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Farm Sanctuary was founded in 1986 to combat the abuses of factory farming and encourage a new awareness and understanding about farm animals. Today, Farm Sanctuary is the nation’s largest and most effective farm animal rescue and protection organization. Thousands of animals have been rescued and cared for at the three sanctuaries located in Watkins Glen, New York; Orland, California; and the Los Angeles, California. The Farm Sanctuary website provides an overview of each of the three sanctuaries, provides education about the unhealthy and detrimental effects of factory farming on people and the environment, provides ways to get involved via volunteering and animal welfare legislation, and offers photos and videos. They also offer two guides to vegetarian living.
Humane Farming Associationwww.hfa.org/
Humane Society of the United Stateswww.humanesociety.org/
United Poultry Concernswww.upc-online.org/
Food and Sustainability
350.orgwww.350.org 350.org is a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis and push for policies that put the world on track to get the atmospheric proportion of carbon dioxide to 350 parts per million. 350 Food and Farm (part of the 350.org website) explains the role of industrialized food production, and livestock, in the climate crisis. The site introduces ways to get involved with numerous climate change related campaigns and projects, such as: Ending Fossil Fuel Subsidies; Connect the Dots: Showing the Human Face of Climate Change; Climate Change Workshops; and Activist Groups around the world. The 350 Messengers page provides an overview of several noted writers, scholars, activists, leaders, and visionaries who support the 350 cause and message. A Resources page provides individuals with aids for raising awareness and generating action in local communities, logos, graphics and templates, and more.
Bioneerswww.bioneers.org Bioneers is a hub of breakthrough solutions and leading-edge ideas that celebrate the genius of nature and human creativity to create a healthy planet. The website connects countless innovators such as farmers, educators, scientists and social justice activists with engaged citizens who are making a real difference to create change within their communities and workplaces. The website supports numerous Bioneer programs, such as: Beaming Bioneers; Dreaming New Mexico; Restorative Food Systems; Education for Action; Indigeneity (promoting indigenous leaders); Moonrise: Women’s Leadership; and Youth Unity. A Conference tab discusses the upcoming conference schedule; a Radio tab provides access to the Bioneers Radio Series, CDs and mp3 downloads.
Chef’s Collaborativechefscollaborative.org Chefs Collaborative is a national chef network that focuses on changing the sustainable food landscape using the power of connections, education and responsible buying decisions. The website offers a Programs page, seafoods solutions, information on sustainable foods including a link to the annual Sustainable Foods Summit, articles archive, a page for special events, and a blog.
Chomping Climate Changewww.chompingclimatechange.org/
Diet-Climate Connection Radio Serieshttp://www.humanmedia.org/dcc/ Humanmedia.org shares their radio series, “The Diet-Climate Connection”, which consists of four half-hour audio segments that discuss how droughts, heat waves, wildfires, and the hottest summer on record vividly bring home the effects of our warming planet. The series explains how the food purchased at grocery stores will cost more because of crop failures, which foods release the highest global-warming emissions, and which foods produce the lowest. Stories are shared of people in different communities seeking more ‘sustainable food’ choices and adapting their diets accordingly. And, the series reveals the surprising alignment between climate-friendly foods and a healthy diet.
Sierra Club’s “True Cost of Food” Campaignwww.sierraclub.org/truecostoffood/
Food and Culture
GoPure Sustainable Restaurant Appwww.gopure.com GoPure is a new mobile app making it easy to find sustainable food and contribute to a growing food knowledge network. The app scans for sustainable food options near by, reveals the food sourcing and sustainable practices of restaurants, ranks them against their peers, and provides education to customers on what sustainable food terms mean and why they matter. It’s an interactive platform allowing users to “nudge” restaurants to reveal their pure practices, add “discoveries” to grow the food knowledge network, and ultimately motivate major changes in food businesses and beyond. Download the free app or visit the site at www.gopure.com.
Community Share Associationwww.communityshareassociation.com
CommunityShare is a private member health association that has created a legally recognized private domain marketplace. This allows members to legally buy & sell to other members their homemade & homegrown foods & medicines, as well as any professional services such as alternative health care, without government licenses, permits, commercial kitchens or insurance. Annual membership is $10 and provides members with an exciting online platform for buying and selling. Visit the website if you want for more information and to sign up.
