Resources

Some of my favorite websites and organizations

Social and Environmental Justice:


Bioneers: Founded in 1990, Bioneers is a nonprofit organization that promotes practical environmental solutions and innovative social strategies for restoring the Earth and communities."It's All Alive, It's All Intelligent, It's All Connected."

Bioneers offers pragmatic solutions that honor the living web of the natural world as the most fertile source of inspiration and models. It's all alive

WiserEarth:  WiserEarth serves the people who are transforming the world. It is a community-editable international directory and networking forum that maps and connects the largest movement in the world – the hundreds of thousands of organizations within civil society that address social justice, poverty, and the environment.

WiserEarth provides the tools and a platform for non-profit organizations, philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, students, organizers, academics, activists, scientists, and citizens to find each other, make connections, build alliances and share rexaonomy (described on the site as Areas of Focus) combined with its database of over 100,000 organizations based in 243 countries, territories and sovereign islands, makes it the largest, freely accessible, international directory of non-governmental organizations.

 

Education:

Environmental Working Group (EWG): The mission of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment.  EWG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded in 1993 by Ken Cook and Richard Wiles.  EWG specializes in providing useful resources to consumers while simultaneously pushing for national policy change.

EWG's Skin Deep cosmetic safety database:  Skin Deep is a safety guide to cosmetics and personal care products brought to you by researchers at the Environmental Working Group.  Skin Deep pairs ingredients in more than 25,000 products against 50 definitive toxicity and regulatory databases, making it the largest integrated data resource of its kind. Why did a small nonprofit take on such a big project? Because the FDA doesn't require companies to test their own products for safety.

EWG's Human Toxome Project: mapping the pollution in people. 

Organic Consumers Association:  The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is an online and grassroots non-profit 501(c)3 public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability. The OCA deals with crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, children's health, corporate accountability, Fair Trade, environmental sustainability and other key topics.

Ownership Structure of the Organic Industry:  Find out which corporations own organic food brands, interesting grapphics and reading.

The Cornucopia Institute:  The Cornucopia Institute is dedicated to the fight for economic justice for the family-scale farming community. Through research, advocacy, and economic development our goal is to empower farmers both politically and through marketplace initiatives. The Organic Integrity Project acts as a corporate watchdog assuring that no compromises to the credibility of organic farming methods and the food it produces are made in the pursuit of profit. We will actively resist regulatory rollbacks and the weakening of organic standards to protect and maintain consumer confidence in the organic food label.

 

Investing and Money:

Slow Money - Slow Money is brining people together around a shared vision about what it means to be an investor in the 21st Century.  Slow Money's long-term objective is for one million investors to commit 1% of their assets to local food systems.

Food:

Slow Food International: Slow Food is a non-profit, eco-gastronomic member-supported organization that was founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world.
Today, we have over 80,000 members all over the world.

Slow Food USA: Slow Food USA envisions a future food system that is based on the principles of high quality and taste, environmental sustainability, and social justice –
in essence, a food system that is good, clean and fair.

Local Harvest: The best organic food is what's grown closest to you. Use our website to find farmers' markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies. Want to support this great web site?