Local Friends

Some great organizations who are working diligently on critical issues which we support! One thing that all of us have in common is the recognition that we must collaborate with others who share our values and urgency to make a difference. Explore these links (and any others you may find!) to find where YOU fit in, and what may be yours to do!

  • Access Helps – Provides immediate and long-term solutions that lead people in need toward self-sufficiency, using local contributions to supplement our Nutrition, Housing and Senior Programs
  • Applegate Trails Association – creating and preserving non-motorized trails in the Applegate Valley, providing recreational and educational access to public lands while protecting our natural resources
  • Bear Creek Stewards – making the community safer for everyone by removing hazardous litter from the landscape
  • Beyond Toxics – protects and enhances human and environmental health, using environmental justice engagement and community-based environmental grassroots organizing
  • Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument – To protect, conserve, and restore Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument and to increase awareness of the Monument’s unique biological diversity, landscape, and cultural history
  • Cascadia Climate Action – Calendar of events focused on Northern Oregon
  • Citizens Climate Lobby – The Southern Oregon/Ashland/Medford chapter meets monthly. For meeting times and locations, please email souther*******@**tizensclimatelobby.org
  • Connectivity Project – builds awareness of our interdependence, encouraging a deeper understanding of the potential impact of our actions—large and small—with empowering films, engaging curriculum and a curated collection of related resources
  • The Crest at Willow Witt – creating a nourishing connection between people and the natural world
  • Earth First! Journal – news and information about direct action in defense of living systems around the world
  • The Freshwater Trust – protecting and restoring freshwater ecosystems, using science, technology and incentive-based solutions to change the course of conservation on a timeline that matters
  • Geos Institute – helping local communities plan adaptation strategies to address impacts of climate change
  • Great Old Broads for Wilderness – a national grassroots organization, led by women, that engages and inspires activism to preserve and protect wilderness and wild lands – all genders are welcome!
  • Illinois Valley Soil & Water Conservation District – farmers, ranchers, gardeners, horse owners, miners, loggers, and land owners working together for the health of the Illinois Valley
  • Illinois Valley Watershed Council – friends, neighbors, farmers, ranchers, and landowners working together to conserve, restore, and enhance our natural environment as well as promoting the recovery of anadromous fish stocks in the Rogue Basin
  • Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center (KS Wild) – protects and restores wild nature in northern California and southern Oregon
  • Lomakatsi Restoration Project – restore ecosystems and the sustainability of communities, cultures and economies
  • Native Plant Society of Oregon – dedicated to the enjoyment, conservation, and study of Oregon’s native plants and habitats
  • No LNG Exports – working to stop the proposed Pacific Connector fracked gas Pipeline and Jordan Cove LNG export Terminal
  • Northwest Forest Worker Center – promoting forest stewardship that is respectful of all workers and harvesters and the land
  • Oregon Environmental Council – bringing Oregonians together to protect our water, air and land with healthy solutions that work for today and for future generations
  • Pollinator Project Rogue Valley – saving our bees and other pollinators. Add your pollinator garden to the Buzzway map!
  • Rogue Climate – empowering Southern Oregon communities most impacted by climate change to win climate justice by organizing for clean energy, sustainable jobs, and a healthy environment
  • Rogue Farm Corps – trains and equips the next generation of farmers and ranchers through hands-on educational programs and the preservation of farmland
  • Rogue Riverkeeper – protecting and restoring clean water and fish populations in the Rogue River Basin through advocacy, accountability, and community engagement
  • Rogue Valley Farm to School – cultivating healthy kids, environmental stewardship, farm relationships and the local economy
  • Rogue Valley Food System Network – bringing together businesses, nonprofit organizations, government entities, farmers, and passionate community members to improve the food environment in our region
  • Siskiyou Field Institute – increasing the understanding of, and connection to the Klamath-Siskiyou ecoregion through education, scientific research, and public engagement
  • Siskiyou Upland Trails Association – develops and maintains a non-motorized community trail system focused on the ridges between Jacksonville and Ashland
  • Southern Oregon Climate Action Now (SOCAN) – promoting awareness and understanding about the causes and consequences of climate change, developing solutions, and motivating concerned citizens to take individual and collective action
  • Southern Oregon Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Association – promoting the use of electric cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles and bicycles throughout Southern Oregon
  • Southern Oregon Land Conservancy – protecting and enhancig precious land in the Rogue River region to benefit our human and natural communities
  • Sustainable Rogue Valley – fostering a vibrant and resilient community that uses sustainable practices, empowers us to share our skills and gifts, and confronts environmental and economic instability with determination to create a better life for all
  • Talent Maker City – bringing environmentally responsible, sustainable economic growth to the region by providing the facilities and resources to serve Southern Oregon as a hub for technical innovation, creative entrepreneurship, and STEAM-oriented collaborative learning for curious minds of all ages
  • Talent Zero Waste – lightening our impact on the planet by understanding where our waste comes from and where it goes. “There is no away!”
  • Talk About Trees – interactive, science-based program for preschool through eighth grade students, free to classrooms throughout Oregon – with more educational resources
  • Watershed Initiatives – provides facilitation and mediation services, organizational support and development, and technical writing and editorial support for groups, science teams, government agencies and stakeholder representatives involved in natural resource and public policy management and planning
  • Woodsong Nature School – engaging others in the magic of the natural world

Support

Some folks who may be able to help you live more sustainably. (Note that we don’t necessarily endorse them – just make them available.)

  • Ashland Electric Bikes – offering high quality electric bikes that provide excellent performance and the highest level of customer satisfaction
  • DomeGaia – how to make aircrete (and consider using hempcrete to make it!)
  • The Good Earth Organics – bestselling mixes and firsthand gardening expertise for gardeners all over rural Josephine County
  • Hemp Solutions Oregon – eco solutions for agriculture and construction, including hempcrete
  • Pacific Power’s Blue Sky program – providing green power in the Pacific Northwest
  • True South Solar – designers and installers of residential and commercial solar power systems throughout Southern Oregon – with current rebates, going solar may be cheaper than you think!