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Energy & Sustainability

These groups provide public education on renewable energy from the sun, wind and water; plan communities for efficiency and livability; and propose earth-friendly national energy policies..

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1000 Friends of Oregon -- Working with Oregonians to enhance our quality of life by building livable urban and rural communities, protecting family farms and forests, and conserving natural areas. Learn more...
American Farmland Trust -- We're stopping the loss of American’s farmland to sprawling development. We work with communities on smarter growth that includes local family farms and we advocate environmentally healthy farming practices. Learn more...
American Forests -- Funding private and public land reforestation projects; providing satellite imagery of tree loss to cities; educating the public on the value of trees and forests. Learn more...
BRING Recycling -- Helping people understand how the stuff we use shapes the planet we share. Learn more...
Center for Health, Environment and Justice -- Empowering families and communities to protect their health from the effects of toxic chemicals in drinking water, air, and food; assisting with information, community organizing, and coalition-building. Learn more...
Corvallis Environmental Center -- The Corvallis Environmental Center’s mission is to educate, engage and inspire people to create a healthy, sustainable community. Learn more...
Earth Day Network -- Helping schools and communities around the world improve the health of their children and the environment through community service, education, campaigns, and events. Learn more...
Environment America Research & Policy Center -- Environment America Research & Policy Center is dedicated to protecting our air, water and open spaces. We investigate problems, craft solutions, educate the public and decision-makers, and help the public make their voices heard in local, state and national debates over the quality of our environment and our lives. Learn more...
Environmental and Energy Study Institute -- Developing and promoting innovative policies on climate change, clean air, transportation, renewable energy/efficiency technologies, and sprawl; promoting policymaker action through education, advocacy, and coalition-building. Learn more...
Environmental Center -- Our mission is to embed sustainability into daily life in Central Oregon. Learn more...
Friends of Trees -- We bring people together to plant and care for city trees and green spaces. Learn more...
National Wildlife Federation -- NWF connects people to wildlife through education and outreach, inspiring them to protect, preserve, and restore America's natural resources for wildlife and for our children’s future. Learn more...
Nature Conservancy in Oregon -- The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. The Nature Conservancy has helped protect more than 500,000 acres of important habitats in Oregon. Learn more...
Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides -- The Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP) combines outreach, education, advocacy and organizing to protect community and environmental health and inspire the use of ecologically sound solutions to reduce the use of pesticides. Learn more...
Northwest Earth Institute -- Since 1993, NWEI has been leading the curious and the motivated to take responsibility for Earth. Our proven process of connection, reflection and action changes you for good. Through discussion courses and the annual EcoChallenge, we help you engage your community in meaningful conversations that lead to “Aha!” moments about the way you live, work, create and consume. The result is a life that is simpler, richer, and better--for you and for Earth. Learn more...
Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center -- Promoting conservation through educational experiences in wilderness. Learn more...
Oregon Environmental Council -- Our mission is to advance innovative, collaborative solutions to Oregon's environmental challenges for today and future generations. Learn more...
Recycling Advocates -- Formed in 1987, Recycling Advocates is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the mission to involve people in creating a sustainable future through local efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Our membership is comprised of conservation-minded citizens and waste prevention professionals. Learn more...
Renewable Northwest -- Renewable Northwest's mission is to promote the expansion of environmentally responsible renewable energy resources in the Northwest. Learn more...
River Network -- River Network’s mission is to empower and unite people and communities to protect and restore rivers and other waters that sustain the health of our country. We envision a future where everyone has access to plentiful clean water, providing prosperity, health and recreational opportunities for all. We work for the day when all people feel responsibility for their local river, lake, wetland or bay and have the capacity to effectively protect those resources. Learn more...
Rocky Mountain Institute -- Delivering practical information that helps citizens, businesses, and governments save energy and natural resources, prevent pollution, and strengthen communities through increased efficiency and innovative technologies. Learn more...
Solar Oregon -- Solar Oregon is a non-profit organization providing education and community outreach to encourage Oregonians to choose solar energy. Solar energy - Oregon's most abundant renewable resource. Learn more...
Union of Concerned Scientists -- Working on solutions to reduce air pollution and global warming, protect biodiversity, prevent nuclear proliferation, and ensure a sustainable, safe food system. Learn more...
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