American Water Works Association
Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource. With approximately 50,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life.

Aquaforina Water Education Foundation
Aquafornia is dedicated to providing comprehensive news and information about California water issues, as well as issues affecting the southwest. This regularly updated blog posts links from the news media, press releases, trade magazines, and other blogs.

Be Water Wise
A program of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and The Family of Southern California Water Agencies.
For an online or in-person landscaping course:

City of Santa Monica: Water Saving Tips & Resources
Save on your water bill!  Learn easy tips to not use as much water from month to month.

Cyber-rain is a ground-breaking smart sprinkler control system that gives homeowners an easy way to save 30-70 percent on their landscape watering bills by using the ease and convenience of the personal computer and automatic weather updates from the internet.

Eatwild's Directory of Farms lists more than 1,300 pasture-based farms, with more farms being added each week. It is the most comprehensive source for grass-fed meat and dairy products in the United States and Canada.

Environmental Protection Agency: California Drinking Water
Find out where your water comes from!

Green Map
(310) 399-4944
Maps that locate and promote sustainable urban features, natural and manmade.

This website was developed by the California Urban Water Conservation Council under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Council is a consensus-based partnership of over 285 urban water suppliers, public advocacy organizations, and other interested parties concerned with water supply and conservation of natural resources in California.

Heal the Bay: Beach Report Card
Lists beaches from Washington to Southern California with a rating of how clean each is.
Learn how much water the average person “eats” in a fun illustrative manner.

Lawn Care Guide
Provides practical lawn care needs, including a list of warm season grasses ideal for drought-prone climates and information on electrical lawn-care equipment.

Rain Chains Direct
Rain chains are a functional yet elegant replacement for conventional gutter downspouts. We offer high quality copper and aluminum styles as well as accessories, all at extremely competitive prices.

Santa Monica Bay Keeper
The Santa Monica Baykeeper is your citizen "park ranger" for the Santa Monica Bay, San Pedro Bay, and the adjacent coastal waters and watersheds. The primary mission is to continually survey the environmental health of these resources; to alert the public to potential hazards and expose those who contribute in any way to the degradation of this ecosystem.

Smart Water Application Technologies
SWAT is a national partnership initiative of water purveyors and irrigation industry representatives created to promote landscape water use efficiency through the application of state-of-the-art irrigation technologies. Their site contains a list of weather-based or soil moisture sensor irrigation controllers that help take the guess work out of watering your garden.

Surfrider Foundation Ocean Friendly Gardens
In partnership wth the West Basin Municipal Water District, the Surfrider Foundation’s Ocean Friendly Gardens provides valuable resources for creating gardens that minimize the need for water, fertilizers, pesticides, fossil-fuel equipment, and which help prevent urban runoff.

Sustainable Santa Monica - Garden
The City of Santa Monica’s garden/garden demonstration landscapes are located at 1718 and 1724 Pearl Street, and provide a comparison of a traditional lawn to a native garden.

TED Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Learn how plastic is hurting our marine life and what you can do to help through the REFUSE solution

United Nations Water
Learn about water issues around the globe

WaterSense, a partnership program sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency, identifies appliances that are water efficient.

Your Water Footprint: National Geographic
Learn more about your water footprint through interactive quizzes and games.


AquaBio Environmental Technologies, Inc.
4712 Admiralty Way, #156
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 397-3114
Creating technology through brioremediation and biomimicry to remediate ecosystems that were contaminated by toxic substances and to rid environments of waste contaminants.

California Coastal Commission
45 Freemont St.
San Francisco, CA. 94105
(800) 262-7848
Works to protect and enhance various resources along the California Coast.

California Urban Water Conservation Council
455 Capitol Mall #703
Sacramento, CA. 95814
(916) 552-5885
Their goal is to increase the efficiency of water use throughout all of California, among residents, businesses and other water agencies.

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

1394 South Sepulveda Blvd.
West L.A., CA. 90069
(800) 342-5397
Provides the Los Angeles area with electric and water services.  DWP also offers conservation and efficiency solutions through their products and services.

City of Santa Monica, Watershed Management Section
200 Santa Monica Pier, Suite K
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458--8972

Hyperion Sewage Treatment Plant
(310) 648-5856
A wastewater treatment plant located in El Segundo.

