Don’t let anyone tell you there’s nothing you can do to slow climate change. Visit the websites of the organizations below and you’ll meet a whole lot of people who are doing everything they can to avert climate catastrophe and create a better world. Join us! We need you. This is everybody’s movement!
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350 Triangle — working for climate justice in the NC Triangle region
Appalachian Voices — working to advance the shift from fossil fuels to clean, renewable energies in the central and southern Appalachian region, Appalachian Voices’ largest program area is its Energy Democracy program.
Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League — is a regional, community-based, non-profit environmental organization. Our founding principles are earth stewardship, environmental democracy, social justice, and community empowerment.
Center for Biological Diversity — is a national environmental nonprofit that believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature. We defend wildlife, places, and people.
Citizens Climate Lobby and its Raleigh-Durham chapter — at Citizens’ Climate Lobby, we’re committed to building the political will for the climate solutions we all need. Our goal is to enable individual breakthroughs in the exercise of personal and political power. Our current actions are focused on getting the US Congress to enact legislation placing a price on carbon.
Clean Air Carolina — is a state based non-profit working to protect and improve the air quality across North Carolina while fighting against climate change and environmental injustice.
Climate Action Coalition of Orange County — alliance of nonprofit organizations working for meaningful climate action through local education and advocacy
Defend Our Future — a project of the Environmental Defense Fund, is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to empowering young people of all political persuasions who are interested in advancing climate change and clean energy solutions that grow our economy and protect the world for future generations.
Dogwood Alliance — mobilizes diverse voices to protect Southern forests and communities from destructive industrial logging. Our forests are a critical climate solution — and forest destruction in North Carolina is adding to the climate emergency. Based in Asheville, Dogwood works across the state and region to push back against threats and false solutions, like the wood pellet biomass industry. Join them to Stand4Forests!
Don’t Waste Durham – implementing programs that eliminate single-use disposables, raising awareness and advocating for policy change around waste reduction and encouraging reusable, compostable and recyclable alternatives.
The Eco-Institute at Pickard’s Mountain — an earth sanctuary and learning community dedicated to healing the human-earth relationship, including an educational farm and regenerative sustainability learning center.
Energy Justice NC: End the Duke Monopoly — is a collaboration of 14 local, state and national nonprofit organizations working to bring the people of North Carolina a choice of energy providers. We seek to change how the system of electricity generation and sales in our state is structured by ending the monopoly control of electric utilities and bringing a competitive market to drive innovation and lower costs to consumers.sign the petition for energy choice
Extinction Rebellion — is a worldwide movement using mass mobilization and nonviolent civil disobedience to force government action on the climate emergency.
Farmer Food Share — making fresh, local food available to everyone in our community and ensuring that farmers make a health living
The Forest Foundation — providing assistance in green business development and promoting resiliency, self-sufficiency, and transformative models for sustainable livelihoods
Friends of the Earth — speaking truth to power and exposing those who endanger the health of the people and the planet for corporate profit.
Handy Village Institute — primarily offers workshops for adults seeking to gain knowledge about and experience in: practicing small-scale energy generation and storage, managing and using water, soil, and vegetation resources on their landscapes, engaging in working relationships with like-minded individuals that will ensure transmission of essential aspects of human culture related to food, shelter, and furnishings.
Interfaith Creation Care of the Triangle — is a non-profit organization addressing climate change from a faith-based perspective. ICCT includes an advocacy team that plans to conduct public actions to persuade specific entities to modify existing policies in order to mitigate climate change.
NAACP (Raleigh-Apex) — The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
North Carolina Asian Americans Together — is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization committed to supporting equity and justice for all by fostering community among AAPIs and allies in North Carolina through civic engagement, leadership development, grassroots mobilization and political participation.
NC Climate Justice Collective — is dedicated to growing our movement ecosystem and strengthening impacted communities. We root our work in the leadership of youth, indigenous peoples, people of color and frontline community members to align our frontline struggles against fracked gas pipelines, coal ash pollution, biogas from factory farms and biomass from deforestation. Using popular education and cultural organizing, we address the root causes of climate change and plant the seeds of a life-sustaining, regenerative society.
NC Environmental Justice Network — a people of color-led coalition of community organizations working with low-income communities and people of color on climate, environmental, racial and social injustice
NC Interfaith Power & Light — works with faith communities and people of conscience to identify and implement positive, hope-filled responses to climate change as a moral imperative. We empower and support a critical mass of people of faith who, with courage and informed open hearts and minds, will exercise the prophetic voice and create meaningful change toward a low-carbon sustainable future for all.
NC Poor People’s Campaign — A National Call for Moral Revival is uniting people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality.
NC WARN — building people power for energy & climate justice
NextGen North Carolina — mobilizes young people to vote in crucial elections to make progress on the issues facing our generation such as climate change, income inequality, etc. NextGen North Carolina works to find new and young voters on our campuses and in our communities and register, engage, inform, and empower them to participate in local, state, and national elections.
Pachamama Alliance — empowering indigenous people of the Amazon to preserve their lands and culture and using insights from that work to educate and inspire individuals everywhere to bring forth a thriving, just and sustainable world. Check out a local Pachamama event Sept. 28: Reversing Global Warming: Introduction to Drawdown.
Sierra Club — is the most enduring and influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States. We amplify the power of our members and supporters to defend everyone’s right to a healthy world. The NC Sierra Club works to encourage actions and policies that help communities in eastern NC prepare for and mitigate the damage that a changing climate may cause. The Orange-Chatham Group reaches over 1,800 members.
Sunrise Movement — is a movement of young people fighting for a Green New Deal to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process.
Toward Zero Waste — is an organization located in North Carolina focused on helping individuals, families and communities move toward zero waste by minimizing waste of all kinds, one step at a time.
Trees for the Triangle — a local 501(c)3 nonprofit that operates in Wake, Durham, and Orange counties. TftT is a Pay-What-You-Can / Free Tree program with a goal of planting 50,000 trees by 2050.
US Youth Climate Strike — students going on school strikes to demand a Green New Deal and urgent action on the climate crisis.
Vegans for Peace — promoting veganism as an expansive moral philosophy based on nonviolence, compassion and respect for all living beings
Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom, Triangle Branch — our Triangle chapter is 84 years old and part of the international organization which fights for worldwide peace and justice and works for the equality of all people. We have a dedicated cohort leading us in this critical fight for the survival of our Mother Earth.
Zero-Waste Church — helping churches care for creation. A ministry of the Church of the Nativity in Raleigh.