the rest of us to use. Their expertise is communicating the human role in climate change. Their method is connecting people with places and process. Their services include research, writing, editing, production, and communications strategy (see below). More information…

EarthAction

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EarthAction's mission is to inform and inspire people everywhere to turn their concern, passion and outrage into meaningful action for a more just, peaceful and sustainable world. EarthAction is the world’s largest action network with over 2,600 organizations in 165 countries and thousands of policymakers, journalists and citizens. We have carried out 84 campaigns since we began at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. More information…

Earth Day Network

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Earth Day Network, which grew out of the original Earth Day in 1970, is the international non-profit organization driving the momentum behind Earth Day. Partnering with 20,000 organizations in 190 countries, Earth Day Network aims to achieve its mission of broadening and diversifying the environmental movement worldwide, and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle for promoting a healthy, sustainable environment. The organization pursues its mission through a combination of education, public policy and consumer activism campaigns. More information…

Earth Economics

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economics to promote healthy ecosystems, communities and economies, and to halting the globalization of unsustainable economic policies.

Focusing on the vital areas of toxics, forests, fisheries and global trade policy, Earth Economics achieves its goals through organization, education and advocacy. More information…

Eco-Officiency

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Eco-officiency offers sustainable consulting services for small and medium sized businesses including; conducting assessments, developing sustainability plans, facilitation of green teams, developing CSR reports, and conducting training. More information…

Economics for Equity and the Environment Network (E3)

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Economics for Equity and the Environment Network (E3) is a national network of economists whose applied research supports active environmental protection. E3 Network supports applied economics research that demonstrates fair and effective solutions to real-world environmental problems, and works to involve economists more actively in environmental protection, through dialogue and cooperation with environmental organizations, decision makers, and the media.More information…

Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP)


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The Ecosystem Services Partnership seeks to enhance the integration of ecosystem services research into policy and practice by coordinating collaborative efforts on ecosystem services at the global, national, and local level. More information…

Encyclopedia of Earth

eoe-heading-globes2.pngThe Encyclopedia of Earth is an electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. It is a free, fully searchable collection of articles written by scholars, professionals, educators, and experts who collaborate and review each other’s work. More information…

European Environment Agency (EEA)

EEA_logo.pngThe European Environment Agency (EEA) is an agency of the European Union. Our task is to provide sound, independent information on the environment. We are a major information source for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, and also the general public. Currently, the EEA has 32 member countries. More information…

Focus the Nation

FTN_logo.jpgFocus the Nation is a national non-profit headquartered in Portland, Oregon. We are driven by a fierce commitment to empower young people with the leadership, educational and civic engagement opportunities that will accelerate our transformation to a more just and prosperous clean energy future. More information…

Gazeta.ru

Gazeta.ru is the leading independent online newspaper in Russia, covering both domestic and international current affairs. Launched in 1999, Gazeta.ru combines the speed of digital media publishing with the quality of a printed newspaper. It has over fifty million page views from over six million unique users a month. They are one of Russia's top 5 online news resources. Their slogan is 'The news of tomorrow' - today we write about things the other newspapers will cover tomorrow. More information…

Green Horizon

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Green Horizon is the quarterly magazine of the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC), published from 1990 to the spring of 2004 as The Bulletin. Green Horizon assists the REC in its mission to promote public participation in environmental decision making by providing information on the environment and encouraging cooperation among regional stakeholders. More information…

Green Zionist Alliance

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The Green Zionist Alliance, a North America-based 501(c)3 nonprofit, offers a place for all who care about humanity's responsibility to preserve the Earth and the special responsibility to preserve the ecology of Israel. We work to educate and mobilize people around the world for Israel’s environment; to protect Israel's environment and support its environmental movement; to improve environmental practices within the World Zionist Organization and its constituent agencies; and to inspire people to work for positive change. More information…

Gund Institute for Ecological Economics

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The Gund Institute is a transdisciplinary research, teaching, and service
organization focused on developing integrative solutions. It hosts solutions-focused workshops and courses (ateliers), Graduate Certificates in Ecological Economics and Ecological Design, online “metacourses” and integrative research and service projects on a broad range of topics. More information…

Heartwood

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Heartwood (heartland + hardwood) is a cooperative network of grassroots groups, individuals, and local businesses working to protect and sustain healthy forests and vital human communities in the nation’s heartland, from the foothills of the Appalachians to the river valleys of the Great Plains, and from the Great Lakes to the Deep South. More information…

Institute for Sustainable Solutions

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The Institute for Sustainable Solutions (ISS) is the focal point for inter and transdisciplinary sustainability research, teaching, service, and outreach at Portland State University. More information...