Metropolitan Water District
P.O. Box 54153
Los Angeles, CA. 90054
(213) 217-6000
Delivers drinking water to L.A., San Diego, Orange County, San Bernardino, Riverside, and Ventura counties.

Santa Monica Urban Runoff Recycling Facility
1437 4th Street, Ste. 300
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-8721
SMURRF treats urban runoff water to remove pollutants that are gathered from ground surfaces, and then recycles it for landscape irrigation and some plumbing systems.

Southern California Watershed Council
111 N. Hope Street Suite 627
Los Angeles, CA. 90012
(213) 367-4111
This site is full of FAQ’s, maps, news, inquiries and regional info on watersheds.


Algalita: Marine Research Institute
148 N. Marina Drive
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 598-4889
Dedicated to protecting the marine environment through research, education, and restoration.

Alliance for Water Efficiency
P.O. Box 804127
Chicago, IL 60680
(773) 360-5100

Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA. 90802
(562) 590-3100
This aquarium is home to more than 12,000 different animals that are natives to the waters of Southern California to Baja, as well as the North and Tropical Pacific oceans.

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
3720 Stephan White Drive
San Pedro, CA. 90731
(310) 548-7562
A research facility that provides the public with an education of conserving marine life in Southern California.

Friends of Ballona Wetlands
318 B Culver Blvd.
Playa Del Rey, 90293
(310) 306-5994
Commits their services to preserving and restoring wetlands that are homes to many birds, fish and other wildlife.

Friends of the Los Angeles River
570 W. Avenue 26 #250
Los Angeles, CA. 90065
(323) 223-0585
They work towards restoring the L.A. River to its natural surroundings and wildlife, creating a healthy eco-system and flood protection.  They are also aiming to make the river available for recreational use for the public.

Heal the Bay
3220 Nebraska Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 453-0395
(800) HEAL BAY (in California only)
Mission is to keep Southern California’s coastal waters and watershed safe healthy, and clean

LA Storm water: LA’s Watershed Protection Program
(800) 974-9794
Learn how to install rain barrels.

Santa Monica Baykeeper
120 Broadway, Suite 105
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 305-9645
Oversees SM Bay, San Pedro Bay and adjacent coastal waters and nearby watersheds.  Works to inform the public of any potential hazards and alert them of those in the community who are a negative influence on our eco-system.

Surfrider Foundation Ocean Friendly Gardens Program
2629 Main St. #196
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 984-6910
Mission is to keep the coastal waters clean in for everyone to enough the ocean and waves.

Theodore Payne Foundation
10459 Tuxford St.
Sun Valley, CA. 91352
(818) 768-1802
Hotline (818) 768-3533
The foundation has a year round native plant nursery with educational programs to outreach the community.

Water Education Foundation
717 K Street Suite 317
Sacramento, CA. 95817
(916) 444-6240
Helps to address and resolve water issues and problems through their educational program.

Water Conservation
American Water Works Association
6666 West Quincy Avenue
Denver, CO 80235
(800) 926-7337

Wetlands Recovery Project
645 S. Citrus Ave.
Los Angeles, CA. 90036
(323) 938-5530
A group of public agencies that work together to help restore and develop a better environment for the coastal wetlands from Point Conception to the International Border of Mexico.



Alliance to Save Energy
A coalition of prominent business, government, environmental and consumer leaders who promote the efficient and clean use of energy worldwide to benefit consumers, the environment, economy, and national security. Their site includes summaries of Alliance programs, links to Alliance Associates, press releases, and a publications list.

American Council for an Energy-Efficiency Economy 
A resourceful database of energy and efficiency-related sites.

California Energy Commission
The California Energy Commission has an extensive web site featuring information concerning CEC projects and activities, publications, news databases, an energy education tool, and a directory of over 1,000 energy-related internet sites.

California Institute for Energy Efficiency
CIEE plans, funds, and manages research and development of new energy efficiency technologies. Their site covers CIEE projects, publications, and participants.

Climate Action Network (CAN)
CAN is a network of NGO's whose goal is to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels.

Consortium for Energy Efficiency
CEE is a non-profit, public benefit corporation that uses the power of mass markets to advance super energy-efficient technologies that benefit consumers and the environment.

