TED TALK Handouts: Environmental Organizations and Making Personal Changes

From Direct Action to Political Lobbying: Join With Others (This is obviously a limited list.  Add the organization you work with, and please send them on to me.)

DIRECT ACTION

350.org

Greenpeace   http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/

Earth First  http://www.earthfirst.org

Idle No More  http://www.idlenomore.ca

Earth Quaker Action Team       http://www.eqat.org

EDUCATION, CONSERVATION, and ACTION

Sierra Club   http://www.sierraclub.org/#!

Union of Concerned Scientests   http://www.ucsusa.org

Conservation Fund    http://www.conservationfund.org/about-us

Conservation International http://www.conservation.org/Pages/default.aspx

Regional

Trustees of the Reservation: http://www.thetrustees.org

LOBBYING and LEGAL ACTION

The Climate Reality Project (http://climaterealityproject.o..

Rainforest Action Network  (www.ran.org)

The National Resource Defense Council  https://www.nrdc.org

Oceana  www.oceana.org

World Watch Institute  http://worldwatch.org

 BUILDING BRIDGES: GOVERNMENT/INDUSTRY/PEOPLE

Environmental Defense Fund  https://www.edf.org

National Resources Defense Counsel https://www.nrdc.org

Rainforest Alliance  http://www.rainforest-alliance.org

World Resources Institute  http://www.wri.org

Rocky Mountain Institute   http://www.rmi.org

 

CHANGING YOUR LIFEConserve Energy 

Hang the Laundry

Use Fans instead of Air Conditioners

Insulate Your Home

Put on a sweater and socks before you turn up the heat

Use efficient light bulbs

Keep your freezer full

Turn TV and Computer screens to a normal or standard, rather than bright picture setting

Auto Power down video consoles

Let the wind dry your hair

Buy Energy From Renewable Sources

Conserve Water

Wash Laundry in cold water

Turn off when not in direct use

Fix leaky faucets

Water garden in morning or evening

Mulch Plants

Let grass get higher and leave cut grass as mulch

Divest your savings from fossil Fuel Companies

Make Your Own Non-Toxic Cleaners (Water, White Vinegar, and Baking Soda)

http://www.greenamerica.org/livinggreen/greencleaners.cfm

 

Reduce Your Waste

Buy  products in largest cardboard package or no packaging

Buy used (not used up) products

Recycle

Use reusable containers for liquids, lunches, etc.

Compost

Food

Grow Your Food or join a CSA

Weed killer-Mix White Vinegar and a drop of non-toxic dish soap

Eat Grass Feed Beef (sustainable grazing)

Eat organic (transparent, healthy, land management)

Eat Local

Download Seafood Watch App (Monterey Bay Aquarium)

Skip straws

Transportation

Walk

Bike

Use Public Transit

Car Pool

Sell the SUV and buy a smaller, energy efficient, vehicle

 

Good long list at:

http://www.prevention.com/health/healthy-living/70-easy-ways-to-green-up-your-life/slide/14