The RAFT Alliancewww.raftalliance.org
The RAFT Alliance brings together local farmers, chefs, fishers, agricultural historians, ranchers, nurserymen, and conservation activists to make our food system more diverse, democratic, and delicious. RAFT identifies plant and animal foods that are at risk of extinction and works to ensure their survival through seed exchange, education, and mutual support among seed savers, growers, chefs, and farmers. The website discusses Raft Alliance accomplishments, and offers a variety of resources and an opportunity to participate.
GMOs and Organics
Organic Consumers Associationhttp://organicconsumers.org The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is a 850,000 member online and grassroots non-profit public interest organization campaigning for health, justice and sustainability. The website is a portal for current news events, articles, and OCA sponsored campaigns and projects. The website offers links to local events, organizations, news and businesses; The weekly “Organic Bytes” newsletter; An organic buying guide; a Take Action page; and more.
Institute for Responsible Technologyresponsibletechnology.org Founded in 2003 by Jeffery Smith, The Institute For Responsible Technology (IRT) is a world leader in educating policy makers and the public about genetically modified foods and crops. The IRT website provides a comprehensive repository of reliable and current resources regarding GMOs by offering online videos, podcasts, blogs and reports, many of which are free. Their newsletter is a trusted source of updates, events and news for subscribers. They offer extensive information on GMO education and fraud. There is also a Take Action page, which provides ideas for personal involvement, and an Events page to search for local events.
California Right To Knowwww.carighttoknow.org/ The official website of the YES! on Proposition 37 campaign is dedicated to supporting the California ballot initiative to label GMOs. The site offers education about GMOs, breaking news, updates on the campaign, and tools to help you connect and get involved from anywhere.
Navdanyanavdanya.org Founded by Dr Vandana Shiva, Navdanya is a network of seed keepers and organic producers spread across 16 states in India. The website offers information about seed, food and land sovereignty; sustainable agriculture; water democracy; climate change; organic food production; organic certification; and organic shopping lists. Navdanya offers education through Bija Vidyapeeth - Earth University, which teaches courses in the art and science of sustainability based on ecological principles. There are links to several campaigns, publications, news, and a blog. The site is rich with resources and articles, and primarily serves India.
The Center for Food Safetywww.centerforfoodsafety.org/ The Center for Food Safety (CFS) is a non-profit public interest and environmental advocacy membership organization established in 1997 for the purpose of challenging harmful food production technologies and promoting sustainable alternatives. CFS combines multiple tools and strategies in pursuing its goals, including litigation and legal petitions for rule making; legal support for various sustainable agriculture and food safety constituencies; as well as public education, grassroots organizing and media outreach. The CFS website contains campaign information, a top stories section, Take Action links, and links to several publications.
The True Foods Networktruefoodnow.org The True Foods Network is the Center for Food Safety’s grassroots action network, with over 180,000 members across the United States. The True Food Network is where concerned citizens can voice their opinions about critical food safety issues, and advocate for a socially just, democratic, and sustainable food system. Their website contains information and links to their sponsored campaigns, a non-GMO shoppers guide and smart phone app, publications, and a Take Action page.
Beyond Pesticideswww.beyondpesticides.org/ Beyond Pesticides works with allies in protecting public health and the environment to lead the transition to a world free of toxic pesticides. Beyond Pesticides provides the public with useful information on pesticides and alternatives to their use. The website provides a daily news blog; alerts and actions; educational resources; and information about handling a pesticide emergency.
Healthy KidsHealthy School Lunches www.healthyschoollunches.org
New York Coalition for Healthy School Foodwww.healthylunches.org/ The New York Coalition for Healthy School Food introduces plant-based foods and nutrition education in schools to educate the whole school community. Their website offers effective suggestions for creating change within your school, and information on environmental issues, equity issues, farm-to-school gardens, projects and accomplishments, a kids section, nutrition 101, a Wellness Wakeup Call, and upcoming events.
