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- California Environmental Justice Alliance
CEJA is a statewide coalition of grassroots, environmental justice organizations. We are working to achieve environmental justice by organizing in low-income communities and communities of color – those most impacted by environmental hazards – and by pushing for policies at the federal, state, regional and local levels that protect public health and the environment. (From the website)
- Community Water Center
The Community Water Center helps build strategic grassroots capacity to address water challenges in small, rural, low-income communities and communities of color.
- Environment California
A statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization.
- Environmental Justice Project/UC Davis
The EJP closes the gap between academic institutions and community-based organizations and regulatory agencies engaged with environmental justice issues.
- Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice
We are a multiracial grassroots organization founded by, lead by, and working with low-income and working class urban, rural, and indigenous communities to fight for environmental justice and build a clean, healthy and just future for all.
- Motherlode Chapter, Sierra Club
Serving 24 counties in Northern and Central California
Stanislaus Audubon Society
- Tuolumne River Trust
Promotes stewardship of the Tuolumne River
- Yokuts Group, Sierra Club
Local Stanislaus County Sierra Club group
- Valley Improvement Projects for Social and Environmental Justice
Valley Improvement Projects’ Mission Statement: To improve the quality of life of underrepresented and marginalized residents of California’s Central Valley by promoting social and environmental justice issues through youth outreach, education, technology, and art. (From the website)
- Water Education Foundation
The mission of the Water Education Foundation, an impartial, nonprofit organization, is to create a better understanding of water resources and foster public understanding and resolution of water resource issues through facilitation, education and outreach.
Ecdysis Foundation was created to support the reimagining of agriculture along ecological principles with independent, farmer-driven research.
- Food and Water Watch
Food & Water Watch champions healthy food and clean water for all. We stand up to corporations that put profits before people, and advocate for a democracy that improves people’s lives and protects our environment.. (From their website)
Great Lakes Commission
Intra and international compact agency overseeing the Great Lakes.
The largest independent direct-action environmental organization in the world.
- Indigenous Environmental Network
Working to protect the environmental, cultural, social, and human rights of Indigenous Peoples.
- The Nature Conservancy
Addressing conservation challenges around the world.
- The Land Institute
Transforming agriculture in the 21st century.
- LegalPlanet: Insight and Analysis on Environmental Law and Policy
Legal Planet, a collaboration between UC Berkeley School of Law and UCLA School of Law, provides insight and analysis on energy and environmental law and policy, including Supreme Court decisions, regulatory actions, and state and national legislation that affect water resource management, toxic waste disposal, renewable energy, air quality, land use, and more. (From the website)
Below is a list of federal, state and local government web pages that are useful for conducting research on sustainability.