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|San Diego Workforce Partnership|
|Green Business/Economy; Education||Managing ARRA funds for free training in Green Jobs for unemployed/underemployed workers.||To foster economic growth and prosperity through education, training and lifelong learning.
|San Diego Zoo Global|
|Conservation; Animals||San Diego Zoo Global is an international conservation organization that has been saving species for over 95 years. We are experts in scientifically based breeding, conservation, and reintroduction programs for endangered species.||San Diego Zoo Global is a conservation organization dedicated to the science of saving endangered species worldwide. San Diego Zoo Global operates three world-class facilities: the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research.|
|San Diego Turtle & Tortoise Society|
|Animals||Rescue hotline, adoptions, care instructions, information on turtles and tortoises of the SD region.||Every month the SDTTS rescues and adopts out numerous water turtles, land turtles, and tortoises. The society is an all volunteer organization made up of a diverse group of people interested in learning more about these wonderful creatures.|
|Seeds at City Urban Farm - San Diego City College|
|Food, Agriculture, Gardening||Sustainable urban farming apprenticeship; work toward a certificate in Sustainable Agriculture or take classes for your personal development; volunteer on Tuesday and Saturday morning; Farm food stand Thursdays 9:30-11:30 am.||Seeds @ City was formed through a partnership between San Diego City College and San Diego Roots Sustainable Food Project. Established in June 2008. The farm provides students with hands-on experiences necessary for learning the skills of urban farming and is the first of its kind at an institution of higher education in San Diego County. Seeds @ City Urban Farm empowers young urban farmers and cultivates hope by training students at San Diego City College in sustainable, organic, local, community agriculture.|
|Spay Neuter Action Project|
|Animals||Neuter Scooter – low cost mobile surgical bus, classroom education programs||Our mission is to achieve zero euthanasia of adoptable and treatable pets in San Diego County through prevention by providing public awareness, educational materials, affordable spay/neuter procedures and subsidies when qualified.|
|San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy|
|Conservation||The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy is helping to implement the vision of the River Park in a number of ways, including acquiring new properties from willing sellers, accelerating development of a complete trail system and restoring areas of critical habitat.||The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy is a non-profit, citizen-based organization helping to implement the San Dieguito River Park and its Coast-to-Crest Trail stretching 55 miles from Volcan Mountain near Julian to the ocean between Del Mar and Solana Beach.|
|Surfrider Foundation, San Diego County Chapter|
|Conservation; Advocacy; Environment – Marine||Beach cleanups, ocean-friendly gardens program, various educational programs, various advocacy campaigns to conserve local beaches and marine resources.||Our mission is the protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.|
|Conservation; Environment – Marine||Programs to preserve: Sea Turtles, Gray Whales, Laguna San Ignacio, California Condors, Sharks; also Marine Protected Areas, Sustainable Seafood various conservation programs for local beaches, bays, rivers and more.||WiLDCOAST is an international conservation team that conserves coastal and marine ecosystems and wildlife.|
|Victory Gardens San Diego|
|Food, Agriculture, Gardening||In addition to classes, VGSD offers low-cost and some free garden building assistance. After an evaluation and planning session VGSD leaders and volunteers will build a home food garden on your property in 3-5 days.||VGSD is a program of the 501(c)3 non-profit organization San Diego Roots Sustainable Food Project. VGSD comprises hundreds of volunteers working together to help people in our community grow their own food. We work anywhere in SD county and we collaborate with many other local gardening, food and community groups.
VGSD provides hands-on garden education for people to be successful gardeners.
|Wee Companions Small Animal Adoption, Inc.|
|Animals||Rescue, fostering, adoptions||San Diego's only small animal rescue. Our specialty is small furry exotics including, guinea pigs, rats, chinchillas, hamsters, mice and rabbits. Wee Companions has been rescuing small animals since 1998. In 2010, we rescued our 6,000th animal. This is quite a feat when you realize that we are a volunteer organization that is run out of individual homes. Our funding comes from the generosity of supporters like you, we receive no government monies.|
|WateReuse Association - San Diego Chapter|
|(Water Reuse) Conservation; Zero Waste/Reduce, Reuse, Recycle||Water is essential to San Diego's economy, quality of life and world-famous environment. The San Diego region has few local sources of water and more than 80 percent of the water is imported from hundreds of miles away.|
To meet current and future water needs, the San Diego region must diversify its sources of water and increase its use of locally produced water. Recycled water is an important piece of the puzzle in solving our long-term water reliability needs.
|To advance the beneficial and efficient uses of high-quality, locally produced, sustainable water sources for the betterment of society and the environment through advocacy, education and outreach, research, and membership.|
|Water Conservation Garden|
|Conservation – Water, Food, Agriculture, Gardening||The Water Conservation Garden has nearly five acres of displays that showcase water conservation through a series of beautiful themed gardens, such as a native plant garden and a vegetable garden, as well as how-to displays such as mulch and irrigation exhibits. Admission is free, and the Garden can be viewed on a self-guided tour, or through one of our programs.||Promoting water conservation in the southern California landscape
through excellent exhibits and programs that educate and inspire the public.