SuperSprowtzsupersprowtz.com/ The Super Sprowts website bridges the gap for parents and educators who are looking for tools and ways to engage their families and students to eat more vegetables and make healthier food choices. All of their programs are informed by a comprehensive nutrition education curriculum that they’ve developed with educators, nutritionists, parents and entertainers and have been tested and retested on children. Their focus in on pre-school and elementary school children as research suggests eating habits are developed early on in a child’s life – often times before the age of 6. One-third of the children in the United States don’t get adequate nutrition- The Super Sprowtz are here to save the day! Their motto is Good Food Made Fun. Super Sprowts offers books, puppets, posters, apparel, DVDs, television shows, educational curriculum for classrooms, and similar materials, which help educate children about the importance of proper nutrition. The website offers Sprowts TV, a Kids Corner, Parents and Teachers page, a newsletter, and the ability to book a show.
Lean and Green Kidsleanandgreenkids.org The Lean and Green Kids mission is to educate kids in familiar and friendly environments about life changing, planet saving benefits of eating whole, organic, plant-based meals; empowering youth to make a difference in their own lives and in the world. This site offers foundational information about the importance of choosing plant-based vegetarian meals, and the effects of those choices on the world climate, pollution reduction, and overall health. Healthy recipes are available, along with cool school lunch ideas and menu plans. The site offers ways to get involved in educational campaigns and programs, both in the local community as well as nationally.
Natural Health Tools and ResourcesMercola Cookware cookware.mercola.com/ceramic-cookware.aspx Doctor Joseph Mercola, whose website is the most popular natural health site on the internet, explains that toxic chemicals present in non-stick surface pans leach dangerous heavy metals into food, potentially leading to cancer and other serious health problems. The website explains that ceramic cookware is the safest alternative to traditional metal cookware, and offers ceramic cookware pieces and sets for sale. There is also a FAQ page.
Green Polka Dot Boxwww.greenpolkadotbox.com/foodrevolution The Green PolkaDot Box (GPDB) is a membership-based online organic and natural foods and products shopping website that certifies itself to be 100% GMO-free. GPDB offers over 170 brands and their group buying power offers lowest prices direct from manufacturers and growers to members. The website offers organic produce, several popular food brands, personal care, household products, baby care, pet care, supplements, and more. They also have a close out closet and special offers. Free shipping is available for purchases over $75. Prices are generally somewhat lower than what is available at retail stores – and with free delivery to your door.
Vegsource.comwww.vegsource.com The popular Vegsource website is a comprehensive site and community supporting all things vegetarian. The site features breaking news and insights on vegetarian themes; a resource store; a topic based discussion forum; recipes; videos from noted and accomplished speakers, doctors and authors; a lifestyle section; celebrity testimonies; and more.
Feeding the Heart and SoulWomen, Food & God Self-Guided Online Retreat with Geneen Roth Geneen Roth is the author of the #1 New York Times best seller Women Food and God, which addresses how to turn painful relationships with food into one of freedom, joy and peace. The website supports the book, previews discussion topics, and offers a self-guided online retreat. Find out more here.
KathyFreston.comwww.kathyfreston.com/ Kathy Freston is a New York Times best-selling author with a concentration on healthy living and conscious eating. Her website supports The Lean: a 30-day plan for healthy, lasting weight loss, which includes the plan regimen, recipes, tips for healthier living, and more. The website offers books and CDs, support for a Vegan lifestyle, blogs and articles, and a press page.
Finding Food Freedomdarshanaweill.com/ Darshana Weill is a Food Freedom Coach. Her website describes how Darshana counsels clients to discover inner awareness and learn tools to support a healthy and conscious relationship with food. Darshana offers Food Freedom courses, free e-books, and inspirational tools. Testimonials, resources, videos and events are also available from the website.
HeartNourishment.comSusan Lebel Young, MSEd, MSC, is a retired psychotherapist who now writes and teaches mindfulness, yoga, meditation, and what she calls heartfulness with food. Her new book is Food Fix: Ancient Nourishment for Modern Hungers. She offers workshops, one-on-one coaching and public talks. Her unique approach helps participants to touch their relationship to food with great kindness and compassion for ourselves and the planet. Find out more here. inspirational tools. Testimonials, resources, videos and events are also available from the website.
Vegan Spiritualitywww.veganspirituality.com Vegan Spirituality is an organization that offers public forums to explore veganism as a spiritual practice. Regional monthly gatherings include discussions on vegan spirituality, moral support, guided meditations, and delicious potluck vegan food. Bi-coastal annual retreats offer speaker presentations, yoga classes, guided meditation, catered vegan food, group discussions, nature hikes, and animal blessings.
