- Citizen Action
Defenders of Wildlife
“Working to save species and habitat for future generations,” site includes: current actions, news, information, and links.
Environmental Working Group
A content-provider for non-profit groups, includes reports, articles, technical assistance and the development of computer databases and Internet resources for non-profits.
Non-profit started by Ralph Nader working to encourage citizens to become active and engaged in their communities through this informative site, projects, and publications.
Forest Conservation Links
A well-indexed, and annotated list of environmental groups is provided by the folks at Forests.org.
Georgia Sierra Club
The Georgia Sierra Club is a great resource for our Southeastern members.
International Rivers Network
Linking human rights and environmental protection, IRN supports local communities working to protect their rivers and watersheds.
The Lands Council
Our ecological friends to the north devoted to protecting the inland Columbia River watershed: Eastern Washington, Northeastern Oregon, Northern Idaho and Western Montana.
The grand repository of all things cow and funky. “7,431+ articles on mad cow disease, Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease, prions, spongiform encephalopathies, scrapie, BSE, CJD, CWD, TME, and TSE ”
Native Forest Network Wildfire Page
Information concerning wildfires, home protection, fuel reduction, fire suppression, post-fire ‘salvage’ logging and fire ecology.
Pointing out some of Shell’s environmental atrocities, this group will educate you to the point of fear.
Organic Consumer’s Association
The Organic Consumers Association is a public interest organization dedicated to building a healthy, safe, and sustainable system of food production and consumption. We are a global clearinghouse for information and grassroots technical assistance.
Source of information and action on global warming.
Pesticide Action Network
Campaigns to replace hazardous pesticides with ecologically friendly alternatives.
Supporting the human rights of communities resisting mining and oil exploitation.
Public Interest Environmental Law Conference
Annual conference for lawyers working for the environment–site includes a wealth of networking and informational pages.
Southwest Center for Biodiversity
Protecting endangered species and wild places of western North America through science, policy, education, and environmental law.
Sustainable Forestry Project
Oregon group working to incorporate sustainable forestry practices into legally binding guidelines for government and industry.
A nonprofit group devoted to protecting Alabama’s remaining wilderness.
Western Canada Wilderness Committee
“Canada’s largest membership-based citizen-funded wilderness preservation organization. We work for the preservation of Canadian and international wilderness through research and grassroots education.”
A non-profit environmental law firm defending the wild.
World Resources Institute
Provides information, ideas, and solutions to global environmental problems.
Advocates for the protection and enhancement of those recreational activities most dependent upon what are commonly known as “wilderness values.”
Economic Policy Institute
“The Economic Policy Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that seeks to broaden the public debate about strategies to achieve a prosperous and fair economy.”
Global Exchange “Global Exchange is a human rights organization dedicated to promoting environmental, political, and social justice around the world.”
“Responsible Wealth is a national network of businesspeople, investors and affluent Americans who are concerned about deepening economic inequality and are working for widespread prosperity.”
Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education
A member-based affiliate of the North American Association for Environmental Education that is devoted to increases young people awareness to the natural environment.
Association for Experiential Education
This member-based group allows teachers to network with other educators, sponsors conferences and provides information on accreditation.
The Center for Commercial-Free Public Education
Devoted to providing an advertising free education for all Americans.
North American Association for Environmental Education
“Since 1971, the Association has promoted environmental education and supported the work of environmental educators.”
World Watch Institute
Producers of State of the World (series) that provides a well organized and footnoted source for environmental data.
“Commercial Alert’s mission is to keep the commercial culture within its proper sphere, and to prevent it from exploiting children and subverting the higher values of family, community, environmental integrity and democracy.”
Obligation, Inc “reminds businesses and governments of their responsibility to children.” This webpage includes information about the different corporations present in the classroom and other areas of children’s lives, in addition to forms of entertainment that injure children.
Public interest on the web
The Center for Responsive Politics
A non-partisan, nonprofit research group that specializes in the study of Congress.
A nonpartisan citizen’s lobbying organization promoting open, honest and accountable government.
Congressional Staff Directory
The name says it all . A great resource to get the mailing addresses and email addresses of members of Congress.
“CounterPunch is the biweekly muckraking newsletter edited by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair.”
OMB Watch is the nonprofit group that monitors the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The also focus on “Budget and government performance issues; Regulatory and government accountability; Information for democracy and community; Nonprofit advocacy and other cross-cutting nonprofit issues; and Nonprofit policy and technology.” Make sure to visit their activist central area and email your congressmen and women.
The online source for information and data about the influence of money upon politics.
