LOCAL SOCIAL JUSTICE ECOLOGY ORGANIZATIONS:
Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Seattle Chapter - The Seattle chapter of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship provides encouragement and support to those who combine activism with spiritual practice.
Showing Up for Racial Justice - A national network of groups and individuals organizing White people for racial justice, as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability.
Backbone Campaign - Artful Activism with a purpose: to accelerate the growth of a social movement powerful enough to manifest a world where life, community, nature and our obligations to future generations are NOT for sale, but honored as sacred.
Rising Tide Seattle - A grassroots, all-volunteer collective dedicated to taking direct action to confront the root causes of climate change and support communities on the frontlines of extractive industries.
350 Seattle - A grassroots organization passionate about climate and ecological justice.
sHellNo - Working as allies in the sHellNo Action Council to oppose Shell and Arctic Drilling.
Black Lives Matter Seattle - Black Lives Matter Seattle is a registered chapter of the BLM network, a national organization working for the validity of Black life, and to (re)build the Black liberation movement.
Idle No More Washington- Idle No More calls on all people to join in a peaceful revolution, to honor Indigenous sovereignty, and to protect the land & water.
GARDENING & FARMING:
Marra Farm - A farm in South Park (Seattle area) generating 13,000 pounds of organic produce!
Growing Power - An amazing inner city gardening program in Wisconsin (maybe too far to visit, but a great website to inspire us). A 2 acre farm in the middle of the city selling inexpensive produce and donating to food banks, etc.
The Whidbey Institute - A non-profit that offers education to serve the earth, spirit and human future. They have a volunteer run garden and workshops all year long offering gardening education. They have work parties for new gardening volunteers from 1-4pm every Friday.
Earth911.com -- All about recycling
The Problem with Plastics -- Interesting and alarming facts about a growing problem.
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