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There is incredible work going on in the world today that is aligned with the vision and values of the Planet Project. In this section of the website we list and give information about some of the organizations and people we have discovered and are inspired by. These are Aligned Change Agents. There are many more, so please nominate candidate organizations and people. Just seeing how much good work is being done is inspiring and hopeful. Please support these organizations in any way you can.

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RESOURCETYPECATEGORYSECTORDESCRIPTION
https://www.onepercentfortheplanet.org/1% For the PlanetType: OrganizationCategory: Environmental StewardshipFunctional Sector(s): 1% for the Planet is a global movement inspiring businesses and individuals to support environmental solutions through annual memberships and everyday actions.
https://join1440.com/about-us/1440Type: Media OutletCategory: Unbiased MediaFunctional Sector(s): Culture, science, sports, politics, business, and more - all in a 5-minute read. Instead of cleverly crafted messaging and media narratives, 1440 provides an impartial view of what’s happening in the world so our readers can form their own conclusions.
https://80000hours.org/80,000 HoursType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsFunctional Sector(s): Hub, Education80,000 Hours is a non-profit that provides research and support to help students and graduates switch into careers that effectively tackle the world’s most pressing problems. They offer a podcast, job board, 1-1 advice and online guides that include suggestions on which global problems are most pressing, on how to compare careers based on social impact, high-impact career paths, and how to make a career plan.
https://acrecampaigns.org/Action Center for Race and the EconomyType: OrganizationCategory: Social JusticeFunctional Sector(s): JusticeThe Action Center on Race & the Economy (ACRE) is a campaign hub for organizations working at the intersection of racial justice and Wall Street accountability. We provide research and communications infrastructure and strategic support for organizations working on campaigns to win structural change by directly taking on the financial elite that are responsible for pillaging communities of color, devastating working class communities, and harming our environment. We partner with local organizations from across the United States that are working on racial, economic, environmental, and educational justice campaigns and help them connect the dots between their issues and Wall Street so that each of the local efforts feeds into a broad national movement to hold the financial sector accountable.
https://www.allwecansave.earth/All We Can Save ProjectType: OrganizationCategory: Environmental StewardshipFunctional Sector(s): EnvironmentNurturing a welcoming, connected, and leaderful climate community, rooted in the work and wisdom of women, to grow a life-giving future.
https://allianceforyouthaction.org/Alliance for Youth ActionType: OrganizationCategory: Democracy and VotingFunctional Sector(s): GovernanceEmpowering young people’s organizations to strengthen our democracy, fix our economy, and correcting injustices through on-the-ground organizing.
https://endplasticwaste.org/enAlliance to End Plastic WasteType: OrganizationCategory: PlasticsFunctional Sector(s): EnvironmentSince 2019, we have rallied over 90 member companies, project partners, allies and supporters who are committed to ending plastic waste in the environment with us. We are bringing together a diverse network of resources and expertise. From technical leaders, engineers, scientists and practitioners, we are working together to create and scale innovative solutions around the world. Together with policy makers, non-governmental organisations, and local communities, we are driving and delivering transformational change: to end plastic waste in the environment and protect the planet.
https://arminarm4climate.org/Arm in ArmType: OrganizationCategory: Climate ChangeFunctional Sector(s): EnvironmentArm in Arm’s goal is to ignite a transformational era that ends the climate crisis by centering racial and economic justice.
https://ascend.aspeninstitute.org/Ascend At The Aspen InstituteType: OrganizationCategory: Social JusticeFunctional Sector(s): Education, Health, EconomicsAscend at the Aspen Institute is the national hub for breakthrough ideas and collaborations that move children and the adults in their lives to educational success, economic security, and health and well-being.
https://ballotpedia.orgBallotpediaType: OrganizationCategory: Democracy and VotingFunctional Sector(s): GovernanceThe nation’s premier resource for unbiased information on elections, politics and policy, to help you make decisions about how you'll vote in an election.
Beau RezendesType: PersonCategory: HumanityFunctional Sector(s): HubCo-founder of the PLANET Project. Beau grew up in Peoria, Illinois and has lived in Colorado since 1964. Beau’s background is a blend of corporate, academic, and public sector work.
https://www.beyondplastics.orgBeyond PlasticsType: OrganizationCategory: PlasticsFunctional Sector(s): EnvironmentLaunched in January 2019, Beyond Plastics is a nationwide project based at Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont, that pairs the wisdom and experience of environmental policy experts with the energy and creativity of college students to build a vibrant and effective anti-plastics movement. Our mission is to end plastic pollution by being a catalyst for change at every level of our society. We use our deep policy and advocacy expertise to build a well-informed, effective movement seeking to achieve the institutional, economic, and societal changes needed to save our planet, and ourselves, from the plastic pollution crisis.
https://braverangels.orgBraver AngelsType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsFunctional Sector(s): GovernanceTheir Mission: We bring Americans together to bridge the partisan divide and strengthen our democratic republic.
https://www.brennancenter.org/Brennan Center for JusticeType: OrganizationCategory: Social JusticeFunctional Sector(s): GovernanceAn independent, nonpartisan law and policy organization, that conducts rigorous research to identify problems and provide in-depth empirical findings and compelling analyses of pressing legal and policy issues. We also pioneer and champion policy solutions, such as automatic voter registration and small donor public financing.
https://www.bridgealliance.us/Bridge AllianceType: OrganizationCategory: Democracy and VotingFunctional Sector(s): GovernancePromoting civility, transparency, effective governance, civic engagement, and a country before party mindset -- i.e. all the elements necessary for healthy self-governance in the democratic republic that is the United States.
https://buynothingproject.org/Buy Nothing ProjectType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsFunctional Sector(s): EconomicsBuy Nothing offers people a way to give and receive, share, lend, and express gratitude through a worldwide gift economy network in which the true wealth is the web of connections formed between people.
