National Organizations

Communities for a Better Environment

Founded in 1978, Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) is one of the preeminent environmental justice organizations in the nation. The mission of CBE is to build people’s power in California’s communities of color and low income communities to achieve environmental health and justice by preventing and reducing pollution and building green, healthy and sustainable communities and environments. CBE envisions a society in which production and consumption are based on environmental and social sustainability, where it’s held as a basic human right to breathe clean air and drink clean water in the environment where we live, work, go to school, play, and pray—regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, culture, ability, nationality, or income.

The Sunflower Alliance

The Sunflower Alliance is a partnership of individuals and organizations who have come together to fight for environmental justice, indigenous people’s rights, and basic health and safety in communities of the East Bay threatened by the fossil fuel industry. The struggle is equally for an end to the ruinous fossil fuel economy itself, and its replacement with a just and sustainable labor-oriented economy that meets people’s real needs and does not destroy the Earth’s climate.

National Resources Defense Council

NRDC is the nation’s most effective environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of 1.4 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of more than 350 lawyers, scientists and other professionals. NRDC staff work with businesses, elected leaders, and community groups on the biggest issues we face today.

350 Bay Area

We are building a grassroots climate movement, working for deep reductions in carbon pollution in the San Francisco Bay Area & beyond The vision of 350 Bay Area is for clean, healthy, and sustainable communities for all, efficient and renewable energy, carbon neutrality, and an informed and mobilized Bay Area.

Californians Against Fracking

Californians Against Fracking is a coalition of environmental, business, health, agriculture, labor, political, and environmental justice organizations working to win a statewide ban on fracking in California.

Global Community Monitor

Global Community Monitor trains and supports communities in the use of environmental monitoring tools to understand the impact of fossil fuel industry pollution on their health and the environment. GCM’s work focuses on disempowered “fenceline” communities harmed by serious air pollution from industrial sources and whose concerns agencies and responsible corporations are ignoring. GCM has developed and pioneered the use of “bucket brigades” (a grassroots air monitoring program) as a method for communities to document and understand the impacts of industrial pollution, to launch advocacy efforts against polluters, and to win stunning victories.