Cool Companies
Cool Companies is the official site of the Center for Energy and Climate Solutions, a one-stop-shop that helps organizations reduce greenhouse gas emissions with practical advice, tools and technologies.

Critical Mass Energy Project
Critical Mass Energy Project promotes energy conservation and tracks government activities related to such issues as nuclear power, radioactive waste, renewable energy and fuel efficiency.

Energy Management Degree
Want to earn a degree in energy management?  Learn about what a degree in energy management entails and what schools offer this degree!

Natural Resource Defense Council has an excellent overview of energy usage and its environmental effects.

Renewable Energy Policy Project
REPP supports the advancement of renewable energy technology through policy research. REPP seeks to define growth strategies for renewables that respond to competitive energy markets and environmental needs.


City of Santa Monica
Energy and Green Building Office

1212 5th Street, First Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-4992

California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth St. MS-29
Sacramento, CA 95814
(800) 555-7794
Oversees future energy needs, develops technologies and encourages renewable energy.

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
P.O. Box 51111
Los Angeles, CA. 90051
(213) 481-5411 (800) 342-5397
Provides the Los Angeles area with electrical and water services.  DWP also offers conservation and efficiency solutions through their products and services.

Pacific Gas and Electric
(800) 743-5002
Correspondence Management Center
P.O. Box 95899-7310
Provides northern California with gas and electrical services.

Southern California Edison
2244 Walnut Grove
Rosemead, CA. 91770
(800) 655-4555

Southern California Gas Company
P.O. Box3150
San Dimas, CA 91773
(800) 427-2200



350 is an international campaign that's building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis--the solutions that science and justice demand.

Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies
(877) 758-4462
Serves Southern California electrical services.

Climate Solutions
610 4th Ave E
Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 352-1763

Coalition for Clean Air
10780 Santa Monica Blvd
Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 441-1544
Work to improve air quality.

Energy Coalition
219 1st Avenue South Suite 100
Seattle, WA. 98104
(206) 621-0094
Work to conserve and renew energy.

Energy Star
Washington, DC
(888) 782-7937

Pear Energy
Committed to educating the public how they can be more energy efficient.  Learn the ways to become more energy efficient saves the environment and saving money on your energy bill.

RePower LA
This program is geared towards advocating saving citizens of LA to save on their energy bills

Solar Living Institute

13771 S. Highway 101
Hopland, CA 95449
(707) 744-2017
An educational program which encourages a change in our habits and behaviors by educating for a sustainable future for our environment.

Solar Santa Monica
Helping residents of Santa Monica get connected with Solar Installers.



Air & Waste Management is helping to keep the environment clean by providing quality information on which to base environmental decisions.

CalRecycle is a resource that lists out how to dispose of certain materials from Motor Oil to Mattresses.  If you are unsure of where to dispose of any materials, refer to this site. 

Earthship describes how to build a house out of discarded tires and recycled cans. You will see actual homes built this way.

Free Cycle
This site allows people from various areas to post goods they wish to get rid of and for people to acquire free goods.
Aims to educate all levels of the community to adopt the Zero Waste Philosophy.  The website lists tools and definitions guiding businesses, students, and the community to follow the Zero Waste Philosophy.


Do you want to do something positive with your old cell phone instead of sending it to the landfill? HopeLine provides ways for individuals to take action against domestic violence by donating no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories in any condition from any service provider. Verizon turns these resources into support for domestic violence organizations and programs nationwide.
FAQ’s, step by step guides, and resources for materials and supplies to make a worm compost bin.

The Daily Green
Confused about plastic symbols and what they mean?  This slideshow lists what each plastic recycling symbol means, and how those items can be recycled. 

World Centric: For a better world
Buy all your compostable products from an organization that puts the environment first.

WWF Paper Tools and Guidance 
Understand the environmental footprint of paper production and paper consumption

WWF: Does your toilet paper cause rain forest destruction?
Learn which grocers took action to ensure the pulp products that are in toilet paper do not destroy the rain forest.


Ability First – L.L. Frank Work Center
3812 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90037
Learn how to recycle your old CD’s, DVD’s, and other old small electronics.