https://www.campusvoteproject.org/Campus Vote ProjectType: OrganizationCategory: Democracy and VotingFunctional Sector(s): GovernanceWorking with universities, community colleges, faculty, students and election officials to reduce barriers to student voting. Check voter status, register to vote, request an absentee ballot.
https://culturalevolutioncenter.orgCenter for Applied Cultural EvolutionType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsFunctional Sector(s): RelationshipsOur vision is to see entire communities gain the ability to guide their own evolutionary processes to become more healthy and resilient in our rapidly changing world. In simple terms, you can think of the Center for Applied Cultural Evolution as a gathering place for scholars and practitioners to set up field sites for applied cultural evolution research that support change makers as they go about their work of making the world a better place.
https://humansandnature.org/about-us/Center for Humans and NatureType: OrganizationCategory: Environmental StewardshipFunctional Sector(s): EnvironmentThe Center for Humans and Nature is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, publisher, forum, and place to explore, connect, and nurture our understandings of and responsibilities to the natural world. Our work work provides in-depth and diverse perspectives about what it means to be human in an interconnected world. We share ideas that foster curiosity, build community, and inspire action.
https://change-finance.comChange FinanceType: OrganizationCategory: Social JusticeFunctional Sector(s): EconomicsChange Finance builds performance-oriented investment products for the sustainability-minded investor. We believe investing for good can profit people, planet, and investors.
https://citizensclimatelobby.org/Citizens Climate LobbyType: OrganizationCategory: Climate ChangeFunctional Sector(s): EnvironmentAt Citizens’ Climate Lobby, we’re committed to building the political will for the climate solutions we all need.
https://www.thecivilconversationsproject.org/Civil Conversations Project Type: OrganizationCategory: Democracy and VotingFunctional Sector(s): GovernanceCreating a more informed public dialog on issues of race and race relations.
https://www.climatedesigners.orgClimateDesigners.orgType: OrganizationCategory: Climate ChangeFunctional Sector(s): EnvironmentClimate Designers is the global hub for designers and creative professionals from all industries, committed to using our creative skills for climate action.1) We provide the resources, knowledge, and community to support designers to be climate leaders everywhere they work.2) We inspire, motivate, and graduate climate designers by providing climate-focused resources for design educators in higher education and professional development.
https://www.commoncause.org/Common CauseType: OrganizationCategory: Democracy and VotingFunctional Sector(s): GovernanceTraining thousands of nonpartisan volunteers to serve as voters’ first line of defense against confusing restrictions, outdated infrastructure, and disinformation.
https://www.commondreams.org/Common DreamsType: Media OutletCategory: Social JusticeFunctional Sector(s): Media, RelationshipsCommon Dreams is a reader-supported independent news outlet created in 1997 as a new media model. Our nonprofit newsroom covers the most important news stories of the moment.
https://www.conservation.org/Conservation InternationalType: OrganizationCategory: Environmental StewardshipFunctional Sector(s): EnvironmentSince 1987, Conservation International has worked to spotlight and secure the critical benefits that nature provides to humanity.
https://consilienceproject.org/Consilience ProjectType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsFunctional Sector(s): HubThe Consilience Project’s purpose is to lay the foundations for a new kind of society that is capable of addressing the catastrophic risks humanity now faces. Its mission is to facilitate the emergence of new forms of collective intelligence and governance to strengthen open societies, which are essential for a civilization capable of employing and safely directing the power of exponential technologies. They are developing content to inform and empower people to help design viable future systems to progressively increase meaningful quality of life for all.
https://www.credodonations.com/Credo DonationsType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsFunctional Sector(s): Infrastructure, HubHere at CREDO, we empower our customers to become philanthropists. That's because every CREDO member who uses our Credo Mobile, Credo Energy, Credo Credit Card (Comentiy) services contributes to our mission and helps us make progressive change at no extra cost to them.
https://www.culturalsurvival.org/Cultural SurvivalType: OrganizationCategory: Indigenous AdvocacyFunctional Sector(s): Relationships, Justice, GovernanceCultural Survival supports a movement of empowered Indigenous Peoples organizing their communities to engage the international processes, national policies and human rights bodies to respect, protect, and fulfill their rights.
https://civilizationemerging.comDaniel SchmachtenbergerType: PersonCategory: Positive SolutionsFunctional Sector(s): Science, Environment, Governance, EconomicsDaniel Schmachtenberger is one of the deepest, broadest and most articulate explorers of the root causes of our civilization's existential risks. He is a founding member of The Consilience Project, aimed at improving public sensemaking and dialogue. The throughline of his interests has to do with ways of improving the health and development of individuals and society, with a virtuous relationship between the two as a goal. Towards these ends, he’s had particular interest in the topics of catastrophic and existential risk, civilization and institutional decay and collapse as well as progress, collective action problems, social organization theories, and the relevant domains in philosophy and science. Motivated by the belief that advancing collective intelligence and capacity is foundational to the integrity of any civilization, and necessary to address the unique risks we currently face given the intersection of globalization and exponential technology, he has spoken publicly on many of these topics, hoping to popularize and deepen important conversations and engage more people in working towards their solutions.
https://www.darwinianrevolution.comDavid Sloan WilsonType: PersonCategory: Positive SolutionsFunctional Sector(s): Hub, Science, EnvironmentDavid Sloan Wilson is an American evolutionary biologist and a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences and Anthropology at Binghamton University. He is co-founder of the Evolution Institute and Prosocial World. Wilson is a prominent proponent of the concept multilevel selection theory, which challenges the more orthodox approach of gene-level selection and individual selection. This framework argues that natural selection operates on a nested hierarchy of units, such as between genes within individuals, between individuals within groups, between groups within a multi-group population, and even between ecosystems (such as microbiomes) in multi-ecosystem populations. Each level of selection results in adaptations at that level and tends to be undermined by selection at lower levels. Hence the notion of multilevel selection.
