EcoJustice Education

Toward Diverse, Democratic, and Sustainable Communities

2nd Edition


Organizations and Links

350.Org (
International organization focusing on the changes needed to get us below the 350 parts/million of CO2 scientists say are necessary to avoid massive climate change.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) (
This organization is a credible and world recognized panel assembled by the UN to assess global climate change. They publish several reports that inform and influence policy by providing scientific views on current climate change and the impacts of climate change on environmental, social, and economic futures.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) (
An international organization that has worked for over 45 years to conserve and protect nature.
The Forum for Education and Democracy (
Founded to help America's schools ensure that all young people develop the skills and abilities they need to exercise a powerful voice in shaping their own lives—and our nation's future.
Democracy Now! (
A daily TV/radio news program, hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, focusing on social justice issues and pioneering the largest community media collaboration in the U.S.
The Center for Community Mapping (
Focuses on Public Participatory Community Mapping project planning and implementation.
The Promise of Place: Fostering Student Achievement and Sustainable Communities through Place-Based Education. (
A unique public private partnership that works to advance the state of the art in place-based education by facilitating collaborative efforts in research, program design, technical assistance, resource development and dissemination
CAFO: The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories (
This resource provides excellent materials for learning more about Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs).
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) (
This organization is one of the oldest organizations dedicated to the humane treatment of animals. They work to investigate and make arrests for crimes against animals, they research the conditions animals are exposed to, and do an amazing amount of educational outreach to teach nonviolent approaches to stopping the cruel treatment of animals. 
The Humane Society of the United States  (
Similar to ASPCA, the Humane Society are a large organization in communities across the US. They offer a myriad of ways people can contribute and volunteer with their rescue work.
HEART: Promoting Humane Education (
This organization offers great resources for teachers with examples of how teachers are working to foster and develop compassion and respect in their classrooms.
Institute for Critical Animal Studies (ICAS) (
This organization is an excellent resource to connect with like-minded educators and activists working toward equality for all.
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) (
A nationwide network advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
The National Organization of Women (NOW) (
The largest organization of feminist activists in the United States.
Gay Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation GLAAD (
Organization amplifying the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively.
Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) (
Leading national educational organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all children.
Suicide Prevention Resource Center (
Provides prevention support, training, and resources to assist organizations and individuals to develop suicide prevention programs, interventions and policies, and to advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.
Rethinking Schools (
Teacher-run publication that publishes a quarterly journal that includes many ways to teach about class, tracking and social justice. Large archive of past articles.
The National Center for Fair and Open Testing (
Excellent materials on the problems with and effects of standardized testing.
National Center for Children in Poverty (
The nation’s leading public policy center dedicated to promoting the economic security, health, and well-being of America’s low-income families and children.
Facing History and Ourselves (
Organization that offers classroom materials for teaching about hatred and tolerance
Teaching Tolerance (
A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance provides a wide range of teaching materials on teaching about racism and hatred.
We Shall Remain (
Site based on PBS series We Shall Remain on Native American History.
Global Exchange (
An organization that offers research and connections for social and environmental justice, which has done much to challenge so-called “free trade” and develop the idea of “fair trade.”
IFG, International Forum on Globalization (
A North-South research and educational institution composed of leading activists, economists, scholars, and researchers providing analysis and critiques on the cultural, social, political, and environmental impacts of economic globalization.
ISEC, International Society for Ecology and Culture (
A non-profit organization concerned with the protection of both biological and cultural diversity, emphasizing education for action.
The Oakland Institute (
A policy think tank whose mission is to increase public participation and promote fair debate on critical social, economic and environmental issues in both national and international forums.
NEF, New Economics Foundation (
An independent think-and-do tank that inspires and demonstrates real economic well-being.
ISEC, International Society for Ecology and Culture(
A non-profit organization concerned with the protection of both biological and cultural diversity, emphasizing education for action.
ICC, Inuit Circumpolar Conference(
An international non-governmental organization formed to strengthen unity and promote rights among Inuit of the circumpolar region.
Indigenous Education Institute(
An organization to preserve, protect and apply traditional Indigenous knowledge in a contemporary setting, that of Indigenous peoples today, around the world.
Cultural Survival(
An organization that does research and advocacy work to protect Indigenous peoples.
Indigenous Peoples Council on Biocolonialism(  
Organized to assist Indigenous peoples in the protection of their genetic resources.
Bioneers (
Non-profit providing solutions-based education and social connectivity through national and local conferences and programs.
Creative Change Educational Solutions (
Non-profit offering curriculum and professional development portfolio support to cultivate deep instructional change for social justice and sustainability in K-12 classrooms, after school programs, college courses, and adult educational settings.
U. S. Social Forum (
The US Social Forum (USSF) is a movement building process. It is a space to come up with the peoples’ solutions to the economic and ecological crisis.
Yes! The Magazine of Positive Futures (
This magazine has an excellent website offering concrete examples of people exploring ways of living differently. Magazine is available free for 1 year to teachers.
Center for Ecoliteracy (
Focuses on education for sustainability, and particularly on food, school gardens, school lunches, and has a wealth of information on related projects.