The Following Resources Were Provided By The
Metro DC Environmental and Justice Network

ACLU National Prison Project
A prison reform legal advocacy project.

ACLU, National Capital Area
Non-profit, non-partisan organization devoted to ensuring free speech, equal rights, and other civil liberties.

Activist Events DC
Links to lots of local activist sites.

Alice Ferguson Foundation
Share the wonder and excitement of the farm, woodlands, wetlands and waterways of the Potomac River watershed with thousands of students, teachers and citizens every year.

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
A regional nonprofit organization that builds and fosters partnerships to protect and to restore the Bay and its rivers.

Amicus Green Building Center
Green building supply store in Bethesda.

Anacostia Watershed Society
Regional eco group focused on restoring the Anacostia River.

Arlington County, DEP
County government environment homepage.

Audubon Naturalist Society
Regional environmental organization with many educational programs.

Ayuda is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the legal rights of immigrants.

Bazelon Center
Pattern and practice and systems reform litigation; individual representation in ADA & Fair Housing cases.

Bethesda Co-op
Natural and organic food in Cabin John, MD.

Bethesda Green
Promotes sustainable business, community and development in Bethesda, MD.

Bread for the City
Brief services, advice, referrals, and representation to low-income clients. Work with in-house medical services, emergency food, clothing and social services.

Busboys and Poets
Busboys has many eco and justice related events.

Capital Area Food Bank
Each year distributes 20 million pounds of food, including 6 million pounds of fresh produce, to over 700 partner agencies.

Carbon Free DC
A grassroots initiative dedicated to mobilizing DC area residents on one goal: dramatically reducing local carbon emissions.

Casa de Maryland
Maryland's largest Latino and immigrant-based service and advocacy organization.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Features education material, access to critical bay issues, and tools for citizens to take action on behalf of the Bay.

Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN)
Global warming education and action group.

City Renewed
Green calendar and resource guide.

Coalition for Smarter Growth
Fights sprawl, supports transit and in-filling.

Code Pink, DC
Local affiliate of national women's peace action organization.

Common Cause
A vehicle for citizens to make their voices heard in the political process and to hold elected leaders accountable to the public interest.

Community for Creative Nonviolence
Provides up to 2,500 poor and homeless people a day with food, shelter, clothing, medical care, case management, educational support, and art programs.

Community Forklift
Used building supply store in Hyattsville, MD.

DC Central Kitchen
A central location to recover unused food, prepare and deliver meals to partner social service agencies, train and employ homeless men and women for the food service industry, and intellectually engage volunteers.

DC Consortium of Legal Services Providers
Listserv network of 35 legal services groups,

DC Department of the Environment
DC Environmental Agency.

DC Employment Justice Center
Advocates for low-wage workers in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Provides online know your rights information about DC, Maryland and Virginia.

DC Environmental Film Festival
Annual environmental film festival.

DC Environmental Meetup
A meet-up of DC environmental activists.

DC Environmental Network
This e-mail list announces regular "brownbags" and action alerts.

DC Green Muslims
Working proactively to help our communities understand and implement sustainable and eco-conscious ways of living while relating it to our faith and a holistic world-view.

DC Guerilla Poets Insurgency
Amplified poetry/spoken word/hip hop open mic held in a public space featuring voices, drums/musical instruments, sidewalk chalk, bubbles.

DC Vegetarian Society
Provides resources for healthy eating.

DC Vote
Educational and advocacy organization dedicated to securing full voting representation in Congress for District residents.

A non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth, and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment.

Ecolocity DC
DC green group with calendar and nice website.

Pathbreaking eco-friendly printing company in Silver Spring, MD.

EcoWomen DC
EcoWomen is a social community of women who care about the environment. We foster networking, collaboration, and career-building opportunities at every professional level.

Emergence Community Action Center (ECAC)
E-mail list for community center near Howard U. in DC.

Fairfax County Dept. of Public Works
Fairfax county home page for environment-related information.

Friends of the Occoquan
A non-profit organization of local citizens who preserve and maintain the natural integrity of the Occoquan River and other Virginia watersheds by promoting community awareness through public and private partnerships.

Friends of the Rock Creek Environment
A nonprofit organization working to promote a healthy and sustainable Rock Creek watershed through conservation, education and restoration.

Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance
America's oldest continuously active organization devoted to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender civil rights.

Glut Food Co-op
Natural and organic food in Mt. Rainier, MD since 1969.

Greater Washington Interfaith Power and Light
Supports the greening of churches.

Indy Media DC
Local affiliate of national progressive media network.

Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Think tank helping communities capture waste stream as industrial feedstock.

Institute for Policy Studies
Progressive think tank.

Institute for Public Representation
Georgetown Law clinic that has done some great local environmental work.

Jews United for Justice
To lead Washington-area Jews to act on our shared Jewish values by pursuing justice and equality in our local community.

Latin American Youth Center
Serves at-risk infants, children, teens and adults from the Latino, Vietnamese, Caribbean, African-American and African communities.

Local Harvest
National group with local farm locator.

Maryland Native Plant Society
To promote awareness, appreciation, and conservation of Maryland's native plants and their habitats. We pursue our mission through education, research, advocacy, and service activities.

Metro Washington Council of Governments
Provides a focus for action and develops sound regional responses to such issues as the environment, affordable housing, economic development, health and family concerns, human services, population growth, public safety, and transportation.

Montgomery County MD, DEP
County government environment homepage.

Montgomery County Progressive Alliance
Works to advance equal and civil rights, clean and safe communities, high quality health care and education, secure retirement, freedom, fairness and opportunity for all.

My Organic Market (MOMs)
Regional chain of organic food and product stores.

Works to protect the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority groups and citizens.

Works to protect the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority groups and citizens.

Works to protect the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority groups and citizens.

National Council For Aging Care's
guide on Military Veteran Benefit Options

National Veterans Legal Services Program
An independent, non-profit veterans service organization that has been assisting veterans and their advocates for more than 25 years. NVLSP achieves its mission through education, advocacy, litigation, training advocates who represent veterans, and publications.

Native Plant Society
A forum for individuals who share a common interest in Washington’s unique and diverse plant life.

Neighborhood Legal Services
Providing civil court representation for low-income Washingtonians.

New American Dream
Help Americans consume responsibly to protect the environment, enhance quality of life, and promote social justice.

Northern Virginia Conservation Trust
Saves nearby nature by helping local governments and private landowners voluntarily preserve natural areas, trails, streams and parks.

One DC
Our mission is to exercise political strength to create and preserve racial and economic equity in Shaw and the District.

One World - DC
Liberal and progressive foreign policy talks and events

Pathways Magazine
Free publication of mind, body, spirit resources distributed quarterly in MD, DC, and VA.

Prince Georges County MD, DEP
Works to improve he quality of life through the enhancement and cultivation of the natural and created environment.

Prince William Conservation Alliance
Working to conserve, preserve and restore local waterways and natural areas, and increase community participation in stewardship opportunities.  

Progressive Cheverly
Promotes economic fairness, social justice, basic human rights, a sustainable environment, a tolerant society and world peace through a more informed political dialogue and active participation in civil society and the democratic political process.

Progressive Democrats of America
National group with DC, MD and VA chapters.

Progressive Neighbors
Takoma Park/Silver Spring political action group.

Rebuilding Together Washington DC
Volunteer low-income home rebuilding non-profit. Formerly Christmas in April.

Reconnecting Virginia
Restoring trust in Virginia's transportation system with wise spending and effective land use solutions.

Sierra Club, DC
Multi-issue environmental group.

Sierra Club, Great Falls, VA
Multi-issue environmental group.

Sierra Club, Maryland
Multi-issue environmental group.

Sierra Club, Montgomery County, MD
Multi-issue environmental group.

Sierra Club, Mt. Vernon, VA
Covers Alexandria, Falls Church, Arlington and more.

Sierra Club, Prince Georges County, MD
Multi-issue environmental group.

Sierra Club, Virginia
Multi-issue environmental group.

Social Action and Leadership School for Activists (SALSA)
Great source of activist-related workshops and classes.

Soujourners: Christians for Justice and Peace
To articulate the biblical call to social justice, inspiring hope and building a movement to transform individuals, communities, the church, and the world.

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
Great local, worker-owned, source of heirloom organic seeds.

Student Environmental Action Coalition
Find local chapters of this national student action network.

Students for Sensible Drug Policy
Many local campus based chapters of national group for drug policy reform.

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Co-op (TPSS)
Natural and organic food in Takoma Park and Silver Spring.

University Legal Services
Represents low-income Washingtonians with disabilities.

Virginia Sustainable Building Network
Building healthy, energy-efficient, environmentally friendly buildings and sustainable communities.

Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless
Direct representation to individuals and families in public benefits, shelter, housing and other civil legal matters. Systemic advocacy on broad range of poverty issues, such as welfare, disability benefits and affordable housing.

Washington Peace Center
Multi-issue peace and justice group with event calendar.

Washington Area Bicyclist Assn.
Bicycling advocacy organization.

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