The climate crisis is escalating and no place on Earth is being spared. Rising temperatures, extreme weather, melting ice, dying reefs, climate refugees—it’s all so heavy and overwhelming. How does one person meaningfully engage?
One way is by finding like-minded people with deeper knowledge, and giving them the resources to fight better. While individual eco-friendly actions are important, they won’t drive large-scale systemic change alone. The climate crisis needs collective action, so we’ve rounded up organizations you can donate to, advocate with, and learn from.
This is not an exhaustive list—there are thousands of organizations around the world that do this work. These 10 organizations are a small but impactful sample, tackling climate change via policy work, community projects, and legal action. Read on to get involved and help them help our planet.
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Our work inspires, connects and supports Indigenous Peoples, reinforcing our place as leaders in climate change discourse and driving solutions for today and tomorrow.
We push the change in technologies and policies needed to get to a zero-emissions, high-energy planet at an affordable cost. We imagine a world where the energy needs of all people are met efficiently without damaging the atmosphere.
Our goal: Climate neutrality by 2035, embedded in law. Using the power of civil society.
We are Environmental Defense Fund, the organization that is all-in on climate — the greatest challenge of our time. Our game-changing solutions put people at the center of all we do.
After 15 years of relentless work to stop deforestation, our member countries and the Coalition are fulfilling their promise to bring emissions reductions from the planet’s tropical rainforests at a multi-gigaton level.
Environmental Action Germany (DUH) has been campaigning to preserve the natural foundations of life for more than 40 years. In doing so, it brings together protecting the environment with consumer protection like no other organisation in Germany.
WECAN International is a solutions-based organization established to engage women worldwide in policy advocacy, on-the-ground projects, trainings, and movement building for global climate justice.
Evergreen is leading the fight to put bold climate action at the top of America's agenda, implement an all-out mobilization to defeat climate change and create millions of good union jobs in a just and thriving clean energy economy.
Groundswell builds community power through equitable community solar projects and resilience centers, clean energy programs that reduce energy burdens, and pioneering research initiatives that help light the way to clean energy futures for all.
The Climate Science Legal Defense Fund (CSLDF) has fought for the scientific endeavor since 2011. Our initiatives ensure that scientists can conduct, publish, and discuss their research and advocate for science without the threat of political harassment, censorship, or legal intimidation.
This piece from Outside lists one environmental organization in each US state: “A state-by-state guide to climate change impacts already unfolding, and how to get involved in local mitigation and resiliency projects.”
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