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Accredited Certifiers Association, Inc. (ACA)
The Accredited Certifiers Association, Inc. (ACA)is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization created to benefit the USDA accredited organic certifier community and the organic industry. Our primary mission is to ensure the integrity of organic certification in the United States. Purposes include, developing uniform criteria for implementation of the USDA National Organic Program, certifier training, support and networking opportunities and being a forum for discussion of issues impacting organic certification.

Ag Innovations Network
Ag Innovations Network (AIN) was founded in 2000 to build a better future for farmers, consumers, and communities. The mission of Ag Innovations Network is to help create a food system that works better for everyone. They create forums for diverse stakeholders to come together and solve problems. They focus on bringing deep knowledge about food system issues coupled with cutting-edge process design and facilitation to create democratically driven change.

Agro-Ecology Northwest
Agro-Ecology Northwest is a research and consultancy group working with small-scale farmers. This group offers design plans that emphasize efficiency and productivity. They are also certifiers for the eco-labeling organizations of Salmon Safe and LIVE.

A Growing Culture aims to create a global coalition connecting farmers with the resources they need to contribute to an ecologically sound food system and prosperous planet.

Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa
AGRA’s programs and partnerships work for comprehensive changes across the agricultural system to benefit smallholder farmers, the majority women. Integrated programs in seeds, soils, market access, policy and partnerships, and innovative finance are transforming subsistence farming into sustainable, viable commercial activity. AGRA’s programs also work to strengthen agricultural education and extension, train youth, develop rural infrastructure, improve efficient water management and enable smallholder farmers to adapt to and mitigate climate change.

Alliance for Local Sustainable Ag
The Alliance for Local, Sustainable Agriculture (ALSA) was formed to preserve and expand community based sustainable agriculture. ALSA strives to form a broad alliance of support through education, conflict resolution and advocacy. The Alliance was created by local conservationists, farmers and business people to address challenges that threaten our local agriculture. 

Animal Welfare Institute
Since its founding in 1951, AWI has sought to alleviate the suffering inflicted on animals by people. In the organization's early years, the particular emphasis was on the desperate needs of animals used for experimentation. In the decades that followed, they expanded the scope of their work to address many other areas of animal suffering. Today, one of their greatest areas of emphasis is cruel animal factories, which raise and slaughter pigs, cows, chickens and other animals. The biggest are in the U.S., and they are expanding worldwide.

Biodegradable Products Institute
The Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) is a not-for-profit association of key individuals and groups from government, industry and academia. Through their innovative compostable label program, they educate manufacturers, legislators and consumers about the importance of scientifically based standards for compostable materials which biodegrade in large composting facilities.

Bioneers (aka Collective Heritage Institute) is a nonprofit organization that provides a forum and social hub for education about solutions presented through the Bioneers Conference and our programs. Bioneer's media productions reach millions of people around the nation and the world with our award-winning radio series, Bioneers: Revolution From the Heart of Nature; anthology book series; television programs; and our interactive website. We act as a key source for the media, including third-party films and the press.

Bioenvironmental Plastics Society
The  is a non-profit scientific society whose objectives are to promote research, education, and training in the design, synthesis, characterization, testing, and processing of biodegradable and other environmentally degradable polymers as well as to facilitate information exchange among researchers in the areas of agriculture, industrial products, biomedical applications, environmental and wildlife protection, forestry, and waste management. As such the BEPS seeks to be a valuable organization to all researchers interested in renewable and synthetic degradable polymers.

Blue Ocean Institute
Blue Ocean's From Sea to Table program helps seafood lovers understand that people exert their most direct impact on the ocean through the seafood they eat. We seek to drive demand for ocean-friendly seafood by increasing consumer awareness and understanding of the connection between healthy oceans, fishing and seafood. We also work to encourage seafood industry retailers and restaurateurs to implement sustainable seafood practices.

California Climate & Agriculture Network (Cal CAN)
A coalition that advances policy solutions centered on climate change and sustainable agriculture. Members include representatives from agricultural, environmental, food safety and other organizations.

California Biosafety Alliance
The California Biosafety Alliance is a cross sector, multilevel and inter-ethnic alliance of individuals and organizations working together to engage in broader outreach around genetically modified (GMO) food issues and to bring together strategic coalitions of diverse stakeholders to advocate for a GMO free food supply as a means of pushing for a shift from an industrial food model, to a model of local resilience.

California Native Plant Society
The California Native Plant Society works hard to protect California's native plant heritage and preserve it for future generations. Our nearly 10,000 members promote native plant appreciation, research, education, and conservation through our five statewide programs and 33 regional chapters in California.

California Rare Fruit Growers (CRFG)
Founded in 1968, the California Rare Fruit Growers (CRFG) is the largest amateur fruit-growing organization in the world. Its membership includes nationally recognized botanical gardens and noted international horticultural researchers, as well as hobbyists, commercial growers and representatives from institutions of higher learning. CRFG is focused on species not native to nor grown commercially in any given area. Its mission is to share knowledge acquired from its activities with home growers in particular and with anyone else in the world having an interest in edible plant cultivation.

Californians for GE Free Agriculture
Californians for GE-Free Agriculture is a statewide coalition of organic and sustainable agriculture and food safety organizations committed to ecologically responsible and economically viable agriculture.  Californians for GE-Free Agriculture provides education and resources in support of the rights of farmers and communities to evaluate and address the environmental, human health and economic risks of genetic engineering in agriculture.

Canadian Organic Growers (COG)
Canadian Organic Growers  is a national charitable organization with members in all regions of Canada. COG is connected to the regions through eleven regional chapters, four affiliated organizations, and to the international organic community through membership in the IFOAM. COG's membership is diverse and includes farmers, gardeners, processors, retailers, educators, policy-makers, and consumers. Not all COG members run certified organic operations, but they share a vision for a sustainable bioregionally-based organic food system.

