|"20/20 Vision makes grassroots activism simple for busy people. We give citizens the information they need to get involved on important issues like reducing air pollution from cars and power plants, keeping dangerous pesticides out of our food, limiting nuclear arms and banning biological weapons. Our “20 minute” monthly alerts tell you how to contact politicians and corporate officials and quickly and easily tell them you’re watching them on an urgent issue. 20/20 Vision promotes democracy by involving the public at critical decision points." (http://www.2020vision.org --> About 20/20)|
|American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
|"The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting both economic prosperity and environmental protection." (http://aceee.org/about/about.htm)|
|American Council for Capital Formation
|"For nearly thirty years, the ACCF and its research affiliate, the ACCF Center for Policy Research, have brought the message to U.S. and international policymakers, the media, and the public that a nation's economic strength and stability depend upon well-thought-out economic and environmental policies to promote capital formation." (http://www.accf.org/ACCFmission.htm)|
|American Farm Bureau Federation
|"Our Mission: To implement policies that are developed by members and provide programs that will improve the financial well-being and quality of life for farmers and ranchers." (http://www.fb.com/about/thisis/)|
|Center for Health, Environment and Justice
|"CHEJ believes in the principle that people have the right to a clean and healthy environment regardless of their race or economic standing. The Center believes the most effective way to win change is from the bottom up through community organizing and empowerment. CHEJ seeks to help local citizens and organizations come together and take an organized, unified stand in order to hold industry and government accountable and work towards a healthy, environmentally sustainable future." (http://www.chej.org/)|
|Defenders of Wildlife
of Wildlife is dedicated to the protection of all native wild animals and
plants in their natural communities. We focus our programs on what scientists
consider two of the most serious environmental threats to the planet: the
accelerating rate of extinction of species and the associated loss of biological
diversity, and habitat alteration and destruction..."
|Earth Island Institute
on Earth is imperiled by human degradation of the biosphere. Earth Island
Institute develops and supports projects that counteract threats to the
biological and cultural diversity that sustain the environment. Through
education and activism, these projects promote the conservation, preservation,
and restoration of the Earth."
Defense is dedicated to protecting the environmental rights of all people,
including future generations. Among these rights are clean air and water,
healthy and nourishing food, and a flourishing ecosystem."
(http://www.environmentaldefense.org/ --> About Us)
|Environmental Law Institute
|Mission: "To advance environmental protection by improving law, policy, and management."
(http://www.eli.org --> About Us --> President & Chairman's Statement)
|Environmental Working Group
Working Group (EWG) is a not-for-profit environmental research organization
dedicated to improving public health and protecting the environment by
reducing polluition in air, water, and food." [THINK TANK]
|Evangelical Environmental Network
|"The Evangelical Environmental Network is a fellowship of believers who . . . Declare the Lordship of Christ over all creation. He is the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created. All things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. (Colossians 1:15b; 16a, c; 17)..." (http://www.creationcare.org/mission.php)|
|Friends of the Earth
of the Earth is the U.S. voice of an influential, international network
of grassroots groups in 70 countries. Founded in San Francisco in 1969 by
David Brower, Friends of the Earth has for decades been at the forefront
of high-profile efforts to create a more healthy, just world. Our members
were the founders of what is now the world's largest federation of democratically
elected environmental groups, Friends of the Earth International."
|Greening Earth Society
|"CO2 is required
for life on earth. It cannot be reasonably construed to be a pollutant.
With proper stewardship, the ability of earth’s plant life to sequester
carbon in soils can result in a host of benefits. CO2 and Climate.org provides
sound information about CO2 and climate to educators, students, business
and media representatives, community leaders and policymakers alike."
is the leading independent campaigning organization that uses non-violent
direct action and creative communication to expose global environmental
problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful
(http://www.greenpeaceusa.org/ --> About Us)
|Izaak Walton League of America
maintain, protect and restore the soil, forest, water and other natural
resources of the United States and other lands; to promote means and opportunities
for the education of the public with respect to such resources and their
enjoyment and wholesome utilization."
NGOs, corporations and citizens groups from around the world trust The Keystone
Center for Science and Public Policy (CSPP) to help them find the right
direction. Keystone professionals use a unique proven process that combines
scientific reasoning and alternative dispute resolution techniques to solve
problems and get results. When leaders need to move beyond internal factions,
political rhetoric or contentious situations, they turn to The Keystone
Center for Science and Public Policy for help."