https://doughnuteconomics.orgDoughnut Economics Action LabType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsFunctional Sector(s): EconomicsDoughnut Economics Action Lab (DEAL) is part of the emerging global movement of new economic whose aim is to help create 21st century economies that are regenerative and distributive by design, so that they can meet the needs of all people within the means of the living planet.
https://duaneelgin.comDuane ElginType: PersonCategory: Positive SolutionsFunctional Sector(s): Hub, Spirituality, EnvironmentDuane Elgin is an internationally recognized speaker, author, and social visionary who looks beneath the surface turbulence of our times to explore the deeper trends that are transforming our world. He received the International Goi Peace Award in Japan in recognition of his contribution to a global “vision, consciousness, and lifestyle” that fosters a “more sustainable and spiritual culture.” Duane is currently the Co-director of the Choosing Earth Project. His prodigious work is clustered around four categories: THE LIVING UNIVERSE: Seeing the universe as a living system transforms our identity and evolutionary journeyTHE HUMAN JOURNEY: Exploring the big picture of humanity’s journey from the deep past and into the futureVOLUNTARY SIMPLICITY: Living meaningful, satisfying and sustainable livesCITIZEN VOICE INITIATIVES: Mobilizing media for trans-partisan, collective expression, local to global
https://www.earthguardians.org/Earth GuardiansType: OrganizationCategory: Environmental StewardshipFunctional Sector(s): EnvironmentEarth Guardians inspires and trains diverse youth to be effective leaders in the environmental, climate, and social justice movements. Earth Guardians was started in Hawaii in 1992 and relocated to Boulder in 1997.
https://earth-regenerators.mn.coEarth RegeneratorsType: OrganizationCategory: Environmental StewardshipFunctional Sector(s): Hub, Environment, Economics, GovernanceThis rich, mutli-faceted community is a living lab of embodied practice inspired by Joe Brewer's book The Design Pathway for Regenerating Earth (listed in Positive Culture). Earth Regenerators is helping manifest the vision of planet-wide network of learning ecosystems by establishing a hands-in-the-soil community in the Barichara, Columbia while partnering with other bioregional regenerative projects elsewhere in the world. A living, evolving example of the Planet Movement in action!
https://earth911.com/Earth911Type: Media OutletCategory: Environmental StewardshipFunctional Sector(s): The largest recycling database in the nation — probably the world.
https://earthshotprize.org/Earthshot PrizeType: OrganizationCategory: Environmental StewardshipFunctional Sector(s): EnvironmentThe Earthshot Prize is the most prestigious global environment prize in history, designed to incentivise change and help repair our planet over the next ten years.
https://earthx.org/EarthXType: OrganizationCategory: Environmental StewardshipFunctional Sector(s): EnvironmentEarthX is an international nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to educating and inspiring people and organizations to take action towards a more sustainable future worldwide.
https://eequal.org/EEqualType: OrganizationCategory: Social JusticeFunctional Sector(s): EducationEEqual is a for-youth by-youth nonprofit working to overcome student homelessness by raising awareness and increasing access to higher education.
https://www.effectivealtruism.org/Effective AltruismType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsFunctional Sector(s): HubEffective Altruism (EA) is a project that aims to find the best ways to help others, and put them into practice. This project matters because, while many attempts to do good fail, some are enormously effective. For instance, some charities help 100 or even 1,000 times as many people as others, when given the same amount of resources. EA is both a research field, which aims to identify the world’s most pressing problems and the best solutions to them, and a practical community that aims to use those findings to do good. EA was formalized by scholars at Oxford University, but has now spread around the world, and is being applied by tens of thousands of people in more than 70 countries.
https://protectthevote.net/Election ProtectionType: OrganizationCategory: Democracy and VotingFunctional Sector(s): GovernanceWe recruit, train, and deploy thousands of nonpartisan Election Protection volunteers across the nation, as voters’ first line of defense against confusing voting rules, outdated infrastructure, rampant misinformation, and needless obstacles to the ballot box.
http://entrepreneurialearth.com/Entrepreneurial EarthType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsFunctional Sector(s): EconomicsEntrepreneurial Earth, founded by Martin Ogle, helps companies, organizations and individuals/families achieve their sustainability goals and engage their innate human creativity to envision and implement sustainable ways of working and living.
https://environmental-action.org/Environmental ActionType: OrganizationCategory: Environmental StewardshipFunctional Sector(s): EnvironmentEnvironmental Action was founded in 1970, on the first Earth Day, as a community of grassroots environmental activists for a cleaner, greener world.
https://www.everysinglevote.com/Every Single VoteType: OrganizationCategory: Democracy and VotingFunctional Sector(s): GovernanceFunding ballot initiatives to expand vote-by-mail and automatic voter registration.
https://evolutionaryleaders.net/Evolutionary LeadersType: OrganizationCategory: HumanityFunctional Sector(s): HubEvolutionary Leaders is a project of The Source of Synergy Foundation whose purpose is to collectively inspire, support and serve conscious evolution.
https://fairfight.com/Fair FightType: OrganizationCategory: Democracy and VotingFunctional Sector(s): GovernancePromoting fair elections around the country, encouraging voter participation in elections, and educating voters about elections and their voting rights.
https://www.filmsforaction.orgFilms for ActionType: Media OutletCategory: Positive SolutionsFunctional Sector(s): Media, HubFilms For Action is a library for people who want to change the world. Our mission is to empower citizens with the knowledge and perspectives essential to creating a more compassionate, just, regenerative, and democratic society.
