All over the world, people have come together to make a difference related to climate change. International, national, and especially local and regional organizations can make great use of any money, time, skills, or passion you have to offer. This is far from an exhaustive list. As I add to it, I'll make it easier to search. Take a look to see how you might want to get involved or what resources you might find useful.

International groups

Zero Hour Zero Hour is a youth-led movement creating entry points, training, and resources for new young activists and organizers (and adults who support their vision) wanting to take concrete action around climate change. is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. National, state, and local chapters.

B Lab nonprofit coordinates certification of B Corporations - resources for any company interested in climate action.

Transition Network A movement of communities coming together to reimagine and rebuild our world.

Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance The Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance (CNCA) is a collaboration of leading global cities working to achieve carbon neutrality in the next 10-20 years – the most aggressive GHG reduction targets undertaken anywhere by any city.

Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) GAIA is a global network working towards a just and waste-free world without incineration.

Greenpeace International Greenpeace uses non-violent creative action to pave the way towards a greener, more peaceful world, and to confront the systems that threaten our environment.

Good Grief Network Good Grief Network creates spaces to gather in community, process the painful feelings and realities of our time, and commit to meaningful action.

The Land Institute The Land Institute is a science-based research organization working to develop an alternative to current destructive agricultural practices. Our work is dedicated to advancing perennial grain crops and polyculture farming solutions.

Doughnut Economics Action Lab We work with changemakers worldwide—in communities, education, cities, business and government and more—who are turning the ideas of Doughnut Economics (regenerative and distributive economics that meet the needs of all people) into transformative action and aiming to create systemic change.

Earthjustice We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health, to preserve magnificent places and wildlife, to advance clean energy, and to combat climate change.

Biomimicry Institute We are on a mission to help solve humanity’s biggest challenges through the adoption of biomimicry (nature-inspired innovation) in education, culture, and industry.

Slow Factory Foundation Slow Factory is a school, knowledge partner and climate innovation lab focused on addressing the intersecting crises of climate justice and social inequity through narrative change and regenerative design.

Re-Earth Initiative Focused on mobilizing youth. We want to break the echo chamber and bring climate action to the masses, by hosting informational webinars and writing toolkits. We strive to provide a wide range of avenues for people to participate in the climate movement.

Project Drawdown The world’s leading resource for climate solutions. Our mission is to help the world reach "drawdown"—the point in the future when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline, thereby stopping catastrophic climate change—as quickly, safely, and equitably as possible.

Climate Justice Alliance The Climate Justice Alliance is a non-governmental collective of more than 80 rural and urban community-based organizations focused on sustainability, development of underrepresented communities, race and ethnicity, economic development, and poverty alleviation—all with the wider aim of addressing climate change.

CREO CREO is a New York-based public charity with international membership working to invest and catalyze $1 trillion of capital into climate and sustainability solutions towards the decarbonization transition by 2025.

Earth Uprising Earth Uprising supports and hastens the global youth climate movement while providing resources and opportunities to educate one another about the climate crisis. Led by youth, supported by adults.

Extinction Rebellion Extinction Rebellion is a decentralised, international and politically non-partisan movement using non-violent direct action and civil disobedience to persuade governments to act justly on the climate and ecological emergency.

Fridays for the Future #FridaysForFuture is a youth-led and -organised international movement that began in August 2018, after 15-year-old Greta Thunberg and other young activists sat in front of the Swedish parliament every schoolday for three weeks, to protest against the lack of action on the climate crisis.

500 Women Scientists 500 Women Scientists is a non-profit group dedicated to making science open, inclusive, and accessible. Our Local Pods help create deep roots through strong, personal relationships. Pods focus on issues that resonate in their communities, rooted in our mission and values.

International Living Future Institute The International Living Future Institute is an environmental NGO committed to catalyzing the transformation toward communities that are socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative. ILFI operates the Living Building Challenge, the built environment’s most ambitious performance standard. It is a hub for many other visionary programs that support the transformation toward a living future.