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS)
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society is Canada's grassroots voice for wilderness. Founded in 1963, CPAWS has helped protect over 400,000 square kilometers of threatened areas. CPAWS is a nonprofit membership-based conservation organization, and we remain the only national nonprofit organization devoted exclusively to protecting Canada's wilderness heritage on land and sea. CPAWS is a founding member of SeaChoice, Canada’s sustainable seafood program.

Carbon Fund makes it easy and affordable for any individual, business or organization to reduce & offset their climate impact and hasten the transition to a clean energy future. supports third-party validated renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects globally that reduce carbon dioxide emissions and the threat of climate change.

The Cedar Tree Foundation
The Cedar Tree Foundation is a small family fund created by the late pediatrician and entrepreneur, Dr. David H. Smith. Dr. Smith believed in the power of individuals and organizations to make significant changes in our world, and we reflect that belief in our grant making.The Cedar Tree Foundation's grant making focuses on the following areas of concern: Sustainable Agriculture, Environ-mental Education, Environmental Health

Center for Ecoliteracy
The Center for Ecoliteracy is a leader in the green schooling movement. Smart by Nature™, the Center’s framework and services for schooling for sustainability, is based on two decades of work with schools and organizations in more than 400 communities across the United States and numerous other countries. The Center is best known for its pioneering work with school gardens, school lunches, and integrating ecological principles and sustainability into school curricula.  The Center for Ecoliteracy offers books; teaching guides; professional development seminars; a sustainability leadership academy; keynote presentations; and consulting services.

Center for Informed Food Choices (CIFC) advocates for a diet based on whole, unprocessed, local, organically grown plant foods. CIFC believes that: placing these foods at the center of the plate is crucial for promoting public health, protecting the environment, and assuring the humane treatment of animals and food industry workers.  Connecting the personal to the political, CIFC educates the public about how our industrial food system, along with corporate-influenced government policies, is the root cause of a host of preventable public health, environmental, and social justice problems. 

Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)
Since 1989, the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) has worked to strengthen and use international law and institutions to protect the environment, promote human health, and ensure a just and sustainable society.  With offices in Washington D.C. and Geneva, CIEL’s staff of international attorneys provide legal counsel and advocacy, policy research and capacity building in the areas of human rights and the environment, climate change, chemicals, international financial institutions, laws and communities, trade and the environment, and biodiversity and wildlife. 

Center fro Sacred Beekeeping
The College of the Melissae Center for Sacred Beekeeping offers a community-centered hands-on approach to beekeeping science, art, craft, culture and ceremony. Modeled after ancient village-based temple educational systems, the college will offer a multi-faceted curriculum that will train students to become proficient beekeepers as well as develop the skills to
provide action-based magic and leadership in these changing times.

Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (CSANR)
Washington State University’s CSANR is a university center that develops innovative solutions to some of the most important problems we face in society today, by leading research and educational efforts in agriculture, food and natural resources systems that are economically viable, environmentally sound and socially responsible.

CERES is a national network of investment funds, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working to advance environmental stewardship on the part of businesses. These are the folks who, in May 2005 at the United Nations, brought together representatives of U.S. and international pension funds representing $5 trillion in capital to address the profound investment risks and emerging business opportunities driven by climate change. CERES is also a major force in sustainability reporting, having founded the Global Reporting Initiative.

Certified Naturally Grown 
A non-profit organization offering certification tailored for small-scale, direct-market farmers and beekeepers using natural methods.  CNG farms don't use any synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or GMO seeds, just like organic farms. Certified Naturally Grown is an independent program not affiliated with the NOP.

Chelsea Green Publishing
For 26 years, Chelsea Green has been the publishing leader for books on the politics and practice of sustainable living. We are a founding member of the Green Press Initiative. We lead the industry both in terms of content—foundational books on renewable energy, green building, organic agriculture, eco-cuisine, and ethical business.

Cloud Forest Institute (CFI)
Cloud Forest Institute is a non-profit scientific and educational organization formed in 1996. Cloud Forest Institute offers educational alternatives to students of all cultures and ages through learning contracts via the internet and at designated research sites around the world. The sites are self-sufficient utilizing alternative energy technologies and sustainable, organic food production techniques. CFI’s goals are to make quality education accessible globally and, to foster an environmentally conscious philosophy.

Coalition for Green Capital
The Coalition for Green Capital (CGC) is a non-profit organization based out of Washington, DC. The CGC exists for the purpose of designing, developing and implementing green banks at the state, federal, and international level. The CGC also advocates for tax and finance policies that support investment in energy efficiency and clean energy. 

Common Vision
Common Vision works every day to create real changes in health, hunger, environmental justice, and climate change through inspirational education and on-the-ground community action Common Vision brings inspiring and relevant earth education to diverse communities to cultivate dynamic and experienced leaders in sustainability practice and education. With a fleet of vegetable-powered vehicles, a dedicated staff, and big vision, Common Vision's mobile operation weaves a wide network in California as it creates and inspires collaborations amongst schools, farms, volunteers, mentors, nurseries, musicians, and native peoples.

Compassion in World Farming
Compassion in World Farming is a leading farm animal welfare charity founded in 1967 by a British farmer horrified by the development of modern, intensive factory farming. CWF campaigns peacefully to end all cruel factory farming practices.
CWF's Good Farm Animal Welfare awards are already benefiting millions of animals each year.

Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions
Sixteen leading conservation organizations from the United States and Canada partnered in 2008 to pursue a Common Vision for Environmentally Sustainable Seafood and work together as the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions. The ultimate goal is to preserve the health of ocean and freshwater ecosystems and ensure a long-term seafood supply.

Consumers International
Consumers International (CI) is the world federation of consumer groups that, working together with its members, serves as the only independent and authoritative global voice for consumers. With over 220 member organizations in 115 countries, CI is building a powerful international movement to help protect and empower consumers everywhere. Founded in 1960, CI is fighting for a fair, safe and sustainable future for all consumers in a global marketplace increasingly dominated by international corporations. CI's vision is a world where everyone has access to safe and sustainable goods and services, and where the strength of our collective power is used for the good of consumers throughout the world.

Consumers Union

Consumers Union (CU) is an expert, independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves.

Cornucopia Institute
Seeking economic justice for the family-scale farming community. Through research, advocacy, and economic development our goal is to empower farmers - partnered with consumers - in support of ecologically produced local, organic and authentic food.

Council for Responsible Genetics

The Council for Responsible Genetics fosters public debate about the social, ethical and environmental implications of genetic technologies. Founded in 1983, CRG is a non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. CRG works through the media and concerned citizens to distribute accurate information and represent the public interest on emerging issues in biotechnology. CRG also publishes a bimonthly magazine, GeneWatch, the only publication of its kind in the nation.

Earth Activist Training
Permaculture, earth-based spirituality, organizing and activism. Two-week intensive Permaculture Design Certificate courses, offering the basic, internationally-recognized 72-hour permaculture curriculum with an additional focus on social permaculture, organizing tools, and spirit.

Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth, and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment. Earthjustice was founded in 1971 as the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund. Earthjustice works through the courts on behalf of citizen groups, scientists, and other parties to ensure government agencies and private interests follow the law.

Earth Links is a small nonprofit organization that acts whenever possible as a catalyst for social and environmental justice. We form coalitions with other nonprofit organizations for specific projects one organization cannot accomplish alone. Earth Links also undertakes projects when we see an unrecognized need that our volunteers are able to fill.

Earth Rhythm
Earth Rhythm's primary goal is to unite Native American tribal communities with concerned people, environmental and humanitarian organizations, fostering understanding and shared visions & projects. Earth Rhythm's projects are focused on preserving & enhancing Native American lives and culture as well as promoting ecological & sustainable awareness and living.

Ecology Center
The Ecology Center provides the public with reliable information, tools, hands-on training, referrals, strategies, infrastructure, and models for sustainable living. Our programs enable people to adopt practices that are environmentally and socially responsible. We run Berkeley's residential curbside recycling program, the Berkeley Farmers' MarketsFarm Fresh Choice food justice program,
EcoHouse  demonstration home and garden, the Ecology Center Store, and a variety of Information and Climate Change Action programs.

The Ecology Center of San Francisco (ECOSF) is a locally grown 501(c)3 non-profit cooperative that cultivates ecological awareness in the San Francisco community. The organization came to life in January of 2006, to provide resources, education, and support to create a just and regenerative community within San Francisco.

Ecotrust's mission is to inspire fresh thinking that creates economic opportunity, social equity and environmental well-being. Ecotrust is headquartered in Portland and is a unique organization; it integrates public and private purpose and for-profit and non-profit structures. Ecotrust's many innovations include co-founding the world's first environmental bank, starting the world's first ecosystem investment fund, creating a range of programs in fisheries, forestry, food, farms and children's health, and developing new scientific and information tools to improve social, economic and environmental decision-making. Ecotrust works locally in ways that promise hope abroad, and it takes inspiration from the wisdom of Native and First Nations. Over nearly 20 years, Ecotrust has converted $80 million in grants into more than $500 million in capital for local people, businesses, and organizations from Alaska to California.

Eden Project
The Eden Project in Cornwall transformed a disused 
clay mine into a rich, global garden where people can 
learn about nature and get inspiration about the world 
around them. Eden is an educational charity and social 
enterprise and much of our energy goes into: running 
transformational social and environmental projects on
our doorstep and around the world, creating 
unforgettable learning experiences for students, putting on fantastic arts, theatre and music events, creating stunning gardens as well as doing valuable
research into plants and conservation, making
sure we run our operations in the greenest possible way.


Elf Farm Organic Research Centre
The Organic Research Centre is a registered charity, formally known as the Progressive Farming Trust Ltd., whose business is to develop and support sustainable land-use, agriculture and food systems, primarily within local economies, which build on organic/agro-ecological principles to ensure the health and well-being of soil, plant, animal, people and our environment. The Centre is the UK's leading independent research, development and advisory institution for organic agriculture, having played a pivotal role in the development of organic research, policy and standards since 1980.

Endangered Species Coalition
The Endangered Species Coalition is a national network of hundreds of conservation, scientific, education, religious, sporting, outdoor recreation, business and community organizations working to protect our nation’s disappearing wildlife and last remaining wild places. Through education, outreach and citizen involvement, we work to protect endangered species and the special places where they live. 

Environmental Cleanup Coalition
ECC seeks to raise public awareness of the danger of plastics in the ocean. A Gyre is a naturally occurring vortex of wind and currents that rotate in a clockwise direction in the northern hemisphere and counter-clockwise in the southern hemisphere. These create a whirlpool effect, whose vortex moves more slowly at the center and that is where marine plastic debris collects. There are 5 major Gyres in the oceans worldwide, all of which are believed to contain plastic and persistent organic pollutants (POPs). The North Pacific Gyre, also known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, is estimated to be twice the size of Texas and swirls in the Pacific Ocean roughly between the coast of California and Hawaii. ECC is engaged in spearheading the largest Gyre cleanup campaign in history.

