California Council of Land Trusts
The California Council of Land Trusts acts as a unified voice for more than 150 land trusts working in local communities throughout California. The Council works to build a strong, effective land trust community with the financial and policy resources to protect California's landscapes. The Council helps individual land trusts protect the natural areas and farmlands important to the state and local communities by increasing the funding available to conserve and steward land. They leverage their expertise in policy and stewardship to advocate for the most effective ways to ensure that local places of value and importance are protected and stay protected for the benefit and enjoyment of Californians.
California Environmental Rights Alliance
The California Environmental Rights Alliance (CERA) is a public interest organization dedicated to achieving environmental justice and improving community health in California. CERA seeks to protect and enhance public health through the prevention, reduction and elimination of pollution in California’s most heavily burdened communities. CERA serves the needs of California’s communities of color and low-income neighborhoods. CERA advocates for the development and implementation of protective environmental policies and the empowerment of community members to participate effectively in decisions that impact environmental quality where they live, work, learn and play.
Center for Biological Diversity
The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) believes that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature with a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, CBD works to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. CBD uses science, law, and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.
Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice
The Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice’s (CCAEJ) goal is to bring groups of people together to find opportunities for cooperation, agreement and problem solving on issues related to environmental justice, social justice and economic development. CCAEJ works with community groups to develop and sustain democratically based, participatory organizations that promote diverse involvement in ways that empower. CCAEJ aims to build a strong movement for change that recognizes the connections between environmental and worker exploitation, and oppression on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation and class.
Center for Creative Land Recycling
The Center for Creative Land Recycling (CCLR) is a non-profit organization focused on creating sustainable communities by identifying and implementing responsible patterns of land use and development. CCLR’s mission is to encourage and facilitate land recycling in ways that revitalize urban areas, discourage urban sprawl and conserve greenspace. CCLR promotes the reuse and recycling of previously developed and passed-over land and buildings in both urban and rural areas, with a focus on environmentally distressed properties, or what are more commonly known as brownfields. CCLR provides technical consulting services, small grants and loans, training, and other resources to public agencies, nonprofit developers, community groups, and municipalities to encourage cleanup and reuse of abandoned or underutilized land and buildings.
Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment
The Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment (CRPE) is a national environmental justice legal organization with offices in San Francisco and Delano, California. CRPE provides legal and technical assistance to grassroots groups in low-income communities and communities of color fighting environmental hazards. CRPE has three ambitions: First, increase personal capacity through campaigns. Second, empower communities vis a vis decisionmakers through campaigns. Finally, concretely address environmental hazards at hand.
Coalition for Clean Air
The Coalition for Clean Air is dedicated to restoring clean, healthful air to California by advocating responsible public health policy, providing technical and educational expertise, and promoting broad-based community involvement. The Coalition has over 30 years of experience in developing community support for responsible, innovative and effective air quality improvement programs.
East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice
East Yard CEJ, located in Commerce, CA, has been one of the leading environmental justice/environmental organizations in the fight on railroads and locomotives. They have been instrumental in the adoption of the AQMD 3500 (railroad) rules and have introduced state railroad legislation; East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice has direct contact with political experts and technical experts that specialize in railroad issues. For more information about inter-modal facilities and resultant air pollution, please contact East Yard at: email@example.com.
Endangered Habitats League
The Endangered Habitats League (EHL) is dedicated to the protection of the diverse ecosystems of Southern California and to sensitive and sustainable land use for the benefit of all the region's inhabitants. EHL is leading the way toward a better future for all of Southern California’s inhabitants. EHL is working towards secure and intact native landscapes where diverse, abundant wildlife can thrive; sustainable human communities with a high quality of life for everyone; and rural and agricultural lands saved from sprawl. EHL drives to secure a future in which nature is preserved for enjoyment, enrichment and as a legacy for children and generations to come.
Energy Independence Now
Energy Independence Now is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing innovative, action-oriented solutions to catalyze a rapid transition to a clean, renewable energy and transportation economy in California through policy, advocacy and research. EIN works in partnership with government, businesses, and environmental and other public interest groups to develop innovative yet practical pathways to a sustainable energy and transportation future.
Environmental Defense is a leading national non-profit organization representing more than 400,000 members. Since 1967, ED has linked science, economics and law to create innovative, equitable and cost-effective solutions to society's most urgent environmental problems. Environmental Defense is dedicated to protecting the environmental rights of all people, including future generations. Among these rights are clean air, clean water, healthy food and flourishing ecosystems. ED is guided by scientific evaluation of environmental problems, and the solutions ED advocates are based on science, even when it leads in unfamiliar directions. ED works to create solutions that win lasting economic and social support. ED recognizes that low-income communities and communities of color have been disproportionately exposed to many environmental threats, and ED seeks answers that are equitable and just for all.
Natural Resources Defense Council.
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a national, non-profit organization, founded in 1970, that uses law, science and the support of 1.2 million members and online activists to protect the planet's natural resources. NRDC’s purpose is to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. NRDC works to restore the integrity of the elements that sustain life--air, land and water--and to defend endangered natural places. NRDC seeks to establish sustainability and good stewardship of the Earth as central ethical imperatives of human society. NRDC strives to protect nature in ways that advance the long-term welfare of present and future generations. NRDC works to foster the fundamental right of all people to have a voice in decisions that affect their environment. NRDC seeks to break down the pattern of disproportionate environmental burdens borne by people of color and others who face social or economic inequities. Ultimately, NRDC strives to help create a new way of life for humankind, one that can be sustained indefinitely without fouling or depleting the resources that support all life on Earth.