Orgs


ORGS Take in some good news and see what others are doing to make the world a better place.





CHILDREN

SafeKids.org provides information for parents, educators, media and safety professionals. Safety basics are broken down into age groups and sub categories. There are safe kid coalitions all over the US.

IPL2 a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment, a reference source specifically for children. It is a public library and online community with a searchable resource.

Bright Futures a national health promotion initiative dedicated to the principle that every child deserves to be healthy and involves the whole community as partners in health practice.

Pennies for Peace enables American school children to raise funds for Greg Mortenson's Central Asia Institute to help build schools for children in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Free The Children empowers children in North America to take action to improve the lives of fellow children overseas.

CSR22Insurance A comprehensive guide on road safety.







BULLYING AWARENESS

Bulling Awareness and Prevention Understanding the Bullying Trend and Discovering New Ways to Combat It

Caller Smart  An app to find out who is making mysterious and unwanted calls and texts.

Stop Cyber Bullying Home of "Don't Stand By, Stand Up," Trained young volunteers design and deliver community programs to help their peers address cyberbullying.

Hey UGLY An organization that is addresses self esteem issues for both the bullied and bullies with programs, handbooks, inspiration, and tools.

StopBullying A website for parents, educators, community, kids and teens that defines the different forms bullying takes, including cyberbullying, and offers steps of prevention

National Crime Prevention Council Creating awareness with outreach tools.

Household Quotes Keeping children safe online








SELF ESTEEM

New Moon Girls A place where girls connect & support each other while creating poetry, artwork, stories, videos, and more. To build confidence and healthy online behavior.

Be Who You Are  An online magazine for girls ages 7-15 to help build self-esteem in fun and empowering ways with features on positive celebrity role models and real girls making a difference.

Nerd Fighters Blog A place where nerds (Nerdfighters call themselves nerd as a compliment) collaborate online to increase awesomeness by engaging in important topics, projects, and charity.

Girl Scouts An American institution founding by Juliette Gordon Low in 1912 for building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Boy Scouts A values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, participation citizenship, and fitness.




WORLD COMMUNITY

EarthWiser.org a community devoted to the people and organizations around the world working toward environmental sustainability, indigenous rights, and social justice.

Kiva.org a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of micro-finance institutions.

Heifer International Helping people to help themselves, teaches them how to "pass on the gift" through sustainable farming and good animal health.

Cross Cultural Solutions works in care-giving, teaching, healthcare, and community development in communities overseas, and at home.

Amazon Watch protects the rainforest and advances the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin through campaigns for human rights and corporate accountability.





GLOBAL CLIMATE

Grist has been dishing out environmental news and commentary with a wry twist since 1999

World Resources Institute focuses on the intersection of the environment and socio-economic development.

The Climate Reality Project unleashes a global cultural movement, demanding action on the climate crisis.

Climate Desk journalistic collaboration dedicated to exploring the impact—human, environmental, economic, political—of a changing climate.

Union of Concerned Scientists puts rigorous, independent science to work to solve our planet’s most pressing problems. Technical analysis is combined with effective advocacy, to create innovative, practical solutions for a sustainable future.

350.org builds a global movement to solve the climate crisis. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are coordinated by a global network, active in over 188 countries.

League of Conservation Voters Survey: Tell your climate changing stories.





FOOD

Organic Consumers Association (OCA) promotes organic practices; "buy local, Organic, and Fair Made."

Cornucopia Institute is for hormone-free dairy and seeks justice for small-scale farmers by listing scorecards of organic dairy, egg, and soy producers. Cornucopia does in depth research to find out which companies are truly organic and which ones cut corners.

The Lunch Box mission, founded by chef Ann Cooper, provides tools that enable schools, parents, and students to progress from serving highly processed, unhealthy food to serving fresh, home-made food. Also visit FoodFamilyFarming.org






FARMING

PANNA.org aids in finding alternatives to pesticides for farmers. This includes better labeling for all products that include, or exclude pesticides.

Pollinator Partnership promotes the health of pollinators through conservation, education, and research. Very helpful Pollinator Friendly Planting Guides on their site.

WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) They connect people who want to volunteer on organic farms and help people share more sustainable ways of living.

The North American Industrial Hemp Council (NAIHC) provides an opportunity to learn more about progress toward re-commercialization of industrial hemp.






