There are many
organizations in our community working to improve the conditions
of people, animals and the environment. The projects they undertake
are made possible by generous contributions of time and money from
local businesses and citizens. We will continue to add to and improve
this list as we discover these organizations. Do you have a favorite
you would like to see here? If so, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The purpose of Alberta Cooperative Grocery is to provide high
quality, healthy, affordable food and produce obtained primarily
from local, organic and socially responsible sources. Alberta Co-op
functions as a neighborhood community resource, serving diverse
members of North/Northeast Portland. Alberta Co-op is a member owned
cooperative, though anyone is welcome to shop at the store. Members
can get involved at the co-op by volunteering as working members
and receiving a discount for their help at the co-op.
Transportation Alliance (BTA) is a non-profit organization working
to promote bicycle use and to improve bicycling conditions throughout
the state of Oregon. Since 1990, the BTA has worked in partnership
with citizens, businesses, community groups, government agencies
and elected officials to create safe, sane and sustainable communities
-- one bike at a time.
your time, please contact BTA at:
717 SW 12th Ave.
Portland, OR 97205
Offering: Home & Licensed Center Births. Staffed by licensed
midwives with trust in the birth process, holistic awareness and
actions of loving care. Prenatal visits: deep listening, Mom &
Baby's physical progress, nutritional counseling, preparation for
birth & parenting and often massage! Like a naturally flowing
river, birth takes it's own path; be it meandering or a rapid rush!
Midwives work with this awesome power and give attentive support.
Thorough postpartum care including three home visits top off the
benefits of Birthingway Midwifery Care. To schedule a free tour
and consultation: 503-998-3436
Cycling Center is a charitable nonprofit that is dedicated to reaching
kids, restoring communities and recycling bicycles. We reach our
mission by providing positive and safe experiences with bicycles.
The Community Cycling Center offers after school riding and maintenance/safety
programs, the Yellow Bike Project, classes in safety, bike repair
and commuting and riding. The CCC also offers a Learn &
Earn A Bike program for low-income youth and now also adults trying
to get back on their feet as well as a low cost repair/vocational
training and used bike retail shop. Sustainability, self-sufficiency,
recycling, reusing and safety are trademarks of all of our programs
and are central to our mission.
Community Cycling Center
1700 NE Alberta Street
Portland, Oregon 97211
(503) 288-8864, (503) 288-1812 fax, email@example.com
Business Program recognizes businesses that reach the highest standards
in minimizing their environmental impact. The goal of the program
is to prevent and minimize pollution generated by small businesses
in the Tri-County area. This is the first multi-media (air, water,
solid waste) certification program in the nation. The Automotive
Services Program recognizes vehicle service and repair businesses
and shops that reach the highest standards in minimizing their environmental
impact. A Landscape Contractor Program is under development.
Ecotrust for information about volunteer opportunities, internships,
and public events scheduled in Ecotrust's Jean Vollum Natural Capital
Center, a center for the conservation economy in Portland's Pearl
District. Visit Ecotrust on the Web at www.ecotrust.org.
1200 NW Naito Parkway, Suite 470
Portland, OR 97209
Ministries of Oregon's Interfaith Network for Earth Concerns
informing and empowering, individuals and congregations to work
for justice and the care and renewal of the earth. Projects include
Oregon Interfaith Power and Light which helps congregations put
faith into action to stop global warming.
0245 SW Bancroft, Suite B
Portland, OR 97201
Coalition of Oregon
For every human
born, seven kittens and puppies are born. This high birthrate far
exceeds the number of available homes. Tragically, 10,000 to 20,000
healthy cats and kittens across the country are killed each day
as a form of surplus animal control. Thousands more are abandoned
to fend for themselves, impacting native bird species and creating
future generations of homeless kittens. Most often these kittens
will be feral.
Oregon is fortunate
to have FCCO leading the way in reducing cat overpopulation in Oregon.
With a state-of-the-art, 24-foot mobile hospital, FCCO holds three
spay/neuter clinics per month throughout the state averaging 75
cats per clinic. Founded in 1995, FCCO has spayed/neutered more
than 10,000 cats in less than six years. A team of more than 400
volunteers, including veterinarians, and just three part-time employees
make the entire program work. It is donor support that allows FCCO
to continue to reach out to these cats in need.
Feral Cat Coalition
FREE GEEK is
a local non-profit organization that recycles and refurbishes used
computers and other electronic equipment, making them available
to individuals and non-profits in the community. We have over 700
dedicated volunteers that make this effort possible. Our volunteers
learn through hands-on experience and earn a free computer in the
process. In eight years of operation, FREE GEEK has refurbished
more than 15,000 computer systems. In addition, FREE GEEK's recycling
program has salvaged over 1,800 tons of e-scrap, keeping toxins
such as lead and mercury from the landfill and recovered valuable
materials such as gold and copper for reuse.
off your used technology at our facility located at:
1731 SE 10th
Avenue, Portland (2 blocks south of Hawthorne)
-- Saturday from 11am to 7pm
For more info:
Through its grassroots efforts,
Friends of Trees forms partnerships and recruits and trains volunteers to keep
our urban forest flourishing. Trees are an essential part of the urban ecosystem.
They help keep our water and air clean, prevent erosion, and make our neighborhoods
more beautiful places to live. Friends of Trees brings neighbors together for
tree planting and tree care projects along city streets, in urban natural areas
and on school grounds. Friends of Trees distributes information on how to protect
our urban trees and provides educational information for children and adults.
In addition, Friends of Trees makes the planting of trees in yards affordable
through our branching out program.
Friends of Trees
is a non profit organization that depends upon support from businesses,
individual members, public agencies, foundations, and volunteers.
Volunteers are always welcome to help plant trees, work in the office
or organize events.