Climate Action 100+ Climate Action 100+ is an investor-led initiative to ensure the world’s largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters take necessary action on climate change.

Public Lab Public Lab is a community and a non-profit, democratizing science to address environmental issues that affect people. The science, technology, and data shared on are community-created and open source. These tools enable people to collaborate on and build upon community knowledge, and to share data about community environmental health.

Climate Action Tracker The Climate Action Tracker is an independent scientific analysis that tracks government climate action and measures it against the globally agreed Paris Agreement aim of holding warming well below 2°C, and pursuing efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C.

National groups (United States)

Sunrise Movement We are a movement to stop climate change and create millions of good-paying jobs in the process. Primarily led by youth. State and local chapters.

Climate Hawks Vote Climate Hawks Vote’s mission is to identify, train, and elect individual climate hawk leaders, while generating a political environment in which those leaders have the power to advance policies needed to address climate change.

Sierra Club National organization with state and local chapters. This country belongs to all of us. Together, we can help deepen the movement for a liveable planet, safe communities, and a democracy that works for everyone.

Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice (CREEJ) The Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice (CREEJ) works to address the root causes of poverty in rural communities across the United States. CREEJ is dedicated to reversing disparities and seeing a world where everyone has access to clean water, air and sanitation.

Union of Concerned Scientists The Union of Concerned Scientists is a US-based, nationwide organization that focuses on systemic change. Our mission: to use rigorous, independent science to solve our planet’s most pressing problems. Joining with people across the country, we combine technical analysis and effective advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future.

Surfrider Foundation The Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves and beaches, for all people, through a powerful activist network.

Resilience Force Resilience Force is a national initiative to transform America’s response to disasters by strengthening and securing America’s Resilience Workforce—the millions of people whose work, heart and expertise make sustainable recovery from disasters possible.

Protect Our Winters POW helps passionate outdoor people protect the places they live and love from climate change. We are a community of athletes, scientists, creatives, and business leaders advancing non-partisan policies that protect our world today and for future generations.

Carbon 180 We work with policymakers, entrepreneurs, and peer organizations across the US to design policies that will bring necessary carbon removal solutions to gigaton scale.

Center for Cultural Power The Center for Cultural Power is a women of color, artist-led organization, inspiring artists and culture makers to imagine a world where power is distributed equitably and where we live in harmony with nature.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy climate change organization focused on national policies to address the climate movement.

Climate Action Now Climate Action Now is an app and a company whose mission is to give anyone with a phone, anywhere in the world, the ability to take meaningful climate action on their phones in seconds, and be rewarded for doing so. We seek to give everyone the means to hasten a just transition to a sustainable future.

Climate Reality Project The Climate Reality Project, founded by former Vice President Al Gore, is a non-profit organization focused on climate change education and advocating for climate solutions available today.

Indigenous Environmental Network IEN was formed by grassroots Indigenous peoples and individuals to address environmental and economic justice issues. IEN’s activities include building the capacity of Indigenous communities and tribal governments to develop mechanisms to protect our sacred sites, land, water, air, natural resources, health of both our people and all living things, and to build economically sustainable communities.

Bank for Good Bank for Good is a coalition of organizations coming together to elevate a financial system that makes it easy for people to align their values with their financial decisions. Find great banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions committed to a fossil-free future, and join the movement.

Local and regional groups

Dogwood Alliance Dogwood Alliance advances environmental justice and climate action by mobilizing diverse voices to protect southern forests and communities from industrial logging.

Denton Drilling Awareness Group Resources for people concerned about drilling in Denton, Texas. Frack Free Denton is one of their projects.

Milwaukee Water Commons Helping catalyze Milwaukee as a true model Water City-a place where we all have a stake in the health of our waters and all share in their stewardship and benefits.

CERO Cooperative Massachusetts. Our mission is simple: keep food waste out of landfills, save money for our clients, and provide good, green jobs for Boston’s hard working communities.