Allan Company

Allan Company has been a leader in the recycling industry since 1963. Our goal is to provide unequalled service and satisfaction to all of our customers. We recognize that you, the customer, are our most important asset. We strive each day to meet your recycling needs whether you are a producer or a consumer.

California Materials Exchange
2929 E. Willow St.
Long Beach, CA. 90806
(562) 981-9295
Helps conserve resources, energy and landfill space by helping organizations and businesses find alternative ways to dispose of their reusable materials and waste.

City of Santa Monica

The Resource Recovery & Recycling Division (r3) is committed to being an innovative, customer service driven, responsive organization that provides comprehensive, cost-effective solid waste management to residents and businesses in an environmentally sound manner, while incorporating state-of-the-art methods and technology, and  educating the public on responsible resource management.

Household Hazardous Waste Center

2500 Michigan Ave.
Santa Monica, CA. 90404
(310) 458-8255 or
(310) 458-2213
Drop off your hazardous waste at this office in Santa Monica.  Check site for office hours.

Puente Hills Habitat Preservation Authority
7702 Washington Ave – Suite C
Whittier, CA 90602
(562) 945-9003
Dedicated to restore the open space in Puente Hills to preserve the biological diversity.  Participate in an environmental program in litter and dust control, a hazardous waste inspection, and controlled air quality. They recycle green waste, tires, asphalt and ash. The site has great maps and pictures to guide you through their processes.

Resource Recovery & Recycling Division
2500 Michigan Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 458-2223
Fax: (310) 264-7750
Helping Santa Monica residents dispose of waste in a cost-effective manner

Waste Less Living, Inc
2100 E. Walnut Street
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 765-6209
Consulting services that put the environment first.


Call 2 Recycle
1 (877) 273-2925
Use this number to locate a drop-off site for materials such as batteries that can not be thrown away in your typical trash can

CaterGreen: Zero Waste Solutions
(323) 420-6196
Providing green services such as compostable foodservice containers and packaging, water filtration systems

California Recycles
An organization helping people, non-profits, corporations and municipalities recycle their electronics with ease.




5 Gyres
Learn why plastic is terrible for the environment and the alternatives to plastic.

Cosmetics Info
Find out the science and safety behind your favorite cosmetic product.  Learn the science behind the products and how cosmetics are regulated.

Environmental Workers Group Cleaning Product Guide
Get to know which cleaning products are best to use, and the one’s to avoid.  Gives various cleaning products a letter grade for how toxic it is to human and environment health.

Environmental Workers Group Skin Products
Learn about the chemicals that are in the skin products you use daily.  This site has information for all types of products that you apply to your skin.

Environmental Workers Group Sunscreen Guide
Learn the most effective and protective sunscreens on the market.  Learn the do’s and don’ts of sunscreen and how some sunscreens pose as a health threat.

EPA: Smoke-Free Homes

Secondhand smoke can make children suffer serious health risks.  

Green Seal
Empowering consumers, purchasers, and companies to create a more sustainable world.

Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides
Aiming to protecting the environment through banning the use of harmful pesticides.

Pesticide Reform
Fighting for Pesticide Reform for the safety our health and environment

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
Learn what cosmetic products are safest for your skin.  Keep in touch with the latest news of how the government is regulating the products we use.


California Department of Toxic Substances Control
Releases drafts with information directed to the public for safer consumer products. 

Environmental Defense Fund
Finding ways to make the earth a more sustainable by focusing on the climate, oceans, ecosystems, and health.  Progress in made through education, partnerships, and nonpartisan policy. 

Pacific Coast Termite Inc.
1211 N Batavia St
Orange, Ca 92867
(714) 450-1250
Termite and Pest Control without the use of tenting and toxic chemicals.  Orange Oil is used to eliminate pests. 

U.S. Energy Information Administration
Keep up to date with the latest price trends of natural gas and why prices of gas are going up around the nation.



Coalition for Clean Air
10780 Santa Monica Blvd
Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 441-1544  
Work to improve air quality by advocating for effective public policy and changed business methods.

Healthy Child Healthy World
11872 La Grange Ave, 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 820-2030
Learn the steps to take in order to limit your exposure to toxic chemicals.

