The Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association was formed in the U.S. in 1938. It is a non-profit, membership organization and is open to the public. The association has an educational focus and conducts conferences, workshops and seminars. The Association also publishes books and a quarterly journal, BIODYNAMICS. The Association sees Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and biodynamic farms and gardens as an essential resource for healthy, nutritious food, environmentally wise farming or gardening and community development.
The Center for a New American Dream helps Americans consume responsibly to protect the environment, enhance quality of life, and promote social justice. The Center exists to create positive impact. It works with individuals, institutions, communities, and businesses to conserve natural resources, counter the commercialization of our culture, and change the way goods are produced and consumed.
Cities for Progress is a project of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. It is a growing network of locally-elected officials and community-based activists working together for social change. Through resolution campaigns such as the Cities for Peace campaign, the Bill of Rights campaign, Living Wage campaigns and others, we feel the strength and power of locally-elected officials and citizens changing communities and indeed national consciousness as we work together, forcing our collective voices to be heard in the national media and on Capitol Hill.
Co-op America is a nonprofit whose mission is to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.
Democracy Unlimited of Humboldt County (DUHC) educates citizens about the illegitimate seizure of our authority to govern ourselves. We design and implement grassroots strategies that exercise democratic power over corporations and governments.
The Institute for Food and Development Policy/Food First shapes how people think by analyzing the root causes of global hunger, poverty, and ecological degradation and developing solutions in partnership with movements working for social change.
The Global Citizen Center is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote, through public education and demonstration, a set of new economic practices that are more environmentally sustainable and socially just. In so doing, the Center hopes to accelerate the transition to an alternative economic paradigm that embodies these practices - the Green Economy.
Global Exchange is a membership-based international human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic and environmental justice around the world. Whether it is US companies such as Nike abusing the women who make its shoes or the World Trade Organization undercutting consumer and environmental protections, Global Exchange offers itself as a partner for peace and social justice.
GET helps local independent businesses to thrive while building an economy that values people, planet, and profit. We encourage consumers and businesses to buy goods and services from our members based on their shared commitment to these values. GET is supported by the volunteer efforts of a group of local entrepreneurs.
The Liberty Tree Foundation for the Democratic Revolution is a non-profit organization rooted in the belief that the American Revolution is a living tradition whose greatest promise is democracy. Its central purpose is to build on the accomplishments of earlier American movements by launching a new stage in the struggle for democracy.
LocalHarvest was founded in 1998, and is now the number one informational resource for the Buy Local movement and the top place on the Internet where people find information on direct marketing family farms. We now have about 9000 members, and are growing by about 8 new members every day. Through our servers, our website and those of our partners serve about one and a half million page views per month to the public interested in buying food from family farms.
The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is an online and grassroots non-profit 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. We are the only organization in the US focused exclusively on promoting the views and interests of the nation's estimated 50 million organic and socially responsible consumers.
Since the 2004 Democratic convention, Progressive Democrats of America has led the way in bringing the Democratic Party back to its roots on the issues. PDA establishes chapters in congressional districts to champion the progressive positions the Democratic Party needs in order to regain governing status: The IRAQ Occupation; Katrina/Rita Relief; Ohio and Voting Rights; fair trade, the Bankruptcy Bill; Universal Single-Payer Health Care and more.
Founded in 1987 by some of the nation's most visionary leaders in socially responsible entrepreneurship and investment, Social Venture Network is a nonprofit network committed to building a just and sustainable world through business. SVN's mission is to inspire a community of business and social leaders to build a just economy and sustainable planet.