The strong roots of every Green Festival stem from the incredible enthusiasm of the local and regional community, as well as the support of valuable relationships formed with local and regional nonprofit organizations. Green Festival Nonprofit Allies provide an incredible network of volunteerism and funding to socially and environmentally benefit the community. Visit Nonprofit Ally sites today and find out how you can engage to "Pay it Forward" and "Get it Back" in your community.
www.350.org is a grassroots global movement working to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis—the solutions that science & justice demand. 350 is you, and the thousands of people like you who take it upon themselves to inspire your communities to action.
Urban Tilth hires and trains Richmond and West County residents to cultivate urban agriculture in west Contra Costa County helping our community build a more sustainable, healthy, and just food system. We work with schools, community-based organizations, government agencies, businesses, and individuals to develop the capacity to produce 5% of our own food supply.
United Roots acts as a hub for community collaboration and provides a shared-space for doing workshops, trainings and events. United Roots houses the Peapod Adobe Youth Voices academy, a media arts lab space for urban youth of color ages 13-24. United Roots is a green facility and offers health and wellness training by teaching sustainability practice.
Amazon Watch is a nonprofit organization founded in 1996 to protect the rainforest and advance the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin. We partner with indigenous and environmental organizations in campaigns for human rights, corporate accountability and the preservation of the Amazon's ecological systems.
Green For All is dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans through a clean energy economy. We work in collaboration with the business, government, labor, and grassroots communities to increase quality jobs and opportunities in the green industry – all while holding the most vulnerable people at the center of our agenda.
Destiny Arts Center is an Oakland-based nonprofit violence prevention and arts education organization that has been serving youth for 24 years through after-school, weekend and summer programs in dance, theater, martial arts, self-defense, performance and youth leadership at our Oakland community center and in up to 45 East Bay public schools annually.
Youth Speaks creates safe spaces to empower the next generation of leaders, self-defined artists, and visionary activists through written and oral literacy. We challenge youth to find, develop, publicly present, and apply their voices as creators of social change. Youth Speaks works with 45,000 teens per year in the Bay Area alone, and has helped create partner programs in 47 cities across the United States.
The Ecology Center’s mission is to inspire and build a sustainable, healthy, and just future for the East Bay, California, and beyond. We are a Berkeley-based organization that transforms the ideals of sustainability into everyday practice. We are working toward a world with zero waste and zero toxics, equal access to healthy food, sustainable resource use, and a safe and stable climate. Our services include farmers’ markets, residential recycling, a store for sustainable living, Farm Fresh Choice, EcoHouse, EcoCalendar, EcoDirectory, and a wide array of classes and workshops.
Farms to Grow, Inc. works with African American and other socially disadvantaged farmers and urban gardeners to assist them with maintaining and creating sustainable farm enterprises. Farms to Grow, Inc. has worked in low wealth schools, daycare centers, afterschool programs, and communities teaching food production and nutrition education to those most in need of access to fresh food and nutrition information. Farms to Grow strives to improve the underserved farmers’ access to existing urban food markets and create new models of safe food delivery that are affordable for consumers and profitable for producers, ultimately creating a local food system.