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Environmental Non-Government Organizations

  • Green Press Initiative works with publishers, industry stakeholders and authors to create paper-use transformations that will conserve natural resources and preserve endangered forests.

  • Conservatree is a great resource for information on environmental paper.

  • Center for a New American Dream works with individuals, institutions, communities and businesses to conserve natural resources, counter the commercialization of our culture and promote positive changes in the way goods are produced and consumed.

  • The Conservation Fund forges partnerships to protect America’s legacy of land and water resources.

  • Dogwood Alliance is a growing network, comprised of 70 grassroots organizations in 17 states with a shared mission to protect Southern forests and communities by engendering broad-based, diverse support for ending unsustainable industrial forest practices.

  • Environmental Defense is dedicated to protecting the environmental rights of all people, including future generations. Among these rights are access to clean air and water, healthy and nourishing food, and a flourishing ecosystem.

  • ForestEthics’ mission is to protect all endangered forests by redirecting markets toward ecologically sound alternatives.

  • Green Seal is an independent, non-profit organization that strives to achieve a healthier and cleaner environment by identifying and promoting products and services that cause less toxic pollution and waste, conserve resources and habitats, and minimize global warming and ozone depletion.

  • Greenpeace is an international campaigning organization that uses non-violent direct action and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.

  • Metafore – (formerly the Certified Forest Products Council) mission is to catalyze business action that conserves, protects and restores the world’s forest.

  • Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC) is self-described as the nation’s most effective environmental action organization. The Council uses law, science, and the support of more than one million members and online activities to protect the planet’s wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environmental for all living things.

  • The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) mission is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.

  • Rainforest Action Network (RAN) works to protect the earth’s rain forests and support the right of their inhabitants through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action.

  • The mission of The Ruckus Society is to provide information, experience, training and skills in the use of non-violent direct action to a growing number of activist organizations and individuals from around the world.

  • The Sierra Club’s mission is to explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth.

  • The Wilderness Society is focused on saving, protecting and restoring American’s wilderness areas.

  • World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is dedicated to protecting the world’s wildlife and wildlands.

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