Environmental Justice Coalition for Water 
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water is a statewide coalition of grassroots groups and intermediary organizations building a collective, community-based movement for democratic water allocation, management, and policy development in California.  EJCW empowers low-income communities and people of color throughout California to advocate for clean, safe, and affordable water for their communities.  

Environmental Working Group: The mission of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment. EWG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded in 1993 by Ken Cook and Richard Wiles. Visit them online to download the Shopper's Guide to Pesticides.

The mission of Equity Trust is to promote equity in the world by changing the way people think about and hold property.

Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance
The Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance (FARFA) is dedicated to representing non-corporate agriculture and animal owners, from homesteaders to horse owners to full-time ranchers.  FARFA’s work also serves those who are local foods consumers, people who care about protecting our traditional way of life, and other like-minded individuals. FARFA advocates for farmers, ranchers, and homesteaders through public education and lobbying to assure their independence in the production and marketing of their food, and to prevent the imposition of unnecessary regulatory burdens that are not in the public interest. FARFA also advocates for consumers’ access to information and resources to obtain healthy foods of their choice.

Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund
The FTCLDF protects the rights of farmers and consumers to engage in direct commerce; it protects the rights of farmers to sell the products of the farm and the rights of consumers to access the foods of their choice from the source of their choice. FTCLDF is a true grassroots organization and receives no government funding and little or no corporate funding.

Farmers' Market Coalition
The Farmers Market Coalition is dedicated to strengthening farmers markets across the United States so that they can serve as community assets while providing real income opportunities for farmers.

Farmers Without Borders
Farmers Without Borders is a farmer-led organization with a mission to support struggling agricultural communities in developing regions and to strengthen regenerative agriculture around the globe.

Farming Solutions
Farming Solutions is a website jointly created by Greenpeace, Oxfam and ILEIA. It demonstrates how food security and sustainable livelihoods can be achieved across the globe by innovative and environmentally responsible farming systems. The site shows how today's farmers can encourage biodiversity, retain a rich, natural soil base, maintain clean water and foster human health.

FishChoice Inc (FCI) is a non-profit organization founded in 2008 to help commercial seafood buyers easily find sustainable seafood products. FCI has partnered with six leading NGOs that rank or certify seafood products for sustainability including: Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Monterey Bay Aquarium, Seafood Watch Program, Sea Choice, FishWise, New England Aquarium, and Blue Ocean Institute.

FishWise promotes the health and recovery of ocean ecosystems by providing innovative market-based tools to the seafood industry to support sustainability through environmentally responsible business practices. Uniquely positioned within the conservation community and a growing network of industry partners, FishWise combines sound science with a practical, business oriented approach.

Florida Organic Growers (FOG)
Florida Certified Organic Growers and Consumers, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation established in 1987. FOG supports and promotes organic and sustainable agriculture, educating consumers, farmers, future farmers (children & youth), businesses, policy makers and the general public. FOG operates two programs: Quality Certification Services and Education & Outreach.

Food Democracy Now!
Now over 250,000 people strong, Food Democracy Now! is a grassroots community dedicated to building a sustainable food system that protects our natural environment, sustains farmers and nourishes families. Food Democracy Now! members organize both through online campaigns and in-person actions across the country.

FoodRoutes Network (FRN) 
Provides communications tools, technical support, networking and information resources to organizations nationwide that are working to rebuild local, community-based food systems. FRN is dedicated to reintroducing Americans to their food – the seeds it grows from, the farmers who produce it, and the routes that carry it from the fields to their tables.

Food Shed Alliance
The Foodshed Alliance is a grassroots, non-profit devoted to promoting locally grown food and farming. We work with farmers, community members, and agricultural leaders to develop projects that foster the growth of a sustainable local food system. We focus on raising public awareness about the value of local foods and on helping farmers find more profitable and sustainable ways to grow and market.

Food Trade Sustainability Leadership Association (FTSLA)
The Food Trade Sustainability Leadership Association (FTSLA) is a non-profit trade association dedicated to helping the organic food trade transition to more sustainable practices and raise the bar across the food industry. 

This site has been developed by a group of people, Forest Stewardship Council supporters and members among them, who are very concerned about the constant and serious erosion of the FSC’s reliability and thus credibility.

Friends of the Earth
Friends of the Earth is the world's largest grassroots environmental network. FOEI campaigns on today's most urgent environmental and social issues, challenges the current model of economic and corporate globalization, and promotes solutions that will help to create environmentally sustainable and socially just societies.

Fund for Wild Nature
The Fund for Wild Nature provides small grants to small groups who get things done. Our Board of Directors is comprised of lifelong environmental activists who know which steps are needed to protect and restore our planet, and which strategies and tactics will work.

Gaia University
Gaia University is a unique un-institution for higher learning. We offer access to accredited degrees and diplomas arising from your work in personal and planetary transformation. Through action learning you pursue a pathway of your own design - in the location of your choice - while supported by a global network of skilled advisers and mentors. Come join our vibrant international community and learn and unlearn with us through an integral blend of residential intensives, online exchange, digital documentation and hands-on project work.

Global Forest Coalition
The Global Forest Coalition supports and coordinates joint NGO/IPO campaigns for socially just and effective forest policy and the rights of Indigenous and other forest peoples. GFC publishes the newsletter "Forest Cover."

Global Justice Ecology Project
GJEP explores and exposes the intertwined root causes of social injustice, ecological destruction and economic domination with the aim of building bridges between social justice, environmental justice and ecological justice groups to strengthen their collective efforts. Within this framework, our programs focus on Indigenous Peoples' rights, protection of native forests and climate justice.