Pesticide Action Network
Mission to eliminate the use of hazardous pesticides through advocating safe and healthy alternatives

The Honest Co.
(888) 862- 8818
Providing non-toxic products geared towards small children from diapers to cleaning products.   
Californians for Pesticide Reform

Women’s Voices For The Earth: Our Health. Our Future. Toxic Free
This organization strives to eliminate toxic chemicals that are in daily products used in, which affect our health.  Their goal is to grasp environmental justice for all consumers.



Alliance for Biking and Walking
The Alliance for Biking & Walking creates, strengthens and unites state/province and local bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organizations.

Expo Line News
Keep up to date on the latest news about the Expo transit

Green America: 31 Ways to Walk More, Bike More
Use your legs to help you save money on gas.

Green America: Biking Made Easy
See how biking can be made easier with new gadgets helping with day to day activites

Green America: Four High-Impact Ways to Work with City Leaders
Learn how to make a difference in your city along side the people who run the city.

Green America: When You Drive, Go Electric
Understand how the electric car works.

Metro: Measure R
Learn what Measure R is doing to change the LA transportation system.

Plug In America
Learn how and why you should go electric when purchasing a car.


Big Blue Bus
1660 7th St
Santa Monica, CA 90407
Santa Monica public transportation.  Routes run throughout West LA.

Buses and trains connected throughout Los Angeles.

Relay Rides
Rent a car in any area you need with complete insurance and roadside assistance.  Easy and affordable service.


Better World Club
Compared to AAA, Better World Club is an environmentally friendly auto club that provides nationwide roadside assistance for cars and bikes.  Prices are cheaper or will meet AAA’s prices.

California Clean Cars Campaign
Learn why it is so important to push for cleaner cars in California.  From saving money, to saving lives, cleaner cars are needed for the overall health for California citizens.

Move LA: A Project of Community Partners
Learn how Measure R and Mayor Villaraigosa’s actions as LA mayor have supposed for change in the transportation system throughout Los Angeles.

Sana Monica Neighborhood Electric Vehicle Club
Learn about NEV’s in Santa Monica and how you can become part of the club. 

Santa Monica Land Use and Circulation Element
The LUCE is a collaborative effort to take action in making Santa Monica a more citizen and pedestrian friendly city.

Transportation Alternatives

Our mission is to reclaim New York City's streets from the automobile, and to advocate for bicycling, walking and public transit as the best transportation alternatives.

Shopping and Food


100 Days of Real Food
Take a pledge to cut processed foods out of your diet to live out a healthier life!

Alliance for Natural Health

ANH-USA is committed to sustainable health, the recognition that our environment and our physical health are inextricably related. If we run out of clean water to drink, pure air to breathe or nutritious and uncontaminated food to eat, or if through our prescription drugs and vaccines we are poisoned by mercury or phthalates, our physical health will suffer.  

Buy Local: Santa Monica
Website provides a list of local businesses according to the type of product you need.  Buying local means keeping money in the city.

Eat Well Guide
Find sustainable food in your area!

Eight Ways Monsanto Fails at Sustainable Agriculture
Learn how terrible Monsanto is in eight straightforward facts.

Farmers Market
Find your local market wherever you may be!

Gramicci has been the soulful, free spirited, brand of the outdoor industry for the past thirty years.  Gramicci is still setting the standard for performance climbing and outdoor apparel with its introduction of NPT™ Natural Performance Technology™, a pesticide / herbicide-free, certified organic and hemp blended endurance knit that naturally produces higher levels of moisture management, breathability and body temperature regulation than synthetics and the new chemically treated performance cottons.

Green America
Learn how to become more aware of the products you buy and use.  As a consumer you have the power to change the products that are put out onto the market. 

Holistic Nutrition Degree
101 Best Tech Tools for Nutrition

Honest and healthy, Sustainable and humane.  A balance of modern and traditional values.  100 % Grass fed Kosher meat.

KOL Foods

KOL Foods offers the only glatt-kosher, domestic, 100% grass-fed beef in the USA through our American Tradition (AT) Beef line. Our AT beef has won awards for its flavor and tenderness and is raised in California. At KOL Foods, we know our cattle and tell you their story. We are committed to transparency, sustainability, animal welfare, your health and offering the most delicious meat on the market. 


Local Harvest
The best organic food is what's grown closest to you. Use our website to find farmers' markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies.