Community to Community Development Bellingham, Washington. We strive for solutions with dynamic participatory processes with equity that will guide our communities beyond the shifting of power and towards system transformations.

East Michigan Environmental Action Council Detroit. We build community power through environmental justice education, youth development and collaborative relationship building.

Sweet Water Foundation Chicago, Illinois. Sweet Water Foundation practices Regenerative Neighborhood Development, a creative and regenerative social justice method that creates safe and inspiring spaces and curates healthy, intergenerational communities that transform the ecology of so-called "blighted" neighborhoods.

Organización Boricuá de Agricultura Ecológica Vieques Puerto Rico Brings together people from all over the archipelago of Puerto Rico who are willing to work in agriculture in harmony with the environment. La Organización Boricuá de Agricultura Ecológica es una organización sin fines de lucro, que agrupa a personas de todo el archipiélago de Puerto Rico que estén dispuestos a trabajar la agricultura en armonía con el ambiente.

Uprose Brooklyn, New York. We are an intergenerational, multi-racial, nationally-recognized, women of color led, grassroots organization that promotes sustainability and resiliency through community organizing, education, leadership development and cultural/artistic expression in Brooklyn, NY.

Growing Change Scotland Couty, North Carolina. GrowingChange salvages places and people that have been abandoned by converting a defunct prison site into a sustainable farm and education center.

KAHEA - The Hawaiian-Environmental Alliance Hawaii. KAHEA is a community-based organization working to improve the quality of life for Hawai`i’s people and future generations through the revitalization and protection of Hawai`i’s unique natural and cultural resources. We advocate for the proper stewardship of our resources and for social responsibility by promoting cultural understanding and environmental justice.

Philly Thrive Philadelphia. Since 2015, Philly Thrive has been organizing for environmental, racial, and economic justice in the poorest big city in the U.S.

Climate Health Now We are doctors, nurses, health professionals, health administrators and health students in California taking on the climate crisis to protect our patients and the people and places we love.

Gwich’in Steering Committee Gwich’in people working to permanently protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge-Coastal Plain, the Porcupine Caribou Herd and the Gwich’in Way of life.

Asian Pacific Environment Network Richmond & Oakland California. APEN brings together a collective voice to develop an alternative agenda for environmental, social and economic justice.

Ironbound Community Corporation Newark NJ ICC works with the people of Ironbound to identify needs and develop community-based solutions for them.

Herambee House/Citizens for Environmental Justice - Savannah, Georgia. Helps adults and youth find their voice, develop their full potential as leaders, and take collective action as community change agents who operate in excellence and integrity.

California Environmental Justice Alliance The California Environmental Justice Alliance is a statewide, community-led alliance that works to achieve environmental justice by advancing policy solutions.

Chattahoochee RiverLands Atlanta, Georgia. The Chattahoochee RiverLands will reunite the River with the Metro Atlanta Region, and link suburban, urban, and rural communities into a continuous 100-mile public realm.

Deep South Center for Environmental Justice Development of minority leadership in the areas of environmental, social, and economic justice along the Mississippi River Chemical Corridor and Gulf Coast Region.

Emerge Puerto Rico (Facebook page) Emerge Puerto Rico es una iniciativa de liderazgo y cambio climático basada en el trabajo comunitario que nace del aprendizaje adquirido por el Proyecto de Apoyo Mutuo del Bo. Mariana en Humacao. (mutual aid)

Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy The Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy (GCCLP) is a nonprofit, public interest law firm and justice center with a mission to promote ecological equity in communities of color on the front lines of climate change.

Little Village Environmental Justice OrganizationChicago, Illinois. The mission of LVEJO is to organize with our community to accomplish environmental justice in Little Village and achieve the self-determination of immigrant, low-income, and working-class families.

Louisiana Bucket Brigade For more than 20 years, the Louisiana Bucket Brigade has partnered with communities just a fenceline away from industrial sites that pollute our air, water and soil. Week after week, we’re in these neighborhoods, helping residents amplify their voice and overcome challenges to create a healthier, pollution-free future.