|Slow Food Urban San Diego|
|Food, Agriculture, Gardening||"Slow food" is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment. Slow Food Urban San Diego is a local chapter, or convivia, of the national organization Slow Food USA, and its parent organization Slow Food International.||Slow Food Urban San Diego seeks to create dramatic and lasting change in our local food system. Our mission is to reconnect Urban San Diegans with each other, rediscover food traditions and cultural heritage and educate our community about the plants, animals, fertile soils and waters that produce our food. In addition, we support the mission, tenets, programs and values of Slow Food USA. We seek to inspire a transformation in food policy, production practices and market forces so that they ensure equity, sustainability and pleasure in the food we eat.|
|Slow Food San Diego|
|Food, Agriculture, Gardening||"Slow food" is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment. Slow Food Urban San Diego is a local chapter, or convivia, of the national organization Slow Food USA, and its parent organization Slow Food International.||Slow Food San Diego (SFSD) supports community efforts towards a greater understanding and availability of quality, sustainable and local food. SFSD partners with the area’s artisanal food producers, regional growers, chefs, and like-minded individuals and community organizations to promote the culture of good, clean and fair food. SFSD is committed to preserving food traditions and reviving the table as a center of family and community.|
|San Diego Cactus & Succulent Society|
|Conservation, Plants, Low Water Gardening/Xeriscaping,||Monthly meetings with speakers and presentations.||To promote knowledge, study and interest in cacti and succulent plants through educational programs, public exhibits, a public garden, and sharing of this common interest.|
|Last Chance for Animals|
|Animals, Vegan||LCA San Diego is an all-volunteer chapter of the non-profit organization Last Chance for Animals. Our mission is to educate the public about animal rights issues and to promote a cruelty-free vegan lifestyle. Since we started our chapter in 1993, our main activity has been to bring our information booth to street fairs and other events around San Diego County.||LCA San Diego is an all-volunteer chapter of the non-profit organization Last Chance for Animals. Our mission is to educate the public about animal rights issues and to promote a cruelty-free vegan lifestyle. Since we started our chapter in 1993, our main activity has been to bring our information booth to street fairs and other events around San Diego County.|
|Just a Dog Pit Bull Rescue|
|Animals||Information, education, training and placement of pit bulls.||No mission statement on site, per se. Please see web site for more information.|
|Conservation – Marine, Environment, Animals, Climate Change, Agriculture||Local chapter of Greenpeace International |
|Greenpeace is the leading independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.|
|League of Women Voters of San Diego|
|Political advocacy, including local environmental issues||The LWVSD has active interests in Zero Waste issues, agriculture and land-use planning and more. They are represented on several committees and in groups with environmentally-related concerns.||The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government and influencing public policy through education and advocacy.|
|Guardian Angels Animal Rescue San Diego|
|Animals||Adoption and rescue of dogs and cats in the San Diego region.||No mission statement per se listed. See web site for more information.|
|Food, Agriculture, Gardening||A broad initiative to address many aspects of Healthy Places, Healthy Food and Healthy Schools. Some of Healthy WORKS projects promoting Local Food, Community & School Gardens, funding to increase consumption of fresh foods among low-income consumers, integrating public health issues in land use planning, increasing walking and biking transportation, safe routes to school and more.||Healthy Works is a component of the County of San Diego's Live Well, San Diego! initiative, a 10-year strategic vision for creating healthy, safe, and thriving communities. Healthy Works engages San Diego County residents, schools, businesses, and community leaders in systems and environmental approaches to create "Paths to Healthy Living."|
|Lean and Green Kids|
|Food, Agriculture, Gardening Kids, Vegetarian, Vegan||Their tag line is Ecology, Health, Harmony referring to all the various ways plant-based diets affect these issues.||Our mission is to educate future generations - in the classroom, cafeteria, and community - about the tremendous health and environmental benefits of choosing whole, organic, plant based meals; empowering our youth to make a difference in their own lives - and in their world.|
|Sierra Club, San Diego Chapter|
|Conservation – Environment, Nature Experience||We are America's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. Inspired by nature, we are 1.4 million of your friends and neighbors, working together to protect our communities and the planet.||To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth;
To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources;
To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.
|Move San Diego|
|Transportation, Sustainability||Our vision is to create a convenient, on-time, healthy, sustainable transportation system throughout the San Diego region. We also advocate increasing your mobility choices by creating a safe and pleasurable environment for walking and cycling. Diversifying our transportation portfolio leverages the triple bottom line thereby benefitting the economy, the environment and equity for all citizens||Convenient, on-time, healthy, sustainable transportation throughout the San Diego region.
Organize and serve a broad collaboration of people and organizations to prioritize, fund, and implement sustainable, healthy, convenient transportation and related land use solutions that get people and goods wherever they are going, on time, throughout the San Diego region.
|I Love a Clean San Diego|
|Conservation – Environment, Zero Waste||I Love A Clean San Diego (ILACSD) offers a broad range of expertise in environmental education program design and implementation. ILACSD works to promote regional awareness of environmental issues including resource conservation, waste reduction and recycling, community enhancement, and pollution prevention.||Through outreach, community involvement and example, I Love A Clean San Diego leads and educates our community to actively conserve and enhance the environment.|
|Hunger, Poverty, Food, Agriculture, Gardening, Sustainable Communities||Monetary donations purchase livestock, training in sustainable farming. reforestation efforts and more to build sustainable communities in poverty-stricken countries.||To work with communities to end hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth.Heifer envisions…
A world of communities living together in peace and equitably sharing the resources of a healthy planet
|Urban Corps of San Diego County|
|Zero Waste, Education, Green Jobs||Urban Corps is a locally-based nonprofit conservation corps that provides a high school education and green job training to young adults ages 18-25. The majority of youth employed at Urban Corps did not succeed in a traditional high school setting and they have little or no job training. At Urban Corps they get a second chance to go back to school and develop new skills, while contributing to the overall quality of life in the San Diego area. Their participation increases the connection these young people feel to their community, their environment, and to their own futures. When they care about all three, it benefits us all. Urban Corps is proud to have served more than 10,000 youth since 1989.||The Urban Corps of San Diego County is a certified local conservation corps and charter school whose mission is to provide young adults with a high school education combined with job training and community service in the fields of conservation and recycling, which will assist youth in becoming more employable while protecting San Diego’s natural resources and instilling the importance of community service.|
|San Diego Hunger Coalition|
|Food, Agriculture, Gardening, Advocacy||The San Diego Hunger Coalition is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving access to and participation in federal food programs. Our vision is of a day when no San Diegan goes hungry; therefore, it is our mission to fulfill this most fundamental need. By educating and advocating about this issue on the local, state, and national level, we can defeat unnecessary suffering.||The San Diego Hunger Coalition mission is to build a successful anti-hunger network that eliminates food insecurity in San Diego County.|
|San Diego Oceans Foundation|
|Conservation – Marine, Coastal, Beaches, Watersheds||SDOF recruits and trains community members to assist with our marine programs. These volunteers work at the grass-roots level where they learn new skills and become educated in marine conservation efforts.||The mission of the San Diego Oceans Foundation is to promote ocean stewardship by leading community-supported projects that enhance the ocean habitat and encourage sustainable use of the oceans resources.|
|San Diego Humane Society & SPCA|
|Animals||Sheltering and adopting animals; Investigating animal cruelty and neglect; Rescuing animals in emergency situations; Positive reinforcement behavior training through public training classes, and more.||To promote the humane treatment of animals,
to prevent cruelty to animals,
and provide education to enhance the human-animal bond.