https://footprintusfoundation.org/Footprint FoundationType: OrganizationCategory: PlasticsFunctional Sector(s): EnvironmentFootprint Foundation is the non-profit branch of Footprint©, a sustainable technology firm that is focused on reducing or eliminating plastics in our everyday life through the development and manufacturing of revolutionary technologies.
www.forthegood.orgFor the GoodType: OrganizationCategory: Social JusticeFunctional Sector(s): EducationChanging the world one girl at a time. For the Good is a 501 (c)(3) organization. We work in a region of Kenya that has been labeled as “not wanting education”.
https://www.globalcitizen.org/Global CitizenType: OrganizationCategory: Social JusticeFunctional Sector(s): EconomicsGlobal Citizen is a movement of engaged citizens who are using their collective voice to end extreme poverty by 2030.
https://www.footprintnetwork.org/Global Footprint NetworkType: OrganizationCategory: Environmental StewardshipFunctional Sector(s): EnvironmentGlobal Footprint Network, an international nonprofit organization founded in 2003, envisions a future where all can thrive within the means of our one planet.
https://www.globalpurposemovement.orgGlobal Purpose MovementType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsFunctional Sector(s): HubGlobal Purpose Movement is a nonprofit working to nurture a worldwide culture aligned with humanity’s highest purpose. It’s through this sense of purpose that we hope to create sustainable, global transformation, inspired by activists like you.
https://globalvolunteers.orgGlobal VolunteersType: OrganizationCategory: Social JusticeFunctional Sector(s): HubOne-to-three-week opportunities to create, nurture and sustain the well-being of the world’s children and their families.
https://www.goodofthewhole.org/Good of the WholeType: OrganizationCategory: HumanityFunctional Sector(s): HubGood of the Whole, LLC is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization - a growing community with a global mission and shared purpose.
https://www.greenlivingdetective.com/Green Living Detective: Danielle VickType: OrganizationCategory: Environmental StewardshipFunctional Sector(s): EnvironmentIn a perfect world, how green something is or isn’t would be an equal part of our decision making. But, for most of us, there are a thousand and one other things that also weigh in on the demands of modern life. Here is an effort to uncover the gray area between ideals and reality. With the answers you’ll find here, you can choose the path to Your Greenest Life and ditch the guilt about the rest. Thanks for joining me on this journey!
https://www.greenbiz.com/GreenBiz GroupType: Media OutletCategory: Social JusticeFunctional Sector(s): Media, EconomicsGreenBiz Group is a media and events company that accelerates the just transition to a clean economy.
https://www.facebook.com/gretathunbergswedenGreta ThunbergType: PersonCategory: Climate ChangeFunctional Sector(s): EnvironmentA Swedish environmental activist who is known for challenging world leaders to take immediate action for climate change mitigation.
https://www.headcount.org/HeadCountType: OrganizationCategory: Democracy and VotingFunctional Sector(s): GovernanceGetting people registered to vote and interested in democracy at concerts, festivals, community events - anywhere we can translate the power of music and culture into real action.
https://www.heartmath.org/HeartMath InstituteType: OrganizationCategory: HumanityFunctional Sector(s): HealthThe mission of the HeartMath Institute is to help people bring their physical, mental and emotional systems into balanced alignment with their heart’s intuitive guidance.
https://illuminatives.org/about-us/IlluminativesType: OrganizationCategory: Indigenous Wisdom and CultureFunctional Sector(s): HubCreated and led by Native peoples, IllumiNative is a new nonprofit initiative designed to increase the visibility of – and challenge the negative narrative about – Native Nations and peoples in American society.
https://www.ienearth.org/Indigenous Environmental NetworkType: OrganizationCategory: Social JusticeFunctional Sector(s): Environment, Economics, JusticeEN was formed in 1990 by grassroots Indigenous peoples and individuals to address environmental and economic justice issues (EJ).
https://inhabitat.com/InHabitatType: OrganizationCategory: Environmental StewardshipFunctional Sector(s): EnvironmentInhabitat® is a green design and lifestyle site that provides coverage of environmental news and the latest in sustainable design.
https://inlandoceancoalition.org/Inland Ocean CoalitionType: OrganizationCategory: Environmental StewardshipFunctional Sector(s): Creating an inland movement that builds land-to-sea stewardship. Developing a two-way relationship with the ocean and the inland.
https://www.policosmology.org/homeInstitute for a New Political CosmologyType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsFunctional Sector(s): HubIts mission is to contribute to a dramatically more inclusive worldview by promoting the practices of wisdom-seeking—the search for the best way to live. This truth quest is now generating an evolutionary big picture which helps make sense of the current social turmoil. It reveals that many life-affirming practical projects already underway are part of underlying seismic changes in culture and consciousness. This enlarged vision reveals deep connections among change initiatives at many levels—that of individuals, NGO’s and governments—and helps guide collaboration into movement for a thriving Earth community. We see this thriving for understanding as a singularly defining aspect of what it means to be human. Accordingly, we present the truth quest as both a method of cosmology building and the core practice of a fully human politics in synergy with a flourishing Earth community.
https://ecociv.org/Institute for Ecological CivilizationType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsFunctional Sector(s): Economics, Environment, JusticeEcoCiv works internationally to design and scale solutions toward long-term sustainability, focusing on water, economies, and human communities. We conduct research, convene experts, and facilitate the quest for solutions.
https://www.energyandourfuture.org/Institute for the Study of Energy & Our FutureType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsFunctional Sector(s): InfrastructureThe Institute for the Study of Energy and our Future (ISEOF), with our network of scientists and systems thinkers, focuses on researching, understanding, and communicating how the full human ecosystem functions, the resulting risks, and what likely future outcomes and leverage points exist.