Grass Roots International

As a U.S.-based social justice organization, GRI seeks to influence U.S. citizens and policy negotiators who have the power to create policies that uphold rather than undermine basic human rights. GRI's education, advocacy and communications tools and grants seek to motivate informed advocacy by affected communities and their allies in the U.S. The org's education work is to motivate informed activism and to help U.S. citizens develop stronger ties with overseas activists through a growing global movement for resource rights.

Green Corps
The mission of Green Corps is to train organizers, provide field support for today’s critical environmental campaigns, and graduate activists who possess the skills, temperament, and commitment to fight and win tomorrow’s environmental battles.

Green Friends
Preservation and protection of Nature is an important aspect of Amma's (Sri Amritanandamayi) humanitarian work. There are several ecological awareness programs conducted.  The M.A.Math organizes and implements reforestation with 100,000 trees each year and planting of medicinal herbs. Amma has stressed on many occasions the need to regain a reverent attitude toward Mother Earth. This planet is more than just a lifeless rock floating in the emptiness of space. On the contrary She is a living Being, the source of life itself, and deserves our respect and care. The 'Green Friends' project initiated by Amma in India encourages this very attitude of love and reverence towards Mother Nature.

GreenPeace USA
Greenpeace is the leading independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.

Green Schools Initiative
The Green Schools Initiative was founded in 2004 by parent-environmentalists who were shocked by how un-environmental their kids’ schools were and mobilized to improve the environmental health and ecological sustainability of schools in the U.S. We believe it is essential to protect children’s health – at school and in the world beyond school – and we work to catalyze and support “green” actions by kids, teachers, parents, and policymakers to: eliminate toxics, use resources sustainably, create green spaces and buildings, serve healthy food, and teach stewardship.

Green Student University
Green Student University was created to teach college students about sustainable living practices and worldwide green events. By informing students of up-to-date ecological concerns and providing the advice they need to tackle these concerns, Green Student U will help advance the green movement for both current and future generations.

Hemp Industries Association
The mission of the HIA, a 501(c)(6) membership-based non-profit trade group, is to represent the interests of the hemp industry and to encourage the research and development of new products made from industrial hemp, low-THC oilseed and fiber varieties of Cannabis. The HIA and HIA Members educate the public about the exceptional attributes of hemp products, facilitate the exchange of information and technology between hemp agriculturists, processors, manufacturers, distributors and retailers, maintain and defend the integrity of hemp products, and advocate and support socially responsible and environmentally sound business practices.

HEMPTECH: The Industrial Hemp Information Network
HEMPTECH is a worldwide network of communications and hemp professionals working to reintroduce industrial hemp into our economy. HEMPTECH publishes books and reports, as well as providing consulting and other information services to the growing hemp industry. The company was founded in 1994 by John W. Roulac, an environmental entrepreneur. 

The goal: to create a resilient and healthy food system in New England that increases the production and consumption of local, sustainably produced food.

Holistic Management International
HMI delivers a variety of programs and services designed to educate and support farmers, ranchers and land stewards in their efforts to enhance the land through Holistic Management, a Whole Farm/Ranch Planning System that, naturally, mimics nature.

Husbandry Institute
The Husbandry Institute is is dedicated to creating consumer demand for sustainable, ethical animal farming and its products. HI believes that the single greatest determinant of how animals are raised is the voice of the consumer, or the lack thereof.

International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)
IFOAM is the worldwide umbrella organization for the organic movement, uniting more than 750 member organizations in 116 countries. IFOAM's mission is leading, uniting and assisting the organic movement in its full diversity. OFOAM's goal is the worldwide adoption of ecologically, socially and economically sound systems that are based on the principles of Organic Agriculture. Leading the organic movements worldwide, IFOAM implements the will of its broad based constituency - from farmers' organizations to multinational certification agencies, ensuring the credibility and longevity of Organic Agriculture as a means to ecological, economic and social sustainability. Uniting the organic world, IFOAM provides platforms to stakeholders for a wide range of purposes. Through international conferences, committee meetings, and other forums, IFOAM facilitates the ongoing and constructive dialogue about the future and status of organic agriculture.

International Institute for Environment And Development: IIED aims to provide expertise and leadership in researching andachieving sustainable development at local, national, regional and global levels. In alliance with others we seek to help shape a future that ends global poverty and delivers and sustains efficient and equitable management of the world's natural resources.

Their mission is to strengthen community food systems. Since 1988, they have  been dedicated to improving farm viability, promoting sustainable land use and engaging our community in the food system. They are helping to build a community food system that honors producers, values good food and enhances quality of life for Burlington, Vermont and beyond.

Investors' Circle
Investors' Circle is a network of over 150 angel investors, professional venture capitalists, foundations and family offices that are using private capital to promote the transition to a sustainable economy. Since 1992, Investors' Circle has facilitated the flow of $146 million into 225 companies and small funds addressing social and environmental issues.

Iowa Organic Association (IOA)
The Iowa Organic Association is a non-profit group of like-minded individuals, organizations, companies and associations dedicated to the advancement of Iowa's organic production and industry. The IOA has come together to serve as an umbrella association whose goal is to represent all facets and concerns of Iowa's organic farmers, wholesalers, retailers, processors, handlers, educators, researchers, consumers and advocates.

Kahala Center
The Kohala Center is an independent, not-for-profit, community-based center for research, conservation, and education. The Kohala Center was established in direct response to the request of island residents and island leaders to create greater educational and employment opportunities by caring for—and celebrating—Hawai‘i Island’s natural and cultural landscape.

Kheti Virasat Mission (KVM)
KVM is a non profit organization established in March 2005 in Jaitu town of district Faridkot. KVM is working to promote sustainable - ecological agricultural practices, conservation and regeneration of natural water resources and to re-establish the traditional wisdom and practices related to water.

