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Nonprofit Allies

The strong roots of every Green Festival stem from the incredible enthusiasm of the local and regional community, as well as the support of valuable relationships formed with local and regional nonprofit organizations. Green Festival Nonprofit Allies provide an incredible network of volunteerism and funding to socially and environmentally benefit the community. Visit Nonprofit Ally sites today and find out how you can engage to "Pay it Forward" and "Get it Back" in your community.


5 Gyres Institute

The 5 Gyres Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to researching and communicating the global impact of plastic pollution in the world's oceans. With our data, we engage communities in realistic solutions to stop the flow of plastic pollution into the 5 subtropical gyres.



Amazon Watch

Amazon Watch is a nonprofit organization founded in 1996 to protect the rainforest and advance the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin. We partner with indigenous and environmental organizations in campaigns for human rights, corporate accountability and the preservation of the Amazon's ecological systems.


Arts Earth Partnership

southcentralfarmers Arts:Earth Partnership is an official green business certification for cultural facilities, theaters, museums, dance studios, art galleries, performing arts companies and individual artists. Our certified artists and facilities form a coalition collectively committed to achieving comprehensive environmental sustainability. The City of Los Angeles and Santa Monica have both integrated AEP’s certification into their green business programs.


The Audubon Center at Debs Park

audubon The Audubon Center at Debs Park is an environmental education and conservation center for the communities of northeast Los Angeles. The Center is in the fourth largest park in Los Angeles. The Center’s mission is to inspire people to experience, understand and care for the local natural world.


Burbank Green Alliance

burbankgreenalliance The Burbank Green Alliance is an outreach organization established to promote the use of effective sustainable practices by individuals and businesses within the Burbank community and beyond. We provide environmental education through solution-oriented programs; for more information find us on Facebook, Twitter @Burbankgreen, or sign up for our newsletter at www.burbankgreenalliance.org.


The Chiapas Project

CNIFor the past 13 years, the Oakwood School Chiapas Project has worked with indigenous women’s cooperatives in Chiapas, Mexico. The co-ops produce beautiful artisan clothing and accessories made from natural dyes, flora from nearby forests and wool from their own sheep; the students sell the products in Los Angeles, all funds going directly to the women.


Children's Nature Institute

CNIFor 27 years, The Children's Nature Institute (CNI) has focused on the social development, academic enrichment, and environmental stewardship of children, families and their communities in underserved communities throughout Los Angeles County. CNI is the only environmental education organization in Los Angeles providing direct experiences with nature to children during their most impressionable years: birth to age 8.


Food Forward

foodforward Food Forward is a volunteer powered nonprofit organization with a vision to reconnect our community with the abundance of food already present in our everyday lives, while creating change around the issues of urban hunger, food waste and food justice.



Friends of the LA River

folar Friends of the Los Angeles River (FoLAR) is a non-profit organization founded in 1986 to protect and restore the natural and historic heritage of the Los Angeles River and its riparian habitat through inclusive planning, education and wise stewardship.



Green Business Networking

greenbusinessnetworking A non-profit providing the owners and decision-makers of socially and environmentally conscious businesses a time and place for connecting, sharing, deal-making and networking. Our mission is to connect those who understand the importance and opportunity of environmentally friendly commerce.


Green LA Coalition

greenlacoalition Green LA is Los Angeles’ premier environmental coalition. Since 2005, Green LA has brought together a diverse network to win progressive policies and advance innovative practices to move Los Angeles toward a just and sustainable future. Green LA expands the influence of over sixty active organizations by joining their efforts by combining grassroots activism and forging partnerships with City Hall.


HomeGirl Cafe

Homegirl Café & Catering, a division of Homeboy Industries, is a social enterprise restaurant assisting recently incarcerated and formerly gang-involved youth to become contributing members of our community. Through our motto “grow, prep, serve”--we teach our employees the process of growing, prepping, serving good food. In that same manner, our staff is growing in an understanding of their role in society, preparing themselves with services offered in the headquarters and skills in the café, and serving the community and their families.


LA Permaculture Guild

LAPG The LA Permaculture Guild is committed to promoting permaculture ethics and design principles in Los Angeles through education, outreach and active participation in community based projects. Our goal is to come together as an empowered community to create tangible demonstrations of the role permaculture can play in making Los Angeles a more livable and sustainable city.


Los Angeles Eco Village

laecovillage LAEV community members demonstrate the processes for becoming a sustainable urban community in their two block built-out Wilshire Center/Koreatown neighborhood. Among their accomplishments are: housing co-op, community land trust, food co-op, local currency, orchards, gardens, and small green businesses. They are among the primary centers of bicycle culture in Los Angeles. Public tours are available.


Million Mamas Movement

millionmamasmovement The Million Mamas Movement is a grassroots global movement dedicated to engaging and empowering mothers and others to create greater peace on the planet for our children, ourselves and the next 7 generations. Founded by a mama, Wendy Silvers, whose passion is every child safe, fed, housed, clothed, loved, educated and celebrated.


Mujeres de la Tierra

mujeresdelatierra Mujeres de la Tierra, a non-profit organization believes in the power of one and that community action starts with individual participation. We firmly believe that women and their families should take ownership and leadership of their neighborhood issues and are the best ones to determine what’s best for them and their community.


Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Defend • Conserve • Protect
Founded by Captain Paul Watson, iconic marine conservationist and focus of the hit docu-reality series Whale Wars, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is a global non-profit conservation organization whose mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans.


Sierra Club Angeles Chapter

The Angeles Chapter is your local voice for the nation's oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. Our members are some 40,000 of your friends and neighbors; inspired by nature, we work together to protect our communities and the planet.


Sustainable Works

Sustainable Works is an environmental education organization. We exist to ensure that the concepts of sustainability and the actions associated with living a sustainable lifestyle are integrated into the daily activities of individuals, institutions and businesses. Via our classes and programs, we provide hands-on, interactive, educational experiences, serving as a liaison for the community.



TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit that unites the power of trees, people and technology to grow a sustainable future for Los Angeles. Simply put, our work is about helping nature heal our cities.



Urban Semillas

Urban Semillas is a socially conscientious, reconnaissance and outreach, community-based, watershed driven organization whose overarching goal is to educate underserved and monolingual (Spanish-speaking) communities about watershed and social justice issues.