https://www.iwgia.org/en/International Work Group for Indigenous AffairsType: OrganizationCategory: Social JusticeFunctional Sector(s): Hub, Relationships, GovernanceIWGIA was founded in 1968 by anthropologists alarmed about the ongoing genocide of Indigenous Peoples taking place in the Amazon. The aim was to establish a network of researchers and human right activists to document the situation of Indigenous Peoples and advocate for an improvement of their rights.
https://www.kateraworth.comKate RaworthType: PersonCategory: Positive SolutionsFunctional Sector(s): EconomicsKate Raworth is an economist best known as the author of Doughnut Economics and co-founder of the Doughnut Economics Action Lab (DEAL). Doughnut economics offers a radical re-framing of economics that assesses the health of an economy by the extent to which the needs of people are met without overshooting Earth's ecological ceiling. Earlier in her career, Raworth worked promoting micro-enterprise development in Zanzibar, co-authored the United Nations Development Programme's Human Development Report, and was a Senior Researcher at Oxfam. She is currently a Senior Research Associate, Tutor and Advisory Board member of the Environmental Change Institute of the University of Oxford. She is also a Senior Associate at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.[
https://kindling.xyz/KindLingType: Media OutletCategory: Positive SolutionsFunctional Sector(s): MediaKindling is a 501c3 nonprofit that ignites change by sharing good news and connecting people with opportunities to build a more sustainable, equitable, and prosperous future for all.
https://viacampesina.org/en/La Via CampesinaType: OrganizationCategory: Food SovereigntyFunctional Sector(s): InfrastructureLa Via Campesina was born as a global articulation of peasant movements. It defined among its objectives the formation of solidarity relations between peoples and especially between peasants’ organizations and, acknowledging the diversity of peasantry worldwide, the construction of a model of agricultural development that guaranties food sovereignty as the right of the people to define their own agricultural policies, as well as the preservation of the environment and protection of biodiversity.
https://www.lwv.org/League of Women VotersType: OrganizationCategory: Democracy and VotingFunctional Sector(s): GovernanceA nonpartisan, grassroots organization working to protect and expand voting rights and ensure everyone is represented in our democracy. We empower voters and defend democracy through advocacy, education, and litigation, at the local, state, and national levels.
http://michaeldowd.orgMichael Dowd and Connie BarlowType: PersonCategory: Climate ChangeFunctional Sector(s): Hub, Spirituality, EnvironmentTHE REVEREND MICHAEL DOWD is a bestselling eco-theologian, TEDx speaker, and pro-science, pro-future advocate whose work has been featured in The New York Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Newsweek, Discover, and on television throughout the United States and Canada. His book, Thank God for Evolution, was endorsed by 6 Nobel Prize-winning scientists, noted skeptics, and religious leaders across the spectrum. Michael and his science writer, evolutionary educator, and fellow climate activist wife, Connie Barlow, have spoken to some 3,000 groups throughout North America since April 2002. Connie Barlow is a leading advocate for the "assisted migration" of native trees poleward in this time of rapid climate change, founder of the Torreya Guardians, science writer and video editor of the Post Doom series
https://www.postcarbon.org/our-people/nate-hagens/Nate HagensType: PersonCategory: Positive SolutionsFunctional Sector(s): HubNate is a well-known speaker on the big picture issues facing human society. Nate’s presentations address the opportunities and constraints we face after the coming peak of global economic growth.
https://www.nativewellness.com/Native Wellness InstituteType: OrganizationCategory: Indigenous Wisdom and CultureFunctional Sector(s): HealthThe Native Wellness Institute exists to promote the well-being of Native people through programs and trainings that embrace the teachings and traditions of our ancestors.
https://naturaljustice.org/about-us/Natural JusticeType: OrganizationCategory: Social JusticeFunctional Sector(s): JusticeNatural Justice is an organisation rooted in the struggles of communities in Africa. As a team of pioneering lawyers and legal experts, we specialise in human rights and environmental law in pursuit of social and environmental justice.
https://www.n2k.world/Need to KnowType: Media OutletCategory: Positive SolutionsFunctional Sector(s): Media, Environment, Justice, GovernanceN2K is a platform that follows pressing issues of our time, and then provides solutions and action steps so that people can engage in creating a world that works. The site is organized by topic so that you can do four things: you can view, you can do/take action, you can discuss the issues in our groups, and you can purchase goods that relate to the topics on the site. N2K currently has two ways to navigate our material, via subject and by map view.
https://neweracolorado.org/New Era ColoradoType: OrganizationCategory: Democracy and VotingFunctional Sector(s): GovernanceOne of the leading voices for young people in Colorado politics and one of the most effective youth civic engagement organizations in the country, bringing about a new era of political engagement for our generation.
https://newgeorgiaproject.org/New Georgia ProjectType: OrganizationCategory: Democracy and VotingFunctional Sector(s): GovernanceA nonpartisan effort to register, civically engage, and build power with the New Georgia Majority–the large and growing population of Black, brown, young, and other historically marginalized voters.
https://newpublic.org/New Public For BetterDigital PublicSpacesType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsFunctional Sector(s): InfrastructureA place for thinkers, builders, designers and technologists to meet and share inspiration. Purpose, Community, Magazine, Signals, ResearchFestival
https://www.newvoicestrategies.com/New Voice StrategiesType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsFunctional Sector(s): GovernanceMission: We create, incubate and launch projects to heal divides, restore compassion and strengthen self-government.
https://www.minderoo.org/no-plastic-waste/No Plastic WasteType: OrganizationCategory: PlasticsFunctional Sector(s): EnvironmentWe are working with industry to create a market-led model for a circular plastics economy. We are leading world first research to create greater transparency across the plastics supply chain. We incubate innovations to reduce recycling costs, create alternatives to plastic and recover plastic that is already polluting our environment – particularly the ocean.
