US National Friends

(also see The UN Sustainable Development Goals, International Friends, and the amazing Best Climate Solutions.)

Climate Change Action (click to expand)
  • Think Greener – Rob and Ewa are traveling our planet to spotlight a host of sustainable solutions
  • – building a future that’s just, prosperous, equitable and safe from the effects of climate change
  • C40 Cities – supports cities to collaborate effectively, share knowledge and drive meaningful, measurable and sustainable action on climate change
  • Center for Climate and Energy Solutions – independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to forge practical solutions to climate change
  • Citizens Climate Lobby – creating the political will for climate solutions
  • Climate Institute – discovering and implementing climate solutions by advancing research, sharing information, and collaborating with U.S. and international partners
  • Climate Solutions – accelerating clean energy solutions to the climate crisis
  • ConservAmerica – creating new solutions to environmental issues that have become gridlocked by partisanship
  • Earthjustice – lawyers fighting for justice and advancing the promise of a healthy world for all
  • GreenPeace USA – exposing global environmental problems and promoting solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future
  • Indigenous Environmental Network – an alliance of Indigenous Peoples whose Shared Mission is to Protect the Sacredness of Earth Mother from contamination and exploitation by Respecting and Adhering to Indigenous Knowledge and Natural Law
  • iMatter – supporting youth to collectively disrupt the status quo and push local leaders to end the climate crisis and transition to a just, sustainable society
  • Moms Clean Air Force – 1,000,000 parents united against air and climate pollution to protect our children’s health
  • Mothers Out Front – mothers moving decision makers to act to ensure a healthy environment for all children
  • NextGen Climate – acting politically to prevent climate disaster, promote prosperity, and protect fundamental rights of every American
  • Union of Concerned Scientists – using the power of science to address global problems and improve people’s lives
  • Wild Foundation – building strong communities that respect and protect nature for the benefit of all life
  • Global Warming Solutions – working to make the U.S. a global leader for stopping climate change
Climate Change Education (click to expand)
Wildlife/Ecosystem Conservation (click to expand)
  • Audubon Society – protecting birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas
  • Conservation International – empowering people to protect the nature that we rely on for food, fresh water and livelihoods
  • Conservation Land Foundation – protecting, restoring and expanding the national conservation lands through education, advocacy and partnerships
  • Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) – bipartisan environmentalism to solve big environmental problems in the U.S. and globally
  • Global Forest Watch – cutting-edge online data and tools to access near real-time information about where and how forests are changing around the world
  • Land Trust Alliance – saving the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America
  • National Wildlife Federation (NWF) – uniting all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in a rapidly changing world
  • Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) – working to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends
  • Nature Conservancy – working to create a world where people and nature can thrive, across six continents
  • Polar Bears International – conserving polar bears and the sea ice they depend on, by inspiring people to care about the Arctic, the threats to its future, and the connection between this remote region and our global climate
  • Rainforest Action Network (RAN) – preserving forests, protecting the climate and upholding human rights by challenging corporate power and systemic injustice
  • Sierra Club – the most enduring and influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States, defending everyone’s right to a healthy world
  • Tree Sisters – eliciting collective responsibility for planetary restoration at the grass roots level, with a focus on women and tropical reforestation
  • The Wilderness Society – protecting wilderness and inspiring Americans to care for our wild places, and permanently protecting 109 million acres of wilderness in 44 states
  • World Wildlife Federation (WWF) – conserving nature and reducing the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth
Agriculture and Food (click to expand)
  • Bionutrient Food Association – increasing quality in the food supply
  • Indigo Carbon – earn income for enriching your soil
  • International Society of Arboriculture – fostering a greater awareness of the benefits of trees
  • Pivot Bio – creating new solutions to make farming more productive and farms more sustainable, so farmers can pass their land to future generations
  • Resources for Learning Permaculture – THE resource for everything about permaculture (a bit difficult to parse, but worth it!)
