Staying green this Earth Day may be easier than you think. Below are a few groups that strive to preserve the environment. All groups are Earth Day 2007 Coalition members.
Peaceworks’ Center for Sustainable Living
Peaceworks is an egalitarian, nonprofit, grass-roots organization. Everyone is welcome to join and learn how to “live lightly.”
Green Party of Central Missouri
The group focuses on 10 key values: ecological wisdom, grass-roots democracy, personal and social responsibility, nonviolence, decentralization, community-based economics, post-patriarchal values, respect for diversity, global responsibility and future focus.
A nonprofit, volunteer-based information and social change activism referral center with a storefront. It offers books, music, environmental products, posters and more.
Show-Me Clean Streams
The group focuses on the conservation and enhancement of mid-Missouri rivers.
The student organization promotes a sustainable way of life through volunteer work and education about the environment.
Other organizations that offer volunteer opportunities include
- United States Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service, www.fs.fed.us/fsjobs/volunteers.html
- Earth Team Volunteers, www.nrcs.usda.gov/feature/volunteers
- Take Pride In America, takepride.gov
- Habitat for Humanity, habitat.org
- Earth Day Network, earthday.net/default.aspx