Institute for World Ideas

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The Institute for World Ideas is a non-profit organization that will organize the search for solutions as well as will facilitate necessary discussions, research, and activities around some of the world's major problems. More information…

It’s Getting Hot in Here

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It’s Getting Hot in Here is the voice of a growing movement – a collection of voices from the student and youth leaders of the global movement to stop global warming. An award-winning international website, It's Getting Hot in Here is the voice of a global online community with over 300 writers from countries around the world.More information…

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth (KFTC)

KFTC_logo.jpgFor nearly 30 years, members of Kentuckians For The Commonwealth (KFTC) have been a defining grassroots organization in Kentucky addressing a variety of social justice issues – from protecting land and water from destructive mining practices to working for voting rights to changing the consequences of tax policy for low-income and working families. In the process of working with people to organize in their home communities and across the state, many everyday community members have become extraordinary community leaders, responsible for many important issue victories. More information…

Landslides Aerial Photography

Alex S. MacLean founded Landslides Aerial Photography in the 1970s. He has flown over most of the United States and parts of Europe. His photographs have been exhibited in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia and have been the subject of four books. His work has been recognized with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Graham Foundation, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, and the American Academy in Rome, which awarded him the 2003–2004 Prix de Rome in Landscape Architecture. More information…

Media Policy Center

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The MPC’s award-winning television and new media productions empower audiences to build and improve their communities. Our unique outreach programs provide the support and tools to make change happen. Taking on the important issues, from environmental sustainability and health care to education and culture, the MPC is dedicated to building better communities across the nation – and around the world. More information…

Minuteman Press

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Minuteman Press has been a leader in quick print technology for over 19 years. Our two locations have brought speedy turnaround to one and two color offset printing, high tech digital monochromatic and high-end digital color to our vast customer base.With our acquisition of Vermont Print and Mail in 2007, we have added a commercial dimension to our services. Vermont Print & Mail prides itself on producing larger runs of beautiful full color offset printing in a wide variety of products. VPM’s commercial mailing capacity opens up new direct mail marketing options to Minuteman customers. Blending elements of “quick” and “commercial” printing companies into one entity creates a true one stop shopping option for print buyers. Now we can offer our customers a complete range of printed products at very competitive prices. More information…

Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED)

MACED_logo.jpgThe Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED) is a 34 year-old non-profit community development organization seeking to create economic alternatives that work for people and places in eastern Kentucky and Central Appalachia. MACED’s strategies include investing financial capital in businesses, communities and projects; conducting research and engaging in effective communications to support good public policy; demonstrating effective economic development strategies that have regional potential; and promoting entrepreneur and leadership development. MACED’s existing programs include research and policy, enterprise development, sustainable forestry, and energy efficiency. More information…

National Council for Science and the Environment

NCSE_logo108x42.gifThe National Council for Science and the Environment is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the scientific basis for environmental decision-making. They envision a society where environmental decisions by everyone are based on an accurate understanding of the underlying science, its meaning and limitations, and the potential consequences of their action or inaction. More information…

The National Policy Consensus Center (NPCC)

-1.gifThe National Policy Consensus Center (NPCC) is an applied research and development center in collaborative governance at Portland State University. The Center represents a unique partnership between PSU’s College of Urban and Public Affairs and the Policy Consensus Initiative (PCI), a national non-profit that supports state and local leaders who champion collaborative forms of governance to address public issues. NPCC assists neutral forums that provide collaborative governance capacity through the University Network for Collaborative Governance and demonstrates the effectiveness of collaborative, consensus-based processes through on-the-ground pilot projects across the country. NPCC developed the nationally recognized Solutions System, where leaders convene all sectors to build effective, lasting solutions to public problems that go beyond what any sector could achieve on its own. The Solutions System has been successfully applied in a variety of community projects in California, Colorado, Maine, Oregon, Salt Lake City, and Virginia. More information…

New Economy Network (NEN)

NewEconomyNetwork_logo.jpgThe mission of the New Economy Network (NEN) is to support a transition to a new economy where the priority is to sustain people and the planet, social justice and cohesion are prized, and peace, communities, democracy and nature all flourish. NEN is a network of individuals and organizations interacting and collaborating within a broad framework of shared objectives. It is an ecumenical endeavor open to many perspectives and ideas. We are oriented toward finding solutions. What brings us together as a group, and what defines our activities as a group, is our shared commitment to collaborative action, systemic change, diversity of perspective, and mutual learning. More information…

