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These conservation groups are dedicated to breathable air, walkable and bike-friendly communities, food grown without pestices and more. Oregon member groups are listed first.
*Asterisks denote our Oregon member groups.
*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...
*Audubon Society of Portland -- Our mission is to promote the enjoyment, understanding and protection of native birds, other wildlife and their habitats. Learn more...
*Beyond Toxics -- Beyond Toxics works to guarantee environmental protections and health for all communities and residents. We expose root causes of toxic pollution and help communities find effective, lasting solutions. 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...
*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...
*Oregon Environmental Council -- Oregon Environmental Council advances innovative, collaborative and equitable solutions to Oregon’s environmental challenges for today and future generations. 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...
*Street Trust (formerly BTA) -- We advocate for healthy and thriving communities where it is safe and easy for people to bike, walk and ride public transit. Learn more...
*Tualatin Riverkeepers -- Tualatin Riverkeepers empowers people in our community to protect, restore and enjoy the river, streams and wetlands. Tualatin Riverkeepers builds watershed stewardship through public education, access to nature, citizen involvement and advocacy. Learn more...
*Willamette Riverkeeper -- Willamette Riverkeeper works to protect and restore the Willamette River’s water quality and habitat through advocacy, education and volunteer programs. Learn more...
American Farmland Trust -- American Farmland Trust is the only national conservation organization dedicated to protecting farmland, promoting sound farming practices, and keeping farmers on the land. Learn more...
American Forests -- American Forests is the only national conservation nonprofit focused exclusively on the protection and restoration of America's forests. We plant trees, educate the public, and advocate for sound public policy. Learn more...
American Rivers -- American Rivers protects wild rivers, restores damaged rivers and conserves clean water for people and nature. Learn more...
As You Sow -- As You Sow promotes corporate environmental and social responsibility including expanding public awareness on issues relating to climate change, sustainability, environmental health, and the levels of toxic ingredients in consumer products. Learn more...
Beyond Pesticides -- Preventing pesticide poisoning of our environment, homes, workplaces, schools, food, and water through a practical information clearinghouse on toxic hazards and non-chemical pest control. Learn more...
Children's Environmental Health Network -- National multi-disciplinary organization whose mission is to protect the developing child from environmental health hazards and promote a healthier environment. Learn more...
Clean Water Fund -- Clean Water Fund's mission is to develop strong grassroots environmental leadership and to bring together diverse constituencies to work cooperatively for changes that improve their lives, focused on health, consumer, environmental and community problems. 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...
EARTH University Foundation -- Supports the Costa Rica-based EARTH University to provide an environmental and agricultural education to students who commit to affecting positive change in their countries. Learn more...
EcoHealth Alliance -- Leads innovative research into connections between environmental, human, and wildlife health in over 30 countries. We develop solutions that promote conservation and prevent emerging disease. 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 Defense Fund -- Designing practical, long-term strategies to protect wildlife, natural resources, safeguard clean air, water, and human health. Employs scientists, economists and attorneys. Learn more...
Environmental Integrity Project -- Combines advocacy and legal action to improve enforcement of our environmental laws by holding government and industry accountable of illegal pollution. Learn more...
Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide -- ELAW environmental advocates in 70 countries are winning victories for human rights, healthy communities, and the natural environment. Learn more...
Environmental Law Institute -- Creating solutions to protect people and nature through environmental law that works for the community. Independent and non-partisan. Learn more...
Food & Water Watch -- We work together with people to demand our right to safe food and clean water, and we fight for policies that prioritize safety over profits. Learn more...
Friends of the Earth -- Striving to preserve our natural resources, advocating for public health protection, and working for environmental justice for all peoples throughout the world. Learn more...
Institute for Transportation & Development Policy -- Promotes environmentally sustainable and socially equitable transportation solutions that reduce carbon emissions and improve livability in cities worldwide. Learn more...
National Environmental Education Foundation -- NEEF's vision is that by 2022, 300 million Americans actively use environmental knowledge to ensure the well-being of the earth and its people. Learn more...
Pesticide Action Network North America -- Working to eliminate poisonous pesticides; linking consumer, labor, health, environment, and agriculture groups internationally to advance safer, ecologically sound pest control alternatives. 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...
Surfrider Foundation -- Protecting and preserving the world’s oceans, waves, and beaches through conservation, activism, research, and education. Activities include water quality monitoring, environmental education, and grassroots activism. Learn more...
Sustainable Harvest International -- Provides farming families in Central America with the training and tools to preserve tropical forests and overcome poverty-all through sustainable agriculture. Learn more...
Trust For Public Land -- The Trust for Public Land conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come. 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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