|San Diegans for Safe Drinking Water|
|Water||The San Diegans for Safe Drinking Water Coalition (SDSDW) is a collective body of individuals, including dentists, doctors, scientists, journalists, engineers, other professionals, and other members of the public at large who are opposed to the treatment of our water with toxic waste, fluosilicic acid for its fluoride, which would thereby overturn the voting will of the people, and city ordinance 67, and the U.S. Safe Drinking Water Act, and provisions of the CA Health and Safety Codes of Jan., 2009.||The San Diegans for Safe Drinking Water Coalition is committed to keeping our water supply free of contaminants or additives that are not specifically intended to make it safe and sanitary. Beyond purification, we oppose the addition of any substance to drinking or bathing water that is designed to medicate, or is known to cause harm to people or animals, regardless of any purported benefit it may have. We actively oppose fluoridation and our objective is to end this dangerous practice in our city and in other municipalities nationally and worldwide. Toward that aim, we heighten awareness of this issue by educating the public and government officials with factual and scientifically-validated evidence. We challenge violations of the law and breaches of public trust at the local, state, and federal levels. We strengthen and further our cause by aligning with organizations and individuals who share our commitment to safe water.|
|Ocean Discovery Institute|
|Environmentally-based science education||The Ocean Discovery Institute was created 10 years ago to leverage San Diego's natural environments as a means to engage young people from underserved communities and inspire them to become part of the next generation of scientific and environmental leaders.||The work of Ocean Discovery Institute is designed to engage young people early in their elementary school years and to retain their involvement throughout high school, college, and beyond. We focus on a single geographic area - one community - in order to maximize the impact of our services. By integrating education, scientific research, and environmental stewardship, Ocean Discovery Institute transforms young lives and empowers these young people to strengthen the future of our region, nation, and world.|
|Nature & Culture International|
|Conservation – Environmental, Education||Diverse programs including partnership with the San Diego Zoo to study and conserve environment worldwide.||We see the health of the land as an extension of, and contributor to, the health of its surrounding human inhabitants. Vital, functioning landscapes cannot long survive unscathed where human beings are plagued by abject poverty or cultural fragmentation. What’s more, human life cannot survive without healthy, dynamic ecosystems. In order to understand their awesome complexity we must study endangered habitats and species rigorously, and in order to appreciate the larger significance of what we investigate we must consult those who possess local and traditional knowledge. Then, in order to save these special places, we must spread the knowledge gained to schoolchildren and national policymakers alike. (In fact, we like to think that educated schoolchildren make the best future national policymakers).|
|San Diego Real Diaper Circle|
|Zero Waste, Health||Meetings and resources for:|
- learning more about the how-to's of cloth diapering
- meeting other parents who choose to diaper in cloth
- learning more about the health and environmental issues surrounding diaper usage
|Dedicated to helping people find and use reusable cloth diapers. We are a community of parents who conduct local cloth diaper outreach and support one another in using reusable cloth diapers.|
|San Diego House Rabbit Society|
|Animals||Rescue, education and adoption of domestic rabbits.||The House Rabbit Society is an all-volunteer, national, nonprofit animal rescue organization based in Richmond, California, with local chapters in more than 30 states and more than 7,000 members.
Our mission has two parts: Through our fostering program, volunteers rescue abandoned rabbits and find permanent adoptive homes for them; through education, we seek to reduce the number of unwanted rabbits -- and to improve bunnies' lives -- by helping people better understand these often misunderstood companion animals.
|San Diego Canyonlands, Inc.|
|Conservation – Habitat in SD Canyons and Creeks||Education and advocacy on canyon and creek issues.||San Diego Canyonlands' mission is to promote, protect and restore the natural habitats in San Diego County's canyons and creeks by fostering education and ongoing community involvement in stewardship and advocacy, and by collaborating with other organizations.|
|The San Diego River Park Foundation|
|Conservation, Habitat Restoration, Nature Experience||Create an extensive community park and open preserve along the San Diego River.||No mission statement per se is noted. See web site for downloadable files detailing long-term planning for extensive park along the San Diego River.|
|San Diego Beekeeping Society|
|Animals, Food, Agriculture, Gardening||Welcome to San Diego Beekeeping Society, we are open to both amateur and professional beekeepers. Our members range from beginners to the most advanced beekeepers.|
We regularly meet and have additional events throughout the year. Except on holidays, we meet every second Monday of each month at 6 pm in Casa Del Prado, Room #101, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101.
|Our purpose and objectives are:
1. Serve as a resource to local beekeepers and promote best beekeeping practices.
2.. Educate the community about the joys, skills and fruits of beekeeping.
3. Support and promote a better stewardship of our bee population.
4. Foster interactions with the gardening, agricultural and other beekeeping organizations.
|San Diego Audubon Society|
|Conservation – Birds, Habitat,||Originally founded in 1948, SDAS has served the region for over 60 years. We serve a diverse population, with community-based habitat restoration projects, environmental education programs, and recreational offerings in North County, Metro, East County, and South Bay communities. Programs include conservation, education, recreation, and sanctuary operations.||The mission of the San Diego Audubon Society (SDAS) is to foster the protection and appreciation of birds, other wildlife, and their habitats, through education and study, and advocate for a cleaner, healthier environment.|
|San Diego Coastkeeper|
|Conservation – Diverse Marine, Watershed, Water, Beach issues, Advocacy||Education, events, advocacy.||San Diego Coastkeeper protects and restores swimmable, fishable and drinkable waters in San Diego County.|
|San Diego Animal Rescue|
|Animals||Rescue and adoption||Our mission (and passion) is to help homeless pets (abandoned, abused and/or from shelters) and find them loving homes. We operate solely by volunteers who graciously open their homes to foster rescued animals throughout San Diego County.|
|Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation|
|Conservation, Habitat Restoration, Nature Experience||Extensive park history, events, nature study, trails, and more.||In partnership with the City of San Diego, to preserve and protect the natural environment of Mission Trails Regional Park and to provide and promote educational and recreational opportunities.|
|Rose Creek Watershed Alliance|
|Conservation, Habitat Restoration, Community Education||Nearly forty miles of the Rosecreek Watershed contains historic, residential, business and military property. The Alliance seeks to bring together all the potential players to improve watershed health.||Education, advocacy, habitat restoration and more for the Rosecreek Watershed. No mission statement per se on web site.|
|Green Lifestyle, Zero Waste||Challenge to change personal habits to become more sustainable.||None listed.|
|San Diego Roots Sustainable Food Project|
|Food, Agriculture, Gardening||Extensive education and hands-on programs related to food, growing it, soil building, etc.||San Diego Roots was formed to strengthen the local food movement in the San Diego region and to create a sustainable urban-rural partnership that brings healthy local food to our communities and sustains the working landscapes and people that feed us.