Land Institute
The Land Institute has worked for over 30 years on the problem of agriculture. Our purpose is to develop an agricultural system with the ecological stability of the prairie and a grain yield comparable to that from annual crops. We have researched, published in refereed scientific journals, given hundreds of public presentations here and abroad, and hosted countless intellectuals and scientists.

Living Oceans Society
Living Oceans Society is Canada’s largest environmental organization that focuses solely on marine issues. We believe that people are part of the environment and that by protecting the B.C. coastal ecosystem, we can build sustainable communities today and for our children. Our vision is to ensure the long-term health of the ocean and coastal communities on the Pacific Coast of Canada. We are working to achieve this goal from ocean to plate by supporting the development of sustainable fisheries, based upon an ecosystem approach to management, and a transition to closed containment salmon farms as well as engaging the public in marine conservation.

Mendocino Ecological Learning Center
The Mendocino Ecological Learning Center (MELC) is an educational organization and demonstration site where people can come and see examples of living in ways that conserve resources, create diversity, increase self sufficiency, and promote profound understandings of the relationships between ourselves and our planet.

Mendocino Organic Network
Mendocino Organic Network (aka Mendocino Renegade) was founded in 2001 by a small group of renegades. Mendocino Renegades supports and promotes local organic and bio-dynamic farms and businesses. The organization aims to create an inexpensive, credible program of labeling local organically produced products for the benefit of producers (farmers / ranchers), processors (retailers, wholesalers, restaurants), and consumers.

A nonprofit organization dedicated to environmental protection and sustainable development in greater Minnesota. We seek to learn from and integrate those value systems that society has mistakenly set forth as contradictory, including economic and environmental benefit, traditional and emerging lifestyles, rural and urban perspectives, advocacy for communities and community self-direction. We see areas of commonality between these values, and do not wish to perpetuate dualistic thinking. Our current programs in energy, agriculture, and building sustainable communities are built around the integration of economy, environment and strong rural communities.

Monterey Bay Aquarium
The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Sustainable Seafood Initiative and its Seafood Watch brand work to broaden awareness of the links between the seafood on our plates and the health of our oceans. We help consumers and businesses choose seafood that supports environmentally responsible fishing and fish farming practices. By harnessing market forces and the power of consumer choice, we seek to create a demand for seafood that comes from sustainable and environmentally responsible sources. Our Research team has produced 111 fishery and aquaculture reports from which we have generated 386 seafood recommendations.

Michael Fields Agricultural Institute (MFAI)
Michael Fields Agricultural Institute is a non-profit organization in Wisconsin with the mission to cultivate the  ecological, social, economic, and spiritual vitality of food and farming systems through education, research, policy and market development. MFAI envisions an ever-creative cultural process in which farmers and consumers create agricultural landscapes with healthy regional systems of land use, food production and distribution.

Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES)
to help agriculture make a transition to a sustainable system of organic farming that is ecologically sound, economically viable and socially just, through information, education, research, and integrating the broader community into this effort.

National Organic Coalition (NOC)

National alliance of organizations working to provide a “Washington voice” for farmers, ranchers, environmentalists, animal welfare activists, consumers and progressive industry members involved in organic agriculture.

Native Forest Network
The Native Forest Network (NFN), founded in 1992, is a non-profit conservation organization whose mission is to protect and restore forests and wild places. We achieve our mission by representing the public interest in public land- and resource-management planning and bringing public, media and political attention to imperiled forest ecosystems while advocating solution-oriented policies that will put local people in rural communities to work protecting and restoring forests.

Natural Resources Defense Council
NRDC is the nation's most effective environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of 1.3 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of more than 350 lawyers, scientists and other professionals.

Nafferton Ecological Framing Group (NEFG)
NEFG is a research unit within the School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development at Newcastle University. NEFG researchers focus on low-input and organic approaches to crop and livestock management, and are based at Nafferton, one of the university's research farms.

New England Aquarium
The New England Aquarium is committed to developing and implementing new solutions to protect the oceans and balance the human impacts on them through our conservation and research programs. The New England Aquarium's Sustainable Seafood Programs aim to protect the world's ocean resources by raising public awareness and by working with the seafood industry to advance sustainable practices within wild-capture fisheries and aquaculture operations. Through fostering strategic partnerships and collaborations that are guided by science and an ecological perspective, our long-term vision is for healthy global ocean ecosystems that support a rich diversity of ocean resources for current and future generations.

Ocean Elders
OceanElders is an independent group of global leaders who have joined together to use their collective influence and experience, supported by science and data, to promote ocean conservation, pursue the protection of the ocean's habitat and wildlife, and preserve its ecosystems and species biodiversity.

Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA)
The Ohio Ecological Food & Farm Association was formed in 1979 and is a membership-based, grassroots organization, dedicated to promoting and supporting sustainable, ecological, and healthful food systems. OEFFA's membership includes farmers, consumers, gardeners, chefs, teachers, researchers, retailers, and students. Together, we are working to recreate a regionally-scaled farming, processing, and distribution system that moves food from farm to local fork.

Oregon Organic Coalition (OOC)
The Oregon Organic Coalition (OOC) is an organization founded to advance the development and growth of the organic industry and community in Oregon. This group was formed to address the lack of unified support for promoting our industry in Oregon. The OOC brings together representatives of Oregon-based constituencies, both from the organic trade and from the other stakeholders active in the organic community, to provide direction and endorsements of activities that promote Oregon's organic industry.

Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada
Conducts organic farming research and provides knowledge transfer and extension services for organic farmers. The OACC is committed to education by way of web courses in organic agriculture, organic farming methods, organic field crops, organic pest and weed management, organic livestock production, composting and transition to organic farming.

Organic Consumers Association
The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is an online and grassroots 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.

Oregon Tilth

Oregon Tilth is a nonprofit research and education membership organization dedicated to biologically sound and socially equitable agriculture. Oregon Tilth offers educational events throughout the state of Oregon, and provides organic certification services to organic growers, processors, and handlers internationally.

Pacific Institute
The Pacific Institute is a nonpartisan research institute that works to advance environmental protection, economic development, and social equity. The Institute works to create a healthier planet and sustainable communities. They conduct interdisciplinary research and partner with stakeholders to produce solutions that advance environmental protection, economic development, and social equity—in California, nationally, and internationally.

The Panta Rhea Foundation (PRF), located in Sausalito, CA., was established in 2001 as a private foundation devoted to researching issues and analyzing the operations, goals and potential of organizations committed to building a more just and sustainable world. The Foundation advises individual donors and other charitable entities on grantmaking strategies and specific grants. 

The Patel Center fosters cutting-edge research that generates sustainable innovations for cities around the world, particularly in developing countries.  

Pesticide Watch
Since 1991, Pesticide Watch and Pesticide Watch Education Fund (“Pesticide Watch”) have helped citizen groups across California develop sustainable solutions for dealing with pests, instead of using toxic pesticides. Pesticide Watch's mission is to work side-by-side with Californians to prevent pesticide exposure, promote local farming, and build healthier communities. Using community organizing, expert referrals, conferences and information guides, Pesticide Watch Education Fund helps community groups wage effective campaigns to force stubborn polluters and unresponsive bureaucracies to protect the health and safety of your community.

Pesticide Action Network
Pesticide Action Network North America (PAN North America) works to replace the use of hazardous pesticides 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 ensure the transition to a just and viable society.

Planting Justice
Planting Justice is a non-profit organization based in Oakland, CA dedicated to food justice, economic justice, and sustainable local food systems. They are the first organization of its kind to combine ecological training and urban food production with a grassroots door-to-door organizing model. They bring community members together to create replicable, energy- and water-efficient gardens in the city. The PJ model empowers economically disadvantaged communities to transform empty lots, paved backyards, and grass lawns into productive organic gardens that serve as living classrooms for community members to practice Urban Permaculture and bio-intensive gardening techniques.

Post Carbon Institute
Post Carbon Institute provides individuals, communities, businesses, and governments with the resources needed to understand and respond to the interrelated economic, energy, environmental, and equity crises that define the 21st century. We envision a world of resilient communities and re-localized economies that thrive within ecological bounds.

Quivira Coalition
The Quivira Coalition was founded by a rancher and two conservationists in June, 1997, to build bridges among ranchers, conservationists, scientists and public land managers around concepts of progressive cattle management, innovative stewardship and improved land health. The mission of The Quivira Coalition is to build resilience by fostering ecological, economic and social health on western landscapes through education, innovation, collaboration, and progressive public and private land stewardship.

Rainforest Alliance
Since 1987, the Rainforest Alliance has worked tirelessly to shepherd extractive and land-intensive industries toward a new model of sustainability; one that couples profit with functioning ecosystems, clean water, naturally rich soils, safe and comfortable working and living conditions, healthy families and communities.

Regenerative Design Institute
The Regenerative Design Institute (RDI) is a non-profit educational organization with the vision that all people can live in a mutually enhancing relationship with the earth. We envision a world in which people, inspired by nature, create and maintain healthy and abundant livelihoods that enhance fertility and biodiversity on the planet.

Remineralize the Earth
A nonprofit organization assisting the worldwide movement of remineralizing soils with finely ground rock dust, sea minerals and other natural and sustainable means to increase the growth, health, and nutrient value of all plant life. Adding minerals and trace elements is vital to the creation of fertile soils, healthy crops and forests, and is a key strategy to stabilize the climate.

Restore the Delta
Restore the Delta is a grassroots campaign committed to making the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta fishable, swimmable, drinkable, and farmable to benefit all of California. Restore the Delta – a coalition of Delta residents, business leaders, civic organizations, community groups, faith-based communities, union locals, farmers, fishermen, and environmentalists – seeks to strengthen the health of the estuary and the well-being of Delta communities.

Rothamsted Research
Rothamsted is the longest running agricultural research station in the world, providing cutting-edge science and innovation for over 160 years. Our mission is to deliver the knowledge and new practices to increase crop productivity and quality and to develop environmentally sustainable solutions for food and energy production.

Salmon Safe
Salmon-Safe works to keep our urban and agricultural watersheds clean enough for native salmon to spawn and thrive. Salmon-Safe has become one of the nation's leading regional eco labels with more than 60,000 acres of farm and urban lands certified in Oregon, Washington, California, and British Columbia. The Salmon-Safe retail campaign has been featured in 300 supermarkets and natural food stores, delivering important marketplace benefits to participating landowners. Founded by Pacific Rivers Council, Salmon-Safe is now an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit based in Portland Oregon. Their mission is to transform land management practices so Pacific salmon can thrive in West Coast watersheds.

Savory Institute
The focus of the Savory Institute is to restore the vast grasslands of the world through the teaching and practice of Holistic Management and Holistic Decision Making.  The Institute's Consulting and Training activities are turning deserts into thriving grasslands, restoring biodiversity, bringing streams, rivers and water sources back to life, combating poverty and hunger, and increasing sustainable food production, all while putting an end to global climate change.

To educate the public about an economics that supports both people and the planet. We believe that a fair and sustainable economy is possible and that citizens working for the common interest can build systems to achieve it. We recognize that the environmental and equity crises we now face have their roots in the current economic system.  