Louisiana Environmental Action Network The purpose of the Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN) is to foster cooperation and communication between individual citizens and corporate and government organizations in an effort to assess and mend the environmental problems in Louisiana. LEAN’s goal is the creation and maintenance of a cleaner and healthier environment for all of the inhabitants of this state.

Montana Environmental Information Center MEIC has worked for almost 50 years to keep Montana’s air and water clean. We have stopped dirty acid mines and helped pass and defend strong pollution control laws.

Kentuckians for the Commonwealth KFTC is a grassroots organization that uses a set of core strategies, from leadership development to communications and voter empowerment, to impact a broad range of issues, including coal and water, new energy and transition, economic justice and voting rights.

Mountain Association The Mountain Association invests in people and places in Eastern Kentucky to advance a just transition to a new economy that is more diverse, sustainable, equitable and resilient.

Turner Station Conservation Teams The Turner Station Conservation Teams was organized to change the community of Turner Station, Maryland from one that has suffered from neglect to a vibrant, caring and attractive area by effectively addressing the recommendations contained in the Turner Station Conservation Plan.

Mobile Environmental Justice Action Coalition Mobile, Alabama. The Mobile Environmental Justice Action Coalition engages and organizes with Mobile’s most threatened communities in order to defend the inalienable rights to clean air, water, soil, health, and safety and to take direct action when government fails to do so, ensuring community self-determination.

East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice (EYCEJ) is a community-based organization that works to facilitate self-advocates in East Los Angeles, Southeast Los Angeles and Long Beach. By providing workshops and trainings, EYCEJ prepares community members to engage in the decision-making processes that directly impact their health and quality of life.

El Pueblo Para El Aire y Agua Limpia/People for Clean Air and Water El Pueblo is a community group that advocates for environmental justice in Kettleman City, one of the most environmentally vulnerable communities in California.

PUSH Buffalo Buffalo, New York. PUSH Buffalo mobilizes residents to create strong neighborhoods with quality, affordable housing, expand local hiring opportunities, and advance economic justice.

Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice - CA, AZ, UT, HI, native nations. We mobilize community power to win victories that change government and corporate policies and practices to protect health and to promote environmental, social, economic and climate justice.

Líderas Campesinas The mission of Líderes Campesinas is to strengthen the leadership of farmworker women and youth so that they can be agents of economic, social and political change and ensure their human rights.

Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (TEJAS) Our goal is to promote environmental protection through education, policy development, community awareness, and legal action. Our guiding principle is that everyone, regardless of race or income, is entitled to live in a clean environment.

Agril-Cultura Network Albuqurque, New Mexico. A community driven model building New Mexico’s small farming economy through sustainable and regenerative food justice.

Billion Oyster Project New York City. Billion Oyster Project is restoring oyster reefs to New York Harbor in collaboration with New York City communities.

Soul Fire Farm Northeast -- farm itself is located in Grafton, New York. Soul Fire Farm is an Afro-Indigenous centered community farm committed to uprooting racism and seeding sovereignty in the food system. Our food sovereignty programs reach over 160,000 people each year, including farmer training for Black and Brown growers, reparations and land return initiatives for northeast farmers, food justice workshops for urban youth, home gardens for city-dwellers living under food apartheid, doorstep harvest delivery for food insecure households, and systems and policy education for public decision-makers.

Quivira Coalition New Mexico. The Quivira Coalition builds soil, biodiversity, and resilience on western working landscapes. We foster ecological, economic, and social health through education, innovation, and collaboration.

RISE St. James Rise St. James is a faith-based grassroots organization that is fighting for environmental justice as it works to defeat the proliferation of petrochemical industries in St. James Parish, Louisiana.

Giniw Collective (Facebook page) Giniw Collective is an indigenous-women, 2-spirit led frontline resistance to protect our Mother, defend the sacred and live in balance. Frontline resistance against Enbridge Line 3 pipeline.