https://onbeing.org/On Being ProjectType: OrganizationCategory: HumanityFunctional Sector(s): HubThe On Being Project is a nonprofit media and public life initiative. We make a public radio show, podcasts, new ways to experience poetry, and tools for the art of living. Six grounding virtues guide everything we do. We explore the intersection of spiritual inquiry, science, social healing, and the arts.
https://oneearthfuture.org/One Earth FutureType: OrganizationCategory: Social JusticeFunctional Sector(s): Hub, GovernanceOne Earth Future Foundation (OEF) is an incubator of innovative peacebuilding programs that designs, tests, and partners to scale programs that work hand-in-hand with those most affected by conflict to eliminate the root causes of war.
https://oneshared.world/One Shared WorldType: OrganizationCategory: HumanityFunctional Sector(s): Hub, GovernanceWe are a broad and inclusive movement of stakeholders working collaboratively across diverse cultures, communities, ethnicities, organizations, entities, interests, generations, and nations to ensure a better future for humankind and the sustainability of our collective home.
https://www.openworldalliance.org/Open World AllianceType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsFunctional Sector(s): Infrastructure, EconomicsDedicated to advancing strategic regenerative solutions for a more sustainable and equitable world. We are fusing technology with sustainability and entrepreneurship with innovation to source, solve, support and scale successful solutions to today’s biggest social and environmental pressures.
https://www.pachamama.org/Pachamama AllianceType: OrganizationCategory: Indigenous Wisdom and CultureFunctional Sector(s): SpiritualityPachamama Alliance is a global community that offers people the chance to learn, connect, engage, travel and cherish life for the purpose of creating a sustainable future that works for all.
https://participedia.net/ParticipediaType: OrganizationCategory: Democracy and VotingFunctional Sector(s): GovernanceA global network and crowdsourcing platform for researchers, educators, practitioners, policymakers, activists, and anyone interested in public participation and democratic innovations.
https://peter-barnes.org/Peter BarnesType: PersonCategory: Functional Sector(s): EconomicsPeter Barnes is an innovative thinker and entrepreneur whose work has focused on fixing the deep flaws of capitalism.
https://plasticoceans.org/Plastic OceansType: OrganizationCategory: PlasticsFunctional Sector(s): Dedicated to ending plastic pollution and fostering sustainable communities worldwide.
https://www.plasticpollutioncoalition.org/Plastic Pollution CoalitionType: OrganizationCategory: PlasticsFunctional Sector(s): EnvironmentCollaborates with an expansive global alliance of organizations, businesses, and individuals to create a more just, equitable, regenerative world free of plastic pollution and its toxic impacts.
https://www.positive.news/Positive News (UK)Type: Media OutletCategory: Positive SolutionsFunctional Sector(s): MediaPositive News is the magazine for good journalism about good things. When much of the media is full of doom and gloom, instead Positive News is the first media organisation in the world that is dedicated to quality, independent reporting about what’s going right.
https://www.powerthepolls.org/Power the PollsType: OrganizationCategory: Democracy and VotingFunctional Sector(s): GovernanceHelp staff your local polling places.
https://www.prosocial.worldPro-Social WorldType: OrganizationCategory: HumanityFunctional Sector(s): Hub, GovernanceProsocial World (PW) is a non-profit organization that seeks to evolve a more prosocial world. Inspired by scientists, we take the word “evolve” seriously, basing our methods on the most recent developments in evolutionary, complex systems, and contextual behavioral science to enhance cooperation and inspire positive change for the well-being of others.
https://drawdown.org/Project DrawdownType: OrganizationCategory: Climate ChangeFunctional Sector(s): EnvironmentProject Drawdown® is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks to help the world reach “drawdown”—the future point in time when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline.
https://protectourwinters.orgProtect Our WintersType: OrganizationCategory: Climate ChangeFunctional Sector(s): EnvironmentWe help passionate outdoor people protect the places and lifestyles they love from climate change. Founded in 2007 by professional snowboarder Jeremy Jones, we are a community of athletes, scientists, creatives and business leaders advancing non-partisan policies that protect our world today and for future generations.
https://www.purposeearth.orgPurpose EarthType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsFunctional Sector(s): HubA global initiative supporting a grant and mentorship program with real-world impact. We believe purpose is the most powerful tool for transformation. By inspiring, empowering and supporting each other to live and take action from our unique sense of purpose, we can co-create a world that unifies us all.
https://respectmyvote.com/Respect My VoteType: OrganizationCategory: Social JusticeFunctional Sector(s): Arts, GovernanceRespect My Vote! works with Hip Hop artists and influencers to register and educate tens of thousands of voters and help them get to the polls. We have reached tens of millions of voters with information and affirmative messages about voting.
https://www.resilience.org/Resilience.orgType: OrganizationCategory: Environmental StewardshipFunctional Sector(s): Environment, Infrastructure, Governance, RelationshipsResilience.org is a program of Post Carbon Institute (PCI). From 2004 to 2012 the site was known as “Energy Bulletin.” Over the years Energy Bulletin broadened its coverage from peak oil and energy to include other resource depletion, related issues, and articles which describe, encourage or educate on meaningful responses — in essence, the task of building resilience. From this came the inspiration to create resilience.org, which combines the best of the Energy Bulletin with the addition of sections for Groups engaged in building resilience, and Resources — a combination of user-generated and Post Carbon Institute media and reports.
https://www.rockthevote.org/Rock the VoteType: OrganizationCategory: Democracy and VotingFunctional Sector(s): GovernanceFind all the important deadlines, dates, requirements, registration options, and information on how to vote in your state.
https://rogerpbriggs.org/Roger BriggsType: PersonCategory: HumanityFunctional Sector(s): HubCo-founder of the PLANET Project. Roger grew up in the mountains of Colorado and fell in love with nature and science at an early age. He is a team builder, program developer, curriculum writer, and an award-winning teacher who touched many lives.