  • Savory – addressing global issues of desertification, climate change, and food and water insecurity through Holistic Management and large-scale regeneration of the world’s grasslands
Ocean Conservation (click to expand)
  • Marine Conservation Institute – securing permanent, strong protection of oceans – for us and future generations
  • The Ocean Cleanup – High-tech passive systems to clean plastic out of our oceans globally
  • Ocean Conservancy – creating science-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it
  • Oceana – protecting and restoring the world’s oceans on a global scale
  • Plastic Oceans – working to end plastic pollution
  • The Safina Center – generating a body of scientific and creative works to advance the conservation of wildlife and the environment, and give a voice to nature
Faith Based Groups (click to expand)
  • Catholic Climate Covenant – inspires and equips people and institutions to care for creation and care for the poor
  • Evangelical Environmental Network – Creation Care Magazine – educates, inspires, and mobilizes Christians to care for God’s creation, to be faithful stewards of God’s provision, to get involved in regions impacted by pollution, and to advocate for actions and policies that honor God and protect the environment
  • Interfaith Power and Light – being faithful stewards of Creation by responding to global warming through the promotion of energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy
  • Islamic Relief USA – a community of diverse people sharing a set of common values: excellence, sincerity, social justice, compassion, and custodianship.
  • Jewish Climate Action Network – mobilizing communities to take leadership in bold climate campaigns through education and reducing carbon footprints
  • Presbyterians for Earth Care – a national eco-justice network that cares for God’s creation by connecting, equipping, and inspiring Presbyterians to make creation care a central concern of the church
  • UCC Climate Change – activates and equips congregations across the country for environmental justice ministries
  • Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth – inspires, facilitates, and supports personal, congregational, and denominational practices that honor and sustain the Earth and all beings
Foundations Working on Climate Change (click to expand)
  • Climate Central – surveys and conducts scientific research on climate change and informs the public of key findings
  • Climate Emergency Fund – supports activists committing their lives to addressing the climate emergency. These individuals and groups need our support as they carry out legal, nonviolent activities to demand that our leaders take action to ban ecologically destructive practices and save as much life as possible. These activists are demanding our protection from the existential threat facing our species. We have a collective responsibility to support them and join them.
  • Climate Investment Funds (CIF) – supports developing and emerging economies in shifting to low carbon and climate resilient development
  • ClimateWorks – working globally, ClimateWorks collaborates with funders, regional and research partners, and other climate leaders to strengthen philanthropy’s response to climate change
  • Green Climate Fund (GCF) – a global fund created to support the efforts of developing countries to respond to the challenge of climate change
  • Moore Charitable Foundation – fosters path-breaking scientific discovery, environmental conservation, patient care improvements and preservation of the special character of the San Francisco Bay Area
  • The Paulson Institute – non-partisan, independent “think and do tank” fostering a US-China relationship to maintain global order in a rapidly evolving world
  • The Pew Charitable Trust – uses evidence-based, nonpartisan analysis to solve today’s challenges
  • R20 – Regions of Climate Action – accelerates sub-national infrastructure investments in the green economy to meaningfully contribute to Sustainable Development
  • The Rockefeller Foundation – inspires and fosters large-scale human impact to promote the well-being of humanity by identifying and accelerating breakthrough solutions, ideas and conversations
  • Skoll Global Threats Fund – confronts global threats imperiling humanity by seeking solutions, strengthening alliances, and spurring actions needed to safeguard the future
  • The Solutions Project – accelerates the transition to 100% clean energy by championing a movement that is more inclusive, more collaborative, and more celebratory
Sustainable Commerce (click to expand)
Others of Interest (click to expand)
  • Population Connection – educating young people and advocating progressive action to stabilize world population at a level that can be sustained by Earth’s resources
  • Teachers Without Borders – connecting teachers to information and each other to close the education divide, based upon the premise that teachers are community change agents and key catalysts of global development priorities

Also see the growing list of organizations at the Climate Action Network