MAREA has been delighted to work with other organizations to further the conversion to renewable energy and sustainable living. We have found the organizations listed below to offer valuable additional opportunities for action, resources, events and community. Please note that these are recommendations for your consideration, not a blanket endorsement. (MAREA doesn’t evaluate all activities and issue positions for every organization.–and we wouldn’t all agree anyway!) If you have a suggestion for an organization to add to the list, please add it here.
Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL)
Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy group working in support of Carbon Fee and Dividend policy: national, revenue-neutral carbon fee-and-dividend system (CF&D) would place a predictable, steadily rising price on carbon, with all fees collected minus administrative costs returned to households as a monthly energy dividend. Find a local chapter near you. Join CCL.
Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy (CASSE)
Mission is to advance the steady state economy, where population and consumption are stabilized and ecological limits are not exceeded. CASSE recognizes the conflict between economic growth and various goals for society, a examines other possibilities for managing economic affairs. Sign in support of CASSE position, and other actions you may take.
The Sunrise Movement is made up of young people across the nation who are fighting in their local communities and on the national level to make climate change a front-page issue. The youth movement (including the young at heart) is instrumental in the launch of the Green New Deal, a plan to address the interwoven crises of climate catastrophe, economic inequality, and racism. Many ways to get involved! (Including advocacy to make climate change a priority in presidential primary debates.) .
National Audobon Society
The National Audubon Society “protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation.” Enter your state to find chapters, places and events near you. .
Clean Water Action
Mission is “to protect our environment, health, economic well-being and community quality of life. Clean Water Action organizes strong grassroots groups and coalitions, and campaigns to elect environmental candidates and to solve environmental and community problems.” Find state chapters how take action.
E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs)
“a national, nonpartisan group of business owners, investors and others who advocate for policies that are good for the economy and good for the environment.” Find chapters and events (including national webinars).
Interfaith Power & Light (IPL)
“faithful stewards of Creation by responding to global warming through the promotion of energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy.” Find activities and programs in your state, take action, and get updates.
Moms Clean Air Force
Moms Clean Air Force is a community of “moms and dads united against air pollution – including the urgent crisis of our changing climate – to protect our children’s health. We arm members with reliable information and solutions through online resources, articles, action tools, and on-the-ground events. We work across the US on national and local policy issues, through a vibrant network of state-based field teams. Our moms meet with lawmakers at every level of government to build support for commonsense solutions to pollution. We believe that protecting children’s health is a non partisan issue.” Find state organizations, learn about issues and be a force for clean air.
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
The Natural Resources Defense Council “works to safeguard the earth – its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.” Sign up for NRDC Action Alerts.
NextGen Climate America
Founded by Tom Steyer, NextGen America “acts politically to prevent climate disaster, promote prosperity, and protect the fundamental rights of every American. Since our founding as NextGen Climate in 2013, we’ve worked to fight climate change by advancing the transition to a clean energy economy. We’ve supported candidates who support climate action. We’ve fought to halt the Keystone XL pipeline and registered more than 1 million voters nationwide.” Many ways to act now.
Partnership for Policy Integrity
“uses science, legal action, and strategic communications to promote sound energy policy and to help citizens enact science-based policies that protect air, water, ecosystems, and the climate. Our current work focuses on biomass energy, and oil and gas extraction.”
Physicians for Social Responsibility
“Guided by the values and expertise of medicine and public health,  works to protect human life from the gravest threats to health and survival. PSR addresses the dangers that threaten communities, using our medical and public health expertise to: prevent nuclear war and proliferation; reverse our trajectory towards climate change; protect the public and our environment from toxic chemicals; eliminate the use of nuclear power.” Find local chapters and join activist email list.
Founded by John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club’s mission is “To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth; to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.” Enter your zip code to learn what’s happening Near You and sign up for Action Alerts.
Stop Funding Fossils
“Oil Change International is a research, communication, and advocacy organization focused on exposing the true costs of fossil fuels and facilitating the coming transition towards clean energy.”
Union of Concerned Scientists
The UCS “puts rigorous, independent science to work to solve our planet’s most pressing problems. Joining with people across the country, we combine technical analysis and effective advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future.” See ongoing campaigns for action and subscribe for alerts and regular updates.
VOCES is a “network of Latino leaders committed to climate action, expanding clean, renewable energy, and ensuring a healthy, sustainable and prosperous future for all.” Learn more about Voces in Action.
State & Local Organizations: Pennsylvania
Clean Air Council
The Council is “Philadelphia’s oldest environmental non-profit. Founded before the EPA, before Earth Day, and before the modern Clean Air Act, we have been fighting for everyone’s right to breathe clean air since 1967. We work on the issues most relevant to the region, so our programs are always changing.” Ways you can Get Involved.
Conservation Voters of PA
Conservation Voters of PA is a “statewide political voice for the environment. We elect environmentally responsible candidates to state and local offices, advocate for strong environmental policies, and hold our elected officials accountable to safeguard the health of our communities, the beauty of our state, and the strength of our economy.” Conservation Voters of PA’s Environmental Scorecard rates each member of the Pennsylvania Senate and House on their conservation record and actions taken to protect the environment in the commonwealth. See many ways you can Get Involved.
Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance (KEEA)
“a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(6) corporation dedicated to promoting the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries in Pennsylvania.  KEEA’s sister organization, the KEEA Energy Education Fund (KEEF) is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation, with the mission of increasing the energy efficiency of Pennsylvania’s buildings through education and awareness.” Learn more about key issues like Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing and events.
PennEnvironment “is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization. We believe there’s something special about Pennsylvania — something worth protecting and preserving for future generations. […] Defending our environment requires independent research, tough-minded advocacy and spirited grassroots action.” Visit site for Action and more.
PennFuture is “leading the transition to a clean energy economy in Pennsylvania and beyond. We are protecting our air, water and land, and empowering citizens to build sustainable communities for future generations.” Many opportunities to be involved and Take Action.
SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support)
“a community-based organization in Northeastern Pennsylvania committed to developing a local renewable energy infrastructure and promoting more sustainable living in our area.” Sign up for free energy assessments (for homeowners in Wayne, Lackawanna, and Pike Counties) and see website for events, resources and how to join.
Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia
SBN envisions a future “where businesses are investors in the quality of life for all citizens. We challenge and support the business community to build profitable enterprises that serve community needs, share wealth, and protect the environment.” See Sustainable Business Directory and learn about memberships.
“affects decision-making in the Pittsburgh region to integrate economic prosperity, social equity, and environmental quality as the enduring accountability, bringing sustainable solutions for communities and businesses.”