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Environmental Nonprofit Organizations

Top Ten Green Groups


 

Defenders of Wildlife        

"Founded in 1947, Defenders of Wildlife is one of the country’s leaders in science-based, results-oriented wildlife conservation. We stand out in our commitment to saving imperiled wildlife and championing the Endangered Species Act, the landmark law that protects them."

Colorado Office

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Environmental Defense Fund

"Dedicated to protecting the environmental rights of all people, including future generations. Among these rights are clean air and water, healthy and nourishing food, and a flourishing ecosystem. Guided by science, Environmental Defense Fund evaluates environmental problems and works to create and advocate solutions that win lasting political, economic and social support because they are nonpartisan, cost-efficient and fair."

Colorado Office

“Since 1973 our Rocky Mountain office has been a leader in efforts to clean  the air, protect public health and safeguard our cherished rivers and lands in the West.

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Greenpeace

  • Climate change
  • Forests
  • Oceans
  • Agriculture
  • Toxic pollution
  • Nuclear
     

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    National Audubon Society

    “Dedicated to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.

    Colorado Chapter

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    National Wildlife Federation

    NWF's primary focus remains education. Books, magazines and hands-on nature programs seek to provide information and inspiration linking children and families back to nature and showing them how to protect it.

    Colorado Office    

    Its Tribal Lands Conservation Program works in partnership with tribal and non-tribal governments, tribal organizations, environmental staff, and members to protect wildlife, advance land stewardship, maintain healthy water resources, and provide conservation education.

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    Natural Resources Defense Council

    "The nation's most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science and the support of more than 1 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things”.

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    The Nature Conservancy

    “The leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people”.

    Colorado office

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    Sierra Club

    Since 1892, the Sierra Club has been working to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself. We are the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States. Sierra Club aims to:

    • Explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth.
    • Practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources.
    • Educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment.
    • Use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

    Colorado office

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    World Wildlife Fund 

    Using the best available scientific knowledge and advancing that knowledge where we can, we work to preserve the diversity and abundance of life on Earth and the health of ecological systems by

    • Protecting natural areas and wild populations of plants and animals, including endangered species;
    • Promoting sustainable approaches to the use of renewable natural resources; and
    • Promoting more efficient use of resources and energy and the maximum reduction of pollution. 

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    Fellowships

     

    The Wilderness Society

    The wilderness Society's mission is to protect wilderness and inspire Americans to care for our wilde places.  The society's campaigns include:

    Colorado Office

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