Northwest Earth Institute

NWEI_logo.gifThe NW Earth Institute, a Portland, Oregon based non-profit, is focused on helping citizens align their stated values with new habits for the benefit of the planet and those who inhabit it. Since it’s founding, NWEI has engaged more than 128,000 citizens, from business, higher education, faith communities or neighborhoods, in one or more of its eight discussion courses. Participants read through NWEI discussion course materials (featuring content from leading popular authors) on their own and then gather with peers to deepen their understanding, share ideas and build a support network fostering an expanded set of healthy behaviors. More information…

OceanCare

OceanCare_logo.jpgOceanCare is a Swiss non-profit organisation. It was founded in 1989 and has a strong commitment to realistic and cooperative initiatives. The association works at national and international level in the areas of marine pollution, environmental changes, fisheries, whaling, sealing, captivity of marine mammals and public education.

OceanCare is an official partner of the UNEP/CMS Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans in the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Contigous Atlantic Area (ACCOBAMS) and a member of the Cetacean Alliance, a not-for-profit network of nine non-governmental organisations committed to preserving marine biodiversity and reducing human impact on cetacean populations.More information…

Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS)

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Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS) is a non-profit organization that creates film, photography, and media to inspire people to save the oceans. Founded in 2005 by renowned photographer and avid diver Louie Psihoyos, OPS is headquartered in Boulder, CO, conveniently between two oceans. OPS's first film, The Cove, won dozens of awards around the world, including the Oscar® for Best Documentary in 2009, and inspired over a million people to action. More information…

Our Future Planet

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We have drawn a line in time. Our present planet is on one side, and our future planet is on the other. Our Future Planet enables you to rethink a future that does not follow on blindly from the ways of the past. Our Future Planet (OFP) is an online community and think tank which aims to be the platform to create global change in the real world today. Our long term goal is to harness the innovative ideas created through the website to write and publish a ‘Planetary Guide’. This is a huge undertaking, but one that can be achieved through the mass global co-operation seen with OFP. Our platform gives each and every one a serious voice and contributing to OFP really can help shape the future of the planet. More information…

People and Place (P&P)

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People & Places's publisher Ecotrust believes that our fundamental challenge is understanding the intimate relationship between the human condition and the health of all living systems. Although P&P covers topics related to Ecotrust's work, all P&P writings are solely attributable to individual authors. P&P hosts an inquiry on ideas that connect us.More information…

Polaris Mediaworks

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Polaris Mediaworks is a new-media and web development team dedicated to producing interactive community news & information-based websites, on-line journals, and creative web-media for businesses and non-profits. Because we believe in the open exchange of information and ideas, we use only open-source tools for development. We are proud to launch Solutions On-line using the Drupal content management framework. More information…

Population Media Center

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The Population Media Center collaborates with the mass media and other organizations worldwide to: 1) Bring about stabilization of human population numbers at a level that can be sustained by the world’s natural resources, and 2) Lessen the harmful impact of humanity on the earth’s environment. The emphasis of PMC’s work is to educate people about the benefits of small families, encourage the use of effective family planning methods, elevate women’s status and promote gender equity. More information…

Portland State University

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As part of the Oregon University System, Portland State University's vision is to enhance recognition of the value of higher education by continually strengthening the metropolitan environment and utilizing that strength for its own growth toward standards of excellence in accessible high quality research, teaching and outreach programs. As a microcosm of the global society, the metropolitan environment becomes a laboratory for Portland State in this vision. It is the vision of a university that will set the standard for institutions located in an urban setting. More information…

Post Carbon Institute

PMC_logo_2.jpgFounded in 2003, Post Carbon Institute is leading the transition to a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable world. Post Carbon Institute provides individuals, communities, businesses, and governments with the resources needed to understand and respond to the interrelated economic, energy, and environmental crises that define the 21st century. We envision a world of resilient communities and re-localized economies that thrive within ecological bounds. More information…

Prosperity Candle

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Prosperity Candle is a social venture that invests in women entrepreneurs in Haiti, Iraq and Rwanda to build highly scalable candle businesses with access to local, regional and global markets. It has also just launched a local initiative to partner with women refugees recently resettled in the U.S. Their mission is to empower women in places of conflict and natural disaster to not just survive, but truly thrive through market-based enterprise. More information…