Animal SanctuariesWoodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary www.woodstocksanctuary.org The Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary (WFAS) provides shelter to cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, ducks, sheep and goats who have been rescued from cases of abuse, neglect and abandonment. The website offers online introductions to all of the rescued animals, information on the dangers of factory farming, upcoming news and events, and a photo gallery. WFAS also offers a guesthouse where guests can stay when they visit the sanctuary, and even receive discounted rates in exchange for farm work.
Catskill Animal Sanctuarycasanctuary.org/
Animal Placeanimalplace.org/ Located in Grass Valley, Ca., Animal Place was founded in 1989, and is one of the oldest and largest sanctuaries and adoption center for neglected farmed animals in the United States. The website offers news and information about recent rescues, a “Rescue Ranch” adoption center, information on vegetarianism, and an online shopping store.
Health and NutritionPhysicians Committee for Responsible Medicine pcrm.org/ The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), headed up by Dr. Neal Barnard, promotes preventative medicine through innovative programs. The committee includes physicians, healthcare professionals, veterinarians, and compassionate laypersons, all of whom support the mission to advocate for ethical research and promote life-saving nutrition policies and practices. The PCRM website focuses on health and nutrition, and ethical research and education. Their website offers breaking medical news, information about diabetes and cancer, educational resources and classes, tools for taking action, blogs, videos and nutritional information, resources for media and citizen organizing, clinical research, legislative focus, and a vegetarian starter kit. The website offers membership as well as an e-newsletter.
DrFuhrman.comdrfuhrman.com Dr Joel Fuhrman, M.D., specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. He is a speaker, as well as the author of seven books, including the New York Times bestseller Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss. Dr. Fuhrman’s website promotes his researched ideas about nutrition and health, offers deeper insight into his books, discusses the foundation behind weight loss and the ability to reverse disease, and offers access to resources, a vitamin advisory site, membership, and more.
The Ornish Spectrumwww.ornishspectrum.com/ Dr. Dean Ornish. M.D. developed studies that proved, for the first time, that lifestyle changes can prevent and reverse heart disease. The Ornish Spectrum website offers a program that helps you make healthy, sustainable lifestyle changes in what you eat, how much activity you have, how you respond to stress, and how much love and support you have; as well as the background research that underpins the program. Nutrition guidelines, recipes, supplements, and food label guidelines are also available.
The T. Colin Campbell Foundationtcolincampbell.org
Prevent and Reverse Heart Diseasehttp://heartattackproof.com
Dr. McDougall’s Health and Medical Centerhttp://www.drmcdougall.com/ Dr. John McDougall, M.D. is a Physician, nutrition expert, and author who teaches better health through vegetarian cuisine. Dr. McDougall is the founder and medical director of the nationally renowned McDougall Program, a ten-day, residential program located at a luxury resort in Santa Rosa, Ca. Dr. McDougall’s website provides information about his books, short video lessons, hot topics, information about the Health Center live-in program, free lectures, the McDougall Diet, packaged foods info, and an Adventure Travel page, which offers information about how to participate in upcoming travel adventures hosted by Dr. McDougall.
TeraWarner.comhttp://www.terawarner.com/ Tera Warner is the founder of the world’s largest online resource of raw food cleansing and detoxification programs for women. Her website offers information and support for programs such as: a 3-day green smoothie challenge, a 10-day juice cleanse, and 7 days on a “rabbit food” program. The site host summits and a Women’s Wellness University that offers information on various health and wellness topics, a blog, a recipes page, online courses, and a shop.
BrendaDavisRd.comhttp://www.brendadavisrd.com/ Brenda Davis is a registered dietitian and nutritionist, a leader in her field and an internationally acclaimed speaker and author of seven books. Brenda’s website offers information about Brenda, her books, her writings and her schedule, as well as a variety of resources to assist in making choices that promote and sustain health and well being.
NutritionFacts.orghttp://nutritionfacts.org/ Nutritionfacts.org is a non-profit charitable organization founded by the Jesse and Julie Rasch Foundation in partnership with Michael Greger, M.D. Dr. Greger scours the world of nutrition-related research, as published in scientific journals, and presents that information in short, easy to understand video segments. Journal articles are also available.
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The Coalition of Immokalee Workersciw-online.org/
Small Planet Fundsmallplanetfund.org
Appetite For Profitwww.appetiteforprofit.com/