Toxics Action Center’s mission is to work side-by-side with communities, providing you with the skills and resources needed to prevent or clean up pollution at the local level.
The Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG) is a grassroots, nonpartisan, nonprofit, student-directed organization that empowers and trains students and engages the community to take collective action in the public interest throughout the state of Minnesota.
Environmental and Public Health Committee, Puerto Rico, USA
The Environmental and Public Health Committee of the Puerto Rico College of Physicians and Surgeons provides logistical and technical support to any organization in a pro-environment struggle, many times taking the lead as we did against the establishment of a Thermoselect Incinerator in Caguas, opposing the burn of tires by Cemex in Ponce and now against the building of an incinerator in San Juan.We have been very busy and act as allies to Sierra Club and Mision Industrial, another pro-environment organization.
Contact: Tomas Hernandez MD; MPHinfo (at) colegiomedicopr.com
Durham Environment Watch is a non-profit environmental coalition working to ensure that our region becomes a sustainable, healthy community. Our most pressing issue is waste management, due to the pending mass-burn INCINERATION project, proposed and driven by Durham Regional Council.
Our goal instead is to become a Zero Waste community/region. Zero Waste is a way of thinking about, designing, and managing products and processes to reduce the volume and toxicity of materials and thus waste, to conserve and recover all resources, and to ensure resources are neither burned nor buried.
Prevent Cancer Now’s mission is to build a Canada-wide movement to eliminate the preventable causes of cancer. In June 2008, Prevent Cancer Now launched a campaign to raise awareness about the human health and environmental impacts of incineration and other thermal treatment technologies, emphasizing the links to cancer.Our goal is to raise awareness about, and to encourage the Canadian public and municipalities to reject, thermal treatment proposals and at the same time promote Zero Waste as the clear, healthy, economic and attainable alternative to the “garbage crisis”.
Eco-Cycle is one of the pioneering Zero Waste enterprises in the US. Established in 1976, we have grown to become one of the largest non-profit recyclers in the world.Our mission is to demonstrate and model a waste-free society and educate others about how to move Toward Zero Waste in their own communities.
Greenaction is a grassroots, multiracial organization that works with urban, rural and indigenous communities in campaigns for health and environmental justice. While our work addresses many types of pollution issues, a key focus for Greenaction is campaigning against existing and proposed incinerators. Greenaction has developed extensive technical knowledge and campaign expertise on both traditional waste incinerators and the new generation of plasma arc, gasification and pyrolysis incinerators in disguise. We help communities with technical, strategic, campaign, organizing, media and action assistance as well as helping promote safe alternatives including zero waste, pollution prevention and non-burning/dumping alternatives.
Zero Waste San Diego’s mission is to encourage zero waste community policy and programs in San DiegoCounty. This is includes organics out of the landfill and back to the farms and resource recovery parks.We are against landfilling and burning resources. We do this with films, workshops, audits, and educational programs.
Sound Resource Management conducts life cycle analyses of discards management options. Life cycle analysis illuminates and quantifies the environmental benefits of recycling and composting compared to disposal options. We also do sustainability analyses using the Consumer Environmental Index (CEI) which we created for our Washington State Department of Ecology.
Organizing the low-wage workers of Maryland.
The aim of the Climate Policy Program is to support the transition from a financially extractive, fossil fueled economy to equitable, democratic and local living economies. Because we understand climate disruption as a consequence of our broken economic system, and as a major factor exacerbating race, class, gender, and other forms of inequality, we look for root causes and promote solutions at the intersection of both the economic and climate crises.
We organize our work around the premise that to solve the climate crisis, we must confront systemic economic, social and racial inequality, both in the U.S. and worldwide. We provide long-term vision and bold ideas in domestic and international policy spaces, using research, writing and strategic conversations to redefine what is politically possible.