|UCCE Master Gardeners|
|Gardening, Agriculture, Plants||One of the least-known treasure troves of information in San Diego County is that over two hundred Master Gardeners provide home gardening and pest control information throughout the county, FREE to the public.|
Master Gardeners are volunteers trained and supervised by the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE).
|The mission of the UCCE is to conduct research on new pests and issues affecting the county, and to provide research based information to the public. The county of San Diego provides support for the local UCCE office which is known as the Farm and Home Advisor Department.|
|U.S. Green Building Council / San Diego Chapter|
|Green Building||Events, education, certifications related to green building.;||Committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings.|
|Plant With Purpose|
|Food, Poverty, Agriculture||Religious based organization||Plant With Purpose is a Christian, environmental non-profit organization that transforms lives in rural areas worldwide where poverty is caused by deforestation. Focusing on holistic solutions to poverty, Plant With Purpose has been restoring the lives of the rural poor for over 25 years by planting trees, creating economic opportunity through micro-credit and micro-enterprise, implementing sustainable agriculture programs, and encouraging spiritual renewal.|
|San Diego Sierra Club Student Committee|
|Conservation – General||Committee of SD Chapter of Sierra Club, online contact is through listserv only.||For more information on Sierra Club, San Diego Chapter, see the related listing on this page or visit their web site|
|Outdoor Education Foundation|
|Education, Nature Experience, Kids||We believe that outdoor education provides students with an opportunity to connect with nature, learn hands-on science, achieve personal growth, and develop a commitment to environmental stewardship and community service. We believe outdoor education provides a better future for our students, our communities, and our world.||Our mission is to provide resources to connect all students to science and nature through once in a lifetime experiences in quality outdoor education programs offered by the San Diego County Office of Education since 1946.|
|Lions Tigers & Bears|
|Animals – Sanctuary||Educational Animal Encounters, events such as Wild Nights Campovers and Easter Egg Hunts and more.||Dedicated to providing a safe haven for unwanted and abused exotic cats. We are a NO KILL, NO BREED facility that allows cats in our care the opportunity to live out their lives with dignity in a caring and safe environment. Our goal is to provide a safe haven to rescued cats and to educate the public about the growing population of abandoned unwanted exotic animals.|
|Quality Assurance International|
|Food, Agriculture, Gardening||A division of 502(c)3 NSF International.||As a pioneer in the organic industry for more than 20 years, QAI is a leading advocate for certified organic production. We are committed to fostering increased consumer trust in the organic label by:
Certifying to the current federal standard under the National Organic Program.
Verifying organic integrity to meet strict standards.
Certifying organic growers, processors, traders and distributors in an efficient, timely and thorough manner.
Providing a streamlined application process.
Providing superior, professional assistance and conducting expeditious certification renewals.
Remaining active in the organic industry on a national level to remain current with and responsive to any changes in the organic regulations.
Promoting a healthier planet.
|Conservation – Marine & General||Focused on Baja, CA Peninsula||In 2009, TOF merged with Pro Peninsula, an organization established in 2001 to strengthen individual and community efforts to protect the natural environment on the Baja California peninsula.|
|Animals, Wildlife||Rehabilitation, Education, Conservation – includes school programs.||No mission statement per se found on web site. They rescue injured or stranded wildlife, provide vet care and rehab, educate on wildlife issues and offer wildlife extraction advice and services.|
|Center on Policy Initiatives|
|Advocacy, Research||Some of CPI's projects involve food justice and zero waste/reduce, reuse, recycling issues.||The Center on Policy Initiatives is a nonprofit research and advocacy center dedicated to the interests of working people in the San Diego region. Through research, community organizing and public education, we seek policy changes that promote economic justice and strengthen the middle class.
CPI works to end working poverty by building a fair economy in which good jobs with healthcare coverage allow all working people to live with dignity. We help strengthen communities through responsible development, affordable housing, child care, reliable public transportation, parks and other shared benefits.
|Mid-City Community Advocacy Network|
|Advocacy; Food, Agriculture, Gardening||Included in MCCAN's projects are food justice and urban gardening issues.||In the late 1980's, a group of concerned Mid-City community representatives came together to respond to the rapidly deteriorating conditions in the area. Now known as Mid-City Community Advocacy Network (Mid-City CAN), this unique collaboration is comprised of schools, businesses, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, youth, parents, ethnic and cultural groups, civic associations and faith-based institutions.
Mid-City CAN's initial focus was to establish an environment that fostered a strong community-based collaborative. This was initially accomplished through community-wide events such as pancake breakfasts and neighborhood rummage sales. Mid-City CAN became recognized as a town meeting, a forum through which community concerns could be addressed. Today, Mid-City CAN brings together a wide variety of community-based service providers, creating a web of support so that no one in need falls through the cracks.
|California Wolf Center|
|Animals||Research , conservation, education for wolves.||The California Wolf Center is a one-of-a-kind education, conservation, and research center located 50 miles east of San Diego, near the town of Julian, California. Founded in 1977 to educate the public about wildlife and ecology, the Center is currently home to several packs of gray wolves, some of which are exhibited for educational purposes. Our wolves serve as ambassadors representing wolves in the wild. We also host highly endangered Mexican gray wolves, now being reintroduced into the southwestern United States. A visit to the Center provides a unique experience involving one of the most charismatic and controversial species in North American history.
The California Wolf Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit wildlife education center committed to increasing public awareness and understanding of the importance of all wildlife by focusing on the history, biology, behavior, and ecology of the gray wolf (Canis lupus). This is accomplished by offering engaging educational presentations, participating in conservations programs, and hosting and funding research on both captive and free-ranging wolves.
|San Diego Animal Advocates|
The Sascha Fund: SDAA maintains a fund which is used exclusively for the purpose of offering rewards in cases of animal theft or abuse, when law enforcement believes a reward would help procure information identifying the perpetrator.
