Our mission is to conduct research and communicate about the global impact of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans and employ strategies to eliminate the accumulation of plastic pollution in the 5 subtropical gyres. To understand the impact of plastic pollution we study the 5 subtropical gyres by sailing through them. Together with our partners, Pangaea Explorations and Algalita Marine Research Foundation, we organize research expeditions, inviting scientists, journalists and other sailors to join the crew.
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is a coalition effort launched in 2004 to protect the health of consumers and workers by securing the corporate, regulatory and legislative reforms necessary to eliminate dangerous chemicals from cosmetics and personal care products.
Care2 is a community of 26 million standing together for good. People are making world-changing impact with Care2, starting petitions and supporting each other’s campaigns – from cracking down on ivory sales on ebay, to overcoming discriminatory school policies, to finding justice for acts of animal abuse. Unlike other petition sites, the Care2 community is a united force for good with a shared vision for a kinder, more inclusive, world. Through massive collective action, the Care2 community can help an individual’s petition achieve international headlines. Care2 staff help petition authors win campaigns with crucial free support from our expert PR, campaign and social media teams.
The mission of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment. EWG specializes in providing useful resources (like Skin Deep and the EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides™ and most recently the EWG Guide to Healthy Cleaning) to consumers while simultaneously pushing for national policy change. EWG research brings to light unsettling facts that you have a right to know. It shames and shakes up polluters and their lobbyists. It rattles politicians and shapes policy. It persuades bureaucracies to rethink science and strengthen regulation. It provides practical information you can use to protect your family and community.
Fair Trade USA, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, is the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States. Fair Trade USA audits and certifies transactions between U.S. companies and their international suppliers to guarantee that the farmers and workers producing Fair Trade Certified goods are paid fair prices and wages, work in safe conditions, protect the environment and receive community development funds to empower and uplift their communities.
Friends of the Earth fights to create a more healthy and just world. Our current campaigns focus on promoting clean energy and solutions to climate change, keeping toxic and risky technologies out of the food we eat and products we use, and protecting marine ecosystems and the people who live and work near them.
Founded in 1993 by activist and philanthropist Diane Meyer Simon, Global Green USA is the American Arm of Green Cross International (GCI), which was created by President Mikhail S. Gorbachev to foster a global value shift toward a sustainable and secure future by reconnecting humanity with the environment.
GRACE Communications Foundation develops innovative strategies to increase public awareness of the critical environmental and public health issues created by our current food, water and energy systems, and to promote a more sustainable future. By building partnerships and mobilizing philanthropic resources, we promote consumer actions and public policies that support sustainable food systems, result in smarter use of water resources, provide clean energy alternatives to conventional power production and embrace the complex interconnections of our food, water and energy systems. Projects include Sustainable Table (sustainabletable.org), The Meatrix (themeatrix.org), the Eat Well Guide (eatwellguide.org) and the Water Footprint Calculator (watercalculator.org)
Hemp History Week is a nation-wide education campaign and marketing program that seeks to renew strong support for hemp farming in the U.S. while raising awareness about the benefits of hemp products. This ever-expanding market includes healthy food and body care products, as well as eco-friendly textiles, clothing, auto parts, and building materials. But despite hemp’s growing popularity, an outdated and misguided Federal policy – created in the 1930s – currently prevents U.S. farmers from growing this nutritious, versatile, and eco-friendly crop. The 5th Annual campaign will include grass-roots events across the country, nationwide retail promotions, and a national restaurant program.
NRDC is the nation’s most effective environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of 1.4 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of more than 350 lawyers, scientists and other professionals. The New York Times calls us “One of the nation’s most powerful environmental groups.” The National Journal says we’re “A credible and forceful advocate for stringent environmental protection.”
The Non-GMO Project, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, offers North America’s only third party verification and labeling for non-GMO (genetically modified organism) food and products. The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. Our shared belief is that everyone deserves an informed choice about whether or not to consume genetically modified organisms.
Established in 2002 and based in Washington DC, The Organic Center is a nonprofit organization that is a trusted source of information for scientific research about organic food and farming. We cover up-to-date studies on sustainable agriculture and health, and collaborate with academic and governmental institutions to fill gaps in our knowledge.
When Annie Leonard and her friends at Free Range Studios set out in 2007 to share what she’d learned about the way we make, use and throw away Stuff, they thought 50,000 views would be a good result for her ‘20-minute cartoon about trash.’ Today, with over 15 million views and counting, The Story of Stuff is one of the most watched environmental-themed online movies of all time. The Story of Stuff Project was created to produce short, easily shareable online movies that explore some of the key features of our relationship with Stuff—including how we can make things better.
Vote Hemp is a national, single-issue, nonprofit organization dedicated to the acceptance of and free market for industrial hemp, low-THC oilseed and fiber varieties of Cannabis, and to changes in current law to allow U.S. farmers to grow the crop. Our ultimate goal is having hemp grown on a commercial scale in the U.S. once again and for the crop to be able to be processed here as well. We educate people on the issues surrounding hemp, register voters, and build coalitions to fulfill our mission.
Whole Kids Foundation’s mission is to improve children’s nutrition and wellness with the goal of ending the childhood obesity epidemic. Through partnerships with innovative organizations, schools, and educators we work to provide children with access to healthier choices. We aim to help children reach their full potential through the strength of a healthy body.
Women’s Voices for the Earth is a national organization that works to eliminate toxic chemicals from the water women drink, the food they eat, the air they breathe, and the products they use in their homes and workplaces that adversely impact women’s health and well-being. These goals are brought about by changing consumer behaviors, corporate practices and government policies.