Salt of the Earth

THR's listing of environmental nonprofits


Environmental Justice Foundation
EJF is focused on the defense of basic human rights and the empowerment of those who suffer from environmental abuses.

Global Inheritance
Global Inheritance inspires people to act and think creatively in pushing for progressive social change. Founded in 2002, GI targets various subcultures, developing campaigns that cater specifically to each individual demographic.

With offices in more than 30 countries, Greenpeace, founded in 1971, confronts issues of environmental destruction through nonviolent methods, raising public awareness and promoting public debate.

Passionate about reducing pollution and preventing the decline of sea life throughout the world, Oceana is the largest international organization focused entirely on the fight for healthy oceans.

National Resources Defense Council
With the support of its 1.2 million members and online activists, the NRDC strives to defend wildlife and wild places and to champion a healthy environment for all life on Earth.

New American Dream
New American Dream promotes positive changes in the way goods are produced and consumed; champions the conservation of natural resources; and counters the commercialization of our culture.


Build It Green
Build It Green promotes healthy, energy- and resource-efficient homes in California. It offers a comprehensive package of local government support, professional training, collaboration forums, consumer education and green product marketing to a range of stakeholders.

The Daily Green
The Daily Green gives tips on how to put a little green in your cooking, home and overall lifestyle.

Ecofabulous provides succinct recommendations with the latest need-to-know information for living a sustainable life without compromising style or quality.

Ecorazzi spotlights celebrities who are using their fame to bring attention to social and environmental issues. contacts direct mail companies on members’ the behalf of members to stop the delivery of junk mail.

The Green Guide
A multimedia product of National Geographic, the Green Guide provides useful information to eco-conscious consumers.

Green Is Sexy
Green Is Sexy is dedicated to making big impacts on the environment by inspiring people to make small changes in their daily lives.

Live Green
Live Green encourages an eco-friendly lifestyle through its focus on accessible and affordable green living in the community.

Pay It Green
Pay It Green encourages consumers to switch to electronic billing and payments, and explains in detail why doing so is good for the environment.

The Renewable Planet
The Renewable Planet provides shopping advice along with factual and up-to-date information to online consumers. They promote workable solutions and present realistic choices that will protect the environment without breaking the bank.

Sprig promotes a green approach to online shopping, demonstrating to consumers that an eco-conscious lifestyle isn’t only good for the planet but also for your wallet and style.


As You Sow
As You Sow ensures that corporations and other institutions act responsibly and in the long-term best interests of the environment. focuses on the fight against global warming using public outreach, climate change education and carbon offsets/reductions to raise awareness for their cause.

Earth Pledge
By introducing new operating techniques to public and private organizations, Earth Pledge partners with business, communities and governments to accelerate the adoption of sustainable, cost-effective practices.

Earthwatch Institute
Earthwatch Institute is the world’s largest environmental volunteer nonprofit organization. It engages people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment.

Environmental Defense Fund
The EDF handles serious environmental issues through science, law and corporate partnerships.

Environmental Media Assn.
The EMA mobilizes the entertainment industry in a global effort to educate people about environmental issues and inspire them into action.

Environmental Working Group
The EWG uses the power of public information to protect public health and the environment. It specializes in providing useful resources to consumers while at the same time pressing for national policy change.

Global Green
Global Green works on establishing green buildings and cities to help solve global warming. Its goal is to reconnect people with the environment.

Green America
Originally known as Co-op America, Green America uses economic tools to make our society more environmentally sound and socially just.

National Audubon Society
The National Audubon Society’s goals center around the conservation and restoration of ecosystems; specifically the habitats of birds and other wildlife.

The Ocean Project
Members of the Ocean Project revolve their efforts around ocean conservation through a global network of action and education.

Worldchanging offers articles from independent journalists, designers and others, bringing awareness to innovative responses and solutions to today’s problems. Their stories inspire readers to change the world with ideas for building a greener future.


Architecture for Humanity
Architecture for Humanity has a network of more than 40,000 professionals who lend time and skills in design, construction and development to those who would not otherwise be able to afford their services to create sustainable homes.

By supporting social entrepreneurs, promoting group entrepreneurship and building an infrastructure for up and coming businesses, Ashoka champions important new social change.

Green Belt Movement
Founded by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Professor Wangari Maathai, the Green Belt Movement, through the planting of trees, offers income and sustenance to millions of people in Kenya. It also conducts educational campaigns to raise awareness about women’s rights, civic empowerment and the environment.

Oxfam Intl.
Comprised of 13 different organizations, Oxfam’s team works together to influence powers that have the potential to affect those living in poverty through an enhanced quality of life. Oxfam’s Climate Change Campaign is bringing to light how climate change is pushing many of the world’s poorest people close to the edge of survival.

Solar Electric Light Fund
SELF spreads awareness about the importance of sustainable energy and the effects of living in energy poverty and provides solar power and wireless communications to a quarter of the world’s energy deprived.

Sustainable Harvest Intl.
Sustainable Harvest’s work is centered around providing Central American farming families with tools and sustainable farming alternatives. These tools and training help them defeat poverty while restoring the tropical forests that earlier farming methods were depleting.

EcologyFund raises money for habitat and wilderness preservation through the use of the Internet. Internet surfers can “click to give” and EcologyFund sponsors pay to preserve the square feet of the project that are selected. All proceeds generated on EcologyFund go directly to protecting wild lands.

The Surfrider Foundation
The Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the conservation and protection of the world’s oceans. Through research and education they promote their efforts to preserve waves and beaches for people worldwide.

World Wildlife Fund
Committed to protecting the future of nature throughout the world, the WWF has, for more than 45 years, been a champion of innovative solutions that meet the needs of people and nature.


Ekopedia defines and explains environmental techniques and terms.

The Environmentalist
This eco-investigative Web magazine concentrates on the geopolitical impact of climate change and the history of regions that have been affected.

Environmental enthusiasts are welcome to contribute their knowledge to Envirowiki, which draws together theoretical, scientific and practical knowledge on environmental issues.

Green Book Live
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Green Book Live’s free online database helps homebuilders find products and services that can aid them in reducing their impact on the environment.

Green TV
Developed with the support and endorsement of the United Nations Environment Programme, is the broadband TV channel for environmental films and also a Web site that unites independent filmmakers and films from different environmental organizations.

Life on Terra
Life on Terra explores the natural world as well as questions and ideas of cutting-edge science through their laboratory and collaborative film space.

Treehugger seeks to be an all-in-one source for green news, solutions and products. Their goal is to make environmental sustainability and mainstream deal.

Ad-free WiserEarth connects organizations and individuals through its online community. It maps and connects these people by addressing some of today’s key issues surrounding the environment, poverty and human rights.

Yahoo Green
Yahoo Green gathers news, ideas and discussions about how to promote an environmentally conscious lifestyle.