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Top Bay Area Climate Change Nonprofits


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Top Bay Area Climate Change Nonprofits

  1. 1. recommended by 97 Bay Area Climate Change experts 15 Top Local Climate Change Nonprofits at
  2. 2. #1 Union of Concerned Scientists  The Union of Concerned Scientists is a nonprofit partnership of scientists and citizens combining rigorous scientific analysis, innovative policy development, and effective citizen advocacy to achieve practical environmental solutions. We seek to ensure that all people have clean air, energy, and transportation, as well as food that is produced in a safe and sustainable manner.
  3. 3. #2 Sierra Club 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.
  4. 4. #3 ICLEI-Local Governments For Sustainability ICLEI is an international membership association of local governments dedicated to climate protection and sustainable development.
  5. 5. #4 Natural Resources Defense Council The Natural Resources Defense Council's purpose is to safeguard the Earth. They work to restore the integrity of the elements that sustain life and to defend endangered natural places. They seek to establish sustainability and good stewardship of the Earth as central ethical imperatives of human society. NRDC affirms the integral place of human beings in the environment. They strive to protect nature in ways that advance the long-term welfare of present and future generations.
  6. 6. #5 unites an international movement around the climate solutions that science and justice demand.
  7. 7. #6 Greenbelt Alliance  Greenbelt Alliance protects open spaces and creates vibrant places throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. They work in partnership with diverse coalitions on public policy development, advocacy, and education.
  8. 8. #7 TransForm TransForm works to create world-class public transportation and walkable communities in the Bay Area and beyond. It builds diverse coalitions, influence policy, and develop innovative programs to improve the lives of all people and protect the environment.
  9. 9. #8 Rainforest Action Network Rainforest Action Network's mission is to want those who come after us to inherit a world where the wild is still alive.
  10. 10. #9 Climate Protection Campaign The Climate Protection Campaign mission is to create a positive future for our children and all life by inspiring action in response to the climate crisis. They advance practical, science-based solutions for achieving significant greenhouse gas reductions.
  11. 11. #10 Center for Biological Diversity The Center for Biological Diversity believes that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature — to the existence in the world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, they work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. They do so through science, law, and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters, and climate that species need to survive.
  12. 12. #11 The Energy Foundation The Energy Foundation is a partnership of major donors interested in solving the world's energy problems. Their mission is to advance energy efficiency and renewable energy — new technologies that are essential components of a clean energy future.
  13. 13. #12 ClimateWorks ClimateWorks is an international philanthropic network dedicated to achieving low-carbon prosperity.
  14. 14. #13 Ella Baker Center for Human Rights Through organizing, political education, leadership development, and advocacy, the Ella Baker Center unlocks the power of low-income people, people of color, and their allies to transform California and inspire the world.
  15. 15. #14 Communities for a Better Environment The mission of Communities for a Better Environment is to achieve environmental health and justice by building grassroots power in and with communities of color and working-class communities.
  16. 16. #15 Acterra: Action for a Sustainable Earth To bring people together to create local solutions for a healthy planet.
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