SEKEM was founded with the idea of sustainable development and giving back to the community. The vision that brought Dr. Ibrahim Abouleish to dig the first well in the vast desert land still resounds in SEKEM’s approach of conducting business. Like a compass, our vision, mission and values guide us in the everyday work in all SEKEM companies.To realize their vision for sustainable development in Egypt, they establish biodynamic agriculture as the competitive solution for the environmental, social and food security challenges of the 21st century.

Slow Food
Slow Food is a global, grassroots non-profit organization in 153 countries with over 100,000 members in 1300 local chapters, as well as a network of 2000 food communities who practice small-scale and sustainable production of quality foods. 

The Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity is a non-profit that coordinates numerous projects (Presidia, Earth Markets, vegetable gardens and more) in support of Terra Madre communities, providing them with technical and financial assistance. The Foundation works in over 50 countries and involves over 10,000 small-scale food producers, promoting environmentally and culturally sustainable agriculture.

Slow Money
The Slow Money Alliance is a national network and a family of local networks, organized around: The Slow Money Alliance is a national network and a family of local networks, organized around: new ways of thinking about the relationship between food, money and soil; Slow Money Institutes, local discussion groups and entrepreneur showcases organized by Slow Money chapters; annual events that bring together investors, donors, entrepreneurs, activists and farmers from around the country and the world; and, incubating new vehicles to make it easier for individuals of all economic backgrounds to participate, including The Soil Trust, Slow Municipal Bonds and a Kiva-style platform. 

Social Investment Forum
The Social Investment Forum (SIF) is the US membership association for professionals, firms, institutions and organizations engaged in socially responsible and sustainable investing. SIF and its members advance investment practices that consider environmental, social and corporate governance criteria to generate long-term competitive financial returns and positive societal impact. Our vision is a world in which investment capital helps build a sustainable and equitable economy.

Soil Association
The Soil Association was founded in 1946 by a group of farmers, scientists and nutritionists who observed a direct connection between farming practice and plant, animal, human and environmental health. Today, they are the UK's leading membership charity campaigning for healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and land use.

Sustainable Agriculture Education
SAGE's mission is to develop urban edge agriculture, and engage diverse regional populations with the sustainable agriculture movement. SAGE develops projects for public agencies, developers, planners and community groups, and helps inspire informed action through entrepreneurial, collaborative approaches.

Sustainability Institute
The Sustainability Institute was founded in 1996 by the late Donella (Dana) Meadows to apply systems thinking and organizational learning to economic, environmental and social challenges.

Southwest Grassfed Livestock Alliance SWGLA is a non-profit alliance of producers, consumers, conservationists. land managers, and researchers that seeks to improve human, ecological and animal health, and strengthen local agricultural communities by educating producers, and the public about the many benefits of grassfed livestock products.

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.

Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED)
TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences -- the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh UK each summer -- TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.

Transition Network
Transition Network's role is to inspire, encourage, connect, support and train communities as they self-organise around the transition model, creating initiatives that rebuild resilience and reduce CO2 emissions.

Union of Concerned Scientists
The Union of Concerned Scientists is the leading science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world. UCS combines independent scientific research and citizen action to develop innovative, practical solutions and to secure responsible changes in government policy, corporate practices, and consumer choices. What began as a collaboration between students and faculty members at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1969 is now an alliance of more than 250,000 citizens and scientists.

US Composting Council
The US Composting Council (USCC) is a national non-profit trade and professional organization. Its mission is to advance composting and promote compost use to enhance soils and provide economic and environmental benefits for our members and society.

Water Defense
Co-founded by actor Mark Ruffalo, Water Defense works to create a world where water is safe to drink, a world where the oceans don't rise and the economy is powered by clean, sustainable sources of energy like wind, water and solar.
Western Sustainable Agricultural Working Group (WSAWG)
WSAWG is a non-profit organization bringing together diverse individuals and groups working in sustainable agriculture and food systems to share successful models, realize our collective strengths, build regional capacity and inform the agriculture policy debate. 

Wild Farm Alliance
The Wild Farm Alliance (WFA) was established by a group of wildlands proponents and ecological farming advocates who share a concern for the land and its wild and human inhabitants. Their mission is to promote agriculture that helps to protect and restore wild Nature. They envision a world in which community-based, ecologically managed farms and ranches seamlessly integrate into landscapes that accommodate the full range of native species and ecological processes.

WildLifeVoice is a non-profit organization that works with several conservation and outreach groups to give a voice to the world of nature.

Women Food and Ag Network
The mission of the WFAN is to link and empower women to build food systems and communities that are healthy, just, sustainable, and that promote environmental integrity.WFAN is a community of women involved in sustainable agriculture. They are farmers, landowners, researchers, students, advocates and mothers concerned about our families’ health. They come from all over the US and several other countries, and do the majority of our work in the Midwest. is a nonprofit media organization headquartered in Seattle, WA, that comprises a global network of independent journalists, designers and thinkers. We cover the world’s most innovative solutions  to the planet’s problems, and inspire readers around the world with stories of new tools, models and ideas for building a bright green  future. In the seven years since its founding, Worldchanging has produced more than 11,000 visionary articles and one bestselling book, and has become a go-to source for forward thinking, solutions-based journalism that takes a big-picture approach to sustainability.

Worldwatch Institute
Worldwatch Institute delivers the insights and ideas that empower decision makers to create an environmentally sustainable society that meets human needs. Worldwatch focuses on the 21st-century challenges of climate change, resource degradation, population growth, and poverty by developing and disseminating solid data and innovative strategies for achieving a sustainable society.