The Alliance for the Great Lakes is a non-profit (501 c3) organization whose mission is to: "conserve and restore the world's largest freshwater resource using policy, education and local efforts, ensuring a healthy Great Lakes and clean water for generations of people and wildlife."
It is the vision and mission of Bright Endeavors to break the cycle of poverty experienced by inner city, homeless and at-risk young women and prevent the perpetual cycle of poverty occurring in the lives of older adults and their children. By offering supportive services and work experience through our social enterprise, Dreambean Candles, these at-risk women have an opportunity to create a foundation for healthy, self-sufficient futures.Dreambean Candles is an eco-friendly and socially responsible line of candle products. We use soy and palm wax, high quality essential oils and fragrances and recycled bottles and glass. Young women are given the opportunity to create and package each product and develop a successful work history. Proceeds from the sale of Dreambean Candles go toward supportive services, training, mentoring and permanent job placement.
Climate Cycle organizes bikeathons that raise money and awareness to take on global warming. The money raised goes to purchase solar systems for public schools.
A semester-long immersion for high school students in environmental studies and outdoor activities that deepens their love of nature, reinforces their commitment to conservation, and equips them to take meaningful action as environmental stewards. The Lowenstine Honors Scholarship program fully covers tuition, room, and board for all students.
In today’s conflicts 90 percent of the victims are civilians, of which 1/3 are children under the age of 14. EMERGENCY USA - Life Support for Civilian Victims of War and Poverty provides free-of-charge, high standard medical and surgical care to victims of war and promotes a culture of peace, solidarity and respect for human rights.
The Environmental Law & Policy Center is the Midwests leading environmental and economic development organization that works to protect the Midwests environment and natural heritage.
Haymarket Books is a nonprofit, progressive book distributor and publisher. We believe that activists need to take ideas, history, and politics into the many struggles for social justice today. Learning the lessons of past victories, as well as defeats, can arm a new generation of fighters for a better world.
The Illinois Green Governments Coordinating Council works with state agencies, local governments, and educational institutions to reduce pollution, promote conservation, and improve the sustainability of their operations and policies. Representatives from 14 Illinois state agencies serve on the Council, which was established under Illinois law.
The Lights for Learning Program is an education-based outreach and fundraising program designed to develop childrens awareness of energy efficiency and its vast resources. Program presentations empower children to make the connection between energy use, environmental degradation, and climate change, clarifying the need for energy efficiency and conservation.
Midwest High Speed Rail Association is a membership based advocacy group working for a network of fast, frequent and dependable trains linking the entire midwest.
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. 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.
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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) works to make the world a greener place for all its inhabitants by promoting a sustainable, eco-friendly vegan lifestyle. PETAs efforts also include campaigns to protect animals exploited for entertainment and experimentation, wildlife, and our animal companions. To learn more, visit PETA.org.
Project Onward is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the career development of artists with mental and developmental disabilities. Operating as both a studio and gallery, Project Onward supports the work of visual artists who have exceptional talents but face challenges ranging from autism to mental illness.
- To provide artists with disabilities the opportunity to create their work in a safe, supportive studio environment, with access to work space, materials, and professional guidance;
- To connect artists with disabilities with the arts community and the general public, through the professional exhibition and sale of their work, and through public programs designed to foster audience participation;
- To inspire change by using art to promote empathy and reduce the stigma of mental illness and developmental disabilities; to improve the self-image of artists through the social and economic value of their work; and to cultivate new audiences in the art market by increasing awareness of, and demand for, artwork created by people with disabilities.
Revolution Books refuses to accept the horrors of today's world. It doesnt need to be this way! Ecosystems of our planet & the life they support are in grave danger. Environmental catastrophe spreads. We need engagement about the possibility of a radically different world and build a movement for revolution.
Seed Savers is a non-profit organization whose more than 12,000 members are committed to the preservation and distribution of heirloom seeds. Seed Savers Exchange is saving the worlds diverse, but endangered, garden heritage for future generations by building a network of people committed to collecting conserving and sharing heirloom seeds and plants, while educating people about the value of genetic and cultural diversity.
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Tree House was founded in 1971 and over a 40 year period we have expanded and enhanced our programs and services to become the largest, cageless, no-kill shelter specializing in the care, rehabilitation, and adoption of sick, injured, abused, and neglected stray cats. To date we have found homes for 16,000 cats, and care for approximately 300 cats on a daily basis. We care for animals and the earth, and use compact florescent lighting, earth friendly cat litter and cleaning supplies, donated linens, and more, as well as offering only vegetarian food at our events. We have an established recycling program, sweatshop free apparel and/or locally grown hand-made catnip toys in our "cat"alog, and a rain barrel that waters our garden.
WE ADD UP is an organic t-shirt campaign that counts you in the fight to stop climate change. Choose your personal commitment to reducing your impact on the back of your shirt - such as Recycle, Buy Local, Drink Tap, Shower Together, and 24 others - and on the front of your tee, WE ADD UP will custom hand print your number. Your number is your position in the global count of people adding up to make change. As our count grows, we show the world that WE ADD UP.
Wind Ridge Herb Farm prides itself in offering over 400 varieties of organic culinary and medicinal herbs in addition to over 100 varieties of heirloom vegatable plants. An extensive product offering includes plants, fresh and dried herbs, teas, dips, herbal blended seasonings, vinegars and many other unique herbal products.