Founded in 1990, Bioneers is a nonprofit organization that promotes practical environmental solutions and innovative social strategies for restoring the Earth and communities. Organic Valley sponsors the annual Bioneers conference which cultivates and disseminates environmental solutions to national and global audiences, educating, inspiring and equipping people toward effective action. The Annual Bioneers Conference is held in October in San Rafael, CA.
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Chefs Collaborative works with chefs and the greater food community to celebrate local foods and foster a more sustainable food supply. The Collaborative inspires action by translating information about our food into tools for making knowledgeable purchasing decisions. Through these actions, our members embrace seasonality, preserve diversity and traditional practices, and support local economies.
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The Center for Ecoliteracy supports and advances education for sustainable living.
CEL believes that schools play a pivotal role in moving us beyond our growing environmental crises and toward a sustainable society. They recognize schooling for sustainability as a process that fosters abundant living on a finite planet and makes teaching and learning come alive. Their passion stems from a conviction that the best hope for learning to live sustainably lies in schooling that returns to the real basics: engaging with the natural world; understanding how nature sustains life; nurturing healthy communities; exploring the consequences of how we feed and provision ourselves; caring about the places where we live and the people and creatures in them.
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Ecotrust’s Food and Farms program endeavors to make sustainability the underlying value of the mainstream food system—the norm, not the exception. Through far-reaching projects, we build the market for locally grown, raised and processed foods in our own community and shorten the actual and perceived distance between eaters and their food sources. In turn, the economic vitality of our region becomes stronger in company with our personal and environmental health.
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Environmental investigations have been our specialty since 1993. Their team of scientists, engineers, policy experts, lawyers and computer programmers pours over government data, legal documents, scientific studies and their own laboratory tests to expose threats to your health and the environment, and to find solutions.
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Farm Aid's goal is to keep family farmers on their land and to restore a strong family farm system of agriculture. To that end, Farm Aid brings together the common interests of family farmers, consumers, and people who care about the environment. Organic Valley partners with Farm Aid to build public awareness of the challenges and opportunities faced by family farmers today and in the future.
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Green America (previously "Co-op America") is a not-for-profit membership organization whose mission is to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. Green America works for a world where all people have enough, where all communities are healthy and safe, and where the bounty of the Earth is preserved for all the generations to come.
Organic Valley sponsors Green America's Green Festivals and Green Business Conferences in cities across the U.S.
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Healthy Child Healthy World is dedicated to protecting the health and well being of children from harmful environmental exposures. They educate parents, support protective policies, and engage communities to make responsible decisions, simple everyday choices, and well-informed lifestyle improvements to create healthy environments where children and families can flourish. Organic Valley is proud to support the mission of Healthy Child Healthy World, and their Blue Butterfly Campaign for healthy homes.
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Heifer International has been working to give families a source of food rather than short-term relief for over 60 years, and today, families in 128 countries around the world have benefited from their aid, creating an expanding network of hope, dignity, and self-reliance. Heifer's mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and to care for the earth by "passing on the gift" of their animals' offspring, as well as the knowledge, resources and skills they've gained.
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Today, more and more parents want to make informed choices and are looking for advice about natural parenting. The Holistic Moms Network strives to connect parents, create supportive communities, and help parents and others to learn about holistic and green living.
For parents who choose to raise their children holistically, having the support of like-minded parents is critical. That is why HMN is dedicated to facilitating grassroots community-building throughout the nation, offering moms the opportunity to create local chapters where they can connect and find friendship and resources that are so necessary for successful parenting. HMN has local chapters across the U.S. and Canada.
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Since 1988, Land Stewardship Project's Farm Beginnings™ program has been a pioneer in helping new and transitioning farm families get established on the land. Organic Valley is proud to support the Land Stewardship Project and their invaluable work to nurture the next generation of organic farmers through education, hands-on training, and mentor and internship opportunities.
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The Organic Center generates credible, peer reviewed information and communicates the verifiable benefits of organic farming and products to society, resulting in the conversion of agriculture to organic methods, improved health for the earth and its inhabitants, and greater awareness and demand for organic products.
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Pioneering organics since 1947, Rodale demonstrates the benefits of organic farming through innovative research. The Institute has trained farmers throughout the country and abroad in methods that replenish the soil and sequester carbon, thereby aiding the environment, and increasing nutrient density and drought resistance. Their soil scientists and a cooperating network of researchers have documented that organic farming techniques offer the best solution to global warming and famine.
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Food is a common language and a universal right. Slow Food USA envisions a world in which all people can eat food that is good for them, good for the people who grow it, and good for the planet. By reconnecting Americans with the people, traditions, plants, animals, fertile soils and waters that produce our food, Slow Food USA seeks to create dramatic and lasting change in the food system.
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Founded in December 2006 by biodiesel advocates Kelly King, Annie Nelson and Daryl Hannah, the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance (SBA) was created to promote sustainable biodiesel practices, including the harvesting, production and distribution of biodiesel fuels. The SBA is facilitating a multi-stakeholder dialogue involving family farmers, environmental groups, biofuels experts, urban and rural communities and others in order to create a seal that will certify sustainably produced biodiesel. By working with the farmer who grows the feedstock, the producers who process biodiesel, the large fleet biodiesel user and communities seeking cleaner air, green jobs and energy security, the SBA is bringing people together to build a sustainable energy future that benefits all sectors of society.
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Organic Valley works in close partnership with Waterkeeper Alliance, a grassroots organization with individual Waterkeeper programs both nationally and internationally. The Waterkeeper Alliance is dedicated to preserving and protecting your water from polluters.
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