Animal Welfare Institute
A non-profit charitable organization working to reduce the pain and fear inflicted on animals by humans—with an emphasis on cruel animal factories that raise and slaughter pigs, cows, chickens, and other animals.
Center for a Livable Future
Engaged in research, educational outreach, and community action in its program areas of farming, eating, and living for our future.
Center for Food Safety
A non-profit public interest and environmental advocacy membership organization established in 1997 to challenge harmful food production technologies and promote sustainable alternatives.
Clean Water Action
A 1.2-million-member political action group working to protect the environment, public health, economic well-being, and community quality of life; several state offices are involved in factory farm issues. See web site for regional office contact information.
CAFO the Book
The official web site for Watershed Media’s CAFO: The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories, which provides an unprecedented view of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), where increasing amounts of the world’s meat, milk, eggs, and seafood are produced.
Compassion in World Farming
Founded in 1967 by a British farmer who became horrified by the development of modern intensive factory farming; campaigns peacefully to end all cruel factory farming practices.
Corporate Agribusiness Research Project
A public interest project reinstituted in 1996, sponsored by Voice for a Viable Future; seeks to provide a central, accurate, in-depth source of information about corporate agribusiness's economic, social, and environmental impacts on family farmers, rural communities, ecosystems, labor, and consumers.
Environmental Integrity Project
A non-partisan, non-profit organization established in 2002 by former Environmental Protection Agency enforcement attorneys to advocate for more effective enforcement of environmental laws.
Works to end cruelty to farm animals and promotes compassionate living through rescue, education, and advocacy.
Humane Farming Association
Protects farm animals from cruelty; the public from the dangerous misuse of antibiotics, hormones, and other chemicals used on factory farms; and the environment from the impacts of industrialized animal factories.
Humane Society of the United States: Factory Farming Campaign
As the largest animal protection organization in the nation, takes a leadership role on farm animal advocacy issues.
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC)
An alliance of grassroots organizations that advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities.
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)
As the largest animal rights organization in the world, focuses its attention on four areas: factory farms, laboratories, the clothing trade, and the entertainment industry.
Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Production (PCIFAP)
Independent commission formed to conduct a comprehensive, fact-based and balanced examination of key aspects of the farm animal industry – through the lenses of veterinary medicine, agriculture, public health, business, government, rural advocacy, and animal welfare.
Socially Responsible Agriculture Project
Educates the public about the problems caused by factory farms, and works to help communities protect themselves against the devastating impacts of these facilities.
Wild Farm Alliance
Promotes agriculture that helps to protect and restore wild nature.
World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA)
Has promoted animal welfare for more than twenty-five years, concentrating on regions of the world where few, if any, measures exist to protect animals.
Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas (ASPO)
A network of scientists and others, having an interest in determining the date and impact of the peak and decline of the world’s production of oil and gas, due to resource constraints.
A non-profit organization that educates on the benefits and values of small local community living.
Earth Circles are designed to help us move from feelings of despair and denial to positive action, using the power we gain from sharing concerns, learning together, and acting in community.
A clearinghouse of information concerning the peak in global energy.
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (U.S. Dept. of Energy)
The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) invests in clean energy technologies that strengthen the economy, protect the environment, and reduce dependence on foreign oil.
Last Oil Shock
Investigative journalist David Strahan’s web site about peak oil, with some excellent interviews and articles.
Path to Freedom: Urban Homestead
A great hands-on web site for creating a sustainable homestead wherever you live.
Permaculture Magazine (UK)
Keeping you in touch with the cutting edge of the sustainability movement.
Post Carbon Institute
Provides individuals, communities, businesses, and governments with the resources needed to understand and respond to the interrelated economic, energy, and environmental crises that define the 21st century.
A blog site exploring issues around energy descent.
Speaking Truth to Power
Dedicated to up-to-the moment reporting of unprecedented transitions in economics, energy, and the environment, as well as options for navigating those changes.
The Dynamic Cities Project
A non-profit organization creating energy transition strategies as a proactive response to peak oil and climate change.
A UK based organization that supports the international Transition Movement as a whole.
Transition United States
A non-profit organization that provides inspiration, encouragement, support, networking, and training for Transition Initiatives across the United States.
World Carfree Network
A clearinghouse of information from around the world on how to revitalize our towns and cities and create a sustainable future.
2008 Farm Bill
USDA Farm Service Agency official web site for the 2008 Farm Bill - useful for comparison with the proposed 2012 Farm Bill.
2008 NRCS Farm Bill Conservation Programs
USDA National Resources Conservation Service web site with information about the conservation provisions in the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Farm Bill) - useful for comparison with the proposed 2012 Farm Bill.
Ag Observatory’s Farm Bill Watch
A number of useful documents analyzing how the Farm Bill affects the U.S. and the world.
Center for Rural Affairs Overview of the 2008 Farm Bill
The Center for Rural Affairs is committed to building communities that stand for social justice, economic opportunity and environmental stewardship.
A daily summary of news relating to U.S. farm policy: the U.S. and global agricultural economy, the Farm Bill, production agriculture, trade, biofuels, and crop insurance.
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Blog
Updates and information about the 2012 Farm Bill and related topics.
Organic Farming Research Foundation
Organic provisions in the 2008 Farm Bill.