Rostock Group

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The Rostock Group was established in March 2009. It aims to develop projects that will result in better future for the humanity and will be significant for the society as a whole. We have a particular interest in prolonging an individual’s life span, fighting senescence, developing medications and treatment modes of currently incurable diseases. It is essential for us to participate in the transition to more ecological and energy efficient environment. We will also do everything in our powers to diminish threats to humanity. More information…

Seventh Generation, Inc.

seventhgenerationlogo.pngSeventh Generation is committed to becoming the world’s most trusted brand of authentic, safe, and environmentally-responsible products for a healthy home. For 20 years, the closely held Burlington, Vermont-based company has been at the forefront of a cultural change in consumer behavior and business ethics. More information…

The Sister Fund (TSF)

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The Sister Fund is a private foundation that supports and gives voice to women working for justice from a religious framework. We call these women the Healers of Our Time, because we believe that the healing work of progressive religious women plays a crucial role in the development of a society in which all people can be socially, economically, politically and spiritually empowered. More information…

Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards (SAMS)

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Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards (SAMS) is a young environmental organization, the only one in southwest Virginia whose expressed mission it is to protect our communities from the devastating impacts of mountaintop removal and other radical forms of surface coal mining and help rebuild sustainable communities. In July 2009, SAMS was the recipient of the “Greenie” award for being the best new green organization in the region, as honored by Blue Ridge Outdoors, spotlighting our work on Dominion’s Wise County coal-fired plant and a long-standing victory holding the proposed Ison Rock Ridge permit at bay. More information…

Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment

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SOCM is a member-run organization that encourages civic involvement and collective action so that the people of Tennessee have a greater voice in determining their future. The mission of SOCM is to empower Tennesseans to protect, defend, and improve the quality of life in their communities across the state. SOCM is working for social, economic, and environmental justice for all. We are committed to the journey of becoming an anti-racist organization. Recognizing our interdependence, SOCM is committed to overcoming social and institutional racism and embracing our diverse cultures. More information…

Stockholm Resilience Centre

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Stockholm Resilience Centre advances research on the governance of social-ecological systems with a special emphasis on resilience - the ability to deal with change and continue to develop. More information…

Tellus Institute

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Tellus Institute was established in 1976 as an interdisciplinary not-for-profit research and policy organization. The times were propitious for a young institute bringing fresh thinking and scientific rigor to environmental and social challenges, and it grew rapidly. Over the years, we conducted 3,500 projects throughout the world, becoming an international leader in resource and environmental strategies, and helping shape the embryonic field of sustainable development. More information…

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB)

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The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) study is a major international initiative to draw attention to the global economic benefits of biodiversity, to highlight the growing costs of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation, and to draw together expertise from the fields of science, economics and policy to enable practical actions moving forward. More information…

University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (ULSF)

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University Leaders for a Sustainable Future is the Secretariat for signatories of the Talloires Declaration (1990), which has been signed by over 400 college and university presidents and chancellors worldwide. ULSF supports sustainability as a critical focus of teaching, research, operations and outreach in higher education through publications, research, and assessment. More information…

Vital Voices Global Partnership

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Vital Voices Global Partnership identifies, invests in and brings visibility to extraordinary women around the world by unleashing their leadership potential to transform lives and accelerate peace and prosperity in their communities. Our international staff and team of over 1,000 partners, pro bono experts and leaders, including senior government, corporate and NGO executives, have trained and mentored more than 8,000 emerging women leaders from over 127 countries in Africa, Asia, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East since 1997. These women have returned home to train and mentor more than 500,000 additional women and girls in their communities. More information…

West Virginia Rivers Coalition

WVRC_logo2.jpgWVRC's mission is to "seek the conservation and restoration of West Virginia's exceptional rivers and streams". The goals pursuant to that mission include preserving the high quality waters of the state, and improving those waters that should be of a higher quality. They serve those who use and appreciate the waters of West Virginia in a variety of ways. Most notably they seek to protect the resources of our headwater state to ensure clean water for all. This includes those who reside in West Virginia; those who visit to recreate; the wildlife that depend on a healthy habitat; and those who live downstream and rely upon West Virginia's water to ensure that they too enjoy clean water. More information…

