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Green America is a national not-for-profit organization founded in 1982 whose mission is to harness the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. Known for their publications like The National Green Pages, Green America Magazine, and the Guide to Socially Responsible Investing, Green America is a leader on many fronts. The four main strategies Green America pursues are empowering individuals to make purchasing and investing choices that promote social justice and environmental sustainability, demanding an end to corporate irresponsibility, promoting green and fair trade business principles, and building sustainable communities in the US and abroad. They actively work to make progress on these strategies through a broad range of campaigns and programs. Some of their current programs include a campaign to help consumers identify non-GMO foods, a campaign urging electronics companies to provide safer factories, helping consumers purchase fair trade products, helping consumers find products that are not from sweatshops or child labor, promoting responsible credit cards from
Eco-Cycle is one of the largest non-profit recyclers in the U.S. and has an international reputation as a pioneer in resource conservation. Established in 1976, they made Boulder, Colorado one of the first 20 communities in the U.S. to offer curbside recycling. Now they want to help you do the same in your community. Eco-Cycle has created an online platform that provides the tools and networking needed to help you build a zero waste program in your community. Zero Waste means seeing used materials not as garbage but as valuable resources. Trash represents jobs, financial opportunity, and raw material for new products. If you want to help your local community become less wasteful, start by checking out the simple questionnaire on the Eco-Cycle Solutions website. Just answer a few questions about how your community currently deals with waste, recycling, and composting and Eco-Cycle Solutions will let you know the best way to get started in making a change.
Let's Go Solar is a public service site that provides information to help you see if solar is a smart choice for you. Their website takes you through simple steps starting with how to evaluate your home energy use. They offer guidance on sizing your system, finding incentives in your state, and selecting the right solar contractor. The site is full of up to date information about the current solar industry, how solar works, projects for educating children, and hints for helping colleges become more energy efficient.
Since 1987, Social Venture Network has been connecting the leaders of socially responsible enterprises and socially concerned investors to share wisdom, form strategic alliances, and explore new solutions that build a more just and sustainable economy. Social Venture Network seeks to transform the way the world does business by leveraging its members' collective strengths of leadership, knowledge, and enterprise. The organization offers inspiring conferences including the Fall Conference, local gatherings, and the Sustainable Business Leadership Forums. They also provide the SVN Book Series and a news site called SVN Weekly covering the latest news in socially responsible business.
Fairtrade International is an organization that coordinates Fairtrade labeling and sets international Fairtrade standards. Fairtrade International organizes support for producers around the world, develops global Fairtrade strategies, and promotes trade justice internationally. Fair trade is an alternative approach to conventional trade based on partnerships between producers, traders, businesses, and consumers. The international Fairtrade system - made up of Fairtrade International and its member organizations - represents the world's largest and most recognized fair trade system.
Climate Action works in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to establish partnerships between business, government and public bodies to accelerate international sustainable development. Climate Action provides news and organizes events to assist the sharing of knowledge, technologies, and expertise, and identify innovative solutions to the challenges faced by climate change and a growing population. The website offers the latest news stories on climate-related topics.
Environmental and Energy Study Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting environmentally sustainable societies. The Institute produces credible, timely information and innovative public policy initiatives that lead to sustainable transitions. Some of their products include publications, briefings, workshops, and task forces.
EcoIQ supports and promotes the transition to sustainability by providing media and educational products and services to leaders, educators, and advocates working for sustainability. Their most popular projects are EcoSpeaker, EcoIQ Magazine, and EcoIQTV.