Project on Government Oversight
Watchdog group focusing on investigations of waste, fraud and abuse in all federal agencies.
Project Vote Smart
The definitive, unbiased look into American politics and those who aspire for such offices.
“Public Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to sweeping reform that aims to dramatically reduce the role of special interest money in America’s elections and the influence of big contributors in American politics.”
The Public Citizen
Founded by Ralph Nader in 1971, Public Citizen is the consumer’s eyes and ears in Washington. Fights for safer drugs and medical devices, cleaner and safer energy sources, a cleaner environment, fair trade, and a more open and democratic government.
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility
Provides uniquely valuable services to government employees charged with safeguarding the nation’s natural resources by working to effect fundamental change in the way their agencies conduct the public’s business.
Group working to “jam” corporate propaganda, with information ranging from “cyber-petitions” to Critical Mass tips.
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting
A national media watchdog group.
American Journalism Review
Includes features from AJR magazine, the worldwide online publication lists of NewsLink and original content created especially for online readers.
American Prospect Magazine
Publishes articles on many environmental subjects written from a liberal viewpoint, “it is a magazine of public ideas, firmly committed — however unfashionably — to a belief in public improvement.”
The Atlantic Monthly
The online version of this great publication that deals with politics, culture, technology and the arts.
The CommonDreams News Center
A web-source of breaking news and views for the progressive community, this site is rich with links to hundreds of media outlets, columnists and feature articles.
The only way to witness gavel to gavel proceedings of our Senate and House. Make sure to check out their online web broadcasts (great for those that don’t have cable TV).
A grassroots online community that unites hundreds of organizations and volunteers around the world with millions of people in more than 150 countries and provides comprehensive, up-to-date environmental information and news.
An incredible collection of headlines from around the world. These sources of data are easily navigated by their search engine.
News from across the pond with a focus on responsible, intelligent journalism.
Includes live radio netcasting, information and commentary on toady’s hottest public issues by populist commentator Jim Hightower.
One of the funniest and most poignant political cartoonists around.
Organization seeks to debunk “junk scince with solid reporting. “Junk science” is faulty scientific data and analysis used to used to further a special agenda. The junk science “mob” includes:
Mother Jones Magazine
“A magazine of investigation and ideas for independent thinkers. Provocative and unexpected articles inform readers and inspire action toward positive social change.”
National Public Radio
News Highlights and archives from the award-winning NPR organization.
The New York Times
New York’s exceptional newspaper.
“Pacifica Radio is the nation’s first listener-supported, community-based radio network.”
“Free Range Journalism for over 35 Years From Washington’s Most Unofficial Source”
A British newspaper.
Madison, Wisconsin’s newspaper (which recently moved to the Big Apple) takes a satirical look at the world around us.
Portland, Oregon’s newspaper.
One of today’s hottest web-zines, with a broad scope of general-interest coverage.
Scott T. Smith
Scott T. Smith is a spectacular photographer from Utah, who has documented some stunning scenery and sickening abuse of public lands.
Tidepool is a “on-line news filter that selects the top environment, community development and economy news stories from more than 30 Northwest papers.”
Another very funny and poignant political cartoonist.
Wall Street Journal
The online interactive version of this daily business newspaper.
Commentary and News about politics and government by the Washington Post.
Bureau of Land Management
The administrators of roughly 264 million acres of America’s public lands, located primarily in 12 Western States.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
In charge of more than you would think, the USDA oversees: U.S. Forest Service, Food Stamp, School Lunch, School Breakfast, the WIC Programs, the safety of meat products, farmers and ranchers.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services
Government Agency that is responsible for the conservation of the fish, wildlife, and plant.
U.S. Forest Service
Probably best described by their mission statement, Caring for the Land and Serving People, the Forest Service is part of the USDA.
U.S. Forest Service Roadless Plan
From the final Environmental Impact Statement to a detailed Time line to a state by state explanation of this Plan, navigate through this well made site that explains the Roadless Plan.
United States of America’s House of Representatives
Part of the U.S. Government’s Legislative branch, this link is a great place to see what’s going on in Washington D.C.
National Park Service
A well made site that gives park service’s budgets, contains beautiful pictures and great scientific links. Stop by and see what is left of America the Beautiful without getting sweaty or dirty.
United States of America’s Senate
The other branch of the U.S. Government’s Legislative branch. This site gives you a great way to contact U.S. Senators like Jesse Helms.
The United States of America’s Supreme Court
The highest court in the land.
Thomas: Legislative Information on the Internet
A congressional search engine–great for tracking a bill through the legislative process.