Memorial Park
1401 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 458-2201
Sign up to work with your neighbors to create a garden.  Grow herbs, fruits, and vegetables that will be accessible for your use. 

Santa Monica Community Gardens

Garden Sharing is a free service connecting Santa Monica homeowners with prospective Santa Monica gardeners. The home/property owners provide the land and the water and the gardeners do the work. Together, you share the crop! The bounty of benefits could include home-grown vegetables, fresh herbs, fragrant flowers, and a deeper connection with your community.

The Rethinking School Lunch Guide
Learn new strategies in order to change school meal programs, promoting health, and increasing ecological understanding.

Vegetarian Calculator
Use this form to calculate the impact you have made by being a vegetarian. Vegetarians use less resources like water, food, oil, contribute less CO2 to the atmosphere, and animals are not killed for their consumption. 


Farmbox LA: The Farmer’s Market to your Door
(888) 888-8590
Text: (310) 344-6701
A delivery service for organic/local foods in Southern California.  Great variety of produce bundled together in specific groups to meet your needs.

Out of the Box: Collective
(310) 745-3556
Fresh food delivery committed to creating a sustainable distribution system.  Produce and veggies are among the set and build your own boxes.

Santa Monica Farmers Market
Varying Locations:
Wednesday: 8:30am-1:30 pm on Arizona Ave & 2nd St
Saturday: 8:30am-1 pm on Arizona Ave & 3rd St
Saturday: 8am-1 pm @ 2200 Virginia Ave
Sunday: 9:30am-1pm @ 2640 Main St


Café Gratitude
639 Larchmont Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 580-6383
100% organic vegan restaurant.  Motto is to express gratitude towards the richness of our lives.

Real Food Daily
414 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 289-9910
Organic Vegan Restaurant serving plant based foods.  There are no animal products in any of the foods.

Urth Café
2327 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA
(310) 314-7040
Organic Coffee and Tea with organic foods Café.  Ingredients in the products are chosen from the finest conditions.

Green Office Supplies:

Designing eco-friendly office spaces.  Learn how you can design your office to be the most environmentally friendly.

Office Depot
Link to green options for office supplies

Global Climate Change


1% for the Plant

Goal is to build, support and activate an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet.

101 Top Web Site Resources on Climate Change

Climate change has become the focus of a great deal of scientific scrutiny in recent years, and it has become apparent that increasingly erratic weather patterns, extinction of many species, and other significant global-scale events are directly correlated with climate change.

Alliance for Climate Education

ACE believes that achieving a safe and stable climate in our lifetime requires the ideas, action and influence of young people.  Our goal by 2020 is to educate, inspire and activate 12 million teens and young adults as part of a multigenerational force for carbon reduction and healthy communities.

Amazon Watch                                                                                                                                                   

Amazon Watch is working directly with indigenous communities to build local capacity and advance the long-term protection of their lands.

Bioneers Conference
A conference connecting people and innovative ideas in order to push for breakthrough solutions.

Burbank Green Alliance
Promoting the city of Burbank to achieve Zero Waste

Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies
The Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology (CREST) is dedicated to the promotion of renewable energy, energy efficiency, the environment, and sustainable development. Its goal is to provide global warming solutions to the West.

Check out informative sites that cover global climate change in great detail.

Citizens Climate Lobby
Advocating national policies to address climate change.

Climate Action Network
Connecting organizations to work together on climate advocacy and policy development.

Climate Central
Stay in tune with the most up to date news about climate change.  Articles from scientists and journalists researching the subject.

Climate Connections
NPR and National Geographic’s audio stories titled Climate Connections

Climate Counts
Scoring the world’s largest companies on their climate impact

Climate Desk
Linked with many well known magazines, Climate Desk provides insightful articles discussing how climate change is and will affect us around the globe.

Climate Hot Map
See what climate change is occurring around the globe through a vision map of the world.

Climate Protection Campaign
Working with business’s, government, and youth to create more practical, and science-based solutions for significant greenhouse gas emissions reductions.

Climate Resolve
Making Southern California a more livable area through promoting practical solutions.  In return reducing harsh climate impact.

Conservational International
Working on ensuring a healthy and productive planet for us all.

Generates money to support progressive nonprofits.