Education/advocacy programs on:
Living With Urban Wildlife
Saving the Harbor Seals
Classroom Pet Care
TEACH: a program designed to address the established link between animal abuse and other types of violent criminal behavior.
|SDAA is dedicated to eliminating animal abuse, neglect and exploitation through education, community involvement and direct action. Our concept of compassion extends to all animals – domestic and wild, captive and free. We encourage putting a compassionate philosophy into practice in our lives by adopting a vegan diet and using cruelty-free products.|
|Friends of Humane Society de Tijuana|
|Animals||Spay/neuter clinics, parasite clinics, education programs||Friends of Humane Society de Tijuana was founded in August of 2007. Our mission is to directly
support the Humane Society de Tijuana (“HSTJ”) in improving the conditions in the U.S. and
Mexican communities that border the Tijuana, Mexico area, by promoting programs of humane
treatment of animals; in particular, spay and neutering programs, parasite control programs,
street rescues, prevention of international smuggling of animals through awareness and public
education, and general public education to inculcate a culture of humane treatment of animals.
|FOCAS - Friends of County Animal Shelters|
|Animals||Friends of County Animal Shelters (FOCAS) and Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS), have become one.||FOCAS was formed in 1986 to support the San Diego County Department of Animal Services. The co-founders of FOCAS, Peggy Howell and Sue Geller, set out to create a strong adoption program, in partnership with the County shelters. Since that time, with the help of FOCAS, more than 8,000 dogs and cats have found homes.
For over 50 years, RCHS has cared for homeless companion animals, promoting a strong adoption program, conducting educational workshops on topics such as responsible pet ownership, the importance of spaying and neutering, and creating an Animal Safehouse program for the pets of domestic violence victims.
|Emergency Animal Rescue|
|Animals||EAR has again played a major role in saving the lives of hundreds of animals unable to help themselves during the horrific firestorms of San Diego County, LA's Northridge earthquake, hurricanes of Katrina & Rita, and daily lower-profile rescues of trapped pets and wildlife.||Emergency Animal Rescue (EAR) was founded in 1993. After the deadly flooding in the Tijuana River Valley, several members of a local rescue agency saw a need for a fulltime, highly trained animal rescue service in the San Diego County area. This core group, some of whom are still with the organization, spent countless hours putting together an organization that would consist of highly trained, highly skilled professional volunteers.|
|Fiesta Island Dog Owners|
|Animals||Activist organization working to preserve the leash-free dog recreation area on Fiesta Island in the face of development plans.||Our mission is to preserve the Fiesta Island Leash-free Recreational Area. We are a community based organization with just over 8000 members which is rapidly growing. We are a diverse group of citizens who share a common passion and vision for Fiesta Island. In response to a massive development plan that will change Fiesta Island forever, our mission is to preserve the fenced Leash-Free Area for families to exercise with their dogs.
We are the largest user group of Fiesta Island and unlike other user groups, we use the island 365 days a year, rain or shine. FIDO has a board of 9 members who are working hard with the city to find a reasonable solution that meets the needs of 'all' Fiesta Island Users.
|Cheetah Conservation Fund, San Diego Chapter|
|Animals||Cheetah conservation, research, and public education.||CCF’S MISSION
To be the internationally recognized centre of excellence in the conservation of cheetahs and their ecosystems. CCF will work with all stakeholders to develop best practices in research, education, and land use to benefit all species, including people.
|Even Chance: Pit Bull Advocacy, Resources and Rescue|
|Animals||Locally, Even Chance recommends trainers, homeowners insurance, pit bull friendly housing, veterinarians, and educational materials to pit bull owners in San Diego, CA and St. Louis, MO. Through donations, we provide financial aid for spay/neuter, vaccine, and microchip procedures.||Even Chance strives to counteract misinformation about pit bulls with factual education, communication, and resources for the public, pit bull owners, and potential adopters. We rescue temperamentally sound dogs from local shelters, including dogs with medical needs and dogs rescued from organized fighting rings or other inhumane situations. We provide foster care for our rescued dogs until they are placed in safe and loving forever homes.|
|Ferdinand's Familia||Animals||We strive to create awareness on animal welfare issues through educational seminars, community events, media-based public relations and K-12 school field trips.||Ferdinand's Familia is a non-profit 501(c)(3) home-based organization dedicated to the rescue and permanent placement of injured, abandoned and homeless animals. We provide a safe and secure home for animals until a healthy family environment can be located.|
|Rancho Coastal Humane Society||Animals||Friends of County Animal Shelters (FOCAS) and Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS), have become one.|
Adoptions, Children's Programs, Animal Camps, Safehouse, Dog Park, Pet Alliance Club, Thrift Shop
|Adoption isn't all we do! Over 15,000 people benefit every year from our Humane Education programs and workshops. These workshops encourage and reinforce caring and compassion towards animals, and also teach proper companion animal care. We also run programs such as the Animal Safehouse Program which provides temporary foster care for victims of domestic abuse, as well as the Second Chance Program, which gives pets from other shelters a second chance to be adopted.|
|Animal Protection & Rescue League|
|Animals||Since forming in 2003, APRL has garnered the attention of national and international media, influenced animal protection legislation, conducted numerous rescues of abused factory farmed animals, influenced cities to adopt humane solutions to wildlife management, and created a network of grassroots outreach volunteers.||he Animal Protection and Rescue League is a grassroots 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in San Diego which works to document and expose animal cruelty occurring behind closed doors, educates the public on animals issues through innovative outreach campaigns, and works with policymakers and politicians to implement humane change.|
|Helen Woodward Animal Center|
|Animals||Adoptions, boarding, day care, grooming, hospital, animeals (free pet food for the dogs and cats of elderly or disabled people throughout San Diego County), education, therapeutic riding, and more.||Helen Woodward Animal Center is a unique, private, non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of animals and enriching the lives of people. For more than 30 years, our no-kill Center has provided humane care and animal adoption for orphaned animals, as well as animal-centered educational and therapeutic programs for people. The Center is a dynamic, evolving institution that is an agent of change for the animal welfare world. Not only are we operating innovative and beneficial programs for animals and people, but we are teaching others around the world how to successfully market and promote their animal adoption and humane programs and stop the senseless death of thousands of animals.|
|Citizens Climate Lobby|
|Climate Action||Climate change advocacy and education.||Our Purposes
To create the political will for a stable climate.