Friends of Trees
3117 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR 97212
is a volunteer-based organization that helps low-income people and
organizations serving low-income communities to create and sustain
food gardens. Growing Gardens strives to promote self-sufficiency
by offering resources about organic gardening practices and to raise
awareness about gardening and food security among community volunteers
of all ages and backgrounds.
There are many
opportunities to become involved throughout the year. Volunteers
are needed in the following areas: outreach, assisting with garden
maintenance, assisting in the youth education program, general office
tasks, fundraising and development, publications and graphic design,
photography, newsletter writing and editing, assisting elderly gardeners
who may need a little extra help in the garden, mentoring beginning
gardeners, leading educational workshops.
2003 NE 42nd Ave., #3
Portland, OR 97213
Celebrating 40 years of broadcasting in 2008, KBOO is Portland's
community radio station. We are an independent, noncommercial, volunteer-driven
community station. Nearly 90% of our funding comes from individuals
in the greater Portland metropolitan area. We offer regular trainings
teaching a variety of audio production skills. Our programming is
driven by our Charter:
"KBOO shall be a model of programming, filling needs that other
media do not, providing programming to unserved or underserved groups.
KBOO shall provide access and training to those communities. KBOO
news and public affairs programming shall place an emphasis on providing
a forum for unpopular, controversial, or neglected perspectives
on important local, national, and international issues, reflecting
KBOOs values of peace, justice, democracy, human rights, multiculturalism,
environmentalism, freedom of expression, and social change.
KBOOs arts, cultural, and musical programming shall cover
a wide spectrum of expression from traditional to experimental,
and reflect the diverse cultures we serve. KBOO shall strive for
spontaneity and programming excellence, both in content and technique."
You too can become the media. Contact us today:
20 SE 8th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214
Earth Institute offers four informal discussion courses on how our
values and lifestyles affect the environment. Ideal for busy people,
the courses are brought to you on your timeline, and are designed
for groups of 8-12 who typically meet once a week for an hour at
workplaces, homes or faith centers.
are Voluntary Simplicity, Choices For Sustainable Living, Discovering
A Sense of Place, Exploring Deep Ecology, Globalization and Its
Critics. For information, call NWEI at 503-227-2807 or online at
Northwest's leading association of builders, designers, suppliers
and homeowners concerned with building practices that protect human
health, encourage sustainable resource usage and foster long-term
economic vitality. We are always looking for new members who want
to be a part of an organization that is making a difference for
tomorrow. New ideas and creativity are what keep our organization
growing. For more information please see our website at www.ecobuilding.org.
Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northwest Environmental Advocates was formed over 30 years ago
by citizens concerned about energy and environmental issues affecting
the Pacific Northwest. NWEA’s mission is to work through advocacy
and education to protect and restore water and air quality, wetlands,
and wildlife habitat, and to stimulate the development of renewable
energy sources to replace fossil and nuclear fuels in the Pacific
Northwest. NWEA uses a mix of approaches including negotiation,
litigation, education, community organizing, and advocacy to obtain
the best outcome for people and the environment.
Earth Day, Every
Day Oregon is your link to environmental activities and events throughout
the year that promote a greener, more livable Oregon. www.EarthdayEveryday.org
will locate activities–by location, date, and category–that interest
you most. Project organizers can use easy on-line forms to post
their environmental events on the site and apply for funding from
the small grants program.
its income from a variety of sources including membership contributions,
foundation grants, events, publication sales, business, and in-kind
contributions. As a nonprofit organization, NWEA relies upon members
and contributors for support.
133 S.W. Second Ave., Suite 302
Portland, OR 97204-3526
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OPW works primarily
through the five projects in its Peace Challenge Campaign: Grassroots
Outreach , Media Partnership, PeaceWorker Distribution Expansion,
Peace Culture and Youth Leadership Development. Individuals and
groups working together can make a difference.
Founded in 1983
by a small group of committed conservationist, Oregon Trout has
long worked to accomplish its mission of protecting and restoring
native fish and the habitats upon which they depend. Through its
advocacy, education, and restoration efforts, Oregon Trout has grown
into one of the largest and most effective conservation organizations
in the Pacific Northwest. We have accomplished much in the last
twenty years, and with your help, we can do even more. Please join
117 S.W. Naito Parkway
Portland, Oregon 97204-3595
Community Development, Inc.
REACH is a community-based
development organization located in southeast Portland. REACH’s
nationally recognized programs address affordable housing and neighborhood
revitalization. Since 1982, REACH has developed 788 units of affordable
housing, worked with local residents and business owners to revitalize
neighborhoods and local business districts, provided no-cost home
repairs for low-income elderly homeowners, and created programs
for REACH tenants that build leadership and independence.
with community members and volunteers through activities such as
home repairs for low-income, elderly homeowners and our annual Paint-a-thon.
To volunteer or donate, please call or visit the REACH website.
1135 SE Salmon
Portland, OR 97214
of the Americas
RFA is a public
(community) operating foundation established by community, national
and international leaders devoted to Clean Water, Biodiversity,
and Human Health. Our mission promotes and funds protection and
restoration of river ecosystems in North, Central and South America.
No other foundation does what we do. We focus our efforts on under-served
communities, including indigenous peoples and developing democracies
and innovative projects in the Americas. Contact RFA at 503-274-7704
or donate online at www.riversfoundation.org.
of the Americas
3619 SE Milwaukie Ave.
Riverkeepers is a community-based organization working to restore
and protect Oregon's Tualatin River system. The Tualatin Riverkeepers
promotes watershed stewardship through public education, public
access, citizen involvement and advocacy. Opportunities for involvement
in public outreach, trips and tours, habitat restoration and issue
advocacy are available. Please join us to protect, restore and enjoy
the Tualatin River basin.