https://www.rootsandshoots.org/Roots and ShootsType: OrganizationCategory: Environmental StewardshipFunctional Sector(s): EnvironmentJane Goodall's org whose mission is to empower young people to affect positive change in their communities.
https://4activepeace.com/Scott BrownType: PersonCategory: Social JusticeFunctional Sector(s): JusticeG. Scott Brown is a visionary transformation guide who brings together psychology, spirituality, and nature-based healing to address the root causes of stress, fear, and violence in all its forms. He is a leading advocate for transformational activism and bringing restorative justice to bear on the full range of social and environmental issues.Scott’s approach boils down to staying heart-centered and deepening relationships. His book, Active Peace: A Mindful Path to a Nonviolent World, is a practical guide to holistic, transformational change at the personal, interpersonal, and collective levels.
http://www.darkoptimism.orgShaun ChamberlinType: PersonCategory: Environmental StewardshipFunctional Sector(s): EnvironmentAn associate of David Fleming, he shepherded Flemings masterwork to publication as 'Lean Logic: A Dictionary for the Future and How to Survive It' and a companion volume, 'Surviving the Future.'
https://sourceofsynergyfoundation.org/Source of Synergy FoundationType: OrganizationCategory: HumanityFunctional Sector(s): EducationThe Source of Synergy Foundation is a 501c3 not-for-profit educational organization whose purpose is to synergize individuals, organizations and efforts by tapping into the infinite source of collective consciousness, creativity and potential for the common good.
Steve MelvilleType: PersonCategory: HumanityFunctional Sector(s): HubCo-founder of the PLANET Project. A Colorado native, Steve earned a BA in Philosophy from Hamilton College and an MS in Computer Science from University of Colorado. Yet throughout his career, Steve grew increasingly aware of the mounting interconnected global crises and felt a deep calling to find ways to leverage his technical skills to help address them.
https://www.sukrupa.org/SukrupaType: OrganizationCategory: HumanityFunctional Sector(s): EducationNo Dream Left Behind. Empowering people from all social segments to rise up and fly. We believe that every child deserves the best, SUKRUPA is here to create opportunities for a better future.
https://www.sumofus.org/SumOfUsType: OrganizationCategory: Social JusticeFunctional Sector(s): EconomicsSumOfUs is a community of people from around the world committed to curbing the growing power of corporations. We want to buy from, work for and invest in companies that respect the environment, treat their workers well and respect democracy. And we’re not afraid to hold them to account when they don’t.
https://www.sunrisemovement.org/Sunrise MovementType: OrganizationCategory: Climate ChangeFunctional Sector(s): EnvironmentThe Sunrise Movement is a youth (under 35) movement to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process. We’re building an army of young people to make climate change an urgent priority across America, end the corrupting influence of fossil fuel executives on our politics, and elect leaders who stand up for the health and wellbeing of all people.
https://www.tazo.com/us/en/treecorps.htmlTazo Tree CorpType: OrganizationCategory: Environmental StewardshipFunctional Sector(s): EnvironmentWe’re launching the TAZO Tree Corps with @SZA and American Forests. It's a paid workforce dedicated to building and maintaining the urban tree canopy in 5 major US cities.
https://www.allwecansave.earth/projectThe All We Can Save ProjectType: OrganizationCategory: Climate ChangeFunctional Sector(s): EnvironmentNurturing a welcoming, connected, and leaderful climate community, rooted in the work and wisdom of women, to grow a life-giving future. Welcome to the feminist climate renaissance.
https://www.thecivilconversationsproject.org/The Civil Conversations Project Type: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsFunctional Sector(s): RelationshipsOur mission is to bring an end to American racism by telling significant historical and contemporary stories and by engaging in dialogue in order to bring an accurate perspective to the structures and systems that perpetuate racism, thereby informing the public dialogue on the local and national level.
https://climateoptimist.org/The Climate OptimistType: OrganizationCategory: Climate ChangeFunctional Sector(s): EnvironmentWe behave, buy, vote and work for change because we are optimists. And our vocal optimism will take our actions even further. It will make others bold. Political action, business innovation, new investment and global transformation all become possible.
https://theoceancleanup.com/The Ocean CleanupType: OrganizationCategory: PlasticsFunctional Sector(s): EnvironmentThe Ocean Cleanup, a non-profit organization, is developing and scaling technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. Our aim is to put ourselves out of business once the oceans are clean. Every year, millions of tons of plastic enter the oceans, primarily from rivers. And the plastic that’s afloat within the oceans isn’t going away by itself. To effectively solve the problem, we need to both turn off the tap and mop the floor at the same time.Dutch inventor Boyan Slat founded The Ocean Cleanup at the age of 18 in his hometown of Delft, the Netherlands.
https://www.optimistdaily.com/The Optimist DailyType: Media OutletCategory: Positive SolutionsFunctional Sector(s): MediaThe Optimist Daily is a reader-funded daily publication that brings you solutions-focused, good news from around the world to sip on with your coffee each morning. Our vision is to shift human consciousness by catalyzing 100,000,000 people to start each day with a positive, solutions-oriented mindset.
https://www.theplanetarypress.comThe Planetary PressType: Media OutletCategory: Unbiased MediaFunctional Sector(s): Environment, Justice, Media, EconomicsThe Planetary Press is an online news source focused on reporting in sustainability, environmental advocacy, corporate social responsibility and climate change. It is a platform for people to share their work. It is a place for organizations, cities, governments, companies, journalists and individuals to share the good that they’re doing and the impact that they’re having. TPP highlights sustainable solutions around the globe that inspire others to make a measurable difference.
https://theshiftnetwork.com/The Shift NetworkType: OrganizationCategory: Functional Sector(s): Hub, SpiritualityWe Are Awakening Individuals to Achieve Their Full Potential.
https://thesolutionsproject.org/The Solutions ProjectType: OrganizationCategory: Climate ChangeFunctional Sector(s): EnvironmentWe support climate changemakers, innovators, and solutionaires at the grassroots. We back them with grants, amp up their media capacity, and hook them up with influential people. They do the heavy lifting — we're there for support.
https://wellbeing-project.org/The Wellbeing ProjectType: OrganizationCategory: HumanityFunctional Sector(s): Hub, Relationships, SpiritualityThe Wellbeing Project is focused on catalysing a culture of inner wellbeing for all changemakers. We are inspired by love, care and compassion for all the people who work to build a better world, as well as to support the many causes and movements for which we all work.
