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Oxfam America

 

Oxfam America is an international relief and development organization that creates lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and injustice. Together with individuals and local groups in more than 90 countries, Oxfam saves lives, helps people overcome poverty, and fights for social justice. We are one of the 15 affiliates in the international confederation, Oxfam.

Our vision: A just world without poverty

Our mission: To create lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and social injustice.

Contact Information: 
1100 15th St NW, Suite 600
20005 Washington , DC
United States
District Of Columbia US
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Pacific Environment

About Pacific Environment

Pacific Environment is a non-profit organization that protects the living environment of the Pacific Rim by promoting grassroots activism, strengthening communities and reforming international policies. For nearly two decades, we have partnered with local communities around the Pacific Rim to protect and preserve the ecological treasures of this vital region. Together with partners in Russia, China, Japan, Alaska, California and elsewhere, we've shielded tens of thousands of acres of old growth forest; we've won protections for endangered species; we've forced oil, gas and mining companies to heed local concerns; and we've changed the way some of the world's most powerful financial institutions work.

Pacific Environment's success stems from a deep and abiding trust that local people, armed with the right tools and solid support, are the world's best hope for environmental renewal. We see ourselves as a catalyst in a community of individuals and organizations working to protect the Pacific Rim's wild places and wild life. As such, we support the development of grassroots organizations around the Pacific Rim, prioritize coalition-based advocacy, and use international leverage points in the service of our local partners. 

 

How We Work on Climate Change: 

Arctic & Alaska: Industrial activity in the Arctic is currently driven by economic interests, including resource extraction industries the shipping industry, which is attracted by the potential opening up of lucrative shipping passages. Meanwhile, Arctic peoples and cultures are vulnerable to rising global temperatures and disturbances to an already fragile ecosystem. Pacific Environment works with indigenous communities to protect the region from the environmental impacts of offshore oil and gas extraction, increased and under-regulated shipping, and short term climate forcers such as black carbon emissions.

California: In California, we work to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases by fighting dirty fossil fuel projects and working on state and local policies that promote the development of renewable energy alternatives.

Russia: We work with partners in Russia—native leaders, fishermen, government managers, and scientists—to monitor climate change and to fight irresponsible resource extraction in the Arctic. We help our partners to protect forests and reform the nation’s forest code to reduce the amount of black carbon emissions that intensify climate change in the Arctic.

China: We work with partners on the ground to develop a grassroots environmental movement that holds its policymakers accountable to climate change legislation and implementation. 

Contact Information: 
251 Kearny St, Second Floor
94108 San Francisco , CA
United States
California US
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Pew Environment Group

The mission of the Pew Environment Group is to help meet what we view as one of the seminal challenges of our time: saving the natural environment and protecting the rich array of life it supports.

We work globally to establish pragmatic, science-based policies that protect our oceans, preserve our wildlands and promote the clean energy economy.

Our global staff works tirelessly to promote strong conservation policies and are a major force in educating the public and policymakers about reducing the scope and severity of major global environmental problems.

Contact Information: 
901 E Street NW
20004 Washington , DC
United States
District Of Columbia US
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Presbyterian Church USA

 

Through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, we trust in the one triune God, the Holy One of Israel, whom alone we worship and serve.

God comes to us in free and undeserved favor in the person of Jesus Christ who lived, died, and rose for us that we might belong to God and serve Christ in the world. Following Jesus, Presbyterians are engaged in the world and in seeking thoughtful solutions to the challenges of our time.

Presbyterians affirm that God comes to us with grace and love in the person of Jesus Christ, who lived, died, and rose for us so that we might have eternal and abundant life in him. As Christ’s disciples, called to ministry in his name, we seek to continue his mission of teaching the truth, feeding the hungry, healing the broken, and welcoming strangers. God sends the Holy Spirit to dwell within us, giving us the energy, intelligence, imagination, and love to be Christ’s faithful disciples in the world.

More than two million people call the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) their spiritual home. Worshiping in 10,000 Presbyterian congregations throughout the United States, they engage the communities in which they live and serve with God’s love.

Contact Information: 
Office of Environmental Justice
100 Witherspoon Street
40202 Louisville , KY
United States
Kentucky US
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Sierra Club

The Sierra Club is one of the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States. It was founded on May 28, 1892, in San Francisco, California, by the conservationist and preservationist John Muir, who became its first president. The Sierra Club has hundreds of thousands of members in chapters located throughout the US, and is affiliated with Sierra Club Canada.