To empower individuals to have breakthroughs in exercising their personal and political power
|Endangered Habitats League|
|Conservation||With EHL as a key participant, the 172,000-acre Multiple Species Conservation Program is giving threatened natural lands and wildlife in the San Diego, Riverside, Orange County, and Los Angeles regions a secure future.||The Endangered Habitats League is dedicated to the protection of the diverse ecosystems of Southern California and to sensitive and sustainable land use for the benefit of all the region's inhabitants.|
|Great Old Broads for Wilderness, San Diego|
|Conservation||San Diego Chapter||Great Old Broads for Wilderness is a national, non-profit organization that uses the voices and activism of elders to preserve and protect wilderness and wild public lands. Broads represents and gives voice to the millions of older Americans who want to see their public lands protected as Wilderness for future generations.|
|Water Resources Simulation Center|
|Conservation &ndash: Water||The World Resources Simulation Center (WRSC) is an immersive visualization facility where you can “see” critical trends, the relationships between issues, accelerate understanding and compare the consequences of different strategies.||The WRSC is a large format visualization and simulation facility. As part of our ongoing research and development efforts, we are compiling an inventory of world resources to help analyze and assess historical and projected trends.
The WRSC is surrounded by twelve 7' x 7' screens. This enables us to view and study best practices and solutions to current and anticipated problems: international, national, regional, and local simultaneously.
|Friends of Famosa Slough|
|Conservation; Nature Experience||Nature and Bird Walks, Regular Work Parties for maintenance||The main goals of Friends of Famosa Slough are to help restore the slough and to promote public awareness of the importance of wetlands.
The Famosa Slough is a 37-acre wetland located between Ocean Beach and the San Diego Sports Arena area. It is bisected by West Point Loma Boulevard and bordered by Famosa Boulevard on the west. The channel portion of the slough extends from West Point Loma Boulevard, northward, to the San Diego River Channel. The slough is flushed with salt water from the river channel, and also collects rainwater from the surrounding neighborhood.
|Cuyamaca Rancho State Park Interpretive Association|
|Education, Fund Raising||Historically, CRSPIA has passed along to park programs 95% of all funds received from the public. Sources of funds include profits from the operation of a gift shop and bookstore, sale of firewood, membership dues, and various fundraising events. Over the last decade, revenues have grown steadily to the current level of approximately $90,000 per year. Members receive a monthly newspaper, “The Stonewall Sentinel.”||The Cuyamaca Rancho State Park Interpretive Association (CRSPIA) supports the mission of California State Parks, Cuyamaca Rancho State Park and Palomar Mountain State Park through education and interpretive activities that enhance the visitor’s experience. CRSPIA accomplishes its goals principally through fundraising and supporting interpretive programs. Support is also provided for the parks’ volunteer groups, which include the Interpretive Assistance Unit, the Mounted Assistance Unit, the Mountain Bike Assistance Unit, and the Trails Maintenance Unit.|
|Ecological Life Systems Institute|
|Environment – General; Climate Change; Green Business/Economy; Alternative Energy||Jim Bell is a local environmental advocate and author who takes a systems approach to environmental issues.||Broad based education on interrelated environmental, economic, climate change, and human society interactions.|
|California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE)web site||Environment - General||Renewable energy, green building, climate change, energy efficiency, transportation, manages $$ incentives for solar installation, purchases of electric and hybrid vehicles||The California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating change for a clean energy future. Join us for free workshops; take advantage of incentive programs; attend our special events, and contact us for technical assistance. CCSE is here to help.|
|San Diego EarthWorks|
|Environment - General||Producers of annual EarthFair (Earth Day Fair) in Balboa Park, VIP Very Important Planet) Reception, GreenBuilt Tour, Bright Green Future Conference|
Manager of state grants for Rose Creek Watershed.
Also supports other organizations efforts with funding and logistical support.
|San Diego EarthWorks is a committed network of volunteers in service for a healthy, prosperous and sustainable future for all living things.|
|Solana Center for Environmental Innovation|
|Environment - General||Community gardening, recycling, sustainable living||Solana Center for Environmental Innovation is a non-profit organization serving San Diego County and beyond. Our mission at SCEI is to create a better environment through innovation, leadership, education and participation.
Our program areas are broad in scope, addressing both regional and national issues, and include environmental education, pollution prevention, forest preservation, sustainable living and renewable technologies, and recycled product procurement.
|Birch Aquarium at Scripps|
|Environment - Marine||Aquarium, education, events, research, whale watching, tidepooling, summer learning adventure camps, activities for kids, adults, families, communities.||The mission of Birch Aquarium is to provide ocean science education, to interpret Scripps Institution of Oceanography research, and to promote ocean conservation.|
|Algalita Marine Research Foundation|
|Environment - Marine||Charles Moore founded Algalita Marine Research Foundation (AMRF) in 1994 to focus on the “coastal ocean", specifically on the restoration of disappearing giant kelp forests and the improvement of water quality through the preservation and re-construction of wetlands along the California coast.|
In 1997, his focus dramatically changed when a trip through the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre led him to realize the dangers to the ocean of massive amounts of plastic discarded in world waters.
|The Algalita Marine Research Foundation is dedicated to the protection of the marine environment and its watersheds through research, education, and restoration. We do this by:
Conducting research and collaborative studies on
(1) Distribution, abundance and fate of marine plastic pollution.
(2) Potential harmful effects of plastics in the marine environment, including transference of toxins and their impact on human health.