DeSmog Blog
A blog providing objective news about climate change without the influence of corporate public relations

Earth Justice
Preserving the environment through the power of justice.

Educating high school students on the science behind climate change.

Environmental Working Group
Environmental health research and advocacy organization.

Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth strives for a more healthy and just world.

Global Green

Global Green USA has been a national leader in advocating for smart solutions to global warming including green building for affordable housing, schools, cities and communities that save money, improve health and create green jobs.  

Green America

Our mission is to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.


Grist has been dishing out environmental news and commentary with a wry twist since 1999 — which, to be frank, was way before most people cared about such things. Now that green is in every headline and on every store shelf (bamboo hair gel, anyone?), Grist is the one site you can count on to help you make sense of it all.

Heat is Online
Excellent web resource for tracking the latest information about Global Warming. Organized by Ross Gelbspan, author of the two ground breaking books on global warming, The Heat is On and Boiling Point.

Inconvenient Truth
Al Gore's take on Climate Change

Inside Climate News
Covers important climate issues around the globe. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting.

Institute for Sustainable Communities

At the Institute for Sustainable Communities, we give passionate, committed people the tools and skills they need to inspire active citizenship, protect the environment, and take on climate change.

League of Conservation Voters

Mission is to harness economic power -- the strenth of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace - to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.

Mother Jones

Mother Jones is a nonprofit news organization that specializes in investigative, political, and social justice reporting.

National Center for Science Education
Educate yourself about the realities of climate change and how to take action

National Climatic Data Center (NOAA)
Get the detailed facts of how temperature has changed month by month through graphs and other visuals

National Safety Council: Emergency Preparedness

Natural Resources Defense Council
Watch this Extreme Weather Map 2012 to see weather records that were broken throughout the US

New Scientist
Check out the latest news about global warming that is affecting places around the globe!

NRDC : Extreme Weather Map 2012
A detailed graph that shows the jump in temperature within the last decade.

Essential Guide to Flood Planning and Preparation

Rainforest Action Network

Rainforest Action Network campaigns for the forests, their inhabitants and the natural systems that sustain life by transforming the global marketplace through education, grassroots organizing and non-violent direct action.

Surging Seas
Use this interactive map to discover if the place you live will be affected by raising sea levels due to climate change

The Climate Group
Keep up to date with the latest climate change news.  Learn how this organization to pushing for a “clean revolution” around the world.

The Climate Reality Project
Interactive site with fun videos and facts about the realities of climate change

The Geological Society of America
Understand the scientific facts behind the realities of global climate change.

The World Bank: Working for a World Free of Poverty
An organization that is working towards ending poverty.  Learn how global warming is going to hurt those in poverty stricken areas the hardest.

UN Environment Program

UNEP, established in 1972, is the voice for the environment within the United Nations system. UNEP acts as a catalyst, advocate, educator and facilitator to promote the wise use and sustainable development of the global environment.

Union of Concerned Scientists

The Union of Concerned Scientists puts rigorous, independent science to work to solve our planet's most pressing problems. Joining with citizens across the country, we combine technical analysis and effective advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future.

Will Steger Foundation

The Will Steger Foundation educates, inspires and empowers people to engage in solutions to climate change.


CA League of Conservation Voters

CLCV's mission is to protect the environmental quality of the state by increasing public awareness of the environmental performance of all elected officials, working to elect environmentally responsible candidates, and holding them accountable to the environmental agenda once elected.

Coalition for Clean Air

In 1971, a small group of concerned citizens gathered on Saturday mornings to discuss the future of Southern California’s air quality. From those meetings, the Coalition for Clean Air (CCA) was born. - See more at:

Environment CA

Funded by supporters like you, we research the challenges confronting California’s environment and educate the public about what’s at stake.
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The California Environmental Quality Act: CEQA


City of Santa Monica Sustainability Awards

The SQA is an annual event that promotes the efforts of local businesses that have made significant achievements in the areas of sustainable economic development, social responsibility, and stewardship of the natural environment.

City of Santa Monica, Office of Sustainability

Heal the Bay

Santa Monica Task Force on the Environment
Created to advise Santa Monica City Council Members on environmental program and policy issues.

Sierra Club—Angeles Chapter

Tar Sand Action