(http://www.keystone.org/ --> Public Policy)
|League of Conservation Voters
League of Conservation Voters (LCV) is the political voice of the national
environmental movement and the only organization devoted full-time to shaping
a pro-environment Congress and White House."
|National Parks Conservation Association
1919, the National Parks Conservation Association has been the sole voice
of the American people in the fight to safeguard the scenic beauty, wildlife,
and historical and cultural treasures of the largest and most diverse park
system in the world."
|National Trust for Historic Preservation
Trust for Historic Preservation provides leadership, education and advocacy
to save America's diverse historic places and revitalize our communities."
|National Wildlife Federation
of the National Wildlife Federation is to educate, inspire and assist individuals
and organizations of diverse cultures to conserve wildlife and other natural
resources and to protect the Earth's environment in order to achieve a peaceful,
equitable and sustainable future."
|Natural Resources Defense Council
Resources Defense Council's purpose is to safeguard the Earth: its people,
its plants and animals and the natural systems on which all life depends..."
|The Nature Conservancy
To preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the
diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need
|Pesticide Action Network (PAN) North America Regional Center
Action Network North America) works to replace pesticide use with ecologically
sound and socially just alternatives. As one of five PAN Regional Centers
worldwide, we link local and international consumer, labor, health, environment
and agriculture groups into an international citizens' action network. This
network challenges the global proliferation of pesticides, defends basic
rights to health and environmental quality, and works to insure the transition
to a just and viable society."
|Political Economy Research Center
see Property and Environment Research Center (below)
threatens the quality of life for people everywhere. Population Connection
is the national grassroots population organization that educates young people
and advocates progressive action to stabilize world population at a level
that can be sustained by Earth's resources."
|Property and Environment Research Center
- Property and Environment Research Center is the nation's oldest and largest
institute dedicated to original research that brings market principles to
resolving environmental problems...PERC pioneered the approach known as
free market environmentalism, which is based on the following tenets. Private
property rights encourage stewardship of resources. Government subsidies
often degrade the environment. Market incentives spur individuals to conserve
resources and protect environmental quality. Polluters should be liable
for the harm they cause others."
|Rainforest Action Network
Action Network works to protect the Earth's rainforests and support the
rights of their inhabitants through education, grassroots organizing, and
non-violent direct action."
|Resources for the Future
for the Future improves environmental and natural resource policymaking
worldwide through objective social science research of the highest caliber."
|"Restoring Eden makes hearts bigger, hands dirtier, and voices stronger by encouraging Christians to learn to love, serve, and protect God's creation." (http://www.restoringeden.org/about/)|
Statement: 1. Explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth. 2.
Practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources.
3. Educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the
natural and human environment. 4. Use all lawful means to carry out these
|Union of Concerned Scientists
Union of Concerned Scientists is a nonprofit partnership of scientists and
citizens combining rigorous scientific analysis, innovative policy development
and effective citizen advocacy to achieve practical environmental solutions."
|United States Public Interest Research Group
is an advocate for the public interest. When consumers are cheated, or our
natural environment is threatened, or the voices of ordinary citizens are
drowned out by special interest lobbyists, U.S. PIRG speaks up and takes
action. We uncover threats to public health and well-being and fight to
end them, using the time-tested tools of investigative research, media exposés,
grassroots organizing, advocacy and litigation. U.S. PIRG's mission is to
deliver persistent, result-oriented public interest activism that protects
our environment, encourages a fair, sustainable economy, and fosters responsive,
|The Wilderness Society
to future generations an unspoiled legacy of wild places, with all the precious
values they hold: Biological diversity; clean air and water; towering forests,
rushing rivers, and sage-sweet, silent deserts."
(http://www.tws.org/ -->About our work)
|World Conservation Union
encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity
and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources
is equitable and ecologically sustainable."
|World Resources Institute
is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth's environment
and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and
Institute is an independent research organization that works for an environmentally
sustainable and socially just society, in which the needs of all people
are met without threatening the health of the natural environment or the
well-being of future generations..." [THINK TANK]
|Zero Population Growth
see Population Connection (above)