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World Resources Institute

World Resources Institute is a global research organization dedicated to protecting the environment for current and future generations. Their main areas of focus are catalyzing a low-carbon economy, advancing clean energy, reducing the environmental impact of the world's food systems, reducing forest loss, mitigating global water risks, and scaling sustainable urban transport solutions. World Resources Institute takes action by partnering with governments and businesses. For example, last year World Resources Institute was instrumental in obtaining pledges to restore millions of acres of land in Latin American, getting commitments from 300 cities to take action to manage greenhouse gas emissions, and convincing 400 large companies to reduce food waste by 50%. World Resources Institute practices sustainability within their operations as well through sustainable investing, sustainable purchasing, and green office space. Their website is an excellent source for worldwide news about sustainability initiatives.

Global Exchange

Global Exchange is an international human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic, and environmental justice. Global Exchange tackles some of the most critical issues of our time like challenging corporate power, reducing our oil addiction, creating local green economies, campaigning for fair trade, monitoring elections, and training young adults in green careers. Global Exchange partners with Green America to put on the annual Green Festival, the largest sustainability event in the world. Each year the festival gets closer to being a zero-waste event. Over the last 25-years, Global Exchange has actively worked on behalf of workers, small farmers, the environment, and vulnerable communities around the world. Global Exchange also organizes socially conscious travel around the globe through their Reality Tours. Their 5-minute action program allows you to immediately make a difference on a cause by submitting an email right from the Global Exchange website.

NativeEnergy - Carbon Offsets

NativeEnergy is a provider of carbon offsets, renewable energy credits, and carbon accounting software. They help businesses and individuals identify and reduce their greenhouse gas pollution and attain their sustainability goals. By purchasing carbon offsets from NativeEnergy, you help finance new wind, water, biogas, solar, and other carbon reducing projects with strong social and environmental benefits. More than 60 community-scale NativeEnergy projects have been made possible due to investments from business and individuals, reducing 2 million metric tons of greenhouse gasses. Examples of projects include renewable energy at schools, methane digesters on family farms, household water filters in rural Kenya and a large-scale Native American-owned wind turbine in the U.S. All NativeEnergy carbon offsets undergo third-party validation and verification to ensure they are fulfilling their claims.

Greenfleet - Planting Trees for Carbon Offset

Greenfleet is a non-profit organization that has planted more than 8.7 million native trees in Australia to restore forests and offset carbon emissions. As their forests grow, the native trees capture carbon pollution from the atmosphere, provide vital habitat for native wildlife, and conserve biodiversity. Forests capture carbon dioxide that has already been released into the atmosphere, reducing the overall atmospheric concentrations. Greenfleet carbon offsets provide an opportunity for you to compensate for the emissions created by your own activities. Through Greenfleet's carbon offsets, you're directly funding native reforestation projects around Australia.

Planeta Verde - Planting Trees for Carbon Offset

Planeta Verde is a group of tropical tree planters working at neutralizing CO2 emissions. With the help of donations, their business plants and maintains tropical trees in association with land owners and plantations dedicated to reforestation in the Orinoco River basin of Colombia. Planeta Verde uses biology and established scientific facts to create real carbon offsets. Planting tropical trees directly reverses climate change and global warming. The average tropical tree sequesters 50 lbs or 22.6 kg of carbon per year, with more than 50% of its woody biomass made of carbon. While other trees sequester carbon, none are as efficient as tropical hardwoods. The average North American car produces some 12,100 lbs of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per year, and Planeta Verde provides you with a way to offset some or all of your carbon footprint. You can fund the planting of 250 tropical trees for $399 and your car will be carbon neutral for 10 years. Planeta Verde also offers a variety of tree planting gifts to share with others.

Climate Action

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.

Post Carbon Institute

The Post Carbon Institute is a research organization with a mission to lead the transition to a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable world by providing individuals and communities with the resources needed to understand and respond to the interrelated ecological, economic, energy, and equity crises of the 21st century. The issues they address include energy, ecology, economy, and equity. They offer books, articles, videos, and events.

350.org

350.org is building a global climate movement. Their online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are coordinated by a global network active in over 188 countries. The number 350 means climate safety: to preserve a livable planet, scientists tell us we must reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from its current level of 400 parts per million to below 350 ppm. 350.org supports the global grassroots movement that holds our leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principles of justice. That movement is rising from the bottom up all over the world and is uniting to create solutions that will ensure a better future for all.