Organizations that preserve or monitor the environment in different ways. Environmental organizations can be global, regional, national or local; they can be government-run or private.
International organizations and bodies established under international organizations to protect the environment:
- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
- UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme))
- European Environment Agency (EEA)
See also environmental agreements
The governments of all developed countries today have government departments or agencies devoted to monitoring and protecting the environment:
- US Environment Protection Agency
Private Organizations (Environmental NGOs)
These organizations are involved in both lobbying, and conservation efforts:
- World Wildlife Fund
- FSC (Forest Stewardship Council)
- Worldwatch Institute
- Defenders of Wildlife
(These should be sorted into categories above; those that aren't primarily organizations, but rather websites, should be moved to environment)
- Scorecard.org - lots of info about pollution in your area, just enter your zip code. Colored maps also show how bad certain types of pollution are in your area.
- Environmental Protection Agency
- Environmental Defense Fund
- Rachel's Environment and Health News - Weekly news about how the polluted environment affects people, and what corporations and governments are doing (or not doing) about it. Also in Spanish.
- Essential.org - Some organizations related to consumers and consumer protection, including pollution.
- CleanUp GE.org - Info about GE's shady dumping practices on the Hudson River.
- Extoxnet newsletters - environmental pollution news. Last update 1998.
- Environmental News Network - more news
- Environmental Working Group
- Sewage Sludge - in the US it is perfectly legal to fertilize food crops with solids from the sewer, which include lots of heavy metals and toxins.