WEBSITE NO LONGER ACTIVETheatre of SolutionsType: OrganizationCategory: Positive SolutionsFunctional Sector(s): MediaOUR VISION: To be a global platform that develops the idea of passion-for-humanity into a mass weapon for problem-solving. OUR MISSION: To promote a sense of humanitythereby harnessing human and social capital forrapid human development.
https://www.tide.earthTide Ocean SAType: OrganizationCategory: PlasticsFunctional Sector(s): EnvironmentTide Earth SA upcycles ocean-bound plastic, gathered with the help of local communities, to create #tide ocean material® -- an award-winning material resource that comes in the form of granules for plastic injection, yarn for textile applications, and filament for 3D printing. This upcycled plastic waste has been used to create high-quality products by reputable brands such as Maurice Lacroix, Tom Ford, Hugo Boss, Winter & Company or Yamamay. As of August 2022, Tide Earth SA reports that they have upcycled the equivalent of more than 30 million plastic bottles using a process that produces up to 80% less CO2 emissions than producing virgin plastics. They pay fair wages and work to ensure their products strictly comply to ethical and ecological standards such as the GRS (Global Recycle Standard).
https://togetherwomenrise.org/Together Women RiseType: OrganizationCategory: Social JusticeFunctional Sector(s): Hub, Relationships, Education, EconomicsTogether Women Rise is a powerful community of women and allies dedicated to achieving global gender equality.
https://uplift.love/Uplift (Australia)Type: OrganizationCategory: HumanityFunctional Sector(s): Spirituality, RelationshipsUplift inspires people to embrace a life of love in action. “Love in Action” is about proactively expressing kindness, cooperation, affection, connection and empathy in our relationships with ourselves, each other and the planet.
https://uplift.love/tv/Uplift TVType: Media OutletCategory: HumanityFunctional Sector(s): MediaThe best in conscious films. Subscribe to UPLIFT to watch out premium films, absolutely for free (no fees or credit card required!).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanessa_NakateVanessa NakateType: PersonCategory: Climate ChangeFunctional Sector(s): EnvironmentInspired by Greta Thunberg to start her own climate movement in Uganda, Nakate began a solitary strike against inaction on the climate crisis in January 2019.
https://www.voteamerica.com/Vote AmericaType: OrganizationCategory: Democracy and VotingFunctional Sector(s): GovernanceGet help registering, getting your ballot, or finding your local polling place.
https://votefwd.org/Vote ForwardType: OrganizationCategory: Democracy and VotingFunctional Sector(s): GovernanceEfficient and well-organized letter-writing campaigns to increase the participation of historically underrepresented communities in the electorate.
https://www.vote411.org/Vote411Type: OrganizationCategory: Democracy and VotingFunctional Sector(s): GovernanceSee what's on your ballot, check your voter registration, find your polling place, discover upcoming debates in your area.
https://we.we.net/WE, The WorldType: OrganizationCategory: HumanityFunctional Sector(s): HubMission: The Mission of We, The World is to maximize social change globally – until we have a world that works for all! WE, the World is a global coalition-building non-profit organization based in New York City.
https://whenweallvote.org/When We All VoteType: OrganizationCategory: Democracy and VotingFunctional Sector(s): GovernanceA leading national, nonpartisan initiative to change the culture around voting and to increase participation in every election by helping to close the race and age gap. Launched in 2018 by Michelle Obama, with Co-Chairs Stephen Curry, Becky G, Selena Gomez, Tom Hanks, H.E.R., Liza Koshy, Jennifer Lopez, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monae, Chris Paul, Megan Rapinoe, Shonda Rhimes, Bretman Rock, Kerry Washington and Rita Wilson.
https://www.wholeworld-view.org/WholeWorld ViewType: OrganizationCategory: HumanityFunctional Sector(s): HubA growing interdependent co-operative of global change agents in service to nurturing our personal and collective need for meaning and belonging, celebrating our innate diversity within a unified whole.
https://xiuhtezcatl.com/Xiuhtezcatl MartinezType: PersonCategory: Environmental StewardshipFunctional Sector(s): EnvironmentXiuhtezcatl Martinez (shoe-tez-caht) is a principle in Earth Guardians and now a hip hop artist.
www.yonearth.orgY on EarthType: OrganizationCategory: Environmental StewardshipFunctional Sector(s): EnvironmentThe Y on Earth Community is a movement led by Ambassadors that empowers people with practical, hands-on information and inspiration to enhance health and well-being (Thriving) while deeply aligning our lives and communities with global strategies for regeneration and stewardship (Sustainability).
https://www.yesmagazine.org/Yes! MediaType: Media OutletCategory: Positive SolutionsFunctional Sector(s): MediaYES! Media is a nonprofit, independent publisher of solutions journalism.
https://zerowasteinstitute.org/Zero Waste InstituteType: Media OutletCategory: PlasticsFunctional Sector(s): EnvironmentArticles that inform about how to be Zero Waste.