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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...
Alliance for Climate Education -- Educates, inspires and activates the leadership of high school students to address climate change. Learn more...
Alliance to Save Energy -- Advances energy efficiency as the best solution for achieving environmental, economic and energy security goals. 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...
Carbonfund.org Foundation -- Carbonfund.org supports third-party validated renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects in the United States and around the world that reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Learn more...
CERES, Inc. -- Advocates for sustainability leadership. Mobilizes a powerful network of investor and business leadership to build a healthy global economy. 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...
Earthworks -- Holds the oil, gas and mining industries accountable for the environmental damage they cause while protecting clean air, water, public health and people's rights. 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...
Friends of Trees -- Friends of Trees empowers people to improve the natural world around them through a simple solution. Planting Trees ... together. Learn more...
Green America -- Mobilizes consumers, investors, and businesses to end corporate abuse and shift our economy to one that is socially just and environmentally sustainable. Learn more...
Keep America Beautiful -- Transforms public spaces into beautiful places. The nation's largest nonprofit community improvement organization, focusing on litter prevention, recycling, waste minimization and greening. 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 -- NWEI was founded in 1993 with a simple objective: to give people a framework to talk about our relationship with the planet and to share in discovering new ways to live, work, create and consume. Learn more...
Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center -- Promoting conservation through educational experiences in wilderness. Learn more...
Oregon Environmental Council -- Oregon Environmental Council advances innovative, collaborative and equitable 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 engage people in creating a sustainable future through local efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Learn more...
Renewable Northwest -- Renewable Northwest's mission is to advocate for the expansion of environmentally responsible renewable energy resources in the Northwest through collaboration with government, industry, utilities, customers, and advocacy groups. 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...
Sierra Club, Oregon Chapter -- The Oregon Sierra Club works to preserve and protect Oregon's environment and natural resources by engaging and educating local communities and influencing public policy decisions—legislative, administrative, legal, and electoral. 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...
The Regeneration Project -- Helps faith communities address global warming by shrinking their carbon footprints and educating people of faith about the issue. 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...
World Resources Institute -- A global environmental think tank providing independent research, policy analysis, and on-the-ground action to build solutions to urgent environmental challenges. Learn more...
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