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.
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.
The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is a non-profit organization created to bring about a large scale transformation in the way we make the things we make. Promoting an innovation oriented model for eliminating toxic chemicals and other negative environmental impacts, the Institute prescribes a set of design principles to help businesses create products that are safe for people and the environment.
The Fair World Project’s mission is to promote organic and fair trade practices and transparent third-party certification of producers, manufacturers and products, both here and abroad. Through consumer education and advocacy, FWP supports dedicated fair trade producers and brands, and insists on integrity in use of the term “fair trade” in certification, labeling and marketing.
Launched March 2010: Jamie’s Food Revolution campaign is about saving the health of America’s next generation. Kids need better food at school and better health prospects. We need to keep cooking skills alive. Stand up and be counted – you have the power to make a difference.
GATF is a non-profit organization founded with the vision to create a more equitable and sustainable world through fashion by creating a platform for the ethical fashion and conventional fashion communities to network, learn, collaborate, improve and exchange best practices. We provide education & informational resources for consumers, producers & fashion industry professionals.
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.
Green America is a not-for-profit membership organization founded in 1982. (We went by the name “Co-op America” until January 1, 2009.) Our mission is to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.
A grassroots campaign led by tens of thousands of people who just want to know what’s in our food. Polls show up to 90% of Americans agree that we have the right to know what we eat. The very same big companies fighting this grassroots measure already provide labels in other countries showing when foods contain Genetically Modified Organisms. All European countries, Japan and even China and India label GMO foods. We deserve the right to know what we eat too!
The Monday Campaigns is a non-profit public health initiative in association with Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Maxwell School at Syracuse. Our goal is to help end chronic preventable disease by offering a weekly prompt that can support people in starting and sustaining healthy behaviors.
National Student Day will hold its second event on October 4, 2012. It is all about celebrating and promoting social responsibility by college student across North America. Study, Serve, Celebrate!
SAEA defines sustainable agriculture as food and agricultural systems that are environmentally sound, economically viable, socially responsible, non-exploitative, humane, and that serve as a foundation for future generations.
The Schoolbag enables children to pursue an education by providing basic school supplies to young people in need. Raising awareness about the lack of access to education in Haiti and around the world, each bag contains adequate materials for a student to learn for one year. The Schoolbag features environmentally sustainable and ethically produced materials to initiate environmental education.
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.
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.