The Wild Foundation

Wild_foundation_logo.jpgAs the hub of the global wilderness conservation movement, WILD is the only international organization dedicated entirely to wilderness protection around the world. WILD works to protect the planet’s wild places and the wildlife and people who depend upon them, because wilderness areas provide essential social, spiritual, biological and economic benefits. We believe that intact wilderness areas are an essential core element of a healthy modern society. More information…

WiserEarth

Logo_wiserearth.gifWiserEarth is an open source, community-editable international directory and networking forum that maps, links and connects the largest movement in the world – the hundreds of thousands of organizations within civil society that address social justice, poverty, and the environment. WiserEarth provides the tools and a platform for non-profit organizations, funders, social entrepreneurs, students, organizers, academics, activists, scientists, and citizens to connect, collaborate, share resources and build alliances. More information…

Women Moving Millions (WMM)

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Women Moving Millions is a donor-led community working in partnership with organizations like the Women’s Funding Network to inspire gifts of a million dollars to organizations that advance women and girls. The success of our campaign in 2009, that raised more than $181 million dollars, attracted press and interest around the world. More information…

Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future (WNSF)

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Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future (WNSF), a 501 (c) 3 corporation, is the premier sustainability organization for women in business. Its practical programs featuring responsible, high-performance business practices, help businesswomen assume major roles championing sustainability. Their mission is to advance sustainability through the commitment, talent, and leadership of businesswomen. Their vision is a sustainable future -- financially, environmentally and socially -- driven by businesswomen worldwide. More information…

World Future Council

wfc_logo.jpgThe World Future Council brings the interests of future generations to the centre of policy making. Its 50 eminent members from around the globe have already successfully promoted change. The Council addresses challenges to our common future and provides decision-makers with effective policy solutions. In-depth research underpins advocacy work for international agreements, regional policy frameworks and national lawmaking and thus produces practical and tangible results. More information…

School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University

Visions of a Sustainable World, a program of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, is an integrated series of public lectures, films, publications, and curricula to catalyze inspiring visions of a sustainable world, practical strategies to achieve them, and methods to promote rapid and transformative social change. The series articulates the possible economies, political systems, cities, transportation and energy systems, values, and lifestyles of a sustainable world. It also addresses the causes of transformative social change and identify past, present and possible future inflection points. More information…

Associated Societies

International Society for Ecological Economics

The International Society of Ecological Economics (ISEE) is a not‐for‐profit, member‐governed organization dedicated to advancing understanding of the relationships among ecological, social, and economic systems for the mutual well‐being of nature and people. The ISEE facilitates understanding between economists and ecologists and the integration of their thinking into a trans‐discipline aimed at developing a sustainable world. More information…

United States Society for Ecological Economics

The United States Society of Ecological Economics (USSEE) is one of ten regional professional organizations with the International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE) forming the world wide umbrella organization. All ecological economics societies hold professional meetings that serve as a forum for exchanging information, presenting cutting edge research results and advancing practical solutions toward an ecologically sustainable and economically viable future.More information…

American Ecological Engineering Society

Eco-Eng-Heading-2.gifThe American Ecological Engineering Society (AEES) shall promote the development of sustainable ecosystems that integrate human society with its natural environment for the benefit of both by fostering education and outreach, extending professional development and associations, raising public awareness, and encouraging original research. More information…

Society for Ecological Restoration (SER)

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The Society for Ecological Restoration International (SER) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the science and practice of ecological restoration as a means of sustaining the diversity of life on Earth and reestablishing an ecologically healthy relationship between nature and culture. SER members are actively engaged in repairing and managing ecologically sensitive ecosystems around the world through a broad array of experience, knowledge, and cultural perspectives. More information...

American Society of Landscape Architects

ASLA_logo.jpgFounded in 1899, ASLA is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing 17,000 members in 48 professional chapters and 68 student chapters. The Society's mission is to lead, to educate, and to participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our cultural and natural environments. More information…

International Association of Landscape Ecology (IALE)

IALE_logo.jpgThe International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE) aims to develop landscape ecology as a scientific basis for analysis, planning, and management of the landscapes of the world. IALE encourages landscape ecologists to transcend boundaries and to work together building theory and developing knowledge of landscape pattern and process, developing integrative tools, and making them applicable to real landscape situations and applying them to solve problems. More information…

The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP)

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The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) is a non-profit, member-driven association for professionals who are committed to making sustainability standard practice. Members share resources and best practices, and develop themselves professionally. Special reports, salary surveys, and the upcoming competency study are just a sampling of the rich content offered to members. More information...