Communities for a Better Environment works to achieve environmental health and justice by building grassroots power in and with communities of color and working-class communities.
Courage to Resist is a group of concerned community members, veterans and military families that supports military objectors to illegal war and occupation and the policies of empire. Our People Power strategy weakens the pillars that maintain war and occupation in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere by supporting GI resistance, counter-recruitment and draft resistance, which cuts off the supply of troops. We are autonomous from and independent of any political organization, party or group.
Environmental Justice Coalition for Water is a network of more than fifty grassroots and intermediary organizations. EJCW works to empower community members to become strong voices for water justice in their communities. We enable community members to take control of their water resources by participating in water policy, planning and decisions. We ensure policy makers are listening to the concerns of community members and hold policy makers accountable for the heavy impacts water policy has on low-income communities and communities of color. Our coalition is building a collective, community-based movement for democratic water management and allocation in California.
Global Justice Ecology Project explores and exposes the intertwined root causes of social injustice, ecological destruction and economic domination with the aim of building bridges between social justice, environmental justice and ecological justice groups to strengthen their collective efforts. Within this framework, our programs focus on Indigenous Peoples’ rights, protection of native forests and climate justice. We use the issue of climate change to demonstrate these interconnections.
Greenaction mobilizes community power to win victories that change government policies and practices to protect health and to promote environmental justice
Justice In Nigeria Now! is a San Francisco-based organization working in solidarity with communities in Nigeria and allies in the U.S. to promote peace and corporate accountability and to ensure that extractive industries operate in a manner that respects human rights, protects the environment and enhances community livelihood.
Marriage of Convenience
The Movement Generation Justice & Ecology Project provides in-depth analysis and information about the global ecological crisis and facilitates strategic planning for action among leading organizers from urban Bay Area organizations working for economic and racial justice in communities of color.
People Organizing to Demand Environmental & Economic Rights (PODER) is a grassroots, environmental justice organization based in San Francisco’s Mission District. PODER’s mission is to organize with Mission residents to work on local solutions to issues facing low income communities and communities of color. PODER believes that the solutions to community problems depend on the active participation of all people in decision-making processes. Improvements to our neighborhood must be made through collective social action to bring about social, economic and environmental justice.
Part of Rising Tide North America, Rising Tide Bay Area was born out of the conviction that corporate-friendly and state-sponsored “solutions” to climate change will not save us. We’re a 100% volunteer, grassroots network of groups and individuals who take direct action to confront the roots causes of climate change. We promote local, community-based solutions to the climate crisis and support climate justice.
The Ruckus Society provides environmental, human rights, and social justice organizers with the tools, training, and support needed to achieve their goals. Working with a broad range of communities, organizations, and movements, Ruckus facilitates the sharing of information and expertise that strengthens the capacity to change our relationship with the environment and each other.
The smartMeme Strategy & Training Project is a nonprofit collective that works to apply meme theory and a narrative analysis of power to strengthen social change efforts. We use a story-based strategy approach to change the world by changing the stories used to understand an issue or situation. We work as trainers and consultants with a host of organizations from coast-to-cost providing strategy, training, graphic design, and communications support to groups working for human rights, democracy, peace, justice and ecology.
West County Toxics Coalition (WCTC) is a nonprofit, multi-racial membership organization founded in 1986 to empower low and moderate-income residents to exercise greater control over environmental problems that impact their quality of life in County Costa County, particularly West Contra Costa County (West County), in Northern California.
International Development Exchange promotes lasting solutions to poverty by providing long-term grants to locally run organizations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.