The Algalita Marine Research Foundation (AMRF) vision is a global environment that is healthy, sustainable, and productive for all living creatures, free from plastic pollution.
|Environmental – General; Food, Agriculture, Gardening||Worldwide projects in sustainability, animal & plant conservation. Locally teaches aquaponics classes in Escondido for their Village Aquaponics Program||ECOLIFE's core mission is to provide ecologically sustainable water, food, and shelter to communities through education applied programs. ECOLIFE solves natural resource issues using science, education, and strategic partnerships. Through applied programs, ECOLIFE provides immediate access to clean water, food, and shelter. Through conservation education, ECOLIFE teaches about understandable connections to the natural systems supplying these essential needs. Ultimately, our activities provide communities with measurable health benefits, greater economic stability, and higher standards of living.|
|California Rare Fruit Growers, San Diego Chapter|
|Food, Agriculture, Gardening||Gardening, plant propagation, rare fruit preservation and exchange.||The San Diego Chapter of the California Rare Fruit Growers was created to educate people about rare fruits, to identify fruits that are adaptable to the local area, and to propagate and to exchange plant materials.
What do we do?
During the year, the San Diego Chapter has many activities related to growing rare, unusual and exotic fruits. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in growing fruits in the San Diego area and a desire to improve their gardening skills.
|ArchisAcres: Veterans Sustainable Agriculture Training|
|Food, Agriculture, Gardening||Archi’s Acres™ is a small-scale organic farm in Southern California established in 2007 by a decorated Marine Sergeant Colin Archipley and his wife Karen.||We are a pro-American, pro-Veteran company that utilizes innovative growing techniques to produce the highest quality, nutritious, great tasting locally grown organic food. These techniques maximize efficient use of our precious available resources, ensuring sustainability of our planet. Our goal is to augment and accelerate (exponentially) the agricultural revolution across America, in partnership with our military veterans.
At Archi’s Acres™ we have created the program VSAT to offer our combat veterans meaningful employment opportunities in the high growth industry of sustainable crop production. Our philosophy is to call up and redirect our veteran’s attributes of leadership, tenaciousness, adaptability, as well as willingness to take on severe challenges, self-knowledge and appetite for the continual improvement.
|Outside the Bowl|
|Food, Agriculture, Gardening||Christian religious-based organization that partners with established groups to combine ministry with food provision.||Outside the Bowl is a non-profit organization that helps eliminate physical and spiritual starvation by building super kitchens in developing communities and showing God's love to those they serve.|
|Christian Vegetarian Association|
|Food, Agriculture, Gardening||Religiously affiliated vegetarian groupl||To support and encourage Christian vegetarians around the world.
To share with non-vegetarian Christians how a vegetarian diet can be a powerful and faith-strengthening witness to Christ's love, compassion, and peace.
To show the world that plant-based diets represent good, responsible Christian stewardship for all God's Creation.
|Food & Water Watch|
|Food, Agriculture, Gardening; Advocacy||Independence: we are a public interest organization that remains independent of corporate and government influence. We are funded fully through our members, individual donors, and foundation grants. Democracy:. we engage and mobilize citizens politically through on-the-ground organizing, educational campaigns and new media technologies. We believe political involvement is critical for holding governments accountable to their constituents and for creating policies that ensure safe food and clean water. Human Rights: there is enough food and water to meet everyone’s basic needs. Creating the political will to address access to affordable food and water is an important component of our work, particularly in our international program. We believe that water is a human right, not a commodity. Sustainability. We believe in a sustainable future — one that ensures access to essential resources for future generations while protecting the quality of our environment.||Food & Water Watch works to ensure the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainably produced. So we can all enjoy and trust in what we eat and drink, we help people take charge of where their food comes from, keep clean, affordable, public tap water flowing freely to our homes, protect the environmental quality of oceans, force government to do its job protecting citizens, and educate about the importance of keeping the global commons — our shared resources — under public control.|
|Sam Murray's Future Farm Foundation|
|Food, Agriculture, Gardening; Plant Conservation||Sam Murray and his family have been long-time friends of the staff of SDGL. Sam lost his life suddenly just four days after his 19th birthday. His family has partnered with Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture (MESA) to fulfill Sam's life goal of planting one million trees and promoting education on sustainable agriculture.||Sam was a passionate organic farmer and he wanted to inspire and train fellow young people to raise food and steward the environment. Sam's vision was to personally plant one million trees "to help save the lungs of the planet."|
|Botany for Kids|
|Food, Agriculture, Gardening; Plant Conservation; Nature Experience||Native plant education via tours and traveling presentations; classes in organic gardening, wild garden design , herb gardening, and learning to sprout||We offer classes at Coastal Sage Gardening and free botanical walks at Point Loma Native Plant Preserve. We do presentations at clubs and schools, and are available for private tutoring and for botanical parties.|
|California Straw Building Association|
|Green Building||Alternative building using straw bales, a renewable resource, as the insulation in homes and buildings.||We are an all volunteer non-profit organization committed to straw bale building in California since 1996 by providing information, education and a network of resources. Our members are architects, engineers, contractors, owner builders, and people interested and/or dedicated to straw building.|
|4 Walls International|
|Green Building/Sustainable Community Development||4 Walls International’s goal is to promote sustainable community development around the globe. We provide clean drinking water, food access, and safe shelter while addressing infrastructure inadequacies, pollution, urban sprawl stressors, and economic growth opportunities, with one solution. These issues are interrelated, mutually enhancing, and require immediate action on all levels. |
Inspired by the work of green building inventor Michael Reynolds, we are currently focused on bringing the principles of sustainable development to the US-Mexico Border Region, specifically in our home town of San Diego-Tijuana.
|Our mission is to address and solve current and future environmental challenges while improving overall quality of human life with a universal model and strategy.
By creating a platform that unites the community in the common goal of building dependable shelters that promote agricultural production and sustainability, we will encourage recovery of finite natural systems and promote education for a more environmentally conscious future.