Sogoreate Land Trust Sogorea Te’ Land Trust is an urban Indigenous women-led land trust based in the San Francisco Bay Area that facilitates the return of Indigenous land to Indigenous people.

Yurok Tribe The mission of the Yurok Tribe is to exercise the aboriginal and sovereign rights of the Yurok People to continue forever our Tribal traditions of self-governance, cultural and spiritual preservation, stewardship of Yurok lands, waters and other natural endowments, balanced social and economic development, peace and reciprocity, and respect for the dignity and individual rights of all persons living within the jurisdiction of the Yurok Tribe, while honoring our Creator, our ancestors and our descendants. [California]

Familias Unidas por las Justicia Familias Unidas por la Justicia is an independent farm worker union of indigenous families located in Burlington, WA representing over 500 Triqui, Mixteco, and Spanish speaking workers at Sakuma Bros. Berry Farm.

Professional groups

Scientist Rebellion International group of scientists, calling for a climate revolution.

Carbon Leadership Forum Coalition of architects, engineers, contractors, materials suppliers, building owners, policymakers and associations committed to radically decarbonizing buildings and building materials. Many resources for builders and planners on their website.

Building TransparencyBuilding Transparency provides the open access data and tools necessary to enable broad and swift action across the building industry in addressing embodied carbon’s role in climate change. Our premier service is the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3), a free database of construction environmental product declarations and matching building impact calculator for use in design and material procurement.

Agriculture, diet, and food waste

Reducetarian Foundation Resources for people committed to eating less meat and dairy and fewer eggs — following their own hearts and individual motivations.

FoodPrint FoodPrint will help you make food choices that do less harm to the environment, animals and people.

Feedback We believe that securing nutritious, delicious food for all can and should go hand in hand with regenerating our planet. Join us to help transform the food system.

The Carbon Underground Regenerative agriculture. An international outcomes-based organization focusing on creating the tools, alliances, and opportunities to achieve scale at efforts proven to draw down carbon and mitigate the climate crisis.

Regeneration International Promotes, facilitates and accelerates the global transition to regenerative food, farming and land management for the purpose of restoring climate stability, ending world hunger and rebuilding deteriorated social, ecological and economic systems. Work includes education, network-building and policy work.

GreenWave GreenWave replicates and scales regenerative ocean farms to create jobs and protect the planet. We train and support ocean farmers in the era of climate change, working with coastal communities around the world to create a blue economy - built and led by farmers.

Legal help for environmental justice

Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) We assist communities to develop first-in-the-nation, groundbreaking laws for worker rights, houseless rights, democratic rights, and the Rights of Nature. We also provide free and low-cost legal services, grassroots organizing, and education support, to communities and governments facing injustice.


Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine Benyus, New York: Harper Collins, 2009

Creating Biophilic Buildings by Amanda Sturgeon, Seattle: International Living Future Institute, 2017

Resources for kids

Climate KidsNASA’s Climate Kids website tells the story of our changing planet through the eyes of the NASA missions studying Earth. Targeting upper-elementary-aged children, the site is full of games, activities and articles that make climate science accessible and engaging.

Cool the Climate Climate-related cartoons and games for kids. Cool the Climate is a carbon-negative and organic cartoon brand founded on the idea that people are happiest when in harmony with nature. Our aim is to unite a community of like-minded passionate individuals who want to inspire the world and act on the climate crisis.

Action for the Climate Emergency ACE educates, inspires and supports young people to lead the fight for their future. We ensure they have everything they need to understand the science and advocate for solutions to the climate emergency.

Resources for personal action

You Change Earth You Change Earth was built to empower people and give them the solutions, information and support to act effectively in tackling climate change. We help you play your role in changing Earth with the climate actions and communities tailored for you.

Shrink That Footprint Shrink is an independent research group that provides information to people interested in reducing their climate impact. Our core focus is understanding, calculating and reducing personal carbon footprints.