The Hill: Farm Bill 101
A link to Oxfam America’s “Quick and Easy Guide to Understanding the Farm Bill.”
Understanding the Farm Bill (Facebook page)
An information exchange for people who want to better understand how to change food and agriculture policy.
USDA Farm Bill Resources
Website of the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. Information about the 2008 Farm Bill, including comparison with previous legislature, farm practices, farming economics, policy topics, etc.
Grassroots Guide to the 2008 Farm Bill
This Guide highlights the programs and policies that survived the most recent farm bill fight, and serves as a guide to new policies and funding opportunities for farmers, ranchers, and grassroots organizations.
States Green Building Council
The U.S.G. B.C. is the nation’s foremost coalition of building industry leaders working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. Site of LEED green building certification.
The FSC is the world’s largest third-party forest certification system working to build markets and coordinate the development of forest management standards throughout the earth’s widely varied biogeographic regions.
Center for Appropriate Technology
The Development Center for Appropriate Technology works to enhance the health of the planet and our communities by promoting a shift to sustainable construction and development through leadership, strategic relationships, and education with a particular focus on the greening of building codes.
Designers, and Planners for Social Responsibility
Publisher of one of the most practical professional guides to green building, the Architectural Resource Guide.
Outstanding resource for green building information geared toward the engineering community.
for Maximum Potential Building Systems
A showcase for regionally sourced and non-wood materials, as well as designs that emphasize a building’s environmental functionality.
Innovative rural Alabama-based architecture project founded by the late Samuel Mockbee headquartered within the College of Architecture, Design and Construction at Auburn University.
Frame Business Council
National association dedicated to the use of enduring, wood efficient timber frame building techniques.
One of the finest research organizations continually serving the architectural community with in-depth articles and reports on the green building industry.
Publisher of the quintessential publication, Shelter, a unique source of information and inspiration on the natural building movement.
Green Resource Center
A project of the northern California chapter of Architects, Designers, and Planners for Social Responsibility, it houses a materials research center and offers assistance in sourcing alternative building materials and methods.
Eye-popping, mind-bending series by award-winning Sacramento Bee reporter Tom Knudson on the impacts of California’s consumption of foreign sources of wood, oil, and seafood. A must-read.
Viridian Wood Products
Viridian provides unique, high-quality and affordable certified and reclaimed wood products including flooring, siding, paneling and custom millwork.
Home of the Canadian ancient forest friendly publishing campaign.
Comprehensive resource of paper grades.
Encourages the use of recycled papers in the magazine industry.
Encourages the use of recycled paper in book publishing.
Follows wood reduction in building, paper, and packaging.
Site of the group that coordinated the Staples agreement.
Home of the Forest Stewardship Council.
Environmental defense division with focus on paper.
of the Federal Environmental Executive
Paper calculator that estimates impacts of paper purchases.
News on chlorine and pulp and paper issues.
Free Products Association
Home of the Chlorine-free Products Association.
for a New American Dream
Site on responsible purchasing policies for businesses, institutions, and households.
Home of a collaborative environmental paper network with a Common Vision for reform.
Home of the leading research and advocacy organization in the United States working to promote and define standards for conservation-based agriculture.
One of the foremost eco-label organizations working to establish market-based solutions and standards to restore agricultural and urban watersheds so that salmon can thrive.
A nationwide membership organization dedicated to conserving, protecting, and restoring native predators and their habitats in the Northern Rockies and Northern Plains.
California Landowner Stewardship Program
An exemplary program in Northern California that works with private landowners to conserve and restore wildlife habitat on farms and ranches.
for Sustainable Environments
Led by Dr. Gary Paul Nabhan, the CSE works to creative dynamic solutions to environmental problems in the arid Southwest.
Arts and Ecology Center
An amazing interdisciplinary organization that addresses the fundamental essence of democracy, beauty, and sustainability on an 80-acre property in Sonoma County, California.
An international nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting biological diversity through invertebrate conservation, including native pollinators that are so essential for modern agriculture.
An outstanding example of a wild farm in action, with native grass seed as its primary agricultural product.
For years on the front lines of initiating bold conservation efforts on both private and public lands.
Conservancy of British Columbia
An innovative organization protecting important habitat for plants, animals and natural communities as well as properties with historical, cultural, scientific, scenic or compatible recreational value.
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Nonprofit organization that has assembled an ambitious multi-state outreach program to drastically reduce agricultural runoff in watersheds throughout the Chesapeake Bay region.
A compelling site documenting one ranching family's dedication to restoring critical habitats in the Southwest, including watershed restoration and species reintroduction efforts.
Nonprofit organization focused on cradle-to-cradle design principles.
Collaboration of mostly large industry leaders working to create environmental reforms across the packaging chain.
A packaging policy outline of one of the leading corporations integrating product and packaging design.
Defense/Alliance for Environmental Innovation
Helps businesses create innovative, equitable, and cost-effective solutions to urgent environmental problems with manufacturing and packaging assessments. Web-based reference and white papers.
Web-based reference offering information on print, packaging materials, marketing, and wastestream issues.
A great place to find suppliers and converters of 100 percent recycled paperboard packaging.
International suppliers of reusable pallets and container pools.
Nonprofit that serves as a clearinghouse and promoter of extended producer responsibility, zero waste, and regional resourcefulness.
Leading third-party certifier of ecological forest practices with over 100 million acres certified worldwide.
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