|Citizens Coordinate for Century 3|
|Green Building/Sustainable Community Development||C3 offers a comprehensive approach to growth management by encouraging open space, high standards of urban design, and coordination of planning between public and private sectors so that San Diego's continuing development will complement its natural setting.||Our mission is to present objective information, constructive opinion and educational programs reflecting the deliberation of our members, and to weigh matters in view of their contribution toward the highest standards of environmental quality, physical design, economic benefit and social progress, according to principles set forth in Toward Permanent Paradise|
|Engineers Without Borders|
|Green Building/Sustainable Community Development||The San Diego Professional Chapter (EWB-SD) spreads both the vision and the mission of EWB-USA by partnering with disadvantaged communities to improve their quality of life through environmentally and economically sustainable engineering projects. EWB-SD engages developing communities in resolving particular infrastructure needs that the community itself has identified.||Engineers Without Borders – USA (EWB-USA) is a non-profit humanitarian organization established to partner with developing communities worldwide in order to improve their quality of life. This partnership involves the implementation of sustainable engineering projects, while involving and training internationally responsible engineers and engineering students.|
|U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce|
|Green Business||Promotes business success through sustainable practices and the triple bottom line. Holds regular networking and educational events, has e-newsletter. Special advantages for members, see website for info.||The U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce is a national nonprofit organization that empowers businesses to achieve economic, environmental, and social sustainability. Members benefit from increased visibility, educational tools to improve operational performance, and extensive networking opportunities. The Chamber also advocates for its members on policies that affect the entire business community.|
|Fair Trade San Diego|
|Green Business/Economy||"It is...about knowing that the things you purchase are made by people who are being paid a living wage, allowed to work in "safe conditions and in a way that is respectful of the.||OUR GOALS:
-- To educate San Diegans about Fair Trade
-- To promote local Fair Trade businesses
-- To affect local systemic change
|International Rescue Committee San Diego|
|Humanitarian||IRC-SD is involved in urban gardening and food justice as part of their extensive efforts to help local refugees to rebuild their lives in the U.S.||The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster.
At work today in over 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, the IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
|Nature Experience, Food, Agriculture, Gardening||Retreat center, summer camp, organic garden activities and workshops, outdoor and recreation activities, nature preserve.||Camp Mission Statement
The Mission of Camp Stevens is to help individuals of all ages deepen their sense of reverence and respect for themselves, and their fellow human beings, the creation, and God. It also seeks to be a peaceful 'place apart' for nurturing, planning, reflection, exchange of ideas, and sharing in Christian community.
Environmental Mission Statement
As a peaceful place apart in a beautiful natural setting, Camp Stevens serves as a point of contact between human beings and the natural world. Today we are faced with enormous environmental challenges, having failed in many respects to appreciate and protect the earth. We invite you to join us in reclaiming an active stewardship of God's Creation.
|Chula Vista Nature Center|
|Nature Experience; Conservation||Live local animal exhibits (all animals have been rescued and are unable to be safely returned to the wild); tours of the CV Nature Reserve; art exhibits, school presentations and more.||The Chula Vista Nature Center is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing environmental education on coastal resource conservation, and instilling a respect for nature and wildlife in people of all ages.|
|Nature Experience; Fund Raising||By gifting backpacks and wilderness equipment to non-profit organizations with programs for at-risk youths, the Foundation believes it can fill an existing need which will enhance the ability of young people to enjoy the outdoors, learn outdoor skills, and deepen their personal awareness of human impact on the natural environment.||Adventure 16's Donate-a-Pack Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) Nonprofit Corporation dedicated to helping at-risk, low income, or disabled youths in Southern California to partake in an outdoor wilderness experience. For the last eight years the Donate-a-Pack Foundation has been enabling non-profit organizations in Southern California to spend more resources on outdoor programs for youths by donating the equipment we receive from our generous supporters.|
|Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP)|
|Other||Professional organization||The Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) is a non-profit organization established to facilitate greater relationships between professionals and foster mutual professional growth of our members through those relationships. Discussion forums, monthly luncheons and twice annual CEQA workshops are some of the professional support services that AEP provides. The annual Awards and Scholarship Event, holiday party and occasional evening socials are some of the personal and professional rewards that AEP members enjoy.|
|Blooms from the Heart|
|Other; Zero Waste/Reduce, Reuse, Recycle||100% volunteer-run organization.||Blooms From The Heart sends a message of caring and compassion to those in need by recycling flowers from events, venues and businesses and delivering the re-purposed arrangements to San Diego area hospitals, senior homes, hospice centers and other facilities where they can be enjoyed.|
|California Native Plant Society, San Diego Chapter|
|Plant Conservation||Native plant conservation, restoration, education||The California Native Plant Society is a statewide nonprofit organization seeking to increase understanding and appreciation of California's native plants and to preserve them in their natural habitat through scientific activities, education, conservation, and restoration.The San Diego Chapter serves San Diego and Imperial counties. We invite you to come to our meetings and field trips, learn more about the flora of our state, and meet people who share your interest in native plants.You may email direct general questions about native plants or the chapter to firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|San Diego County Bicycle Coalition||Transportation|
|Plug in America|
|Transportation||Plug In America is a coalition of RAV4-EV drivers, former lessees of Honda EV+, GM EV1, Ford Ranger and Ford Th!nk City electric cars, and advocates of energy independence and clean air. Prior to 2008, we functioned as a loose network of individuals organized around various websites like dontcrush.com and saveEV1.com. We then coalesced into a chapter of the Electric Auto Association. On January 2, 2008, Plug In America became a separate California non-profit corporation. On August 18, 2008, we became an official 501(c)(3) public charity!||Plug In America drives change. We accelerate the shift to plug-in vehicles powered by clean, affordable, domestic electricity to reduce our nation's dependence on petroleum and improve the global environment.|
|Walk San Diego|
|Transportation, Advocacy, Education||We envision San Diego communities that invite walking as a preferred choice for transportation and recreation for all people.||WalkSanDiego is dedicated to enhancing the livability of communities through promotion, education, and advocacy, by making walking a safe and viable choice for all people.|
|San Diego Regional Clean Cities Coalition (formerly San Diego Regional Clean Fuels Coalition)|
|Transportation; Alternative Energy/Fuel||Promoting alternative fuels and clean vehicle technology to help clean the air and reduce our dependence on petroleum.||Promoting alternative fuels and clean vehicle technology to help clean the air and reduce our dependence on petroleum.|
|Zero Waste San Diego|
|Zero Waste||Advocacy and education aimed at moving the San Diego region toward zero waste by addressing increased recycling, reuse, producer responsibility, product redesign and more. The goal is reduce all discards and to emulate nature so that everything we do discard becomes a feedstock for another life-giving process.||Zero Waste San Diego’s mission is to create, promote and implement programs that:
Maximize management and conservation of resources
Reduce "waste"-related greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming
Educate and persuade citizens, businesses, and governments in the San Diego County region to adopt a zero-waste philosophy
Provide ideas and guidance through the process of making and implementing Zero Waste plans in our region