PLANTS AND SEEDS

The Institute for Responsible Technology the most comprehensive source of GMO health risk information on the web. Stay up on the news, learn about alerts, and take action.

Seed Savers Exchange a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds. Since 1975 members have been passing on our garden heritage by collecting and distributing thousands of samples of rare garden seeds to other gardeners.

Seed Freedom a global campaign to alert citizens and governments of the precariousness of our seed supply, and consequently our food security.

United Plant Savers protects native medicinal plants of the United States and Canada and their native habitat while ensuring an abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for generations to come.





ENVIRONMENT

Support Earth Justice because the earth needs a good lawyer!

Greenpeace the leading independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest to expose global environmental problems and promote essential solutions for a green and peaceful future.

National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) a no nonsense environmental organization.

SaferChemicals.org a newsroom and activist site for safer chemicals and healthy families. It is a nationwide movement to pass smart federal policies that protect us from toxic chemicals.

The Nature Conservancy the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.





BICYCLING

Check out your local Transportation Department and Public School Websites for a bike safety section.

Cycle Kids Promoting healthy lifestyle choices by introducing kids to the joy of bicycling and education them about bike safety and nutrition to develop positive, safe, and active lifelong habits.

Active Transportation Alliance A resource website with tips, programs, challenges and events to help make bicycling, walking and public transit safe, convenient and fun.

Kids Health an organization sharing bike safety, health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Transportation laws and safety. Here are two PDFs on how to wear a helmet and Why to wear a helmet.





OCEANS

Monterey Bay Aquarium dedicated to education and the love for aquatic life. They also have the Sea Food Watch that lets you know what fish are the most "friendly" to eat. Here's an app!


Plastic Pollution Coalition a global alliance of individuals, organizations and businesses working together to stop plastic pollution and its toxic impact.


5Gyres a nonprofit with a mission to understand plastic pollution in all the world's oceans.


Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) the only international organization working exclusively to save coral reefs. CORAL provides education and tools to help local communities become passionate environmental stewards for the reefs. They develop managed marine protected areas.




WATER

Charity: Water and Water for Schools bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. Students become part of the solution by providing this basic human need.


SUN ENERGY FOR COOKING

Solar Cookers spreads solar cooking awareness worldwide, especially in areas of plentiful sunshine and limited sources of cooking fuel.



FAIR TRADE


Green America's mission is ushering in a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. They have also been working on Fair Trade issues for over two decades. Here is a listing of some of their current initiatives and accomplishments. Lots of great action items!


Rain Forest Alliance Certified farms are managed for the benefit of farmers, farm workers and the environment. Their coffee is grown in harmony with nature and certification gives farmers an economic incentive to farm sustainably. By choosing coffee with the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal, coffee drinkers give an incentive to farmers to cultivate their beans using methods that protect the environment and the well being of workers and their communities.




PEACE

CodePink a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement, working to end U.S. funded wars and occupations.




NON-VIOLENCE

Voices and Faces offers solidarity to rape and abuse survivors, while raising awareness of this human rights and public health issue.

Vday.org a global activist movement to stop violence against women and girls. V-Day raises money to revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations.

Stop The Violence a statewide resource for social service providers, educators, health professionals, therapists, attorneys, employers and civic groups providing legal information and representation for victims of violence.

NCADV.org National Coalition Against Domestic Violence is an organization for the advance of transformative work to end the violence in our lives.




BUSINESS


Social Venture Network connects and inspires business leaders and social entrepreneurs in expanding practices that build a fair and sustainable economy.





INNOVATION

Biomimicry 3.8 the global leader in biomimicry innovation consulting, professional training, and educational programs. They train, equip, and connect designers, business leaders, and other innovators to sustainably emulate nature’s 3.8 billion years of designs and strategies.

Bioneers are social and scientific innovators from all walks of life who understand the need to mimic "nature's operating instructions" to serve human ends without harming the web of life.

Ashoka is leading a profound transformation in society led by social entrepreneurs.




DEMOCRACY

Ballotpedia a nonprofit and nonpartisan collaborative encyclopedia designed to connect people to politics.

VoteSmart a nonpartisan, nonprofit educational organization funded exclusively through individual contributions and philanthropic foundations.

SourceWatch a collaborative resource for citizens and journalists looking for documented information about corporations, industries, and those trying to influence public policy.

Global Exchange is an international human rights organization, dedicated to promoting social, economic and environmental justice around the world.