 

The Sierra Club's mission is:

To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth; To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources; To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

Contact Information: 
408 C Street, NE
20002 Washington , DC
United States
District Of Columbia US
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Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

 

OUR MISSION

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy promotes responsible energy choices that create global warming solutions and ensure clean, safe and healthy communities throughout the Southeast.

 

SACE has been a leading voice for energy policy to protect the quality of life and treasured places in the Southeast since 1985. 

Our dedicated and diverse staff is poised to tackle our region’s energy challenges and harness the economic opportunities presented by clean renewable energy. SACE advocates for federal, state and local climate policy solutions, energy efficiency programs and policies, and renewable energy such as solar, wind, and sustainable bioenergy. We promote clean fuels and vehicles, oppose nuclear and coal-fired power plant expansion, and encourage the retirement of old, dirty inefficient coal-fired power plants in our region. 

 

For over 25 years, SACE has worked as a strong defender of the environment, challenging the status quo and working to minimize the impact of the energy sector on our region’s communities, natural resources and economies. We are committed to ensuring that communities throughout the Southeast never have to choose between a healthy environment and a stable economy. 

 

Contact Information: 
PO Box 1842
37901 Knoxville , TN
United States
Tennessee US
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The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

 

Our Mission

The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.

How do we achieve this mission? 

  • Through the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, including more than 550 scientists, located in all 50 U.S. states and 33 countries. 
  • With the help of our many partners, from individuals and governments to local nonprofits and corporations.  
  • By using a non-confrontational, collaborative approach and staying true to our five unique core values.  

That’s how The Nature Conservancy has done more than anyone else to advance conservation around the world since our founding in 1951.

 

Our Vision

Our vision is to leave a sustainable world for future generations. 

Today’s society faces unprecedented challenges. Dwindling natural resources, declining economies, a rapidly changing climate and other threats require that all of us begin working together to reach common solutions. 

More than ever before, we must find innovative ways to ensure that nature can continue to provide the food, clean water, energy and other services our growing population depends upon for survival. 

Now is a time of opportunity. A time to move conservation from the sidelines of global priorities to the center of the world stage—because human wellbeing depends on a healthy, diverse environment.

Contact Information: 
4245 North Fairfax Drive
22203 Arlington , VA
United States
Virginia US
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The Resource Innovation Group (TRIG)

 

The Resource Innovation Group (TRIG) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization affiliated with the Center for Sustainable Communities at Willamette University. TRIG’s mission is to foster the development and application of innovative thinking and approaches to complex social-ecological problems, including global climate change.

TRIG's approach combines systems thinking with the physical and social sciences, social equity, and change management. We organize, faciliate and work through partnerships with academic institutions, non-profits, private firms, and all levels of government.

TRIG Director Bob Doppelt has written two award-winning books on
sustainability and climate, with a third book due out in 2012.

Contact Information: 
PO Box 51182
97405 Eugene , OR
United States
Oregon US
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Voices for Progress

 

Voices for Progress, a project of The Advocacy Fund, is a non-profit organization formed in 2009 with the mission to educate philanthropists, business leaders, state & local elected officials, and other community leaders to efficiently and effectively advocate with federal policy-makers on important issues facing Congress.

There is no shortage of self-interested voices on Capitol Hill. Corporations and self-interested lobbies, with many millions or even billions of dollars at stake in public policy decisions, retain lobbyists to make their interests weighed early and often in the policymaking process. In contrast, people motivated by the public interest lack policy staff to educate them on the legislation and keep them connected to policy makers to make their voices heard in the process. The result is that the playing field is tilted sharply toward the self-interested voices.

Voices for Progress aims to balance this playing field by providing information on federal policy issues to influential individuals, minimizing the time they need to get up to speed on a variety of issues. The policy information Voices for Progress develops is balanced and evidence-based, making it easy and efficient to get involved.

Contact Information: 
Washington , DC
United States
District Of Columbia US
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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. UCS members are people from all walks of life: parents and businesspeople, biologists and physicists, teachers and students. Our achievements over the decades show that thoughtful action based on the best available science can help safeguard our future and the future of our planet.

Contact Information: 
1825 K. Street Northwest Suite 800
20006 Washington , DC
United States
District Of Columbia US
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