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These conservation groups are dedicated to breathable air, walkable and bike-friendly communities, food grown without pestices and more.
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...
American Rivers -- Protecting and restoring healthy natural rivers and the variety of life they sustain for the benefit of people, fish, and wildlife. 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 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...
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...
Bicycle Transportation Alliance -- The BTA creates healthy, sustainable communities by making bicycling safe, convenient, and accessible. 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 -- Creating neighborhood-based action and education programs that join citizens, businesses, and government for sensible solutions to ensure safe drinking water, pollution prevention, and resource conservation. 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 -- Empowers local conservation scientists worldwide to protect human and animals from emerging infectious diseases. Healthy, intact ecosystems can prevent the spread of 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...
Friends of Trees -- Friends of Trees empowers people to improve the natural world around them through a simple solution. Planting Trees ... together. 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...
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...
Oregon Environmental Council -- Our mission is to advance innovative, collaborative solutions to Oregon's environmental challenges for today and future generations. 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...
Renewable Northwest -- Renewable Northwest's mission is to promote the expansion of environmentally responsible renewable energy resources in the Northwest. 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 -- Fighting to preserve wilderness and protect environmental quality worldwide through a powerful combination of education, scientific research, publishing, and litigation. 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...
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...
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...
Willamette Riverkeeper -- Our mission is to make the Willamette River Watershed healthy for fish and wildlife, and safe for fishing and swimming, forever and for all. Learn more...
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