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Organizations in California
Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach
"Founded in 1972, the Environmental Nature Center is a fascinating combination of 15 California native plant communities; wildlife habitats; walking trails; and sustainably designed, LEED Platinum certified learning center. For 40 years, the ENC has been shaped and caressed into a 3.5 acre landscape for learning, a sanctuary from life’s pressures and a place of preservation and instruction."
Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano
"The Ecology Center is a non-profit educational center, that engages individuals, families, and students in fun, hands-on activities that teach practical, environmental solutions at the household and community level. The Ecology Center seeks to bring all members of the community together in a solutions-based educational setting to inspire and create a healthy and abundant future for all of Southern California."
CleanTech-OC in Irvine
"CleanTech OC, a non-profit organization, is a catalyst to job creation and economic growth in the cleantech industry in Orange County and throughout California. The collaborative platform facilitates cooperation among its community including business, government and academia, and, so, helps to align goals and objectives to advance the development of renewable energy, clean transportation, energy efficiency (and other resource conservation), green building, green consumer products, and corporate sustainability. Finally, we serve to educate our community in all issues related to cleantech and sustainability."
Earthroots: Deepening our Connections with Nature in Trabuco Canyon
"Earthroots is a non-profit education organization dedicated to cultivating a sense of care and connection between people and the natural world."
Bolsa Chica Conservancy in Huntington Beach
"Established in 1990 by a coalition of government, community, business and environmental leaders, the Bolsa Chica Conservancy, a private, not-for-profit organization, provides services that inspire and connect all generations through community involvement and leadership in hands-on restoration and education in wetland science, watersheds, coastal ecology and environmental sustainability."
Women In Green Forum in Los Angeles
The 7th annual Women in Green Forum will take place on August 31, 2016 in Los Angeles. "The mission of the Women In Green Forum is to create a venue for sustainability professionals to develop the skills necessary for professional success, to promote women’s leadership across the environmental industry, and to channel our efforts on building a better world where both genders have equal access to and are involved in leadership and decision-making."
Los Angeles Food Policy Council in Los Angeles
"The Los Angeles Food Policy Council (LAFPC) is a collective impact initiative, working to make Southern California a Good Food region for everyone—where food is healthy, affordable, fair and sustainable."
San Diego Sustainable Living Institute in San Diego
"The San Diego Sustainable Living Institute was founded by a group of optimists. We believe that we can make simple, daily changes that promote a more harmonious balance between humans and the earth. We know that every action towards sustainability is the right action. We can produce an abundance of local food with limited water resources, we are able to regenerate poor soils, we are equipped with the tools to build community and we will leave each piece of land better than when we found it, all the while enjoying ourselves and the process."
Center for Land-Based Learning in Winters
"Our mission is to inspire and motivate people of all ages, especially youth, to promote a healthy interplay between agriculture, nature and society through their own actions and as leaders in their communities.The Center for Land-Based Learning envisions a world where there is meaningful appreciation and respect for our natural environment and for the land that produces our food and sustains our quality of life."
Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley
"The Center for Ecoliteracy promotes ecological education. We recognize that students need to experience and understand how nature sustains life and how to live accordingly. We encourage schools to teach and model sustainable practices."
Think Green in Monterey
"Thinc Green provides holistic sustainability solutions for businesses, governments, organizations, and schools by shifting culture through education with a focus on the bottom line."
Top 10 Ecology Centers & Permaculture Programs in California
"In a world of limited resources, we are beginning to see the effects of a planetary environmental crisis. We need solutions in order to live more sustainable lives. Ecology Centers and Permaculture Programs are popping up all over the world to meet these needs. Permaculture is an environmental design science that creates sustainable architecture, regenerative habitats and agricultural systems modeled from natural ecosystems. The basic principles teach you to work with nature, rather than against it. Its ethics are rooted in caring for the Earth, caring for the people, and fair share of resources."
Union of Concerned Scientists: Science for Healthy Planet and Safer World
"UCS was founded in 1969 by scientists and students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Throughout our history, UCS has followed the example set by the scientific community: we share information, seek the truth, and let our findings guide our conclusions."
Green America in Washington DC
"Green America is a national, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, membership organization founded in 1982. Our mission is to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society."